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Dear Students and Parents-
        Welcome back to school, and welcome to 5th Grade! I am so excited to be teaching 5th grade this year!
        This is my 6th year teaching at NYOS. I joined the 4th/5th grade loop last year, after two trips through the 2/3 loop. Before that, I taught ESL for two years in North Carolina after a twelve-year, life-changing stint teaching English in South Korea. There, I met my wife Sihyun, and our two boys, Joshua and Jaden, were born.
        Please subscribe to my teacher webpage by clicking the button on the right. I will use this page throughout the year to provide updates of what's going on in class, field trip photos, and student work. If you have any immediate concerns, please use my NYOS email (gkolenbrander@nyos.org) to reach me. Tabs on the right will direct you to specific info, including class schedule and Outdoor School information.
        Here's looking forward to a great year!
 
Mr. Kolenbrander 
 

Recent Posts

STEM FAIR Packet Fall 2018

Dear Students and Parents-
     Hear ye, hear ye! The 2018 NYOS Science Fair will be held on October 18th, in the gym at Kramer campus. Individual students are encouraged to participate, as well as whole classes. Attached is the Science Fair packet that details how students can get started, as well as expectations for student entries. We are aiming for 100% participation. Teachers will be going over expectations and project ideas in class next week. Thank you, and let me know if you have any questions! 
Thank you,
Mr. Kolenbrander

Austin Pets Alive Donation Drive

Dear Parents-
     The Fifth Grade student council is leading a donation drive for Austin Pets Alive for the first two weeks of September. Recommended items for donation are:
 
Peanut Butter
Dog & Cat Treat/Food
Dog & Cat Toys
Baby Wipes
Cat Litter
Tide or Bleach
Paper Towels
Pooper Scoopers
Feeding Bottles
Food Scale
Digital Thermometer
Martingale Collars
 
     Please send items for donation in with your student for them to place in our class donation box. The items are needed by September 13th, and the class with the highest total donations wins a Free Dress Pass! Please help out to help animals! 
Thanks,
Mr. Kolenbrander