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Welcome to Second Grade!
~Mrs. McKenna’s Class~
Even though winter’s chill is still in the air, we look forward to the spring time and all the beauty of the season! Flowers, flowers… oh, I can’t wait for the beautiful, colorful flowers to start popping up!
During this season of Lent, the children will strive to keep their Lenten promises through, prayer, sacrifice, and love. We will pray the Stations of the Cross along with St. Bridget School students during Lent. You are welcome to join us! Please note that the Stations of the Cross will not be held on the same day each week.
Just to let you know, and to help with your planning, our second grade classes will lead the school in a Prayer Meditation on March 29th at 9:00 a.m. in the church. Come and spend some peaceful time in prayer with us!
Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on March 9th and 10th. These conferences are optional. If you wish to schedule a conference, then please fill out and return the form that was sent home. If you do not want to have a conference, then kindly sign and return the form.
There are many activities going on at school during the month of March, so be sure to check the calendar of events listed below.
Wishing you blessings of peace and happiness! Happy St. Patrick’s Day, too!
WHAT WE’RE LEARNING…
Faith – We’re focusing on the Lenten season and continuing to learn about the celebration of the Mass. In the Family Life book, we’re discussing topics including God’s gifts of family, self, life, love, and community.
Math – We have recently completed working on metric measurement of length. Our class is currently learning about counting and comparing money amounts and solving real-world problems that involve money concepts. The next math topic we will be working on is time.
Reading – The students are finishing Unit 4 in the Reading Street series which is titled “Our Changing World.” Our final story in this unit is a legend from Mexico – The First Tortilla. Next, it’s on to Unit 5 with a theme of “Responsibility.” Some topics in this unit include stories of nonfiction, realistic fiction, fantasy, and a humorous fiction story.
Handwriting – Students have begun to learn cursive handwriting! We will focus on lowercase cursive letters while maintaining manuscript handwriting.
Written Language – Book Reports were presented recently and the students did a fine job! We will continue to write paragraphs, letters, and responses to literature.
Social Studies – We are learning about American symbols and landmarks.
DATES TO REMEMBER…
March 1 – Ash Wednesday – Mass at 9:00 a.m.
March 2 – Stations of the Cross – 9:00 a.m.; End of 2nd Trimester
March 3 – Adoration – 1:00-4:00 p.m.; Lenten Supper – 5:00-7:00 p.m.
March 6 – Stations of the Cross – 9:00 a.m.
March 7 – Spirit Wear Day!
March 9 – Early Dismissal – 1:05 p.m. (Parent/Teacher Conferences)
March 10 – School Mass – 9:00 a.m.; Adoration from 1:00-4:00 p.m.; Early Dismissal – 1:05 p.m. (Conferences); Lenten Supper – 5:00-7:00 p.m.; Report cards sent home (unless you have a conference)
March 12 – Grade 2 Parish Mass – 9:00 a.m.
March 14 – Stations of the Cross – 9:00 a.m.
March 17 – School Mass – 11:00 a.m. (Please note the change in Mass time); Irish Step Dancers – 1:00 p.m.; Adoration from 1:00-4:00 p.m.; Lenten Supper – 5:00-7:00 p.m.; Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
March 19 – Happy St. Joseph’s Day!
March 21 – HSA Meeting – 7:00 p.m.
March 22 – Bring your own lunch day
March 23 – Stations of the Cross – 9:00 a.m.
March 24 – School Mass – 9:00 a.m.; Adoration from 1:00-4:00 p.m.; Lenten Supper – 5:00-7:00 p.m.
March 28 – No School – Teachers’ Faith Conference
March 29 – Grade 2 Prayer Meditation – 9:00 a.m. in church (Note: This is a rescheduled date from 3/22)
March 30 – Stations of the Cross – 9:00 a.m.
March 31 – School Mass – 9:00 a.m.; Adoration from 1:00-4:00 p.m.; Lenten Supper – 5:00-7:00 p.m.
April 3 – Stations of the Cross – 9:00 a.m.
The St. Bridget School Auction is coming soon! The Auction will be April 21st at Aria in Prospect. Please plan on attending and supporting the biggest fundraiser of the year for our school!
Yearbooks for the 2016-2017 school year are on sale! You may order a yearbook by visiting www.jostens.com. If you have questions about yearbook orders, please contact Mrs. Fitzpatrick at: email@example.com
ENRICHMENT CLASSES for 2016-2017 School Year:
MONDAY – Library & Gym
TUESDAY – Music
FRIDAY – Art & Spanish
Please remember to label all of your child’s belongings, including sweatshirts, sweaters, and vests. Also, any money or checks sent in to school should be put in an envelope with your child’s name on it and clearly marked as to who and what it is for.
During these cold winter months, please make sure that your child comes to school with appropriate outerwear including hats and gloves. The children go outside for recess most days.
Students must have an appropriate level book (a “just right” book at their reading level) every day for silent reading.
Please consider volunteering for recess/lunch time if you are available. Your help is greatly appreciated and the children love to see you! Virtus training is required before coming in to volunteer for recess/lunch time. Recess is 11:20-11:40 and lunch is 11:45-12:05. Thank you for your time and help with recess/lunch – it is truly appreciated!
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