Classroom Information
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Grade Two Classroom Information

Welcome to second grade at St. Joseph School.  My goal is to inspire your children to be active, responsible learners.  I will focus on their spiritual, academic, social, emotional, and physical development throughout the school year.
The following are ways in which we can work together to help your children reach this goal.

Communication:  One folder will be used for classwork, homework, and any notices from the main office or from me.  Please make sure to check that folder each day.  If you have any questions or concerns that need immediate attention, please leave a note for me in the folder. Please let your child know that you have a note for me in the folder. If it requires a response, you will have it by the end of the school day.
I can also be reached by email.  Since I cannot guarantee that I will read the email during the school day, please do not expect an immediate response.  I will respond as soon as possible. Our morning routine will require that students empty folder and place notes and homework in specific bins.

Emergency Cards:  Please make sure that you fill out both emergency cards that are sent home in the folder.  Also, please update the information throughout the year if there are changes in address, phone number, or emergency contacts.

Student Agenda Books:  Students will be copying homework from the Homework Board Monday through Thursday in their agenda books.  They will bring this home each night, along with the proper books for homework.  The purpose of this is to teach students to be responsible for completing all assignments.
There will also be a Reading Log to sign/initial for Monday through Thursday.
All homework must be written in pencil.  Students will use a proper heading when completing homework in their notebooks.  We will practice this in school.

Assessments:  Students will be notified in plenty of time with regard to tests (spelling, math, science, health, and social studies) and due dates for any projects worked on at home.  Please check our class page under Assessments for more information.  

Snack/Lunch:  Please pack healthy snacks and lunch, including water.  When ordering lunch, please put lunch coupon (or money on Pizza Friday) in an envelope and label it with your child’s name and what lunch and type of milk.  ENVELOPE MUST BE PUT IN FOLDER. Also, please let your child know that you are ordering lunch for him or her that day.  

Dismissal Change:  If you have a last minute dismissal change, please write a note and place in folder.  Please remind your child that you have a note for me in the folder.  You can also call the main office, and they will alert me as to the change.

Uniforms/Dress Down Days:  Please follow the uniform and Dress Down guidelines in the Student Handbook.  Dress Down Day attire must be age appropriate.

Pictures:  Photos will be taken throughout the school year for projects, displays, and our website.  If you do not want your child’s picture displayed in the school or on the website, please notify me in writing.  Thanks!

Book Orders:  Forms will be sent home in order for you to purchase books and educational materials for your child.  Please follow directions on the order forms.  If you would like to order online, our class activation code is MK9FM.  While there is no obligation to order, the class benefits by receiving points that I can use to purchase more books for our class library.
I am sending home a form to order Highlights magazine on the first day of school.  If you choose to order this for your child, please fill out the form in its entirety and return it to school in the folder.  If you do not want the magazine, check the no box, sign the form, and return it as well.  I can receive a class educational tool for all responses.

Birthday Celebrations:  We will celebrate each birthday with a peanut free treat that you provide.  All food must be approved by our school nurse.  Please remind me a few days before the special day.  Drinks are not necessary, but napkins would be appreciated. Summer birthdays will be celebrated in June.

Labels:  It is important to label all items such as lunchboxes, backpacks, notebooks, folders, sweaters, ties, etc.

Absences:  Please call Mrs. Marino before 9:00am if your child will be absent from school that day.  Upon returning to school, please provide an absence note in your child’s folder.

Electronics Devices and Toys:  Students must keep these items in their backpacks.