Bonjour, bon ete! I am Ms. or Madame Hopkins. I come to BJAMS this year as an alumnus, parent, student and teacher; I could not be more excited! I had the pleasure to attend BJAMS in third grade all the way through eight when it first began over 20 years ago. When my eldest son became school age it was no surprise he would be starting here as well. Since then, I had been looking for an opportunity to work in and with the great school that paved the way for me; that opportunity arrived last year. I began working in the after school program and as a substitute teacher while pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education then, shortly thereafter, I became the kindergarten assistant. This year I am thrilled to have the opportunity to enrich the school through foreign language! Growing up locally in a large French-Canadian family, learning the language each year in and out of school through the present, I am proud to be able to pass along this heritage to my students. When I am not in the classroom I keep very busy raising my three sons, who all attend our lovely school, as well as finishing up my degree in between soaking up as much sun and fresh air as possible. Words cannot adequately express my anticipation to see everyone in the coming weeks! Until then, a bientot!