Welcome Letter

8/31/2012

 
Dear families of 6th graders,

Welcome back to school.  I’m so excited to get this year started and to get to know each of your children.  I have a number of new, fun things in mind that I think are going to make this our best year of 6th grade yet!

Often, this beginning of the year letter is used to give parents a glance at what we will be learning throughout the year in each class.  However, while that information is important for you to know, you can always learn it from me personally at Back to School Night, through email, or just asking your child what is going on in class.  This year, I want to use this letter as a tool for you to help your child be successful in their first year of Middle School. 

In that spirit, I want to list a few ways you can stay in touch easily and know if work is being completed, turned in, and understood consistently.  You don’t have to wait for the report card or the mid-term to know how your child is doing.  Here is what you can do any night of any week, to help your Middle-Schooler be successful:

Check their planner
They should have every class written down with their homework from that class and its due date filled in as well.  If they don’t have homework in a class, it should day “No Homework.”  If there is nothing written in for a class, they likely failed to record something important.

Check this website
Our classroom website and it will be updated almost daily with news and resources for parents and students.  When you check the website, you might find a couple videos we watched in class that day, a tip on how to study more effectively, a reminder of an upcoming field trip, or a parent survey.  It really is the best way to get a glimpse into the classroom and it should be checked daily.

Look for graded assignments as they come home
Your child will have a folder in the classroom marked, “Graded Assignments to Take Home”.  If you aren’t seeing many graded assignments coming home, you should make sure your child has emptied this folder.

Email, call, or stop in any time
My email is swedberg@bellinghamchristianschool.org, you can reach me by phone at 733-7303 x106, and I will always make time for concerned parents.

This is going to be a great year!  You child is going to grow and mature, think hard about what it means to be a Christian, work very hard, and be surrounded by amazing people who care a great deal for their success.
 



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