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Open houseletter


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Open houseletter

  1. 1. August 31st, 2011Dear 4th Graders and Families, Welcome to a new school year! I am excited to be your teacher! We haveso many interesting things to learn and lots of technology to make it engaging andfun. Fourth grade is a big year- it is your last year at Shirley Hills and the year youget to go to Wolf Ridge. It is going to be a great year! To stay up to date with happenings in our classroom, check out our classblog ( It contains student videos and pictures,homework assignments, the class schedule, and more. Also, check out our fourthgrade blog ( This site is full of links and video weuse to support learning. Please call or e-mail with any questions or concerns thatmay arise. Here are a few important things to know for the first day: 1. Our class is divided into three groups for specials. One-third of the class will go to specials with Mrs.Henkels, another with Mr. Piccioli, and another third with Mrs. Loomis. 2. Recess and Lunch is late- 12:50. Bring a healthy snack for our daily snack break at 10:45. 3. Planners are used daily. They go home each night and come back to school each morning. Please check it each day for assignments and announcements. It should return to school signed by a parent each day. I hope you all had a great summer! I kept busy teaching a summer mathclass, playing softball with some friends in Waconia, coaching my two sons’ andtheir baseball teams, along with spending a lot of time with my wife and daughter.It was a fantastic summer. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and having an excellent schoolyear. Sincerely, Mr. O’Brien Phone: 491-8422 E-mail: