Dear Students,

I wanted to take a moment and welcome you to our school family! My name is Ms. Collette and I will be your teacher for the remainder of the year. It has been said that,

                      "Success is not a place at whice one arrives, but rather the spirit with whice one

                                     undertakes and continues the journey."

This means a couple of things. First, it means that although the end result (grades) are important, the journey that we take along the way as we curiously investigate the world around us, stretch our thinking, grow in character, and become a true community of learners is just as important as that end goal of grades.  What this also means is that as you, your parents and I work together for you to have a successful expedition through fifth grade.  We need to set goals and expectations for ourselve and make these commitments:

                                ** Be there- give 100% in all that we do

                         ** Be responsible and mindful of others

                         ** Planning, setting and meeting goals

                         ** Make choices to be positive, encouraging and have great attitudes

                         ** Be willing to S-T-R-E-T-C-H your brain and be involved

This year is a tremendously important year in your education! We will take steps together as you work towards success and prepare for the years to come.  As we travel this road together, you will be challenged to grow in many ways, and if you are willing to work hard, you will love the direction that this journey will take you!

I am so looking forward to working with you and your family as we partner together to make this year a success!

Planning for success,

 Ms. Collette