2nd Grade Scoop

Mayfield Junior School - February 22, 2016


Here's hoping this finds you all in a good place after the break!? We are glad to be back, and happy to see your kids again. They seem taller and older!

Carpool Changes this Week

Due to construction around the school, there will be changes in carpool this week. Please refer to the special email Joe Gill sent out on Sunday, and let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your help to keep the children safe, and for your support.

Grandparents Day!

Grandparents and Special Friends Day was beautiful. We enjoyed meeting the grandparents, and watching the second graders interact with them. We also loved meeting several special friends who were able to join us too! (and...thank you for the pictures!)

Sacramental News: The AGAPE

Next week Thursday, March 3, second graders and their parents will enjoy a special prayer service called The Agape. For those of you who have not had an older child experience second grade at Mayfield, here is a brief explanation of the Agape.

The term “Agape” has Greek origins meaning “Love Feast” and was celebrated in early Christian churches as a memorial to the Last Supper. It’s meaning has similarities to the Jewish Passover dinner, or the Greek custom of having a brotherhood meal before a solemn event. On Wednesday afternoon, as a Mayfield family, we will break bread and share juice together to prepare for the meal our children soon will share at the table of our Lord on Saturday, April 30th at First Eucharist.

This Agape Prayer Service is a mandatory event for all second graders and at least one parent. Both parents certainly are welcome to attend this joyful service that will last around forty-five minutes. Please call if you have an unavoidable conflict. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday afternoon.

Logistics: The second graders will wear regular uniform to school on Thursday, and will remain in the classroom after school where we will provide them with a light snack. Parents will meet their children in the Hayden Performing Arts Center at 4:00pm.

Great Deals on Uniforms!

Used Uniform Sale

Friday, March 4th

7:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Holy Child Courtyard

The front office will take used uniform drop offs in advance of the sale. You also can bring uniforms the day of the sale. Contact Kristin Cook at kristinscook@gmail.com to volunteer or if you have questions. Come on...who can resist a sale?

Spelling Words - Compound Words (No second list this week)

  1. cannot
  2. pancake
  3. maybe
  4. baseball
  5. playground
  6. someone
  7. myself
  8. classroom
  9. sunshine
  10. outside
  11. upon
  12. nothing
  13. into
  14. inside
  15. nobody
  16. everywhere

1. Did you go on the slide at the playground?

2. Clouds sometimes block the sunshine.

Dates to Check

  • March 3: AGAPE Prayer Service (4:00pm in the HPAC)
  • March 17: St. Patrick's Day accessories with uniform
  • March 18: Spring Conferences and No School (Sign-up information will be forthcoming)
  • March 24: Holy Thursday; 12n dismissal (Stations of the Cross at 8:30am)
  • March 25: Good Friday; Easter Break begins (School resumes on 4/4)
  • April 12: Play at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse
  • April 22: Earth Day/ Field Trip to California Science Center
  • May 4: Field Trip to the Cathedral

Faith Matters: Share Your Love during Lent

In the Gospel, Jesus asks us to love God and to love our neighbors. We receive unconditional love from God, but God desires our love as well. Being in a loving relationship with God allows us to trust in Him, lean on Him, and put Him first in our lives. There is a simple way for all of us to show God our love for Him, by offering our most precious commodity: time. So this Lenten season try to pray every day, go to Mass every week, and never push away God for other less important things.

When we share our love with others we bring Christ to them. We can spread love to others this Lenten season by meeting someone new, smiling at someone, holding a door for someone, paying compliments, showing someone our kindness, being a good friend, and through forgiveness. I am sure you can think of many other ways.

Remember to share your Love during this Lenten season!

Quotes for a peaceful life

To connect with the second grade teachers:

Mrs. Dorr - bdorr@mayfieldjs.org

Mrs. Delgado - kdelgado@mayfieldjs.org

Mrs. Genton - cgenton@mayfieldjs.org