Monday, June 6, 2011

Thank You

Dear Parents and Guardians:

I just wanted to take the time to tell you how much I enjoyed working with your child this year. I am so grateful for all of the support that you have given me in the classroom, on field trips, during special school events and of course at home when working with your child.

This year was very special with the birth of my son Asher. It was such a tremendous opportunity to spend time with him at home and I appreciate your understanding. Your generosity was so heartfelt. My wife and I enjoyed some very delicious and convenient meals from "The Perfect Dinner." Asher stayed nice and warm in the cozy snowsuit that you gave him. He is now sporting his seahorse romper during these hot summer days and absolutely loves playing with his corduroy puppy.

Thank you again for making this such a great year. I will miss working with your child but I hope for a visit next year! Have a safe, fun and relaxing summer.

Jeffrey Gehrke

Thursday, May 19, 2011

"Outdoor Education Day"

Mr. Gehrke's class will be having an "Outdoor Education Day" on June 2nd. We will walk from Homes to the South Marion district to engage in activities that are outlined in an agenda that has been sent home with students. A box lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you have any food allergies or special dietary needs. We will be going to the Marion Street Cheese Market and then Mills Park/Pleasant Home. Permission slips will be sent home soon.

Lincoln Park Zoo

The entire fourth grade class will be going to the Lincoln Park Zoo on Friday, June 3rd. We will be observing animals and learning about the ecosystems in which they live. We will be leaving Holmes at approximately 9:15 am and will arrive at the zoo at about 10:00 am. Our plan is to be back at school no later than 2:30.l Lunch is being provided for each classroom by parent volunteers.
Permission slips were sent home on Thursday, May 19th. The cost for the trip will be $3.50 to cover the cost for the bus.

Monday, April 18, 2011


The entire fourth grade will be watching "Hoot" on Wednesday, April 20th. Permission slips were sent home.

House of Blues

The entire fourth grade will be going to the House of Blues on Tuesday, April 26th. Permission slips went home. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Monday, April 4, 2011


We need empty 2 liter bottles. If you have any 2 liter bottles, please rinse them, peel off the label and send them to school. We will be using them to build our terrariums and aquariums. Thanks!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mr. Gehrke is Back

I am happy to be back with 4G. I will be posting homework on this blog again when we return from spring break.