Our Wonderful Ms. Dalgleish!


Dear Second Grade Families,

My Name is Emily Dalgleish, and I am a senior currently attending Hope College.  At the moment, I am enrolled in my student teaching placement.  I am so blessed to be working with Lynn Quigley this semester. I will be observing Mrs. Quigley in the classroom and helping her with her teaching responsibilities.

I am originally from Wheaton, Illinois.  My family currently resides in Appleton, Wisconsin and both of my parents are from the Midwest.  I chose Hope College for its dedication to excellence and the beautiful location here in west Michigan.   I am the oldest of three children.  My sister is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and my brother is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

In my spare time I love to read with my cat, Tucker.  My favorite book is Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle.  I also have a huge love for old movies.  I will watch any movie with Cary Grant.  My favorite food is Chicago style Pizza at Unos.  When my family and I are together, we like to play cards and watch Michigan State football games.

I am very excited to be working with Mrs. Quigley and her students this semester.  I hope to observe her teaching methods and with careful instruction attempt some teaching of my own.  In the classroom, I will be supporting Mrs. Quigley and working with groups and students individually.  I hope to be a resource to your students this semester. If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Quigley at lquigley@hpseagles.net



Emily Dalgleish (Student Teacher)



Summer Tutors

It’s that time of year again when we begin to look towards summer and start to make plans.  Some students do well over the summer in maintaining their skills and some do not.  I highly recommend that if you know your student struggles in school, or may possibly drop back in their skills over the summer, having a tutor is a wonderful way for your child to catch up or maintain.  They also get that one to one attention that so many need.  Below is a list of wonderful tutors that will be available over the summer!  Their schedules tend to fill up quickly, so if you think you may want tutoring, please let them know as soon as possible!  And if you let me know too, then I can pass on things for the tutors to work on with your awesome child!  🙂
Katie O’Rourke – korourk@hpseagles.net (Reading & Math, K-5)
Jen Stutz – jstutz1@hpseagles.net (Reading & Math, K-5)
Terri Hagberg – thagber@hpseagles.net (Reading & Math, K-5)
Heather Field – fieldh@westottawa.net (Reading & Math, K-2)

**Our school library will also be open on Tuesdays this summer (10:00-12:00). We will have leveled books available, as well as regular library books. Classroom teachers will be there to help your child find some great just right books!

This Week’s Star Student!! 11/30/09

IMG_0895We had a visit from some awesome frogs for this week’s Star Student’s Show and Tell day!  Our Star Student this week is Nathan!  He just had a birthday and got some very cool frogs!  Thanks to Nathan’s mom, the frogs came for a visit!  Nathan wants to be a “World Record Lego Maker” when he grows up!  He loves to help others and he is definitely a fun guy to hang around.  His favorite food is chicken and his favorite sport is baseball.  Nathan loves the color green.  Star Wars is his favorite book.  If you want to hang out with one cool dude, hang out with Nathan!!

This Week’s Star Student! 11/16/09

IMG_0891This week’s Star Student is Parker!  Parker has a summer birthday in the wonderful month of July!  She has one sister and 2 dogs!  Parker loves animals and when she grows up, she wants to be a pet store owner!  When Parker smiles, she lights up the whole room!  Her favorite color is orange and she loves Junie B. Jones books.  She likes pepperoni for her favorite food.  Soccer is her favorite sport.  And at school, she is turning into a fantastic writer!  When she gets home after school, she loves to play with her dogs! She is such a good friend, everyone wants to be her partner!

This Week’s Star Student! 11/9/09

IMG_1078Taylor S. is our Star Student this week!  She is a wonderful second grader who wants to be a doctor to help babies when she grows up!  She has two brothers, Eli and Jackson.  Her favorite color is pink and she loves pizza rolls!  Taylor is a very smart young lady and is a very caring person who helps others.  She does swim meets because she loves swimming as a sport!  Writing is her favorite thing to do in school.  At home, she is eager to get on the computer.  Taylor moved to Hudsonville when she was 2.  Her dad is a teacher at the high school!  If you want to meet someone with a fantastic smile, then Taylor is the one to meet!

This Week’s Star Student! 11/2/09

IMG_1026Betsy E. is our Star Student for this week!  She is 7 years old and has 4 sisters!  Her favorite food is Ramen noodles.  Betsy is a dancer.  She takes ballet and performs in a recital in May!  Her favorite color is blue.  Betsy has 3 cats and a dog!  The cats are named China, Boots, Cookie.  The dog is named Sugar.  Betsy is a very smart girl!  Math is her favorite subject.  Betsy has the nicest smile you ever wanted to see!!  She has a great sense of humor too!  If you want a friend that is awesome, meet Betsy!!

This Week’s Star Student! 10/26/09

IMG_0878This week’s Star Student is Samantha Fuglseth!  She is 7 years old and has a birthday in May.  Samantha is near and dear to my heart because when she grows up, she wants to be a teacher!  🙂  Samantha is  a competition dancer.  She is in Girl Scouts and she loves to read!  She is reading chapter books already!  Samantha loves to help others especially when they are hurt.  Her favorite colors are pink and purple. Her favorite food is pancakes!  Yum!  Samantha loves football and one of her favorite things to do at home is play football with the boys!  If you want to meet a really smart girl with a big heart, come and meet Samantha!!

This Week’s Star Student! 10/19/09

IMG_0965 This week’s Star Student is Zachary!  Zachary is 8 years old and has a birthday on February 13th!  Right before Valentine’s Day!  Zach wants to be a basketball player when he grows up!  His favorite color is dark red and chicken is his favorite food.  Zachary is an expert on crafts!  He loves to make things and he knows how to go online and find cool crafts to make!  Being a good helper and caring friend is important to Zachary.  He is good at fishing and loves to play with his dad.  Art is his favorite subject in school!  If you need any good craft ideas or help with a craft, see Zach!  He’s our “expert”!

This Week’s Star Student! 10/12/09

IMG_0964This week we feature Josh as our Star Student!  He is 8 years old and an avid Michigan fan!  His favorite sport is football and he is an excellent student too!   Getting to school is an adventure to Josh.  He rides his bike and his ripstick (not at the same time of course!).  Josh wants to be a landscaper when he grows up.  Two of his talents are that he can do a back flip on the tramp and he is really fast.  He loves pizza and his favorite color is blue.  One super cool fact about Josh is that he loves God and he shows others he cares by being nice.  If you want to meet a truly nice person, say “hello” to Josh!

This Week’s Star Student! 9/28/09

This week our wonderful Star Student is Max!  Max is soon to be 8 years old with a birthday in October!  When he grows up he wants to be a sports player of some kind.  Max loves all sports!  You can find him playing football every recess on the 2/3 playground!  Dr. Seuss is Max’s favorite author.  His favorite color is black and his favorite animal is a dog.  In fact, Max has a dog named Zoe that he thinks is very special.  Math is Max’s favorite subject in school, and his favorite thing to do . . . of course, is recess!!  One of the special things he did this summer was go to a Tiger’s game.  If you want to get to know a great guy, look up Max . . . on the playground of course!!IMG_0934