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Principal Sarah Williams
Dear Carmen Arace Intermediate School Families,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I am excited for another school year as the principal of Carmen Arace Intermediate School.  I want to thank you for trusting your children with us. Our goal is to develop and prepare your children for the best of what life has to offer. Each fall, our families send us their children and hope that they come to school and are safe, happy, and learning how to become college and career ready. It is our honor and privilege to do just that.  We look forward to working collaboratively with our families and the community to build a better world for our students.


During the 2018-2019 school-year, CAIS will use the Restorative Practices and with the CPS (Collaborative Proactive Solutions) ideology to assure the healthy social development of every child so that each one has the knowledge, skills and resiliency to be successful in a rapidly changing world. Restorative Practices is a process that helps our students to understand his/her importance in our school community. In order for the process to be successful, we also follow four agreements that must be honored: The Four Agreements are:


  • Attentive listening
  • Appreciation/no put downs
  • Mutual respect, and
  • The right to pass


Your children will be taught what these four agreements, “look like”, “sound like”, and “feel like” in all of the settings in and around our school.  We will continue our school wide focus of “Being a Good Human”.


Below is the “math problem” we rely on as we work with your children to show them the amazing gifts they bring to our school community and the power they each have to shape their own lives and the lives of people all around them.                          

    Honest Efforts

Big Hearts

Open Minds

+ Helpful Hands

   Good Humans


In addition these wonderfully supportive lessons, CAIS students will be challenged to further develop the academic skills aligned to the Common Core State Standards. They will use these skills to ensure that they are prepared for middle school, high school, college, and career. As always, I wish you all a wonderfully productive school year and hope to develop an open line of communication between your homes and our school. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.



Sarah L. Williams

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