2nd Grade Newsletter

October 5, 2017

Dates to Remember

  • Monday, October 9th: Student/Teacher Holiday
  • Tuesday, October 10th: Conference Day & No School (For Students!)
  • Wednesday, October 11th: Fire Prevention Posters due
  • Monday, October 16th: Picture Day
  • Friday, October 19th: Reflections due
  • October 23rd - 27th: Red Ribbon Week
  • Tuesday, October 24th: Barksdale Color Run/Red Ribbon Rally (6-7 PM)
  • Wednesday, October 25th: Yearbook Cover Contest Drawings due
  • Monday, October 30th: Dallas Zoo Field Trip

Field Trip to the Dallas Zoo

We have scheduled our first field trip to the Dallas Zoo! It will be Monday, October 30th. All parents are welcome! If you are interested, please make sure you have filled out a NEW security clearance form for the 2017-2018 school year.
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Fire Prevention Poster

Second Grade just finished a unit on safety. We learned how to stay safe at home and around our neighborhood. We would love to see some of our second graders enter the Fire Prevention Poster Contest and show us some of what they learned!
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Flu Season

Flu season is just around the corner. Please remember if your child is sick, he or she must be "fever free" for 24 hours before returning to school. Remind your child that it is very important to wash hands.

Ready-Rosie: A Literacy and Math Resource for Parents

Parents have free access to a wonderful literacy and math resource called Ready-Rosie: Ready for School. Ready for the World. Families may access for babies or for pre-K through first grade aged students.


Click on Resources for Partners

Click on Awareness Materials

· Parents and caregivers receive daily texts, emails, or app notifications in English and Spanish.

· Everyday activities are modeled in brief videos by real families.

· Parents and caregivers are equipped to have more meaningful interactions and turn everyday situations into learning opportunities

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Our first Parent/Teacher Conferences will be this Tuesday, October 10th. If you have yet to schedule a conference, please contact your child's teacher.


Each year the students have the opportunity to complete in a triathlon. Students who complete all three events: Reflections due in October, Science Fair in January, and Bronco Press Book due in April, will receive recognition and a trophy towards the end of the year. The first event scheduled is Reflections.
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Addition Mad Minute Party

Our Mad Minute Party is scheduled for Friday, November 17th. Each time your child passes a Mad Minute test they earn a piece of the party. Here is what they are working for:

Os and 1s - watch a movie

2s - wear slippers

3s - wear pjs

4s - bring a stuffed animal

5s - a cup (keep going...it will make sense)

6s - hot chocolate

7s - marshmallows

8s - whipped cream

9s - chocolate sprinkles

10s - chocolate straw

Remember we have a Mad Minute test every Friday. Your child should be crossing off the facts in their agenda as they go along so that you know what they should be studying each week.

Ask your child what facts they are currently on.

Pumpkin Projects

Our Second Graders did a fantastic job on their Pumpkin Projects! We loved hearing all of the summaries and learning about all the different characters. Everyone enjoyed the great display at the Fall Picnic. Thank you to all the parents who supported their child with this homework project.
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