Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to first grade! I would like to take the time to welcome you to Springville and introduce myself. My name is Jason Koba. I am delighted to be your child’s teacher this year. This is my sixth year at Springville. I received my bachelor degrees in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education from Concordia University Nebraska. I am currently working towards my master’s degree in early childhood education at Creighton University. I was born and raised in Omaha and am a product of Omaha Public Schools. I have a wonderful family including my wife Allison, and my lovely daughters Phoebe and Zoe.
I am looking forward to getting to know you and your child throughout the year. I hope that we have many opportunities to see your child’s growth and support each other.
Communication is the key to your child’s success this year! There are many ways that we can communicate: monthly or bimonthly newsletter, notes, emails, and telephone calls. Thank you for providing your email addresses, you will receive our classroom newsletters via email. If you need to call you can call me at Springville’s number, 402-572-0130 between 8:10-8:30 or 4:10-4:30. If you choose to contact me through email, my email address is Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to let me know. We will also communicate by using your child’s green folder, this will be checked daily.
To make this year successful, we need to make communication frequent, expectations clear and rules followed. If you have not done so please review the guidelines for Springville’s discipline actions in the student handbook with your child. I do use the color changing system in my class. When your child receives a color change you will have a brief note next to the change.
Thank you for your support. We are going to have a great year!