Dr. Karen Siris















August, 2014


Dear Boardman Families:                                                                             


In just a few short weeks we will be  re-opening our doors to our returning students and welcoming our upcoming kindergarteners into our WS Boardman, School 9E family.  I am looking forward to seeing you all on opening day,  September 2nd


The weather has been cooperative this summer and allowed us all to enjoy warm summer breezes and comfortable and rewarding outdoor activities.  We are looking forward to an exciting  year together filled with creative as well as challenging activities for all of our children.


I can’t wait to hear about  your summer adventures.  If the children or you would like to e-mail me, I would love to hear from you.  My e-mail address is ksiris@oceansideschools.org.  I will certainly send a response quickly!


As many of you heard, we suffered a loss of a wonderful staff member and friend, Jennifer Phillips, at the end of June.   Jen worked for Oceanside in the capacity of an Academic Intervention Support teacher for 17 years and was dedicated to helping her students meet academic as well as social and emotional success.  During first grade all of our students met her during guided reading classes and others also worked with her individually or in small groups to become successful readers. She will be deeply missed.   If you would like to discuss Jen’s passing with your children prior to the opening of school and would like advice on how to discuss it with your children, feel free to contact Mr. Stein (school social worker dstein@oceansideschools.org)  or Ms. Tortorici (school psychologist ktortorici@oceansideschools.org) and they will share ideas with you. We will be discussing  this sad news with the children in an appropriate manner during the first weeks of school as well.  Also feel free to contact me with any questions.





Mrs. Mary LaVigna will be spending the year at home with her new baby boy!  We welcome back Mrs. Jamie Lynn Brown, a certified library media specialist who will be filling this  position for the 2014-15 school year.   Mrs. Brown was with us last year and the children enjoyed working with her during their library media classes. 



We wish Mrs. Weinstein good luck in her retirement and welcome Ms. Jamie Carman to a full time position as speech and language teacher at 9E.   Our students are familiar with Ms. Carman as she has worked her part-time for several years. 



We officially welcome Mrs. Jennifer Glatzer as our English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher. Mrs. Glatzer worked with us last year and we are very happy to have her start this school year with us.



We welcome back Mrs. Laura Smith as an AIS teacher at 9E!  Mrs. Smith has many years of experience helping children bridge their learning gaps using a myriad of methodologies and strategies.    Together with the rest of our Academic Support team, she will work with students to help them reach their maximum potential in all academic areas.  

Please note that school opens on Tuesday, September 2nd.    Our official school day is from

8:15 AM to 3:05 PM.  Please see the attached document with important information about student drop off,  pick-up and other procedures at our school.


Our entire staff  welcomes you all to a new and exciting school year, filled with meeting  the challenges of high academic goals, as well as providing exciting and enriching experiences for you and your children.  


I will be in the building beginning  August 20th,  if you’d like to stop in for a visit. 




Karen Siris, Ed.D