• Dear Students and Parents,

    Please allow me to take a moment to welcome you to Trinity Lutheran School for an exciting and eventful year.  My name is Mallory Mahon and I will be your child’s Math teacher. I received my degree in elementary education from Arizona State University (GO SUNDEVILS!). This will be my 10th year teaching and the excitement and anticipation I feel about beginning a new school year never seems to lessen. It is even more special for me this year as I will be seeing many familiar faces of siblings I previously had.

    During this first week of school, my students will have the opportunity to cover some rules and expectations for my class. I wanted to send a copy of what we discussed for you to keep at home, so that through working as a team, we can ensure that your child finds success in my classroom.  

    1.) Be Prepared – Please bring to class each day a pencil, dry erase marker, 2 pocket 3 pronged folder, composition notebook, and your agenda.  

    2.) 6-8 will be utilizing Discovery Math Techbook Curriculum. 5th grade will be utilizing the Orgio curricuum which provides students with their won workbooks. All grades will also be utilizing interactive notebooks to reinforce what we are learning in class.

    3.) Hand in all assignments when they are due. Homework will be assigned at the end of almost every lesson- typically 3-4 times a week. If assignments are frequently turned in late or missing, I will contact the parents to advise them of my concerns.  In the event of an absence, the student will need to personally contact me at a convenient time upon return to school to receive make-up work.  

    4.) Our grading policy requires that all work be completed by the due date in order to receive full credit. (Of course, if a student has an excused absence, the school’s policy is followed.) For assignments that are handed in late, 10% will be deducted from the final score for each day it is late. I will post in Gradelink weekly what we are working on in class and what homework will be assigned.

    5.) Assessments will be given throughout each module. Quizzes, Mid-Module Assessments, and End-Module assessments. If a student is unhappy with a score they receive, they can redo each problem they missed for partial credit back. All work must be shown and an explanation must be given of what their misunderstanding was.

    I welcome and encourage open communication amongst the parent, student and teacher. Please don’t hesitate to email me at  mmahon@trinitylcs.org should you have any questions or concerns relating to your child or my class.

    Again, I want to welcome you to Trintiy, High School Prep, and to my class. I am looking forward to working with your child and you throughout the upcoming school year.

    Sincerely,

    Mallory C. Mahon
    8th Grade Homeroom & High School Prep Math Teacher
    Trinity Lutheran School

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