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Mrs. Mentzel

     Welcome to 5th Grade! My name is Mrs. Mentzel, and I am so excited to welcome you to our class. I can't wait to share my love for Language Arts and Social Studies with you!  

     I wanted to tell you a little bit about myself, so that you have a chance to get to know me even before school begins. This will be my 6th year teaching at LMS. I have taught ALL of the core content subjects during my time here (Math, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies). This year, I will be your teacher for Langauge Arts and Social Studies with the wonderful Mrs. Botero. In our classes we work hard, but we also love to enjoy learning and have fun! 

     I currently live in Hamilton, NJ. This is where I grew up for my entire life thus far! I live at home with my husband and our two Miniature Australian Shepherds, Ozzie and Oakley. I have a sister who is my best friend and a nephew named AJ who I absolutely adore. I enjoy going to the beach, dancing, listening to music, reading books, and spending my free time with family and friends. When I am not teaching at LMS, I teach dance to 3-6 year olds at a studio in Hamilton. I LOVE it! 

     I know this year will feel a bit different than years past, but I know that we will all make the most of it and enjoy the time we spend together. It is my goal to provide you a safe, happy, productive, and enjoyable classroom environment where we will all strive to do our best! Please reach out to me through email with any questions, concerns, or to simply say hi!