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Ms. Courtney Garrity, Fourth Grade

Hello and welcome back! My name is Ms. Garrity and I am looking forward to beginning another school year here at St. John Fisher. This is my fifth year here at SJF, and I'm excited to be working with your child in fourth grade this year. Here are a few facts about me. I have worked at a school that specializes in Special Education. I received my teaching degree in Elementary Education from St. Xavier University. I love playing volleyball and watching Chicago sports teams, especially the Blackhawks. I have always had a passion for working with children from working at summer camps to teaching here at SJF. Even though I have just begun my career in the field of education, I continue to love teaching children and helping students to achieve their full potential. I hope you enjoy the rest of the summer! I'm looking forward to meeting you all on August 21, 2018! We are going to have a fantastic school year!

Week of August 29th - September 2nd

Posted on Aug 29, 2016

Welcome to our first full week of school!

In Reading this week, we will begin our first story: A Visit with Grandpa. Our skill that we will be focusing on this week is setting. Students will have their first Reading test on Friday, September 2nd. Students should study their vocabulary, notes and comprehension questions for the test on Friday.

In Social Studies this week, we will begin our study of the Earth and Map Skills. We will be learning about the continents and oceans, as well as how to locate them on a map.

In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 1 spelling words. We will have our first spelling test this Friday, September 2nd on Unit 1.


  • Students may bring water bottles with them to school this week.
  • Students will be off school on Monday, September 5th for Labor Day. Happy 3-Day Weekend!

I am looking forward to meeting everyone on Tuesday evening for Meet and Greet the Teacher Night at 6:30!

Hope you have a great week!

August 25th - Welcome Back!

Posted on Aug 25, 2016


Welcome to Fourth Grade! I hope everyone had a great first day back to school today! My name is Ms. Garrity and I will be teaching Reading and Social Studies this year. I really enjoyed meeting all the new fourth graders today and I am looking forward to a wonderful school year! If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at I will also be including the 4th Grade Information Letter in the Important Documents section.