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How YOU can help your child's first impression on the new teacher

When your child walks in for the first time in his new classroom, the teacher usually knows only what others have said about her. That's her first impression. Put your voice in the mix right from the start! Compose a letter to introduce your child and email it to the teacher a week before school begins. We’ve found this humanizing snapshot projects the child beyond her IEP, and sets up a friendly start to the school year. Teachers tell us they appreciate the gesture, and the information—as long as it’s brief! Keep it to one page. Start the letter with a warm cooperative tone, like: "Sarah is very much looking forward to starting third grade with you this year. I'm writing to introduce her, d