Dear F4 Students and Families,
Hello and welcome to sixth grade! We are excited to be your teachers this year. We hope you are having an enjoyable and relaxing summer vacation.
Sixth grade is a great year! (Can you believe that you are already in your final year of elementary school?) As a 6th grader, you are one of the older students in the school, and this means that the younger children will be looking up to you to be a leader. We hope that you will lead by example. We realize this may seem a little bit intimidating, but we want you to relax, work hard, be responsible, and be yourself. There is a saying that sums up these qualities: “Be yourself, and be that well.” If you are able to do this, you will be an outstanding leader and proud of all you will accomplish this year.
As you can see you have more than one teacher. I am Mrs. Smith and I am your homeroom teacher. Mrs. Foster will also be with us. I have two children, Brynn and Tucker who are both in college. I love the beach and love to travel to National Parks and hike. I spent my summer doing both of these things. I took a 17 day trip in my camper van to North and South Dakota this summer. I am a Council Rock graduate and have been teaching at Holland for over 25 years. I am looking forward to meeting all of you.
On the first day of school we will have an opportunity to get to know one another, review expectations and set goals. To help us to get to know you better, please send us a picture of yourself. We would love to get a "selfie" or a picture of you. Be prepared to tell us about yourself and share your picture on the first day. We will be writing about ourselves and hanging our pictures on our bulletin board. Please email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred), bring it in person to the Open House on Thursday, August 26 at 2:30 or bring it on the first day of school on Monday, August 30.
We are looking forward to working with you. We are going to have an outstanding and successful year together. Enjoy the rest of your summer vacation!
Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Foster
P.S. Bring a snack with you on the first day. We have a late lunch.
P.S.S. Here is a link to the 6th grade Supply List. Supply List