Welcome! About Your 5th Grade ELA Teacher...

Phone: 732-541-8960 EXT: 2002 for main office


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Education K-8 Bachelor's Degree in English K-5 6-12 Highly Qualified in Language Arts

Mrs. Andrea Lopes

Dear Families,

Hello and welcome to our Fabulous Fifth Grade class! My name is Mrs. Lopes, and I am extremely excited to be your child’s fifth grade Language Arts teacher! A little bit about me:  I am a proud first generation American citizen, with parents whom originated from Portugal. Portugal is my second home, and I love spending summers there!  This summer was extra special as it was my first time traveling to Portugal with my daughter, who is now a big one year old! This is my thirteenth year teaching at Columbus School, and sixth year teaching fifth grade. Columbus School has had my heart, from the amazing faculty and staff, to every unique student I have had the pleasure of being around. There is nothing I would rather do, and I can't wait to get started!  

As always, the start of a new year brings promise and growth for everyone in all areas. This growth can be obtained to its fullest potential as long as we all work together. We consider our classroom a community that includes students, teachers, administrators, as well as parents and family members. In our community, we will learn to care about each other and work together because every member of the group is significant. In addition, our big theme this year that we will implement daily in our classroom is to "Choose Kind". I am excited to read our two class novels this year, Wonder and The One and Only Ivan that will aid in bringing this theme and feeling to life in our classroom. I am also committed to keeping in contact with family members throughout the year, because I know how crucial family communication and involvement is to a child's education.

If I can assist you in any way to make this the best year for your child, please feel free to contact me, either through the Remind! app, email, or a note sent to school. I will be sure to reply back at my earliest convenience.

Here's to a great school year!

Mrs. Lopes


See you in December!