Monday, May 15, 2017


Dear Families,

May is a busy month at Breck! We continue to use each day to the fullest.  The feeling of “community” in our classroom is impressive, as the children have internalized the concepts introduced in the C.A.R.E. curriculum: Citizenship, Participation, Responsibility, Tolerance, Stewardship, Courage, and our new theme - Collaboration.

Strong friendships have been created among the students.  Your efforts in promoting play dates and your loyalty as class and school volunteers has been wonderful.  We appreciate each and every one of you.

Our writers have been busy all year!  We are thrilled with all of the published books in our classroom and are looking forward to seeing our last published books of the year.

We are beginning to gather information for student assessment and progress reports. Final reports will be mailed to you in June. Although we know your child has been working hard and has had a successful first grade experience, we encourage you to keep your child’s curiosity for learning high during the summer. 

Unfortunately, our Breck Library will be not open this summer – it is undergoing renovations. Your local library is also a wonderful place to visit on a summer day.

May 19              Field Day this is a non-uniform day. Children should dress in comfy clothes.  They will be very active, so gym shoes are a must! "Land of 10,00 Lakes” is our theme. Field Day events will take place on the Ottawa Ave. soccer field. Grades 1 and 2 will compete from 9:30-11:30am. The outdoor BBQ lunch will follow.  Parents are invited to attend the games and lunch! (We understand if your busy schedule doesn’t allow you to join us.)  In case of rain, Field Day will be rescheduled for Friday May 26th.

May 29               NO SCHOOL-MEMORIAL DAY

June 1               Portfolio Open House We would like to invite all parents to join us in Rm. 25 to view our portfolios of first grade.  We have worked hard at collecting our work and compiling them as our first grade memory.  We would like you to come from either 7:30 – 8:15 am or 2:45 – 4:00 pm on Thursday June 1st .  More details will follow.

May 29               Non-Uniform Day

June 2                Closing Exercises 1:30 pm You won’t want to miss our “Closing Exercises”.  Plan to arrive a bit early to get seats in the chapel.  Our class will be sitting together as we all join in the celebration of an outstanding school year.  The children should come at the regular start time in the morning and should wear comfortable, yet semi-dressy clothes (it’s a non-uniform day!).  Our music teachers have already begun rehearsals of songs and dances for this special occasion.

June 4                Baccalaureate If your child is coming to sing at the Seniors’ Baccalaureate Service, please meet Ms. Anderson in room 38 at 4:45.  Students are welcome to stay after their song or leave quietly with their parents following their performance.  Dress-up clothes are appropriate for this evening.  Bring your tissues for this wonderfully touching finale of your first grader’s year with his/her Senior Buddy.

Lost and Found   The Lost and Found bins are filled with unclaimed clothing.  Please take time to look through them if you are missing any clothing items.

It has been a pleasure sharing in the education of your child! 

Enjoy your summer!

Marie Murphy and Tara Madden

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