We hope you child will take advantage of the next week to continue collecting donations for the Ronald McDonald House. Our combined goal with Ms. Stowe-Grant's class is $1000. As soon as your child finishes collecting, please send cash and checks to school by June 9th. Thanks for you cooperation.
Our end-of-year countdown has begun and we have many events and activities planned for this week:
Tomorrow (MONDAY), Mrs. Henricks has arranged for the Hill Family Band to lead us in song and dance. Check our twitter feed tomorrow afternoon to see how it went and be sure to ask your favorite second grader all about it.
TUESDAY we will celebrate the summer birthdays of Eil, Abe, Zetta and Reid with popsicles and a walk to Wooded Isle - right across Cornell Ave. from Earl Shapiro Hall. This section of Jackson Park includes the Osaka Japanese Gardens and lots of areas for wildlife observation. Wooded Isle is a favorite spot for many migratory birds, geese, great blue herons, beaver, insects and more! We invite your child to dress comfortably for a morning walk and exploration. The children are also welcome to bring binoculars.
WEDNESDAY will celebrate Jordyn's school birthday.
THURSDAY there will be a special Beach Party/Picnic Lunch on the rooftop for all second graders and their teachers (not a parent event). We will celebrate the first class of second graders to "graduate" from Earl Shapiro Hall and remember the wonderful year we had together. Children are invited to wear beach attire (shorts, shirts, sunhats, sunglasses) but no swimsuits, sandals or flip flops please. Beach towels or picnic blankets to sit on are encouraged! Children should also bring a picnic lunch with beverage. No heat-ups please. Each class is looking for donations of bubbles and a few large beach balls. Thanks!
THURSDAY is also our End of the Year Potluck Dinner. Please RSVP here by Tuesday June 3rd if your family plans to attend. We will be on the rooftop from 5:30-7:00 (or Learning Lab in case of bad weather). Cafe Lab is catering this event with gluten, dairy and nut-free options. High heels are not allowed on the rooftop because of the ground surface so please plan accordingly. There are some benches to sit on or you are welcome to bring a picnic blanket. We hope to see you there!
It's been awhile since we had a potluck and we haven't had one outside. Please carefully supervise younger siblings as the equipment (especially the climbing wall) was designed for first and second grader bodies in mind. Also, children and families should remain on the roof for the duration of the potluck. The other playgrounds in the building will be closed. Children should also be reminded to not run around in the hallways. We have the same expectations for them at the Potluck as we do during the school day. We want to safely celebrate the end of the year together. Thanks for your cooperation in making this a special event for all of us!
PICNIC FRIDAY is cancelled for this week. We may try to squeeze one more picnic lunch in during the last week of school and we'll let you know in case you want to join us.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Below is the schedule for the After School Programs for the last week of school. Please let us know of changes in dismissal plans.
Monday 6/9 - Last Day of Special Classes
Wednesday 6/11 - Last Day of Bridge & Late Day
Thursday 6/12 Last Day of Early Day
DISMISSAL ON THE LAST DAY, 6/12
Since there are no after school classes on Thursday, 6/12. please let us know who will be picking your child up. We will dismiss at 11:30. You are welcome to come to the classroom at 11:15 a.m. Otherwise, we’ll follow our regular dismissal routine.
BACKPACKS & GYM SHOES
Many projects will be sent home this week and next. Please remind your child to bring a backpack everyday. Our last day of P.E. is Thursday, 6/12. Don’t forget those gym shoes!
IMPORTANT REMINDERS :
- All Library Books are due this Friday, June 6th. The last day for book check-out was last Friday, May 31st.
- Donations for the Ronald McDonald House are due on Monday, June 9th.
Be sure to ask your child how the whooping cranes are doing. We checked in with Operation Migration for an update on the wild cranes in Wisconsin who are busy nesting. We also met the incredibly cute new class of 2014. These chicks have started training Patuxent, Maryland. It's so exciting to see this project come full circle and we hope your child will continue to follow the progress of these amazing birds.
Have a wonderful week!