Welcome to Julia Baldwin Elementary School! We have smart and enthusiastic students who engage in a variety of learning experiences on their journey to becoming college and career ready. Our school community is made up of outstanding students, a dedicated staff of caring professionals, hard working parents, and a warm and supportive community. We work together for the success of all of the children at Baldwin Elementary School.
Our curriculum is rigorous and designed to engage students in collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication. We approach this through exploration, inquiry and project-based learning for all content areas. In math, students are concerned with multiple solutions as opposed to finding just one answer and they are prepared to present their solutions in various ways. Balanced Literacy is implemented for Reading Aloud, Shared Reading/Writing, Guided Reading/Writing, and Independent Reading/Writing. Our teachers in TK-5th use SEAL strategies to promote high academic vocabulary through instruction in science and social studies. We invite you to visit often and join our team as guests and as volunteers.
Technology is a focus and you will find Kindergarteners using chrome books for instructional purposes. They may be creating graphic organizers to help them organize their thinking or reading for meaning using their digital devices. We connect home and school in many ways. We make use of our Maker Space, as we learn about engineering. We use RAZKids and Khan Academy and we offer parent training for home use. Baldwin parents and Foster Grandparents contribute greatly to our school community in so many ways. They support teachers, they volunteer and they raise funds to enhance our programs. We are able to offer many opportunities to our students with technology, arts, assemblies, and science camp due to the dedication of our staff and the hard work of our parents of which we are grateful.
As a Positive Behavior Intervention Support school (PBIS), our students are acknowledged, recognized and rewarded for their positive behaviors. Baldwin Panthers are Upstanders; they are Respectful, Responsible, and Safe. These acknowledgements occur school wide, in class and individually. Safety and a warm caring environment is an essential aspect of our school culture.
Our guiding principle is clear: We empower all students to embrace learning while fostering and inclusive, compassionate and nurturing environment where all students achieve their personal best and build their socio-emotional and physical well-being.