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Mrs. Hastings

Dear Fourth Grader,

Welcome to the North Wing and to N-5!     It's hard to believe, but this will be my twenty-fourth year at Doyle. While I have taught first and second, the large majority of my time has been in fourth grade, and I love it!  The last few years have definitely tested us all, and just like you, I am hoping to have a back-to-normal school year this year! I look forward to learning and exploring with all of you.  Ahhh, the growth we will make together will be incredible!

My family and I made the most of this summer.  We shared time together in the mountains and at the shore, took many bike trips, and enjoyed backyard barbecues and Taco Tuesdays together.  We camped and hiked the intimidating Beehive Trail and the challenging South Rim of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park in Maine.  While we had many thrilling moments this summer, our biggest adventure was the birth of our second grandson.

Theo Emmett Arnold was born on July 24th to our daughter, Emma, and our son-in-law, Chris.  Our three-year-old grandson, Jackson, couldn't be happier to be a big brother and is already trying to teach Theo all about numbers and shapes. 'Mimi' and 'Pappy' are thrilled that we all live so close to one another in the borough that we get to see 'our boys' several times a week and enjoy sleepovers and playdates at Burpee. Before you know it, Jackson and Theo will be flying through our hallways as Doyle Soaring Eagles just like you! I can't wait!  

Our 31-year-old son , Joseph, who works as a carpenter, has been on an epic adventure, touring and hiking the United States.  I can't wait to share some of the photos and stories from his journey with you as we tour the regions of the United States during social studies. 

Finally, the 'baby' of the family, Jenna, is currently attending West Chester University, where she is following in her mom's footsteps: earning her degree in education. She sees how much I enjoy what I do and she wants in on the action!

Now that you know a little bit about me and how I spent my summer, I hope that you'll be ready to share a bit about yourself and your summer as well. 

Most importantly, on the first day of school, the thing you must not, cannot, will not forget is your smile and your positivity.  Together, we're going to make it a great year.  Together, we will move mountains!  

Enjoy the rest of your summer.  I can't wait to hear about your adventures and begin new ones together.

 

Fondly,

Mrs. Lori Hastings