Second Grade News

August 28-September 1

Welcome to Second Grade!

Welcome to Second Grade! We are so excited to be working with your children. Our first week of school was fabulous! Thank you for your help in making the first week a success.

We will send home this newsletter, through email, each Monday. Please read over the information to stay up-to-date on what is happening in second grade.

Important Information

Tardy Information: The first bell rings at 7:35 and the second bell ( the tardy bell) rings at 7:40. If your child is not in the classroom at 7:40, he/she is counted tardy. Please allow a few extra minutes in your morning schedule to allow for walking down the hall after drop-off.

Snacks: Students may bring a healthy snack each day. Our snack time is short, so please bring snacks that can be eaten quickly and easily. Examples of healthy snacks are cheese sticks, goldfish crackers, chopped vegetables, or peeled and sliced fruit. Sugary foods such as candy, cookies, cakes, chips, etc. are not allowed for snack time. Please do not send any peanut or nut items for snack time.

P.E.: Students are asked to wear or bring tennis shoes each day for their P.E. rotation. Second graders have P.E. each day for 25 minutes.

Birthday Celebrations: Food items are not allowed for birthday celebrations. If you would like to send something to honor your child, please choose items such as pencils, stickers, or possibly a book donation to the library.

Take-Home Folders: Please check your child's purple take-home folder each day. This is where you will find homework, any notes that need to go home, and graded papers.

Parent Volunteers

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.

Curriculum Connection

Math: Place Value

Science: Summer Weather

Humanities: Citizenship; Reading Assessments; Character Traits

Important Dates

Thursday, August 31- Parent Information Night (Two Sessions: 6:00-6:30 and 6:30-7:00)

Monday, September 4- Labor Day Holiday (School Holiday)

Thursday, September 21- PTA Meeting 6:30-8:00 pm

How to Reach Us

2nd Grade / Home

Samantha Dykgraaf

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Belinda Leu

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Debbie Lewis (Team Lead)

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Jennifer Snowden

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