Iris Becker Elementary

Welcome Back!

Dear Parent/Guardian(s):                         

My name is Zahra Zreik and I am truly excited to serve the Becker community as the new principal. I feel both honored and privileged to serve such an outstanding and dedicated group of students, staff, and families. I started my career as a classroom teacher at the young age of 21. Thirteen years into successful teaching I was appointed to the position of English Language Development Specialist. Within these two roles, I dedicated my time with students, staff and parents to help model, co-teach and carry out our district wide initiatives. Most recently, I served as assistant principal at Lowrey School. My time at Lowrey has enabled me to fully comprehend the dedication and magnitude by which an effective leader plays in the role of education. As your child’s principal, I am excited to prepare him/her for their upcoming years into Middle School by helping to build a strong foundation that will ensure growth and academic success.

The 2018-2019 school year will begin on Monday, August 27, 2018. The first day will be a half-day beginning at 8:35 A.M and ending at 11:45 A.M. We will be posting all classroom rosters in front of the school on Friday afternoon. Please look for your child’s name/classroom teacher on these rosters over the weekend or on Monday morning. We ask that you have your child line up and wait outside until entry time at 8:35 am. At that time all students will be directed to their classrooms by a support staff member. Upon entry, the teachers will be waiting in their classrooms ready to greet your child.

During dismissal all students will exit the building with their teacher at 11:45 A.M. We ask that you please wait outside for your child to exit the building to ensure a smooth dismissal for all students. We also want to encourage building independence in our students and ask for your support in this.  

Kindergarten Students Only

Kindergarten students will have a half-day the entire first week of school as part of their Soft Start Program.  All kindergarten students will begin school at 8:35 A.M. and end at 11:45 A.M. (the first four days of school only).  During Soft Start, your child’s kindergarten teacher will be hosting a parent orientation on Tuesday, August 28th at 2:00 P.M. and additionally scheduling a time for you to bring in your child for a kindergarten assessment.

I look forward to meeting you over the next several weeks and thank you for entrusting me to be part of your child’s success. I want you to know that I will always do what is best for all students. I look forward to working side by side with the entire Becker Community. My heart and door is always open for any concerns or input you may have. I wish your children a safe, peaceful, and successful school year.  

Thank You,

Zahra Zreik

Becker Elementary School