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Grade 5 News



Tuesday, August 16, 2022




Dear 5th grade students and parents,


We are so excited to have you join us in 5th grade this year.  We would like to introduce ourselves to you-we are, Ryan Anderson, Andrea Bambury, Elizabeth Ericson, Dawn Hein and Kendra Mitchell. We are planning many activities for our students through out the year.  We look forward to working with each student in building positive and productive relationship with each of them. 


As a team, we agree that communication is the key to great parent-teacher relationships. We encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns at any time. You can send us a quick note or email at:


Kendra Mitchell [email protected]

Ryan Anderson [email protected]

Elizabeth Ericson [email protected]

Andrea Bambury [email protected]

Dawn Hein  [email protected]


Please make sure you are sending emails to our American Academy addresses and NOT our district email addresses. Those emails sent to our district email addresses may or may not be forwarded to us. If you send an email to us directly from Infinite Campus (IC) it will go to our district email address.


We will also do our part by updating Infinite Campus frequently and communicating through our Motsenbocker Fifth Grade Page on the American Academy Website about upcoming projects and events. For individual concerns we will contact you by phone, email, or send a note home.


Please have your student bring their supplies to the Open House this Thursday from 4:30-6:00pm to drop off and leave for organizing on Monday morning. There is no need to label any supplies beforehand. If you are unable to attend the Open House, then your student is certainly welcome to just bring supplies on the first day of school.


We are looking forward to being able to welcome you into the building this year. There will be many opportunities for you to volunteer. Please look for those opportunities in the upcoming weeks.


Be sure to mark your calendar for Back to School Night on September 8th. More details to come soon.


Also, please look for an email about Stone Canyon in the next day or two about next steps for Stone Canyon.


We look forward to a wonderful and exciting year with all our students.



5th Grade Team