Welcome Message From the Principal

Welcome Message From the Principal

August 12th  2019

Dear Duckrey School families:


Welcome back! Or, if you are new to our Duckrey family, welcome and thank you for choosing our amazing school for your child’s education. I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer and are ready to start a new school year on September 3rd. Last school year was filled with lots of fun learning experiences and student successes. Here are a few of our favorite memories:

●      Our many school field trips

●      Our upgrade of technology; every classroom has a smartboard and access to chromebooks

●      Our continued partnership with many educational after school programs.

●      Our various schoolwide activites and sports teams.

●      Our continued improvement on student educational progress.

We are already gearing up for an incredible new school year. Our teachers have attended training sessions to better help all students learn and grow. Our front office team is updating student files and ordering new materials. Our hard-working custodians have spent the summer cleaning our school. And, our cafeteria workers are preparing to serve your children delicious, healthy and free breakfast and lunch each school day.

We were selected as the Office Depot Backpack Challenge school and everyone of our students will be getting a backpack filled with school supplies and a $20.00 gift card to Office Depot during the first week of school. We are also in the final stages of our playground construction which is expected to be fully completed by December.

Be sure to visit www.philasd.org for important back-to-school information such as how to get a Philadelphia School Trans Pass and a list of vaccines your child will need in order to attend school. I also want to invite you to attend our Back-to-School Night on Thursday, September 12th  from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. This will be a great time to meet teachers and other families, and learn more about the new school year.

Our teachers and staff look forward to welcoming students back to school on Tuesday, September 3rd, and working with our families and community to support high-level learning. As always, please feel free to reach out to me at 215-400-7350 with questions or concerns. Together, we can make this school year our best one yet!


David Cohen