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Gates, Michelle

Welcome to kindergarten!

Dear Parents,

I would like to welcome you and your child to my kindergarten class and to Graystone School.  I am excited to be your child’s kindergarten teacher.  Kindergarten is a year of growing socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Your involvement, interest, and enthusiasm will help make this a wonderful year of growth for you and your child.

I feel that children work most effectively in a classroom setting based on mutual respect, and that atmosphere will be encouraged and maintained in our classroom.  Each child is expected to respect the rights of others and to do his or her own personal best. 

Please know that I am looking forward to getting to know you and your child.  I believe that education is a partnership between home and school, and thus I am committed to the idea of regular communication.  Therefore, please contact me any time at 535-6317 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Also, every Monday, I will send home a newsletter titled “The Gates Gazette”.  It will contain important information as to what we are learning in class, a calendar of events, and classroom and school wide announcements. 

In closing, take a moment to imagine the kindergarten world: letters, numbers, stories, sharing, blocks, puzzles, play, paint and playdough.  Imagination and creativity are everywhere.  As you talk with your child about their day and celebrate their best effort on the work they do, remember that kindergarten is a “child’s garden”.  Many times the process is more important than the product; and, learning is accomplished by doing, touching, and experiencing.

Warmest Regards,


Michelle Gates                                

Contact Information

Room E-25

Phone:
(408) 535-6317

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Best way to contact me is by email after 2:30 PM Monday through Friday.

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