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Mrs. Aldridge

Email: 
jaldridge@amherst.k12.va.us
Phone: 
434-528-6499 ext 21040
Classes Taught: 
English as a Second Language

October - December 2018

English Language Learner (ELL) Newsletter

Hello! I cannot believe we are already in our second nine weeks of the school year! I am so proud of our students as they have been working so hard and are making progress in their classrooms and in practicing the English language. Thank you, parents, for being supportive and encouraging them to do well in school.   -Mrs. Aldridge

I am sending home a pamphlet that may be helpful to you as it gives ten different ways you can help practice reading and writing with your child.

Contact Information:

Mrs.  Aldridge

Phone: 434-528-6499 ext. 21040

Email: jaldridge@amherst.k12.va.us

Schools: Madison Heights Elementary, Monelison Middle, Amelon Elementary, and Elon Elementary School

 

Important Dates:

  • November 5th-6th: Teacher Workday- No school for students!

  • November 21st-23rd: Thanksgiving Break! No school!

  • December 24th-January 2nd : Christmas Break! No school!

Helpful Resources:

  1. Colorín Colorado: A bilingual site for Educators and Families of English Language Learners: http://www.colorincolorado.org/families

  2. Sounds of English: https://www.soundsofenglish.org

  3. U.S. Department of Education- Parent Involvement: https://www2.ed.gov/admins/comm/parents/pntinv.html

  4. WIDA Website:  https://wida.wisc.edu

Reminders:

  • Please make sure your child gets enough rest and comes to school each day.

  • Read with your child each night.

  • Check your child’s homework agenda.

  • Encourage conversation in both languages- We do not want to replace the child’s first language, but want our students to be bilingual and proficient in both languages.

 

Schedule:

M, W, F: Madison Heights Elementary, Monelison Middle School

T, TH: Madison Heights Elementary

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