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Browsing Archive: January, 2018

Job Fair Tomorrow!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, January 31, 2018,
Come and see the culmination of our WBL studies.  Our Job Fair is from 2:15-3:15 Thursday, February 1.  Don't forget to dress for the job you have and be ready to share all your hard work.  It should be a fun day!!
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Happy Frednesday !

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, January 24, 2018,
Just a reminder, your teachers ARE working on Thursday and Friday so it's just a regular Wednesday to us.   
Second, the best part of teaching is being here with YOU so when YOU are not here, school is not very much fun.

Third, we MAP test next week on Tuesday and Wednesday and maybe Thursday and Friday depending on how much time you need.

Testing, Testing
Is so fun
It's so fun 
for everyone~~ 

There is a 10 ticket ticket question on this website.  Will you find it?

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Snow Day Ahead

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, January 23, 2018,
What?  This NEVER happens in White Bear Lake.  Enjoy the day, kids, you may not get another snow day until you are in high school!!

Our dogs are absolutely LOVING the new snow.  Poor Charlie Cooper can barely see over it and he has to pounce and trounce just to move around.  Liam, I'll have to show you a picture of the dog in her coat from you.  Cozy!!

Enjoy your day.  Get outside and play.  Shovel some snow for mom and day.  Make a snow angel or two.  And remember, snow days are the BEST!!...
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Trash to Treasure

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, January 16, 2018,
Did you think to do one?
It was a 3 day weekend!
This coming week is 4 days followed by a regular weekend followed by a week with only 3 school days.  Anyone who makes a trash to treasure on either of those weekends (the one that is already gone--I know someone who maybe did!) or the one coming up can have a treat.  Will you get a treat?

Tomorrow we will have a spelling test in my reading class.  Tomorrow we start FRACTION work in my math class.  Finally, at the end of the day we have have Explo...
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No School on Monday

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, January 12, 2018,
It's Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.  Do you know some fast facts about the day, who made it a holiday, why we celebrate it etc?  Blog a fact that NO ONE ELSE has blogged and you can have 10 tickets on Monday.

Stay Warm!
See You Tuesday.
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8:00 am Departure Time

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, January 10, 2018,
We are headed to the Creativity Festival Tomorrow.  That means we leave here at 8:00 am.  Be here!  
Also, you need a bag lunch.

You do NOT need to bring a lot of stuff like snow pants, back packs, fidget spinners, thinking putty and the like. 

See you bright and early tomorrow morning! 
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Back and Exhausted

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, January 10, 2018,
I am back but I am pretty tired.  Crossing the ocean and changing time zones is quite tiring.  I did love sharing my pictures with you today and I did have a great time but...I am jet lagged still.  Blog a comment about one of the pictures I showed you today and you can have 10 tickets on Wed, Thurs or Friday.

Tomorrow is a pretty regular day.

Thursday is a big field trip for us to the Creativity Festival.  You need to be at school by 8:00 am AND you need a bag lunch.

Friday, the 5th graders are...
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School 2018 Here We Come

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, January 1, 2018,
I am still in Germany.  You can check out some pictures of what I have been doing there in the student tab.

You are back to school tomorrow.  Are you ready?  What do you need to bring with you? Math packet and a book to read for sure.  Maybe a bag lunch.  Boots, coats, mittens--you know the drill.  

Ms. Fertig is going to be your teacher.  This is her chance to test her wings as being the sole person in charge of the room.  What can you do to help her?  Think of your back to school expectation ...
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All About Me

Jamie Lyn Kovacs I am married to John Kovacs and have 5 sons, John age 35, Jim age 33, Joe age 29, Jake age 27, Vlad age 25. I also have 5 grandchildren, Jack and Lydia and Josiah, who are the kids of my oldest son and his wife, and Kennedy and Chloe who are the daughters of my second son and his wife. My husband and I live in WBL in the house where we raised all those boys. ____________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 daughters are very funny and cute and I often show the class pictures of them. __________My son Joe graduated from Moorhead State and now got an MBA at George Washington University. 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. Now he works for IBM! __________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 got married in Jan. 2020 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. _________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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