•  Welcome to Our Class
     Dear Parents,
       Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year.  We are working very hard in reading, language, math, social studies, and science.  To have a successful year, make sure you make it a habit to read every day with your child, help your child with his/her homework, and please communicate with me any concerns or celebrations.
         I will send home letters to give you tips about reading strategies.  Take Home folders will be sent home on Wednesdays. This folder will include notes from the office, graded papers, and notes from me.  Reading Folders will be sent home on Mondays and Thursdays.
    Please remind your child to return his/her library books every Tuesday.  The library needs all of their books back.
     
     Thanks,
     
    Mary Beres                                          
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    Hello I want to tell you a little about myself. I was born and raised in Michigan City.   After graduating from Marquette High School, I went to Purdue University.  Upon graduating from Purdue I got a job at Mullen, which is Lake Hills now. Then, I taught at Queen of All Saints for a year.  I came to Joy as a Title 1 teacher and have been at Joy ever since.    I have taught 4th, 5th, and 6th grade.  Currently I am teaching 2nd grade. 
    While teaching, I went to night school and earned my masters in education at Purdue North Central.
     
    I am married and have two boys.  They both attended Joy School.  They have both graduated from IU.   I could not have  thought of a better place for them to go to grade school.