Dear Student,                                                                                              August 3, 2012
            Welcome to first grade at Newport Primary! My name is Mrs. Hayden and I am excited to start the school year. As a graduate and citizen of Newport, I am proud to be teaching in Newport Schools.
            I have six children – Corey, Alyson, Jayden, Taylor, Kendall and the newest addition that arrived this summer, James. I love animals and have several pets. You will get to meet some of them this year. Here’s a hint. . . I have 2 pets with shells. Can you guess what some of them are? I enjoy sports, especially softball. I no longer play on a team, but I’ve been coaching for many years. 
            At the open house, you will be able to choose your mailbox and check out your first grade class room.
            I have so many cool things planned for the school year. I hope you are as excited as I am to start the year. I have attached the supply list so you and your parents can get a start on those school supplies. See you soon!
                                                                                                Mrs. Hayden
                                                                                                Room 211