Thursday, July 19, 2018

Welcome to Second Grade

Dear Second Grade Families,

Welcome to Second Grade!  My name is Meghan Hoff and I will be your child's second grade teacher this year.  I am so excited that your child will be apart of our classroom.  I am looking forward to meeting everyone on Monday August 6th, for Meet the Teacher and then getting to spend our first day together in second grade on Thursday August 9th.  We are going to have an amazing year full of growing, learning and having fun.  I know each student will be an essential piece to our classroom community and I look forward to our partnership, as well.

Just as I will get to know you soon, I'd like to share some information about myself.  This will be my 7th year of teaching.  I have spent 4 years in second grade and 2 years in first grade throughout my teaching career.  I am a Colorado native and have an Elementary Education teaching degree and Masters in Reading from Regis University.  I am married and have two daughters; Sailee and Everlee.  I took a career break and had the opportunity to stay home with my daughters for the past 4 years and now that they are students themselves, I have decided to return to my passion of teaching!  It is such a gift to me that back in 2008, I opened Gold Rush Elementary as part of the second grade team and now I am returning right back to where I loved teaching the most!  I love creating and decorating new and old spaces, I love being in the mountains and mostly I enjoy spending time with my family, doing all the things we love; hiking, riding our bikes and traveling when we can.

There are a few important dates to mark on your calendars as we begin our school year.
          August 6th:    Meet The Teacher and drop off school supplies
          August 9th:    First day of school
          August 15th:  Back to School Night.  (There will be two sessions offered.  6:05-6:35 p.m. or 6:40-7:10 p.m.)
         August 28th:   Student Assessment Day.  No regular school day.  This is a 1 hour assessment block for students to be assessed in reading and math.
*Meet the Teacher day and Student Assessment Day are days you need to sign-up for.  A letter was sent to you from Mrs. Brown with the link to do so.

I truly look forward to meeting everyone and can't wait to begin our journey through second grade together, as I know each and every one of us will build strong friendships, continue to deepen our learning and thinking and most of all we will have lots of fun along the way.  I hope you enjoy your last days of summer doing all the things you love and I will look forward to meeting you very soon!

Please feel free to email me at meghan.hoff@dcsdk12.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,
Meghan Hoff
Second Grade
Gold Rush Elementary
meghan.hoff@dcsdk12.org