Second Grade – Knop

May Newsletter

NEWA Testing
The students will be continuing with the spring NWEA testing in the upcoming weeks (see schedule below). It is very important for everyone to get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast. Please encourage them to do their best but try not to stress out over their scores. I am very proud of the hard work throughout the whole year. Watching these students grow and learn throughout this school year has been awesome!

Date Subject Area Time
Wed. May 2 Reading 1:00p
Mon. May 7 Language Arts 8:30a
Wed. May 9 Math 1:00p

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

Field Day
On Thursday, June 14th, 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.

Memorial Day
Please note that there is no school on Monday, May 28th. We hope everyone enjoys their three day weekend. Take time to remember those who have paid for our freedom with their sacrifices.

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.

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!

Last Day of School
The last day of school is on Thursday, 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.

Summer Birthdays
Speaking of summer, there are some in our class who will be celebrating birthdays over summer vacation. We want to wish them all a happy birthday and hope that their special days are fun and exciting.

At Home Activities

  • May 13th is Mother’s Day!  Make a card for your mother, grandmother, or another woman that is important in your life.
  • May 28th is Memorial Day.  Research some facts about the holiday.
  • Practice math addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts.