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Paula van Klavern

Howdy, parents!
WOW!  5 more days until the first semester is complete.  Time is sure flying!
READING: PLEASE insure that your students are reading for 30 minutes each night (M-TH is the requirement).  Any extra reading they do is WONDERFUL!  They can read anything they want at home.  Students should be bringing their ARC bag with the reading log in it home every night.  Parents, please sign / initial that they have read.  They will receive a ticket from me when your child reads at night AND you sign the reading log.   The tickets earned will be used to "buy" small prizes in my treasure chest on  Fridays (dependent on time and if students have their classwork completed.
TUESDAY FOLDERS: Parents, please take out all classwork / papers from Tuesday folders, sign the form in the folder, and have your student return the folder on Wednesday.
PLANNERS:  Please check your student's planner every night for any teacher notes on behavior.
ABSENCES:  Please remember if your student is absent, he / she is given 1 day per day missed to complete any work missed while they were absent.  I have "You Were Absent" folders in which I will put absent students' missed work in for them upon their return.  
ABSENCES: Also, if your child is going to be absent for longer than 3 days (illness, surgery, vacation, family emergency, etc), please email me to let me know so I can get the classwork  (from both Mrs. Nelson and I) that will be missed if needed / requested.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUBS:  Every month I will be sending home 2 Scholastic Book Club flyers.  If interested, you may order books for your student online using my class code which I write on the back of the flyer.  If / When you order online, you will have an option to have the books shipped to me at RJ Richey Elementary OR to your home address.
Upcoming Dates:
December 17 (THURSDAY): Holiday Gift Scholastic Book Orders DUE TODAY
December 17 (THURSDAY): Christmas Party 
December 18-January 4 (Christmas Break)
December 31 (THURSDAY): December Scholastic Book Orders DUE TODAY
Our In-Person Daily Schedule:
7:25am - 7:45am          Student Arrival / Breakfast in Classroom
7:45am - 7:50am          Pledges / Announcements
7:50am - 8:00am          Social Studies
8:00am - 8:55am          Specials
                                          F--PE / MUSIC
8:55am - 9:15am           Social Studies
9:15am - 11:00am         English Language Arts
11:00am - 11:30am       ELAR FLEX / MATH Remote Google Meet
11:30am - 11:35am       SWITCH to Mrs. Nelson for MATH / SCIENCE
11:35am - 11:55am       Social Studies
11:55am - 12:25pm       Lunch
12:25pm - 12:55pm       Recess
12:55pm - 1:05pm        Social Studies
1:05pm - 2:55pm          ELAR
2:55pm - 3:25pm          MATH FLEX / ELAR & SS Remote Google Meet
3:25pm - 3:30pm         SWITCH back to homeroom classes
3:30pm -                      DISMISSAL

Classroom Google Meets

van Klavern ELAR / SS 2:55pm- 3:25pm (Monday thru Friday)

Nelson MATH / Science 11:00am - 11:30am (Monday thru Friday)





About Mrs. V
I am very excited to be here at RJ Richey Elementary School to be your child's 4th grade ELA / Social Studies teacher. 
This is my 2nd year as a classroom teacher / 2nd year at RJ Richey. 
For the past 11 years, I had been an Instructional Assistant in Leander ISD ( and a substitute teacher for several districts (Burnet, Liberty Hill, Georgetown, and Leander).
I have been married to my husband, Todd Sr. for 30 years and live in Liberty Hill. 
We are both graduates of Hawaii Pacific University (Associates Degrees) and Grand Valley State University (Bachelors Degrees). 
We are both also Veterans...U.S. ARMY.
We have 2 wonderful children.  Todd Jr. is 21 years old and is a Senior at Texas A&M University-College Station.  Allison is 19 years old and is a Sophomore at Texas A&M University-College Station.
I have a great 4 year old Maine Coon / Calico cat named Callie.
I love baseball; I enjoy watching the Milwaukee Brewers, as I am from Wisconsin.
I enjoy watching Texas A&M Aggies college football and Houston Texans NFL football.