I'm Leaving....Letter to Parents??

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  1. MzQualified

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    HI!!

    So as many of you know, I am resigning from my current teaching position and relocating to another state. My mom suggested that I write a letter to my students' parents telling them that I'm leaving.

    I don't even know how to start it or what to say besides...."I'm leaving!!" (Well of course I would make it more tactful...:lol: but you get me.)

    Is this a good idea? If so, can you give me some pointers as of what else to include and how to say it?
     
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  3. mopar

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    I would let the parents know that you are leaving to move to another state. I would also tell them what a joy it has been to work with their children, how you will miss them. Then I would let them know about the new teacher (maybe if she has come in to observe or her contact information).
     
  4. MzQualified

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    Thanks mopar! How would I start it though? I'm thinking maybe "It's with deep regret that I..."
     
  5. Ms. I

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    mopar, sounds good to me.
     
  6. mopar

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    Although we are nearing the end of the year, it is with deep regret that I must inform you that I am leaving....
     
  7. MzQualified

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    ^^^OOOoo I like! lol Thanks!
     
  8. callmebob

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    I don't think it is something that you should put too much emotion into. Keep it simple, stating the facts. I think the comment about deep regret is a little over the top. At this point of the year it is not really any different that a teacher who leaves to have a baby and does not come back until next year.
     
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    I think that it is okay to regret leaving as this has been your home for at least the last year. It is not like you are coming back next year, you are leaving this chapter behind.
     
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    I agree if you are writing the letter for closure for yourself, but if its for the parents, that doesn't come into play. You are with parents one year at a time (unless you end up having siblings). I just think at this point, not a huge deal, we have 2 teachers at our school who will be gone the rest of the year because they are having babies. Not much different to me.
     
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    Yes but in a school environment, kids bond with their teachers. Many of my students come back and visit me year after year. Parents request me for their younger children and neighborhood kids. Teachers are a part of the community whether you live in the town or not.
     
  12. Ms. I

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    Dear Parents,

    While I've truly enjoyed having your children in my class and working together with you, my life's path has me moving to another state OR I've make the difficult decision to move out of the state. I will truly miss you all. May your children continue through their life's path of success.

    Or something like that.
     
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    It's hard to believe the year has flown by so quickly. I'm so proud of each of your children and the progress they have made this year. It is time to look back over the successes and memories of the year, as well as a time for looking ahead. They have some exciting changes around the corner--summer fun and moving to ___grade. I have some changes upcoming as well. I'll be relocating to ________. I will carry in my mind a picture of your child's smiling face with me as I go. Thanks for your contributions to a great year.
     
  14. mmswm

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    Ohhhhhh, I LIKE this!
     
  15. Irishdave

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    Yes that is a good one
     
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    I like this as well!
     
  17. allisonbeth

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    Years ago my daughter had a teacher leave when the teacher's husband relocated. She sent us a sweet note about how much she loved the class and would miss the children. In the same envelope, the principal wrote a note describing how they were handling the change. My daughter loved the teacher's note and we, as parents, found the principal's info helpful.
     
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    I agree wholeheartedly with you, Mopar!!! :2cents:

    I would definitely write a letter and I completely disagree with the person who said you shouldn't put much emotion into it. If I was moving right now (with only a few weeks of school left), I'd be extremely sad and would have a tough time leaving my kids in the hands of someone else for the remainder of the year! Anyway, kudos to you for wanting to express your emotions to the parents! :thumb:
     
  19. kpa1b2

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    Speaking as the child whose Kindergarten teacher left in March to move to Disneyland. . .She told us that she could see the fireworks from her backyard. . .Umm, I've got nothing. (40 years later, that's what I remember). Although what Joyful said has been the best.
     
  20. czacza

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    Whatever you decide to send, it might be a good idea to run it by your administration first...they may be sending their own communication home to parents regarding your departure.:2cents:
     

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