Second Grade News

September 25-29

Question of the Week :

Ask your child the following question: What is the difference between AM and PM?

Scholastic News

If you have not sent in your money for Scholastic News, please do so by Monday, October 2nd. The cost is $6.50 per child. This covers weekly issues for the entire year. If you choose to pay by check, please make the checks payable to GES. Thank you.

Fall Carnival/Auction: Important Update


There are only 10 days until the GES Auction items are due on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5TH, and we need your help! We are asking each family to contribute something for our themed baskets to make this the most successful auction yet! Collection boxes are now in your child's classroom. Just send them to school with their items to be placed in the box. (Please note, donations of wine/beer cannot be dropped off at the school. Please contact your coordinator to arrange for pick up).

Ways to contribute:

*Ask a local business for a donation (or send us the name and contact information of someone you have in mind and we are happy to do it!)

*Purchase item(s) from the basket list

*Make a Cash or Gift Card donation

As a reminder the 2nd Grade Basket Themes are: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Family Fun Day, Road Trip, Chocolate Lovers, Proud to be an American, and Ahoy Matey!

There are still plenty of open spots to sign up on this link: Auction Sign Up

The grade with the most successful baskets at auction will win a Pajama Day from Mrs. Hilcher! Let's help our kiddos win the competition! If you have any questions, please contact our Auction Coordinator: OR

Curriculum Connection

Math: 2-Digit Addition with Regrouping

Science: Insect Life Cycles

Humanities: Main Idea; Compare/Contrast Multiple Texts

Important Dates

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Tuesday, 9/26 Parenting Center Workshop on Bullying (GES cafeteria 6:30 PM)

Wednesday, 9/27 Art Club (2:55-3:55 PM)

Friday, 9/29 GES Bank (7:15-7:45 AM- Cafeteria)

Monday, 10/2 Rachel's Challenge Boots and Blue Shirt Day

Thursday, 10/5 WOW Club (2:55- 4:50 PM)

Friday, 10/6 Student Holiday

Monday, 10/9 Student/Staff Holiday

September Character Quality: Kindness

September's character quality is kindness. Please have conversations about the importance of being kind. You may even consider asking your child about specific acts of kindness they have done or different ways people have shown kindness to them.

Ongoing Reminders

All classroom and field trip volunteers must read the Volunteer Handbook and complete the online background check form: Volunteer Background Check. This must be completed annually. Please make sure you have completed both of these for the school year 2017-2018. If you are a Friday Reader and have not yet completed these, please do so and allow 7-10 days for the background check to process. Thank you.

School begins at 7:40. Students not in their classrooms at 7:40 are marked tardy.

How to Reach Us

2nd Grade / Home

Samantha Dykgraaf

Follow on Twitter: @gesMsD

Belinda Leu

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Debbie Lewis (Team Lead)

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Jennifer Snowden

Follow on Twitter: @GESsnowden