Welcome to Math Superstars

Dear Parents,

Math Superstars is a voluntary math enrichment program designed to enhance 
your child's math experience. The program is sponsored by the Patsy Sommer 
PTA. 

The program lasts for 20 weeks (September 26 - December 12; January 15 - 
March 27) for Grades 1-5 and 10 weeks for Kindergarten(January 15 - March 
27). Beginning on Friday, September 26, for grades 1-5, a new worksheet will 
be posted every week by grade level (please refer to the "Calendar" on the 
left for the exact dates). If your child chooses to participate, please print 
the worksheet at home and return for grading by the following F R I D A Y - 
they can submit it earlier if they choose. Your child may only complete 
sheets for their grade level, and sheets turned in for another grade(even if 
it is a higher grade) will not receive credit.
  
A Math Superstars envelope will be placed near your teacher's door. Please 
put them in there by  F R I D A Y  (anytime before Friday is OK too) to be 
graded. Worksheets will be graded by PTA volunteers, and then returned to the 
student the following week. As your child accumulates points or reaches 
certain milestones, they will eligible to receive rewards. Their name will be 
posted on a special bulletin board in the main hallway of Sommer Elementary 
when they have 50 points (10 points for Kindergarten). Students who complete 
all of the worksheets will receive special recognition and be eligible to 
enter a drawing for some fun rewards at the end of the program as well.

Each problem is ranked according to its level of difficulty. The number of 
stars you see beside a problem indicates the level of difficulty. Volunteers 
will check the worksheets and they will be returned. 

Parents’ role in Math Superstars is to encourage and facilitate your child’s 
problem solving skills. Feel free to suggest a strategy for solving the 
problem, offer counters or manipulatives, or listen as your child shares her 
or his thinking, but please DO NOT GIVE THE ANSWERS. It is normal for a child 
NOT to be able to complete every problem on a worksheet. Your child is not 
expected to know the answers to every problem. Thank you for allowing your 
child the opportunity to participate in this exciting new math adventure!

If you have any further questions about the program, please contact Ivania 
Lee at sommerptaMSS@gmail.com.

Thank you!
Ivania Lee
Math Superstars Chairperson 2014-15