PS 65 Motto I am a PS 65 Dolphin. I will be a success. I will do great things. I will make a difference.
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year. I am excited to have your child in my classroom this year. As a teacher, I will endeavor to create an educational partnership with you and your student that will foster courage, determination, and passion for knowledge. In addition to this, my commitment as an educator will be to provide your child with a nurturing and challenging educational environment that will ensure his/her academic success. Since the curriculum is very diverse and challenging, homework will be an important reinforcement tool to help students achieve mastery with the standards. Homework will be assigned to your son/daughter every evening, Monday through Thursday. It will reinforce concepts already discussed in class and always be a natural extension of their classwork. Many homework assignments will require your student to study at home. When studying at home, students should have a quiet, distraction-free environment. Throughout the school year, your son/daughter will also be responsible for various assignments that may require a commitment of time on his/her weekend to complete, however, these occasions will be limited and you will be given advanced notice of when they will be assigned and when they will be due to the classroom. Since attendance and appropriate behavior at school are crucial to the learning process, it is imperative that your son/daughter attends school every day. During the first week of school, I will be working together with my students to develop a set of classroom rules and rewards. Instruction will begin promptly every day. If an absence or tardy is unavoidable, your son/daughter will have the opportunity to complete their missed assignments, but nothing can recreate the classroom environment filled with student~teacher interaction when a student is late or absent. Please look for future communications regarding behavior policies, classroom rewards, grading procedures, and daily schedules. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank each of you in advance for both your support and partnership for the upcoming school year.