Dear Pen Pal,

Community Pen Pals

This year's 3rd-grade class, Class of 2031, needs your help!  We are looking for pen pals! Instead of looking for pen pals our age, we are looking for pen pals that are older and wiser!  Maybe you attended a one-room schoolhouse, and walked to school “uphill both ways.”  We would like pen pals who are of retirement age who are willing to share their experiences, especially what life was like when they were 8 and 9 years old.  Ideally, we would like to pair up each older and wiser adult with 1 or 2 students.  (We will have approximately 52 third-grade students this year!)

Since we will be learning cursive this year, we would like to have our pen pals write to us using their best cursive!  Depending on each student's ability, we are hoping that they will all be responding to you by Christmas in cursive.  We will exchange 9 letters throughout the year.  We usually have a meet-and-greet with our pen-pals, one in the fall and one in the spring. (Due to Covid-19, the fall one will not happen and the spring one may not happen.). More details will be mailed to our pen pals once our list is set.

If you are interested, please email Mrs. Rogstad at with your name, mailing address, telephone number, and email (if you have one).  Please put pen-pal project as the subject.  If you are not able to email, call IGEMS at 608-943-6313 and give your information to the secretary.  Ask her to email the info to Jen Rogstad, 3rd-grade teacher, for our pen pal project.