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Ms. Theresa Olivas
Meet the Teacher
Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!
I would like to begin by introducing myself. My name is Theresa Olivas and I am your child’s second grade teacher. This is my sixteenth year at Monte Vista Elementary and my eighteenth year with Murrieta Valley Unified School District. I have lived in Murrieta the past 29 years. I am the proud parent of three wonderful boys/men. I am looking forward to getting to know each and every one of your precious children.
I will do my very best to make sure your child’s learning experience is creative, challenging, and comfortable. I promise to make this a safe loving environment in which to learn and grow.
Our Classroom will be a community of learners. Students, teachers, and parents can learn. Learning is life-long and requires thinking. The goal of education is independence. Each child is an individual who learns at their own rate.
Classroom rules and consequences will be developed among the class during the first few weeks of school. If there is a problem following the rules the students’ will have to deal with the natural consequences of their actions. If the behavior persists parents will be contacted. My goal is to communicate with you any time a behavior interferes with learning or signals a deeper problem. Hopefully this will give you time to talk this over with your child and make better choices. I will encourage communication among students in the classroom when problems arise, misunderstandings etc. Role-play and communication are effective ways to let others know how you feel. This settles most conflicts before they become a problem.
This school year is special. This school year doesn't look like previous school years, but let us not compare the past but focus on the future. We are about to embark on the most important school reopening in history which will be a roller coaster ride of emotions, learning, and accepting. Never has empathy, patience, and resilience been more important. I cannot promise that this coming school year will be like previous school years that we are familiar with. However I can promise to treat every individual caregiver, student, and family with empathy, patience and understanding. Take this special time to enjoy the learning experience with your student. Being part of this learning is temporary. Seize the moment and capitalize on this special moment you are presented with. We must work together and make this a positive experience for everyone. We are better together.