Second Grade Newsletter

Mrs. Barita, Mrs. Carrasco, Mrs. Kulesza

*Monday, January 4th will be "Day 1" for Encore*

Thank You!

Thank you for the gifts, treats, and cards this week. We are humbled by your thoughtfulness. We would like to extend our appreciation to our winter party helpers for their time and preparation. We are very grateful for our wonderful second graders and their families. Have a safe and relaxing winter break!

Lifework-Week of January 4-8

  • Monday: Read & log 10 minutes, 10 minutes on IXL (Probability-V.1 & V.2 only)
  • 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

Pencil Box Refresh

Many students have lost or broken their crayons/pencils and do not have the supplies needed in class. We are sending home students’ pencil boxes over the break to be replenished. Please make sure your student has: a few sharp pencils with erasers, working scissors, and crayons in their pencil box. Please remember to return pencil boxes to school on January 4th.

Math Test

We are currently studying probability in Math. Our test will be on Monday, January 11th. IXL is a helpful study tool. When using IXL look for Probability V.1 and V.2.

Students must understand the following key vocabulary:

  • certain
  • equally likely
  • impossible
  • likely
  • unlikely

Spelling Words-Test 1/8/16

Long “i” Digraph Syllable Patterns


















Interim reports are being sent home in Friday Folders on December 18th. Please sign and return the report. Thank you!


If you cannot make the date that you are scheduled to volunteer, please let us know as early in the day as possible. We have many parents that are willing to fill in. Thank you!

January Poem

The Months of the Year

January brings the snow,

Makes our feet and fingers glow.

February brings the rain,

Thaws the frozen lake again.

March brings breezes loud and shrill,

Stirs the dancing daffodil.

April brings the primrose sweet,

Scatters daisies at our feet.

May brings flocks of pretty lambs,

Skipping by their fleecy dams.

June brings tulips, lilies, roses,

Fills the children’s hands with posies.

Important Dates

1/4-Return to School

1/11-PTO Meeting @ 7p

1/15-PTO Family Movie Night @ 6:30p

1/18-No School-Holiday

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