4th Grade Newsletter

August 26, 2014

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Welcome to Fourth Grade!

We are so excited to start our year with your children! We are looking forward to seeing you all at Back to School Night on September 9th!


Ms. Adams - ladams@k12albemarle.org

Ms. Hamel - khamel@k12albemarle.org

Mrs. Albertson - balbertson@k12albemarle.org

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We're off to a great start!

Fourth grade students and teachers are getting to know each other through morning meeting greetings and activities. We have shared information about ourselves to help us all find out how we are alike and how we are different. We met our new art teacher, Ms. McReynolds, and visited Ms. Laine in P.E., Mrs. Brown in music, and Mrs. Anhold in the library during our first five days of school.

Meet Sara Cummings and Marcy Bowdren

Hi! My name is Sara Cummings and I will be a student teacher in Mrs. Albertson's class until mid-November. I graduated from UVA in 2012 and am currently studying Elementary Education at Mary Baldwin. I am very excited to be working with the 4th grade and believe this will be the best experience to launch my teaching career. Some fun facts about me: I am originally from Fairfax, Va. and decided to stay in Charlottesville after graduating because Fairfax was too busy for me! I have a dog who was adopted as a puppy and was told would be no bigger than 50 pounds; he is now about 100! On the weekends, you can usually find me scouting out the newest restaurants that pop up in this area, reading a good book, or coming up with new ideas to spark thinking in and out of the classroom.



Hello, my name is Marcy Bowdren and I am a currently enrolled in a five-year BA/MT program at the University of Virginia. This upcoming spring, I will receive both my bachelor’s degree in sociology and my master’s degree in elementary education. So far student teaching has been so much fun! I have enjoyed getting to know your child and look forward to exploring all types of literature with them as we enter into fall. I can't wait to see everyone again at Back to School Night in September.

Important Dates

September 1 - Labor Day - No school

September 9 - Back to School Night, 6:30-7:15

September 19 - Field trip to Camp Albemarle (details coming soon)

September 22-26 - Book Fair

September 26 - Pizza Night & Book Fair