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Back-to-School Letter

Dear Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s),

            Welcome to your child’s fourth grade year at Macungie Elementary School!  My name is Mrs. Thomas, and I am your child’s teacher.  We are going to have a busy and productive school year, filled with fun and exciting learning activities, social events, and much more.  Throughout the school year, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have about your child or other school issues.  I will do the same.  I believe keeping the lines of communication open between home and school is a key component to the success of a child’s education.  I will keep you informed of our classroom policies, curriculum, your child’s progress, and any information that will aid in making this year successful and memorable!  I will be communicating with you through your child’s assignment book, “Home/School Folder,” “Friday Folder,” a classroom newsletter, phone calls, letters, emails, and/or conferences.

            I am very excited about the upcoming school year, as I hope you and your child are too!  Teaching is a commitment I take very seriously.  I recognize that each of my students has his or her own way of learning and as the teacher, it is important for me to determine these styles and help all of my students achieve to the best of their ability.  Throughout the school year, I will not only be helping my students learn, but learn how to learn.  I also believe in learning from my students as they do from me.  Learning is a life long process. 

            I will set high, but clear and appropriate expectations for all my students and will assist them in using their knowledge and abilities to meet those expectations.  As I expect respect, cooperation, participation, and honesty from my students, they should expect the same from me.  I believe my enthusiasm and dedication I have for my profession sets an example for my students.

            Attached you will find a “Welcome to Fourth Grade” packet.  This contains several of my policies and plans for the beginning of our school year.  It also explains some very important information you will need to know to help prepare your child for each school day.  Please take the time to read all of the information sent home and return the several permission/request forms that are attached to this packet.  One explains the procedures for having your child photographed or videotaped throughout the school year, one provides you with the option to provide your name, phone number, and email address to our “Room Parent,” and the other one requests information for your child to have a “Homework Buddy.”  Lastly, I have encolsed a “Student Inventory” form.  Please fill out this document about your child in as much detail as possible.  All of these are very important papers, which help me immensely in the planning of our classroom.

          You are the most important person in your child’s life and together we can help him or her reach many exciting goals.  Thank you for your help!  I cannot wait to meet you!



                                                                            Mrs. Jennifer Thomas

                                                                            Fourth Grade Teacher,

                                                                            Macungie Elem.             


















The East Penn School District is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities or employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, ancestry, disability, union membership or other legally protected classification. Announcement of the policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 and Americans with Disabilities Act. Copyright 2009 East Penn School District.
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