Second Grade News

Rasor Elementary - Plano, Texas

February 15, 2016

Good Tuesday Morning

We hope that you all had a wonderful day off. We are looking forward to seeing everyone bright and early in the morning.
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Rasor's Vision

The vision of Rasor Elementary is to inspire our students to be lifelong learners and empower them to meet the challenges of the future, adapt to change, and exercise critical judgement, becoming global citizens capable of utilizing tomorrow's resources and technology responsibly.

Motto: Educate for success, inspiring excellence.

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Homework - February 15th - 19th

Reading – at least 30 minutes nightly - initial in the box each day your child reads for at least 30 minutes. Please remember to initial your child's folder.

Math – February Math Book - Days 11-15 - please take time to go over the questions with your child. It is so important that they are completing the questions correctly.

Spelling - Study words and complete 2 spelling activities

High Frequency Words - practice reading the 1st and 2nd 100 Words and spelling the 4th 25 of the 1st 100.

Fluency Passage - Read the fluency passage 3 times. Remember to read it once and then time for one minute. Practice passage and then read for a 2nd time for one minute. Practice passage and then read for the 3rd time for one minute. Your child should be reading close to 90 words a minute.

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Upcoming Important Dates

Letters of Love - If you haven't sent it up to school yet, please do so this week.

Monday - February 15th - Student Holiday

Dr. Seuss Homework - your child will be getting information this week about our next family project. They are to read a Dr. Seuss book and write a book report and then create a paper doll of one of the characters from the book.

February 22- 26 - Engineering Week - more information coming

Middle of the Year Conference Week - February 22-26 - your child's teacher will be sending home information through email or note sent home soon.

Thursday - March 3rd - Open House - 6-7:15 pm

March 7-11 - Spring Break

Friday - March 25th - No School - Bad Weather Day

Friday - April 15th - Outdoor Learning Center Field Trip - two classes morning, two classes afternoon

Notice of Field Trip - Monday, April 25th - Sharkarosa in Pilot Point - mark your calendars

Letters of Love

We have really enjoyed sharing the letters with your children. We have hold back many tears. We know that your children will cherish the letters forever. The letters will be up during Open House. We know that you will love them as much as we have.
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Second Grade American Heroes

The students worked in groups and research an American Hero. Then they had to write about them and make a paper doll to look like their hero. They did a great job. They will be up for Open House. We hope you will come by and take a look.
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Engineering Week Needs

Dear Parents,

We will be doing another exciting STEM project in the upcoming weeks and need lots of materials so we hope you can help us out.

Here’s what we need:

Toilet paper and paper towel tubes (please start saving these for us as we need a lot!)

Masking tape

Bottle caps of all sizes

Plastic Easter eggs

Pipe cleaners


Popsicle sticks

Thank you for all of your help!


We would like to let you know that we would love for you to volunteer in 2nd grade. We can always use parents to help in so many ways. If you are interested in helping in your child's classroom, email your child's teacher. We love to have parents here working with our kids and helping us.

BOXTOPS for Education Announcement

BoxTops contest – the winning grade receives a popcorn party!

It is time to bring those BoxTops to school. You can send them taped to the flyer that was sent home, or you can send them in a baggie. Make sure baggies and flyers are labeled with the teacher name and grade. The contest began last week and will run through the end of the month. Thank you for supporting Rasor!


It's Bookfair time again! This is one of PTA's largest fundraisers, and we need your help making it a success! We need help the week of Feb 29-Mar 4, so look at your calendar and consider helping for a couple hours. We greatly appreciate any help we can get! Follow this link to sign up! THANK YOU!!

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