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Oct. 7, 2016

Dear Families,

Reminder that the  2nd Grade LEGO League will be starting on Oct. 19th and we need your permission slips! This is an exclusive supplemental time to our students who are currently in 2nd grade.  This will be from 7:00-7:50 am the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays.   The dates are listed on permission slip also.  We are so excited to do this for the very first time.

We also  wanted to remind you all of our upcoming field trip, Tuesday, October 11th. It is the big trip to Red Rocks Amphitheatre! We will be learning about the geological phenomena from  Mr. Schankweiler, also the history of the infamous artist who have performed on the stage (from Red Rocks personnel), and finally the students will sing “Try Everything.” During this excursion we will be taking photos and keeping the “A” (art) alive within STEM! We have taught them how to take triptychs and then they will write an artist statement which will include their understanding of this famous geological site. Please feel free to join us. If you are joining us for the Red Rocks Tour please be prepared to pay $6.  We believe there are some parents that are carpooling. Please let us know if you are carpooling or driving separately. See the map below for where to park (lower north parking lot).  

  • 9 am Bus leaves school/carpool will too

  • 9:30-9:45 Arrive at Red Rocks lower north parking lot (see map)

  • 9:45-10 Performance on Stage

  • Rooney:

  • 10:15-11 Red Rocks Tour

  • 11-11:30 Lunch

  • 11:30-12:15 Tour with Mr. Schankweiler

  • 12:15-1:00 Hike

  • 1:15-1:30 Depart back to school

  • Tennant:

  • 10:15-11 Tour with Mr. Schankweiler

  • 11:00-11:45 Red Rocks Tour

  • 11:45-12:15 Lunch

  • 12:15-1:00 Hike

  • 1:15-1:30 Depart back to school


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A reminder that conferences are next Thursday, October 13th. We are looking forward discussing progress we see in the classroom and getting to know you more. Friday, October 14th is a teacher work day. No school for students! (Lucky ducks!)

We need parents to organize and run our Monarch Migration Party on Oct. 31st. Please come and help discuss and plan what we can do to make this day a fun celebration for the students. We will meet after school in 2nd grade classrooms.

Serving you,

2nd Grade Team