owl be in kindergarten


    Dear Kindergarten Friend,

    My name is Mrs. Mikalsen, and I will be your Kindergarten teacher when you begin school at Barley Sheaf.  I'm so looking forward to meeting you and the other students in our class. 

    I wanted to let you know a little about myself.  I am married to Mr. Mikalsen and we live in Pennington, NJ. We have two children. Our son Eddie just graduated from Ohio University and is now a mechanical engineer with the Navy and is living in Indiana. Our daughter Melissa is studying astrophysics and physics at The Ohio State University.  We have two playful cats, Molly and Daisy that keep us all on our toes.  My family and I have had a quiet summer, but we have had fun playing backyard games, watching movies and going on hikes.  I hope you have had lots of fun this summer and have stories to share with me about your adventures when you get to school.

    Kindergarten is so much fun!  We will be learning, exploring and meeting new friends.  We will be doing many interesting projects during the year.  We ask that you bring the following supplies to school to use in our classroom:

    • 4 boxes of Crayola Crayons, 24 crayons per pack (regular size)
    • 2 boxes of Crayola Markers, 10 markers per pack (broad line)
    • 4 Elmer's Washable School Glue sticks (0.77 oz. size)
    • 1 box of tissues
    • 4 dry erase markers (blue bullet tip preferred)

    Please Note: Supplies can be dropped off when you come to Kindergarten Orientation on Wednesday, August 26th or on the first day of school. You also need to bring a backpack and a big,bright smile!

    I look forward to meeting you on zoom on Tuesday, August 25th and in person on Wednesday, August 26th!

    See you soon!

    Mrs. Mikalsen