Welcome to Elementary

Dear Parents,

I would like to extend a warm welcome to both new and returning students, parents and staff members in the Elementary Division.  I am very excited to begin another exciting year at Dasman Bilingual School and to see all of our students after a hopefully relaxing summer. 

As always, our school is taking steps to move in an authentic and purpose driven direction.  With these plans in mind, our staff members in the Elementary division are dedicated to creating a balanced approach to education while using innovating and exciting methods of instruction.  Instruction centered on creating creative students with strong critical thinking skills in order to acquire transferrable understandings of the world and learning as a whole.  As always, we need your support as parents and caregivers to complete the circle of learning and understanding.

I would like to thank our returning staff members who have worked tirelessly throughout the years to improve the elementary school to what it is now.  I would also like to ask that you help welcome our new staff members.  Your support and understanding as they become adjusted to their new environs will make a world of difference.  Helping them to feel welcome and supported will undoubtedly make a big difference in their capacity to teach students in a fruitful and authentic way.  If you have any questions or concerns, we ask you to work together with your child’s teacher to create a new and beneficial understanding of what is needed.

Returning and new staff alike will work together to create the best environment for everyone in our division. My administrative team and I are committed to helping the Elementary Division grow and unite in the cause of promoting the “whole child.”  In focusing on qualities such as citizenship, imagination, an engaged and inquisitive mind, a healthy body, along with academic success, I believe that children will be best prepared for future studies as well as life beyond the walls of a school.   I firmly believe that consistency is the key aspect of making things work.  I am dedicated to: developing, supporting and sustaining old and new programs alike and making them work by problem solving and integrating them together successfully.

The Elementary division will engage in varied educational activities throughout the school year and we look forward to your support in these events.  As we go through the year, we look forward to hearing your feedback on what will make the department more successful.  More information regarding school hours, uniforms and books will be posted on the school’s website.  I encourage you to contact the school if you have any questions.

Once again, I am excited to join in partnership with you and our outstanding team of dedicated educators to make the school year a success in your child’s life!


Cristina Machuca