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    Welcome to Mr. Holley's First Grade Website
    Name:  John Holley
    Grade/Subject: First Grade
    To Leave a Voicemail Anytime:  972-236-0600, ext.117341
    Dear Cheatham Charger First Graders,
    I would like to welcome you and your family back to school.  We are very excited about starting a new school year! It is sure to be an exciting time at Cheatham Elementary!
    I would like to take the time to encourage you to remain involved in your child's education, both inside and outside of school.  Your involvement will help your child be more successful now and in the future.  Our children need all of our support to help them to reach their full potential as great thinkers, innovators, and leaders.  The commitment we make now will help to benefit our great state and country as they become citizens, competing and collaborating in an ever-changing global world.
    I will play a very important role in teaching knowledge and skills, but children's attitudes toward school and their habits of practicing, reading, and learning are mostly developed at home.  Studies have clearly shown that parental involvement with positive attitudes and behaviors has helped to improve our educational learning environment. Family participation has been found to be twice as predictive of academic learning as family socioeconomic status.  I look forward to working with you all this school year!