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Welcome to second grade. My name is Jan Murray, and I am looking forward to working with your children this year. I know that we will have many wonderful opportunities and experiences throughout the year. Our class motto is Always Be the Best You Can Be, so I will strive to have your children be successful in their fullest capacity. I believe that communication between the parent and teacher is the key to a great parent-teacher relationship so I encourage you to contact me any time that you may have a question.
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Recent Posts

Zoo Field Trip

Our zoo field trip is tomorrow - Thursday, May 4th.  Please make sure your child has comfortable shoes and a completely disposable lunch.  We will be boarding the busses at 8:30 and leave the zoo about 1:00.  All parent chaperones are welcome to ride the bus.  If you are a chaperone and an active duty person, you will get in free by showing your military ID.

Science Night

Tomorrow is Science Night.  You can find second grade on the red ramp painting with magnets.  Science night runs from 5:00 - 7:00.

Zoo Field Trip

Parents please make sure you send in the permission slips and money ($9.50) tomorrow for our zoo field trip.  If you wish to chaperone and do not have a background check completed, you can get one from the office to complete.

Picture Day

Picture day for individual spring pictures is tomorrow, Thursday, March 9th.

Dr. Seuss Week

Several days this week are to celebrate Dr. Seuss.  
Monday:  Wear many colors
Tuesday:  Crazy hat day (they will remove hats for the class picture)
Wednesday:  Crazy hair day
Thursday:  Dress like a literary character

Early Release/Holiday

Tomorrow and Friday are early release days. The kids will get out of school at 12:00.  Progress reports will also go home tomorrow.
Monday, February 20th is a student holiday.


I totally forgot to hand out the homework for next week today.  The spelling words are:  jumped, carried, pulled, copied, passed, happened, cried, covered, reached, laughed, and five of the word wall words from previous weeks.  We will have our spelling test on Friday this week instead of Thursday.

Martin Luther King Holiday

Just a reminder - there is no school on Monday due to the Martin Luther King Holiday.  Have a great weekend!

Christmas Party

Tomorrow is our Christmas party.  As a reminder, you child needs a wrapped book if he/she is doing the book exchange and 20 SMALL gifts for stockings. Thank you all for volunteering to send treats for the party!
I hope everyone has a safe, restful, and exciting Christmas!

Pajama Day

Tomorrow is pajama day.  Kids may wear their pajamas (with shoes) and bring a stuffed animal and a blanket or towel to sit on.

Christmas Fun

This week will have several dress up days for Christmas.
Monday is - ugly sweater day
Tuesday - track suits
Wednesday - Wear a scarf or a tie
Thursday - Holiday wear
Friday - Holiday wear

Impact Aid Forms

Please check your child's binder for  the Impact Aid form that was stapled in it a couple of weeks ago.  These are very important forms for the school and tomorrow is the cut off for them being due.  Thanks!

Friday Holiday

Just a reminder that tomorrow, November 11th is a holiday for Veteran's Day.  I hope you have a great weekend!