Wise Owls Newsletter Jan. 16, 2018

Wise Owls Newsletter
January 16, 2018

Dear Families,

I hope you had a wonderful relaxing three-day weekend! I know I did! We are talking about Martin Luther King Jr. and why we were out of school yesterday. Your child may have some questions on this subject and it makes for a wonderful discussion around the dinner table. Key words such as peacefully, nonviolent, segregation, equal rights, sit-ins, protests and Nobel Peace Prize were some that were discussed from our conversations today.

Both fieldtrip permission slips and money is due! The Rice Rock museum is Feb. 9 and the parents going are: Kyle Anderson, Jill Biallas, Karin Butler, Roger Tattersall and Laura Luccio.

The Frog and Toad play is May 11 (we have to pay the fees this week!) and the parents going are: Michael Freitas, Angela Cisneros and Ashley Sanders. I have room for two more parents. Parents who have not gone on a fieldtrip get first dibs. Please email me if you wish to go as we need to collect funds in the next couple of days! Thank you!

In reading, we are also working on looking for and finding key words when reading nonfiction books. If your child brings home a nonfiction book or Time for Kids article, look at the bold words, the glossary, index, pictures and captions. Reading nonfiction can be difficult but with some clues, it makes it easier!

Spelling City, Word Work and Writing Workshop

Knowing not only how to spell words but the meaning of words is so important when your child is writing. Knowing how to spell sight words (word wall words) are essential for getting the basics down when writing a story. If children know these main sight words, they they can focus on their story and the beginning, middle and ending. Keeping a journal at home and having your child write stories is something I strongly encourage. Let them bring their story to school to share and we will celebrate their writing!

As we begin the second part of our second grade year, I have high expectations that second graders will be accountable for their word work in Spelling city. This week’s, Week 11, 5 main word wall words are; one, two, three, four and five. There are 5 word family words on the regular Week 11 list as well and they are number words too: six, seven, eight, nine and ten. Of course, if your child wishes to work on the challenge words for week 11, then please have them do that! That would mean that your child is working on 20 words for the week! Wow! Great challenge to those families and children that want to do this in the New Year! Next week will be Week 12 in Spelling city.
For those families that wish to write their words on paper some ideas are: Write your words 3 times each, put your words in alphabetical order, play Hangman, write your words in sentences or a small paragraph, etc. We play Word wall bingo, word wall concentration, rainbow write and each child has their very own “word wall” that they write their words on each week in their desk.

IXL and Math
For IXL the next month, please focus on areas that you notice your child has not practiced. You can tell this by looking at the “medals” beside each Common Core Goal number in IXL, AFTER your child has logged in. (If you need your child’s log in, please email me and I can help you.) We are reviewing all that we have studied since September as we will be taking our district wide MAPS test in a couple of weeks. Here is a run-down of the IXL and Common Core Goals we have touched on: A (Counting and number Patterns, B (Comparing and Ordering Numbers), C (Names of Numbers), D (Patterns), E (Addition, One-Digit), G (Addition, Two-Digit), I (Addition-Three Digits), L (Mixed Operations), M (Place Value), P (Money), Q (Time), R (Data and Graphs), T (Two-Dimensional Shapes), U (Three-D Shapes), W (Fractions). It is up to you, your child, and your family how much extra Math IXL time you want. Also, if you and your child want extra “paper work” please let me know and I will show your child where they can get it in the classroom.


Angie Wise
2nd Grade Teacher,
Stafford Primary School

Wise Owls Newsletter January 8, 2018


The Wise Owls Newsletter

January 8, 2018

Dear Families,

Happy New Year! Last week was a whirlwind with starting new units and catching up with all the kids…it was also my infusion week where I go to the infusion center for 3.5 hours a day after school, so it was really busy! I am all rested up this week and feel great! I absolutely love coming to school every day seeing this wonderful group of children learn and grow. Let’s keep our room safe and healthy for the new year!


I am so grateful for all of the help we have received this year. As we get back into the swing of things, please check the schedule on the bottom/back of this newsletter. It is a perfect time to email and let me know when you would like to volunteer in our classroom!

Fieldtrip to Rice Rock Museum

Our fieldtrip will be Feb. 9 to the Rice Rock Museum in celebration of our geology study and study of rocks in EVERY Ecosystem! We are limited to 5 chaperones per class on this fieldtrip due to the venue. I took first come, first serve on this and these are the parents who will be attending: Kyle Anderson, Jill Biallas, Roger Tattersall, Laura Luccio and Karin Butler. If you have not yet paid or sent in the permission slip for the fieldtrip pleases do so. Students are $4 and the adults listed are $5. When we go to the zoo in March, we do not limit the number of adults going! All are welcome! Thank you for understanding.

On another note, we have a fieldtrip planned for the Newmark Theater in Portland to See Frog and Toad on May 11th! We have to prepay the tickets and this is due this Friday! Please send in the money (separate from the Rice Rock Museum, made out to Stafford Primary) and SEPARATE fieldtrip permission slip by THIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 15TH. The play is $8.00. Again, if you need assistance, please email me. No matter what, please send in the signed fieldtrip permission slip. I can take 5 parents who have not gone on a fieldtrip first who would like to go. Please indicate on the permission slip if you have not attended a fieldtrip and would like to go. Thank you.


We are focusing on NONFICTION books in reading workshop and are working on looking at keywords, text features, glossary and the index to help us “think what is this book teaching me” and “what questions do I have?”

Writing and Math

In writing, we are focusing on writing lab reports by following the scientific process of:

1. Asking a question

2.Making a hypothesis

3.Writing out procedures

4.Making a conclusion.

This goes perfectly with our reading and analyzing the math unit of data, graphs and charts.

Spelling City

We are working on Week 10 in Spelling City. The word wall words are: pick, does, our, each and would.

The family words are:

night, bright, sight, try and why

Looking forward to a great 2018!

Ms. Wise

Angie Wise
2nd Grade Teacher, Stafford Primary School

Upcoming Dates:

Jan. 15: No School. MLK Day.

Jan. 17: Early Release day at 12:10

Parent Volunteers for Ms. Wise’s Wise Owls

9-10 AM: Wen Jiang (Michael) Every other Week-you decide


9-10: Nicole Robbins (Whitney) Every other week: 2nd and 4th weeks of the month

9:15-10: Laura Netzel (Amelia) Every other week: 1st and 3rd weeks of the month


8-10: Jenny Wieland (Sarah)

12-1:15: Roger Tattersell (Gerald) Every other week: 1st and 3rd weeks of the month

12-1:30: Shane Fuller 1x a month. First Wed.


10:30-11:30 Morgan Luccio (Mia) when available

12-1:20: Angela Cisneros (Caylin) Every other week?


8-10: Karin Butler (Drew) every other week 1st and 3rd weeks of the month

Wise Owls Newsletter Dec. 11, 2017

Wise Owls’ Newsletter Dec. 11, 2017

Hello all!
What a fantastic Culture Fair we had on Friday! Your children were fantastic with reading and memorizing their stories about their family, name and tradition! It was so much fun to learn about each child as they presented to you and to others. Thank you so much for your participation! It was and IS a great beginning to the holidays!
I also wanted to remind you of our Winter party, Thursday, Dec. 14 from 8-9:15. Be on the lookout for an email from Diane Anderson (Belle’s mom) to coordinate!
On Friday, Dec. 15, our class has earned a class prize by filling the jewels in our glass jar for working so well as a classroom community. You may send in a DVD and we will vote on one to share as our “Prize”. This is our second class reward this year! Yay! Your child may also wear their pajamas, bring extra snacks and a small pillow or stuffed animal for cuddling up and watching our movie on Friday.

Here’s what we are up to this week:
Word Work: We will not have spelling words this week. Enjoy your family time together!
Social Studies: We will continue to celebrate our very own stories and family experiences with the other second grade classes this week. Our culture means so much to us!

Writing: As we write cards to our friends and families, we are continually working on editing and making sure all word wall words are spelled correctly, we have capitals at the beginning of our sentences and punctuation at the end. I encourage you to have your child write individual holiday and thank you cards this Winter break and have them edit, revise and get better at knowing their word wall words by memory.
Math: We are working on Geometry. I sent home a letter last week and will again today describing this unit of study. 2nd graders will learn how to identify attributes of 2-D and 3-D shapes, learn about rectangular arrays, and how to divide 2-D shapes into halves, thirds, and fourths. We will learn how to build and draw 2-D shapes, compose and decompose shapes in different ways, and use geometric language to describe and identify important features of 2-D shapes. The IXL strands that goes with this unit of study are the letters “T, U, V and W”. I encourage you to work on these over the Winter break along with adding and subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers.
Reading: Please read every day over the break! What a fun relaxing thing to do after so much excitement!
Thank you and enjoy these next few weeks of family time! Happy Holidays!


Angie Wise

Wise Owls Newsletter November 27, 2017

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Wise Owls’ Newsletter Nov. 27, 2017

Hello all!
I hope you had a wonderful relaxing Thanksgiving week! I was here beginning report cards which come home Dec. 8. But, I did have time to relax and enjoy the holiday with friends. I also wanted to remind you of our Winter party, Thursday, Dec. 14 from 8-9:15 (or so). Be on the lookout for an email from Diane Anderson (Belle’s mom) to coordinate! Here’s what we are up to this week:
Word Work: We are on week 8 in Spelling City. Our word wall words are: their, were, where, through and don’t. Our family words are float, toast, cold, our and thrown. There are lots of ways to practice. Be on the lookout tomorrow for Word Wall concentration to be coming home from your child. Play this “memory game” with them and help them learn our “no excuse” word wall words! You can also make this game with the word family words as well.
Social Studies: We have finally finished our Community unit with the finale being Jr. Achievement. These are lessons taught by a “community member” and is done in each grade level. If you have a 5th grader, you have heard of “Biz Town” which is part of the Jr. Achievement lessons. A HUGE thank you to Michelle Megarry (Madison’s mom) for teach 5 lessons to our class about how the government works as well as money and taxes in our community! Your child is bringing home their “community visits” paper from our community fieldtrip earlier this fall to the West Linn Community. I encourage you to have your child fill out each section in full sentences with a beginning, middle and ending. This is for practice only and may be kept at home.
Writing: We are continuing our Writing and Social Studies unit with our “Family, Culture and Tradition Study”. Your child sent in a rough draft of their name, ancestors and traditions. We are now in the process of typing those into google slides…ALL DONE BY YOUR CHILD! They are learning about the workings of a computer, a keyboard, capital letters and punctuation as well as adding pictures from online. Just go into Google and have your child show you! They each have their very own Google log in and slide show on this unit started! You may help them revise and edit and add their very own family picture.
Math: We are working on adding fluently to 20. Check out the game “close to 20” that is coming home today. Play a version with your child with real cards. Raise the number to 30 if they are fluent and so on. We are also working on knowing our coins and their values. Give your child a handful of coins and have them add it up. If they get it, they can keep it! This is something that is a very difficult concept for them. Thank you for your help. Please read the attached “math family letter” about what we are doing in math. Please know that IXL is an enrichment but useful math tool for your child to use at home. The money IXL is letter “P”. In adding two digit numbers, the IXL is “G”.
Reading: I hope everyone is reading “just right” books! We have been working hard on knowing what a just right book is…a book that they know how to read, that they understand (comprehend) and can retell fully and that they make no more than 2-4 mistakes per page. Your child should also be able to tell you the central message of the story or what the author was trying to teach them. If your child is making more than 5 mistakes per page the book is too hard. Please send it back in and ask them to check out another book.
Thank you and enjoy these next few weeks of family time!


Angie Wise

Wise Owls Newsletter Nov. 13, 2017

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Hi all!
This is our last week of school before Thanksgiving week! Your family will get a week of family time! (I am, however, here at school next Monday and Tuesday if you feel the need to call, email or touch base with me.)

Last week, I asked for each of you to help your child find out about their name, their ancestors and at least one tradition that your family does sometime in the fiscal year. They were to write this on the rough draft that was sent home last Monday. Today, your child began TYPING their information into GOOGLE SLIDES. They are making a SLIDE PRESENTATION! Yes, your children are incredibly smart, creative and are learning a ton about their family and ancestors! If you WANT to WORK on your GOOGLE SLIDE PRESENTATION AT HOME, all you need to do is sign in under Google. Your child knows their account number. It is the P________ number. The SAME sign in for Typing Agent and Rosetta Stone. Make sure and use the COPY ONLY SLIDE…or else it goes to everyone. Maybe you can add a REAL family picture to your child’s Google slide presentation? Also, please help your child EDIT and REVISE.

Our Word wall words over the next week is Week 7. The words are: really, dear, who, brother and sister. The family words are: grandmother, grandfather, uncle, aunt and relative. The first 5 words are our “no excuse” words! They should be memorized so please practice them in the car, at the dinner table, and on paper. Thank you!

In math, we are learning that if we color 36 squares on a 100 chart, then how many squares are left? How would you write that equation? There are several ways:
36 + ? = 100
? + 36 = 100
100 – 36= ?
100 – ? = 36
These are called FACT FAMILIES. Please help your child with writing these in the pages coming home today.

IXL Letter K really goes along with fact families. They call it RELALTED FACTS. I encourage you and your child to log on and look at it together!

In science we are continuing to learn about our earth, the inside and outside and what makes it up…Geology! Collecting rocks and trying to identify them is an easy and fun way to start at home.

Have a great week and a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

Wise Owls newsletter Nov. 6, 2017

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Families, Traditions & Interviews

Let’s celebrate and learn about our families!

As a continuing part of our study of communities, we will start to document life stories of our families and relatives. Throughout November, we want to interview family members. After all, our families are the foundation of a strong community. Spending time with family members and listening carefully to stories they tell about their lives is an important way we learn about family values and traditions.
Assignment One
Photo of my Family
Due: Tomorrow if possible!
Second Graders will be completing an art project based on their immediate family.
Please send in a photo of your family for use throughout this project.

Assignment Two
Rough Draft of your family, culture and tradition study writing packet.
Due: Monday, Nov. 13
Second graders will be learning and writing about their own family heritage how their name was selected, the story of your ancestors and a family tradition that is practiced with your family sometime throughout the year. This rough draft is due Monday, Nov. 13. We will write our final draft in school. Our learning targets in writing are: writing with a beginning, middle and ending and using capitals and punctuation in the correct places.

Hi all!
The next couple of weeks are going to be quite busy! We are beginning a family unit that will be focusing on storytelling, listening and speaking and writing. This is our very first writing homework project. Remember, the one your child has at home and that is attached to this email is a rough draft.

Our Word wall words over the next week is Week 6. The words are: very, because, some, with, and nice. The family words are: clean, please, feast, seem and sleep-long e words. The first 5 words are our “no excuse” words! They should be memorized so please practice them in the car, at the dinner table, and on paper. Thank you!

In math, we are continuing to learn that 86 is written with 8 strips or lines of 10 and 6 ones. I sent letters home last week explaining this. When kids add 86 to 43 they would add 6 ones and 3 ones to make 9 then 8 strips and 4 strips of ten to make 12 strips which is 120. Then they would add 120 +9 to make 129. IXL Letter M really explains this well. I encourage you and your child to log on and look at it together!

In science we are continuing to learn about our earth, the inside and outside and what makes it up…Geology! Collecting rocks and trying to identify them is an easy and fun way to start at home.

In writing and social studies, we are continuing our community with the smallest part: our families. The assignments and unit of study are described below.

Volunteers: please come in if you have not been in a while or email me if you forgot when you signed up to volunteer. Thank you to those that consistently remember and come in. You are awesome!

Have a great week!

Angie Wise

Wise Owls Newsletter Oct. 30, 2017

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Wise Owl’s Newsletter
Oct. 30, 2017

Hi all!
We are having our Fall Festival celebration tomorrow at 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM. Feel free to come if you want! Belle’s mom, Diana, has tons planned for us. Thank you! Here is what is happening this week in our subjects at school:
Spelling: Our word wall words are: into, first, little, many and just. There are lots of ways to practice at home such as clapping the spellings, snapping, stomping, etc. You can play hangman or write them three times each or in sentences. You decide how you want to practice them. Of course, Spelling City Week 5 has several ideas for learning these words as well. The family words are: space, race, once, huge and gym.
Math: Your child is bringing home a letter describing what we are learning about in math over the next several weeks. There are examples for solving the problems on this page so that you can help your child at home if need be. The papers that are sent home with the newsletter are for your child to work on at your own pace. The IXL that goes along with this is place value: M. We have been working on this for a couple of weeks at school.
Science: We are learning about Geology! Please ask your kids what they have learned so far about our Earth! This would be a great discussion to have over the dinner table.

Ms. Wise

Wise Owls Newsletter Oct. 23, 2017

Wise Owls Newsletter
Oct. 23, 2017

Hi everyone!
What a wonderful sunny week we are having! Enjoy the sunshine for sure! Here is what we are working on in class this week:
Spelling/Word Work/Writing
Our word wall words this week are: been, out, know, down and about. It is WEEK 4. There are also 5 family words that are part of studying too. Please go online to practice your words sometime this week. We also did “word wall concentration” in school today with the 5 sight words. Please practice this game with our children this week! We want these spelling words to transfer into your child’s writing, which is “narrative” about themselves. Please ask them what they are writing. Discuss “beginning, middle and ending” with them. Have them “retell” you their writing at school and help them to add “juicy” details.
Your kids are working on retelling their stories to you with a beginning, middle and ending so that they understand that what they are doing in reading, is what they are supposed to be doing in writing: writing a juicy story with details. Please have them retell their stories to you.
We are beginning a new unit, Unit 3, on place value or breaking down big numbers into ones, tens and hundreds. We do this with regular adding and subtracting, as well as with story problems. Some very last pages of Unit 1 went home with your child today to solve using this method. Please return when you are finished.
If you want to try IXL, the place value we are working on is the letter “M”.
Fall Party
Our first of 4 parties is next Tuesday from 8-9:30. An email was sent home from Belle’s mom via me about volunteering. Also, we are asking for donations of $10 or $15 or whatever you can donate to help pay for the 4 parties. Please make your checks out to Stafford and thank you to those that have already donated!

Thank you and have a great week!
Angie Wise

Wise Owls Newsletter Oct. 16, 2017


Hi all!

What great conferences we had! I really enjoyed making goals with you about your child for the year. It is always nice to meet with you and learn more about you and your family. Thank you for taking the time to come in and talk with me. My door is always open! Here is what is happening this week academically:


It’s Week 3 on Spelling City. The five word wall words are: why, when, then, there and our. Remember to play written games such as hangman, to clap out the spelling in the car and to “quiz” your kids orally and on paper. The spelling city website is available as a bonus for those that have computers. If these words are too easy, then I strongly encourage your child to do the Week 3 Challenge Words too. You can find them on my blog under Writing on Spelling city. Your child does need to log in. If you can not find your log in, please email me and I will get that to you.


A packet is coming home with your child today from their math book. We are working on adding coins, counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s as high as you can go, and reading and solving story problems using place value or tens and ones. I discussed with you at conference time about how to break down a number into tens and ones. This is the next step in solving story problems. The IXL enrichment that goes along with this is “M”. Start with number 1 and work your way down as it is sequential. We will be doing this in class as well if you don’t or can’t at home. The homework math packet can be returned whenever your child finishes it! Thank you!


Reading was discussed with every single one of you at conference time. The most important thing is that your child is reading “just right” books…books that they can use their voice to sound like the characters, to make the book sound smooth, to “read” like a professional storyteller with props, gestures and sound effects. They should be stopping at punctuation and looking ahead to see if the sentence is a question, statement or exclamation. You can only do this with books that are not too hard!

Party Funds

Our fall Party is Oct. 31st from 8:00-9:30 this month. A note from Belle Anderson’s mom was sent home via email last week asking for donations of either $10 or $15 for our 4 celebrations this school year. Please make your checks out to Stafford Primary. Thank you!

Have a great week!


Angie Wise

Wise Owls Newsletter Oct. 3, 2017


HI everyone!

What great conferences we are having so far! We are making great goals together and you get to see what your child is working on this year in second grade.

Some of the main goals for second graders in reading are comprehension and retelling skills. Of course, all kids should be reading Just Right books by now! Please ask your child to retell their stories, to give details such as character and setting and if there is a problem and solution, do that too!

In writing the student goals for second grade are writing with a beginning, middle and ending. We began our narrative writing by using the pictures you sent in and writing a biography on ourselves. It is a work in progress this week! If you have not yet sent in pictures for your kids to get ideas about their lives, please do so. Proofreading or rereading will help with adding in punctuation and capitals in the correct places. Keeping a diary or journal at home would be ideal for practicing writing stories.

Part of reading and writing is Word Work or our Word Wall Words. This weeks 5 sight words are: how, said, they, like and what. It is Week 2 on Spelling City. Remember to actually have your child practice writing the words on paper too! Playing “Hangman” on paper is a fun game! They play HangMouse on Spelling city so they should know how! If not, please teach them.

In Math, the kids are learning strategies of simplified ways to add thier KNOWN math facts. Adding plus 1, or plus 2, doubles, and plus 10 are easy ways to learn math facts. If the kids know their doubles, they should know how to add their neighbors (3+3=6, so 3+4 is one more so 7). I sent home a letter in your child’s backpack explaining this more in depth yesterday. Quiz them their math facts when driving in the car so that they know them forwards and backwards! If they know 5 + 8 = 13, then what is 8 + 5? The same!

IXL: This is a new log in math website that I showed the children how to use today. It correlates with the Common Core math Goals. Right now, we are working on:
L.1 Add and subtract numbers up to 20

Please help your child log in to practice these math facts. IXL is enrichment and not required, but I will always let you know which IXL Common Core Goal correlates with our math for the week so that those that want the extra practice may have it!

Have a great week!


Angie Wise

Wise Owls Newsletter Sept. 25, 2017

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Hi everyone!

We’ve got exciting news! Our class will be using VocabularySpellingCity for word study, and your child has access to this great tool from home! VocabularySpellingCity is an educational website and app that allows students to gain and retain word knowledge through practice with engaging vocabulary, spelling, writing and phonics activities. You can access VocabularySpellingCity online by: (and please let your child practice logging in!)

1. Going to our school website on any browser. The kids are learning to use the google browser.

2. Click on “classrooms” at the top.

3. Click on my web page at the bottom of the three teachers

4. Scroll down and find the “writing” section on the right hand side.

5. Click on “spelling city”.

6. Log in under “student”. Please log in so that I know how many minutes you were online! We are on week 1. . The words are: all, but, from, had and have. I know some of you may already know how to spell these and that is OK!There are also five “family” words to practice.

7. Work on learning to spell the word on line and also play “Hangmouse” to begin with. Feel free too explore other games too.

For those that need a challenge, you may also do Week 1 Challenge words. We will have a test on these words at the end of this week. Please do not take the test at home! You may take the practice test but do not click on the “test me”.

Questions: Please email me!

So, we have reading everyday and some kind of word work everyday from Spelling City. You choose which game you would like your child to play. Also, please remember to play some games with paper and pencil such as hangman! They will need a practice spelling test on paper from you before Thursday too as our test will be Thursday of this week. Practice spelling the words in the car while driving, eating around the table, etc. Be creative! Clap the letters, snap the letters, cheer the letters, stamp the letters…you get the idea. The goal is for your child to know these words forwards and backwards. Thank you.

Here is a conference list again. Please sign up if you haven’t already. I look forward to meeting with all of you!


Angie Wise

Ms. Wise’s Conference sign-up Fall 2017

Hello everyone!

Many of you expressed an interest in conferencing early with me due to conflicts and I wanted to give you a variety of times (early morning, mid-day, early to late afternoon and one mid to late morning day). Please take a look below and write either a 1, 2 or 3 in a slot that you would be able to attend. If you do not see a time that looks good to you, please email me and we will arrange a time that works for both of us. I want this to be easy for you and I want to be as flexible as possible as we make year-long goals together for your child!


Angie Wise

Child’s name__________________________Parent Name_______________________

Monday, Sept. 25

7:30 AM Caleb Freitas (Tasha and Michael)


4:00 PM Whitney Amos(Nicole and Rusty)

Tuesday, Sept. 26

7:30 AM Robinson Whitcomb (Laura)

11:30 AM Beau Johnson (Catherine)

Wednesday, Sept. 27

7:30 AM_________________________________

11:30 AM Graham Fuller

2:15 PM ___________________________________

2:35 PM Elliot Bresee-Hainley

Thursday, Sept. 28

7:30 AM Titan Leeser (Karl and Linda)

11:30 AM Madison Megarry (Michelle)

Monday, Oct. 2

7:30 AM Drew Butler (Jeremy and Karin)

Tuesday, Oct. 3

7:30 AM Sarah Wieland (Jenny)

Wednesday, Oct. 4

7:30 AM Mia Luccio (Laura)

Thursday, Oct. 5

7:30 AM Alexis Rowan

Tuesday, Oct. 10:

2:20 PM _______________________________________________

2:40 PM Gerald Tattersall (Roger)

3:00 PM Declan Lombardi (Jana)

3:20 PM________________________________________________

3:40 PM Michael Gong (Wen Jiang)

4:00 PM Colleen Smith (Stacy and Steve)

4:20 PM Amelia Netzel (Laura)

4:40 PM Kelsey Smith (Kelli)

Wednesday, Oct. 11:

9:00 AM Mia (Brian and Morgan Luccio)

9:20 AM Parker (Amy)

9:40 AM Caylin Cisneros (Angela)

10:00 AM Belle Anderson (Kyle and Diana)

10:20 AM Carina Biallas

10:40 AM____________________________________________

11:00 AM________________________________________________

Wise Owls Newsletter Sept. 18, 2017


Hi Parents,

I hope you had a great weekend and are enjoying the fresh rain which seems to be cleaning our air. Today the kids were rushing to the windows to listen to the thunder and watch the rain pour down….one would think they h.ad never seen rain before!

Tomorrow, Tues. September 19th we will be celebrating International Talk Like a Pirate Day! As part of our unit on maps and directionality, we will be celebrating Pirate Day! We will have pirate math, pirate reading, pirate writing, and we will work on our mapping skills while navigating with a compass rose.

**Please feel free to send your child dressed as a pirate! But, keep it simple! Use what you might already have around the house, a bandanna, a white shirt, a big belt, a homemade eye patch…no need to buy an extravagant costume.

Later this week we have our community field trip to West Linn on Thursday, Sept. 21. We are taking a walking tour of some of the local businesses as party of our study on communities and maps. We will depart Stafford at 9:00 (so parents that are coming with us, please arrive by 8:45 to Stafford) and return by 11:30. Please dress your child in good walking shoes and send them with a waterproof jacket. Your child will also need a packed lunch and a snack to eat while on the bus to and from the West Linn community.

Attached is a sign up for conferences. Please choose a first, second and third choice and return or email me back. I look forward to setting goals for the year with you about your child!

Have a great week! See all your little pirates tomorrow!

Ms. Wise

Wise Owls Newsletter Sept. 14, 2017

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HI all!

We have lots going on! I’ve sent home lots of paperwork to be signed and filled out so thank you to those who have gotten it in! I’ll keep resending them home! The fieldtrip next Thursday is the most important paper I need returned so that your child can attend. Thank you for sending this home!

I also wanted to ask if any of you are interested in teaching the Junior Achievement lessons on community? The lessons are all written out and you just follow them. If you are interested, please let me know as well as either contact Lane Kadel (a parent here at school) and/or the main facilitator :
Jennifer Arritola I Director of In-Class Programs

Junior Achievement of Oregon & SW Washington

7830 SE Foster Road I Portland, OR 97206

971-255-4945 – Direct Line

503-312-3036 – Cell Phone

It is really worthwhile!!!!!

Also, next Tuesday, is PIRATE DAY! We will dress as pirates as we study and learn mapping skills before going on our community fieldtrip on Thursday. Maps are in integral part of our community lessons so that we know where things are and begin to understand directionality. It will be fun!


Angie Wise

Wise Owls Newsletter Aug. 29, 2017

two owls on branch

Dear Parents, August 29, 2017

We are off to a great start in this new school year. Your children are amazing! It has been such a pleasure getting to know each new “Wise Owl” as he/she shares about themselves. If your child did not bring something to share then please send something in tomorrow so that we can continue to be introduced to our new set of Wise Owls.

In the beginning of the school year, we take time to build community within our classroom. It creates a positive, nurturing and safe learning environment for all. It is my hope that your child feels a part of our Wise Owl community. My goal is to make every child feel important and special each and every day.

On curriculum night, Thursday, September 7th, I will share with you our year long vision for second grade and review our curriculum. This evening is extremely important for you to attend. Please mark the date on your calendars. It begins at 6:00 in the gym. I will also post weekly or bi-weekly information on our classroom blog.

Snacks and Water Bottles
We have a daily snack time at school. Your child is invited to bring a HEALTHY snack each day. It’s a good time to reinforce fruits, vegetables proteins and whole grains during snack time. I also encourage the students to have a water bottle at school. Water keeps the body hydrated and helps the brain focus on learning. We tend to have students who are allergic to peanuts, so it is just best to try and avoid this in our snacks and lunches.

Emergency Kits
Be sure to turn in your child’s emergency kit as soon as possible. If you need another copy of the list for the emergency kit, please ask the office.

Items needed
Please recheck the supply list! We need baby wipes! Please send some in if you have not already. We forgot to put this on the supply list. If you think your child needs an extra pencil box to put everything in, then please send one in. I may ask for other items throughout the year so thank you in advance. Also, send in your child’s favorite “just right” book from home!

On curriculum night, I will have a volunteer survey for you to complete. For now, if you find you have some extra time and would like to help with clerical work and completing projects for the Wise Owls, please come in and check my “to do” box on the counter to the right of the door, inside the classroom. Regular volunteer hours will begin near the end of September.

Reading Homework
Our official homework will begin with home reading throughout September. Look for the record sheet in the brown manila homework envelope and record your child’s daily reading. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. You can contact me through email or phone. If you have an urgent matter during the school day, contact the school office. They can relay any information to me in a timely matter. I look forward to working together with you and your child to make second grade the best year yet.

Daily Schedule/Specials 1:30-2:00
Monday: PE (wear sneakers on PE days)
Tues: Library
Wed.: Music
Thurs: Music
Fri.: PE
Chinese: 1:00 Tuesdays

Angie Wise

Wise Owl Newsletter June 6, 2017

two owls on branch

Hi all!

The school year is rapidly approaching the end! We have many wonderful things happening right now and I want you to be aware of them!

-This Friday. June 9 is Africa Bridge Market place . Please see the invite below. Third grade has made homemade items to sell and all proceeds go to Africa Bridge. If you want to send a little money with your child, that would be great!

-Wednesday, June 14th is our Portfolio share at 10:45 in the classroom, lunch with the kids at 11:25, then the end of year party on the lawn at 12:05. Please email me if you are planning on buying lunch that day at school so that I can tell the lunch ladies. You will just need to put an extra $4.00 in your child’s account to pay for your lunch…or maybe you bring lunch for both of you?!

-Monday, June 19 is Field day. If you can volunteer, please contact the office and let them know. Volunteers are needed from 8:30-11:30. Thank you!

-Tuesday, June 20 is our last day of school.

I’m looking forward to our last 11 days of school together! Happy almost summer!


Angie Wise

Africa Bridge Marketplace

Friday, June 9th

Homemade Crafts for sale

from 25 cents-$5.00

Third graders are inviting the entire school to come to their Marketplace event to see the handmade crafts they have for sale. The proceeds from the sales go to support our sister schools in Tanzania.

You can bring a few dollars from your “piggy bank”, or ask your parents if they would pay you to do extra chores to earn some money. Be creative. Offer to do something they would really appreciate!

We will be celebrating with Jamba Juice (“Jambo Juice”) during our lunch as well. It is a day to celebrate Stafford students becoming world citizens as they continue to find ways to reach to make the world a better place.

Stafford students, Oh yay!