ESOL Newsletter

September 2017

By Allison Kelly
September 07, 2017

An Introduction

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!

I am excited to be the ESOL teacher this year! This is my 11th year teaching at Haycock. Previously, I taught fifth grade, third grade and kindergarten. My son Jack is a freshman at Randolph-Macon College and my daughter Katherine is a junior at McLean High School—they are both Haycock graduates. I like to read, write, ride my bike, and walk my dog, Tatum. I love to travel and have a goal of visiting all 50 states…39 down, 11 to go! My husband Paul and I have been married for over 20 years. I am looking forward to a wonderful year!

I would like to invite you to please email me to introduce yourself. Please include your name, the name and grade level of your child, and any information you would like for me to know about your family. You are welcome to attach a picture as well. I’m looking forward to getting to know all of you this year.

I am excited to be a partner in your child’s education! If you have any questions or concerns about ESOL Program, please feel free to contact me.

More Information About ESOL Services

The information below is from the FCPS Elementary ESOL website, also available as a link on our school's webpage under Academics:

Elementary ESOL Services are individualized to meet students' English language development needs. ESOL teachers work directly with English Learners (ELs) to advance English language development by building academic language and content understandings in tandem. ELs develop English language proficiency through engaging in reading and writing tasks and academic conversations.

Elementary English learners (ELs) are placed in age-appropriate grade level classes where teachers use strategies and scaffolds to support ELs in accessing the grade level curriculum. ELs actively engage in meaningful learning tasks with their English-speaking peers across disciplines (language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies) throughout the instructional day. ESOL teachers collaborate with and support teachers and teams to make the instructional match for ELs and build academic language and disciplinary literacy. ESOL teachers collaborate with school staff so that explicit opportunities for English language development and language learning is supported throughout the day in multiple contexts.