•                         The ABC's of 2nd Grade
                                (A Guide to Room 10's Policies and Procedures) 
    Learning and fun take place everyday!  Please make sure your child comes to school on time every day.  If your child is absent from school, please call the Safely-At-School Line at (814) 231-1011 ext. 4555. That way, we will know that your child will not be coming to school. Then send an excuse on the first day your child is back stating the date(s) of the absence and the reason(s).  School starts at 8:10 AM. If a child arrives after that time, he/she will be marked as tardy.
    Birthdays                      balloons
    Room 10 loves to celebrate birthdays. Please give at least 1-2 days notice. We usually celebrate sometime in the afternoon. So feel free to send the treat with your child that morning. Healthy treats are encouraged, but it is up to you and your child to decide what treat you would like to share. Summer birthdays will be celebrated at the end of the school year.  Also, please be considerate of our students with food allergies.
    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me and I will be happy to help. You can call into the classroom at 272-5922 before 7:55 AM and after 3:15 PM.  If you need to get a hold of me during the day, call 231-4119.  You can also e-mail me at mas12@scasd.org. I will get back to you as soon as possible.
    Conferences will be held at the end of October. If you want to meet during another part of the school year, please phone, email, or send a note.
    Daily Folders
    This is where you will receive notes from school, permission slips, school work, lunch menus, and PTO information. The Daily Folder is also a great way for you to send notes to school. Mrs. Antle checks the folders every morning. We would also appreciate the cleaning out of the Daily Folder regularly.
    School ends at 3:00 PM on full school days and at 12:15 PM on early dismissal days. Please send a note if your child will be dismissed at a different time or is to go home a different way than his/her normal routine.
    The school may need to contact you in case of an emergency.  Please make sure we have the correct emergency numbers and information on file for your child.
    Field Trips            bus                       
    Our class usually goes on two field trips.  Permission slips must be signed and returned for your child to attend.
    Primary students do not receive letter grades.  They are working on achieving second grade standards.  When you view your child's Progress Report, they will be marked as Exceeding Grade Level expectations for this time of the year, Meeting Grade Level expectations for this time of the year, Approaching Grade Level expectations for this time of the year, or Not Yet meeting grade level expectations for this time of the year.  Your child will receive three Progress Reports throughout the school year.
    Homework                                                                                                       homework
    Second grade does not have weekly homework assignments, but it would be very beneficial for your child to read for 15-20 minutes nightly.  Occasionally, there will be a special homework assignment. You can check our class website for these special homework assignments.
    Important Papers
    Important notices will be sent home periodically.  Please check your child's Daily Folder for important papers every night.
    Job Well Done
    Please encourage your child to exhibit good behavior and to always do their best.
    We will learn to be kind to ourselves and others every day!  This includes actions as well as words.
    Students have the option to purchase a school lunch or bring a lunch from home.  Lunch menus are sent home at the beginning of each month.  Our lunch time is from 11:12-11:42. 
    You have the option of adding money to your child's lunch account online or you can mail a check to the Food Service Office.
    A classroom newsletter is emailed weekly. It will also be posted on our class website. The newsletter will give you some insight on what we have been working on in the classroom each week.
    Good organizational habits begin to form in second grade. Help your child stay organized with their school work.
    Be on the lookout for information regarding classroom celebrations.
    Just like any other thing you expect to be good at, the skills learned in school need to be practiced.  Please provide time at home for your child to practice their math facts to twenty and their reading.
    Questions or Concerns
    Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  The best way to contact me is via email (mas12@scasd.org).
    Reading                                                                                                                     reading
    We will be doing a lot of reading in 2nd grade.  Please allow time for your child to read to you.  Students are expected to read for 15 to 20 minutes every night.  Talk about the book with your child. Ask them about the character/s, the setting, the problem and how the story ended.  Read books to your child that are more advanced than their reading level.  Share your love for reading!
    Scholastic Book Orders
    Scholastic book orders will be sent home throughout the school year.  This is a great way to purchase books inexpensively.  If you choose to purchase any books for your child, please make checks payable to Scholastic Books. No cash, please!  Make sure to include your child's name on the order form and return the form and check by the due date.
    We will have a snack time every morning.  Your child may bring a nutritional snack to school or donations for a class snack are welcome.
    Students will be considered tardy if they arrive in the classroom after 8:10.
    Talking to friends about feelings and ideas is an important part of learning.  There are, however, appropriate and inappropriate times to talk.  Please encourage your child to follow our class rules about listening and talking.  Thank you!
    I believe that each child has unique learning differences. Therefore, I will be providing instruction to your child that may be different than their peers.
    We are always looking for parent volunteers. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up as Guest Readers. Grandparents, aunts and uncles are welcome, too!  Just send me an email if you are interested in coming in to read and we can set up a day and time that will best fit your schedule.
    Writing        writing
    Reading and writing are closely linked.  This year your child will be writing narrative stories, informational pieces, opinion pieces, friendly letters, as well as poetry.  We will be trying hard to learn about the correct uses of punctuation and grammar.
    I am eXcited to work with You and Your child this year!  Make sure your child gets plenty of Zzzz's each night as we have eXciting days planned for this year.