Welcome to Room 25!


     Hi! My name is Mrs. Strom and I am your Kindergarten teacher! I hope you are enjoying your summer with lots of fun activities.  I have been enjoying my summer with my family who you will hear all about throughout the year.  My husband Terry and I have two little boys, Lincoln and Quentin and a crazy dog named Roscoe who causes all kinds of mischief. We have been enjoying some time camping, playing at parks, and the beach and Lincoln, Quentin and I took a big trip to Georgia to visit my sister who is a traveling nurse. We had a lot of fun but boy was it exhausting! I can’t wait to tell you more about it when I meet you. 

    I am so excited to see you and get our school year started soon! Kindergarten is a very exciting place where we will be making all kinds of new friends, learning our numbers, letters, letter sounds and we will even begin to read! You and your parents won’t even believe the amount of fun and learning you are going to have this year in our room. 

    While I am very excited to meet you, I can sometimes get a little nervous about starting a new year and leaving my family.  If you’re feeling the same, you should see if you can read the book “The Kissing Hand” by Audrey Penn and perhaps find a nice picture of you and your family to put in a safe place in your backpack to look at if you find yourself missing them on the first day.  This trick always helps me feel a little better so I thought I would share it with you. 

              I hope you are as excited as I am and can come to school on Wednesday, August 28th for our Kindergarten Orientation at 10 O’Clock. I will be there waiting for you with a big, giant smile!  I’ll see you soon, but until then, enjoy the rest of your summer!


                                                       Mrs. Strom



    Room 25 Supply List

    * Please do not label these items (except the backpack) as they will all be comunity supplies*

    • A large backpack

      • (This is SO important.  Independence is key.  Please think about your child independently packing up their boots, lunchbox, hat, gloves, Friday folder, snack bag and show-and-tell all in their bag by themselves when choosing their backpack) 

    • 6 Large glue sticks *Elmers please! 

    • A single, 1/2 inch white binder 

    • 1 bottle of hand sanitizer (if your child's last name begins with letters A-D) 

    • 1 bottle of hand soap (if your child's last name begins with letters E-Z) 

    • 1 box of Tissues 

    • 1 package of skinny EXPO markers

    • 1 box of ziplock snack size baggies (if your child's last name begins with letters A-D)

    • 1 box of ziplock sandwich size baggies (if your child's last name begins with letters E-Z) 


    Thank you!! We sincerely appreciate any supplies you are able to help us with but please do not stress if you are unable to supply any of these items.  We will make sure to setyour child up for success regardless.  Enjoy the rest of your summer, I look forward to seeing you all soon!                                           


                                                                                                                            Michaela Strom 

    Hemenway PTO would like to warmly welcome you and your family to 

    Hemenway Elementary School! Due to enthusiastic parent teacher 

    involvement, the PTO is able to help offset part of the school supply list 

    for all students next year. The PTO will purchase 

    • 18 pre-sharpened Ticonderoga pencils; 
    • Crayola Crayons, 
    • Colored Pencils, and 
    • Markers for all Hemenway students. 

    Please review the flyers that will be sent home for information on 

    Hemenway PTO and upcoming events geared for Kindergarten families.