Recently our beloved fourth grade teacher Ms. Walters was suspended from teaching for five days. To put it mildly, we are outraged and disgusted by what took place and believe that the punishment was unnecessary and unjustified. What took place has nothing to do with Barbara as a teacher and had no effect on her students until now.
Now our children have to be without their teacher for an entire week and a very important week at that. Not only is this the week of parent teacher conferences that we all look forward to but also, our fourth graders are directly in the middle of an exciting reading project, "Read to the final four". They are going to be devastated when they learn that Ms. Walters is going to have to miss it.
Fourth grade can be a tough year when kids start to loose focus and begin to hate school but Barbara has been able to grab their attention and has given them a new love for learning through her personalized lessons and creative ideas. Barbara pours her heart and soul into teaching our children and loves each one as if they are her own. To have the administration take such drastic measure has sent the message loud and clear that you DO NOT have the best interest of our children at heart. What is best for our children is to have their teacher and their lessons free from this interruption.
We will not stand by and let you take our children's teacher away. You are punishing our children by punishing their teacher. The event that took place has nothing to do with Barbara's ability to be the best teacher for our kids. We ask that you reconsider Ms. Walters' suspension and give the kids their teacher back.