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2017-18 Letter from Mrs. Thorsen

August 17, 2017

Dear B-5 Parents,

Welcome to Room B-5, Home of the “Wise Owls”! I’m looking forward to working with your child this school year. Please know that I will not be here for the start of the school year. I need to attend to a recent health challenge and I expect to return to the classroom at the end of September. In the meantime, Winny Lin will be helping us out. She is a highly qualified teacher with 40 years of experience in the primary grades. I so appreciate knowing that my class is in good hands.


Upon my return, please know that I communicate primarily through email. This includes my weekly homework assignments. For this reason, I am asking that you send me an email from the address, or addresses, that you wish me to use. Please type, “Email 2017” in the subject line. In the message portion, include your name and your child’s name. I am happy to have more than one email address for a family if it is helpful to you. My email address is and Winny Lin’s email is Please send emails to both of us so that I can stay current.


This year’s Back to School Night for first graders will be on Wednesday, August 23rd, from 5-7:30 PM. I will not be in attendance. Our first grade team and Mrs. Lin will be sharing important information and getting B-5 off to a great start!


I look forward to seeing all of you soon!



Laura Thorsen