Funkstown School for Early Childhood Education

August 17, 2007

223 Funkstown Road

Principal: Susan Burger

Phone: 301-766-8162

Fax: 301-791-4113

Web site:

Start Time: 8:20 a.m.

Dismissal: 2:50 p.m.

Grades: PK-2

Date of construction: 1967

Age of building: 40 years


Size of building: 24,197 square feet

State-rated capacity: 200

Projected 2007-08 enrollment: 296

From the principal

Q. What are your goals for the school year?

A. My goals for this school year are for every child to be successful as a student and to feel important as a member of our school family.

The phenomenal staff at Funkstown will work hard to provide a safe, nurturing, and exciting learning environment where every child is celebrated for his/her unique abilities and talents.

Q. What will help ensure a successful school year?

A. Family involvement is a critical element for student success! We strongly encourage families to get involved in their child's classroom, the PTA, and the school at large.

The Funkstown staff and PTA work collaboratively to plan learning-centered activities as well as social functions to create a sense of community with a common focus.

Q. Can students and staff expect any changes this school year?

A. Our classrooms will be reconfigured this year with two Pre-K sessions, four kindergartens, four first grades, and five second grades.

We welcome Jill Mellott as a Grade 2 teacher, Kay Bergstrom as our student achievement specialist, and Rhonda Boward as a special education instructional assistant. We sadly say good-bye and best wishes to Ms. Wolford, Ms. Hollobaugh, and Mr. Tack as they move to other schools.

Q. What message would you like to send as the school year begins?

A. It is imperative that staff, students, families, and the community cooperate and collaborate to create the best learning environment for all our children.

It takes a village to raise a child. ? Hillary Clinton

Some of us are more effective than others of us.

But none of us is more effective than all of us. ? unknown

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