Team Intrepid Welcome Letter- 6th

Team Intrepid Welcome Letter


Adjective:          resolutely fearless; dauntless

             “It is easier to find a score of [people] wise enough to discover the truth than

             to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it.”  - A. Hodge


Dear Student,

We hope you have enjoyed your summer vacation!  A new school year is right around the corner. We understand that brings mixed feelings.  Hopefully, one of those feelings is excitement.  Coming to a new school in any year can be a little scary.  You have heard about the precautions and safety measures JJMS has put in place, and it may take some time to get into new habits.  We have every confidence we will all do our best.   That said, we are still very excited to begin this new experience with you.

On Team Intrepid, Mr. Fritsch will teach math and science, and Ms. Dillon will teach English Language Arts (ELA) and social studies.          

Now that you are in sixth grade, you will have many opportunities to grow as an independent learner.  One of our goals is for you to learn organizational and time management skills.  These are essential life-long skills that are as important as any curriculum we will teach. 

In preparation for sixth grade, we have enclosed a list of supplies you will need for your academic classes.  You may have purchased these supplies through the PTO or collected them on your own.  You will carry around some of these supplies every day, and some things you will be asked to keep at home.

We are looking forward to working with you in the coming year to celebrate your successes, help you overcome challenges, encourage you to reach greater heights and develop new friendships.  


Mary Dillon (Co-Team Leader)

David Fritsch (Co-Team Leader)