Welcome from the Principal

Dear Central Elementary Families,

At the end of March, I had the opportunity to visit a number of national parks out west. One of my favorite parks was Zion National Park in Utah. During our time there, my daughter Lane and I decided to climb a 1,488 foot rock formation to a place called Angel’s Landing which is at an elevation of 5,790 feet. The climb was strenuous, but well worth the views from the top!

As I began preparing for my 32nd year in education, I recognized the journey during a school year has many similarities to the mountain climb I experienced at Zion. The journey can sometimes seem overwhelming, but if you focus on taking one step at a time you’ll be amazed at how much you’ll achieve. The views at the top are spectacular, but you’ll never experience them unless you put the effort in (the greater the challenge the greater the re- ward). Always keep a positive attitude. During a long hike, you start to wonder if you’ll ever reach the destination, but if you keep a positive attitude the climb is so much more en- joyable. Be grateful during the journey. During the climb I had to stop and enjoy the beauty that surrounded me, and how thankful I was to be able to experience it with our daughter. Finally, reaching the top of a mountain takes teamwork. There were many supports we re- ceived from others along the journey...words of encouragement, chains installed in the mountainside to grab ahold of, and people making the journey with us.

I look forward to partnering with you during the “mountain climb” ahead called a school year. By working together, we’ll accomplish great things! A productive partnership begins with communication. I believe this is truly key to a successful educational experience. Along with our traditional communication avenues, I’ll be using text messaging to provide weekly updates as to what is happening at Central Elementary. I would invite you to sign up for Central Families Remind Text Messages by texting @petcentral to the number 81010 (if you haven’t done so already).

On behalf of the amazing Central staff, I offer a warm welcome to an exciting journey ahead. My door is always open and I would encourage you to contact me if you ever need anything. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Warm Regards,
Cal Prins, Principal

Contact Us

Cal Prins
(231) 348-2111
Kate Koboski
(231) 348-2110