August, 2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to 5th grade! I am looking forward to an amazing year of working with you as we learn new skills and explore new ideas. During the first days of school we will be focusing on getting to know each other and the routines of 5th grade.

Curriculum night will be Thursday, August 31. Miss Vettrus, Mr. Williams, and I will be providing information about the 5th grade year. We hope to see you there! Please watch for more information about this evening in communications from the school.

Snacks - Our lunchtime is at 12:35 pm. Students tend to get hungry and have a difficult time focusing on learning at the end of our morning classes. We invite students to bring in a HEALTHY snack to eat. We ask that you do NOT sent in nut products. The snack should fit in a small baggie and be easy to eat. In the past students have brought items such as cut up fruit or vegetables, cheese, and healthy crackers.

Menus –Lunch menus will be available on the Riverside Elementary website.

I consider our communication to be an extremely important part of supporting your child’s growth and learning. Please contact me with any questions, concerns, or positive comments! My school voicemail and e-mail information is listed below. Please complete and return the information sheet  that is in your child's take home folder at your earliest convenience. This information will help me learn about your child!


Mrs. Jocelyn Shaughnessy



Curriculum Night

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