Dear Parents and Guardians,
can't imagine how excited I am about teaching your 4th grade children !
We are going to have a great time in this class, and we are going to
learn a great deal together.
I say together, I mean all of us...your child, you and me! We will be
working together as a team with a common goal. That goal is to educate
and nurture your son or daughter. You see, I believe firmly that we all
must work together if the children are to succeed. I can't do it alone;
you can't do it alone; certainly the students can't do it alone.
Century Learning is more than "factual information", we can get facts
easily from the Internet. 21st Century Learning includes:
problem-solving skills, positive thinking, creativity/innovation,
multitasking, initiative, cultural sensitivity, accepting
responsibility, team working, empathy, communication, and manners.
These are the "new basic skills" sought by employers and schools of
higher education. These are goals we will strive for as the students
become the Leaders in their Learning.
be involved in your child's studies. Learn multiplication tables and
fractions all over again along with your child! The rewards for active
participation in your child's education are hard to see on a day-to-day
basis, but they will manifest themselves down the road, I assure you.
pledge to you that I will do my utmost best for your child. I will work
to make him or her a better person- more responsible, more caring, and
pledge to you that I will work to the best of my ability to teach all
subjects so the your child will arrive at the other end of this year
with a better understanding of language arts, mathematics, science, and
social studies. I pledge to care for your child while in the school so
as to increase his or her self-worth. Each child is important to me. I
will be fair and open about the problems, and I will let you know of any
- if, and when they arise.
pledge to keep you informed of all that is happening in my class. I
will communicate through the class web site, e-mail, notes home,
Progress Reports, Midterms, Friday Folders, and telephone calls so that
you will know when your child has done something wonderful or something
not so great. Check your child's planner daily.
You will know what their homework assignments are, what work they are
missing - all on a daily basis. It is a wonderful way to keep up to date
on the progress of your child. This web site is designed to give you a
window into our classroom. Please visit it often.
pledge to be open to your communication. You may send e-mail, call the
school, and/or schedule a conference at your convenience..
all this, I hope that you have gotten the idea that I am a dedicated
and serious teacher, and I want to do the best for your son or daughter
while they are in my care. Let's work to make this a great school year!
Mrs. Linda Mazzei