Welcome to 4th Grade!

Welcome to 4th grade!!!
I know many of you are soaking up the last few days of summer, but as the weekend approaches and you begin to get your child ready for their first day of school on Monday, I wanted to send a quick email to highlight a few things. 
I am looking forward to an exciting year getting to know all of you and meeting you at Back to School Night on August 30th at 6 pm. There will be new family reception in the junior yard at 5 pm, so come welcome all the new SMA families!!
In order to best assist your child this year I am asking if you could get their Case It/Accordion File set up in a similar way

  • Home
  • Paper
  • Religion
  • Word Skills
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Writing
  • Projects
  • (Spanish?)​ – Mrs. di Lorenzo has requested a yellow folder so this section might not be necessary but last year some students placed their yellow folder in it in order to be ready for homework.
Thanks! I used to have students do it themselves the first week and some were frustrated that it wasn’t as neat as they wanted. This way they can do it with you or you can help and make sure they get a great start on organization in 4th grade.
Also, if you can send earbuds or headphones in with your child that would be helpful. We no longer order school headphones and this enables each child to have their own without issue. 
Lastly, if you could take the time to write me a letter about your child, I would really appreciate it. In the letter you might include a brief biography, special abilities, fears, strengths, weaknesses, and past school experiences.  You may also tell me about your expectations for this year, from your child, the school, yourself, and me.  Tell me about the things that you want me to remember while I work with your child in fourth grade. Please be honest and complete.
Okay, if you made it this far, thanks so much for reading! Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!