Second Grade Weekly Newsletter

December 12-16

This week we are learning:

Math: Students will review addition and subtraction strategies.

Spelling: There will be no spelling this week.

Writing: Students will finish publishing their non-fiction, animal research writing.

Reading: Students will discuss the importance of characters.

Science/Social Studies: Students will discuss different ethnic/cultural celebrations.

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Holiday Party

We will have our Holiday Party immediately following lunch next Friday, December 16 at 12:45. Students will be exchanging fun socks this year. Please have your student bring in a wrapped pair of fun socks by next Tuesday, December 13. We ask that socks are gender neutral, as all socks will be placed together.

Please make sure all adults who plan to join us for the party have RSVP'd by noon on the December 15. This greatly helps the front office!

Party RSVP

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Field Trip

We are so very excited to announce that we will be taking our second grade field trip on January 27, 2023 to the Dallas World Aquarium. Your child will be bringing home a packet of papers to be filled out and returned no later than January 6th. In the packet you will find an information sheet, permission slip, and sack lunch order form.

Student Ticket

Chaperone Ticket

CISD Volunteer Application- required for all chaperones

Student Absences

Please contact the office at or call 817-949-4300 if your student is going to be absent. You may also contact your classroom teacher, but the office has asked that you contact them each time as well, so they have record of the reason for absence. Thank you for your help with this!

Important Dates:


12/12 Wrapped Holiday Socks Due

12/12 Polar Express Day

12/16 Dragon Pride Reading Logs and Service Projects Due

12/16 Holiday Party- 12:40

12/16 Spirit Shop OPEN 10-1pm

12/19 to 1/3 NO SCHOOL


1/6 Dragon Pride Assembly

1/6 Field Trip Forms and Payments due

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Our weekly homework schedule is listed below:

Tuesdays: Math Worksheet- Due Wednesday

Thursdays: Study for Spelling Test

Everyday: 20 mins. of Reading


No spelling this week.

Birthday Treats

Birthday treats are typically celebrated/shared during our second recess at 2:15 on the playground. Please check in with your teacher prior to your child's birthday, to double check that the time is still good for that day. Below you will see a list of suggest nut-free treats.
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7:30 Bell rings

7:45 Announcement/Morning Work

8:00-8:55 Math

9:00-9:50 Encore

9:55-10:40 Snack/Phonics/Start Writing

10:40-10:55 Recess 1

11:00-11:25 Writing

11:25-12:05 Reading

12:10-12:40 Lunch

12:40-1:00 Read Aloud

1:00-2:00 WIN

2:00-2:15 Pack Up/Start Social Studies/Science

2:15-2:30 Recess 2

2:30-2:55 Science/Social Studies

2:55-3:00 Dismissal

Dragon Pride

Help your child achieve Dragon Pride Reading and Service this year. Please turn reading logs in once 850 minutes have been reported and tallied. You can print a new log here or get a new one from your classroom teacher once it is full. Please have your student use the template below to turn in their Dragon Pride Service. Their photo can go on the left and their description can be written by them on the right side. Please let your teacher know if you need a paper copy of this.

CISD Safety and Security

Important Reminders:

  • Please be sure to check your child's green take home folder daily for notes. We will also use the calendar inside to communicate any issues that may have occurred during the day.
  • Please remember to check your Wednesday folder email, weekly, for important CES information.
  • If you need to make a change the way your child is getting home, please send your child's teacher an email or note. If it is a change that needs to happen that day and you do not get a response from the teacher, please call the office and they will let your child's teacher know.
  • Our lunch is late in the day. Please send one healthy, simple, finger food (no spoons or forks) snack to eat while working. The snack may not contain nuts or be produced in the same facility as other products with nuts.
  • Remember to wear athletic shoes on PE days or bring some to change into.
  • Please make sure to check your child's lunch account fund.
  • Please contact the office and teacher to report your child's absence to ensure the absence is recorded correctly.
  • If your emergency contact information changes, be sure to let your teacher know as well as make changes in Skyward.
  • Birthday treats can be store bought(must be made in a nut free facility). Please check them in with the office when dropping them off.
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