Welcome to 5th Grade!

Team Three Welcome Letter

Welcome to the Fifth grade Super Team Three!! This will be another wonderful year of learning. This year in Fifth grade we will use our Superpowers to work on many new and exciting concepts! Fifth grade is a year of developing skills and practicing independence. This will be an essential time for students to continue assuming responsibility for their learning and become life -long learners.

Just a few notes about your teachers: My name is Latoya Jenkins. I am a native of Columbia, South Carolina. Upon my completion of high school I attended Benedict College where I earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. I then continued my studies at University of Phoenix earning a Masters of Education Degree in Elementary Education and currently I attend Converse College where I am pursuing an Education Specialist Degree in Literacy. I am new to the Richland Two family! I had the pleasure of serving as the 2016-17 Teacher of the Year in Richland One at Caughman Road Elementary. This will be my 5th year of teaching. Using my expertise, it is my hopes to provide your child with a world class education that will prepare them to compete academically in such a diverse and ever changing society.

My name is Alexis Carwise. I am a graduate of hte University of South Carolina . I have been teaching for thirteen years in grades 3-5. This year I will be the math and science teacher , and I am so excited about the upcoming school year. I have three beautiful children..Dallas, M’kenzie Grace and Myles so I promise to love your child with the same love I expect someone to give to mine. I look forward to working with each of you and if there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Although this will be an extremely fun year, we are going to remain busy for 180 full days of learning. Here at Killian STEAM Academy, our focus is to “Fuel the Flame” in all of our students. To ensure we meet our goals this year it is very important that the communication lines remain open. In addition to weekly email updates, I will contact you throughout the school year via the agenda book, telephone or through notes. Please check your child’s agenda every night for any important announcements.

Parents are welcome in our classroom to volunteer beginning in September. Please feel free to sign up for Field-trips, guest speakers, reading/lunch buddies etc. Please know that your assistance in the classroom is greatly appreciated and I look forward to working with you in our classroom.

Ms. Jenkins’ (ELA/Social Studies)
Ms. Carwise (Math/Science)
(803)- 699-2981 ext. 71307 (Jenkins' classroom) (803) - 699-2981 ext. 71309 (Carwise's classroom)
Email: acarwise@richland2.org
Email: latjenkins@richland2.org

In the event of an emergency please contact the main office or the best way to reach me is through email or text!!

Parent’s first homework Assignment: In a million words or less please write a letter, poem or note bragging about all of the wonderful qualities your child posses!!!! Oh how I await your responses!!!!

Wishing your Family Blessings for a Successful Year,
Ms. Latoya Jenkins, M.Ed
Ms. Alexis Carwise