Ms. Hartonian's Monkey 🐒 Mischief Classroom | Specialized Academic Instruction | Behavior Intervention Support |Education Specialist M/M & M/S Disabilities |🙉🙈🐵🙊| TK-Kinder-First SAI Self-Contained Class| John Marshall Elementary is a TK-5th Grade SAI Self-Contained Cluster Site|
"Education is not prepartation for life,
education is life itself"
~ John Dewey
Monthly Letter to Parents:
Welcome to room 2103! The Monkey Mischief Madness Classroom! My name is Ms. Hartonian and I am extremely excited to be your child’s teacher this year. This will be an amazing yet busy year of fun and learning! Throughout the course of this year, you will see your child really begin to take off in his/her reading and writing skills and explore many new and exciting topics in math, science, social studies, PE, nutrition and art as well. The students will engage in self-help strategies and social skills building activities to learn about themselves as well as their classmates. And what it means to be a part of a classroom community.
It is my goal to create a safe, loving, nurturing, and inviting atmosphere in my classroom where students feel free to take risks, accept challenges, and make mistakes – because this is how learning takes place! I firmly believe that all students can succeed although success is defined differently for every child. I individualize my instruction in order to best encourage the strengths and support the weaknesses of each child so that I meet the needs of each individual. I consider it a privilege to be able to work with your children in the pursuit to helping them to be the best that they can be.
I look forward to taking this journey with you and your child! I am hoping to work closely together with you to ensure the best possible education for your child. As a team, we can better help your child achieve the academic success he/she desires. Please do not ever hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns. I love to hear from you! I provide multiple ways in which you can communicate with me in this packet.
There are a few things I need you to know as we begin our year working together in the education of your child. Attached to this letter is the login information for you to check your child’s behavior daily, which can be easily viewed through my webpage. Please check my webpage at www.johnmarshallschool.com daily if not weekly. Click on Meet Us and find my name and click on it to get to my website. Here you will find all the information you will need about myself as an educator, school events and the classroom. There will be a monthly letter from me. Please go to the website and explore it as soon as possible. There will be tools there to help you and it will be updated often. There is a blog for parents to post and communicate with one another as well so that we can all work as a classroom community to meet the needs of all the students as a team. On the website you will also find all the private social media accounts to see what your children are learning in class.
The attached questionnaire is important so that I can learn about your child and get an understanding of your concerns. Please make sure that you fill out the survey and send it back with your child as soon as possible. Let us work together to ensure your children meet their goals! Please keep in mind if you take your child out of school early for outside school services that time in the classroom will be missed and cannot be made up by the teacher.
This month the students will be exploring the school campus, learning the school matrix and classroom matrix rules and building a sense of community within their classroom. They will learn the routine of the classroom and begin adjusting to their new classmates and environment. They will learn about their teacher and support team and will get a sense of expectations within the daily learning day. I look forward to getting them ready to say letter names and sounds and counting to one hundred on their own.
Education Specialist M/M & M/S Disabilities
John Marshall Elementary
Glendale, CA 91205