Students Say Thanks to their Teachers

  • At the Folsom Cordova Unified School District, our teachers make an impact on students every day. Not only do our students succeed in core academics - improving their literacy, math skills and understanding of science, history and art – but our teachers impart myriad, lasting life lessons on children: the value of perseverance, for instance, or how to work together, make good choices and treat each other with kindness.
    Our district is thankful for our talented and dedicated educators – so we thought we’d take a moment as the school year closes to let our students express their gratitude. Nearly 200 students submitted thank you notes. Here are some of them, in the students’ own words.
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Carter for having the patience to deal with not only me but a class full of kids. Success 100 has helped me a lot. Thank you for not only teaching, but also listening.”
    - D.K., Math student, Sutter Middle School
     
    “I want to thank Ms. Gaberman for making me think hard, because I want to make my goals. My teacher taught us really awesome things this year.”
    - T.P., 4th grade, Williamson Elementary 
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Morrison for helping me learn, helping us with math lessons and with reading. Thank you for being nice and helping us with snack time.”
    - K., Kindergarten, Blanch Sprentz
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Johnson for being there for me when I was stuck in a tough time. It’s nice to know that there is someone I can turn to for help and support.”
    - S. D., Journalism student, Vista del Lago High School
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Esther (Community Reader) for helping me at reading better.”
    - K.B., 1st grade, Williamson Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Moore for helping me develop good study skills in AP Environmental Science and helping me learn how to succeed in AP level classes.”
    - H. A., Environmental Science student, Vista del Lago High School
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Dillender for teaching me how to write, read and how to make a bunny.”
    - D.W., 1st grade, Williamson Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Ms. Matsumura and Ms. Wagner for pushing me to do my best and never giving up on me this year.”
    -A.B., 11th grade, Mather Youth Academy
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Powell for teaching me about germs and being nice.”
    - Z., 1st grade, Riverview STEM Academy
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Walter for giving us time to read and learn.”
    -V., 3rd grade, Williamson Elementary
     
    teaching “I want to thank Mrs. Patel for all of our math and work.”
    -I., 3rd grade, Theodore Judah Elementary
     
    Student reading and writing “I want to thank Mr. Renner for helping me when things are hard during class.”
    -O.R., 4th grade, Mather Heights Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Kirkwood for teaching me math. You are making me learn math the easy way and the fun way.”
    - N.R., 1st grade, Williamson Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Soliman for being so kind to me and giving me a fantastic education in your class. Love you!”
    - J. F., English student, Sutter Middle School
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Gaberman for being my teacher and for putting up with all I do.”
    -K.B., 4th grade, Williamson Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Patel for making me better at math.
    -P., 3rd grade, Theodore Judah Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Peterson for helping me learn.”
    - C.G., 1st grade, Cordova Gardens Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Mr. Renner for helping me with my work and all the great things you do.”
    -D.M., 4th grade, Mather Heights Elementary
     
     “I want to thank Mrs. Gaberman for helping me with all my school work. Because of you, I am passing everything in school.”
    -A.L., 4th grade, Williamson Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Patel for sticking with me and getting me through the toughest situations.”
    -Q., 3rd grade, Theodore Judah Elementary
     
    I want to thank Mrs. Redfield (principal) for being helpful.
    -J.A., Kindergarten, Cordova Gardens Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Edwards for helping me with math.”
    -J., 1st grade, Williamson Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Mr. Castellanos for helping me with all the art and drawing skills. Coolest teacher ever.
    -R.V., art student, Vista del Lago High School
     
    “I want to thank Mr. Francisco for helping me with essays. I want to say thank you to Mr. Francisco for helping me with my language. That’s the best thing this teacher did for me.”
    - G.A., English student, Mills Middle School
     
    “I want to thank Ms. Gaberman for teaching me how to sing, do math, read, write and how to be me, and overcome my fears of singing on stage.”
    - J.M., 4thgrade, Williamson Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Jones for teaching me how to read all by myself.”
    Student reading and writing 
    - R. Y., 1st grade, Riverview STEM Academy
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Patel for helping me with multiplication.”
    - B. 3rd grade, Theodore Judah Elementary
     
    ”I want to thank Ms. Matsumura for pushing me with projects. I want to thank you for making me feel like a leader.”
    -J.J., 10th grade, Mather Youth Academy
     
    “I want to thank Ms. Mc Aleer for being an amazing teacher, super fun and funny every day. You are such a positive person in my life.”
    -H.H., health student, Vista del Lago High School
     
    “I want to thank Mr. Renner. I had a struggle with math and he helped the class including me learn some tricks. Now I can divide and add fractions. Thank you!”
    - Z., 4th grade, Mather Heights Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Patel for teaching me how to do cursive. It will really help me in the future.”
    - T.R., 3rd grade, Theodore Judah Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Gaberman for being a great teacher and always making me smile and laugh.”
    -M.P., 4th grade, Williamson Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Morrison for teaching me how to read. I really like when she helps me and I feel really happy that I can read like my big brother.”
    - K., Kindergarten, Blanch Sprentz Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Walter for giving us time to read and learn.”
    -V., 3rd grade, Williamson Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Mr. Rowe for helping me become a better writer and teaching me skills that I will later use in my life.”teaching
    - M. L., English student, Sutter Middle School
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Edwards for helping me with all of my school work.”
    -S.K., 1st grade, Williamson Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Ms. Samaniego for always taking the extra time and effort to help me as well as others! Your class was so fun. Thanks for everything!”
    - H.H., Spanish student – Vista del Lago High School
     
    “I want to thank Mr. Renner for helping me when things are hard during class.”
    -O.R., 4th grade, Mather Heights Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Gaberman for showing me how to be creative. Now I am really drawing a lot of stuff.”
    -A., 4th grade, Williamson Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Norton for helping me if I have trouble with my homework and if I have any problems.”
    - S.L., 4th grade, Mather Heights Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Patel for teaching me math, science, language arts, and social studies.”
    -L.S., 3rd grade, Theodore Judah Elementary
     
    I want to thank Ms. Matsumura for letting me take my time and for letting me use my creativity.
    -S.F., 10th grade, Mather Youth Academy
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Kirkwood for teaching me and helping me read.”Student reading and writing 
    -J., 1th grade, Williamson Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Mr. Rodriquez for making the golf team a success and pushing us to become better players. Thank you for putting in more effort and truly loving the team!”
    -N.A., golf player, Vista del Lago High School
     
    “I want to thank Mr. Arnez for making me understand mathematics.”
    - M.N., Math student, Mills Middle School
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Sorenson for helping me become better at English! Especially writing!”
    - L. F., English student, Sutter Middle School
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Walter for helping me be smart, because you are a success at being a teacher.”
    - J.R., 3rd grade, Williamson Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Coach A.J. Carson for giving me confidence and being the best coach I’ve ever played for.”
    - G. B., Basketball player, Vista del Lago High School
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Morrison for helping me learn, for your patience and caring. Thank you for making me what I am today. Thank you for being my teacher.”
    - A., Kindergarten, Blanch Sprentz Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Mr. Renner for helping the class.”
    -R., 4th grade, Mather Heights Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Martin for believing in me and my art. Thank you for telling me I will go far with my work and telling me that I will keep getting better.”
    - S. M., Art student, Vista del Lago High School
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Edwards for making me a reader”
    -A.R., 1st grade, Williamson Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Ms. Matsumura for helping me with reading, writing and choices.”
    -L.D., 8th grade, Mather Youth Academy
     
    Writing and reading
    “I want to thank Mrs. Patel for teaching me everything I needed at school”
    -N., 3rd grade, Theodore Judah Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Johnson for making me realize that you can always be better, not matter what.”
    -M.K., student, Vista del Lago High School
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Suleiman for helping me with my work.”
    -E., kindergarten, Cordova Gardens Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Powell for helping me read. Thank you for helping me with math.”
    -A.A., 1st grade, Riverview STEM Academy
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Gaberman for the tools we need in school because without it, we wouldn’t have it.”
    -L., 4th grade, Williamson Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Ms. Martin. She got me interested in painting.”Student reading and writing 
    -S.G., art student, Vista del Lago High School
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Walter for teaching me new stuff in math.”
    -B.R., 3rd grade, Williamson Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Mr. Renner for teaching me.”
    -J., 4th grade, Mather Heights Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Walter for helping me with reading, and tests. I have fun! I’m glad she is my teacher!”
    -B., 3rd grade, Williamson Elementary
     
     “I want to thank Coach Smith for helping me get good at wrestling.”
    -D.M., wrestling athlete, Sutter Middle School
     
    “I want to thank my teachers. When I have questions, for answering them and for helping me start my career.”
    -N.W., student, Sutter Middle School
     
    Teachers
    “I want to thank Mrs. Freitas for impacting my life positively. Mrs. Freitas was my math teacher last term and I cannot thank her enough for the things she has done for me. I went to her when I was struggling with prioritizing multiple AP classes. She taught me how to prioritize all my work and that honestly has changed my life. She would take time out of her schedule to make “to-do lists” after school for me. Last term I was a perfectionist. I now strive for improvement, not perfection. One thing that blew my mind was that she proofread my AP English essays… She’s a math teacher and was willing to read my essays for me. I also really hate math, but when I had her as a teacher, I looked forward to going to class. I’m not the best student. I don’t get stellar grades, but I believe what Mrs. Freitas taught me will help me succeed in the future.“
    -R.S., math student, Vista del Lago High School 
     
    “I want to thank Mrs. Edwards for helping me learn and grow.” 
    -B.A., 1st grade, Williamson Elementary
     
    “I want to thank Coach Sidhu for motivating me to work my hardest every day.”
    -Z., P.E. student, Vista del Lago High School
     
    “I want to thank Mr. Renner for being awesome.”
    -L., 4th grade, Mather Heights Elementary