2nd Grade News

Ms. Parker's 2nd Grade ~ September 19-23, 2016

2nd Grade Prayer Day

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Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Thank you to all of our drivers and to those that provided us snack. We had a wonderful day at Gasper River Retreat Center. Our theme was "Jesus, the Good Shepherd."


Spelling Pre-Test is on Mondays using the words from the Regular Lists. If your child spells all the words correctly (not including the bonus word), I send home the challenge list for them to study. Spelling tests are on Fridays.

The Spelling City website is a good tool to help your child study their spelling words. They can take practice tests, review the words, and play games. There is also a free app that can be downloaded.

Here is the link: http://www.spellingcity.com/Parker2ndGrade/.

Reading/Language Arts

Weekly assessments of Vocabulary and Comprehension will be on Thursday. Students will bring home their reading books on Tuesday to read the story to you. Phonics and Grammar assessments will be on Friday.

Lesson 6 - Animals Building Homes


There will be a Religion test on Thursday, September 22nd over Chapter 3 - We celebrate God's Love. Students will bring home their books and a study guide on Tuesday.

Spirit Wear Wednesday

Students may wear their St. Joseph Spirit Wear t-shirts with uniform bottoms on Wednesday, September 21st.

Grandparents' Day at St. Joseph School

Grandparents’ Day Mass on Friday, September 23 at 9:30. Students will meet up with their grandparent(s) in the church. If your child doesn’t have a grandparent that can join them, a “Grand-friend” is welcome to come. After Mass, the Grandparents are invited to visit their grandchildren’s classrooms from 10:30 until 12:00 noon. At noon our regular school schedule will resume. This is always a very special day at St. Joseph School and such a pleasure to meet all the Grandparents and Grand-friends!

Students may bring in a board game or card game to play during the class visits.

Mass Offering

Just a reminder that if your child would like to bring money to put in the collection basket at Mass, they may bring it on Mondays or Tuesdays before Mass. I have collection envelopes in the classroom for them to use. Students may also write a special prayer intention and put in the collection basket.

September Mass Offerings will be given to the Buddy House.

Ice Cream at Lunch

Ice cream may be purchased on Wednesdays and Fridays for 2nd grade students.


Please remember to pack a snack for your child. We are always grateful for snacks given to the class for when one doesn't have a snack. We don't want anyone left out. Thanks! :)

Scholastic Book Orders

We are currently taking orders from the September Scholastic Book Order Catalogs. You may purchase books for your child by ordering online or sending in the order form along with check payable to Scholastic. Your purchases give our class points to purchase books for our classroom library. All Scholastic orders are due Friday, September 30th.

Contact the Teacher

You may access this newsletter from my webpage at anytime. You may contact me through my webpage or directly at kparker@stjosephschoolbg.org.

I am so blessed to have such wonderful students and parents. Please let me know if you have questions or concerns. Thank you for all you do!