Classroom: Self Contained Room 300
I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. My name is Brittney Barefield and I am the Self Contained Exceptional Children's Teacher. This year it is also my privilege to have Diane Schuster, Erin Gainey and Amy Gould working as our classroom teacher assistants. This is my seventeeth year as an educator and I have to admit I am as excited as I was my first year. I love teaching and am constantly looking for new ways to challenge the students. It is my goal to provide engaging instruction that challenges your child while fostering a sense of both independence and success. Every student is unique and has different interests and learning styles. My goal is for our classroom to be a community of learners based on mutual respect for all individual differences. I want both you and your child to know that our (not my) classroom is a safe environment where students are encouraged to share, learn from one another, and learn from me—just as I will learn from them.
I have very high expectations and standards. I am absolutely committed to providing my students with the best education. I believe structure and consistency is key. I also believe that communication with parents is crucial to a successful year, and that honest communication can head off issues before they develop. Know that I am here with an open mind and a willingness to listen to any concerns that might arise throughout the year. Please communicate with me your thoughts, questions and concerns. I am in your child's life every day; it's my goal to make a powerful and positive impact, so let's work together to make that happen. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org,us or (252) 232-2237.
*Arrival is 7:30 AM. Breakfast is 7:30 – 7:50. Your child will be marked tardy after 7:50. Please make sure that your child is here on time.
*Lunch costs $2.50 and breakfast is $1.25. Snacks are 0.75 and you can send money in the pouch in your child’s folder or put it on their lunch account online.
*We love to celebrate birthdays and you are more than welcome to plan snacks for your child’s birthday, however, we are unable to eat until after 1:45 in the afternoon and items must be store bought. We cannot serve homemade goodies. Please let me know a couple of days in advance if you would like to celebrate.
*If your child is absent, please send a note in with the date of and reason for absence.
*A written note will be needed for any transportation changes. Please make every effort possible to send a note in the morning about changes to your child’s afternoon schedule. If at all possible, please try to avoid last minute changes near the end of the school day.Suggested Websites: