Principal's Letter

From the desk of Principal Eaton

Jim Eaton

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year at Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary School!


We consider it a great privilege to work with your children and look forward to fostering a challenging, nurturing, and fun learning environment. The staff at Blackwell places an emphasis on collaborating with each other so that students are receiving the best instruction possible. We believe that all students have the ability to succeed both academically and personally and look forward to working with students to accomplish this goal.


Community involvement is a key component to the success of students at Blackwell. Our staff welcomes parent volunteers, high school volunteers and community volunteers as key contributors to supporting the learning of our students. I would like to invite all to be a part of our school community. We welcome and encourage parent volunteers and hope that you will take advantage of the many opportunities available to you. These opportunities include tutoring in the classroom, attending/volunteering at PSTA events, working in classrooms, chaperoning field trips, becoming a Watch D.O.G.S., and more. Please contact your child’s teacher or our office staff for ways to become involved in our school. You can also find information on upcoming events, informative newsletters, and volunteer opportunities on the PTSA website (

We are excited to continue our “Bucket Drop” program at Blackwell. This program promotes a positive school culture through positive reinforcement and an incentive program for students. Students and staff are encouraged to recognize others around them for doing good deeds, making others feel welcome, lending a helping hand, etc. Our Bucket Drop program is aligned with the life skills as defined on our school report card and supported with our school safety and discipline policy.


Please take a moment to read through the parent handbook. It is full of important information and will help you and your child have a successful year. It will provide you with some of the basic information about our expectations, common procedures, and norms at Blackwell.

I am honored to be the principal of Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary and look forward to working with our talented educators, supportive parents, and amazing students again this year. Thank you in advance for making Blackwell a wonderful place for children to learn.

Here’s to a great school year!





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Jim Eaton