May 1

                                                                Monday, May 1, 2017
Hello Everyone!
Happy May!  I cannot believe that it is May already. We have done so much this year and it seems like just a few days ago that your children entered into my room as young second graders eager to learn.  Well, it is with a heavy heart that I say our time is coming to an end.  Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your child’s educational journey.  You are all such wonderful parents and role models for your children.  We have had challenges and successes and now we are ready to move on to third grade.
I have said this to some of you but, God really knew what he was doing when he gave me this group of children.  They are the best.  I will always have a very special place in my heart for this group.  Sadly, we will have a forever bond knowing that they were all here for me( and you too) when Bridget died.  They gave me a reason to get up in the morning, a reason to smile again, a reason to want to be a teacher, a reason to live.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will always remember this class of 2016-2017.
This month will go by very fast.  I really want to enjoy every minute that I have left with your children. So please make sure they still get lots of rest and get their homework finished. 
We have been busy preparing for First Communion and most of the students will be receiving the sacrament with their parish family this weekend. Some of the students already did get their Sacrament yesterday.  We will have our Second Grade Mass on Friday, May 12th in which we will celebrate with our school family.  The children will be asked to dress in their Sunday best or Communion outfits, some will have parts to read for Mass and the rest of us will be participating by singing or carrying gifts. The children will be sitting together as a class. It will be very helpful if they come to school dressed but if your child has to ride the bus and would rather bring it to school they can change here.  Right after Mass we will stay a bit for pictures and then we will need to leave as soon as we can to leave for lunch and recess. In the afternoon, we will change and go bowling! It is great if they wear white for Cosmic Bowling!  Please note the date:  FRIDAY, MAY 12th you do not need to send any money.  We will not buy food or snacks and we will not have time to play any of the machines.
We have a few children who have their birthday in May so we will celebrate their special day on the date. But we have a few children who have summer birthdays so we will have a summer birthday celebration on the last day, May 26th.  I will bring in some ice cream and I will ask the children who have summer birthdays that did not celebrate their half one here to bring in different toppings for our part.
We also have our incubator.  As part of Reading, Religion, and Science we have the responsibility to take care of 36 eggs.  After 21 days, we will see if they hatch.  If all goes well, it should be on or about May 17th
Mrs. Conover and I are trying to plan a second grade picnic at the Lions Park down by the river.  We will let you know when those days will be. Typically we try for the last day of school but we will need your permission to walk them over there.
I am sending home my last book order today too.  This will be the last one for the school year. This will be due on May 8th.
Congratulations to the children who completed the chart every month for six months for the Book-It program.  We had Jack, Jacob, Carter, Reagan, Matthew H, and Cadence.
Have a great week!
Mrs. Cheryl Wilma

Contact: Cheryl Wilma