Dear Families,

Hello and welcome to second grade!  This is my 15th year teaching and my third year at Maplewood Heights Elementary.  In addition to teaching 2nd grade last year, I’ve also taught 3rd, 2nd, and 1st grades for the Clark County School District in Las Vegas.  Prior to that, I lived in Spokane and graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2003 with a Master in Elementary Education.  I am very excited to start my third year here with the Maplewood community!

Our classroom behavior is based on 3 simple B’s – 




My first step is to praise positive behavior. Students will also earn classroom dollars for great behavior and if needed, may have dollars taken away.  Students earn a classroom dollar every day they come to school and can save up their money to spend on Otter Pops or other classroom rewards.

Feel free to send a morning snack with your child.  We do have allergies in our classroom, so students are NOT allowed to share. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding snacks.


Monday 11th– Hat Day and Wear your yellow tie-dye shirt!

Tuesday 12th—Disney Day (wear anything Disney related or talk like a Disney Character today!)

Wednesday 13th—Mustache Day (we will make mustache’s in class)

Thursday 14th—Crazy Mismatch Day - Be Creative - Wear two different socks...wear two different shoes....

Thursday 14th - PTA BBQ - 5:30 PM TO 8:00 PM - Come and enjoy food and fun!

Friday 15th —color day—wear your yellow tie-dye shirt!

Monday 18th!  Beach Days….Bring in a beach towel or small blanket to sit on during reading time this final week!

 Wednesday—June 20th 11:30 dismissal

 Meet Your 3rd Grade Teacher at Meet and Greet Night 

Class Lists posted at this time

Thursday, August 23rd

5:00-6:00 pm













Monday:  P.E.

Tuesday: P.E.

Wednesday: Library

Thursday: Music

Friday: Music




Email:  kristie.gaw@rentonschools.us

Phone: 425-204-4771