August 1, 2017

    Dear Soon-To-Be Second Grader,

              Hi.  My name is Ms. Kuras.  I am VERY excited to be your second grade teacher! Second grade was my favorite grade when I was in school!    You may remember seeing me in the hallways and at assemblies during the year.

              Do you have favorite things that you love to do?  I sure do.  I love swimming in the pool, gardening, and traveling.  I’m constantly watering and weeding my gardens.  I also love to read.  I’m in a book club with other Lancaster teachers.  We get together once a month to talk about the books. I have a son named Noah.  He is going to be an 8th grade at Lancaster Middle School.  He loves playing soccer and hockey.  I can’t wait to hear all about your family and the things that you like to do!

       I’ve been busy preparing my website for our class this year.  http://www.lancasterschools.org  is our district’s website & my website is located under the Como Park School tab.  Please check it out!  I’ll add our schedule, important documents, pictures, and more throughout the year.   At home, I would suggest your parents add the website to your favorites, so it’s easy to find.


    Enclosed is a COMPLETE supply list for the school year.  Please remember that items may need to be replenished or replaced from time to time.  Your parents may find it helpful to stock up on extra school supplies (while they are on sale) at home so that you can readily replenish items as needed.  You do not need to bring in all of the supplies on the first day of school!  Feel free to bring in supplies throughout the week. 


    You will be bringing home a folder that will be used daily to pass along important papers and homework from school to home.  You will have a copy of your schedule and websites usernames & passwords in the folder.


    You will receive an agenda to record daily assignments.  The agendas will be brought home each night.


    You may bring your lunch (please label the lunch box or bag), or buy it. You may also buy milk and snacks.  If your parents send in money for several lunches, the money will be added to your account. A menu will be sent home each month letting you know what the cafeteria ladies are serving each day.


    We will have time for a snack each day. Please bring in a snack each day.  Veggies, fruits, crackers, granola bars, and pretzels are all good choices for snack.

           I am so excited for this school year to begin! I know we’re going to have terrific year learning and making new friends.  Como Park has so many awesome school events! My goal is for you to learn and grow academically while having FUN!  Enjoy the rest of your summer, and I’ll see you on Tuesday, September 5th      

    I am looking forward to a fantastic year in 2nd grade!                                                                                   

                                                                                                             Your teacher,

                                                                                                             Ms. Kuras