June 13, 2017
OLG 2nd Grade News
Thank You & Happy Summer!!!!
Dear Grade 2 Families,
Just a few final notes as we prepare to leave this school year and enter the playful summertime.
First, Your child brought home his/her Spelling Book last week. Please help your child continue to work on those spelling words over the summer. Also, encourage your child to keep practicing their writing, recognizing whole sentences, and remembering punctuation and capitalization.
Second, continue to encourage them to read read read out loud on a daily basis over the summer. They have made great progress this year and we don’t want to lose the momentum. Reading aloud for just 20 minutes a day can make a huge difference in their reading-readiness for third grade.
Third, among your child’s belongings that came home this week, were two red Math In Focus workbooks. Over the summer, feel free to use the unused pages in the Student Workbooks to keep your student’s “math brain” fine-tuned and ready for 3rd grade. Please also keep working on those Quick Recall addition & subtraction facts…10 minutes a day of fast fact practice can make a huge difference!
Next, I want to say thank you, to all of you. It has been a joy and a privilege to journey with you this year as your children have grown and blossomed into wonderful readers, creative writers, amazing mathematicians. Your children have been daily reminders of God’s light and love in the world. I give great thanks to God for blessing me with these beautiful children this year and I will miss them over the summer and next year.
Finally, thank you for all of the support, presence, and prayers you have shared with our class this year. You, too, have been an amazing part of the journey. I am so honored to have had the opportunity to work with you this year. You have each been an incredible blessing in your own unique way, which has made my life all the richer. It is easy to see the ways God is working in you to create heaven here on earth. Thank you for the gift you have been to me each day this year.
I pray that God continues to shower you with countless blessings in your everyday-ness. May you spend your summer reveling in the beauty and playfulness of God’s wonderful world. I look forward to seeing you from across the ramp or across the hall. Have a blessed and joy-filled summer!
Peace & joy to you,
Second Grade News
Can you believe it is already the final week of second grade? Where did the time go? Here are some special happenings that are coming up as we finish up our year:
Spring Cleaning – This week, any and all helpers are welcome to come and help get the classroom ready for summer. I try to do a little each day so it isn’t so overwhelming at the end of the week. Let me know if & when you’re available to come in and help, and I’ll be sure to have things for you to do. Thank you!!!!
Wednesday, June 7th – Light of Leadership All-School Mass (9:00am). Join us as celebrate one last mass with our graduating 8th graders. Immediately after the mass, 8th graders will be passing the Light of Leadership to our 7th graders. It is a beautiful tradition. We hope you can join us!
Wednesday, June 7 – Graduation (7pm). All are welcome to celebrate our graduates at this year’s graduation ceremony. A simple reception will follow in the Gym.
Thursday & Friday, June 8th & 9th – Desk Cleaning. Desk Cleaning! We’ll be sending books, notebooks, folders, etc., home a little at a time this week, with much of it coming home on Thursday & Friday. By next Monday, we will only have school boxes left in our desks. Wahoo!
Friday, June 9th – Jump Up Day! On Friday students will get to Jump Up to 3rd grade. Please be sure to check in with them after that day about their 3rd grade experience.
Monday, June 12th – Final Cleaning. Final cleaning of the classroom (hopefully). Monday will be just a matter of doing some final summer prep for the classroom. I’ll have a video for the children to watch as I finish the nitty-gritty cleaning and packing. If you’d like to come help on this last day of cleaning, I’d really appreciate the help!
Tuesday, June 13th – Year-End Mass & Celebration. Year-End All School Mass & Class Celebration. We’ll begin our last day of second grade with an All-School Mass at 9:00am. Remember it is a full-dress uniform day (that means all students with blue on top). After Mass, we will have a simple class celebration to finish out our year together. Please contact Janet Stafford or Nicole Chiodo if you’d like to help with the celebration.
Remember…NOON Dismissal on Tuesday (June 13th)! Be sure your child knows whether to go to EDC or to the pick-up line. Happy Summer!