Dear Parents & Guardians:

I hope that you and your children have had a fantastic summer break and that you are off
to a great start for the 2017-2018 school year here at M.C. Cash Elementary! I am very happy to be
here at M.C. Cash and I’m looking forward to working with all of my students.
As your child’s special education teacher, I will be working hard to help him/her make
significant academic progress in a safe, structured, and positive environment. I will maintain
regular communication with your child’s general education teacher and I will keep you informed
with regards to your child’s progress.

I strongly believe that parents and teachers must work as a team to ensure that the
children get the most they can out of each school year. You can help by:

♦ creating a daily 15-30 minute silent reading time with a book of his/her choice that is not difficult to read.

♦ discussing what they have read and asking questions about their school day in general.

♦ reading to your child and having them read to you regularly.

♦ helping your child with homework, as well as signing and returning completed work or notes from the teacher.

♦ calling or writing a note to the teacher with any questions or concerns you have.

♦ encouraging writing often (letters to friends or relatives, short stories, keeping a journal/diary, etc.)

♦ practicing basic math skills a few times a week.

♦ getting your child to school each day and on time.

♦ attending meetings and contacting the teacher ahead of time if there is a problem.

Working together, we can make this a very positive and productive year for your child.