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Second Grade News

From the Desk of Mrs. Pierner

September 1, 2016

I would like to welcome you and your child to the start of the new school year! It was great seeing so many of you at Open House. We are going to have a busy and productive year filled with many exciting learning activities. I would like to tell you a little bit about myself and acquaint you with a few details regarding second grade.

My husband’s name is Phil and we have two sons. Drew is 21 and Quinn is 18 years old. I have been teaching for 26 years and they have all been here at Forest Glen! I am proud to be a member of the Howard-Suamico School District.

The second grade curriculum is going to be very exciting. We will be building on a lot of the foundations set in first grade and also starting many new units of study.

Attached is a list of our special classes. These are the times that I will most likely be available to take calls. Another good time to contact me is between 7:45 and 8:30 a.m. You can reach me before and after school in my classroom at 662-7909 or by calling the office at 662-7958 anytime. Communicating through e-mail is also welcome. It is very quick and easy for me to respond to you. My e-mail address is kellpier@hssd.k12.wi.us

The temperature in our classroom seems to fluctuate, so having a sweater or sweatshirt at school would be a very good idea.

Each child has a designated take home folder which they are responsible for bringing to and from school every day. It is important that you check this folder every day because it helps provide continuous communication between school and home. Notes, papers, lunch money, etc. should be sent to school in the folder and each evening the folder should be checked for notes and completed work. A responsibility log and reading calendar will come home every evening and they will need to signed by you and returned to school each day.

The second graders will have a snack each day around 10:00 a.m. This snack will need to be kept in your child’s backpack until snack time. The snack should be healthy, and one that your child can handle him/herself. Some ideas are pretzels, granola bars, dry cereal, apple slices, crackers & cheese, etc. Please remember to pack your child’s “backpack snack” the first day of school and each day after, as the children enjoy and look forward to this time of day! If your family needs help in providing snacks for school, please let me know and we will look into getting help in providing a healthy snack each day.

During the warm weather I encourage students to bring a water bottle to school. Please have the bottle labeled with your child’s name. Water bottles can be rinsed and refilled at school during the week and I will send them home on Fridays to be washed. If you prefer they come home every day, that’s fine, too.

I will be sending home a lot of information during these first few weeks of school and then doing a newsletter about once a month. Please visit our class website at pierner1.weebly.com for more classroom information and to sign up for Remind101 so that I can easily send text or e-mail reminders to you. It is important to remember, though, that you cannot reply back to me using Remind101. If you have questions or concerns at any time, please contact me at kellpier@hssd.k12.wi.us or by calling 662-7909. I look forward to a GREAT year with you and your child.

Kelly Pierner