Department of Special Education
Dear Parents/Guardians & Students:
Welcomel! I look forward to having another successful year of improving academic achievement for all students. This year, I will be your child’s teacher. While I am new to Perkerson, I have been an educator since 1985. I am looking forward to a wonderful year providing instruction to your child. I believe that all children can learn and that they are responsible for their own learning and behavior. All children have choices; I am here to help your child to make the best choices possible for his/ her learning and behavior. While I expect the best from your child, I will offer your child my best.
I believe that we, the teacher, the child, and the parent have to work together to ensure success. I am looking forward to working with you. Please note that you are welcome to visit our classroom. Come and observe or volunteer. I would love for you to be part of our learning environment.
I am pleased to announce that Perkerson made Adequate Yearly Progress for the previous school year. We are a Title I Distinguished School. Of course we still have many challenges ahead of us in sustaining and accelerating our progress to meet our goals for the 2011-2012 school year.
Our theme for this year is “A School Where Academic Excellence is the Norm.” In addition to increased rigor and emphasis on academic gains, we have added increased emphasis will be collaboration, communication, problem solving and conflict resolution.
We use the Success For All Reading Program. Our goal is to have all students reading at grade level All students will be provided with intensive reading instruction from 8:15a.m. – 9:45 a.m. in grades 1-5. To help achieve excellence in reading, children need to practice. That means that they need to read. SFA requires that all students read for a minimum of 25 minutes each evening. Your child should read to an adult and discuss the reading with an adult. The adult should sign the “Read and Response” sheet.
Please make sure that your child understands our school’s rules and policies as contained in the student handbook. Each student can achieve his/her instructional goals by actively participating, listening intently, asking questions for clarification, taking notes, and spending time studying for mastery during classroom instruction. Your child will receive a daily behavior sheet which will require a parent signature.
Let’s gear up for the 2nd half of an exciting school year that has been packed with challenges, but nothing we can’t handle of course. So dust off your backpacks, sharpen your pencils, and get your brains ready to tackle the rest of this adventure. Our goal is to end this year with a BANG! You will need the following to stay in the race:
· Excellent study habits
· Awesome attendance
· An inquiring mind
· Good communication
· A commitment to complete all class and home assignments
· A positive Attitude
I am looking forward to a wonderfully productive and successful year with you and your child. If you have further questions please feel free to email me at email@example.com or call at (404) 802-3950.
Ms. K. Ross
Ms. K. Ross