Elementary Principal's Office

The Principal's Office - North Schuylkill Elementary

Message from the North Schuylkill Elementary Principals:

Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians,

Welcome back to a brand new school year at North Schuylkill Elementary! I am thrilled and honored to introduce myself as the new elementary principal. I am eagerly looking forward to working with all of you to create a supportive, engaging, and inspiring learning environment for our students.

First and foremost, I want to express my heartfelt appreciation to the dedicated educators, staff members, and parents who have already made this transition an easy one. I am humbled by the commitment and passion that I have witnessed within our school community, and I am confident that together, we can achieve great things.

As the new principal, my utmost priority is the well-being and success of our students. I believe that every child is unique and possesses immense potential waiting to be unleashed. With this belief at the forefront of our educational approach, we will strive to provide a nurturing and inclusive environment that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and a love for learning.

Collaboration is key to our success as a school community. I strongly encourage open lines of communication between parents, teachers and administrators. Your insights, feedback and involvement in your child’s education are invaluable. Together, we will work hand in hand to support our students’ growth, celebrate their achievements, and address any challenges they may face.

This year, we will continue to prioritize academic excellence while also placing a significant emphasis on the holistic development of our students. We will provide opportunities for them to explore their interests, develop essential life skills, and become responsible citizens who contribute positively to their communities. We will foster a sense of belonging and respect, valuing the diversity and unique backgrounds that each student brings to our school.

I am thrilled to be a part of a team of outstanding educators who are dedicated to providing a top-notch education for our students. Our teachers will continue to engage students with innovative and student-centered instructional practices that inspire curiosity and a love for learning. They will create an environment where students feel safe to take risks, make mistakes, and grow both academically and personally.

As we embark on this exciting journey together, I invite all parents and guardians to actively participate in our school activities and events. Your involvement is crucial in creating a strong and supportive school community. I encourage you to attend parent-teacher conferences, join our PTO, and volunteer your time and expertise whenever possible. Your partnership will greatly contribute to the success of our students.

In conclusion, I am honored to serve as the new elementary principal at North Schuylkill Elementary. I am confident that with our collective efforts, we will make this school year an incredible and memorable one for all. Let us embrace the challenges, celebrate the achievements, and create a positive and enriching learning experience for our students.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or our dedicated staff if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas to share. Together, we can make a difference!

Here’s to a fantastic school year ahead!

With Spartan Pride
Ms. Janel Babatsky, Principal

Building Goals 2023-2024

Goal #1: Strengthening School Climate to Boost Student Overall Growth and Foster Relationships between Students and Staff; Increase Positive Behavior both Inside and Outside the Classroom which Ultimately Develops Students’ Sense of Connection to School.  

To create a supportive and positive classroom and school environment, where every child feels physically and emotionally safe and connected to the school and staff, as evidenced through SEL practices and PBIS plans, and monitoring data, student surveys, discipline and attendance.

Goal #2: Providing Students with High Quality Instruction Surrounding the Evidenced-Based Teaching Principles of Structured Literacy, which consist of Systematic, Explicit and Cumulative Instruction; Ongoing Formal and Informal Assessment; with the FOCUS on Student Needs and Progress.

Janel Babatsky - Elementary Principal

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Phone: 570-874-3661
Email: jbabatsky@northschuylkill.net

Roobhenn Smith - Assistant Elementary Principal

Photo of Roobhenn Smith - Assistant Elementary Principal

Phone: 570-874-3661
Email: rsmith@northschuylkill.net