Welcome to fifth grade! The year ahead is an important one. It will be filled with exciting academic challenges, as well as a lot of fun. I am thrilled to be a part of this special year in your child’s life. I went through the Burlington school system and have two children who have attended Burlington schools. I have become a teacher for two very simple reasons: to make a difference in children’s lives and a difference in the community I live in.
The first few days of school have been spent on getting to know one another and learning routines and procedures to ensure a successful school year. We will soon jump into the curriculum. You can be sure that Team 234 is a productive, enjoyable, and enriching classroom community. By the end of the year, your child will be well prepared for the increased demands of middle school. I will talk more about classroom expectations, homework, grading, and curriculum during Open House, which is on Tuesday, September 19th.
Equally important as what goes on in our classroom this year is the communication between school and home. You are the most important person in your child’s life and your involvement and support is crucial to his/her success. You will find me easy to reach and communicate with. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at (781) 270-1721 or firstname.lastname@example.org.