News from Room 111

Growing Young Minds and Hearts in Second Grade

Back-to-School Night Excitement!

A big thank you to all of you for making time to visit school Tuesday night! It was great meeting families, getting hugs and handshakes, and seeing all the smiling faces as we prepare for our adventure in learning this year.

Here are a few pictures of the evening--wish I'd snapped a few more!

Teacher Bio

A bit about me...Just ahead of teaching, my first love is my family. I have been married to Dan, my high school sweetheart, for 35 years. (WOW-where did that time go?) We have two children, and I say that with a smile because Isaac is 30 years old, married (to his 3rd grade sweetheart) and has one child. Clare will be 26 very soon and lives and works in sunny Phoenix. Most of our family time revolves around Isaac and Laura's son, Connor, who at 15 mos. is always full of energy and curiosity!

MAPE for Week 1

T.......PE* & Music


H......PE* & Music

F.......Library & Friends

*gym shoes needed

First Day of School!

Tuesday, Sep. 8th, 8am

504 South Oak Street

La Crescent, MN

Each school day children arriving before 8:00 should go directly to the south playground (supervision starting at 7:45). Those desiring breakfast enter the building and proceed directly to the cafeteria.

On the first day of school, I will meet the students on the playground to show them where our class will line up each morning.

School Picture Day!

Tuesday, Sep. 22nd, 8am

504 South Oak Street

La Crescent, MN

Picture forms will be sent home prior to Picture Day. Please return forms on or before Sept. 22.

School Contact Info

The staff and faculty of La Crescent-Hokah Elementary desire strong partnerships with our students' families. Open communication is an asset we value. Please know that we welcome your comments, questions, and suggestions.


Classroom phone: 507.895.4484 ext. 5111 (Note - I do not answer the phone during instructional times. If you have an emergency message, please call the school office.)

Home phone: 507.724.3930

Cell phone: 608.769.7335 (text or call)



Office phone: 507.895.4484 press 2 for the elementary school

"Heary, Heary, Read All About It"

I hope you have enjoyed reading a little about Room 111 in this Smore newsletter. I plan to publish at the end of each week so that you can keep abreast of the learning and fun happening in second grade: reading and math strategies, topics of interest for students and families, kid quotes that got us thinking or giggling, new apps and websites, and much more. Please take a minute to comment below and let me know how you like "News from Room 111".