August 2020  


    Dear Parents,

     I am looking forward to a wonderful year with your child in first grade. This year, your child will be exposed to many new things as they master new skills in Reading, Writing, Math and Technology. We will also explore our community in Social Studies and enjoy many hands on experiences in Science.  I strive to create a respectful and nurturing classroom environment in which your child will become more independent throughout the year. We will have a lot of fun while we learn!

    This will be my 20th year teaching at Newtown. As experienced as I am, I feel like a brand new teacher as this virtual experience is about to begin. I promise to take risks along side your learners. I will consistently do my very best, but I am aware that there is a lot to learn. I ask for your patience as we navigate this experience together. 

     I look forward to developing a relationship with you so that we can work together to help your child be successful. I invite you to take a few moments to write to me about your child.  Please include things that might be important for me to know - including any specific fears, unique home situations, nicknames, etc.  You may wish to include your hopes and dreams for your child this year.  You can e-mail me at mkurek@crsd.org, at your convenience.Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts with me.

    Enjoy the rest of your summer!

    I look forward to working with you soon! 


    Mrs. Megan Kurek