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    Dear Parents and Guardians,   
    Welcome to third grade! I am looking forward to working with your child this year. Third grade is such an exciting time, as students grow in their independence as learners. My goals include guiding your child to make progress in all subject areas, teaching them to become more responsible, and helping them with their interpersonal skills. You can expect your child to work hard, learn a great deal, and have fun.

    I am very happy to be here for my sixth year in the wonderful school community here at Sycolin Creek. Previously, I worked as a third and fifth grade teacher at Evergreen Mill Elementary for 12 years. Before teaching, I earned my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Alfred University. I stayed to earn my Master’s Degree in Reading Education the next year.

    This year, we will have our Back-to-School Night for third grade at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, August 20th. This will be a chance for parents to meet me and learn about third grade. We will have Open House from 10:00-11:00 am on Wednesday, August 21st. This will be an opportunity for families to visit the classroom and for students to meet some of their classmates. Your child may bring in his or her school supplies when you stop by to visit the classroom.
    Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. My e-mail address is nick.chianese@lcps.org. The school number is 571-252-2910. I look forward to getting to know your child.

                                                                                                        Nick Chianese