Monday, May 21, 2018

Newsletter for the week of May 21st (final one for 2017-2018 school year!)

May 21, 2018

(No memory work)

Dear Parents,
Here we are at the end of the school year.  It has been an awesome year.  The children have come together as a wonderful group of friends, always willing to help one another.  My prayers are with each of them as they move on to third grade.
This is going to be a very busy week!  We have lots of loose ends to tie up and there are a few things that may not be finished.  If only we had a few more weeks??!!!
On Thursday we will be doing some serious cleaning!  Your child may want to bring along an extra bag for carrying home all of the supplies, etc. The big brown envelope is coming home on Friday. Be sure to check through it. If your child earned a Six Flags ticket, that will be in there.  There will be a summer activity calendar.  The math tests for the fourth quarter are also in there.  There are a few pages in the handwriting book that we did not finish.  Please encourage your child to practice cursive writing over the summer and to complete the handwriting book pages. What a lot of things to see!  
Remember that we dismiss at 11:00 on Friday. There is NO after school care on Friday, so everyone will need to be picked up at that time. The used uniform sale will open at 7:55 Friday morning. We will have an all-school chapel service at 8:45 Friday morning here at Webster.  You are welcome to join us. Our school picnic begins immediately following school dismissal.  It will be at Kirkwood Park from 11:30-1:30.  Please RSVP so we have a head count.  Feel free to bring your own lunch or to order a box lunch.  Hope to see you there!
The last report card will be released on line in the afternoon on June 1st and will be mailed home the following week. The achievement test scores will also be included in the report card envelope.
Speaking of report cards, please send in your child’s church and Sunday School attendance form tomorrow if you did not send it in today.  Also, remember to send in the service project form for the fourth quarter. Thank you so much!
Eighth grade graduation will be held this Thursday night at 7:00 at Concordia, Kirkwood.  It is always a wonderful evening of celebration.  You are invited to join us.
On Friday, I will ask the children for their thoughts about second grade and if there is anything (within reason) that they would like to change.  I would like to give you the same opportunity.  Please feel free to jot me a note about this year, especially if there is something that you would like to see done differently.  Mrs. Klug and I are always open to your comments. I have thoroughly enjoyed my partnership with Mrs. Klug this year.  She has encouraged and pushed your children to do their best in their writing and language arts. 
Thank you for all of your prayers of love and support during this school year. I hope that all of you have a relaxing and refreshing summer.  I will be spending my summer ordering materials for school, going through files at school and at home, and working with the administrative team to assure a smooth beginning in the fall. In June, I will be traveling to Philadelphia to visit with my Dad who will turn 97 this summer.  My daughter and her family will be traveling with me.  I know that my Dad will love being with those active 18 month old twins! 
My prayers for you are that God grants you a safe and restful summer. Be sure to remind your child to read every day, write some stories or keep a daily journal, and to practice math facts. All of these things will help the transition to third grade to be a smooth one.

In His Name,
Janet Leet