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 – BE KIND, BE FAIR and BE POSITIVE!  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:  P.E.

Tuesday: P.E.

Wednesday: Library

Thursday: Music

Friday: Music



The September 11th newsletter is now available!

Reading Log/Homework Sheet: due back on Monday, September 25th.

Curriculum Night is Thursday Sept. 28:  During this event, families can visit classrooms, meet teachers, and walk through the lunchroom, library and other areas that students occupy throughout the school year. This is a great time to ask general curriculum questions and establish a positive line of     communication with your child's teachers.  If you have specific questions or concerns about your child, please do not hesitate to set up time where we can discuss your child with me one-on-one.  You do not need to sign up to attend Curriculum Night- just show up!  Information that is presented that night will also be sent home and you can contact me if you have any questions.  A reminder that this is a parents-only event. 




 Website:  staff.rentonschools.us/mhe/kgaw

Email:  kristie.gaw@rentonschools.us

Phone: 425-204-4771