John Beck Elementary

Parent Welcome Letter

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Hello! My name is Erica Breckenmaker and I am pleased to introduce myself as your child’s sixth grade teacher.  I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to my class.  I have completed twenty years at John Beck Elementary in 6th grade and I look forward to my twenty-first year in August.  My previous experience before John Beck includes working as an assistant teacher in an eighth grade learning support classroom at the Warwick Middle School and working as an assistant teacher at Fulton Elementary in Lancaster City for primary students.  I also substituted in many classrooms in the surrounding area.  Along with teaching, I held the position of Assistant Varsity coach and Junior Varsity coach for the Warwick Field Hockey team for six years. Although I love coaching, I have decided to let coaching go to put more attention and time toward my teaching and family. 

In order for your child to be prepared for 6th grade, I would appreciate if he or she would come to school with the materials listed under the Step Up Day Info in the menu bar (If these items are a hardship for your family, please let the John Beck office know- 717-626-3702.). These materials will help your student to be organized and prepared for all of his/her classes. It is also very important that your child bring his or her enthusiasm to learn! 

On Step-Up Day, I was excited to meet my upcoming class.  They seemed energetic and excited for 6th grade!   I anticipate working with you to insure that your child becomes an independent lifelong learner.  I want to help your child succeed and enjoy his or her learning experience in every way I can, so I ask you to call or email me with any questions or concerns you may have about your child or the upcoming school year.  Thank you for your time.  


                                                      Mrs. Erica Breckenmaker