February 15, 2019
Dear 2B Families,
We had a fun filled week with our visit to the Phoenix Zoo and Valentine's Day.
Thank you to our chaperones, the kids and I had a wonderful time at the zoo. It started off a little chilly, but we ended up with a beautiful day. Please stay tuned for some pictures on our gallery page of our website. This place was definitely a favorite for all of us.
On behalf of Mrs. Callahan, Mrs. Murphy and myself, we'd like to thank you all for the sweet cards and gifts we received on Valentine's Day. You made us feel appreciated and loved. I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!
I'd also like to thank Mrs. Romano and Mrs. Ellis for a wonderful Valentine's Day party. All their hard work was appreciated and the kiddos loved it!
Our excitement continues into next week as well. Our second grade retreat is schedule for Thursday. Students may wear jeans with their uniform polo. We will remain on campus, so drop off and pick up will remain the same. Snack and lunch will be provided.
In between all the exciting events, we still are doing some school work too. Ha!
Students should be ready to take their regular weekly reading and spelling test on Tuesday. They will complete their comprehension and vocabulary parts on Tuesday and grammar and phonics on Wednesday. All students should have their agendas and Journeys reading books in their back packs to review over the long weekend.
President models are due on Wednesday. Our Hall of Presidents will be on display on Friday morning from 7:30-8:00 am. We hope you can pop in and take a look.
We completed our Fractions chapter this week. We will review on Tuesday and students will complete their assessments on Wednesday.
In Social Studies, we are wrapping up our final drafts of our President report in class and they will be on display on Friday.
Students continue to do great on their timed multiplication quiz We will continue to focus on 2s during February. Next week, students will go down to 3 minutes to complete the quiz of 36 problems.
Thank you for your continued support in demanding and expecting only the best from your student. We continue on the journey to making them the best soon to be third graders they can be.
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
Since 2006, St. John XXIII Catholic School Community has implemented the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, a researched-based, nationally recognized program that comes out of Clemson University.
One of the main components of the program is Parent Support. We thought a great way to increase our parent support for this program would be to hold an informational meeting so that parents may gain a better understanding of how we utilize this program here on campus.
Please join us on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 5pm in our school library for an overview of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.
As part of our continued effort to protect our students, we strictly enforce the Diocese of Phoenix Safe Environment Policies and Procedures. We are so grateful for our very conscientious parents and the way they adhere to our requirements for volunteering and visiting campus.
Since several new families have joined us in January and there are quite a few special events coming up in the Spring that require Safe Environment Compliance, we are adding a Foundation Training here at school in March.
"Keeping the Promise Alive" will be presented on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 5pm -7:30pm in our school library. Please go to the Diocese of Phoenix Safe Environment page and click on REGISTER FOR A CLASS. Scroll down to 3/19 and the entry for Saint John XXIII School. You may register at the far right of this line.
Thank you all for your help with keeping our children safe!!!!!!
Don't forget to check out Scholastic Book Club at, www.scholastic.com
Our class code is: GMPNP
We are a nut free classroom. Please make sure to keep this in mind when packing snacks and lunches.