Welcome

  • Hello parents and families! 

    WELCOME to the 2020-21 school year!

    I am happy to be teaching at Bluebonnet Elementary, and even more excited to be teaching third grade again because this is my favorite age group to teach.  Third grade is a time that students gain quite a bit of independence, which they tend to enjoy. This is a great thing because being responsible and more independent learners prepares them so well for the transition to fourth grade.

    I have high expectations for all my students but know that every child is different. In our "new normal" right now, I will do my very best to understand each of my students' needs to teach them the way they learn best, which includes learning in person at school as well as distance learning (online) at home.

    My goal is for every student to love school, feel safe, and to be successful! To be as successful as possible, it is important for parents and family members to partner with me and support their child in every way possible. This simply means make sure to check for homework and important notices and communication, help your child with nightly reading and math fact practice, and help with assignments as needed. Also be sure that your child eats well, is well-rested, and is fully prepared for a new day of adventure and learning. Partnered as a team, we can make this third grade year successful, exciting, and fun!

    This year I am teaching all the subjects.  We will be teaching virtually (onilne) for the first three weeks of school.  From there, BISD has asked parents to decide whether they want to send their children to school or keep them at home to continue virtual learning.  Parents may change their choice of schooling at the end of each 9-week grading period.  

    I will be communicating with families through newsletters, email, and SchoolStatus (phone calls and text messages).

    Homework will be assigned on a weekly basis, covering Reading, Writing, and Math. 

    Again, I am happy to be teaching at such a great school with wonderful students and families. The quickest way to contact me is through SchoolStatus and email, but I can also be reached by calling the office at (512) 772-7680. If you leave a message, I will do my best to return your call the same day. 

    Respectfully,
    Anita Townsend

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  • Phone: (512) 772-7680

    Email: atownsend@bisdtx.org