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Mrs. Flanagan's Fourth and Fifth Grade...A Perfect Fit!



 I hope you have enjoyed your summer as much as I have!  I look forward to a wonderful 2019-2020 school year! Students and parents....please see the following letters for further information about supplies and the fifth grade year ahead!






August 2019


Dear Incoming Fifth Grader,





Hello!  I’m Mrs. Flanagan, your fifth grade Language Arts and Social Studies teacher.  Mrs. Poggi will be your Math and Science teacher.   We are very excited about meeting you and everyone in our class!  We are going to have a great time this year!


I hope you have been having as wonderful a summer as I have!  I have been spending a lot of time at the park, the zoo, amusement parks and the beach with my family.


Feel free to bring anything of your own for your desk if you would like.  Please be sure to put your name on everything so we know whom it belongs to.  A suggested list of items you may want to purchase for Language Arts and Math are as follows:




          *3 single subject notebooks


          * A Homework Folder


          * One folder for Math and Science


          * 5 Additional Two Pocket Folders

               (Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Health and Spanish)                                              

          * A box of colored pencils


          * Permanent marker


          * Pencils


          * Highlighter pen


          * Glue stick


          * 1 packet of post-its


          * Soft zipper pouch pencil case




          *Our class can always use tissues and unscented baby wipes if 


           you would like to donate a box of each




 Our OFRS Open House/Walk Through will take place on August 26th  from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm.  We look forward to meeting you soon and to the great year ahead!





                                                                    Mrs. Flanagan & Mrs. Poggi




**Please fill out the attached sheet and bring it with you on the first day**














Please write two truths about yourself and one fib that you would like to share with the class during the first week.  This will be a fun game so we can get to know each other.  Have fun and be creative!!!




  1. ____________________________________________________






  1. ____________________________________________________






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Mrs. Flanagan’s Example



  1. My sons turned 1 and 3 this summer!
  2. When I was in elementary school I went to Old Farmers Too!!!
  3. I went for a twelve-mile hike this summer!








Two of these are true and one is a fib…can you guess which one?? 


Find out on the first day  :)




Dear Parents,



          I’m writing to ask you to help me prepare for your child’s fifth grade experience.  I want to make each child feel at home in my classroom as we all join together to build a learning community made up of unique individuals.  We all bring with us our own learning style, interests, background and hopes.



          Please take a few minutes to introduce your child to me.  What is your youngster like?  What are the things you, as a parent, feel would be important for me to know?  What are your child’s interests?  How do you see your child as a learner and a person? 



          You may mail your letter to me at school, email me at or send it in with your child on the first day.



          I would like to thank you in advance for providing me with your valuable input.  I’m looking forward to meeting you and working with you and your child this year. 






                                                                                      Allison Flanagan




**A list of suggested school supplies can be found


on your child’s letter.**





Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns at 908-876-3865  ext. 1209 or