2nd Grade Newsletter
September 2018
Dear Second Grade Parents,
Second grade is off to a great start!  It is very important that your child bring their own labeled water bottle and snack to school daily. This allows your student access to fresh water without having to leave the classroom. Your child’s snack should also be readily available and easy to eat.

Time is valuable, and we need students to arrive at school by 7:55 a.m. in order to unpack and begin our Daily Language Review. School begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. Please continue to monitor your child’s planner each night. Students must write their daily assignments in them and parents are required to acknowledge this by signing the planner each day.

We are in the process of selecting our reading and math groups. It is important to note that our groups are fluid, which means children may move from one group to another at any time throughout the school year. Remember to practice math facts at home and read for a minimum of 20 minutes every night.

In social studies, we will learn about our country’s history. We will begin with the Revolutionary War, followed by the U.S. Constitution, and various American Symbols of Freedom.

Throughout the year, we like to have parents work with us in the classroom. Opportunities for parental involvement include math fact flippers, reading partners, assisting with class projects, parties, Art Masterpiece, and/or chaperoning and driving on field trips. *Reminder: A minimum of 10 volunteer hours is a Benchmark requirement.

Important Dates:
September 3rd   No School (Labor Day)   
September 4th   P.T.O. meeting 5:30pm
September 11th        Patriot Day, Flag Raising Ceremony, 9:15am
September 10th-14th  Constitution Week (Students will learn why the Constitution is the foundation of      our great nation!)
September 19th School pictures
September 21st Spaghetti dinner & BINGO night 5:30pm (Benchmark)

Thank you for the classroom supplies, your help, and support. The second grade team looks forward to an exciting, busy, and fulfilling school year! If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask any of us! Communication is the key to a successful partnership in the education of your child.

Mrs. de Angelis, Mrs. Manchen, Mrs. Sipp, Mrs. Miller