Second Grade – Rhodes

May/June Newsletter

Spring NWEA Testing:
The school year is moving right along. Our Spring NWEA testing has begun! Our test for reading is May 4th and our math test is May 10th. With any test your child takes, it is really important that they feel ready for it. Please make sure your child is in school every day and on time. A good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast are a great jump start to anyone’s morning. Please encourage your child to do their best but don’t worry about their scores, we are looking for progress rather than raw scores. Thank you for your help with making this a successful school year for your child.

Box Top/Soup Labels:
We are still collecting box top and soup labels. Please send them in. Do not throw away money; bring those labels in to support your school!

Activities to Do At Home:

  • Tell family tales:  Children love to hear stories about their family.  Talk about a funny thing that happened when you were young.
  • One more time with feeling:  When your child has sounded out an unfamiliar word, have him or her re-read that sentence.  Often kids are so busy figuring out a word they lose the meaning of what they’ve just read.
  • Do storytelling on the go:  Take turns adding to a story the  two of you make up while riding in a car or bus.  Try making the story funny or spooky.

Education Day at the Growlers:
We will be going to watch the Kalamazoo Growlers play baseball on Tuesday, June 6th. We will be leaving at 9:30 am to be able to see some of the booths and activities that are being set up by local businesses. The game starts at 11:05 am and we will be returning immediately following the game which will be around the end of the day.

Field Day:
On Tuesday, June 13th, Forest Academy will be having a field day! This is an outdoor event that will take place all afternoon. Students are encouraged to wear their Forest Academy t-shirts as there will be a few water activities. We will send notices home if we need parent volunteers.

Summer Enrichment Packets:
Hard to believe but summer is approaching fast. Students will be receiving summer enrichment packets that they can use over the break. These packets are designed to keep students from experiencing “summer loss”. There will be a checkpoint during the summer where students will be able to come into school and earn prizes for their accomplishments. In the fall, students can submit their completed packets for a chance to win a prize! Keep your eyes peeled for more information as it will be coming soon.

Memorial Day:
Please note that there is no school on Monday, May 29th. We hope everyone enjoys their three day weekend. Take time to remember those who have paid for our freedom with their sacrifices.

Last Day of School:
The last day of school is on Wednesday, June 14th.  Hard to believe it is right around the corner already – seems like the year just started – and I am already starting to miss these wonderful children. Report cards and summer enrichment activity packets will be in your child’s folder – see above for more information on the summer enrichment packets.

Mrs. Rhodes