• August 14, 2020
    Dear studenst, parents, and or guardians, 
    Please let me take this opportunity to introduce myself and to welcome you to Grade 4.  I have been teaching at Mark Twain since 1990.  In the course of my 30 years here, I have taught second, fourth, fifth, and multi-age 5/6.  In addition to being a classroom teacher, I also served the school as the building specialist for three years.
    4th grade will be filled with a variety of experiences both academic and social.  Expect these experiences to be fun, challenging, exciting and sometimes stressful as you, and or your child learns to adapt to our class and remote learning through 63 Online.  Please remember, that as you, or your child advances from third to fourth grade, higher expectation will be placed upon you, or your child to become responsible for all academic work and for one's behavior.  For some you, and or your child, the transition will be easier than it is for others.  Some students may need extra assistance from home and at school to help make the transition as smooth as possible.  Together as a team, we can make you, and or your child's experience in Grade 4 worthwhile and positive!!
    Patents,  I will be communicating with you frequently.  Communication can be by telephone, the assignment notebook (with in-person instruction) parent notices, letters, E-mail, website, Seesaw, Google Classroom, SwiftReach SwiftK-12 (mass emails and SMS texts), and progress reports. Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions, comments, or concerns.  The best way to contact me is through the district E-mail at jschlebecker@emsd63.org.  I can also be reached by phone at 847-296-5341 extension #8638.
    Students, I am so excited to be your teacher and I look forward to working with you every day!!  I hope you will be BRAVE, and take lots of risks.  Afterall, we learn best from our mistakes.  And, always remember..."TOGETHER, WE CAN!!"  
    Looking forward to a great year!!
    Ms. Schlebecker 
    Jennifer Schlebecker
    Mark Twain School
    Fourth Grade Teacher
    847-296-5341 Ext. #8662