2nd Grade Weekly Newsletter

Friday, February 12, 2016

What's Happening in Second Grade?

Hound Mart

This link will take you to our *UPDATED* 2nd Grade Sign Up Genius for Hound Mart. On the Sign Up Genius all Hound Mart dates have been added for the remainder of the school year. Although not required there are 2 available spots for each Hound Mart!

Middle of the Year Conferences

It's time for middle of the year conferences to go over MOY MAP and Language Diagnostic testing. Please click on your child's teacher to go to their sign up genius to secure a conference time if you haven't already done so.

2016 Carnival - Happy Birthday Hedgcoxe! Classroom Baskets

Attention Parents!

Hedgcoxe Elementary School turns 25 years old this year. Our 2016 Carnival will be a celebration of our school. Mark your calendar for The Hedgcoxe “Happy Birthday” Carnival on Friday, April 1st. Each class is asked to create a gift basket that can be auctioned during the carnival. All proceeds go to fund programs at Hedgcoxe.

Each classroom has a themed basket. You will be notified soon of your classroom's theme. Please consider donating one or more themed items to your basket. Nothing is too big or too small. If you don’t have time to shop and would like to have the room parent purchase items for you, please place your donation in an envelope labeled with their and send it to school with your child.

The baskets are a great attraction at the Carnival. We hope you will all help in making our class' baskets a huge success. Please send your donations to the classroom no later than Friday, March 18th. Baskets will be assembled by a carnival committee and placed on display one week prior to Carnival. Items can be placed in the collection box in the classroom.

Thank you,

Second Grade Room Parents

Classroom Basket Themes

Mrs. Flohr- Dinner and a Movie

Miss McNeely- Wine Connoisseur

Mrs. Mulvey- TBD

Mrs. Reynolds- Gift Cards

Room Parents

Mrs. Flohr- Uma Raishe

Miss McNeely- Lori Ruml

Mrs. Mulvey- Kristina Barnhart

Mrs. Reynolds- Julie Boris

What's Happening at Hedgcoxe?

Order Your Child's Yearbook Today! EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ENDS FRIDAY 2/19!

Yearbooks are now on sale! The Early Bird Special is currently running and yearbooks are $25.00 until February 19th! After February 19th the price will increase to $30.00. Yearbook Order Forms were sent home last week, please be sure to make all checks payable to Hedgcoxe Elementary. NEW THIS YEAR: The deadline to order yearbooks online is April 8th. If we are not sold out, yearbooks will be available for purchase after that date by check or cash only. Yearbooks are already selling so don’t wait, get yours today!

To order online please go to ybpay.lifetouch.com

If you have any questions regarding anything yearbook please feel free to contact Shannon Flohr, Shannon.Flohr@pisd.edu or Jen LeWinter, Jennifer.LeWinter@pisd.edu

Six Flags Read to Succeed Program

Hedgcoxe is participating in the Six Flags Read to Succeed program. Students can earn a free ticket to Six Flags by completing 6 hours, or 360 minutes, of recreational reading. Be sure to use the reading log to document (sent home last week) time spent reading. A parent letter is also attached that gives more information about the program. Reading logs are due to teachers byFebruary 26th.

Groovy Book Fair

Hello, Hedgcoxe Parents.

It’s time for our Groovy Spring Book Fair in the Hedgcoxe Library, where our aim is to promote the love of reading for all students.

The Book Fair will take place Friday, February 12th, through Friday, February 19th. Hours are 8:00 to 3:30 daily, with late shopping hours until 6:30 on Thursday, February 18th.

You can shop any time during the school day, including lunch times and after school. We’ll close at noon on the last day.

Also, to show our love for cool books, we are asking everyone to participate in Tie-Dye Tuesday on February 16th. Please have your student wear tie-dye t-shirts or bandanas that day.

If your student doesn’t have anything tie-dye to wear, then just have him/her wear bright colors to join in the fun.

Thanks as always for supporting our Book Fairs so generously, and Happy Reading!


Karen Rippel

Librarian, Hedgcoxe Elementary



Talent Show

Dear Parents,

We will be having our annual talent show next week. The Kindergarten-2nd grade performers will be on stage Tuesday, 2/16 at 6:00 pm. The 3rd-5th grade performers will be on stage Wednesday, 2/17 at 6:00 pm.

Bring the family and enjoy all the marvelous talent we have here at Hedgcoxe Elementary! Don’t miss this amazing show.



The pattern this week is AU & AW:

  1. cause
  2. taught
  3. launch
  4. draw
  5. awful
  6. awesome

This week's HFW are:

  1. draw
  2. awhile
  3. hundred
  4. found
  5. own
  6. sixteen
  7. their

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 15th: NO SCHOOL in observance of President's Day

Tuesday, February 16th: Wear Tye-Dye (or bright colors) K-2 Talent Show 6:00pm

Wednesday, February 17th: 3-5 Talent Show 6:00pm

Thursday, February 18th: Mrs. Mulvey's Conference Day; Book Fair is open until 6:30pm

Friday, February 19th: Hound Mart & Mrs. Flohr's Conference Day; Cereal Box Project DUE (Mulvey, Reynolds, & McNeely)

Tuesday, February 23rd: Miss McNeely's Conference Day

Friday, February 26th: Cereal Box Project DUE (Flohr)

Tuesday, March 1st: Spirit Night @ Mooyah

Wednesday, March 2nd: Multi-Cultural & Family Art Night 5:30pm

Thursday, March 3rd: Open House 5:30pm

Friday, March 4th: Read Across America- Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character

Monday, March 7th- Friday March 11th: Spring Break!