Mrs. Van Howe



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Mrs. Van Howe



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Mrs. Van Howe


 Teaching is an absolute passion of mine! I’m so excited to work with you and your child this school year! It’s going to be a year full of fun, learning, and lots of adventure and I can’t wait to see what the year has in store for us! I thought you might like to know a bit about me before the year begins…

This will be my seventh year teaching at Matteson Elementary School! It is my mission to instill a love for learing in my students.  My goal is to help my students develop a desire to become life-long learners.  I also believe in making learning fun and plan on doing a great deal of hands on learning in our classroom.

Each day I will send your student home with their Blue Resource Folder.  This will serve to help you know how your student is doing in the Resource Classroom each day.  Please kindly initial the behavior log in the folder each day and empty out any notes/work that come home in the folder.  

Please let me know if you ever have any questions or concerns. It is so important to keep communication open between us and I would love to talk with you whenever you feel the need.  Please feel free to contact me by writing notes in your student's folder, e-mail at or by phone at 708-748-0480 Ext/4232.  I look forward to a great year together!