James Zdziarski

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Mr. Zdziarski

Zdziarski James

Tuesday September 1, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year. I am excited to be guiding your 5th grader at Jefferson Elementary School this year. I hope for a fun, safe, and educational experience for your child.

My name is Jim Zdziarski (pronounced Zd jar’ ski). I am originally from Green Bay. I have been teaching for 26 years. This is my 14th year at Jefferson Elementary. Before coming to Jefferson, I was teaching at Madison Elementary. My previous years were in Stevens Point, WI.

I am happily married with 3 children ranging from the ages 11-14. My wife is a 5th grade teacher at Stangel Elementary School. I have many hobbies and interests which I include into my classroom instruction. Origami, biking, camping, computers, and most recently, robotics, are just a few of them.

I believe learning is a lifelong process which begins the moment a child is born. Adults and relatives nurture the child by singing, reading, speaking to him/her. At a certain age the child is sent to school to develop more completely. Many things can be presented to a child at school; yet learning at school and at home needs a parent’s constant support. To allow me to understand your child’s needs, I am asking you to complete the Introducing Your Child survey. This survey gives me a chance to adjust our classroom as we need.

Many forms of communications will be sent home with your child in his/her “HOT” Folder. In addition, there may be phone calls home as well. Parents and students can call my voice mail at Jefferson. My outgoing message will include a reminder of our homework and any other goings on in class. To access my voicemail, dial 663-9399. Log onto http://www.manitowocpublicschools.com/webpages/jzdziarski/ to access my web page. This site is currently under construction and is not complete. I hope to include a calendar, items to print out, homework reminders, and web sites to enhance the lessons from school. Keep checking back.

Once again, I am excited to be your child’s teacher this year. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to call the school at 663-9530 and leave a message at the office or on my voicemail mentioned above. You may also email me at zdziarskij@mpsd.k12.wi.us. If you wish, send me your email address and I will reply as soon as I can.

Thank you,

Mr. James F. Zdziarski (Mr. Z.)

5th Grade Teacher

Jefferson Elementary School