2nd Grade Scoop

Mayfield Junior School - December 7, 2015

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Christmas Concert This Week!

Please continue to use this link to help your child practice the songs for the Christmas Concert : sites.mayfieldjs.org/kbowen The Christmas Concert is in the Hayden Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, December 9th at 6:00p.m., and will be followed by the lighting of the Mayfield Christmas tree. Call-time for the children is 5:30pm. Please drop your child in the classroom at 5:30pm and proceed to the HPAC. The children will wear concert dress with Christmas accessories like socks, sweaters, and hair bows. Please, no high hats, antlers or flashing lights. Santa hats are okay if they lie flat. We want to see all the children's happy faces! This will be a beautiful night of Christmas carols and holiday cheer. We can't wait to see you there!

Mother's Christmas Luncheon

The second graders will be singing a few songs at the Mother's Christmas Luncheon. They will be appearing at around 1:00pm. We hope to see you there!

Concert Dress

This week the children will wear their "concert dress" three times in celebration of the Christmas season. On Tuesday, we will have the Mass of the Immaculate Conception at school. On Wednesday night the children will wear concert dress for the concert (not during the school day.) Finally, on Friday the children will wear concert dress to school because of the Mother's Luncheon performance. Please refer to the concert dress rules in the parent handbook. Girls will be expected to wear socks. Christmas accessories are welcome!

Advent Angel Book Exchange...sh-sh-sh... (it's a secret!)

This Advent Season, each second grader will become a very special Advent Angel for one of their classmates, or the teacher. Each second grader drew the name of a secret classmate or teacher for whom he or she will pray throughout Advent. At the end of our Advent time at school, the children will give their secret friend their gift of a wrapped book. (The book can be new or gently used.) Our Advent Angel book exchange will be on Friday morning, December 18th. The prayers and identity of the Angels will remain a secret until that last day! We also encourage the children to extend their special intentions to prayers at home.

Faith Matters: Christmas Tree Blessing

Holy Creator of Trees,
bless with your abundant grace
this our Christmas tree as a symbol of joy.
May its evergreen branches be a sign
of your never-fading promises.
May its colorful lights and ornaments call us
to decorate with love our home and our world.
May the gifts that surround this tree
be symbols of the gifts we have received
from the Tree of Christ’s Cross.
Holy Christmas tree within our home,
may Joy and Peace come and nest
in your branches and in our hearts. Amen.

Dates to Check


  • Immaculate Conception Mass - Tuesday, 12/8 - Concert Dress
  • First and Second Grade Christmas Concert - Wednesday, 12/9
  • Mother's Christmas Luncheon - Friday, 12/11
  • Christmas Concert at St. Andrew's Parish - Grades 3-8 - 12/15, 6pm
  • Cornelia Connelly Mass (lead by 2nd grade) - 1/14/16
  • Play at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse - 4/12/16
  • Field Trip to the Cathedral - 5/4/16

Carpool Reminder!

We want morning carpool to be safe for everyone. Here is an important message from our seventh graders who work each morning to help manage morning carpool. Please do not turn left onto Euclid from Del Mar to cut into the carpool line. Thank you!
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Spelling Words: Long /i/ vowel sound spelled "igh" "i" and "y"



  1. night
  2. kind
  3. spy
  4. child
  5. light
  6. find
  7. right
  8. high
  9. wild
  10. July
  11. eye
  12. buy
  13. by
  14. why
  15. behind
  16. lightning


Sentences: (Remember to practice these for spelling, capitalization, and punctuation!)


1. Do you have the right tool for the job?

2. They will go to the beach in July.


To connect with the second grade teachers:


Mrs. Dorr - bdorr@mayfieldjs.org

Mrs. Delgado - kdelgado@mayfieldjs.org

Mrs. Genton - cgenton@mayfieldjs.org