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Principal’s Message – May 20, 2024


Good evening from Starkey Elementary’s Principal Beekman. 

I shared with the students this morning my decision to retire this year.  I will assist Bardmoor Elementary with Summer Bridge and then my retirement will begin June 28th.  We do not know who the new principal will be yet, but I am hopeful it will be announced within the next week or two. 

My 15 years at Starkey have been quite the journey with so many rewarding memories.  I will greatly miss the staff and students, and so many of the families I have been fortunate to know well.  I take comfort knowing the students are left in good hands with Ms. Riddick and our staff.  Thank you, parents, for your support of the school and me through the years.  I will definitely cherish the memories in the next chapter of my life. 

To allow time to honor and remember those who died serving our country, there will be no school Monday, May 27th, for Memorial Day.  The last day of school for students is Wednesday, May 29th, with a 12:55 pm dismissal.  Please let your child know what you have coordinated for the early dismissal that day.

If you haven’t already updated your FOCUS account, please do so soon.  The new version offers so much to your child’s records and access to school communications.  Feel free to call the office if you need assistance.

Thank you and have a great evening.