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Welcome to 2nd grade!

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We are looking forward to a great year at StJP in Second Grade and getting to know your child. If we all work together we can get the most from the school year and make lots of memories along the way. The following information should be helpful now and as the year progresses. If you have any additional questions that cannot be answered by the Parent/Student Handbook please feel free to contact us.

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Week of: September 18, 2017

We are collecting Box Tops all year!
Stationary Fee- $15
Complete Student Information Handout
Tuesday- Library and Technology (please have library book in school each Tuesday)
Thursday- Physical Education (please wear gym uniform and sneakers)
Friday- Art and Music
Don't miss the second grade in action. Follow us on Instagram- @stjp2ndgrade

Religion-Study for chapter 1 test tomorrow
ELA- Complete day 1 of story 1 in comprehension folder
Math- Do P13 in practice book
Book Orders- Room 7- 9/22
Room 9- 9/25
Continue to cover any books that still need to be covered


Math- do P15 in practice book
Religion-study the prayer of the Holy Spirit
Reading-Day 2 of Story 1 in Comprehension folder
Spelling-write lesson 2 spelling words in rainbow colors.
Book Order - Room 7 due Friday 9/22
Room 9 due Monday 9/25

Religion-read study sheet (in study book) with an adult
Spelling-write lesson 2 spelling words in all Capital Letters
Reading- Day 3 of Story 1 in comprehension folder
Math- P17 in practice book. Chapter 1 test tomorrow

Spelling- Lesson 1 Test tomorrow
Religion-Read Prayer of the Holy Spirit with an adult
Math- P9 in Math practice book
*please send in an old shirt for your child to use as an art shirt
*work on covering journal with pictures
*bring in a book to read at seat

*Please cover your child's book as they come home in contact paper.
*Continue to cover journal in pictures- completed by Friday 9-15-17

Second Grade Curriculum:

Religion:The Blessed Trinity, the Church, Sacraments, the Mass, Mary, the Liturgical Year, Special Saints and Feast Days, Preparation for Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

Math:Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Number and Operations in Base Ten, Measurement and Data (time, money, graphing, etc.), Geometry/Fractions

English Language Arts:Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening (including grammar--sentences, nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs), Reading/Comprehension Skills, Writing Process, Handwriting

Science: Weight and Volume, The Earth’s Surface, Water Cycle and its Phases, Health and

Social Studies: Meeting Basic Needs in Nearby Social Groups: The Neighborhood

Other:Physical Education, Art, Library, Music, Spanish and Technology

Homework:Should take between 20 and 30 minutes daily.

Homework will be found in their Homework Book. The Homework Book should be signed by a parent/guardian each night.It is not necessary to sign each page of homework as long as it has been reviewed. It will be normal for your child to ask for some assistance when completing homework. However, if you feel he/she is having more difficulty than you’re comfortable with, please write a note in the Homework Book. We will check for a signature and any additional notes/comments on a daily basis. Homework is an informal assessment and will be taken into consideration as grades are finalized.

Each day the children copy the homework from the board. The books that are needed to complete the assignments will be listed on the board when packing up for the day. If a book is left in the classroom students are not permitted to return to the classroom once dismissed. Missed homework assignments will be completed during recess to reiterate its importance. We are trying to make the children responsible and to take ownership for their actions.

Also please be sure your child brings a book to read each day to school. This gives them the opportunity to read independently throughout the day when completing assignments early.


Students will be given ample notice of tests via the Homework Book. All graded tests will be sent home in the test folder on a weekly basis. Please review all test papers, initial, and move the papers from the right pocket to the left. Please do not remove any assessment from the folder. If you have any questions regarding an assessment, please contact me at your convenience.

If a test is scheduled and a student is absent or we are off due to inclement weather, the test will be given the next school day. We have been asked not to give tests on Monday and we honor that as much as possible, but on occasion we have no other options due to scheduling.


If you are late and arrive to school after 8:15, please bring your child to the office, obtain a late pass, then walk your child to the front door of the lower building and have him/her walk to the classroom. Due to security reasons, we ask that you do not come up to the classroom. Thank you.

If your child is absent, please send a note to school when he/she returns stating the reason for the absence. Also, don’t forget to call Child Check!

Please refer to the Parent/Student Handbook for further explanation on ‘Attendance and Punctuality’.

Classroom Management:

We expect each student to:

  • Conduct themselves in a manner that exemplifies respect for each person and will be conducive to learning and growth.

  • conduct themselves in a way that will enrich the life of the pupil spiritually, mentally, morally, and physically thus developing a responsible, caring person.

Each student will have a StJP Behavior Calendar in their Homework Book that will accompany them during day. They will come home daily with your child; Please check for any infractions. Please refer to the Parent/Student Handbook for further clarification.

Daily Notes/E-Mail:

You may send in notes with your child, contact us through the office, or by e-mail. Our e-mail addresses aremmclaughlin@stjpschool.infoand hhector@stjpschool.info. You may also access this address by using the Saint Joseph the Protector Website. The best way to contact us is e-mail.


Initial conferences will be scheduled at the end of October. If you should have concerns throughout the year and need to speak with either of us, please contact us and we can schedule a conference at a mutually convenient time.

We look forward to working with you and your child. Together we know we can create a learning experience that is both enriching and fun!


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