ADVISORY NEWS, Ms. Krawetz, Rm. #104

Updated: August 22, 2018

To: Room #104 Students & Parents
From: Ms. Krawetz, Fifth Grade Teacher
RE: Hello & Welcome Back Students & Parents!

“You're off to great to great places. Today is your first day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” -Dr. Seuss

Dear Advisory Students and Parents,

Hello, my name is Debra Krawetz and I am very delighted to be your child’s Fifth Grade Advisory and Block #1 English Language Arts and Social Studies teacher this year. In this role, I will be your "go to" teacher should you have any questions about any aspect of school life.

Here is information for your Fifth Grader & you for the first days of school:


  • Room #104 lockers are located on the same wall as the main office on the first floor. Look for your student's nameplate at the Open House on Aug. 22 and first day of class.
  • Students should place personal school supplies inside lockers, and then bring donation items, such as tissues, into the classroom.
  • It is always helpful to label school supplies (Ex. a pencil case, water bottle, notebook, backpack...) at home with students’ first and last names before items arrive at school so things can be returned if lost.


  • The best way to reach me during school hours is by email and I will get back to you by the end of the school day. *Please know that my prep hour is at 3:20 pm so I may not return your email until the afternoon.
  • If you have an urgent message during the day, please call the main office.
  • I update my web page each Monday and throughout the week with information about current homework, projects and upcoming field trips. Please bookmark my web page to stay current on classroom news.
  • Look for regular email blasts from me with links to my website!
  • If you changed your email address recently, please let us know!


  • Fall Conferences will be held on Thurs. Oct. 11 from 4-8 pm, Tues. Oct. 16 from 4-8 pm, and on Wed. Oct. 17 from 8:30 am to 4 pm.
  • I will send out a Sign-Up-Genius link in early September to sign up for a slot.
  • In Fifth grade, we highly encourage students to attend conferences with parents to participate in the discussion of how school is going.

We are finalizing our lists for Block #2 ELA & SS and Math & Science classes. The students will stay in their homerooms all day the first day of school and then begin switching for Block #2 classes on Tues. Aug. 28.

I look forward to fostering an inclusive classroom where learners are able to grow and thrive at their natural learning pace. As such, as a parent-teacher team, I value open communication and collaboration to ensure every student’s social emotional well-being and academic success in school.

If you have any questions, email is always the best way to reach me. I look forward to meeting you very soon.


Debra Krawetz
Fifth Grade Teacher ~ Room #104