I realize that teaching your child is a privilege, as well as a tremendous responsibility. I will do my best this year to ensure that your child has a challenging and motivating learning experience. Your child will work toward meeting and exceeding state standards and toward acquiring the tools and skills necessary for his or her future, both academically and socially. However, I have discovered through my years as an educator that I cannot do this alone. I need your help. We need to be partners in your child’s learning process. I need you to encourage your child at home by helping to ensure that homework assignments and projects are completed, as well as helping him or her study for assessments throughout the year. I know with your help, we can make fourth grade a wonderful experience! Thank you in advance for your time and cooperation.