Wonderful 103 Grade 2
Welcome Back Postcard
Mrs. McGowan in second Grade


Dear Parents of Students in Room 103,


     I am very happy to be your child's second grade teacher during the 2019-2020 school year.  This is my 35th year as a teacher in the Minneapolis Schools. I have been at Hiawatha for 33 years teaching second grade. I love the Hiawatha kids, staff and community!

     My husband Jay retired after teaching at Howe/Hiawatha for 33 years. He's loving all the new opportunities.

     We have two sons.  Our youngest is Jordan.  He's a Physical Therapist in Hastings and really enjoys his work. He lives in the Highland area so he stops by occasionally! Our son Josh is married to Kelsey. They live in Fergus Falls, MN.  Josh is a band director and Kelsey is a nurse.  Their daughter Hallie Grace, has graced us with lots of memorable moments in her first year of life. She's our first grandchild and it's incredible being a grandma. We make it up to Fergus Falls as often as we can! We also have a one year old dog named Lucy!

     We have enjoyed our summer by getting some home projects done, by traveling to Colorado, and hanging out in our backyard. 

     I look forward to a great year with you and your child. I think second grade is the best year! It's really fun!


                                                   Kim Berg-McGowan


 Dates for Second Quarter


October 31-First/Second Grade Stations

October 31-Release of October Podcast


November 1- Release Day

November 6-7-CogAt Test 

November 13-Native American Day

November 15-50th Day

November 21-SOM Assembly

November 22-Thanksgiving Program 2:15

November 26- Options Day

November 26-Release of November Podcast

November 27-29-No School


December 18-Gingerbread Houses

December 19-SOM Assembly 

December 20-Release of December Podcast

December 23-January 3-No School

January 20-No School


more to come...