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Welcome to Ms. Bickes’ Kindergarten Classroom

Hi there! I am Miss Bickes and I am so excited to be your child’s teacher this year! Here is a little about me! This is my sixth year teaching Kindergarten here at OLR. I absolutely LOVE teaching Kindergarten. I grew up in the neighborhood our school is in, but attended college in Philadelphia, PA where I went to school to become a teacher. I also earned an athletic scholarship to play volleyball there. My family is very important to me. I have a Mom, Dad, and brother. He is married with two kids, . I enjoy reading books, playing volleyball, watching movies, jet skiing, going for boat rides, snowboarding, and spending time with friends and family.

My Teaching Philosophy

  • I believe that each student is unique and learns in a different way
  • I believe in play and learning disguised as play
  • I believe that a child’s family is their first teacher
  • I think it is my job as a teacher to work with families to help each student reach their full potential
  • I think that learning is a lifelong process and I consider myself a student in my own classroom
  • I set high expectations for my students and lovingly guide them to meet my goals


Our school theme this year is:

“Be Kind to Others”
Our Lady of Refuge School Mission Statement:
Our Lady of Refuge is a Catholic school family committed to celebrating our personal
love for Jesus Christ through our spiritual and academic life, as we ask our Blessed Mother
for guidance every day.
Our Lady of Refuge Vision Statement:
Provide a safe and nurturing environment in which students encounter the living God so
they have roots to grow for a solid foundation.