WELCOME BACK LETTER
Dear Third Grade Students and Families,
Welcome to third grade! I hope you had an amazing summer with friends and family. My name is Mrs. Oostdyk (Mrs. O), and I will be your teacher this year. I am so excited to meet you!
I was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan and attended Calvin College and Seminary. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Bill, for 18 years. I have three children: Rachel, who will be in 10th grade, Jacob, who will be in 7th grade, and Joshua, who be in 3rd grade. All three of them attend HCA. My family loves to go camping, ride bikes down long trails, and sit around camp fires and eat s’mores. My favorite place to camp is in Door County, Wisconsin. This will be my fifth year teaching, and my first year at Harvest. I love to read and can’t wait to share with you some of the books that I have read over the summer.I am so excited and blessed to be a part of the HCA family. I can’t wait to hear about some of the things you enjoy doing!
Teaching is a passion for me. I have a love for Christ and for learning and my prayer is that you will not only grow together in your friendships, but also grow closer to the Lord and learn about his wonderful creation. By making my classroom a safe, fun and disciplined place for you, I hope that you will enjoy coming to my classroom and learning something new everyday.
Remember, Meet the Teacher Day is Tuesday, August 20. I hope you will come by and introduce yourselves! Parents, please fill out the attached parent survey
and you may reference these character traits
. You can bring it with you to Meet the Teacher Day.
See you soon and enjoy your last few days of summer!
Third Grade Teacher