Debora Martin
Autism Teacher/Grades 3-5

About our Class: The Autism 3-5 room is a combination of self-contained and pull out classes that collaborate with the general education teachers of each grade level. We work on the same content and skills, but in a smaller class size which allows for more individualized and specialized instruction. We implement all the accommodations specified in your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) and strive to help each student work to their full potential.

Weekly learning activities are posted each Monday in the FILES AND DOCUMENTS section under each grade levels folder. They can also be found on the grade level general education teacher pages. 

PENN Virtual Schedule – April 20-June 12




PENN Families – Returning Supplies to School

Dear Parents,

It has been a very exciting and challenging time for all of us this year.  We need your assistance as we collect school supplies you may have at your house. 

  1. Please gather any school supplies you have at your home, put them in a bag (plastic or paper), tape or write your student’s name, and drop them off at the school on the mornings of:

    June 1st – Last Name A-L from 9 -12

    June 2nd – Last Name M-Z from 9-12

  2. *Computers – K-4 students returning to PENN may keep the computer we loaned you until the start of the new school year.
  3. *Computers – K-4 Student NOT returning to PENN next year will be collected the final week.
  4. *Computer – 5th Grader computers will be collected the final week

There will be rolling trashcans on the curb for you to put the bags into.  Please put your bag in the “trashcan” (we will NOT be throwing it away 😊 ).  We will however, be holding it for 72 hours prior to anyone touching or opening the bags.

Return school items from home – June 1st and 2nd – 9 a.m. – 12 noon

  • Library Books
  • Textbooks
  • Safety Patrol Belts and badges
  • Classroom Books
  • Musical Instruments
  • COMPUTERS – Will stay with K-4 students over the summer.
  • COMPUTERS – 5TH Grade can be turned in on Wednesday June 10…

The schedule to pick up student belongings from schools along with school pictures, art work, and yearbook (if purchased) during June 8-12… will be published shortly.

5th Grade Promotio
n Information:


Dear Parents and Guardians,

On Wednesday, June 1Oth the Fifth Grade Class will be having a drive through promotion ceremony to celebrate their achievements throughout the year. In order to provide safety for everyone, we will be following CDC guidelines of social distancing and wearing masks, if necessary. Please refer to the attached map (in the 5th grade files & documents section) for directions about how to proceed through the parking lot and bus loop during the ceremony.

This will be a RAIN OR SHINE event!

Instructions for the ceremony:

  1. Students and family members will drive to the front of the school and line up in the car rider area (only one car per family).
  2. We are requesting families to make a sign with the student’s full name to make it easier for the staff to identify the student. Families may also decorate their cars, cheer, and honk their horns for the celebration.
  3. Cars should identify themselves to the staff as they pull in to the car rider line.
  4. Staff will hand them their promotion certificate, awards and a bag containing their desk and cubby items from the classroom. Also, yearbooks and pictures (if ordered) can be picked up.
  5. Library books and any other Penn items such as laptops or textbooks should be returned at this time. Families with younger students at Penn may keep the laptops for summer use.
  6. Family members and students will stay in their cars and proceed to the back of the building.
  7. Cars will enter the bus loop and stop at door 11.
  8. The Classroom Teacher will announce the students and recognize awards earned over the sound system.
  9. Student may roll down their window and wave to other cars and staff members.
  10. Once the student is recognized, the car should continue through the bus circle and exit the parking lot to allow more cars to come in.
  11. Due to the large number of students and limited time, it is important to come at the designated time for your class and teacher. If you can’t make it during that time slot, arrangements can be made to pick up personal items and awards at another time.
  12. For safety purposes, do not pass another vehicle that is in line or get out of your car.
  13. Follow the directions on the map to proceed through the parking lot.

This is the schedule for June 10, 2020:

9:30-10:00-  Walczuk/Dawson

10:15-10:45- Henry/Sihrer

11:00-11:30- Kanevsky/Dawson

11:45-12:15- Brunscheen/Martin

We are looking forward to seeing you on June 10th!

The Fabulous Fifth Grade Team

Weekly Zoom Schedule of Teacher Office Hours and Class Meetings:


Grade Level


Office Hours

Class Zoom











Wednesdays & Fridays












Tuesdays & Fridays


Teachers will be available for Zoom office hours each week. 

  • The purpose of office hours is for parents to ask questions that cannot be handled through email or Class Tag messaging.
  • These are not mandatory parent meetings and will only be held on an as-needed basis.
  • If you would like to attend Zoom office hours, please send your teacher an email/message requesting an invitation to the Zoom Meeting.


Prince William County Schools are on Spring Break until April 13, which is a teacher work day. No new resources will be posted for next week, but students can still access all the materials posted previously on my website or grade level content teacher websites. 

Starting April 14, students will be expected to participate in 60 minutes per day of instruction/activities which will be provided. I will also be offering 60 minutes of "office hours" to help with work or answer any questions.  

If you had an IEP scheduled that had to be cancelled due to the closure, we are working on rescheduling them as soon as possible. Meeting invitation notices will be sent to you electronically via the email listed on your school emergency contact form. If you have an alternate email you would prefer I use, please respond to this message. 

Lastly, I know all the grade levels have been holding virtual/zoom class meetings and I have been able to attend some of them. (So much fun to see all the kids!). If your child has an interest in doing a separate zoom meeting with just our self-contained class, please let me know and I will set it up. I will continue to pop in to all the other classes to say "Hi' and check in with students whenever I am able. 

As always, please reach out with you questions and I will answer them to the best of my ability. Stay healthy! 

-Ms. Martin


If you haven’t joined the Penn PTO Facebook page please join us!!
We have been doing a virtual spirit week and it’s been great to see all the kiddos and hopefully we can do more virtual things to stay connected!  


Please refer to the Prince William County Schools website for the most up to date information regarding the Corona Virus and how it is impacting schools.

How to Set-up Calendar Alerts:
If your child is in my class, and you would like to receive email alerts for items posted to my calendar, you may view step-by-step directions here:

Please note: You will receive a separate email alert for each calendar you choose to subscribe to.  


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