Miss Brown

Welcome to my classroom.  I am looking forward to learning and working with you and your child this year.

Parent Tips

A family atmosphere prevails at our school with the education of your child being a shared responsibility.  We encourage your interest in what your child does each day and welcome your involvement in the classroom, school council and at home.

 

Dear Parents,

Welcome to a new school year.  It was so nice meeting so many of you at our Pancake Breakfast.  I look forward to getting to know your child and spending a great Grade Two year together!

During the first few weeks of school, we will be getting to know each other and getting used to the routines of our new class. 

Grade Two Routines:

There are many new things that your child is adjusting to and becoming familiar with in this new learning environment.  An important skill that I stress is independence and giving the children the strategies to learn to do tasks on their own and, when they are unsure, to ask questions.  Tasks such as bringing their mail to the teacher, getting their mail at the end of the day, taking responsibility for their agendas, getting their backpacks and outdoor clothing organized are all very important skills for the child in Grade Two.


Snack:

We will have some time set aside in the morning for one or two snacks.    Please let your child know what you wish him/her to eat for snack and what should be for lunch. Students are allowed to bring and keep water bottles on their desks here at school.

Agendas:

Your child will bring home an agenda each day.  Please read and sign this daily.  I will check the agendas each day.  Feel free to jot notes in the agenda at any time.  I will be doing the same.


Library:

We will have a scheduled Library day every week.  Children are not able to choose new books until the previous ones are returned.  Please set aside a special place for your child's books and some time each week to read these books with your child.

Home Reading:

In a few weeks, we will be starting the Home Reading and Sight Word Programs.  The children will be allowed to borrow a book to read each night.  A letter will accompany this duo-tang containing more information at the time.


Personal Items:

Please make sure all of your child’s belongings are clearly and permanently marked.  This prevents many unhappy situations and clears up problems easier.  A common problem in elementary school is a large number of colds.  We would appreciate every child bringing in one box of Kleenex.  
In addition, please note that you are not required to purchase any classroom supplies for your child as they are provided by the school (the school fee covers the cost of supplies).


Volunteering:

Volunteering in our classroom will begin in October. If you are interested in volunteering, please write me a note in the agenda along with you phone number or email. . When our Sight Word program begins in October, it would be great if I could have a parent come in one day a week to test the students on their words.  It works best if it is the same parent each week. This takes about one hour and does not matter what day of the week. Please let me know if you would be interested in doing this. * Please note that in order to volunteer, Rocky View School Division requires a completed criminal record check. Forms were sent home last year. Please let me know if you require a new one.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time.  This is going to be such an exciting year!

 

Yours truly,

Miss Trish Brown ☺(403) 948-3939
trbrown@rockyview.ab.ca

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