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Candace Pierces English Class

August 7, 2012 Dear Parents and Guardians, Welcome to the new school year! My name is Candace Pierce, and I am your childs English/Language Arts teacher. I am very excited to have the opportunity to teach your child this year. I am looking forward to helping your child learn the skills needed to have a wonderful and successful school year. Of course, I cannot do this alone. I need your help and support throughout the year. I have high expectations of my students, and my class will require them to become more responsible. Your child will have papers to write, stories to read, grammar to study, and projects to complete. Also, your child will be required to read AR books outside of class throughout the year for a test grade. Supplies Needed: Binder (They may share a binder with another class as long as they have 5 dividers in it for this class.) 1 pack of 5 tab dividers (Label them: Bellringer, Grammar, Literature, Writing, and Tests) notebook paper 1 composition notebook (any color/design) Blue or black pens and pencils highlighter 1 pack index cards (any size is fine students preference) Extra Supplies: These supplies are not mandatory but are always needed in our class hand sanitizer, tissues, etc. Any donation would be greatly appreciated! How to Contact Me: I will update grades on Edline every Friday. I am eager to get to know you, so please feel free to contact me anytime. You can reach me by email at cmpierce@pcu.k12.ms.us or by phone through the school office at 601.798.5449. If you would like to set up a conference, please call the school office, and our secretary will set it up for you. Class Facebook Page: I have a Facebook page for my class set up for student and parent use. Search for Mrs. Pierce-PJHS English Teacher on Facebook and Like the page. I will post there each time we have homework, tests, projects, etc. This page is meant for educational use only. If anyone misuses the page, that person will be removed and blocked from the page. I also maintain a Twitter account to post about class news. My user name is @MrsPiercePJHS. Also, I encourage you to like the Picayune Junior High School Facebook page to stay up-to-date about school news. It can be found at www.facebook.com/picayunejuniorhigh.

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Remind 101: If you do not have access to the Internet but would still like to stay up-to-date on class information, you can sign up for Remind 101 class notifications. Remind 101 is a safe way for teachers to text message or email students and parents. This Internet-based program allows messages to be sent without either party seeing each other's phone number. How to sign up for text notifications: 7th Grade: Send a text message to: 262-287-9360 with the message @mrspierce 8th Grade: Send a text message to: 262-287-9360 with the message @mrspierce2 *Standard text message rates apply. Learn more at www.remind101.com. You can also sign up for email notifications. 7th Grade: Send an email to: mrspierce@remind101.com. Leave the subject and body blank. 8th Grade: Send an email to: mrspierce2@remind101.com. Leave the subject and body blank. Please read over the attached classroom procedures, rules and consequences, and sign and return these papers with your child as soon as possible. The procedures handout needs to be kept in the front of your students binder. Its going to be a GREAT year! I am looking forward to meeting you at Open House on August 14 at 5:30 p.m. Please feel free to contact me anytime you have a question or concern. Thanks in advance for your cooperation! Sincerely,

Candace Pierce English Teacher Picayune Junior High School

Parent Contact Form for English Class

Communication with my students parents is very important to me. When needed, I want to make sure that I contact you in a way that is convenient for you. Please fill out this form for my records. Thank you! Mrs. Pierce Students Name: ___________________________________________________________ Parent/Guardian: ___________________________ Relationship to Student: _____________ Parent/Guardian: ___________________________ Relationship to Student: _____________ Mailing Address:____________________________________________________________ Phone Number(s): Home:_______________________ Cell:________________________ Email Address:_____________________________________________________________ How would you prefer me to contact you (phone/e-mail/letter/text)? If by phone, which number do you prefer? _____________________________________________________________ What time of day is best to contact you? _________________________________________ Is there anything about your child you would like me to know? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ Comments? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ Parents Signature: _________________________________________________________