Second Grade Swag!

February 1st - February 5th

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What We Are Learning This Week

Language Arts: This week,we will be reading Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson. We will continue working on our middle of the year writing prompts and reading assessments. In spelling this week, we will be looking at words with the vowel pattern oo and u. We will have our spelling test on Friday, February 5th .

Social Studies: We will continue our unit on geography. Students will be split into groups within each class to study and create a google presentation on different continents.

Math: This week we are continuing to focus on counting coins up to $1. Along with that we are continuing with our introduction to 2D shapes. This week we will focus on pentagons, hexagons, heptagons, and octagons.

Science: This week in science we will look at patterns of movements such as sliding, rolling, and spinning. We will look at how these movements are alike and how they are different.

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The Art Room Needs Old Magazines!

Hi everyone! If you have magazines to get rid of, we’d love to take them off your hands for Art projects! Just drop them by the art room on Monday. Thank you!

-Ms. Ricciardelli

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Earbuds Needed!

As we are working on our middle of the year assessments, it is vital that each student has a pair of ear buds to keep at school. It makes it very difficult for students to concentrate and stay on task when he/she does not have their own pair of earbuds. They are very cheap and you can find them at The Dollar Tree or in the dollar spot at Target. Please send these in ASAP!
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Save The Date!

Our Valentine's Parties will be on Friday, February 12th @ 12:50-1:50 in each classroom. Our room parents are busy planning this event and we will send out more information as we get it. We are looking forward to a great party!
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Austin PTO Seeking New Members for 2016-2017 PTO Board

Do you have ideas you would like to see happen at Austin Elementary? Do you have a talent like planning, or spreadsheet skills, etc. you would like to share with the PTO? Or do you just want to become more involved?

Here’s your chance. The Barbara S. Austin Elementary PTO board is looking for members for the 2016-2017 school year. Many positions held by our 5th grade parents moving up to 6th grade need to be filled, so there are many to choose from. Maybe there’s one to fit your talent!

Many of our board members work outside the home, work from home, and are stay-at-home parents. So, yes, it is possible to be a board member.

The PTO board’s mission is to partner with the school in elevating the elementary experiences of our learners, parents, educators, and staff. If you want to help make a difference in your child’s experience, become a part of Austin PTO!

Complete the application that was e-mailed to you via the PTO Connect (or e-mail Mrs. Naragon fora copy) and turn in to Mr. Wu or Mrs. Naragon. Applications will be accepted until Thursday, March 24.

Lunch Duty Volunteers Wanted!

We are in need of a volunteer for lunch duty THIS COMING THURSDAY, February 4th from 11:45-12:15! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!

Schoolwide Enrichment Model

To read more about our SEM journey, please check out the SEM newsletter!

Great Expectations of the Week

Life Principle: Respect

Quote: "I will speak ill of no man and speak the good I know of everybody." -Benjamin Franklin

Healthy Tip: Milk builds strong bones and muscles. Drink at least 2 glasses every day.

Important Dates

*February 5th - Spirit Rally at 7:50 am

*February 15th - Professional Development day, NO SCHOOL!

*March 10th- Open House, more information to come

*March 14th - 18th- Spring Break, NO SCHOOL!

Austin Elementary

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