Second Grade Newsletter

Mrs. Barita, Mrs. Carrasco, Mrs. Kulesza

*Monday will be "Day 4 " for Encore*

Lifework-Week of March 7th-11th

  • Monday: Read & log 10 minutes, Math paper
  • Tuesday: Read & log, Spelling Words- Rainbow Style-3 colors
  • Wednesday: Read & log, Spelling Words- ABC order
  • Thursday: Read & log, Spelling Words-Write each word 3 times-test tomorrow
  • Weekend: Read and log your Matter Study Guide

Curriculum Corner

Our next unit in science is Matter. Key concepts:

  • Identify characteristics of solids, liquids, gases
  • measurement of solids, liquids, gases (volume and mass)
  • processes involved with changes in matter from one state to another (condensation, evaporation, melting, freezing)


*The Matter test will be on Tuesday, March 15th. Watch for the study guide to come home on Tuesday, March 8th


Our next unit in math is Unit 7 Number Sense and Computation-Part 3. Key concepts:

  • Addition and subtraction
  • Count and compare a collection of coins up to $1.50
  • Place Value up to 3 digits

Spelling Words-Test 3/11/16

Variant vowel /ōō/ Syllable Patterns

blew

chew

tooth

moon

loop

glue

youth

screw

threw

spoon

broom

true

*renew

*afternoon

*igloo

*restroom

S.T.E.M. + ART = STEAM

Families are invited to join us on Wednesday, April 6th from 6:00 to 8:00p.m. for STEAM Night. Come out and participate in hands-on activities, view student art, and hear our lovely strings ensemble.

Registration- 6:00 to 6:30 pm

Opening Ceremony- 6:30 pm

Session 1- 6:50 to 7:20 pm

Session 2- 7:25 to 7:55 pm

Departure- 8:00 pm


RSVP to Ms. Bullock- MacGowan bullocab@pwcs.edu & let us know if you are interested in volunteering to assist with registration or help with a session.

Pennies for Patients - March 7th-April 1st

Pennington will join thousands of schools this year to help raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society’s annual “Pennies of Patients” program. Students will receive their very own collection box and are encouraged to participate. Please have students count pennies and write the total on the box before sending it in to school.


The top TWO fundraising classrooms will receive a Domino’s pizza party. Pennington has raised $10,000+ in the last four years alone. No donation is too small! You may also pledge online: http://events.lls.org/pages/nca/PenningtonSchool

Important Dates

  • 3/7 - FIELD TRIP PERMISSION SLIP/PAYMENT DUE
  • 3/7 - PTO MEETING @ 7PM
  • 3/14 - PAC ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING @ 6PM
  • 3/15 - INTERIMS SENT HOME
  • 3/16 - PTO SPIRIT NIGHT @ FOSTERS
  • 3/21 - 3/28 - SPRING BREAK

Encore Schedule

Barita: Library, Music, PE, Art, PLTW, PE

Carrasco: Music, PE, Art, PLTW, PE, Library

Kulesza: PE, Art, PLTW, PE, Library, Music

Lunch Schedule

Kulesza: 11:00-11:30

Carrasco: 11:03-11:33

Barita: 11:06-11:36