I am super excited to be joining your child on their educational journey. This is an exciting time for your child and an important part of setting up future success in school. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Jessica Lawrence and I will be your child’s teacher for the 2017-2018 school year here at East Jackson Elementary. I am a Jackson native and Jackson High School graduate. From there I went on to Lansing Community College and Jackson Community College to earn an Associate of Arts. I transferred to Spring Arbor University where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies with a focus on Elementary and Middle School Education. My husband, Peter, blessed me with my wonderful step-son Petey. We have a crazy canine, Reese's (a mini dachshund), a feisty calico kitten named Bella, and a bearded dragon named Repto. In my free time I enjoy going out to restaurants, attending concerts, and sporting events (especially watching Petey play baseball and basketball). Last but not least, I am a frog fanatic!!!
I look forward to getting to know each student and supporting them in their learning. You as a parent, are a child’s original teacher. You are the greatest influence in their lives. Therefore, I would like to invite you to let me know a little about your child by writing me a note or sending an email that describes your child. How would you describe him or her as a learner and as a person? What are the things that you as a parent know would be important for me to know? Communication is the key to success at school. Students are much more successful when parents and teachers work together, and I look forward to working with each of you. I will be communicating with you daily using the student agendas. It is my hope that you will also check agendas daily and sign them each night. I will also communicate via newsletters, e-mail, website, text messages with the Remind app (free for smart phones) and phone calls. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns by phone at 517-764-1810, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org , message me on Remind, or by writing me a note in the student agenda.
I appreciate your participation in your child’s education, it truly makes a difference. It is going to be a fabulous year!