Teacher's Name: Mrs. Gina Szczodrowski

Grade/Subject: Fourth Grade

Contact: gszczodrowski@stjohnskenmore.com

Dear Parents, 

     I give you back your children, the same children you confidently entrusted to my care last fall. I give them back pounds heavier, inches taller, months wiser, more responsible, and more mature than they were then. 

     Although they would have attained this growth in spite of me, it has been my pleasure to watch them grow day by day. I give them back reluctantly, for having spent nine months together in the narrow confines of a crowded classroom, we have grown close, have become part of each other, and we will always retain a little of each other. 

     Ten years from now if we met on the street, your child and I, a light will shine to our eyes, a smile to our face, and we shall feel the bond of understanding once more. This same bond that we feel today. 

     We have lived, loved, laughed, played, studied, learned, and enriched our lives together this year. I wish it could go on indefinitely, but I must give them back now. Take care of them, for they are precious!

     Remember that I will always be interested in your child and their destiny. Wherever they go, whatever they do, whoever they become, I will always be interested. I will always be happy to share in both joys and sorrows. 

     Have a great summer and remember my door is ALWAYS open for you!

Incoming 4th graders, 

     I hope you are having a great summer gearing up for fourth grade. Make sure you are reading and practicing your math, but don't forget to be a kid! Play outside, go swimming, and have fun. We will do a lot of learning together this coming year and I am truly excited to get to know each and every one of you. Not only will we get to know each other, but we will build our own set of memories that we will all cherish for years to come. Memories that are different from my other 4th graders, memories that are different from your prior years in school. You will start off still feeling like you did in third grade, but in just a short time you will really get a feel for what it is like to be in fourth grade. We will learn a lot, work hard, and have fun. I look forward to meeting you in September! 

Summer Reading Assignment: Choose one book that you read over summer to complete the project below. (Pages were sent home in your report card envelope as well.)

Click here for some great suggestions for summer reading.