This week at a glance:
    - Math: moving into shapes
    - Reading: Cause and effect, homophones
    -Thursday - Student council speeches and elections
    - Friday - May Crowning. Second graders come in their First Communion outfits, class photo at 8:15
    Thank you for your Scholastic book orders! They earned our classroom a free set of Halloween books. 

    August 23, 2017 

    Dear Second Grade Parents, 

    Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! I am looking forward to an exciting year with your students. I wanted to send out an introduction with a few pieces of information. I will have plenty more for you on Back To School Night (September 6th). We will go over iPads, homework, and sacraments, among other things!

    First of all - hello, my name is Ms. Smith. I hope that you had a restful and fun summer. I spent mine completing my Masters in Education at Loyola Marymount, visiting Mickey Mouse in Orlando, Florida, and relaxing at the beach with my family. This is my fourth year at Our Lady of Grace and my third as the second grade teacher. I grew up in the San Fernando Valley and attended Catholic school K-12. I believe in the education, community, and faith formation that Catholic schools provide and I thank you for your choice to enroll your student here at OLG. I know it can mean a lot of sacrifices but I truly believe there is no better place for a child to learn and grow than in a parish school.

    I would like to remind you that students need to be in the classroom at 7:55 or they will be sent to the office for a tardy slip. Excessive tardiness will affect their performance in second grade and ultimately their science or social studies grades as these are the first subjects taught each day. On mass days, students should be in their mass uniform and our class will walk over to the church together at 7:50. Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday. Students wear their P.E. uniforms on these days.

    If students are absent, they MUST have a written note from their parent or doctor (See handbook) when they return. Even if you have let me know ahead of time that they will be absent, they need to bring a note on their first day back. 

    Though students are responsible for writing their homework into their agendas everyday, I will post the assignments on my homework webpage Monday through Thursday. This can be accessed through the main OLG website.

    Our class spent today getting to know our classroom rules and procedures. We will continue to work on this for the remainder of the week so that your students are fully aware of how to succeed in their new classroom.  

    Please let me know if you have any questions. Again, welcome to the new school year and away we go! 


    Ms. Smith