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Mrs. Hartley’s 2nd Grade Class:


Important Dates:


Fri. Dec. 6- Free Dress Day

Mon. Dec. 9-13- Book Fair (3:00-4:00 pm +  7:30-8:30 pm on Dec. 10 after concert)

Tues. Dec. 10- Grades 1-5 Christmas Concert (7:00 pm)

Tues. Dec. 17- Grades 6-8 Christmas Concert (7:00 pm)

Mon. Dec. 16-Fri. Dec. 20: Christmas Spirit Dress-Up Days (details to come)

Fri. Dec. 20- chapel @ 8:40; class party, noon dismissal (Christmas Break)

Dec. 23-Jan. 3- No School (Christmas Break)



Notes & News:


Christmas Concert- As in the past, kids can wear nice Christmas attire for the concert (think Santa-photo-worthy!) and subtle accessories that won’t block other students or cause distractions.  Grades 1-5 will be singing one song each for our annual Christmas concert. The kids have been practicing their song a lot and are excited to perform for you!Please arrive at 6:45 (no earlier because the building won’t be open) and drop your child off at the classroom.  Then find a good viewing spot in the sanctuary because it’s a show you won’t want to miss! This year we are trying something new to help with the limited seating for families and students.  After each class performs, we will return to the classroom for a Christmas activity and/or short video.  At the close of the program, please pick your child up and then check out the book fair (open for one hour following the show) or enjoy the bake sale treats while socializing with other families. It will be a fun night!   Let me know if you have any questions.

Bake Sale Donations– At the Christmas Concert, there will be a bake sale run by Hope’s Student Council.  They could use lots of donations of baked goods, so if you are able to provide something, that would be awesome!  Goodies can be brought to school on Monday the 9th or Tuesday the 10th, or even dropped off right before the concert.  Any time spent baking can count for PIP hours!  Or if the next week is better for you, they are also accepting donations then for the middle school concert on the 17th.

Christmas Lights- Speaking of donations, our class would love to hang up a couple strands of colorful Christmas lights in our classroom. I used to have some but sadly over the years they have quit working.Does anyone have an extra strand they are not using? Today we made 3-D stars & snowflakes and the lights will be a beautiful finishing touch to our decorations!

Splash Math- Be on the lookout for an email from to access your child’s math skills practice program.  It is free to use, so please don’t sign up for a separate account unless you want to; your child has access through our class account and they can play on iPads or on PCs.    Each month the access code changes: December’s code is:  ZPIHSW and passwords are the child’s first name and last intial.  We have been doing some of the assignments in school but the kids could use more time at home if possible. Splashmath is an excellent program that specifically targets our math skills and gives great practice and immediate feedback.  It also keeps track of which skills students are struggling with so I can give more tailored instruction to meet their needs.

Field Trip to Seattle Children’s Theater:  Field trip forms are going home soon for the SCT play on Feb. 26th. So far, here are the parents I have listed as chaperones:  Rami, Katie C., Megan, Anna, Heather, Tashena/Jacob, Sharon, Christina, and Worba. If I have missed someone, please let me know. I believe we have 2 more tickets available.  Be thinking about carpools since we won’t want to try to park 11 cars!