Thursday, February 15, 2018

Conferences are right around the corner!

Here are some conference notes from Mrs. Bailey:
Conference registration begins....
February 20 - 9:00am for parents with 3 or more children
February 22 - 9:00am for all parents
*** We will have childcare on Thursday, March 1.  Parents need to register children with Katie Peterson.

If at all possible, I'd like the children to be at conferences.  They will be leading the first part.  I will leave time for us to chat without them, too.  

Friday, February 9, 2018

News from Mrs. Z.

Community Partner News

Think PINK!  Did you know that we fund student led Philanthropy Projects solely through the collection of BOXTOPS?  We redeem them once a year.  If you have been collecting them please send them to school by Feb. 14.  

Our Kitchen Utensil Bouquet Drive was a grand success.  Thank you to all who participated.  We will deliver nearly 150 "bouquets" to Bridging, an organization devoted to ending homelessness.  

Thank you to the Massey, Ettawgeshik, and Mehta families for volunteering on "Soup-er Bowl Sunday."  The Breck team served up a delicious meal of walleye and wild rice from the White Earth and Red Lake Nations.  If your family would like to participate in this "radical hospitality" First Nations Kitchen offers a community meal every Sunday at All Saints Church in south Minneapolis.  

Wednesday, January 31, 2018


Please meet Hyejin Kim. She brings a special joy and energy to our class.  One of her goals of this opportunity is to improve her ability to communicate in English.  I say that goal has been met as her English speaking and writing are flawless! She plays the piano, swimming, and it beginning to appreciate the snow, too!  Lucky Ms. Kim - she goes from the excitement of the Super Bowl to the excitement of the Olympics!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


You may hear about and see two new faces in our room.  Carly Bass will be with us for the rest of year.  She is part of the PROPEL program at Hopkins High School.  This program matches exceptional seniors with mentors in their areas of interest.  She will be with us approximately 4 hours at week through the end of the year.    Also, as in years' past, we will be hosting a visiting student teacher from South Korea.  Seoyoun Stella Choi will be joining us at the end of January for about two weeks.  We look forward to learning more about Korean culture!  

Friday, January 5, 2018

This and That!

Happy New Year!

Just a few notes -

  • For the rest of January we will be collecting cooking utensils for Bridges.  We will be assembling them into bouquets.  Ask your child for more details.
  • Music rotation begins next week!  Half of the students will be in orchestra and half will be in  band and then they switch.  At the end of the ORCHESTRA rotation there is a little performance but not for band.  This special opportunity is from Jan. 9-31.  
  • Believe it or not, it is time to sign up for Breck Summer Programs.  The catalog etc. is available on the Breck website!  It really is "the most fun under the sun!"

Friday, December 15, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

From Mrs. Z.

"Tis the season to share..."  Breck Lower School is collecting Warm Winter Wear for children experiencing homelessness.  Needed items include coats, jackets, snow pants, boots, gloves and mittens for ages 5-10.  Donations can be new or gently used.  Donations can be delivered to classrooms or to our "Service Shelf" located near the Middle/Lower School entrance.