• Dear Parents/Guardians,

    I welcome you and your child to the 2023-2024 school year at Highlands. I am your child’s teacher, Ms. Sanchez and I look forward to meeting and talking with you in the weeks to come. I will have Ms. Powell working with me in the classroom.  I am located in room #12 and hope to meet with all parents/guardians.

    I hope that you will take the time to fill out the orange parent contact sheet so that we can communicate and discuss your child’s progress and any concerns. Once we receive handbooks, please review the handbook with your child and return the signed form.  A list of materials will be given to your child. Some children have brought in their items. Please make sure their name is on their items so that each child can keep track of materials and placed in their individual bins.  Materials may need to be replenished as the year goes on. Water bottles have been given to each student to use here at school at our water stations.

    I ask that you take the time to look in your child’s backpack daily for any important papers that need your immediate attention. Your child will receive homework weekly and placed in their folder or attached to their Google Classroom. Please make sure they complete it and return to school the following day. Otherwise, their homework would be using their home computers on district wide sites: I-Ready reading and math, Raz-Kids, BlueStreak, Imagine Learning, Acellus, etc.

    Each child will have a Google Classroom account. You will find classroom information, Remote Learning info, and homework resources: Sight Words and skill worksheets. 

    Please make sure that your child is in uniform daily; a white or navy-blue polo shirt and navy-blue pants/shorts. As the weather starts to change, they may bring a white or navy-blue sweater with no hoodie or decorations. Please contact the school about any absences.

    This is going to be a fantastic year with your child in my classroom. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. You may contact me through my email: abates@phesd144.net

                                   The Best is Yet To Come!


    Ms. Angelica Sanchez

    708 335-9773 ext. 2525



    Classroom Management Plan for Room 12
    Teacher: Ms. Sanchez    

    Classroom Rules

    1.    Follow directions quickly.

    2.    Listen when the teacher is talking.

    3.    Raise your hand to speak.

    4.    Be safe, kind, and honest.

    5.    Always ask for permission when you leave the room.


    1.    Verbal warning

    2.    Loss of chosen seat/ sitting away

    3.    Loss of special activity

    4.    Parent contact by phone or email.

    5.    Conference with parents.

    6.    Meeting with the principal and teacher.

    When we “catch our students being good,” we will make every effort to let them know and appreciate their efforts through the various rewards:
    •    Verbal praise 
    •     Stickers/ Positive notes
    •    Treats
    •     Phone calls home
    •    Recess/Computer
    •    Game Time/ Movie Incentive / PBIS incentives
    •     Great Education
    Let’s Have A Great Positive Year!