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Week of 12/9 Updates

Hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas season and getting ready for break! Please see the following updates for the week:
1.) We have unfortunately had many absences in our class in the past week due to sickness. So far, families have done a great job with keeping their child home until they are fully better and no longer contagious, but just a reminder to please not send your child to school until they have no longer had a fever or thrown up for a full 24 hours. Additionally, even if they are fever free, keep in mind that if they are not well enough to participate in a regular day of classroom activities, it would be best to keep them home. We have been reminding the kids to wash their hands and use sanitizer throughout the day as well as cleaning the room as much as possible, but we need parent support as well to keep the classroom as healthy as possible!
2.) The spelling words for the week are posted to the Weekly Spelling Words page. We will have a quiz on Friday. 
3.) There will be an Mid Module 4 Assessment on Thursday of this week. The assessment will cover the lessons that we did thus far in the module (Addition and subtraction using place value charts and stacking--some with borrowing/regrouping, some without). We will be doing a review sheet on Wednesday in class that will be very similar to the assessment. It will go home with your child and is a great studying tool. 
4.) Reminder that our Christmas Concert is next Tuesday (12/17) at 8:30am in the Church. You can send your child up to the classroom that morning instead of the auditorium. Students are allowed to wear their "Christmas Best" that day-- just no jeans, tee shirts or sneakers.
5.) This Saturday is First Penance for all the students who are making it! Please arrive to the church by about 9:45 so the ceremony can get started on time at 10:00. You will be asked to sign your child in at the back of the church and then you can take a seat next to your child anywhere in the front half of the church. Please continue to review the Act of Contrition at home this week and discuss with your child what they might want to talk to the priest about. Thank you for all of your support with this!

Week of 12/2 Updates

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!! Please see some important updates below:
1.) The spelling words for the week are posted to the Weekly Spelling Words Page. There will be a quiz on Friday. We do have reading logs this week as well.
2.) This Friday (12/6) is a half day and a dress down day. 
3.) If your child is making First Reconciliation, please continue to prepare at home with them this week. Some good ways to prepare are: practice the Act of Contrition, discuss what your child might want to talk to the priest about that day, and go over the procedures of going to Confession (see the laminated card that went home last week). 
4.) In the spirit of Advent, we'll be decorating our classroom this Friday for Christmas! If you happen to have any old decorations laying around, please send them in! Please don't go buy anything--we have some old things in our closets that we'll be able to use, and students will be able to make some decorations. If you have anything old or extra, though, we'll gladly take them off your hands! 

Week of 11/25 Updates

1.) Thanksgiving break starts on Wednesday (no school 11/27, 11/28, 11/29).   We hope you all have a wonderful holiday!
2.) Since it is such a short week, there will be no spelling words or reading logs. We will still have library on Tuesday. 
3.) Please look out for an email later today about more details regarding First Penance (Saturday, December 14).

Week of 11/18 Updates

1.) The weekly spelling words are posted. There will be a quiz on Friday. There is also a spelling activities worksheet posted for November if you are looking for new ways to practice the words with your child. 
2.) The Giving Thanks Lunch is tomorrow (11/19)! You do not need to send a lunch for your child if he or she is interested in eating the lunch provided. You can always send a lunch as usual just in case your child does not like what is being served.
3.) With Thanksgiving being next week, I know there will likely be some travel plans coming up. Please let me know if your child is going to be missing school next week or the week following Thanksgiving!

Week of 11/11 Updates

1. There is no school on Monday (11/11) or Friday (11/15). We are looking forward to meeting with many of you on Friday! We are quite busy that day with meetings and will need to stick to the schedule as closely as possible to keep things moving, so please try to be on time and expect to be here for your 15 minute interval! Report cards and MAP results will be distributed at the meeting.
2. We will be getting new math workbooks on Tuesday (Module 4), so the old math workbook (Modules 1, 2 & 3) can now be kept at home since we are finished with them!
3. There will be no new spelling words this week or reading logs due to the short week. Please encourage your child to continue to read for fun anyway!

Week of 11/4 Updates

Some important updates for this week:
1.) Fall Picture Day is on Tuesday, November 5th. Please have your child wear their regular winter uniform. 2A will be having their pictures done at 10:20.
2.) There is no school for students on Wednesday, November 6th (Faculty Religious Conference), Monday, November 11th (Veterans' Day) and Friday, November 15th (Parent Teacher Conferences).
3.) There will be NO new spelling words this week. Instead, we will have a "cumulative" spelling quiz on Friday. The quiz will cover the 4 weeks of spelling words that we have done so far. We will be choosing 20 of the words at random 
(not all 40), so please review all of the words with your child this week!
4.) There will be a Module 3 Math Test on Friday as well. We will be doing a review sheet in class on Thursday. This will be your best study tool as it will be very similar to the exam on Friday! We will also send the math workbooks home every night this week (even if your child does not have homework) so that you can review the lessons we have done in Module 3.
5.) This Friday is also a "school spirit" day! Your child is allowed to wear their school shirts and bottoms of their choice. 

Important Midweek Social Studies Update

Hello 2A parents!

Thank you so much for completing the "All About My Family" worksheet with your child.  Mrs. Cove and I really enjoyed reading about our students' heritage and were amazed to see how our class is represented all around the world.  As we continue on this unit, the class discussed how families have unique characteristics and traditions.  In order to learn more about each other’s family backgrounds, we are requesting that you bring in something small and special (i.e. photograph, artifact, something important to the family, a story/family tradition you share) that represents a part of your family history by this Friday, November 1st.  We have discussed this in class with the students, so they are aware of this next step. We will make sure that your item is returned safely to you that same day.  Thank you so much and let us know if you have any questions!


Ms. Julie 

Week of 10/21 Updates

1.) There will be a Mid-Module 3 math quiz on Tuesday (Lessons 1-9 in workbooks). We'll be reviewing on Monday, and your child will go home with a completed review sheet. I'll make sure to remind students to bring workbooks home tonight if you want to look over the material this weekend!
2.) We have library on Tuesday--please remind your child to bring in their book to exchange!
3.) Look out for an email early next week from Ms. Julie regarding a social studies unit we are working on. We will be sending home a "family interview" sheet on Monday that we hope you can work on/discuss with your child at home. Please return the interview sheets by Friday (10/25)!
4.) The new spelling words are posted on the Weekly Spelling Words page. There will be a quiz on Friday. Again, please review any old sight words that your child is still grappling with. There will be a cumulative quiz in a few weeks, so it's always good to continue practicing all of these words!

Week of 10/14 Updates

1.) There is no school for students on Monday (10/14) and Tuesday (10/15). Since it is such a short week, there will be no new spelling words or spelling quiz. There will also not be a reading log going home, but please continue to encourage your child to read every night!
2.) We have a field trip on Wednesday to Union Square Greenmarket.
  • We will still be attending mass that day, so please drop off your child in the church as usual in regular school uniforms.
  • We will not be eating lunch until later this day (about 1:30) due to the start time of our program, so please pack your child a large snack to eat before getting on the bus!
  • If you want your child to be able to purchase anything from any of the vendors at the farmer's market, please send them with a few dollars that day (I would say $3-$5 is enough for a treat). They will be responsible for their own money, so make sure it is kept in a safe place!
** 3.) There will be a mid-module 3 math quiz on Tuesday (10/22). The quiz will     be based on Lessons 1-9 in module 3. Your child will be bringing home his or her math workbook over the weekend in case you want to review any lessons at home. We will complete a review sheet in class on Monday which can be used as a study tool at home that evening. 
Have a great week and let me know if you have any questions!

Week of 10/7 Updates

A few announcements regarding this week:
1.) The new spelling words are posted under the 'Weekly Spelling Words' page. If your child got any sight words wrong on the quiz from Friday, please use this as an indicator to continue working on them this week. Spelling for all of these words should come automatically to your child!
2.) The Module 2 math tests went home on Thursday. You do not need to sign and return tests unless otherwise noted. Please email me if you have any questions about the test. Additionally, as a reminder, if your child is taking his or her math workbook home for homework, please make sure it comes back to school each day!
3.) The chaperones for the Union Square Greenmarket field trip have been chosen and contacted via email already. If you did volunteer and did not receive an email--thank you so much for your support, and you can expect to be chosen for another trip/school event!
4.) Reminder that there is no school for students on Monday, October 14th and Tuesday, October 15th!
Enjoy your week and let me know if you have any questions!