Ms. Lighty



Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Lighty

Dear Parents, Students, Family Members, and Guardians,

Welcome to Fourth Grade! I am pleased to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year!  I am looking forward to having your child as a student. Fourth grade is such a fun year with so many wonderful activities to celebrate! In order to have a fun year, my most important goal is to create a community of learners in my classroom. I am committed to crafting a classroom environment where your child is a valued, trusted, and an integral part of our classroom learning environment. In order to accomplish this, I have planned a variety of activities to emphasize and reinforce this goal. It is my hope that you will support and encourage this vision at home. 

Parents, family members, and guardians are the driving force in their student’s life. I encourage you to show your child that you care about their education by asking them about the school day and making sure assigned homework is completed and returned to school. It is important that you check their daily planner and sign it after going over their assignments with them each evening. Please refer to our classroom newsletters for information about your child’s education.  YOUR CHILD IS RESPONSIBLE FOR COPYING DOWN ALL OF THEIR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS.

As a new school year approaches, I would like to share some helpful hints that I think will make the start of the school year go smoothly.


**Please make sure your child comes to school prepared every day to learn. This means that they have received a good nights rest, have eaten a healthy breakfast (or will eat at school), they have completed ALL of their homework the night before, and have ALL supplies for the day. I recommend getting your student into the habit of setting out their belongings the evening before school. By starting off the year doing this, you can build a habit of it at home. Your morning will be calm and organized, and your student will be ready to learn!

You may send your child to school with a water bottle and healthy snack each day. Our lunchtime isn’t until 12:10pm, and we have a very busy morning!!

Please fill out and return the stapled packet I have prepared for you. These forms are very important and will allow me to know some specifics about your child. Please be sure to send these with your child on the first day of school, or on the specified due date. You know your child in a unique way, and your input will assist me in learning about him/her.

I welcome and value parent involvement!  I will need a variety of parent volunteers throughout the year in our classroom. I welcome help all year to get some materials prepped for the week. Please let me know if you can help out by sending me an email at

I hope this information will help you and your child get ready for a new and very exciting school year! Please remember that there is more information on how our classroom runs that you will receive at the beginning of the school year!


I am looking forward to an AWESOME year!


Ms. Lighty