Ms. Tennant

I.S. 318 – Social Studies Department

1919 Prospect Avenue, 4th Floor

Bronx, NY  10457


September 5, 2006


Dear Parents and Guardians,


Welcome to the 2006-2007 school year at I.S. 318.  I hope that you had a great summer.  I am your child’s Social Studies teacher and am very excited about all of the challenging learning experiences that your child and I will share this year.


I have established classroom policies to support the best educational environment possible.  In order to foster excellent study skills I assign homework on a regular basis.  Students may be expected to do reading and writing or get materials from the library.  I occasionally will quiz students on their reading.


I have set high standards for my class.  Being prepared for class on a daily basis is a requirement for all students.  Students must be responsible to maintain their notes in a section of their three ring binders.  Each student should come to class with their completed homework and notes from class in this binder.  Also, please ensure that your child comes to school daily with

·        three hole punched loose-leaf paper and

·        two pens (black or blue ink).

I also will maintain a portfolio in the classroom of successfully completed assignments for your child, which you are welcomed to see.


Because you are an integral part of your child’s education, I feel home-school communication is vital. I may contact you to let you know about upcoming assignments and your child’s progress.  Please fill out the attached contact information form and return it with your child.  I also have attached my discipline plan. It would be great if you could go over it with your child.  After you have discussed it, please sign both copies, keep one copy for your reference, and return the other copy with your child.


I also welcome your comments.  Please, feel free to contact me at school by calling the office at (718) 294-8504 during school hours or by email at  Thank you so much for your support.  I am eager to work with you to make this a wonderful year for all of us.  You are a very important part of our I.S. 318 team.  I look forward to meeting you.