• Welcome to Second Grade!

     
     2nd grade pic
     

    Policies and Procedures

     

    Second Grade

    Policies and Procedures

    Requested Supplies:

    • pencil box large enough to hold crayons and markers ( 5” by 8”, please)
    • package of #2 pencils (to be shared)
    • box of tissues

     

    Bring Everyday:

    • book bag
    • homework folder (We will supply the folder.)
    • reading log
    • healthy snack (peanut/tree nut free)
    • lunch/money

     

    Parent/Teacher Relationship:

    We believe that a good parent-teacher relationship is necessary for maximum school success.  Throughout the year we will communicate with you through notes, telephone calls, e-mail, newsletters, progress reports and parent-teacher conferences.  We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns at any time.  We are also available for additional conferences by appointment.

          Mrs. Heston
          610-205-3714
          kheston@umasd.org
     
          Mrs. Houk 
          610-205-3715
          lhouk@umasd.org
     
           Mrs. Laudermilch
           610-205-3717 
     
           Mrs. Lewis
           610-205-3718
           klewis@umasd.org      

     

    School Attendance/Absences:

    Your child's regular and prompt attendance at school is crucial to his/her success.  Please view school as a priority, and see to it that your child attends everyday except in cases of illness and emergency.   If your child is absent, please call the Candlebrook office at 610-205-3702. Please remember to include an absence note when your child returns.

     

    School Hours:

    8:40 - Doors open

    8:50 - Class begins

    3:30 - Students dismiss

     

    Notes:

    Notes are needed for early dismissals as well as ANY change in dismissal (different mode of transportation, different person picking up the child, going home with a friend, or taking a friend home).  If a child is to go home with a friend, we need a written note from both families.  Without a written note, your child will be sent home by his/her usual method of transportation. 

     

    Money:

    On occasion it will be necessary for your child to bring money to school.  Always send money in a sealed envelope with the following information written on it:

    1.      Your child's first and last name

    2.      The amount of money

    3.      The purpose for the money

    4.      Teacher name

     

    Book Orders:

    Your child will be bringing home a Book Order form about once a month.  These orders are provided as a convenient way for parents to buy quality books for their child at a low price.  Of course, you are not under any obligation to order.

     

    Birthdays:

    We are continuing our District’s Health and Wellness Policy as required by Federal and State regulations. In place of a special treat, you and your child may choose to purchase a game or book for the classroom in honor of his/her birthday. Children with summer birthdays will have a special day set aside for them in June.

     

    Homework Folder:

    Your child will be given a folder on the first day of school.  It must go home with your child every evening and come back to school each morning.  The folder will contain important news, notices, completed work, community activity information, homework, etc.  Each night, please sit with your child and remove any completed papers or notes for home from the folder.   Any forms or notes from home that need to be returned to school should be placed in the folder.

     

    Homework:

    Homework will be assigned regularly Monday through Friday.  Please sign the reading log each evening. Homework includes at least 15 minutes of reading, math fact practice and/or a math worksheet, and spelling practice. 

     

    Snack:

    Send a healthy snack (peanut/tree nut free) to school with your child every day.  Please keep the snacks very simple (pretzels, cubes of cheese, crackers, etc.)  Our break is very short so please keep this in mind when choosing a snack.  We have a water fountain, so drinks are not necessary.  If you do choose to send a drink, please send a bottle of water or something spill-proof.

     

    Specials:

    The children will participate in Library, Art, Gym, Health/Guidance and Music.  Please remind your child to wear sneakers on Gym day and to return their Library books the day before Library.

     

    We are looking forward to a successful partnership and a tremendous school year!

     

                                                                   Second Grade Team