2nd Grade Weekly News

Friday, December 4th, 2015

What's Happening in 2nd Grade?

Hound Mart

This link will take you to our 2nd Grade Sign Up Genius for Hound Mart. On the Sign Up Genius all Hound Mart dates have been added for the remainder of the school year. Although not required there are 2 available spots for each Hound Mart!

2nd Grade's Winter Party

We will be having our Winter Party on Friday, December 18th at 11:00am. Please follow the link for donation opportunities.

Measurement of Academic Performance MAP- READING

Measurement of Academic Performance MAP- READING


(December 8th – December 10th)


Next week, students will take the Reading MAP assessment on Tuesday. This assessment will test each student’s ability level in reading. Starting in Second Grade, students are required to read the assessment independently. Teachers will not be able to help sound out words, nor explain the questions and answers. You can help by making sure that your child goes to bed early, eats a good breakfast and brings a snack each day.

What's Happening at Hedgcoxe?

Recess Equipment Drive- A Letter from Student Council

Dear Hedgcoxe Parents,


Our wonderful student council has decided to have a recess equipment drive. We would greatly appreciate if you sent your child with old/new in good condition recess equipment (basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, hula hoops, frisbees, jump ropes, etc.) for their grade level's recess enjoyment. This will start now and be open until December 22nd. Thank you for your participation. There will be a drop-off bin in the front hallway.


Sincerely,

Your Student COuncil Officers and Members

PACE Referral Information- DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, December 9th!!!!

ALL PACE REFERRALS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9TH. PLEASE TURN IN REFERRALS TO YOUR CHILD’S GRADE LEVEL TEACHER, OR TO OUR GIFTED SPECIALIST, MARGOT ANDERSON. YOU MAY ALSO DROP REFERRALS OFF IN THE FRONT OFFICE, TO MRS. ANDERSON’S ATTENTION. ACCORDING TO DISTRICT POLICY, NO LATE REFERRALS MAY BE ACCEPTED. DOWNLOAD AND PRINT REFERRALS AT THIS SITE:http://www.pisd.edu/parents/advanced.academics/gifted.pace/index.shtml THE QUESTIONS CONTAINED IN THE REFERRAL ARE LENGTHY AND REQUIRE DETAILED RESPONSES. PLEASE CONSIDER THIS WHEN PREPARING YOUR CHILD’S REFERRAL. THE REFERRAL DEADLINE IS ONLY 13 SCHOOL DAYS AWAY!

Science Fair

Elementary Science Fair! It is time once again to prepare for the Elementary Science Fair. Though participation in this annual event is voluntary, we want to encourage interested students to take advantage of this opportunity to exhibit their scientific knowledge.


If interested in participating, please return the form to me to have a Science Fair Student Handbook sent home. This handbook has specific information including suggested topics and rules governing the judging of projects.


If you need a form please email your child's teacher.

Box Tops

Our Hedgcoxe community has done well at clipping Box Tops to support our school. We sent in a little over $400 worth of Box Tops this past submission and should be receiving a check in the mail soon to help Hedgcoxe fund its various projects. We hope to collect over $1500 by the end of the school year!

Two events are coming your way:

  • Next week, we are asking each student to bring in just ONE Box Top. Students who bring in a Box Top will receive a pencil to use in the classroom or at home.
  • In January, we will hold a contest to see which class in each grade can collect the most Box Tops. Start finding those Box Tops now!

Box Tops is such an easy way to help out our school. Every little bit helps! And, Hedgcoxe appreciates your support!

Best,

Kathryn McFearin

Box Top for Education Coordinator

Hedgcoxe Elementary PTA

Homework

Spelling

Due to MAP Testing the Spelling Test will be on Friday!


HFW

1. answer

2. best

3. enough

4. hear


5. idea

6. pull

7. those



Pattern: R-Controlled Vowels AR


1. part

2. start

3. park

4. farm

5. dark

6. cart

7. art

8. hard

Upcoming Events

Monday, December 7th: Math Map Testing Week

Tuesday, December 8th: Lunch with parents @11:45

Friday, December 11th: Hound Mart

Tuesday, December 15th: Lunch with parents @ 11:45

Friday, December 18th: Class Parties @11:00am; Early Release @ 12:00pm

Monday, December 21st-Monday, January 4th: NO SCHOOL- Winter Break

Tuesday, January 5th: Students Resume Classes

December Lunch Menu

Click on the button above to review the December Lunch Menu