August 15, 2018

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 30. Miss Vettrus, Mr. Williams, and I will be providing information about the 5th grade year.  We will be presenting the information twice.  The two sessions will be from 6:00 – 6:30 and from 6:45 – 7:15.  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 about 10 minutes because we continue our learning activities during snack.  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 attached information sheet at your earliest convenience. This information will help me learn about your child!


Mrs. Jocelyn Shaughnessy



Help Me Get to Know Your Child

Please fill out the following information to let me know how to best communicate with you.  Please send this form back to school as soon as possible.  Thanks!

Student Name: ______________________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Names: ____________________________________________________

Phone Number(s):  

Home: _________________________________________

Work: __________________________________________

Cell: ___________________________________________

Email Address: _______________________________________________________________

Please let me know which is the best way to contact you.

Circle One:       email             phone

Is there anything else you would like me to know about contacting you?

Also, Is there any additional information you would like me to know about your child as we begin the new school year together? I am excited about this year and look forward to working together to make this a great year! 




Curriculum Night

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