WELCOME TO FOURTH GRADE!

Dear Parents/Guardians,

         Welcome back!  We would like to take this opportunity to let you know how excited we are to be your child’s teachers this year. We are looking forward to an exciting, productive, and successful year with you and your child. We have a dynamic year planned that we are looking forward to sharing with you at Back to School Night on Thursday, September 12th.

         In the meantime, we have written a brief outline of our classroom expectations. These standards are simple, yet very important to the functioning of an effective learning environment:

  • Showing respect
  • Solving problems
  • Making good decisions

         These rules are enforced with a variety of positive rewards such as a Pin Chart, Table Points, and a Classroom Point/Money System.  Consequences for not following the rules are: warnings, restricted activities, after school detention, parent contact and/or citations.

 

         Expectations are always high at Tamura, and the fourth grade is no exception. Homework will be assigned on a regular basis.  Students will be expected to arrive at school with homework completed and materials organized.  To help students improve their organizational skills, each student has been provided with a Student Planner. 

 

         We ask you to join with us in a partnership, with the optimum intellectual and social growth for your child as our primary objective. You can reinforce our efforts in school by:

  •    Providing a quiet study area at home, checking your child’s homework and grades, having him/her read daily, and signing his/her planner each night.
  •    Attending the conferences that are scheduled for the school year.
  •    Accepting your child’s accomplishments in school and making comments that acknowledge his/her efforts.
  •    Volunteering to assist in the classroom.
  •    Checking our class websiteand Class Dojo daily for homework assignments and any other necessary information.

 

         Please email us at daoh@fvsd.us and peatc@fvsd.uswith your child’s name in the subject line, so we can add your email to our address book for future communication.  You can also call us at 714-375-6226any time you have something to discuss with us. 

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Dao and Mrs. Peat.

 

BIRTHDAYS

 

Dear Parents,

Our class would like to make your child’s birthday a meaningful one, but it is against our district policy to send sugary treats to school on these occasions.

If you would like to send a “treat” for our class, you may donate any items on our wish list, or something else as unique as your child.

If you would like to send treats to the other children in our class, you may send non-food items such as stickers, bookmarks, pencils, etc. to each child.

You are not obligated to do this, but the opportunity for your child to be a giver rather than a receiver is a wonderful learning experience.

Thank you for your support!

Mrs. Dao