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Open House Letter

August 17, 2012


Dear Guardians,


         Hello and welcome to Mr. Elder’s third grade classroom.  I am anxious to be your student’s teacher for the 2012-2013 school year.  I am looking forward to meeting you and having an exciting educational school year here at Earle Brown Elementary.

         Together, you and I are working with one goal in mind, a meaningful and pleasant educational experience for your student.  To help make this happen, I feel that we need to have high expectations from our students and strong communication between home and school.  If you should have any questions or concerns pertaining to school please contact me by phone or e-mail. (763-561-4480) or selder@brookcntr.k12.mn.us

         Through the International Baccalaureate program our learners become internationally educated citizens with a focus on the development of positive attitudes towards self, people, the environment and learning.

Here are a few items that will make the year run more smoothly:

-I will send a “Mr. Elder’s Newsletter” home every Monday.  It will have upcoming events, spelling words, birthdays, and story of the week, IB themes and reminders.

-Grading scale:

         97% and above = 4

         75% and above = 3

         60% and above = 2

           0% and above = 1

-If your child will be absent, please contact the attendance office or me that day.  This will ensure that your student will be marked as excused.

-If your student is absent from class, he or she will be responsible for making sure that all missed work is made up as soon as possible.

-We will have homework Monday-Thursday every week.  Most time the homework will be a review of what we have learned during that school day.  Homework should be turned in the following school day and if it is turned in late it will only be worth partial credit.

-Each student has a mailbox in the classroom that they will be responsible for bringing all the items in it home every night.  Please check your student bag each night.

-We have a discipline policy here at Earle Brown Elementary. Please read it carefully and discuss what is entailed with your student.

-Ask your student periodically if they need any new school supplies.

-Dress for the weather.  Students will go outside almost every day for recess.

Let’s make this a successful and exciting school year together!


Thank you,

Mr. Elder