Friday, July 29, 2016

Welcome Back Letter!

July 29, 2017

Dear Second Grade Parents and Students,
Welcome to a new school year!  I am Becky Woolums, and I am very excited to be your child’s second grade teacher!  Second grade is an exciting time in a child’s life and there is a tremendous amount of learning and accomplishments that takes place over the course of the year.  My goal as your child’s teacher is to foster a love of learning while valuing individuality and striving to meet the needs of each student!  Your input and support are very important and I value the partnership we share in your child’s education.  I am very excited to meet you and your child!
On a personal note, I am a Colorado native and my husband, Dale and I have lived in Douglas County for over twenty-five years.  I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, our Great Pyrenees Gus, reading, and cooking.  Both of our children are graduates of Douglas County Schools.  Our son Britton will soon be starting graduate school and our daughter Hannah is in her final year at Colorado State University.
I am happy to welcome my 33rd group of students to a new school year!  I started my teaching career as a learning specialist in Rawlins, Wyoming.  I returned to the Denver area and married my husband of 34 years and continued my teaching career in Douglas County as a learning specialist, kindergarten, first, and second grade teacher.  I received my teaching degree from the University of Northern Colorado and my masters in special education from Denver University.
I am looking forward to “Meet Your Teacher” on August 5th!  This is an opportunity for you and your child to meet me, become acquainted with our classroom, and drop off school supplies. 
   Please mark your calendar for the following important dates:
·       Families are welcome to come visit our classroom, meet me and drop off your labeled supplies on Friday, August 5th.  Please sign up for a time slot by clicking here for the online Conference Scheduler use the password digger and then use the student look up tab
·       Our First day of school is Monday, August 8th
·       Parent Back to School Night is August 17th two session times 6:00-6:30PM and 6:35-7:05PM
·       We will not have class on August 18th or August 19th.  Each student will come to school for one hour to complete reading and math assessments.  Please sign up for a day and time between July 19th and August 1st by clicking here for the online Conference Scheduler.  Because we value the information we are obtaining on these days, it is mandatory that all children complete the assessments on either August 18th or August 19th.  Please bring your child to the front vestibule and teachers will escort students to their testing locations.  Students will conclude their assessment day by having you accompany them to take their school picture.  Our Before and Afterschool Enrichment program (B.A.S.E.) will be available on both August 18th or August 19th.  Please contact B.A.S.E. as soon as possible as spaces are limited.
If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please feel free to contact me via email Rebecca.Woolums@dcsdk12.org. 

I hope everyone enjoys the last few days of summer break!

See you soon!

Fondly,
Mrs. Becky Woolums