Monday, May 24, 2010

The last little bit


Here are a few important and fun things to know.

Wednesday, May 26th is the school wide SAFETY FAIR. Encourage your child to walk or ride their bike safely to school that day. Assuming it will not be snowing :)

Thursday, May 27th short day

Thursday, June 3rd Movie and field day. We will watch the movie in the morning and have field day that afternoon. If you are interested in volunteering that day please let me know.

Also we will be sending home note with a list of readers we still do not have back from you... so check backpacks for that.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Field Trip

Reminder to all....

Send a sack lunch with your child to school tomorrow unless you sent back the form ordering school lunch.

My homeroom parents be to school a little before 10:00.
Mrs. Strasser's homeroom just before 9:00

Thursday, May 6, 2010

A few little things



July 19-23rd (2nd grade)

August 9-13th (1st grade)

Startalk is a summer camp program designed to help kick-start the year in chinese immersion. Your kids will be in the 2nd grade camp, and will spend the day completely in Chinese with myself and the new 2nd grade teacher. More details will be sent home later, but for now, here are the dates.

2) THANK YOU! Thank you so much for letting me spend all day with your children. And thanks for the many thank you notes and gifts.

3) Field trip next Thursday, May 13th. We will be going to the parkway as a whole first grade, but in shifts. So if you volunteered to come that day and are in Mrs. Strasser's home room, please be at the school by 9:00. If your child is in my home room (my morning) please come by 10:00. We plan on being back to school a little after 1:00.

IMPORTANT!! If you did not send back the form ordering a school lunch for your child, there won't be one. So please send a home lunch with your child that day.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


So I had the opportunity this weekend to host a friend's parents on their first trip to America. They were from Taiwan, and spoke but very little English. As we took them around our beautiful state, watched them touch snow for the first time, laughed with them, and listened to their incredible stories, I just had an overwhelming sense of gratitude that I am able to speak this amazing language. How many doors have been opened and experiences had simply because of this ability.

I am so happy for your children, whom I love so much, that they too will have the ability to converse with and learn from such an expanded number of people. Language is a gift, and I just want to thank you for giving it to your child. Thank you for supporting them and putting them in this program. They have all come so far. And it is a beautiful thing.