It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter to you as the Principal of Zablocki Community School for the 2018-2019 school year. It is an honor to inform you that Zablocki is now a community school for MPS and the Southwest Region. I look forward to having you become a partner in education as we move forward with the opportunity of being a community school. Along with staff, I will work hard to uphold the Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership Model that allows our school to support shared leadership, equity and cultural relevance.
The Community School Strategy will create and support a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. Our integrated focus will be on academics, services, supports and opportunities that can lead to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities. Zablocki’s goal is to become the center of the community and have its doors open to everyone. I strongly believe the Community School Strategy will help remove barriers so that your child may access their greatest learning potential and succeed at their highest level. I anticipate exciting partnerships to be developed between Zablocki Elementary Community School and various agencies/businesses to support the needs of our students, families and neighborhood! During the course of the year, it is my hope that we will work together to provide the students of our community school the best possible opportunities in preparing them for middle school and beyond. As principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to call and make an appointment to discuss how we may work together to support your child’s education and how you may work with your child’s teachers to support your child performing at the highest level while at Zablocki.
Mr. Chris Garza