I am so excited to begin my teaching career at Porter! I recently graduated from the University of Tampa and moved back home to Prince William County.  I am looking forward to a GREAT school year! 


"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." -A.A. Milne


Welcome To 4th Grade


Back to School Night

Months of: August and September

The following are upcoming events for the months of August/September:

First Day of School -8/23
Labor Day Weekend (No School) -9/3
Labor Day (No School) - 9/6
Rosh Hashanah (No School) - 9/7
Yom Kippur (No School) - 9/16

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MathOur first unit is Place Value, Addition and Subtraction.  It is imperative that students study their basic math facts every night.

VA StudiesOur first unit is Geography and Virginia's Native People.

Language Arts:  We will the year reviewing context clues, antonyms, synonyms and homophones.   

Science:  Our first unit of study is the Scientific Process.



Due to our late lunch schedule, fourth grade will have a morning snack.  All students may bring in a snack each day for themselves.  No sharing!  Snacks should be healthy, quick & easy to eat, and cannot be stored in the classroom overnight.  Some examples of healthy snacks would be fruits, vegetables, pretzels or granola bars.  Water ONLY.  Please be aware that some days we may need to forfeit snack due to a busier than normal schedule.



  Important Information

One of the ways that I will be communicating instruction will be through Zoom and Canvas. Canvas is a Learning Management System (LMS) that allows teachers to virtually deliver content to students. Please explore the resources below to help you better understand Canvas.

Curriculum Documents
Language Arts Documents
Math Documents
Science Documents
Virginia Studies Documents

Year at a Glance




Contact Info and Office Hours:

[email protected] 






For IT Help
Mr. Fahy's Porter IT Page
Mr. Fahy is our new ITC and an amazing resource. Please check his page for tutorials and guidance in the days leading up to our first day of school.


PWCS Tech Help Desk

Technical support is just an email or phone call away this school year. The Help Desk is staffed Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–4:30 p.m. when schools are in session and
8 a.m.–4 p.m. when schools are not in session. Parents, students, and staff can request help with everything from password resets, device log in and assistance with Canvas and the Hub.

Phone Number: 703-791-8826

Email: [email protected]


Canvas Resources:

What is Canvas & Zoom?

Canvas for Parents & Guardians

Canvas Student Guide

Canvas Video Guides for Students


Our Encore Schedule
Day 1 we have PE with Mrs. Valdes.
Day 2 we have Art with Dr. Nicholson.
Day 3 we have Music with Mrs. Kelsey.

Our Classroom Schedule: 


              Math 1 


    Encore (P.E., Art, Music)

10:25- 11:15

               Math 2 




       Stars and Stripes


Language Arts              

1:05 - 2:10


2:10 – 3:40




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