Invitation to Parents to Attend
an Informational Meeting about our Multiage Program
Russell Yates and Heidi Mattern
The following is a copy of the first letter that was sent
out to all parents of 1st and 2nd grade children, inviting them
to come to an informational meeting about our school's first
multiage program (team-taught, 2nd/3rd grade). The subsequent
meeting was a huge success and we had more families sign up than
we had room for!
April 26, 1995
Multiage classroom for grades 2-3
Chimacum Elementary School
Dear Parents of First and Second Grade Students,
Beginning in the 1995-1996 school year, we will be offering
a team-taught multiage class for students entering the second
and third grades. This will expand the number of educational
options available at Chimacum Elementary.
The classroom will emphasize creation of a nurturing community
where students begin to take responsibility for their own education.
Students will have the opportunity to remain with the same teachers
for two years, and have the chance to work with both teachers
simultaneously. Recognizing that learning doesn't always happen
at a steady pace, we will provide an environment in which students
can progress at their own rate while ensuring coverage of the
If you are interested in this option, please come to an informational
meeting on Wednesday May 3rd, from 7 to 8 p.m. This meeting will
be held in Russ Yates' classroom, #916, at the elementary school.
You may also indicate an interest in this program when you fill
out your Parent Input Sheet, which will be sent to you within
the next two weeks. Heidi Mattern or Russell Yates can be reached
at Chimacum Elementary (732-xxxx).