Welcome Letter


August 2020

Dear Families and Students, 

         Welcome to THIRD GRADE at Westside Elementary!  My name is Mrs. Whorton, and I will be your child’s third grade English Language Arts (Reading) teacher this school year. I am very excited about the opportunity to get to know you, and I am looking forward to an exciting and productive school year!  

My Goals

         My goal this year is to nurture, keep your child healthy, and encourage your child as a reader, a writer, a thinker/problem solver, and a good citizen.  I will continue to help your child develop an enthusiasm for reading and the English Language through the use of technology, hands-on assignments and your child’s ability to explore. It is my goal to make sure your child will gain an in-depth knowledge of the English language and increase their reading abilities. 

What Your Child Needs

•  A book bag full of their school supplies (see the 3rd grade supply list)

•     A lot of encouragement 

•     A BIG hug each morning

•  30 minutes each night to review skills and practice reading…PLEASE help your child review. 

Upcoming News 

         We will be sending home weekly newsletters throughout the year to inform you about any upcoming news. I believe it is very important for teachers and parents to communicate together. Communication is key. The newsletters will include suggestions on how to help your child become an active learner, important school information, classroom news, and breakfast/lunch menus.


Mrs. Whorton