Jason Zastrow

Welcome to 2nd   Grade!

Dear Parents, 

I would like to welcome your child to the Second grade here at Owyhee.  I am looking forward to working with your student and giving them a wide variety of learning experiences.  We are sure to have an enjoyable year together.

Let me take a second and introduce myself.  My name is Jason Zastrow and this will be my eleventh year teaching.  I grew up in Phoenix, AZ.   I went to college and grad. school in the Kansas City area.  I began my career teaching physical education in the inner city there.  I also substitute taught for a few years.   During my time in KC I also worked managing day care centers for the YMCA.  I am fairly new to the Nampa area however my sister family live here.  This will be my 3rd year teaching at Owyhee and I’m looking forward to a great year.

        My top goals for your student this year will be that he/she will:

  1. Be happy and comfortable in the class.
  2. Learn something new each day.
  3. Grow to love learning.
  4. Come to believe that they can do anything they put their mind to with some hard work.

I hope your child comes home with lots of stories about what we did on board the USS Inspiration that day.  (I am a former Navy officer and I use a ship theme for my classroom.)

Second grade is so critical in mastering the basic skills in order to become a successful lifelong learner.  It will be a year of gaining independence and developing some higher level thinking.  Our class will have a lot of fun while we work hard.  Thank you for entrusting your child to me.  I am looking forward to our partnership in learning this year.

Sincerely,

Mr. Z