Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! My name is Ms. Gina Castano and I am thrilled to be your child’s first grade teacher this year. This is my 10th year teaching, and I am very excited to be teaching first grade this year!
I believe that there is nothing more important than educating children, and it is a responsibility that I never take lightly. My main goal is to provide each and every student the opportunity to continue to develop into successful and happy human beings. My commitment as an educator is to challenge students while providing the supportive environment and tools to meet those challenges. I am very passionate about education, and I want to convey my love of teaching and learning to students each day. My hope is for my students to enjoy coming to school each day and to love learning.
The link between home and school is absolutely essential, and I hope to work closely with you to foster a lifelong love of learning in each and every child. I believe communication between home and school is an important key to success for children. Please know that I will always be available to address any question or concern you might have. Each night, I will mark your child’s color in their planner, so I ask that you please check and sign each night. You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the school at (856) 227-1103 extension 3502.
I am truly looking forward to a fantastic year with you and your children!!