Thursday, March 24, 2016

Dear Families,

It’s hard to believe we’re already at the end of the third marking period! Thank you for coming out to conferences and showing an interest in your child’s growth and development. I enjoyed seeing everyone.

Your child received a fun homework sheet today, along with a plastic egg. Take a look at “What’s in my egg?” handout. The children may return the egg and clues tomorrow or Monday. This is simply a fun paper, nothing that is required. Just have fun with it!

The John Ball Zoo field trip will be here soon after returning from spring break. If you haven’t done so already, please send in $3.00 to cover this cost. The money needs to be turned into the zoo two weeks prior to the actual date. If you are able to help with research in the afternoon (April 15), let me know.

The PTO is sponsoring an Ice Skating Party at Walker Ice and Fitness next week Thursday night, March 31 (6-8pm). The children had a blast when we took them on the field trip. Everyone is sure to have a great time!

As you are aware, the bond vote is May 3. Please make sure you get out and vote. There will be a parent meeting at Alpine Elementary (library) on Monday night. If you are unable to attend or if you would like specific information, I would be happy to discuss with you how this will impact your family directly. 

Remember, next week Thursday, March 31, the students will be dismissed at 12:00 and there will be no school on that Friday. 

Enjoy your spring break time together with your family!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Dear Second Grade Families,

Conferences are right around the corner! Please sign up for conferences using Our first night of conferences are tomorrow night!

In conjunction with our unit on animals adaptations and habitats, we will be traveling to John Ball Zoo on April 15. Although the time seems far off, the zoo requires all payments are received before Spring Break. Please send in a payment of $3.00/student. If you are planning to chaperone, an adult admission is $5.00. 

March is Reading Month is here! Students are invited to dress like a prince or princess on Friday. Next Friday, March 18, is Robe and Slippers Day!

I think that’s all for now! I look forward to seeing you at conferences!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

March is Reading Month! To celebrate our love for reading (and food!), we’re going to have a “Read and Feed” on Friday afternoon. This will be our Fun Friday celebration for those students who make good decisions, as well as those who complete the weekly homework.

Your child is invited to bring in a special snack and/or a snack to share with the class. This is also a day to ‘wear a crown or royal hat day’ and popcorn day! Popcorn is .50. 

Don’t forget to send in Box Tops for our monthly collection this Friday! Money earned goes directly to our classroom. 

Conferences begin next week! Please register for a conference time online at If you need assistance, call the office at 784-0884 or let me know. 

Look for information for our next field trip in your child’s backpack. We’re going to John Ball Zoo to study animals. As part of a 2nd grade standard, the students must learn about an animal and produce a slideshow using the information learned. The morning will consist of a trip to the zoo, with the afternoon reserved for research. We could use all the help we can get that day, whether its for the entire day or a portion of the day!

Miss Brinks and Miss Liabenow