Dear Parents,

You can't imagine how excited I am about teaching your children! We are going to have a great time in this class, and we are going to learn a great deal together.

When I say together, I mean all of us...your child, you and me! We will be working together as a team with a common goal. That goal is to educate and nurture your son or daughter. You see, I believe firmly that we all must work together if the children are to succeed. I can't do it alone; certainly the students can't do it alone.

Please be involved in your child's studies. The rewards for active participation in your child's education are hard to see on a day-to-day basis, but they will manifest themselves down the road, I assure you.

 I will do my utmost best for your child. I will work to make him or her a better person- more responsible, more caring, and more educated!

 I will work to the best of my ability to teach the subjects, so that your child will arrive at the other end of this year with a better understanding of the material. I pledge to care for your child while in the school so as to increase his or her self-worth. Each child is important to me. There are no losers in my room. True, there will be students that demonstrate behavior that is unacceptable, and we must deal with it. I will be fair and open about the problems, and I will let you know of any - if, and when they arise.

I pledge to keep you informed of all that is happening in my class. I will communicate through  e-mail, and telephone calls so that you will know when your child has done something wonderful or something not so great.    

I pledge to be open to your communication. You may send e-mail, or call the school, to schedule a conference. From all this, I hope that you have gotten the idea that I take my job seriously, and I want to do the best for your son or daughter while they are in my care. Let's work to make this a great year.