Welcome Letter from Mrs. Benton
I am very happy to welcome you to the 2017-18 school year! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Melissa Benton, I received my Bachelors Degree from Trinity Christian College in 2009. This is my sixth year teaching special education. Prior to teaching I was an accountant and I felt a time for a career change. Changing careers to a teacher has been the most rewarding experience ever! I truly enjoy going to work every day to teach, help, and support every student in my classroom!
I look forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure that your child can achieve their highest potential. I recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. I know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child's education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children's success and I would like for you to know that I will do my very best to carry out my responsibilities. I ask that you guide and support your child's learning by ensuring that he/she attends school daily, completes homework assignments, reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills, shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of their school life, and informs you if he/she needs additional support in any subject area.
Our classroom environment is structured by a variety of hands on learning activities, games, and learning centers. I strongly believe in making learning as fun as possible to help keep the students motivated and eager to learn!
Communication is essential and I will send home weekly newsletters about what we are doing in school. Students will have a behavioral sheet on their desks and mark them daily. I will send them home on Friday for you to see how your child does throughout the week. Please feel free to contact me through a note, by email, or call me at work and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I welcome your thoughts and I am looking forward to working together to make this a successful year!