Dear Parents,

It is that time of year again!  We will be starting the class placement process for the upcoming school year during the months of April and May.  This process is for current students in grades 3, 4, and 5. (Current grade 6 students are placed by the Masconomet Middle School.)  The process will include input from your child’s teacher(s) and any other specialist and/or special education teacher that may work with your child.  Learning, social/emotional and behavior needs will be the focus of the team conversation during the placement process.   We also try to place each child with at least one child that they know.  Please know that every effort will be made to ensure that the classes are balanced and meet the needs of the children.

Another  important aspect that is included in the placement process is your input.  If you feel that you would like to provide information to us about your child, you are invited to do so on the form emailed to you.   Please note that your commentaries will be shared with teachers after I have read them.  It is important that you understand that requests of an individual teacher cannot be honored.  However, you may convey the type of teaching style that you have observed to be most effective with your child. Your insight is valued and it contributes to our goal of creating classrooms conducive to each child’s learning style/needs so that they individually and collectively thrive and succeed!

I encourage you to use the form (emailed to you) to convey pertinent information about your child.    If you choose to complete the form, please return no later than April 13, 2018All forms that will be considered in the process need to be in to me by that date.

Thank you very much.

Kathryn Castonguay, Principal