Superintendents Message




As we conclude this short week and prepare for Thanksgiving vacation, I would like to thank you for all you are doing to support your student’s learning from home! I know it’s not always easy, but your involvement in your child’s education is more important than you know. “What’s the most accurate predictor of academic achievement? It’s not socioeconomic status, nor how prestigious the school is that a child attends. The best predictor of student success is the extent to which families encourage learning at home and involve themselves in their child’s education.”[1]

At North Lake, we value and appreciate your role in your child’s academic and social growth. You are vitally important to the educational process, and we encourage you to reach out to us if you have questions or concerns. We desire a meaningful home-school relationship that benefits your student and helps them learn and grow in a rich educational environment.

If you wish to help, but don’t know how, please don’t hesitate to call your child’s teacher and ask them for ideas. There are many things you can do that involve everyday, common activities that can become very powerful learning experiences for your kids!

At North Lake, we are truly thankful for YOU, and wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. Enjoy the time spent with family, friends and loved ones.


Gail Buermann

[1]. PTA, N. (2000). Building Successful Partnerships: A Guide for Developing Parent and Family Involvement Programs. (pp. 11-12). Bloomington, Indiana: National PTA, National Education Service.



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