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#SecondGradeRocks!

Dear Families,

I am honored and excited to be your child’s second grade teacher and look forward to working alongside you this year. Second grade is truly a magical time! This year, we will continue to foster learning how to learn skills and independent work habits, while expanding on the foundational skills which will allow your child to blossom as a learner, problem solver and caring classroom citizen.

 

We have many fun and interesting learning adventures ahead! Our thematic units will include: Friendship/Building Classroom Community, Astronauts/Moon, Owls, Bats, Folk & Fairy Tales, Penguins, Biographies, American Symbols, Cowboys and both Rainforest and Ocean Habitats. Second graders will enjoy several in-house field trips this year and learn computer & library research skills to help enhance our units of study.    
I can't wait to get started!

 

Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns, or to share happy news from home.

                                                   Warmly,

                                                                Maria Del Rossi

                                                                                      
                                                                               
mdelrossi@londonderry.org   
                                                                               
432-6956 ext 5103

 

                                                                                                                               

Supplies for Success!

Here is what your backpack should be filled with when we return to school. 

If you need help with any of these things, please email me and I am happy to supply! All other supplies should be kept at home for use with homework as our space is limited.

  • 2 glue sticks
  • Two-Pocket Folder (for home/school correspondence)-pockets on bottom please!
  • 1 plastic pencil box (approximately 8-1/2" W x 5-3/4" only please)-other sizes will be returned home
  • 1 box of Crayola Crayons 24 pack

       Thank you for your help with Germ Busters. If possible, each trimester your student should send in:

  • 1 box of tissues
  • 1 container of district approved wipes (see below)

                                                                               

Seventh Generation or Method Brand Disinfecting Wipes        Wet Ones Antibacterial Wipes

 Donations of any size Ziploc baggies (from snack to quart to gallon), any size paper plates, napkins,

and plastic forks or spoons are always greatly appreciated and help to keep our classroom running smoothly.

Please also keep us in mind if discarding unused scrapbook paper, craft supplies and board games. Thank you!


Our Second Grade Open House will be on Thursday, September 29th from 6:25-6:45 PM. Unlike past years, this will be a parent information night only. Stay tuned for more information to come from administration. November Parent Conference sign-ups will be available online beginning in late September. Information explaining how to sign-up will be sent home soon. November conferences will be held on Friday, November 18th. This is a no-school day for students.

 

Our classroom team wouldn't be complete without these amazing teachers!


We are excited to have Jackie Marden as our Second Grade Team Special Education Teacher. Claudia Dunigan will be our classroom assistant this year, and will work with small groups of children for one half hour each day.  How lucky we are!

Our fabulous reading team, Mrs. Blier, Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Walter will offer daily booster groups in reading to students who would benefit from reinforcement practice. These groups are flexible and change throughout the year depending upon the students' needs.  Additionally, we offer support booster groups in math led by Mrs. Russell and Mrs. Lownie. If your child qualifies for either of these groups, a permission letter will be sent home for you to sign.

Other teachers you might hear mentioned are Mrs. Gingrow and Mrs. Kellerman, our Guidance Counselors; Mrs. Ouellette, Mrs. Lovejoy and Mrs. Stone our Occupational Therapists; and Mrs. Blake, our Speech Pathologist.

Our specialists this year are:  Mrs. Connors for Art; Mr. Lohnes for P.E.; Ms. Morgan for Music; Mrs. Lee for Math Enrichment; Mrs.Mercier for Computer Lab; and Mrs. Schilling & Mrs. Dillon for Library.

Look for more information about these teachers on the South School website.
It is going to be a fantastic year!!

  
Apple-Red Snacks & Lunch

Snacks & Lunch

Get ready to fill those lunchboxes!! 

Our mornings are filled with rich learning experiences that require good listening, attention and stamina. For this reason, children should bring a healthy snack and drink each day for our mid-morning break. This snack will be the fuel to keep your child engaged in our learning. For this reason, we ask that you choose healthy, low-sugar snack/drink items. Please also send in a napkin each day and utensils if needed (and remember those water bottles on hot days).

Donations of district approved wipes are always appreciated and help keep our tables germ-free for snacking!   

Second graders eat lunch in the cafeteria each day.  Recess begins at 12:15 for second grade, followed by lunch at 12:40.

We need your help!!  Please send any money for lunch, milk, etc. in a sealed labeled envelope or baggy. Money can be sent in weekly/monthly and accounts can be managed online as well. Keep in mind if we have a snow day, the hot lunch menu may change the following school day.  If your child has dietary restrictions you may want to consider sending in a cold lunch on the day following a snow day.

Thank you in advance for your help!

 

 

 School Bus

Arrivals and Dismissals

Our school day begins as students enter the classroom at 8:45 AM (supervised drop-off begins at 8:30 AM) and ends at 3:05 P. M.  If you need to dismiss your child for an appointment, please keep in mind that in second grade the last period is our writing block and students are working right up until the bell.

If your child will be dismissed on a regular basis, please fill out a form with the front office.

 
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