Phone: (314) 535-3910
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Ms. Kimberly Sharp
Welcome Back Adams Parents, Guardians, and Community Partners,
My name is Kimberly Sharp and I serve as the Family and Community Specialist at Adams Elementary. The 2018-2019 will be my fourth year at Adams and I am excited to continue building relationships with Adams’ parents and community partners. My purpose consists of being instrumental in improving student attendance, developing strong & collaborative relationships with parents, families & community members, implementing & designing activities to increase parental involvement, and providing knowledge of federal, state, district, and school policies, as well as, ensuring that Adams is in compliance with policies and mandates of the St. Louis Public School district.
As the Family and Community Specialist, I provide opportunities of engagement, which include gaining knowledge about your child’s education, participating in PTO meetings, developing parenting skills, volunteering for events & fundraisers, attending family activities coordinated by the school and PTO, etc. Research shows parental involvement in the school helps all children succeed on a wide variety of measures, both socially and academically, so this year I am challenging all parents to commit to attending at least ONE school event or meeting per month.
A wide variety of parent resources are also available in my office, including but not limited to, computer access for job applications, health center contact information, parenting brochures, volunteer applications, and students-in-transition forms.
In addition to increasing parental involvement, I have plans to increase the role Adams plays in the Forest Park Southeast Community, more commonly referred to as The Grove. Our community is currently undergoing drastic developmental changes and I want to be sure Adams continues to thrive within it. Together we are all a partnership and it is crucial we work together to provide the best for our children, whether they are in school, at home, or around the community. Therefore, any suggestions, opinions, and concerns are always welcome and there is no better place to let your voice be heard than at our monthly PTO meetings. All parents and community members are PTO members and we encourage each of you to attend meetings held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at Adams Elementary.
With all that being said, we welcome your help and assistance to make this one of the best school years we’ve ever had! There will be numerous volunteer opportunities available here at Adams and if you’re interested, I encourage you to contact me personally. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns I can be reached via email at Kimberly.Sharp@SLPS.org or telephone at 314-535-3910. I look forward to building with you.
Kimberly L. Sharp
Family and Community Specialist