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. (A few of of you may remember me from prevoius years as I previously taught HSP at Trinity a few years back) 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 with 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 sibilings 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 the Engage NY Math Curriculum which does not use a text book- I will provide students with packets from which they will take notes during class and can take home to use to help with homeowork. 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 Assessemtns, 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 show and an explaination 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 email@example.com 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.
Mallory C. Mahon
8th Grade Homeroom & High School Prep Math Teacher
Trinity Lutheran School
High School Prep Faculty
Mrs. Benally, Room 601: 5th grade Homeroom
5-8th Grade Faith Development
8th Grade Government
5-6th Grade Elective
Mrs. Mosley, Room 504: 6th grade Homeroom
5-8th Grade Grammar, Writing & Literature
7th Grade Ancient History
Mr. Koehne, Room 603: 7th grade Homeroom
5-8th Grade Life Science
5th Grade U.S. History
H.S. Credit Geography for 7-8th Grade
Mrs. Mahon, Room 602: 8th Grade Homeroom
5th - 8th Grade Math
6th Grade U.S. History
7-8th Grade Elective
Mrs. Neville, Gym/P.E.:
Grades 5-6 do NOT need to change into different clothes for P.E.Grades 7-8 do change for P.E.
Mr. Benally Room 604:Art & STEAM