Mrs. Parks's Newsletter

The Second Grade Scoop

May 8, 2016

English/Language Arts (ELA)


What does it mean to make a difference?

This Week:

We will continue to look at timelines to sequence events of biographical text. Students will ask and answer questions before during and after reading. Next we will read about people who make a difference by rereading Brave Bessie and Biblioburro.


The skill this week is CVCe words. Some examples of words with include state, place and outside.

Be sure to have your child choose one item from their spelling menu for homework each evening. The activity should be different each night.

The test will include 5 randomly chosen words from the list plus 2 words with the previous week's skill and the 3 frequently used words.


This week:

We will have lessons about stranger danger, outdoor safety and playground safety.

Star Student!

We will draw for Star Student tomorrow.


  • Volunteer Tea - Friday, May 20
  • Outdoor Movie Night - Friday, May 20 8:00 PM at WTES
  • Memorial Day Assembly - Friday, May 27
  • No School- Memorial Day - Monday, May 30
  • Field Day - Monday, June 6th (Rain date: June 7th)

Field Trip

We had an amazing field trip to the Carroll County Farm Museum on Thursday! The weather was cool but that didn't dampen our spirits! Thank you to our chaperones: Mrs. Allston, Mr. Cheikh, Mrs. Cook, Mrs. Donovan, Mr. Reichert and Mr. Tran! Our trip wouldn't have been as successful or fun without you! I have included some photos from our day below.

Patriot and Defender

This week is the last week for second graders to become a Stars and Stripes student. If your child hasn't made it yet, please help them study their packet so they can be recognized at our BIG Memorial Day assembly.

Box Tops

  • Box Top collection is ongoing. Feel free to send yours in at any time. We have a container at school to keep them in until counting time.

Volunteer Training

You must be volunteer trained for the 2015-2016 school year in order to volunteer in your child’s classroom or attend a fieldtrip. Even if you have been volunteer trained in the past, you MUST be volunteer trained each new school year.

Volunteer training is online again this year! You can go online and complete the training on your own time that matches your schedule. Once you have completed the online volunteer training, you need to print out and bring in the certificate and application to school to be checked and signed. Please allow at least 24 hours from the time the office receives the form for the form to be processed in the front office.

Here's How to Contact Me:

Phone: 410-887-3869
Write me: Write a note and include it in your child's gold folder or assignment book.