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Second Grade Parent Orientation Session. September 2013. Communication. To be posted on Second Grade Web Page : Parent Letters Sharing Schedules Field Trip Notices Permission Slips Increased Independence. Second Graders are working toward :

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To be posted on Second Grade Web Page:

  • Parent Letters
  • Sharing Schedules
  • Field Trip Notices
  • Permission Slips

increased independence
Increased Independence

Second Graders are working toward:

  • Unpacking their belongings in homeroom
  • Taking responsibility for getting homework to school and home
  • Packing themselves up at home and school
  • Tying their own shoes…music every day
  • Planning appropriate clothing choices for the daily schedule
school arrival time
School Arrival Time
  • Students may enter the classroom at 8:10 a.m.
  • Students do much better when they are unpacked and settled before 8:25 a.m.
  • Children who arrive after 8:25 a.m. must sign in through the Manse office before entering the homeroom class.
  • Children are accompanied by a teacher to the second grade check out area or to the bus group.
  • Please inform the LS office, in writing, of designated drivers for your child.
  • If your child is not picked up by 3:30 p.m., they must go to the After School Program and must be registered. Please fill out these forms – just in case!
  • Please inform the LS office in the morning if your child is sick.
  • With advance notice, teachers will work to gather written class assignments or homework for pick up in the Lower School Office at the end of day.
language arts groups
Language Arts Groups
  • Diagnostic Assessment:

(a) reading, writing, spelling skills

(b) learning profile

We anticipate beginning Language Arts classes during the week of September 16th .

  • Math:

Given out on Friday, due the following Wednesday

  • Language Arts:

Weekly phonics/spelling rule will be given out on Friday,

with spelling quiz scheduled for the following Thursday. Language Arts teachers will individualize specific procedures and expectations by class.

  • French
  • Music
  • Sharing letter and schedule going home
  • Sharing begins Monday, September 9th
  • Alternate weeks by group
  • If holidays interrupt the regular sharing schedule, your child will be asked to present the next school day.
field trips
Field Trips
  • Naval Academy Planetarium (winter)
  • The National Colonial Farm (spring)
  • Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (spring)
snack lunch
  • Children are encouraged to relax and enjoy calm conversations with classmates during snack and lunch.
  • We do not share food. We ask children to return uneaten food vs. throwing it away!
  • Thermos containers are a great way to keep food warm. We do not have access to a microwave.
  • We have flatware to share with the children when needed.
  • We encourage the use of re-usable water bottles.
  • Bus students are allowed to eat a small snack prior to getting on the bus as they may not eat while on the bus.
dressing for the weather
Dressing for the Weather
  • We go outside every day.
  • We walk all around campus between classes regardless of weather.
  • Sweater/sweatshirt left at school is welcome.
  • As long as it is not raining hard, we try to go out for at least some part of recess.
  • We welcome special class treats to celebrate birthdays.
  • Please contact your homeroom teacher to arrange the best time for a special class treat and to learn specific food allergies.
  • Children with food allergies may have an approved special treat provided by their parent, if needed.
food allergies
Food Allergies
  • Mahoney homeroom is Severe Allergy
  • Parker homeroom is Allergy Sensitive
  • Morgan homeroom is Allergy Sensitive

Designated “nut table”, hand-washing before and after eating; table wiped down following snack and/or lunch.

second grade parent liaison alicia adams and anna wood
Second Grade Parent Liaison:Alicia Adams and Anna Wood


Mahoney HR: PetaDemuren (Gabi)

Morgan HR: Katrina Williams (Christopher)

Parker HR: Allèna Johnson (Mikah)