Principal’s Message

Welcome to Cherry View Elementary

On behalf of the entire staff, we welcome you to Cherry View Elementary. As principal, my first priority is to foster a safe and orderly learning environment where students experience high quality instruction and high expectations each and every day. At Cherry View, we strive to create a positive, inclusive and welcoming climate for all students and families.

Collaboration with parents is essential and plays an important role in each student’s educational experience. We look forward to working with you and your child. As you enter the doors of Cherry View, we hope you will sense an atmosphere of pride and spirit among the student body. The Cherry View Staff is dedicated to providing the best educational experience for your child. We ask students to do their best at all times because ultimately each student’s academic achievement is based on the effort he or she puts forth.

To increase the degree of educational success, it is very important that teachers, parents and administrators communicate openly and frequently concerning the progress of students. We all want the best for your child, but we are not enough. You, the parents, must play a key role in the education of your child. Your words of encouragement, a hug when the day as been rough, your interest in your child’s work and your presence at school are vital!

The following poem truly expresses how important a good relationship between the school and home can be. Please take a few moments to read this poem; it is reflective of the kind of relationship we strive for at Cherry View Elementary.


Paul Helberg, Principal



Two Sculptors

just_readin_newpat400I dreamed I stood in a studio and watched two sculptors there. The clay they used was a young child’s mind, and they fashioned it with care. One was a teacher; the tools she used were books, music and art. One, a parent who worked with a guiding hand and a gentle, loving heart.

Day after day the teacher toiled with a touch that was deft and sure, while the parent labored by her side and polished and smoothed it o’er… For the things they had molded in to the child could neither be sold nor bought. And each agreed he would have failed if he had worked alone. For behind the teacher stood the school, and behind the parent, the home.

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