Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Dear Families:

Halloween is just a few days away. I have some special things planned in the afternoon. Our Alpine Costume Parade is scheduled for 2:30pm. If you are able to come about 2:15pm, I’d appreciate any help getting the children into costumes. With a tight schedule, we won’t be able to start getting costumes on before this time. Feel free to take your student home after the parade. Remember, we do not have a Halloween Party in Room 24.

The November 3rd Election Day is just one week from today!  We hope our communications leading up to this important day have provided the information you need to be well-informed about the Bond Proposal and its impact upon each and every KHPS student and staff member.
To see just how bond dollars will be distributed between safety and security, technology, and aging facilities, please click here for the bond infographic.

Two Votes on November 3
When you arrive at your polling location and review the official ballot, please note there will be two Kenowa Hills Public Schools votes to cast.
1.The first is the Bond Proposal, which is the new proposal focusing on upgrades to safety and security, technology, and aging facilities.
2.The second is an Operating Millage Renewal.  Our Operating Millage is renewed every 10 years and supplies KHPS with approximately one-third of our operating budget.  Primary residence homes do not pay any taxes on a school district’s Operating Millage.

CONFERENCES: Remember to schedule your conferences online. If you need help with this, call the office and they can do it for you. I still have several slots available, but they will fill quickly.

I look forward to seeing everyone at your conference!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

This week is flying by! There’s a lot going on and we’re all staying busy, especially as we prepare for our first field trip of the year! We're all very excited to be heading to Schwallier's Country Basket tomorrow afternoon to learn more about the parts of a plant and the life cycle of plants!

Tomorrow is also HAT DAY! Students are invited to wear hats for a $1.00 donation. All money received will go towards the Feeding American Food Truck, which will visit Alpine in November.

Halloween is next week (already!). We’ll be celebrating on Friday afternoon (10/30).School Policy states that students are not to wear their costumes to school. Weapons and blood are not allowed, either. I have a lot of fun activities planned for my students, but I do not host classroom parties, which means the event is only for the students in my class. However, parents and other adults are invited to our costume parade at 2:30 pm! If you would like to help your child get ready for the parade before it begins, please arrive to the classroom at 2:15 pm. When the parade is over, you may take your child home for the day!

It’s conference time again, too. Please sign up for a conference slot right away! Signing up earlier means there will be more time slots available to choose from! I’m looking forward to seeing everyone! You can use the link below to sign up. If you don’t have internet access, or don’t feel comfortable signing up online, please let me know and I will be happy to schedule one for you.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Friendship Pillows are finished! Mrs. Meulenberg, a retired 2nd grade teacher from Alpine, brought her sewing machine yesterday. The children were delighted to see her work her magic. It’s fun to witness such joy and happiness from the children!

We have another great PTO sponsored assembly Thursday afternoon. The Brainstormers will offer a fun, action packed program, which teaches the children about the important parts of a story.

Both Math and Reading Neighborhoods are in full swing. The 2nd grade team was fortunate enough to group children according to what they need. Things are going well and the students seem happy.

Our first field trip of the year is scheduled for next week Friday, October 23. The cost is $5.00/child. This will include cider and donuts, along with a pumpkin to take home. Please send the money in ASAP! 

I could use some adult help on this field trip, too. If you are able to help, a background check is required. Let me know if you are interested in going to Schwallier’s Country Basket on that Friday afternoon.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Hello Second Grade Families!

As we begin a new week, I just have a few reminders:

  1. Friday is a 1/2 day, with dismissal at 12:00. 

  1. MAP Testing should be complete this week! I hope to have all of my students finished tomorrow.

  1. Tomorrow is also COUNT DAY, which is a day where student attendance plays an important role in determining state monies. 

4.  Our first field trip is scheduled for Friday afternoon,        October 23. More information will be sent home later this week.  

5.  Math Neighborhoods began this week. All second grade students were split into groups based on math needs. I am still your child’s primary math teacher but my teammates may be providing extra support for your child. This is similar to math instruction received last year in first grade.