Welcome Letter


Dear Families and Students, 

    Welcome to THIRD GRADE at Westside Elementary!  My name is Jamie Brynteson (pronounced “Brinson”) and I will be your child’s third grade homeroom and/or Math & Science & Social Studies teacher this school year. I am very excited about the opportunity to get to know you and I am looking forward to an exciting and productive school year!  

My Goals

    My goal this year is to nurture and encourage your child as a reader, a writer, a mathematician, a scientist, and a good citizen.  I will continue to help your child develop an enthusiasm for math and science through the use of technology, hands-on assignments, and your child’s ability to explore math. It is my goal to make sure your child will gain an in depth knowledge of number sense and problem solving by reading, writing, and applying math skills in their everyday lives. 

What Your Child Needs

•   A bookbag full of their school supplies (see the 3rd grade supply list)

•   A lot of encouragement and a BIG hug every morning

•   30 minutes each night to review skills and practice reading…PLEASE help your child review each day! 

Upcoming News 

    We will be sending home newsletters throughout the year to inform you about any upcoming news.  I believe it is very important for teachers and parents to have wonderful communication skills together.  Your newsletters will include schedules, suggestions on how to help your child become an active learner, important school information, classroom news, and information about their classes and subjects. 

    If you have any questions/ concerns or if you would like to schedule a conference, you can contact me at Westside Elementary School (770) 748-0831) or email jbrynteson@polk.k12.ga.us 

Once again, welcome to THIRD GRADE! Let’s work together to make this the best year ever! 



Jamie Brynteson,  3rd Grade Teacher