My name is Karen Shelton and I will be your child's teacher this year. This year, I will be starting my 26th year of teaching full-time in the district. I have previously taught 5th grade in the district. If you need to contact me for any reason, you may write a brief note in the assignment book, leave a phone message in the office or send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will return your call as soon as possible. I also encourage any student who would like extra help or to re-do any assignments stay after school with parent's permission on Tuesdays or Thursdays. I'm looking forward in working with both you and your child this year.