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  • Ms. Judge
    "In a world where you can be anything... Be KIND! "
    Hello!  I am so excited to be your child's 2nd grade teacher!  This is my 10th year teaching at Russell School, and my 8th year in 2nd grade.  I spent two years teaching 5th graders and have loved my last seven years with 2nd graders. I received my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Montana with a Library Media Endorsement in the Spring of 2012. I earned my Master's Degree in K-6 Reading and Literacy in August of 2016. 
    I grew up in Dillon, MT where my Mom is still a 1st Grade Teacher (this is her 40th year!) and my Dad was a Civil Engineer for the US Forest Service and is now retired and drives School Bus.  I have an older brother, Brian, who is a dispatcher for the Beaverhead County Sheriff's Department in Dillon, and a younger sister, Taryn, who is a Registered Nurse working in Helena.  I love sports, reading, traveling, and spending time with my family.  I love the New York Yankees, Boston Celtics, and Denver Broncos. My boyfriend Kris and I have two Miniature Australian Shepherds named Roma Bella and Milo Grey. We love to take them to Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge to go for walks along the river.
    To assist in making this a positive experience for your child,  please contact me with any questions and/or concerns.  My number at school is (406) 728-2400 ext. 4818 or you can email me and I will get back to you as soon as possible. A monthly newsletter will be sent home to keep you informed of happenings in our classroom.  Thank you for sharing your child with me!    

    Ms. Judge’s School Supplies

    2nd Grade * Russell Elementary School * 2021 - 2022

    Personal Supplies

    - please label

    Community Supplies

    - no need to label

    ★    1 large backpack - no wheels, please

    ★    4 plain pocket folders

    ★    2 Composition Notebooks

    ★    1 pair of Fiskars school scissors

    ★    1 plastic pencil box

    ★    1 pair of headphones or earbuds in a plastic baggie

    ★    1 water bottle with a tight-fitting lid

    ★    Gym shoes - you may leave these at school, but don’t have to. We will have PE on Wednesday, Thursday, or Fridays depending on if it is an A or B week.

    ★    Girls: 2 boxes of 24 Crayola Crayons, 2 boxes of Crayola Skinny Markers, & 2 pink wedge erasers

    ★    Boys: 2 boxes of 24 Crayola Colored Pencils, 2 boxes of Crayola Thick Markers, &1 package of pencil tip erasers

    ★    2 packages #2 Yellow Ticonderoga Pencils

    ★    6 Elmer’s Glue Sticks

    ★    4 skinny black Expo

    ★    Clorox/Lysol Disinfecting Wipes

    ★    Masks will be required inside of the building for at least the first 6 weeks of school.

    As the year goes, we may ask for additional supplies, including: glue sticks, boxes of crayons, markers, colored pencils, and pencils. If you prefer to purchase extras of these items now, you can send them to school and I will store them safely for future use. I will return anything extra that we do not use! Thank you!

    Optional Items to donate

    We can always use extras of the Items listed above:

    • Baby wipes or Clorox or Lysol Cleaning Wipes – I like to wipe the tables many times throughout the day.
    • Crayola Skinny or Fat Markers and Crayola Water Color Paints
    • Sticky notes - all sizes, all colors
    • Elmer’s Glue Sticks
    • Skinny Black Expo Markers
    • Kleenex
    • Pony beads, board games, Lego, sidewalk chalk, smelly markers, smelly stickers