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One more Spring day

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, February 21, 2017,
Tomorrow will be lovely.
Today was lovely.
The weekend was lovely.

Thursday it will snow.  That's more like February and March is often super snowy!!

Get out there and enjoy it while it is spring like.
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Valentine's Day is Tomorrow

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, February 13, 2017,
You can bring a bag to collect cards in.
You can bring cards for everyone or no one in your class.
Everyone will have a bag to collect cards in even if they don't bring it from home.

Add up how much time you think we have earned toward our party.  Blog your results and you can have 10 tickets tomorrow.

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Four Days until Valentine's Day

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, February 10, 2017,
Here's what's up with our Valentine's Day party:

It will be from 2:50 until 3:30 on Tuesday.  We will open cards, eat treats, and watch Charlie Brown's Valentine's Day show.
IF you blog, you can earn minutes for the class party.  IF there is more time, we can make things and play games and...

You are welcome to bring in a decorated bag or box to collect Valentine's FROM classmates.
You can bring a card or treat for everyone or no one.  Also, no names necessary because that makes mailing them so m...
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Wednesday is "Hump Day"

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, February 7, 2017,
We will be over the hump when tomorrow is in the books.  What does that even mean?  Blog your idea for why people say Wednesday is "Hump Day" and you can have 4 tickets tomorrow.

How many tickets can a person earn today?  Have I lost my mind?  Oh my, I must think tickets grow on trees!!  Happy ticket opportunity hunting!!
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Happy Weekend

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, February 3, 2017,
To see what I am going to do this weekend read my previous blog.  Don't forget to go on Rowan's website called and sign up to be a subscriber.  If you do, you get 10 tickets on Monday.  I'm going to do it right now!!
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Explorations Exploration

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, February 2, 2017,
Thursday night was the last night for parents to come to an open house and hear about Explorations.  Friday is the last time for a big tour group to come on through.  As you may know, about 30 kids are returning to Explorations from this year so we really only need 12-15 new students to count the classrooms as full.  If we get more than that, a new classroom could be opened up.  That would be cool!!

This weekend I am going to downtown Minneapolis to enjoy a dinner at Ruth's Chris, a show at th...
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All About Me

Jamie Lyn Kovacs I am married to John Kovacs and have 5 sons, John age 34, Jim age 32, Joe age 29, Jake age 27, Vlad age 24. I also have 4 grandchildren, Jack and Lydia and newborn Josiah, who are the kids of my oldest son and his wife, and Kennedy who is the one year old daughter of my second son and his wife. The older kids are 6 and 4. My family lives in White Bear Lake. ____________My son John is married and lives in Turkey with his wife Pamela and sons Jack and Josiah and daughter Lydia. Hey, that makes me a grandmother--yikes! John is a teacher too. A couple years ago he taught at White Bear Lake and then for a couple years he's been teaching social studies to middle school kids at Hope Academy in Minneapolis. He also has taken classes at a seminary. He wrote a book called "The Historia" which you can buy on He was a hockey player and played college hockey at Bethel. His wife is a lawyer worked at a big law firm in Minneapolis. Cool! Hey, guess what. I am a lawyer too!! This will be my 14th year teaching as I practiced law for over 15 years. Teaching is way more fun!! Now they are living in Turkey and simply trying to learn the language and make connections. This year my son has started free lance writing for many different publications. __________My son Jim lives in Blaine with his wife Courtney and daughter Kennedy. They both graduated from Winona State where they were star pitchers on their baseball and softball teams. Jim graduated from St. Thomas School of Law. He clerked for a judge and now he works for a law firm in Golden Valley. His wife graduated from Des Moines University Medical School where she studied to be a physical therapist. She works for Twin Cities Orthopedics. You can check out pictures of their wedding on the summer vacation tab. Their daughter is very funny and cute and I often show the class pictures of her. __________My son Joe graduated from Moorhead State. He, like his brothers was a good athlete and loved sports. He also is a great singer and performer and was Danny Zuko in Grease, Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, and Curly in Oklahoma--all in WBL high school. He has a teaching license and did some long term subbing in WBL most recently at Hugo Elementary School. Next he worked at Infinite Campus training teachers on software that his employer makes. He got to travel all over the United States. He is married to Emily, and there are pictures of them you can check out on the vacation tab as well. Emily is a pharmacist for CVS in Targets. They moved to Washington DC so he could attend George Washington University and get an MBA. This last summer he did an internship with the Washington Nationals baseball team for his MBA program. __________My son Jake graduated from University of Minnesota with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science. He is a superstar in math. He was a TA for a professor in the computer science department. He really likes to golf and was on the White Bear Lake golf team. He worked at Gem Lake so if you ever golf there, you may have seen Jake. Do you like golf? As soon as he graduated he started working full time at a company that writes online computer games. He spends his day writing code to create games. He loves that kind of writing, do you? He taught many of my students to write code in Scratch. He is engaged to a darling girl named Molly who works at his same company. She is a game tester and plays the games the guys like Jake write. They are getting married January 2. _________Vlad officially became our son in June of 2010 although we have loved him since we met him a couple years before that. We traveled to his homeland, Latvia, 3 times to make him ours. He has been living with us since March of 2010. He graduated from WBL High School too. He traveled to China with the high school a couple years ago and wants to go back. Can you believe that you can travel with your classmates and friends when you are in high school? He graduated from the University of Wisconsin River Falls. He spent a semester in Seoul, S. Korea in a study abroad program through River Falls. He also a semester in China in 2019. _________My husband John works for Collins Electrical Company as a project manager but he is amazing with computers. He set up this web site for me!! Thanks John. He is the IT guy for his parents, and our whole family!! My husband and I have a cute teddy bear puppy who is 3 years old. He is very spoiled.

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