We have been granted an extra teacher from DCPS! Ms. Addison and I are now in the process of interviewing multiple candidates for the best possible fit. Depending on the hired candidate, will determine the placement of the 1st and 3rd grade teams as a whole. We hope to have all teacher placements finalized by Friday afternoon. I apologize for the delay, but am confident we made the right decision in ensuring small class sizes.
The playground is completed and ready for school opening! Our official kick-off day is going to be August 13that 10:00 a.m., which will also be our New Family Welcome and Beautification Day, so please stop by! In the meantime, the playground will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. starting tomorrow, Thursday, August 3rd. Once school gets started, we will update the community on weekend and evening playground hours. We hope to make the playground accessible while also maintaining the beauty and cleanliness of the space.
2nd Grade Departmentalization:
Not mentioned in the summer letter was the fact that we will be departmentalizing 2nd grade this year, as we have done with Grades 3-5 in years past. With that being said, all students in 2nd Grade will have Mr. Kerrigan for math instruction and Ms. Cooper for reading/writing instruction. Students will rotate with their homerooms to the opposite classroom for the 2nd block of the day.
We will be adding grade level supply lists to the classroom lists (https://goo.gl/gvJBda) by the end of the week. Supplies are not required the first few weeks of school, and we have plenty to begin the year, so please do not feel the need to rush out immediately.