Friday, August 21, 2015

Meet and Greet Reminder

Happy August,

We have certainly been blessed with rather warm and wonderful weather.  The next few rainy days are good for raining and back to school shopping.

Mrs Jag and I sent out our back to school letters a few weeks ago.  If you did not receive yours in the mail for some reason please let me know and I will send you one.

Our Meet and Greet is Thursday, September 3 from 10 to 11:00 a.m.

I look forward to meeting everyone.


Mrs. Conley

Welcome Back Letter -

Hello!  We are so excited to work with you this year and can’t wait to meet you. Mrs. Jagolinzer (Mrs. Jag for short) will be one of your fifth grade teachers this year.  She will teach math, science and social studies, and Mrs. Conley will be teaching language arts and reading. 

Mrs. Jag lives in Cumberland with her husband and their younger son, Samuel, her dog, Vince, and her cats, Ella and Louis.   Ben, her older son, will be a freshman at Kenyon College in Ohio this fall.  That is going to be a big adjustment for her.  Her family has been enjoying the summer, although it has been very busy.  She has hiked six mountains this summer, one of them with her 84 year old father!  She has also been busy building some end tables for her living room and playing lots and lots of tennis.  

Mrs. Conley lives in South Portland with her husband and their three children.  Her oldest children, Shannon and Patrick, are twins and they are both in college. Patrick is majoring in sports management at SMCC and Shannon is a nursing major at St. Anselm. Shannon also runs for the cross country team and is aiming to make it to the Division II Nationals this year. Mrs. Conley’s youngest daughter, Kayla, will be a seventh-grader this year.  They, too, have enjoyed every minute of their summer.  Some of their special moments included family time at Higgins Beach in Scarborough, hiking and biking in Acadia National Park, and they enjoyed a fabulous special family vacation in Wyoming where they camped in Grand Teton National Park.

We hope you and your family have had a wonderful summer as well.   We are looking forward to hearing about your summer adventures when you return to school on Tuesday, September 8th.  We will be working and playing hard this year.  Between Mrs. Conley and Mrs. Jag you can expect about forty-five minutes to an hour of homework each night.  You may want to begin thinking about where you would work best to complete your homework.  It might be at the kitchen table, perhaps a desk in your room, or maybe you have another idea.  Budgeting your time this year will be an important skill.  You can expect homework on Monday through Thursday nights with the weekends generally free for family and fun. 

Fifth graders know their math facts. You’ve got a bit more time to play Yahtzee, cribbage, bake recipes, play Monopoly, or any other activity that helps you learn your facts.  You can even call out math facts as you’re driving to the beach.   We will use all of our multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction facts this year.  You can find some additional activities on our teacher pages.  We know you can do it!

Mrs. Conley’s daughter, Kayla, just finished reading Counting by 7’s. As fourth graders you set reading goals for the summer. If you haven’t had a chance yet to settle down with a good book, it’s not too late. 

We will organize our school supplies during the first few days of school.  The school supply list can be found at  

Enjoy the last few weeks of your summer.  Rest, relax, and have fun.  We can’t wait to meet you.  It’s going to be a fun year!

See you soon,

Mrs. Jag & Mrs. Conley

P.S.  We will be in our classrooms on Thursday, September 3 from 10:00 until 11:00 setting up and preparing for the start of school.  Please feel free to stop in for a few minutes to say hello during this time.