Wise Owls Newsletter Oct.12, 2016

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Hi all!

Thank you to all who have come in and conferenced with me! It is always so rewarding to make goals with you for your child for their year in second grade! I am really looking forward to an amazing year!

Our fieldtrip is next Thursday, Oct. 20 to the Rice Rock Museum. Right now, I have two parents, Marissa Taylor and Irenna Ellis who will helping to chaperone. I can take 3 more chaperones. If you would like to go with us, please email me and the cost is $5.00 per adult. Thank you. We leave promptly at 8:30 AM and plan on being back by 1:15 PM. All students will need to bring a packed lunch that day.

Our very first class party will be the Fall Party on Monday, Oct. 31st from around 1:00-2:00

Remember, you, the parent provide the monies for the 4 parties throughout the year. We are asking for a donation of $15.00 for the 4 parties. If you would like to donate extra for those that might need a little help, that would be great! If you can have this in by next Friday, Oct. 21st, that would be wonderful. Thank you.

On Monday, your child will be bringing home passwords to sign in to two wonderful programs that our school PTSA purchases for grades 2-5. They are called

“Spelling City” and “IXL”. You can access them by:

1. Going to our school website

2. Going to “classrooms”

3. Going to “second grade”

4. Going to “Ms. Wise”

5. Clicking on “my blog site”

6. For Spelling city: going to “writing” on the right hand side, then clicking on “spelling city”, then signing in with your child’s special passwords I will send home on Monday. We will be doing Week 1 for everyone and for those that would like a challenge, they can also try Week 1, Challenge words.

7. For IXL: going to “math” on the right hand side, then clicking on “IXL”,then signing in with your child’s special passwords I will send home on Monday. It is really important to sign in on IXL because this program keeps track of your child’s progress throughout their years at Stafford!

Remember, please do not hesitate to contact me about anything, anytime. Thank you and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Fondly,

Angie Wise

Wise Owls Newsletter Oct. 6, 2016

Wise Owl

Hi there!

What a great week we’ve have had! Your children are certainly becoming “established” second graders! Their reading is taking off, their writing is beginning to make sense and their math skills are rapidly expanding! Way to go! Keep reading at home with your child and remember to send the book back in when they are done. Thank you.

We will begin our study of Geology next week and look forward to going the Rice Rock Museum on Thursday October 20th (8:30-12:30) to enjoy the amazing collection of rocks, fossils and gemstones. I sent home a permission slip yesterday in their take home folders. Please let me know if you would like to be a chaperone. It is a small building so each class is only allowed to bring 5 parents. I will do a lottery once I know who would like to come. You can let me know on your permission slip form or my email. Students are $4.00 and adults are $5.00.

I also wanted to remind you that our first class party will be Oct 31st. We have several parents who will be organizing this and will be planning our first party very soon. Thank you Marissa Taylor, Liza Parker, Pamela Erdman, Melissa Grace and Leah King! The parties are paid for by you, the parents of the students. We are asking for $15.00 from each child for 4 parties throughout the year. Please write your checks to Stafford or send in cash with a note clarifying that the money is for class parties. Thank you.

We will have a Community Field Trip in November where we do not need to limit the number of parents we bring, as well as a Children’s Theater Trip that all can attend. I will give you those dates when I have the details.

I look forward to seeing and talking with all of you at conferences over the next two weeks. We will make goals together for your child for the year. Bring your ideas and thoughts with you and I have lots to share with you as well! If you have not yet signed up for a conference or emailed me about your conference, please do so. Thank you!

Fondly,

Angie Wise