Ms. Lori Koerner - Principal
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!
It is with great pride and excitement that I welcome you to another school year! It is an honor to be part of the Tremont and Patchogue-Medford communities. I am looking forward to an exciting year of physical, emotional, academic and social growth for our students, and working alongside our faculty, staff, parents and community members.
My main goal is to confirm that every student is provided the highest quality of education possible in a safe and supportive learning environment. My philosophy is aligned with the Pat-Med vision and mission of educating the whole child through a variety of interdisciplinary, small group, and project based learning activities, offering students a love for learning.
Our entire staff has been busily preparing for the return of our students. Teachers and staff members are already working diligently in their classrooms and throughout the building in preparation for this school year. It’s an exciting time for students, families and staff members alike. We are all ready for a successful and educationally engaging year at Tremont.
This year, as always, we will be utilizing best instructional practices to ensure that children establish a solid foundation in all content areas. We will use a balanced approach to teaching literacy, along with continued interdisciplinary thematic units of study to afford students opportunities to make deep connections between content areas. Our COLLABORATORY is filled with brand new hands-on activities for our students! Teachers will continue to offer their students long term learning opportunities in the lab to excite and enrich their educational experiences. We will also continue to offer our students a Whole Child education, with Physical, Emotional, Academic, and Social (P.E.A.S.) learning and growth at the core. With P.E.A.S. students have the ability to learn about themselves and tap into their individual talents and passions. When the social and emotional aspects of each child are nurtured, a natural academic growth can take place. This year we will continue to offer students play, yoga and mindfulness activities to help them to learn strategies to become successful citizens in a global society.
I encourage you to support our PTA with your membership and volunteer participation in our PTA sponsored school-wide events. Our PTA offers your children an outstanding variety of cultural arts programs and fundraising activities, and has been most generous in donating yearbooks, Field Day shirts and has supported the Tremont school community in multiple capacities. Parental involvement, which comes in many forms, is a necessary ingredient in creating a well-rounded learning community.
The Tremont staff and I look forward to an exciting year filled with learning, laughter and love for your children.
I hope you enjoy the beautiful days of summer. See you in September!
Mrs. Lori Koerner