Instructor: Ms. Peterson
WELCOME BACK !
Hello! My name is Ms. Peterson and I am so happy to be back at Signal Hill for another great year as an ELL Teacher! This year I will be supporting fifth and third grade. I love teaching and supporting students with their English language development. It is a privilege to work with students and families, whose different languages and cultures span the world! I'm excited to start teaching, learning and growing together! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the EL Program and Services?
EL programs and services are provided to students whose first or home language is one other than English, and/or students whose English language requires development in order to perform successfully in the classroom. We identify students by the Home Language Survey form or the ESOL screening form. Students are screened by the county to determine their English language proficiency and academic needs. Parent permission is required for a student to receive EL services.
At Signal Hill Elementary we celebrate the diversity of our students. Our classrooms are enriched by the varied cultures, traditions and languages of our student body. Our student’s multi-cultural perspectives enrich our school community. We respect the languages and traditions of our students in the classroom and out. We are proud to have students whose languages include Spanish, Vietnamese, Krio, French, Urdu, Arabic , Portuguese, Punjabi, and many others.
English Learners Programs and Services
We, the teachers of English Learners of Prince William County Public Schools, believe that speakers of other languages hold the same rights, privileges, and responsibilities as other students in the United States.
All students can learn English, if given an opportunity. The EL student will learn Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills in English, as well as Academic Language. This will lead to self-confident expression, the ability to cope successfully with daily situations, a meaningful involvement in co-curricular activities, and as strong academic future. The student will develop an appreciation of and respect for his or her own cultural heritage and that of others. The student will develop a pride in bilingualism and/or multilingualism. This will lead to esteem for cooperative relationships with all people.