2nd Grade Weekly Newsletter

Friday, January 15, 2016

What's happening in 2nd Grade?

Hound Mart - January 22nd

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!

Pictures Needed

The students will be working on an autobiography project. For this project there are spaces for students to put photographs of themselves.

If you are able please send your child with 5 landscaped 4x6 pictures for them to include in their autobiography. The categories of the pictures are Cover Photo, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, This Year, Other Memory.

Please send with your child ASAP!

Thank you!

2nd Grade would like to thank Heather Blachly and Uma Raishe for helping decorate our doors for College Week! You two took our theme and did an amazing job!

P.S. We got Honorable Mention!!!!!!!!! =)

1-Liter Bottles Needed

We are in need of 1-Liter Clear Bottles (large water bottles will work) with the labels removed for a science experiment. If you have any at home that you are willing to part with, we would love them! They are needed ASAP.

We received 2 but are in need of 10 more.

What's happening at Hedgcoxe?

Winter Donations

Hedgcoxe is collecting donations for our sister school in Plano ISD.

Items that are needed:

  • Winter Coats
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Healthy Snacks

Hedgcoxe's goal is to collect 100 of each item, for a total of 400 donations! If the school is able to meet their goal, every grade level will earn BONUS RECESS!

Yearbook Information

Yearbooks are now on sale! The Early Bird Special is currently running and yearbooks are $25.00 until February 19th! After February 19th the price will increase to $30.00. Yearbook Order Forms were sent home last week, please be sure to make all checks payable to Hedgcoxe Elementary. NEW THIS YEAR: The deadline to order yearbooks online is April 8th. If we are not sold out, yearbooks will be available for purchase after that date by check or cash only. Yearbooks are already selling so don’t wait, get yours today!

To order online please go to ybpay.lifetouch.com

If you have any questions regarding anything yearbook please feel free to contact Shannon Flohr, Shannon.Flohr@pisd.edu or Jen LeWinter, Jennifer.LeWinter@pisd.edu.

January Box Top Contest

Hedgcoxe is holding a contest to see whose class can bring in the most Box Tops and Labels for Education. Box Tops and Labels for Education are a great way to support our school. A few important points for you and your student:

  • Contest is January 24-29th.
  • Don't forget to ask your friends, neighbors, grandparents and family to see if they have Box Tops of Labels for Education to give to the school. Remind them that each Box Top is worth 10 cents for the school.
  • A hot chocolate party will be given to the class in each grade level who brings in the most Box Tops or Labels for Education.
  • You may use collection sheets, baggies or envelopes to send in your Box Tops or Labels for Education. A collection sheet is attached or a link to a website is below. Please just send them in any way you are able! Label them with your teacher's name!
  • The last day to submit your Box Tops or Labels for Education to be counted is Friday January 29th.

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


Kathryn McFearin

Box Top for Education Coordinator

Hedgcoxe Elementary PTA



This week's patten is OW & OU

  1. cow
  2. growling
  3. brown
  4. crown
  5. howl
  6. pound
  7. round
  8. cloud
  9. underground
  10. sound


  1. anything
  2. bought
  3. change
  4. family
  5. inside
  6. kind
  7. myself
Digraph /ow, ou/ Sound - Phonics by TurtleDiary

Upcoming Events

Monday, January 18th: NO SCHOOL in observance of MLK JR Day

Tuesday, January 19th: Lunch with parents @ 11:45

Wednesday, January 20th: Wednesday Art CLub Begins

Thursday, January 21st: Parenting Class: Raising Kids with Character; Thursday Art CLub Begins

Friday, January 22nd: Hound Mart

Monday, January 25th: Chess Club Starts

Tuesday, January 26th: Spring & Class Picture Day

Friday, January 29th: BOX TOPS DUE!