It is my pleasure to welcome you and your child to fifth grade. This year promises to be one of exciting learning with positive, successful experiences. Your child will develop more independence along with greater responsibilities in preparation for his or her transition to middle school.
My mission as a teacher is to form a partnership with parents and the community to prepare my students to become life long learners in a nurturing, safe environment with high expectations so they will become responsible, productive citizens in an ever-changing society.
I encourage all students to be the best they can be. I believe that this is their education, and it requires effort to reap rewards. I start and end the year with the philosophy that this is the only time they will be in 5th grade, and I do my best to make their experience challenging and fun. I do expect each student to work to the best of their ability. It is also an expectation that they complete their assignments in a manner which reflects care and pride in their work, and that they understand that the grades they receive are the grades they earned.
I invite and encourage you to be an active participant in your child’s education. Every Friday you will be receiving your child’s take home folder. Please review all communications and return any necessary paperwork.
More details about the year will be discussed in full at our upcoming Parent Back to School Night. I hope you will be able to attend. I look forward to an exciting year with you and your child. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call me at the school or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mrs. Jewell in 5th Grade