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Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! 
At Pietrini Elementary our mission is to ensure that all students are safe, eager and able to learn and feel valued as a member of the school community. We have high standards and expectations for our students in regards to academics, as well as responsible citizenship though focusing on our Patriot Principles.
With the help of the incredible staff, we will continue to create a school environment that promotes academic risk-taking and fosters a love of learning. We hope parents will join us in the collaborative effort of encouraging out students to persevere through challenges and have a growth mindset.
As a part of our commitment to learning, attendance is important! We have adopted a "9 Days or Less for Success" mantra, encouraging students to miss fewer than 9 days of school each school year to help support student success. 
Pietrini Elementary continues to be a wonderful, close-knit neighborhood school for the Franklin Park, IL community. I am honored to be a part of the Pietrini family, and honored to be the principal of such an amazing place.
I wish you a wonderful school year! If I can be of assistance in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me. My door is always open and I can be reached at mllano@d84.org or 847-455-7960.
Melissa Llano