Primrose receives five star classification
While end of semester tests are still a month away, teachers at the Primrose School at Austin Village in Stallings already aced their exams this year. The state of North Carolina awarded the school, 5407 Potter Road, a five star rating, something school officials take with pride.
We are proud, a five star rating was our goal when we opened,” school owner Jennifer Dennis said. “We were lucky to get the teachers we did, these people who are dedicated to the profession.”
When schools like Primrose open, they receive a temporary certification from the state. Within a three month period after that, the state begins a series of followups, grading each teacher on a scale from 0 to 7.
“They spent mornings with us, randomly picking a couple of classrooms,” school director Erin Ewart said. “They checked safety, sanitation, everything including the types of toys and materials available.”
A lot of parents want to send their kids to a certified five star school, Ewart said, making it a challenge for her during the first few months when the program only had a temporary title.
“I had to stress we had to wait six months to get our rating,” Ewart said.
In addition to the usual subjects, Primrose also teaches sign language, music, Spanish, technology and developing social skills.
Currently the school is collecting canned food for a drive ending Nov. 17. Residents can donate to the Giving and Caring Food Drive by dropping off goods at the school office. Once the canned goods are collected, the Pre K class will go on a field trip to the Metrolina Food Bank, to deliver them in