Smarty Panda Newsletter

Week of May 30th, 2016

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Important Dates and Homework

05/30 - No School and No homework this week!

05/31 - 8:15 2nd grade End of Year awards ceremony - please join us!

06/01 - Camp Read-a-lot - wear pj's and have pizza for lunch

06/02 - Perfect Attendance Party (for Cody, Jude & Daisy - hurray!)

06/02 - 12:50 dismissal on last day of school & report cards go home

End of Year Awards

Please join us on Tuesday for our 2nd grade awards. We will start at 8:15 in the cafeteria with all of 2nd grade. Then my class (and you) will move to our classroom for class awards. Be sure to bring your cameras - you will be our paparazzi for the red carpet ceremony. :) The kids voted and chose a person for each category. It is more special since they were chosen by their peers. We should be finished about 9:30. The rest of the day will be spent relaxing (so as not to mess out our nice outfits).

Camp Read-A-Lot

On Wednesday, the kiddos can wear their pajamas, bring stuffed animals, pillows and blankets. We will be chilling by the campfire and reading most of the day so they need to be comfy. Pizza and Caprisun will be served for lunch at the campsite (classroom). All their supplies should be sent home by now so they can transport all these goodies in their bags instead.

Gaming to Grade 3

On Thursday, the kids will be getting out at 12:50. Before they go however, we will be playing games with our classmates. Electronic games (tablets, iphones, etc.) are not allowed. Just good old fashioned game boards, cards, and such. This is to encourage social interaction and not just bury themselves in their screens. It may be awhile before they see them again.

Lunch is from 10:43-11:16 if you are interested in sharing their final 2nd grade lunch with them.

Summer packets and pencil boxes will be coming home today.

Cafeteria Menu - Last Week of School


Tuesday am - fruit pocket with string cheese or cereal/cinnamon toast

Tuesday pm - chick nuggets/steak fingers with roll or breadstick, mashed potatoes & gravy, asparagus spears, brussel sprouts, ketchup and fruit slush.


Wednesday am - hot cakes or french toast sticks & syrup or cereal/cinnamon toast

Wednesday pm - mini corndogs (20 servings), mozzarella sticks (30 servings), meatball sub (100 servings), popcorn chicken/roll (150 servings), potato wedges/tater tots, sweet potato waffle fries, broccoli, and applesauce


Thursday am - cinnamon roll or breakfast pizza or cereal/cinnamon toast

Thursday pm - turkey & cheese sandwich, baby carrots with ranch dip, goldfish crackers, fruity raisins and applesauce (if needed).

For lunch on Tuesday & Wednesday there are a limited number for the entrees, thus all items will not be available for all grades. We will be serving entrees in the order listed so all items will not be available for all grades.

Summer Stuff

By class request (can you believe it?!) I am putting together some practice packets for the kids. Please keep them reading this summer - at least 20 minutes a day - to help prevent summer slide. Their logins will still work all summer as well, I'm sending their password cards home with their papers this week. Keep it somewhere safe :)

If they get bored and want to practice their writing, they can always send me an email. We can be summer pen pals! :)

Plus, if they complete their packet and bring it back to me on Meet the Teacher night, I'll give them a special treat :)

Thank you for sharing your child with me this year. I hope they enjoyed 2nd grade as much as I did. If you missed our end of year slideshow, I will be posting it on our facebook page. Speaking of, the facebook page will be active until the end of summer. Please save any pictures that you would like to keep. I will deactivate it the first day of the following school year.

Have a super summer!

Ms. Schmidt

Contact Information

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