Grade 2's blog

Books!

 Hi Grade Two Families, 

Happy Friday! 

We've been clearing out some of our shelves and have some extra books. Today, your child will have an opportunity to look at these books and select the ones that interest them. They get to take these books home and treasure them forever! :)

Happy Reading! 

Miss Ramirez 

 

JANUARY 16-19

 

Hi Grade Two Families,

January has been bringing lots of exciting new things in the classroom. Other than First Communion, we're building a town for Social Studies and carrying along with force and motion unit in Science. You may have heard about catapulting marshmallows across the hallway last week. The children are asked to bring a small toy car on Monday for some fun experiments happening this week and next. As soon as I mentioned it on Friday, they were buzzing with excitement. Please make sure that the car is labelled with your child's name, and that it is not too big and not valuable. If your child does not have a toy car, they will be provided with one. Some were kind enough to offer to bring two for their friends who don't have any and they are certainly more than welcome to do so.  

Traffic Changes:

As Mrs. Moorehead mentioned in her email, traffic changes are happening at our parish starting on Monday. Unless your child is going home with someone in Kindergarten or Grade 1, please use the back parking lot for drop off and pick up. It is very important your child knows where they will be picked up after school every day. Before we leave the classroom, the class will split up into their pick up locations and be brought there by an adult, so please make sure they know. We will likely be waiting outside in an uncovered during pick up, so please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. Please do not call the office or send an email to pass on the information to your child. I am unoften unable to read my email until after school so by then it might be too late. I appreciate your patience and understanding as we go through this new phase together. 

Here are the reminders for the week: 

Star of the Week: Ava Rose

Monday, Jan. 16

  • Bring Gold Books
  • PE 
  • Return Friday Letters
  • Hot lunch 
  • Bring toy car

Tuesday, Jan. 17

  • Return Library books 
  • Pizza Lunch for Ava's birthday

Wednesday, Jan. 18

  • PE
  • Spelling Check Up
  • First Communion Meeting at 6:45 pm in the parish centre gym

Thursday, Jan. 19

  • New spelling list goes home 
  • Gold Books go home and can stay home until Monday
  • Field Trip Form due

Friday, Jan. 20

  • Assembly led by Grade 4 & 1 ~ please join us! 
  • PE

Saturday, Jan. 21

  • First Communion Mass at 5 pm
  • Please come dresssed in your Sunday best (no play clothes, runners or jeans)
  • Don't forget to sign in at the back of the church when you arrive

Please email me or write me a note in your child's agenda if you have any questions or concerns. 

God bless,

Miss Ramirez 

 

JANUARY 9-13

 

Hi Grade Two Families,

It was like a great big reunion when the class got to see each other again last Monday. From the stories the children have shared, it sounds like you all had a wonderful holiday break. It has been a beautiful start to 2017 with the First Communion Program up and running. It was very moving (not just myself and for you I'm sure), but for also members of our parish to witness your children declare that they would like to receive Jesus. They are very blessed to have supportive families behind them. We are definitely in the midst of exciting and transformative times. One down, eight more weeks to go! Thank you for your ongoing support! 

Here are the reminders for the week: 

Star of the Week: Rianne

Monday, Jan. 9

  • Bring Gold Books
  • PE 
  • Art Club Notice due 
  • Hot lunch 

Tuesday, Jan. 10

  • Return Library books 

Wednesday, Jan. 11

  • PE
  • Spelling Check Up
  • First Communion Meeting at 6:45 pm in the parish centre gym

Thursday, Jan. 12

  • New spelling list goes home 
  • Gold Books go home

Friday, Jan. 13

  • Assembly led by Grade 5 & 2 ~ please join us! 
  • PE
  • Scholastic Orders due today

Saturday, Jan. 14

  • First Communion Mass at 5 pm
  • Please come dresssed in your Sunday best (no play clothes, runners or jeans)
  • Don't forget to sign in at the back of the church when you arrive
  • Please bring your child's baptismal candle

Please email me or write me a note in your child's agenda if you have any questions or concerns. 

God bless,

Miss Ramirez :) 

 

JANUARY 2-6

Hi Grade Two Families, 

Happy New Year!! I hope you and your loved ones had a wonderful and relaxing break and a blessed Christmas! This winter has definitely been a memorable one with the snow and cold temperatures. Please make sure your child comes to school dressed appropriately for the weather. Boots are needed to play in the snow (or ice). We are starting off the year in full swing as we begin the First Communion Program. We start our Wednesday night meetings and Saturday Masses this week. See you then! 

Star of the Week: None for this week :)

Monday, Jan. 2

  • No school

Tuesday, Dec. 3

  • Back to school! 
  • Home Reading resumes

Wednesday, Jan. 4

  • PE
  • First Communion Meeting at 6:45 pm in the parish centre gym

Thursday, Jan. 5

  • New spelling list goes home 

Friday, Jan. 6

  • Assembly 
  • PE

Saturday, Jan. 7

  • First Communion Mass at 5 pm
  • Please come dresssed in your Sunday best (no play clothes, runners or jeans)
  • Don't forget to sign in at the back of the church when you arrive

Please email me or write me a note in your child's agenda if you have any questions or concerns. 

God bless,

Miss Ramirez :) 

 

DECEMBER 12-16

Hi Grade Two Families, 

Happy Third Sunday of Advent! Many of the children were looking forward to lighting the pink candle, and have been joyfully preparing not only for the coming of our Lord, but also for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Let's continue to help them prepare by going through the Examination of Conscience every night this week. This week is also the last week of school before the Christmas break. It's hard to believe that 2016 is coming to an end. Here are the reminders for this week:

Christmas Concert: 

An email was sent out on Thursday, December 8, outlining the details of the schedule for the Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 13. Please make sure every piece of your child's costume is in school. If your child is coming to school in boots, please make sure their have their school shoes with them. They will need their costume for both the afternoon and evening of the concert. Thank you very much to the parents volunteering to help change for the performances on Tuesday. The afternoon volunteers are: Mrs. Lau, Mrs. Woo, Mrs. Chiu and Mrs. Gasparetto. The evening volunteers are Mrs. Wong, Mrs. Baron, Mrs. Woo and Mrs. Villasenor. If you are interested in volunteering, please let me know as soon as possible. 

Star of the Week: ELLA 

Monday, Dec. 12

  • No PE (due to concert set up)
  • Hot lunch
  • Please return Home Reading and Friday Letters (both to resume after Christmas break)
  • Please make sure all costume pieces are in

Tuesday, Dec. 13

  • Return Library books - no new books will be sent home this week
  • 1:30 pm - Christmas Concert Dress Rehearsal - all are welcome!
  • 6:20 pm - students return to school in casual clothes 

Wednesday, Dec. 14

  • PE 
  • Spelling Check Up for List 13

Thursday, Dec. 15

  • First Reconcilation! 
  • Celebration to follow at 10 am in the parish centre. Please contact Mrs. Plourde if you have any questions
  • No new spelling list goes home (to resume after Christmas break)

Friday, Dec. 16

  • Dress Down Day - please wear a Christmas sweater, or red or green
  • Assembly 
  • PE
  • Please bring a water bottle and a snack
  • Dismissal at 12 pm

Please email me or write me a note in your child's agenda if you have any questions or concerns. See you all on Tuesday! 

God bless,

Miss Ramirez :)

DECEMBER 5-9

 

Hi Grade Two Families, 

We had quite the happening week. We started Monday off with a High Touch, High Tech science workshop to wrap up our unit on matter. The children got to see and participate in different experiments. They got to see a different demonstration of what molecules will look like, see some chemical reactions and make oobleck to take home. Their faces light up as all the changes were happening before their eyes. Throughout the week, we've been talking about the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the steps involved. Your child took home a copy of the Act of Contrition and a mini-booklet with all the steps. Please go over these with your child to help them feel comfortable and ready to receive the sacrament in two weeks time. The class is very eager to partake in the sacrament - so much so that it is the only future date revealed on our calendar. Not even Christmas is revealed! On top of all of this, we've also been learning about Advent and how we can prepare our hearts for Jesus' coming. They made a beautiful Advent calendar. Each student wrote an act of kindness that we as a class all have to do together. So far it's been going great! It's also incredibly hard to believe there are only two more weeks of school! 

Here are the reminders for the week:

Star of the Week: LISEY 

Monday, Dec. 5

  • Costumes due today
    • Please send your child's costume on one hanger with a garment bag or a large garbage bag labelled with their name
  • PE
  • Hot lunch

Tuesday, Dec. 6

  • Return Library books

Wednesday, Dec. 7

  • Living Room donation of 2 kitchen towels and 5 men's razors due today
  • Please return your child's Communicating Student Learning folder today
  • Hot lunch orders for January - March due today
  • PE 
  • Teachers vs. Grade 7 volleyball game at lunch! 
  • Spelling Check Up for List 12

Thursday, Dec. 8

  • New spelling list goes home 
  • Communicating Student Learning reports go home

Friday, Dec. 9

  • Assembly led by Gr. 6 & K
  • PE

Looking ahead:

  • Tuesday, December 13 - Christmas Concert
  • Thursday, December 15 - Sacrament of Reconciliation Celebration! Thank you to all those who have volunteered! Please contact Mrs. Plourde for more information.
  • Friday, December 16 - Dress Down Day! Please wear a Christmas sweater, or red or green.   

Please email me or write me a note in your child's agenda if you have any questions or concerns. Happy Second Sunday of Advent! 

God bless,

Miss Ramirez :) 

 

NOV. 28 - DEC. 2

Hi Grade 2 Families,

It was lovely to see all of you last Friday to talk about your wonderful children. It's hard to believe Term 1 is over and we're slowly gearing into 2017! We had a jam-packed week with different presentations and school events. A highlight this week was going to the church to take a look at the confessionals. Father Mark gave us a behind-the-scenes look at the rooms in the confessional and we got a great visual as to what it will look like on the actual day. I'm excited to share some of what we talked about, and the main take away for the students this Wednesday at our Parent Reconciliation Meeting. This week, we'll be learning lots about the Advent season and how we can prepare ourselves for the Lord. 

Here are the reminders for the week:

Star of the Week: TRISTAN 

Monday, Nov. 28

  • PE
  • Hot lunch
  • High Touch High Tech Science Workshop 

Tuesday, Nov. 29

  • Return Library books

Wednesday, Nov. 30

  • PE 
  • Spelling Check Up for List 11
  • Parent Meeting for First Reconciliation from 6:45 - 7:45 in the Parish Centre Gym 

Thursday, Dec. 1

  • New spelling list goes home 
  • Communicating Student Learning reports go home

Friday, Dec. 2

  • Assembly led by Gr. 7 & 3
  • PE
  • Primary Choir at lunch

Please email me or write me a note in your child's agenda if you have any questions or concerns. Happy First Sunday of Advent! 

God bless,

Miss Ramirez :)

 

NOV. 21-25

 

Hi Grade 2 Families!

This week we were able to take advantage of the dry weather, and we went on a nature walk. We picked up a few leaves for different leaf rubbing activities that we'll continue on this week. The class was quite diligent in looking for the leaves they had wanted! On Friday, we watched a Green Thumb Theatre show called "Land of Trash." Many of the children were fearful to live in a garbage-filled world, and rightfully so! It might be a shorter week, but it is action packed. We have a School Mass and an Advent Assembly this week and would love to see you there. Please keep in mind the date of November 30 for the Parent First Reconciliation meeting. An email will be sent this week with more details. 

Here are the reminders for the week:

Star of the Week: BRANDO 

Monday, Nov. 21

  • PE
  • Return Friday Letters
  • Hot lunch
  • Aboriginal Artifacts presentation

Tuesday, Nov. 22

  • Return Library books

Wednesday, Nov. 23

  • PE 
  • School Mass led by Gr. 5 ~ please join us!
  • Primary Choir at lunch 

Thursday, Nov. 24

  • Advent Assembly at 9 am - please join us! 
  • New spelling list goes home 
  • Scholastic Orders are due - Both November and December ones were sent home to ensure that the orders arrive before the Christmas break

Friday, Nov. 25 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

  • No regular classes
  • Please come to the gym at your scheduled time. Please be on time to 
  • Grade Two students do not attend this meeting.
  • Please read the yellow notice sent home for full details, and to book a time if you haven't done so already. 

 

I'm looking forward to seeing all of you on Friday! Please email me or write a note in your child's agenda if you have any questions.

God bless,

Miss Ramirez :)

NOVEMBER 14-18

Hi Grade 2 Families,

This week we learned the seven friendship tips through a presentation by Friend 2 Friend. It has been wonderful to see the students not just practice these tips but really use it in their everyday interactions. We have also officially started our preparation for the Sacrament of Reconcilliation! We have been praying the Act of Contrition daily and have been talking about how the 10 Commandments help us be closer to Jesus. We'll continue our preparation for the rest of the year! 

Here are the reminders for the week:

Star of the Week: JAMES 

Monday, Nov. 14

  • Pro-D Day 

Tuesday, Nov. 15

  • Back to school
  • Return Library books

Wednesday, Nov. 16

  • PE 
  • Spelling Check Up for List #9

Thursday, Nov. 17

  • New spelling list goes home 
  • Photo retakes - You must return the original photo proof to get a retake

Friday, Nov. 18

  • Assembly - Grades 4 & 1
  • PE
  • Primary Choir at lunch 

I hope you had a blessed long weekend! 

God bless,

Miss Ramirez :)

 

NOVEMBER 7 - 11

 

Hi Grade 2 Families, 

It was an exciting start to the week with a fun-filled Halloween celebration on Monday. From trick-or-treating to fireworks and all the costumes, it sounds like everyone had a great Halloween. On Tuesday and Wednesday we talked about All Saints and Souls Day, and wrapped it all up with our Assembly on Friday. Thank you for bringing in the Created by Kids forms and supporting Catholic charities, and the candy for Agape. 

Here are the reminders for the week:

Star of the Week: ANDRE 

Monday, Nov. 7

  • PE
  • Hot Lunch
  • Please return Friday Letters
  • Friend 2 Friend Presentation

Tuesday, Nov. 8

  • Library Books Due

Wednesday, Nov. 9

  • PE 
  • Spelling Check Up for List #8
  • Primary Choir will be today because of no school on Friday

Thursday, Nov. 10

  • New spelling list goes home 
  • Remembrance Day Assembly
  • I will be away at a workshop. Mr. Rogers will be teaching. 

Friday, Nov. 11

  • No school ~ Remembrance Day

See you all on Monday!! 

God bless,

Miss Ramirez :)