2nd Grade News

with Ms. Przedpelski

Cultures Around the World Projects are FANTASTIC

WOW! I am SO impressed with my students and the hard work they have done on their Cultures Around the World projects. I can tell that students really took ownership of their learning and worked hard to create something they could use to teach their classmates all about their assigned country. It also seems like everyone really enjoyed creating this project! I am so glad.

I was very pleased with the few presentations we had this morning. I love that I can tell our students have practiced what they will say to the classmates :) We will do a few each day until we have presented all projects. I can't wait to see all of the presentations!

Enjoy a few photos from our presenters today!

Very Important Information:

1. Reading Reflections due FRIDAY

Students have one more week to finish their reading reflections. Many students have already finished their required reflections this month. I have been very impressed with the qualify of reflections I am seeing. I will collect these on Friday, April 1st... encourage your students to read at home if they have not already finished their reflections for the month.

2. Homework Packet

This week your student is coming home with a regular homework packet. A copy of their homework packet can always be found under their Math section on FSA Connect.

3. Send in more Box Tops!

Our fundraiser continues until March 31st. Make sure you send in any box tops you might have at home :)

4. Elementary Families Picnic

Wednesday, March 30th there will be a family picnic at the Istanbul Center for PreK-3rd grade families! Please see more details below :)

5. Cultural Cafe

Our annual Cultural Cafe is coming up in April! See more details below.

6. Watch Out for Germs!

Please refer to the school newsletter and email sent by Mrs. Campbell this week about the school's policy for sickness. I am so glad to see MOST of our class back together. However, please make sure your child gets the proper rest time before returning to class if they are sick - I want all my students to be happy & healthy :)

7. Items for Sale

Some of your students may have come home to tell you about the school store in the cafeteria in the morning. There is now a school store! Your students can purchase snacks and academic items. All money raised will go towards improvement the athletic program at our school.

What is Coming Up?

Mark Your Calendars

March 28: St. Baldrick's Donation Dress Down Day

March 29: Pi Day Winner Dress Down Day

March 30: Elementary Family Picnic

April 4-8: Spring Break

April 17: Cultural Café

April 18: Tellus Field Trip (Grades K-3)

April 19: Stone Mountain Field Trip (Grades 4 & 5)

April 21: Earth Day and Big Canyon Balloon Visit

May 5: STEAM Day

May 9-12: MAP Testing

May 13 – 19: for all grades ITBS testing

May 25: Last Blast Carnival

May 26: Last Day of School/ Award Ceremonies

Elementary Family Picnic

Our school is organizing a spring family picnic for students and parents in Pre-K thru 3rd grade to celebrate the hard work of our students this year.

Based on the weather forecast for the next 10 days and our teachers’ availability, we have decided that Wednesday, March 30 between 4:45pm and 7:00pm will be the best date and time to have this picnic.

Your family is invited!

Our teachers will prepare barbecue chicken, hot dogs, veggie options and salad.

We kindly ask parents to bring the following according to their last names:

A to K - Drinks

L to Z - Deserts and Fruits

We will have some fun activities as well.

The location will be Istanbul Center - 591 N Main St Suite 100, Alpharetta, GA 30009

Please bring all family members. See you on Wednesday!

FSA Cultural Cafe

You and your family are invited to the 2016 Cultural Cafe on Sunday, April 17th from 4:00-7:00pm. This is a night where you will enjoy exploring the diverse cultures represented at FSA through a showcase of countries, homemade food, and a student led talent show. Families are asked to participate by sharing a dish that represents your heritage, and students are welcome show off their talents and abilities in the talent show. Please see the SignUp Genius links below to volunteer your culinary skills, talents and help for the evening.

Cultural Cafe Volunteer Sign-Up

Cultural Cafe 2016 Talent Show Signup

FSA Cultural Cafe 2016

This is one of our favorite events of the year and we look forward to seeing you there!

Curriculum Corner

Reading/Language Arts:

This week we will be reading a story called Horace and Morris but Mostly Delores. We will be focusing on Main Idea, Details, and Summarizing. We will also spend a good amount of time distinguishing between the MAIN IDEA and the THEME of a story. We will continue to practice pronouns (singular, plural, and possessive).

Ms. P's Math Class:

On Monday students will take their Chapter 11 Assessment on Money! On Tuesday we will begin Chapter 14: Time. We will be reading and telling time and solving problems that require the knowledge of time. Have your students practice telling time and reading clocks over the Spring Break vacation... students who keep a journal or log that shows the time they did different activities during their vacation will receive SIGNATURES! :)

Ms. Minor's Math Class:

Ms. Minor's Class will be testing over fractions on Wednesday, March 30th. Please encourage your child to continue studying their multiplication facts over the weekend to ensure they can reduce, add, subtract, and compare fractions with ease on the assessment. Study Island is always a great resource with many practice problems! We will begin a new unit on time and temperature before the spring break!


This week we are continuing our study of the Solar System. We began learning about the Sun this past week. Your students loved it. This week we will discuss the Moon and the many moon phases. Your students will be so excited for the fun lab activity we have planned! :)

Social Studies:

We are finishing up our Cultures and Traditions chapter in our My World curriculum. We will work on our study guide and reviewing together as a group for the majority of the week. Students will bring home their study guide on Wednesday night. We will test on Thursday, March 31st!