Report Cards and Thank You


Report Cards: Today your child is coming home with their report card. I am asking students to leave the envelope sealed until they get home so they can open the report card with you.

Track and Field Note: Your child is also coming home with information about a Track and Field Camp that takes place at the end of this month. See your child’s backpack for the letter.

Thank you!

Thank you for an amazing year! It has been a privilege to be your child’s teacher. The students in this class were kind, fun, positive, and hardworking. This year was truly a blessing. I hope you have an amazing summer!






Students had an AMAZING time at our auction today! I cannot thank you enough for your generosity and support. It was a day that my students (and I) will never forget.

One thing that has never happened since I’ve been teaching (this is my 9th year!) is students were purchasing gifts for each other. Students were purposely buying items so that they could give it away to someone who couldn’t afford it. It was truly a special day, and I’m so grateful I have the privilege to work with your wonderful children this year!

Excellent Attendance Awards


Congratulations to the following students for receiving the Excellent Attendance Award this year. This means they missed three days or less of school for the 2018 – 2019 school year.

August Albrecht

Dante Holley

Olivia Kuipers

Anna Lauer

Soren Peterson

Chase Seeley

Kevin VanDam

Annika Vanderbeek

These students will have this award in their take-home folder today.

Chalk Needed!


Chalk Needed: On the last day of school, we are going to take some time draw on the sidewalk and pavement of the playground with chalk. Students will write encouraging phrases and draw pictures of summertime! If you have chalk at home that you are willing to let us borrow that day, please send it to school with your child by Friday. You can label the container with your name to ensure that the chalk is returned to your child. Thank you!

Extra Credit Sheet: Students have an opportunity to earn extra Class Cash for the auction tomorrow by completing an *optional* math brain teaser. They must turn it in tomorrow to earn money. Some students are choosing not to complete it, but others are taking it home tonight to finish.

Thank You!


I just wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who donated to the auction. I am absolutely blown away by your generosity and support. The amount of items that I received today was incredible! The auction is truly one of students’ favorite days of the year, and I am extremely grateful for your willingness to help make it amazing for our class. They will never forget it! Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Books from School


Now that we are so close to the end of the year, I am asking students to please look around the house, car, locker, and backpack for any books that belong to me or to the DES library. I know it’s easy for students forget that they have some of my books, so encourage your child to take time tonight to take a look around so they can return the books to school. Thank you in advance!

School Store Help


Dear Parents,

The last School Store of the year is this Friday, May 31. Everything in the store is 1/2 off, so it gets busy! I am looking for one more parent volunteer that would be willing to run the store from 10:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. If you are able to help, please email me at Thank you in advance!