•  August 2021

     Dear 4th graders and families,

    Welcome to 4th grade!  I hope you are having a wonderful summer.  I am thrilled to be your teacher this year and am looking forward to learning all about you, but first, please allow me to tell you a little bit about myself both personally and professionally. 

    I am originally from Holland, PA and now live in Doylestown with my husband and two daughters, Annie (4) and Mia (almost 2).  I went to Council Rock High School (before there were 2!). I graduated from Penn State University (WE ARE!) with a degree in K-6 education and have a master's degree with a K-12 Special Education certificate from Holy Family University.  I have been teaching 4th grade at Newtown Elementary since 2014.  Prior to teaching here, I taught for 8 years at Rolling Hills Elementary.  I also taught kindergarten at Arunside Primary School in Horsham, England at the very beginning of my career.  

    This summer, I've enjoyed weekend trips to the beaches in Ocean City and Lavallette, NJ.  I also recently returned from trip to Colorado for a family wedding.  My family enjoyed hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park and loved spending time with our extended family.  Annie LOVES dinosaurs and in Colorado we got to see real Iguanadon tracks and skeletons of many dinosaurs, including Stegasaurus, T-Rex, and Triceratops (her favorite!). 

    I am looking forward to many things this school year, especially working with my teaching partner Mrs. Lingman!   We have many fun things planned for you and cannot wait to get started.  Enjoy the rest of your summer and I can't wait to meet you soon!

     

    Fondly,

    Mrs. Kelly Battipaglia

     

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    August, 2021

    Dear 4th Grade Students and Families,

    Hello! I hope you are enjoying the summer and spending time with your friends and families. Let me take this opportunity to express my enthusiasm for the upcoming school year. Fourth grade is going to be a wonderful experience!

    I have been lucky enough to teach in Newtown Elementary for nineteen years. Previously, I have taught 4th, 1st, 5th and 6th grade and am looking forward to returning to 4th grade. I am also extremely excited to have Mrs. Battipaglia as my teaching partner! My certifications include both elementary and special education which I received from La Salle University. I completed my Master’s Degree as a Reading Specialist from Holy Family College.  

    On a personal note, my family and I spent time in the Poconos this summer which was quiet and peaceful.  We also went to Universal Studios in Florida, which was not so peaceful, but tons of fun!  My husband is also part of the Council Rock family, and he teaches English at Council Rock South. We have twin daughters, Leah and Mariah, who recently turned fifteen and are entering 10th grade. They certainly keep us busy! We also have a dog named Rocky that we completely adore.  I know I will tell stories about all of them throughout the school year.

    I look forward to getting to know you and your family. Working together as a team is key to every child’s success.  Enjoy the rest of the summer!

    Sincerely,

    Mrs. Lingman

    L and M