Dear First Grade Families,

    My name is Debra. Rosica, and I am delighted to welcome your terrific first grader to an amazing school year in room B101! Before we embark on this exciting journey together, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and share some details about first grade.

    First of all, I want you to know how deeply privileged I feel to have the opportunity to teach and nurture your child. I am confident that with my academic training (BA Eastern University, MA Holy Family University), nine years of teaching experience, along with my experiences raising my own children, I can work with the students to foster a challenging and supportive classroom environment. However, I firmly believe that our collaboration and open communication will be the heart of your child's social and academic growth this year. Please know that my door is always open, and I sincerely encourage you to reach out with any questions, concerns, or anything you'd like to share about your child. Together, as a team, we can make this school year a truly enriching and memorable experience.

    In first grade, your child will have the opportunity to explore various subjects, including language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, music, art, QUEST and physical education. At Butler, we believe in making learning enjoyable, meaningful, and interactive, using games, hands-on projects, and group activities to keep our students engaged and excited about learning. Additionally, they will enjoy lunch in the cafeteria and have recess every day – a time to play, laugh, and make new friends.

    For now, I want your child to continue enjoying every minute of summer. Let them relax with family, play outside, ride their bike, and read some great books! Learning can happen in so many ways, even during summer adventures.

    Thank you for entrusting me with your child's education. I cannot wait to meet you and your terrific first grader. Our classroom, B101, will be a place of laughter, discovery, and friendship. Get ready for an incredible year ahead!

    With warm regards,

    Mrs. Rosica