Teachers - Grade 6 teacher
Welcome to the 2014-15 year at Cold Lake Middle School! My name is Mrs. Lori Urlacher and I will be one of your teachers for the next ten months.
This September marks my 25th year of teaching. I grew up in Fort McMurray and in high school my two favorite subjects were English and Phys Ed. I have always LOVED to read and share interesting stories with others. In my senior year at Father Mercredi High School I was the captain of the volleyball and basketball teams and participated in all other extra-curricular sports. Upon graduation, I felt that a career in teaching would satisfy my love of literature and also allow me to teach physical education and be involved in coaching sports teams.
This year I am very excited that my teaching assignment includes Grade Six Language Arts as well as Grade Six Physical Education. If you’re interested in Badminton or Track & Field, I’ll be seeing you in the gym after school as I am involved in coaching those sports.
I wanted to explain the photo at the top of my letter. These are all my nieces and nephews, as well as my precious Katie, posing for a “crazy” picture at our cabin at Crane Lake last summer. I smile every time I look at this image, because it reminds me of what is important when you’re a child…live in the moment and have as much fun as you can. There is a copy of this photo on my desk at school because I want to remember that FAMILY and ENTHUSIASM are vital ingredients for a successful educational experience.
Throughout the course of the year, students will be made aware of various extra-curricular opportunities and events. One way for parents to stay aware of what’s happening at our school is to read our monthly newsletters and to check my TEACHER PAGE on the CLMS website daily. As well, I will send an email every day informing parents about what happened in school that day, homework, school activities, and hot lunches. Please provide me with your email address if you would like to be included in this communication. Any questions that you may have can also be posed to me through email or phone calls.
This year I expect to share many stories, sink some hoops in the gym at recess, refine your reading and writing skills, and hopefully create an environment where learning and fun occur with support from home.
Have a great school year!
Mrs. Lori Urlacher
I dreamed I saw a studio
And watched two sculptors there.
The clay they used was a child’s mind
And they fashioned it with care.
One was a teacher – the tools she used
Were books, sports, and art.
The other, a caregiver, worked with a guiding hand,
And a gentle, loving heart.
Day after day, the teacher toiled with a touch
That was careful, deft, and sure,
While the caregiver labored by her side
And polished and smoothed it over.
And when at last, their task was done,
They were proud of what they had wrought.
For the things they had molded into the child
Could neither be sold nor bought.
And each agreed they would have failed
If either had worked alone.
For behind the parent stood the school
And behind the teacher, the home.