Ms. Katy Huntley (4th Grade)
I am delighted to be your child’s fourth grade teacher. In terms of my own educational background, I hold both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Broadcast and Electronic Arts from San Francisco State University, as well as a Master’s Degree in Education, and California Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Loyola Marymount University. I am currently enrolled in UCLA’s Creative Nonfiction Certificate Program.
In accordance with our Schoolwide Learning Expectations, the California State Common Core and Los Angeles Archdiocesan Content Standards, and through a wide variety of creative and intellectual activities, the 4th grade students will develop proficiency in all core academic subjects as well as Religion, Art, Music, Spanish, Computer Science, and Physical Education.
Of course, you are your child’s first teacher. You have more of an impact on their values, behavior, expectations, and work ethic than any other person. If you feel education is important, your child will discern this as well and will certainly try their best to succeed. I consider it of paramount importance that you take an active part in your child’s education. You make the difference!
Communication between the home and school is vital. I wish for this to be a fabulous year for your child, and welcome any questions or concerns you may have about your child’s physical, cognitive, social, or emotional well-being.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time by phone at (818) 243-9239 ext. 110, or by email at [email protected]. I am available for conferences by appointment. Naturally, I will contact you if I feel your child is deficient in their behavior or schoolwork—or, to perhaps pay a compliment!
I encourage you to check Gradelink with your child on a consistent and constant basis. Tests and assignments are kept in the classroom until the end of each quarter, at which time students will bring their work home for your review, and then return the work to school to select particular pieces for their portfolio. At the end of the school year they literally will be able to self-assess their academic progress.
Establishing good classroom discipline is essential to each child’s success, both academically and socially. In the classroom, my intention is that your child feels their learning environment is safe and secure. In addition, they will be given the necessary tools to develop self-discipline, good work habits, organizational skills, how to think independently and critically, resolve conflicts peacefully, and how to treat their classmates and others with kindness and respect.
You may find all 4th Grade Standards information at the following
websites: www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ (California State) and www.archdiocese.la/learning/schools/curricula/index.html
(Los Angeles Archdiocese).
Ms. K.E. Monahan Huntley. M.A., M.Ed.
Vice Principal of Elementary Education (3rd, 4th, & 5th)
Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Associate