Ms. Pearson's First Grade

Dear Students and Families,

Howdy, and Welcome to the First Grade! I’m excited about the opportunity to get to know my students, as well as their families, and am looking forward to a happy and productive school year.

We all have an idea of what success is; this year I am dedicating my efforts toward helping your child to develop a strong sense of self, which will be directly reflected in both their work in and out of the classroom. I will strive to develop and incorporate into the classroom meaningful parent/family involvement, which has been scientifically proven to benefit the children in numerous ways.

A little about myself: I am the mother of two wonderful children (Chelsea and Hayden), am an aunt to an exceptional nephew (Alejandro), and am a two-time graduate of Texas A&M University (Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies & M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction). In addition, I am ESL, Gifted and Talented, and Autism certified. I began my career as a Third Grade teacher and spent the 7 following years in the same grade level prior to transitioning to a Second Grade position. I have spent the past 4 years as a Second Grade Teacher, and am embarking on a new journey this year as a First Grade teacher.

Our First Grade Team is currently in the process of scheduling an informational open house as a supplement to the school-wide open house. This meeting is specifically geared toward answering any questions you may have regarding curriculum, classroom and homework policies, daily schedules, upcoming events, etc. I would like to stress the fact that you are welcome in the classroom on an announced basis, due to possible scheduling conflicts, as studies clearly indicate that parental involvement in a child’s education is one of the strongest indicators of student achievement. Myself, as well as the Whitestone staff, hope you will make it a priority this year to attend as many school-sponsored events as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns, would like to visit our classroom (Room 114), schedule a conference, or volunteer to help out, you can contact me via phone at (512)570-7400, or by e-mail andrea.pearson@leanderisd.org.

Once again, welcome to Ms. Pearson’s First Grade Family; let’s work together to make this the best year ever!

If you have any questions or concerns, would like to visit our classroom, schedule a conference, or volunteer to help out, you can contact me via phone at : (512)570-7400, or by e-mail: andrea.pearson@leanderisd.org.

Once again, welcome to Mrs. Pearson’s Second Grade Family; let’s work together to make this the best year ever!


Sincerely,

Andrea Marie Pearson M. Ed.

Whitestone Elementary

Phone # 512.570.7400

ext.47419

Room Number 114

andrea.pearson@leanderisd.org

School Hours 7:15am-2:45pm

My Conference Time 12:05-12:55

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