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Dubois Elementary School

120 South Lincoln Ave
Springfield, IL 62704


September 19, 2011


Dear Parents and Guardians,

I want to extend to you and your children my warmest welcome to Dubois Elementary School. My name is Carlis Thomas and I am the school Parent Educator. This will be my second year working at Dubois, but I have almost eight years of experience in education.

I am looking forward to a wonderful, productive year with your children. I am also looking forward to working in partnership with the parents. Being the Dubois Parent Educator is a joy, and I am very pleased to be here. Students success is always my first priority. As a parent educator, I will encourage and promote active partnerships between parents and educators so that your child is successful. I will assist doing this through teaching, mentoring and facilitating partnerships, providing support and information to families individually and through parent workshops and support groups. I will also facilitate linages between families, schools, and community agencies. Each month I plan to send home with your child a school newsletter called the Dubois Dragons. Please look for my article listed under the heading Parent Educator’s Corner!

I want to encourage you to contact me whenever you have any questions or concerns about your children. Also, I check my e-mail frequently throughout the day, so please feel free to e-mail me if that is more convenient for you at cthomas@springfield.k12.il.us

Ms. Thomas
Parent Educator
Office Hours: 8:00 - 4:00pm