Class News

August 21, 2017

Dear Parents,

Welcome to second grade! My name is Kristen Arguijo, and I will be your child’s teacher this year! This is my 13th year as a primary teacher, and I have been a 2nd grade teacher for all 13 years! This will be my fifth year at Forest Creek Elementary School, and I am so excited.  I was formerly a Hutto Hippo at Hutto Elementary School, so you will notice a lot of hippos around the classroom! I know this year will be so much fun, and we will learn so much together!

This special age group is so eager and willing to learn, that it makes working with them a pleasure! Already at seven, children are aware that they have individual strengths and weaknesses. My goal is for each child to feel successful, confident, and trusting of his or her own capabilities. Knowing that they are respected and valued by adults and their peers will help build self-confidence and self-esteem. This will encourage academic achievement, as well as create a positive, cooperative attitude toward others, and for future school and learning experiences.

I will need your help to accomplish this goal. We must communicate and work together to meet your child’s needs. I will request that you conference with me in the fall and spring to receive a candid assessment of your child’s progress and suggestions of things you can do at home. If there is ever a concern or question, you may request a conference at any time! You are welcome to call me at school (512-464-5410), or email me at

Lastly, if you are interested in helping out in the classroom, our door is always open!  We would love to have a room parent to help coordinate class “fun” activities but we could also use help with special lessons, cutting (which can be sent home) or making copies.  I am looking forward to a great school year!             


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