Principal Welcome Message

Chris VissermanOn behalf of the entire Cougar Valley staff, I would like to extend warm greetings to all of our students and their families. After a long summer away, it gives us great pleasure to welcome the children as they enter our school on the first day. The enthusiasm, eagerness and curiosity radiating from them are dynamic characteristics which we aim to preserve and nurture throughout the year.

How can we do that? At Cougar Valley, we strive to provide a secure and happy environment where children develop the inner confidence needed to flourish in an ever changing world. We provide teaching that facilitates learning and inspires our students to develop their problem solving skills, their level of inquiry and their ability to collaborate. We strive to build strong partnerships between staff and parents as we recognize that Cougar Valley serves as an extension of the home environment and that a positive relationship between these two settings is critical to our students' successes.

We look forward to working with you in the coming school year. Your participation in your child's learning process has a significant impact on his/her educational achievement. Your efforts to support our programs by helping your child with homework, by providing reading opportunities, and by participating in our school volunteer program are so beneficial to your child. If you have that little extra time to contribute, contact the school; we encourage your support and participation.

Chris Visserman