2D Weekly News

Week ending January 14th

Dear Parents,

I hope you are having an enjoyable weekend.

The week is a short one this week, with a full day Tuesday and the day off on Thursday.

MAPS testing begins tomorrow at 8am and will be every morning this week.

As the new school entry procedure begins tomorrow, thank you in advance for helping to remind your children to bring their dragon bands to school each day. In 2D we have a hook up system which will mean their bands remain in class on their personal hook until the end of the day. They had a few practice runs of how it will work and I feel the system will work well.


2D students representing ASD at cross country

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Upcoming Events

January 17-20 - MAPS Testing 8am -9am

January 18 - 8:10-9:00 Let’s Do Math Grade 2 strategies presentation - sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1iqL1voq9BlbnmhN8UGcvSRRdalicd7aVEV3mjijxYIM/viewform?c=0&w=1

January 19 - Full Day of School

January 21 - No School

January 24-28 - Visiting Artist – Danny Gregory, visiting artist

January 28 - Spirit Day: Dress as Your Future Self

New Entry to Campus Procedures

Starting tomorrow, January 17th, 2016 there will be some changes for students and parents entering the ASD Campus​ supporting student safety.​ ​All students will be required to scan their Dragon Wristband entering and exiting the campus. It is recommended that you remind your child to wear their wristband daily. Replacement Dragon bands may be purchased at the front desk of the Administrative entrance for 50 qr. Wristbands will be distributed to Lower Elementary Students next week by their teachers. Your childs dragon band will be labeled with their name by a key tag. We kindly ask parents to keep this label on the wrist band for easy identification.

Parents and domestic staff will not be permitted through Gate 5 for morning drop off.​ ​Students​

may enter through Gate 5 using their wristbands and teachers will be there to supervise starting at 7:40 AM. Parents wishing to accompany their children to classes are asked to enter through Gates 8 & 10. ​

Pick-up procedures will remain the same, parents will be able to enter and exit the campus through Gate 5 from 2:45 - 4:15 PM. Pick up procedures for PACT Tuesdays and our Pre-K Students will also remain the same, parents will be able to enter through Gate 5 at 12:15 PM. We kindly ask parents and guests to enter through Gate 8 during the school day. We thank you for your continued patience and cooperation as we work to keep our school safe and continue the improvements to the ASD campus.

Principals’ Coffee

Our next Lower Elementary Principals’ Coffee is scheduled for January 19, 2016. Our music teachers will be hosting a music education session to introduce parents to the Elementary music curriculum and the role of music in a child’s life.

In addition, we will be introducing a new component to our Principals’ Coffees and that is a Parent Forum. There will be time devoted at every Principals’ Coffee for the remainder of the school year for a Parent Forum, during which the principals will address general themes raised by parents, which have been submitted in advance. Please attend the Principals Coffee for more information.

Regarding our Previous Math Unit

Telling time to the five minute mark falls under our measurement grade, and it is the measurement standard taught this trimester. It would be helpful to reinforce telling time at home. Students will be informally assessed periodically throughout the trimester. However, this one formal assessment and short unit will be the one under the measurement standard during our next reporting period.

Curriculum Updates

Getting to know our characters in reading

Seasons game

Solving problems in math