Newsflash: Mrs. De Villez is teaching fifth grade!
About Your Teacher
Hello, I am Mrs. De Villez. I have been teaching at Nordstrom School for 15 years. This is my first year teaching fifth grade. During the summer I teach Math to incoming seventh graders and I have taught students at all grade levels in our Nordstrom After School Program. I enjoy teaching so much that it is my hobby. In my free time I do activities that will improve my lessons and add energy and enthusiasm to my classroom environment. I am married and have two adult children. Every day I go on walks after school with my two dogs. It is a great way to relax and reflect upon the day. Also, I enjoy reading, working with technology, eating out, and Church activities. I look forward to getting to know you and your child this school year.
Code of Conduct
The Nordstrom School Code of Conduct contains information on rules and guidelines designed to maintain a safe and orderly place to learn. You and your child will be asked to sign an acknowledgement that you have read the information contained in this document.
Health and Attire
Please be sure your child wears suitable clothing to school that will allow him or her to fully participate in daily physical education lessons and activities that require sitting on the floor. In addition it is important that your child gets plenty of sleep and has a healthy breakfast before school. Lunch is at 12:00. Students are encouraged to eat a healthy snack at the 9:45 recess.
Labels are Lovely
Please label your child's school items such as backpacks, lunchboxes, jackets, etc. Also, please remember that toys and valuables should remain at home.
My Classroom, Room 4 (library building)
I'm changing grades, but not classrooms! I will remain in room 4 for the upcoming school year. It is located in the north west corner of the library building.
On the first day of school students and parents may come into the classroom starting at 7:30 AM. During the time before school begins students may familiarize themselves with the classroom and meet their teacher and classmates.
On this website you will find useful information for parents and students. The "Classroom Highlights" tab will have a weekly summary of what we have been learning and some things to ask your child. It is a great tool for keeping up with what your child is learning. Please read it. When we start homework there will be information related to the assignments.
I hope that you find this site helpful and refer to it often. If you have any suggestions on the website feel free to let me know.
I often discover when one parent asks a question or makes a comment it is something others might be wondering as well.
Supplies Your Child Needs
A Note About Water Bottles
Every student should have a water bottle. This provides students with access to water as needed. Also, research shows that when children are well hydrated they are better able to concentrate on their learning.
Please do not put ice cubes in the water bottles. Students will shake them to hear the ice cubes clinking. This is disruptive to class. Also, cold water bottles sweat and that makes papers and desks messy.
One last request, please only put water in the water bottles. Spills do happen, but water spills are easy to manage. Students may refill their water bottles at the sink in the classroom.