Monday, 12th September, 2016
I’m looking forward to sharing the school year with you and your child. I will endeavor to create an educational partnership with you and your child that will foster courage, determination, and passion for knowledge. In addition to this, my commitment as an educator will be, to provide your child with a nurturing and challenging educational environment that will ensure his/her academic success in P5.
Since the curriculum in is very diverse and challenging, homework will be an important reinforcing factor. Homework will be assigned from Monday through Thursday. When there is no assigned homework students are expected to do the following: read and update logs, practice number facts, as well as complete an entry in their writer’s workshop book or/and practice spelling words. Therefore, “my teacher didn’t give me homework” is never the case.
Throughout the school year, your child will also be responsible for various assignments that may require a commitment of time during the weekend to complete, however, these occasions will be limited and you will be given advanced notice of when they will be assigned and when they will be due.
Since attendance and appropriate behavior at school are crucial to the learning process, it is imperative that your child attends school each day as a responsible student. During the first week of school, I will be administering some pre-assessment in order to determine how to differentiate according to students’ needs. Your child should be at school on time. If an absence or tardy is unavoidable, your child will have the opportunity to complete their missed assignments, but nothing can recreate the classroom environment filled with student teacher interaction when a student is late or absent.
Please look for future communications regarding behavior policies, classroom rewards and consequences, grading procedures, and daily schedules. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank each one of you in advance for both your support and partnership for the upcoming school year. I look forward to meeting you soon.
Mrs. Winsome Wilson-Place