February 19, 2018



This time of year is very busy. In no particular order, here are some important- and I mean important– housekeeping items to go over that you should read carefully:
  1. If you see any books around your house with a “B” written on the cover in black marker with a circle around it, please return it. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, the library is really important to our classroom library and careful selection goes into the books that I personally purchase to fill those bins.
  2. There will be no more spelling this school year.
  3. The fifth grade sleepover is scheduled for Thursday, May 29, 2014. It starts at 6 PM. Students will be sleeping in their classrooms and will be served dinner on Thursday night and breakfast the Friday morning before school starts. Please return the permission slip and the suggested $5 fee to help cover the cost of the food as soon as you can. (All students will be able to attend regardless of financial contribution).
  4. Next Wednesday evening, May 28th, is the grade school Portfolio Night. Please plan on coming any time between 4PM and 8PM to look at the growth your child has experienced over the course of this school year.
  5. The last day of school is Friday, May 30, 2014. Dismissal is at 12:30 PM.
  6. There is no school on Monday, May 26, 2014 in honor of Memorial Day.
  7. If you have not yet picked up any leftover medications from the field study last week, please visit Mrs. Baker in the Health Office as soon as you can to do so.
  8. There’s a bunch of random coats still left in the classroom from that time of the year called winter. If they’re not gone by the last day of school, they’re being donated.
  9. Progress reports will be mailed at some point during the week of June 2, 2014 to your mailing address we have on file. If you need them mailed to a new residence, please let me immediately.
  10. If you chaperoned the field study last week and still have your AAA map of Oregon/Washington, please return it to me.
I’m sure there’s more that I’m missing, but that’s it for now. Thanks!
Mr. B
Dan Barnard About Dan Barnard

Dan Barnard hails from the Green Mountain State of Vermont where he grew up skiing, biking, and exploring the nooks and crannies of the woods. He learned to drive on his parents' station wagons, learned to ski at Smugglers' Notch, and developed a love for traveling by participating in school trips to France and New York City. He worked in many jobs ranging from ski instructing to babysitting to an after-school program that helped him decide he wanted to be a teacher.

He enrolled in Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts and earned a BA in Humanities with a focus on history and a concentration in Elementary Education. After working for two years in a suburban Boston community as a fifth grade teacher, he decided to move west to discover the beauty and bounty of Oregon. He worked for four years as a third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade teacher in Mosier, Oregon. While working in Mosier he enrolled in graduate school at Portland State University and earned a MS in Curriculum and Instruction from Portland State University.