• Welcome Home to 6th grade! 

    It was a pleasure to meet with you on Move-up Day in June and to share in your enthusiasm about your move to 6th grade.
    Just like you, I intend to enjoy my summer break.
    One of my favorite things about summer is the time that I have to read.  Besides being with family, reading is my favorite ways to spend a day. This year my hope is to share some wonderful books and authors with those of you who already love to read, and to encourage and inspire those of you who have not yet found that perfect book or author.

    As you navigate through my teacher site you'll find links to a list of supplies that you'll need for 6th grade (6th Grade Supply List) and a calendar that includes important dates for you and your parents. When school begins, you will also find daily homework assignments listed (although I do expect you to keep an updated Homework Assignment Book).

    What are some other things that you can do to be ready for school in September?  Reconsider our PAWS for PRIDE traits: Pride, Respect, Individual Responsibility, Determination, Empathy, and return to school with the attitude that YOU can be an AGENT of P.R.I.D.E. in our classroom, school, and home communities.

    It’s always exciting to begin another school, and this year will be memorable!  6th grade is an end and a beginning—the culmination of your elementary experience and the important preparation for your secondary experience. Your 6th grade teachers and Mr. Cashman will be expecting great things from you.

    The most important things that you learn this year will be those things that help you to succeed as a student and as a citizen: organization, independence, responsibility, accountability.  Development of these traits support your success in math, science, social studies, language arts and all other aspects of your student life at Titus Elementary.
    All of the 6th grade teachers work as a team, and so our expectations for work and behavior are the same. One of the best things about another school year is that everyone gets to start over with a clean slate. You have the ability to recreate yourself as a student—to be more organized, read more, listen actively, and develop better work and study skills.  YOU have to work to be the best you can be; my job is to help you realize your potential.
    I look forward to seeing you again on Opening Day, Tuesday, Septermber 4th; meanwhile, enjoy your summer.

    Parents, please make note of my email address—
    evanvree@cbsd.org  and acknowledge receipt of this letter by email so that I have a current address on file for quick communication. Thank you in advance for supporting your child’s academic and social growth this year.



                                                                                                                                     Mrs. Elaine VanVreede