Second Grade Newsletter

Mrs. Barita, Mrs. Carrasco, Mrs. Kulesza

No School Wednesday-Friday. We will not send home a newsletter or Friday Folder next week. Look for the next newsletter and folder to be distributed on December 4th.


Week of November 23-27:

  • Monday: Read & log 10 minutes, Math Paper
  • Tuesday: Read & log 10 minutes
  • Wednesday: Read & log 10 minutes
  • Thursday: No lifework-Enjoy your holiday!
  • Weekend: Read 10 minutes each night

*Monday, November 23rd is "Day 2" for Encore*

Week of November 30-December 4:

  • Monday: Read & log 10 minutes, Math Paper
  • Tuesday: Read & log 10 minutes, Spelling Words- Rainbow Style-3 colors
  • Wednesday: Read & log 10 minutes, Spelling Words- ABC order
  • Thursday: Read & log 10 minutes, Spelling Words-Write each word 3 times-test tomorrow
  • Weekend: Read 10 minutes each night

*Monday, November 30th is "Day 4" for Encore*

Upcoming Math Test-Number Sense and Computation-Part 3

Our next math test will be Tuesday, November 24th. Concepts tested:

  • Adding and subtracting using the 4-step plan/UPSC
  • Comparing numbers using symbols (< = >) and words (greater than, equal to, less than)
  • Related Facts (also called fact families)

Spelling Words-test 12/4/15

Long “a” Digraph Syllable Patterns

















Toys for Tots

We will be accepting "Toys for Tots" donations from December 1st-9th. Please send only NEW, unwrapped toys. Thank you for helping to make the holiday season a special time for children in our community! 1 toy=1 hour of community service (maximum 2 hours)

Holiday Shoppe

PTO's Holiday Shoppe is just around the corner. The second grade classes have an "exclusive" time to shop this year. If your child plans to bring money, please send it with them on Tuesday, December 8th.


Congratulations to our second grade spelling bee winners. They will represent our grade level at the school wide spelling bee on December 3rd! Good luck!

Mrs. Barita- Michael Utley

Mrs. Carrasco- Nassime Rahimi

Mrs. Kulesza- Marek Cook

KUDOS to all of our second graders for a wonderful concert performance this week! We are proud of you!

Upcoming Events

  • 11/25-11/27-No School
  • 11/30-Advisory Council @ 6p
  • 12/3-School Wide Spelling Bee
  • 12/4-PTO Spaghetti Dinner @ 6p

November Poem


By Walter De La Mere

Someone came knocking at my wee small door.

Someone came knocking; I’m sure, sure, sure.

I listened, I opened, I looked to left and right,

But naught there was a stirring in the still dark night.

Only the busy beetle, tap, tapping in the wall,

Only from the forest, the hoot owl’s call,

Only the cricket whistling while the dewdrops fall,

So I know not who came knocking, at all, at all, at all.

Yearbook Sale

Go to The school Code: 10467416

Yearbooks will be available online for $16.00 the entire month of November. The cost will jump to $20.00 for all other sales.

For an additional cost, you can add upgrades to your child’s yearbook.

  • Additional Autograph Page $1.00
  • Current Events Insert $3.00
  • Yearbook Stickys (removable stickers) $2.00 Gold Foil Name on Cover $5.00

Please contact Mrs. Anderson at if you have any questions.

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