•      Welcome to Glen Oaks Elementary, home of the Panthers! My name is Sarah Hmidan and I am an Arabic EL (English Learner) teacher. I will be working with your child to help improve their literacy skills.
         My goal for the year is to help your child develop their reading, comprehension, and writing skills. This will allow your child to better succeed in school. However, I cannot do this on my own. I need your help!
        It is important that we work together to make sure your child succeeds. Please do not hesitate to read to your child in your native language or in English. This could be a fun time for you and your child. This will help your child develop their comprehension skills, and remember to always ask questions about what they are reading. This will let you know if your child truly understands what they are reading.
       I know this will be a great academic year! I am looking forward to working with your child.