Monday, May 9, 2016

Important Dates for The End of The Year

Hello, Families!

We have lots of upcoming dates for the end of our school year, so please mark your calendars for these special upcoming events:

May 11th- Wellness Walk:The walk will begin at 1:30 pm. Both students and community members will walk from the school, to the intersection of Gifford Farm Road and Long Hill Road, and back to the school (the road will be closed off to traffic during the walk for safety). If you wish to join us, we will meet in the bus loop at 1:25 pm prior to our walk

May 13th- PTO Spring Fundraiser:  A great night out for parents at the Portsmouth Harbor Events and Conference Center from 7-11 pm with music, dinner, and a live and silent auction! Purchase tickets online through the Family Directory for $30 or purchase for $35 at the door

May 14th- SMS Student Garden Build Day and Celebration: Sign up to help build the garden Saturday morning from 8:30 am -12:30 pm. We will celebrate the garden and reveal the name that afternoon from 3-5 pm

May 18th- Early Release Day: students will be dismissed at 12:50 pm. We will also visit our national parks this day!

May 19th- MakerFest and Art Show: Everyone is welcome to join us for our second annual MakerFest and our first EVER Art Show in the Cafeteria from 3:30-6:30 pm. Projects can be brought in that morning by students or can be dropped off by parents after 1:30 pm. The MakerFest and Art Show will run through Friday morning.

May 24th- Sidewalk Shel-ebration! Families are welcome to join us at 12:45 pm as we head outside (weather permitting) to publish our poems on the sidewalk. We will also be reciting a few of our poems from our class poetry book as well as a poem by Shel Silverstein.

June 1st and 2nd- Pirate Play: Students will put on the dress rehearsal of our play during the school day on June 1st and will perform our play for families on June 2nd starting at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria. Boys will be wearing black t-shirts, girls will wear white, and all students will wear jean shorts, pants, or skirts. All the giraffes will be decked out in blue bandanas!

June 3rd-  Volunteer Appreciation Day: Join us at 8 am for breakfast in the library and at 8:45 in the gym for a whole school meeting so we can show you how much we appreciate all that you do for our school! The 123 Fun Run will also be that afternoon starting at 5:30 pm!

June 6th- Grand Luncheon: Grandparents and friends of SMS students are invited to join us for our annual Grand Luncheon. Second Grade Lunch will be from 11:40-12:15 and recess will be from 12:15-12:45. Grandparents are welcome to join us prior to lunch in our classroom at 11:25 for a special poem and to read with their grandchildren. 

June 7th- 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 that day-- 2D, 2S and 2A will go on Friday, June 10th)

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 theme is Color Wars, and second grade's color is RED! So, wear as much red clothing as possible!

June 15th- 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 17th- Last Day of School: It has been discovered that the cause of ocean levels rising is not due to global warming, but rather to the fact that the school year must come to an end for Ms. Riley. 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!

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