Teacher's Message

Welcome to 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Reading and Language Arts at OLMC with Mrs. Cassidy!

Dear Families, 

It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself as your child’s Reading and Language Arts teacher for the 2019/2020 school year.  My name is Ashli Cassidy and teaching has always been a passion of mine. I graduated from New Jersey City University in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English. After taking a semester off, I attended Felician University and obtained my Elementary Teaching Certification.  Shortly after passing the Elementary Praxis I took the Middle School Praxis to become a certified Middle School Language Arts teacher. I have taught in a variety of classroom settings and grade levels ranging from Pre-K to High School. No matter what age I have taught my mission has always been the same:  to instill a love of learning in my students and create life-long learners. I am confident that my students will be challenged in an environment that is warm, welcoming and fun.  

Now that you know about me, it’s time for me to get to know your children better. I would like for all students to complete the All About Me Quilt that will be sent in their welcome packet.  The completed pieces will be displayed in our classroom. Please have children send these back to school by Friday, September 6th.  At the bottom of this page you will find a link to a Student Questionnaire.  I would love it if students could fill this out before the first day of school. Also, Summer Reading projects are due Wednesday, September 4th.  We will begin presenting as soon as possible. 

Summer Reading Required Novels:

6th- The View From Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg

7th- The Giver by Lois Lowry

8th- The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

I am looking forward to a great year.  Please feel free to reach out with any questions.  See you in September! 

Sincerely, 

Mrs. Ashli Cassidy