September 11, 2020
Dear Second Grade Families,
Welcome to second grade! I am so happy to share that I will be your child’s teacher for the 2020-2021 school year! I am looking forward to the start of the year.
This will be my 21st year teaching at Stratton School and although I have taught first, second, and third I have to say grade two is so much fun! We will read and write amazing stories, play so many awesome math games and will also study butterflies, bridges, Japan and so much more!
On a personal note, I live with my husband Randy in Chelmsford with my son Brendan who is entering 7th grade, Nolan is starting 5th grade and my step-daughter Sarah is going into 12th grade. This summer we enjoyed the slower pace, relaxing with family time, playing games, hanging out in our new tree fort and enjoying a variety of books! During my free time I am also a volunteer for the ONE Campaign (a non-profit organization co-founded by Bono to help end extreme poverty).
I know that this fall will be unique and children will have a variety of feelings as they enter our school but please note that the children’s social emotional well-being is paramount. We will build a cohesive and caring class community where the children will feel safe, comfortable and happy together.
Enjoy the remainder of the summer vacation. I will send additional information to you next week. I look forward to meeting our class soon. We are going to have a fantastic year of learning!
Mrs. Julie Barth