Second Grade Weekly Newsletter
Week of August 7-11
Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! We are so excited for this year! Be on the lookout for this weekly newsletter. You can find it every Sunday night in the Panther Express from Principal Soto or via email from you child's teacher. Please reach out with any questions
Meet the Second Grade team
8/15 Open House - 5:00p.m.
8/17 ESOL Parent Meeting- 9:00 a.m.
8/22-8/25 MAP Testing
8/23 Vision 2 Learn
9/4 Labor Day (NO SCHOOL)
9/14 DLI Math Family Night- 5:00-7:00 p.m.
9/20 Fall Pictures
9/25-9/29 Fall Break (NO SCHOOL)
What we're learning this week...
Along with learning classroom expectations and practicing procedures we are learning-
Reading: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text using the mentor text: Sheila Rae the Brave
Phonics: Reviewing concepts from 1st grade: letter names/sounds, digraphs, blends, vowel teams.
Writing: When to use punctuation, how/when to capitalize words/sentences, and sentence formation.
Math: How to interpret data and read/create graphs (example: line graphs, bar graphs, picture graphs)
How can I help at home?
Change of Transportation
If there is a change in transportation arrangements, we require notice from the parent before allowing students to be transported by anyone other than a parent. You may send in a note with your child or email email@example.com with the details of the change. We do not allow students to walk or to ride home with unauthorized people.
At dismissal time bus riders will be put on the school bus unless a parent is present for pick-up, or the parent has notified the school office of another arrangement.
Students are not permitted to change buses to ride home with friends without a note from their parent. Please make arrangements for your child before he/she comes to school. If you must make a change during the day, notify the school office staff before 2:30 p.m.
Pick-up by Car in the Afternoon
Anyone picking up a child must have his/her Panther Car Tag. If you do not have a Panther Car Tag, you may get one at Sneak-A-Peek or by coming to the front office.
Please do not park across the street and have your child designated as a “walker”.
This is extremely dangerous, and teachers on duty will stop children crossing the street
unescorted by a parent or adult. If you need to come into the building, please park in a parking space.
When a student arrives late (after 8:30), an adult must sign the student in at the office.
Please limit early pick-up of children to emergencies and appointments. If a child is out for any portion of the school day, the missed time is recorded as a tardy. A note sent in the morning will help us to have your child ready. To avoid interruptions to instruction, no student
will be released between 2:45 and 3:15. Parents will be asked to wait for the dismissal bell. Come to the office to check out a student. Please be prepared to present photo identification upon request. No student will be released to an unknown or unauthorized person.
Students waiting to be picked up will be supervised until 3:30. After 3:30 they may be sent to the After School Program if they are pre-registered ($10 fee). Regular after school charges will apply. Many parents sign up for the program so their children can attend in case of emergency.
All students are expected to be in uniform. Fridays "Spirit Days" are the only days students should be out of uniform, on these days, students are still expected to wear Marietta/Park Street gear and be weather and school appropriate. *Reminder that all students should be wearing tennis shoes every day.*