Message from our Principal

  • Dear Parents and Friends of Poplin Elementary School,

    Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! As you are aware, we provide regular updates to you about your student's academic progress by sending home report cards and monthly newsletters.  In addition, you can join the Poplin School Community Hub for all the information about Poplin!   North Carolina also updates parents once a year through the  North Carolina School Report Card. This Report Card includes important information about school and student performance, class sizes, attendance, school safety, instructional resources, and teacher quality.

    At Poplin Elementary, we recognize students for their academic success, provide quality staff development for teachers, and create a school culture that is safe, supportive, and academically stimulating for our students. Our focus is on continuous improvement cycles and professional learning communities.  At Poplin Elementary we work together to create a learning environment that is safe, inviting, and secures the success of all students.

    With a dedicated faculty and staff, we are implementing components of the elementary school concept to expose students to activities that are developmentally responsive, academically rigorous, and socially equitable.  In 2019-2020 we began a new concept called The House System. Students and staff are divided into four houses: Reveur, Isibindi, Amistad, and Altruismo. The House System creates a positive climate and culture for students and staff. It will allow Poplin to implement processes that build character, relationships and school spirit. Students new to Poplin spin a wheel to find out what house they are in!

    Poplin Elementary continues its focus on global education with our partnership with Participate (Formally Visiting International Faculty). This year, we have eight Visiting International Faculty teachers representing the countries of Colombia, Honduras, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Peru and Spain.

    We are excited about the varied ways we are able to support our students as life-long learners and citizens of a larger, global community. In kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade, we continue with our dual language immersion program in Spanish. Students in these classes receive their daily academic instruction in Spanish and communicate with each other and their teachers in Spanish. By the time students leave at the end of fifth grade, they will be fluent Spanish speakers. 

    At Poplin, your involvement is very important to the success of our school. I encourage you to review our report card carefully. Feel free to contact me directly to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding the report card. I also welcome your feedback regarding other interests you have in our school. We appreciate your support in our efforts to provide your child with a high-quality education.

    Shanda Lauri, Principal

NC School Report Cards

  • UCPS NC Report Card

  • Poplin Elementary School