Mrs. Parks's Newsletter

The Second Grade Scoop

May 15, 2016

English/Language Arts (ELA)


What does it mean to make a difference?

This Week:

We will do more lessons on author's point of view, cause and effect and also before, during and after reading questioning. We will use either Grace for President and Once Upon a Baby Brother as our texts for this


The skill this week is Variant Vowels /ü/ and /u̇/. Some examples of words with this skill include: flu, drew, clue, suit, hook, could, put.

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 playground safety, water safety and how to stay safe around pollution.

Star Student!

Isabel! She has been working hard and is a Wise Westy! Way to go!

Thank you!

I love all the flowers I received from students last week. I have also enjoyed the students wearing my favorite colors the previous week! Thank you so much!


  • 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)

Book Orders

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You can place your order online at or send the order form and payment to me. Ordering online is the easiest way to ensure I get your order on time.

Remember, for every book you order, our class earns FREE Books and supplies...and we have our eye on some new additions.

Thank you for your support!

PS: Books make wonderful gifts! Please let me know if your order includes a gift, and I will contact you when it arrives.

Patriot and Defender

A special thank you to Mrs. Holly Hensen for her time this week to help the last of our second graders pass so now all 2nd graders are Stars and Stripes! They will all be recognized during our Memorial Day assembly! Congratulations everyone!

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.