I am pleased to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you and to welcome your child to my class. A good learning experience is built on a cooperative effort among parent, child, and teacher. I look forward to the work and growth we will all accomplish this year.
I will be teaching self-contained and resource classes this school year. My expectations for conduct and academic standards are high. With your participation both in and out of the classroom, we can look forward to a productive, creative, and enjoyable year together. In the past, I have had many parents volunteer their time in the classroom, and I encourage this because it provides opportunities for more children to receive personal attention. If you are interested in volunteering, please let me know. This can be done on a weekly, bi-weekly, or occasional basis. Any help you can give will be warmly appreciated.
You can also help by providing me with any information that will aid me in better understanding your child. Some things I am interested in include the following:
- important experiences that may be affecting your child’s state of mind (death in the family, a best friend going away, loss of a pet, etc.)
- special medical needs
- study habits at home
- television viewing habits
- after-school activities and special interests
- feelings toward school
- conflicts among family members
Although I am interested in anything that could be affecting your child, it is not necessary for you to reveal personal information. Please know that anything you do say will be kept in the strictest confidence.
Again, welcome! Please feel free to contact me about any questions or concerns you may have. My classroom door is always open, and you can email me at: Maria.Angala@dc.gov to which I will respond as soon as possible.
Jefferson MS, Room 118