Hello St. Al’s Families! Welcome to the newcomers and Welcome Back to many of you!
I hope your summers were full of fun and relaxation. I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself as well as communicate how excited I am to meet you all! My name is Katie Girardot Putnam (Ms G for short) and I am elated to be part of the Saint Al’s community. I would like to invite you to email me with any questions, comments, concerns (anything!) as the year goes on and I will respond within 1 business day. I am here to work in partnership with you, your child, and the school to have the most successful school year, and I believe that effort starts with clarity and community. I would like to add that communication and transparancy are my top priorities while your children are in my care. If at any time you would like clarification, please contact me. No question is too big or too small!
I cannot stress enough how excited I am to meet you all, hopefully at the Meet and Greet on Tuesday, September 5th from 8:00am-9:00am, or on September 11th at Back to School Night. I have also been getting some questions regarding individual student’s responsibility for organization, specifically with regards to binders vs. accordian files. My response is that if it works for your child, use it! If your child has gotten accostumed to the accordian files and really loves them, perfect! Alternatively, if your child misses the three ring binder, by all means, use that instead. Whatever is the best method for your child for organizational purposes is encouraged. In concert with organizational efforts, I understand that 6th grade requirements can put stress on any organization system, so I will be utilizing LOTS of reminders in class and via email.
Again, I want to thank you for choosing Saint Aloysius School as shepherds for your children. I am very excited about this upcoming school year, and hope you are too! Enjoy the extended weekend, I want to hear all about your summers when you return on Tuesday!
Thank you, and Welcome Back!!!
Katie Girardot Putnam