May 20 Family Letter

May 20, 2019

Dear Families,

Last week we learned how to deal with disappointment when our Point Lobos field trip was cancelled. A park ranger called me Friday morning and told me that the park had no power and that they were not allowing visitors. He let me know that it is also too late in the season to reschedule. Please try to take your children to this beautiful area if you can. The class ended up making the best of our day. I apologize for any inconvenience that this caused!

We also had an awesome visit to the new Gateway campus last Wednesday. Hannah gave us a tour of the campus and the children got to play in the new gym! We also created maps of what we would like the 3rdgrade rooms to look like! Check out the class gallery to see a few photos of our visit. 

Next Thursday, May 30th, you are invited to our Writing Celebration! It will be in our classroom and you will be to listening to 2ndgrade authors share their series books and marine mammal reports. We will be doing this in small groups between 9:00-10:00. Please let me know if you can be here so that I can put some small groups together. Thanks.

As the students are participating in end of the year assessments, Rachel and I decided to end official homework assignments. We want your children to spend time eating healthy breakfasts and getting a good night’s rest so that they are their best for assessments! They can also help out around the house as family member. If you would like to take a look at an alternative homework assignment, click on this link:

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Here are some important dates to put on your calendars. We have had to reschedule a few activities.

Tuesday and Wednesday (5/21 and 5/22) :  math assessment in class

Friday (5/24) :  Walk-a-Thon 1:15 *please turn in your envelopes!

Monday (5/27) :  Memorial Day no school

Thursday (5/30) : 2ndgrade Writing Celebration 9:00-10:00 

Friday  (5/31): First Friday and Talent Show to follow (1:00 Talent show continuation)

Thursday  (6/6) : Step Up Day  *Noon dismissal for K-2

Please let me know if you have any questions about this busy time of year! 

Also, please send in a large canvas or reusable shopping bag (grocery store) by next Tuesday (5/28) for your child to pack up and bring home their 2ndgrade items the following week! Thank you.

Take care,

Jen