I am finally going to be getting my total knee replacement next week, so this means I will be out for surgery and recovery/rehab for the next few months.  Luckily, our class is fortunate enough to have secured Miss Kirtley as my long-term sub. She is an amazing teaching and a VERY familiar face here at Spalding. Nearly every student in the building knows her and loves and respects her. They are in good hands!  I will not be checking email after today, Friday, March 1st per district regulations.  Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns you might have to Miss Kirtley via phone or email.  Her email is and I know she will be more than willing to visit with you about anything you might need.


    Does your child have headphones/earbuds at school??? 

    We are using several computer programs that require the use of headphones or earbuds. Please send some in for your child, if you haven't already done so.  Also, if you want to send in an extra pair of headphones for a child who might not have any, that would be wonderful. Unfortunately, I can't take "extra" earbuds, since these cannot be shared.  Thank you!



    Birthday Celebrations


    At Spalding, we work to follow the district's guidelines for healthy eating.  We celebrate all birthdays for the month on the last Friday of the month.  If your child has a birthday that month, feel free to send in treats on that day.  We usually celebrate at 1:35, but there are some months that scheduling is different and our celebration is at a different time of the day.  If possible, send in treats with your child at the start of the day. Then we have them here whenever we have the time for the celebration.  Also, we are only allowed to have one "sweet treat" for each party.  The other items must be healthy or non-food items (pencils, goodie bags, etc.)  If you are planning on sending the sweet treat with your child for his/her celebration, please email me to let me know.  That way, I can let you know if the sweet treat has already been spoken for. We have 32 students in our class.



    I have a Wish List page on this site. If you are willing and/or able to contribute any of these items, it would be greatly appreciated!  Thank you! 

    Important Dates 

    March 4 - Selfie pictures due

    March 4 - Wear Stripes

    March 5 - Twin Day, Thing 1 and Thing 2, or wear blue/green or school shirt

    March 6 - Gently used book for exchange due

    March 6 - Mismatched, inside-out, or backward clothes

    March 7 - Crazy Socks

    March 8 - Wear Pajamas 

    March 8- Last Day before Track Break   Full Day

    April 1 - First Day back from Track Break