Sunday, April 30, 2017

A Busy but Exciting 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. If there are any further dates that need to be shared or any changes to these dates, I will be sure to let you know as soon as possible! 

May 5th- PTO Spring Social:  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 here for $30 or purchase for $35 at the door.

May 10th- Wellness Walk: We will have an all-school wellness walk up Gifford Farm Road at 1:30 pm

May 12th- Bike to School Day: Students can walk, bike, scooter, skateboard, or roller blade to school! Want to avoid riding on a busy road? Families are welcome to park at Stratham Hill Park and ride the trails from there! 

May 17th- Early Release Day: students will be dismissed at 12:50 pm

May 18th- 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 9 am 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.

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 welcome to dress up as their favorite bees, birds, and butterflies! More information will be coming home about the play over the next few days.

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 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!

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