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 lives in Indiana and is a mechanical engineer with the Department of Defense - Navy. Our daughter Melissa recently graduated from The Ohio State University with degrees in Physics and Astrophysics. She is starting a PhD program at NYU in the fall. We have two playful cats, Molly and Daisy that keep us all on our toes. My family and I were able to take a wonderful trip to Great Britain this summer. We had an amazing time visiting lots of historical sights, museums and castles in London, York, and Scotland. 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: 

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

    Please Note: Supplies can be dropped off when you come to Kindergarten Orientation on Thursday, August 25th 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 in person on Thursday, August 25th! 

    See you soon! 

    Mrs. Mikalsen