Second Grade Newsletter

Mrs. Barita, Mrs. Carrasco, Mrs. Kulesza

*NO SCHOOL 3/21-3/28. Have a safe and wonderful spring break! We return to school on Tuesday, March 29th and it will be "Day 1 " for Encore*

Lifework-Week of March 29-April 1st

  • Monday: Enjoy your Spring Break
  • Tuesday: Read & log, Spelling-Rainbow Style-3 colors
  • Wednesday: Read & log, Spelling- ABC order
  • Thursday: Read & log, Spelling-Write each word 3 times-test tomorrow
  • Weekend: Read & log

When using IXL-focus on addition/subtraction, counting money, or place value

Spelling Words-Test 4/1/16

Variant vowel /ô/ Syllable Patterns

















Curriculum Corner

Our current unit in science is Ecosystems/Habitats. Key concepts:

  • habitats and how living things adapt when habitats change
  • some living things become endangered/extinct
  • living and non living things as part of a system
  • how living things depend on each other (interdependence)
  • the importance of plants and plant products

Our current unit in math is Unit 7 Number Sense and Computation-Part 3. Key concepts:

  • Addition and subtraction
  • Count and compare a collection of coins up to $1.50
  • Place Value up to 3 digits

*Math Unit 7 test will be on Friday, April 1st. IXL is a great study tool!

Important Dates

  • 3/21-3/28-No School-Spring Break
  • 4/1-Pennies for Patients-last day for collection
  • 4/6-STEM night-6-8p.m.
  • 4/11-PTO Meeting-7p.m.
  • 4/15-PTO Spirit Night
  • 4/18-No School-Teacher Work Day
  • 4/19-4/22-Scholastic Book Fair
  • 4/25-Advisory Council-6p.m.


**An RSVP was sent home in Friday Folders and must be returned if you plan to attend.**

Families are invited to join us on Wednesday, April 6th from 6:00 to 8:00p.m. for STEAM Night. Come out and participate in hands-on activities, view student art, and hear our lovely strings ensemble.

Registration- 6:00 to 6:30 pm

Opening Ceremony- 6:30 pm

Session 1- 6:50 to 7:20 pm

Session 2- 7:25 to 7:55 pm

Departure- 8:00 pm

We are in need of volunteers to make this night successful! Please RSVP to Ms. Bullock- MacGowan & let us know if you are interested in volunteering to assist with registration or help with a session.

Encore Schedule

Barita: Library, Music, PE, Art, PLTW, PE

Carrasco: Music, PE, Art, PLTW, PE, Library

Kulesza: PE, Art, PLTW, PE, Library, Music

Lunch Schedule

Kulesza: 11:00-11:30

Carrasco: 11:03-11:33

Barita: 11:06-11:36