• Mr. Beutel

    5th Grade


    Dear Families,

    Welcome to fifth grade at McKelvey Elementary School!  I am pleased to have the opportunity to share the school year with you.  Hopefully it will become quickly apparent to you that I take great pride in being a teacher and love my students.  I am honored to be part of the team here at McKelvey.

                This will be my seventh year here at McKelvey Elementary. Previously, I have had experiences teaching 7th grade Communication Arts and 4th grade here in Parkway, as well as 4th grade in a private school.

    Teaching is not just my job.  It is a responsibility that I take very seriously.  My mission is to encourage my students to become life-long learners by assisting them in looking for a learning experience in every situation.  We will have many opportunities this year to learn from each other.  I also want to instill in my students a love for learning that will encourage them to become capable, curious, and confident learners.  I enjoy watching students grow academically, socially, and emotionally.  I treasure the relationships that are built with my students and their families.

    I am not here simply to teach math, science, social studies, reading and writing; I teach children. I assure you I strive to be the kind of teacher that I desire form my own family.  Every child deserves and will receive my respect and understanding.  In return, I expect their respect, understanding, and cooperation as we make this 5th grade journey together.

    I look forward to meeting all of you as we progress through the year.  I believe children are most successful in school when teachers and parents work together.  You will be hearing from me through notes, letters, phone calls, or e-mails.  The best way to reach me is via email.  I want to be an important person in your child's education, but I also realize the importance of you, your child's first teacher.  Together we can make this an enjoyable and productive year for your child.  Our classroom door is always open with a warm welcome.

    Your child's year in fifth grade will be a time of tremendous growth!  My expectations are very high, but my heart is even bigger.  I am willing to share both with your family.  In my experiences with children, I have found this to be a winning combination for my students.




    Sincerely yours,


    Mr. Beutel