1:00-1:20 Recess. 

1:25-1:45 Lunch

1st day of 5th grade REminders

*Bring a water bottle everyday filled with water only, no other beverages are allowed in the classroom. 

*Know how you are getting home and if you are meeting siblings, where you will meet up.  

*We will have a snack break, so please feel free to bring one to enjoy!

*Bring all of your supplies that you didn't drop off.

Welcome back to School

Hi! My name is Jessalyn Russell and I am so excited to be your teacher this year!!!  We are going to do so many fun things and of course we will learn a lot.  I hope you have had a fabulous summer so far.

I have taught 3rd, 4th and 5th grade at GRE and have taught 5th grade, 5th/6th grade math,  4th grade, 3rd grade and was a Gifted Instructional Teaching-Coach in Arizona. I also coached middle school girls basketball and softball.  For 6 summers I also taught English in the Czech Republic with International Needs Network.  

Before moving to Colorado I lived in Phoenix for 13 years, but was raised in Northern New Mexico.  I am a huge baseball fan and love the Arizona Diamondbacks and dream of visiting every MLB team's home stadium.  I love visiting National Parks, and try to go to at least one a year. I enjoy creating and building things. I am a rockstar aunt to 2 nephews, 2 bonus nephews, and 1 bonus niece.  

I love reading, musicals, history, math, sewing, crafting, and gardening. 

I truly believe that this year is going to be great!  I look forward to meeting you all and enjoying a great year. 

My education

My Favorites

Food: Pizza, French Fries, and Gummies 

Movie: A League of Their Own and (the original) Karate Kid

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird and the "Killing" series by Bill O'Reilly 

Color: Yellow

Drink: Americanos and Bubbly Waters

Sports: Baseball and College Basketball

Fast Food: Chic Fil A, Taco Bell

Singer: Jack Johnson and Mat Kearney

Subject: Math and US History

Teams: Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals, Broncos, and U of A Wildcats

Restaurant: Hacienda Colorado 

contact info

Email: jlrussell@dcsdk12.org

School Phone Number: 303.387.7700

You can also write a note in your child’s agenda!