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~ Welcome to Mrs. Warden's Fifth Grade Class ~

Dear Parents, Students, Family Members, and Guardians,

     Welcome to the 5th grade! I hope you all had a wonderful summer break and are ready to start this year strong!  I am pleased to welcome you to the 2017/18 school year! I am looking forward to working with your child this school year. Fifth grade is such a fun year with so many wonderful activities to celebrate! In order to have a fun year, my most important goal is to create a family of learners in my classroom. I am committed to crafting a classroom environment where your child is a valued, trusted, and an integral part of our family of learners. In order to accomplish this, I have planned a variety of activities to emphasize and reinforce this goal. It is my hope that you will support and encourage this vision at home.  

     Parents, family members, and guardians are the driving force in their student’s life. I encourage you to show your concern by asking your 5th grader about the school day and making sure assigned homework is completed and returned to school. It is important that you check their daily planner and sign it after going over their assignments with them each evening. Also, watch for school-wide communications in your child’s organization binder each day. Please refer to our classroom web site and monthly newsletters for information about your child’s education.  Our web address is https://www.tacomaschools.org/sheridan/Pages/default.aspx.  Please click on my name to view our classroom calendar, classroom newsletter (to be created by our newsletter crew), photos, academic practice links, and more! In order to communicate more effectively, I will send home a letter asking for the best way to communicate.  As a new school year approaches, I would like to share some helpful hints that I think will make the start of the school year go smoothly.

**Please make sure your child comes to school prepared every day to learn. This means that they have received a good night rest, have eaten a healthy breakfast (or will eat at school), they have completed all of their homework the night before, and have all supplies for the day. I recommend getting your student into the habit of setting out their belongings the evening before school. By starting off the year doing this, you can build a habit of it at home. Your morning will be calm and organized, and your child will be ready to learn!


      I hope this information will help you and your child get ready for a new and very exciting school year! Please remember that there is more information on how our classroom runs that you will receive at the beginning of the school year!

I am looking forward to an AWESOME year!


Mrs. Warden