Welcome to 4th grade!

Welcome to 4th grade!  I just wanted to thank you in advance for all the form filling and packet reading you are asked to do at the beginning of the school year.  I am looking forward to an exciting year getting to know your children. I look forward to meeting all of you on Back to School Night on August 26th at 6 p.m. Yes, you read that right! We have moved Back to School Night to be earlier this year to better keep the parents informed on all that awaits them in 4th grade.  New parents meet and greet will start at 5, so feel free to come welcome all the new families to SMA!
Please keep an eye out for weekly emails from me to help learn what is happening in 4th grade. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail me at kzack@stellamarisacademy.org.Growing up in Northern California and attending Catholic Schools myself and now as a parent, I know how important it is to have your input and support as the year goes on.  No one knows your child better than you do.  As a parent, your perception of your child is a valuable resource for me.  The more I know and understand about your child, my student, the more effective I can be.

I would appreciate it if you would participate in a Parent Homework Assignment that will be of great value to me, and hopefully to you.  Sometime in the next week, please write a letter to me introducing your child, and return it to me by August 28th, or e-mail it to me at kzack@stellamarisacademy.org.  In the letter you might include a brief biography, problems, 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.  I think you will be surprised how heart warming this assignment will be.  I’m looking forward to reading your letters.  Thank you for taking part in this unusual but important assignment.  Your letters will remain confidential.  Please feel free to call if you have any questions.

Mrs. Zack