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Dear Stinson Families,

I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Erica Gentry and I am honored to be your child’s advisory teacher/case manager. This is my 12th year at Northside and 7th year at Stinson Middle School.

I am looking forward to working with you and your child in reaching his or her full potential. We will have many wonderful experiences and opportunities to learn and grow in the days ahead.

I believe that communication is the key to a great parent-teacher relationship. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time. You may phone, email or send me a note. For individual concerns, I will contact you by phone, send a note home, or email you (if an email address is provided).

 contact information below
  • email
  • 210-397-3600 ext
  • Conference time: 3:00-3:30 pm

Some important information to start off the year:

****** Advisory will be held during 3rd period and will be every Monday. We will meet every day the first 3 weeks of school. Advisory will be a time to work on homework, study, or read a book. It also ensures that each student is known well at school by at least one adult. I will be sending a progress report home every Monday. So, please be on the look out for that. 

*** ***Homework will require some parental involvement at this level. Your cooperation is essential in developing a positive homework habit. First and foremost, you can encourage your child by showing interest and demonstrating helpful attitudes toward homework.
Some additional suggestions for homework:
• Provide a noise-free, well-lit place to work
• Establish a regular “homework time” in the home and have a special place free from excessive noise.
• Help your child organize adequate time to complete activities neatly and carefully.
• Encourage your child to ask for help when he/she doesn’t understand something or is frustrated. Teachers, like parents, can help only if they know there is a need.
• Decide if it becomes too frustrating of a task to stop and take a break. Any work done under duress or frustration is not a positive or healthy learning experience.

***Attendance is important. What we do in each class involves active participation, it is very important that your child attends each day. However, I do realize that sickness, family emergencies, and doctor’s appointments do occur.

I am looking forward to a wonderful and exciting year with you and your child!

-Ms. Gentry