2nd Grade Scoop

Mayfield Junior School - February 8, 2016

First Reconciliation

First Reconciliation was incredibly special. Congratulations to every second grader on a wonderful job with the service, and for your reverence and prayerful intent on Thursday. Further congratulations to those who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. We are proud of you all.

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Happy Chinese New Year!!

Family Valentine Heart Due Today! This week's Spelling Test on Thursday.

Faith Matters - Lent Begins

Lent is the Church's season of forty days (not counting Sundays) of waiting and preparing for Easter. Lent begins this week with Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. During Lent, we focus on living and growing closer to God through reflection and prayer, fasting, and almsgiving (acts of charity). On Ash Wednesday, we receive a cross of ashes on our foreheads to represent penance for our sins. The ashes are made of the blessed, burned palm branches from the prior year's Palm Sunday Mass' palm branches. Most Catholics fast by abstaining from meat on Ash Wednesday, and Fridays during Lent. In addition, many people give up sweets or smoking, or something they find hard to give up. However, Pope Francis reminds us that fasting isn't just giving up a vice or something we eat. "If we're going to fast from anything this Lent, Francis suggests that even more than candy and alcohol, we fast from indifference towards others." He encourages us to be more caring and compassionate toward others .

Let's make our Lenten promises more meaningful this year. If we pray more, and do more for others, especially those who need our help, we certainly will grow closer to God.

Party for Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras on Tuesday!

The second grade classes will enjoy a special party on Tuesday afternoon! At the party, the second graders will exchange valentines, enjoy snacks, and Valentine and Mardi Gras activities. Send in valentines on Tuesday. Remember to give a valentine to all students in your child's class (rather than just a few), and to keep candy to a minimum.

Grandparents and Special Friends Day Friday

Mayfield’s annual Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ day is Friday. We look forward to meeting and welcoming our guests and your loved ones. The day begins with valet parking and registration at 8am, Mass at 8:30am, followed by classroom visits, visits to art, science, drama and P.E., a photo booth, and refreshments.

Remember to complete the online form https://www.mayfieldjs.org/podium/default.aspx?t=36644&rid=15723. All families must complete the form for attendance purposes. The students have concert dress with Valentine's Day accessories, and 11am dismissal that day. There will be no after school care that day.

Science and Technology Project

In second grade, science and technology classes have teamed up for a Pre-historic Crocodile project. In science, students have been learning about prehistoric crocodiles in conjunction with the dinosaurs unit. They learned the difference between three fossilized crocodile bones and compared their size and diets. Through a connection in technology class, they constructed a erpetosuchus (A 1 foot prehistoric croc) robot and will program it to eat a snack. The second graders have been enjoying this project!

Spelling Words - the /ow/ vowel sound in cow; spelled 'ow' and 'ou'

The spelling test will be on Thursday this week. There will be no second list.

  1. cow
  2. house
  3. town
  4. shout
  5. down
  6. mouse
  7. found
  8. loud
  9. brown
  10. ground
  11. could
  12. should
  13. out
  14. now
  15. towel
  16. pounce

1. My grandma is coming from out of town.

Dates to Check

  • February 8: Chinese New Year begins!! Family Valentine due
  • February 9: Classroom party for Mardi Gras and Valentines Day
  • February 10: Ash Wednesday Service; 9:10am
  • February 12: Grandparents and Special Friends Day. Mass at 8:30am. Concert dress with Valentine's Day accessories and 11am dismissal.
  • February 15-19: Winter Break
  • March 3: AGAPE Prayer Service (4:00pm in the HPAC)
  • 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
  • May 4: Field Trip to the Cathedral

February's Quotes - What is LOVE?

To connect with the second grade teachers:

Mrs. Dorr - bdorr@mayfieldjs.org

Mrs. Delgado - kdelgado@mayfieldjs.org

Mrs. Genton - cgenton@mayfieldjs.org