Happy Memorial Day, Giraffe Families! We are in the final push for the end of the school year. Here is one more reminder of important dates we have coming up during our last few weeks together:
May 30th and 31st- Can't Stop The Seedling: Students will put on the dress rehearsal of our play during the school day on May 30th and will perform our play for families on May 31st starting at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria. The giraffes will be playing the part of The Pollinators, so they are wearing red, yellow, or orange shirts with blue jeans or black pants. Play gear should be worn to school on the 30th for our dress rehearsal but students are allowed to bring a change of clothes if they would like to change after our morning performance. Antennae will be provided :) (Note: the seeds from each classroom should wear black)
June 2nd- Volunteer Appreciation Day and 1-2-3 Fun Run: All parent volunteers are welcome to join us for a "Thank You" breakfast at 8 am in the library and Celebration in the Gym at 8:45 am so we can thank you for all that you do for our classroom and school! That afternoon, teachers, parents, and students are welcome to run or walk 1,2, or 3 miles around SMS and Stratham Hill Park at 5:30 pm. Following the run, there will be a BBQ, Dunk Tank, Snow Cones, and a Dance Party!
June 5th- Grand Luncheon: Grandparents and friends of SMS students are invited to join us for our annual Grand Luncheon. Second Grade Lunch will be from 12:15-12:50 and recess will be from 12:50-1:10.
June 9th- Field Day: bring your sneakers, because June 9th will be field day! Please bring a change of clothes with you, as we will have some water games and we will also be outside, rain or shine. This year's Field Day Theme is "Where's Waldo?"
June 12th- Field Trip to Great Bay Discovery Center: we will be going on our annual field trip to Great Bay Discovery Center. We will arrive at Great Bay at 9:00 am to spend the morning there. We as we ask chaperons to meet us at the Discovery Center on Depot Rd. (NOTE: 2R will be going with 2H and 2S that day-- 2D and 2A will go on June 5th)
June 14th- National Parks Day: The giraffes will be transforming our classroom into Acadia National Park and we will be traveling from classroom to classroom to explore four more National Parks around the U.S! More information will be coming home about volunteering in the classroom to help us make our various projects and displays for this day. **Note: if you are able, please send in a brown paper grocery bag so we can make our Park Ranger Vests!
June 19th- End of Year Picnic at Stratham Hill Park: All second grade classrooms will be hiking through the trails from SMS to Stratham Hill Park for an end-of-the-year picnic. Families and Friends are welcome to join us! We will arrive at the park around 10:00 am and we will leave at 1:30 pm. Families are welcome to join us for any of that time!
June 20th- Last Day of School: While it is bittersweet to see these amazing children off to third grade, I am so proud of the growth they've made, and I'm also hoping they might come back for a visit from time to time in the years to come :) In the meantime, we will enjoy all the fun we have in store for these last few weeks of second grade!