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Second Grade Newsletter No 16

December 4-8, 2017

Mrs. Owens | (916) 331-7377 ext. 3231

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Dear Parents,

ATTENTION PARENTS:  Friday, December 22, is an early dismissal day at 12:00 pm.  The offices will close at 12:00 pm and there will be no daycare.  Please make sure and pick up your child at 12:00 pm sharp!  Thank you!

Another Scholastic Reading Club will go home this week in order to get it back in time for Christmas.  There are many wonderful choices.  If you would like to make your order a surprise for Christmas presents, please let me know and I will put the order in a bag or box and put it in the office for you to pick up when the order comes in.  Please send in the order form and payment made out to Scholastic Reading Club or send cash or order online using our special code (LFHTY) that will be on the order form by this Friday by midnight.  What a fun and delightful way to surprise your children!

Progress reports were emailed last Wednesday, on November 29.  Please confirm and respond to the email to let me know you received it.  I had one parent confirm that they received it.  If you did not receive it then please check with the office to make sure your correct email is in Jupiter.  Jupitered is our main way of communicating with the parents.  Thank you!

Pig Race Day will be on this Wednesday, December 6, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm in the gym. The list of teams for the pig races was sent home last week.  The children are to wear their team color on Pig Race Day.  The 9 top sellers of the school will be given a school pig to use for the race.  We had three winners chosen to race a pig for the pig race day and they were Angelina, Nikita, and Kaleb. 

Thank you!

Dear TCS Parents,

We are looking for volunteers to help with one of the most popular events of the school year – The Pig Races! We would be so blessed if you could come and lend a hand on Wednesday, Dec. 6th. We begin set-up in the gym at 8:30 and the Pig Races get started at 10:00. There are lots of easy-to-do tasks and we have almost as much fun setting up as we do at the event. We are always finished before lunchtime but you don’t have to be available for the entire 3 hours in order to help. We hope to see you there!

Congratulations to our top 9 sellers for the Frozen Food Fundraiser:




Amount Sold



Logan P.




Kaleb H.




Katie P.




 Alexandra M.




Will S.




Stephen M.




Nikita K.




Angelina M.




Christofer T.


Congratulations to the two highest winners for being the “Teacher for the Day” and they were Angelina and Nikita!  They enjoyed being the “Teacher for the Day” this past week along with their goodies!  What a great job they did!

Our next field trip will be to the Jelly Belly Factory on Monday, December 11, from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm.  

Please remember to send your child’s booster seat and a sack lunch with disposable drinks or $ to buy lunch in the Jelly Belly Cafe.  Dress casual nice for a walking tour.  Please remember to send in your current copies of your insurance and driver’s license that was due last Monday.  I will need it by Tuesday (tomorrow) to have time to organize everything to give to the office by Wednesday.  Thank you!

The Christmas concert is on Tuesday, December 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.  Invite your family and friends to this wonderful evening of music and singing!

Students Must bring their instruments Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday of this week.

Cowboy hats are needed by tomorrow on Tuesday.

Cookies & Drinks needed for Christmas Concert

For refreshments please bring:

Dress Attire & Punctuality

For middle school:

All middle school students must arrive at 6:30 P.M.  

Please do not be late; this is a big part of their Music grade.

The flyer for the Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser went home last week.  Please send in your $ for your tickets to the office for a fun evening if you would like to attend.

Wednesday, December 20, will be a late start @ 9:25 am instead of 8:25 am for school.  Students can be dropped off at the G Building by 8:00 am at no charge.

Christmas Pizza Party - Friday, December 22, 10:45 am - 11:45 am - The children will have a pizza party.  Please send in $3.00 (cash only) with your child by this Friday to pay for the pizza.  We need some parents to volunteer to send in small water bottles and two fruit platters.  Mrs. Amiwero will be bringing in a dessert.

The children will participate in a gift exchange.  Girls will exchange with girls and boys will exchange with boys.  Please make sure the gift is wrapped with a Christmas label marked “To a girl” or “To a boy” and “From your child’s name.”  The gift should be in the price range of $3.00 to $5.00.

With the cooler weather upon us, the jackets and sweaters are out.  Please label your child’s outerwear with his/her name as so many of them are similar (lots of navy blue) and the children don’t always recognize theirs.  Also, for parents of girls: if your girl wears a dress or skirt, be sure she also wears shorts underneath.  Bike shorts work really well.  Thank you!


Mrs. Owens

Calendar of Events

December              6      Pig Race Day Activities 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

                             11      Jelly Belly Factory Field Trip - 8:30 am - 3:00 pm (Leaving right away)

                                       Bring booster seat and bagged lunch.

                             19      Christmas Concert @ 7:00 pm  All children need to be there by 6:45 pm.

                             22      Christmas party  10:45 - 11:45 pm

                             22      Early Dismissal @ 12:00 pm - No Daycare

                                       Be sure to pick up your child at 12:00 pm.

                 25- Jan. 5      Christmas Break

January                  1      Happy New Year!

                               8      Welcome Back!

Homework and Assignments

Classwork:  Any classwork that is not finished in class will be sent home to be completed and turned in the next day.

Math: Lessons 57-60B

Daily Math Homework: Memorize and practice addition math facts (accuracy and speed) for timed speed drills with a parent.  The timed speed drills start with 2 minutes for 25 addition facts.

 **Neatness counts in all schoolwork and homework!  Please encourage your child to do their very best work in both areas!  Please check your child’s homework folder every day for any papers and notes that may go home. Thank you for your support!


Bible – Memorize Psalm 119:11 by Friday.  Bible test 14 (p. 57-60) is on Friday.  Bible books go home to study for the test on Wednesday.  The Bible book needs to be brought back on Friday along with their student planner.

Spelling – Lesson 14.  Write Spelling lesson two times and turn it in on Tuesday.  The pretest is on Thursday and the final test is on Friday.

Reading - Read assigned pages aloud to a parent.  That parent signs the slip for that day.  The Reading book and the slip are due by Friday in the Ziplock bag for a grade.  It can be turned in earlier when the child has finished their reading for the week.

Math - Practice addition facts with a parent!

Tuesday - Bring recorder to school!

Bible – Memorize verse.

Spelling – Study for pretest.

Reading - Read assigned pages aloud to a parent.  That parent signs the slip for that day.  

Math - Do lesson 58B pages, have your child correct any errors, and return it the next day.

Memorize addition facts!

Wednesday - Bring recorder to school!

Bible –  Memorize verse.  Study for Bible test on Friday.

Spelling – Study for pretest.

Math - Practice addition facts with a parent!

Thursday - Bring Recorders to School!

Bible - Memorize verse by Friday.  Study for Bible test for Friday.  Bible books come back on Friday along with the student planner.

Spelling - Study for final test on Friday.

Reading - Read assigned pages aloud to a parent.  That parent signs the slip for that day.  

Math - Do lesson 60B pages, have your child correct any errors, and return it the next day.

Math - Practice addition facts with a parent!

Friday - Bring student planner and Bible workbook.

Music - Testing “Gently Sleep”; here is a link for blank composition paper.  

Remember to bring your recorder on both Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for this week!

We are getting ready for the Christmas Concert on December 19th.

Download and listen to songs to prepare for Concert:


JOY TO THE WORLD [MP3 - link]   [LYRICS - link]

GLORY TO GOD [MP3 - link]   [LYRICS - link]


SING WE NOW [MP3 - link]    [LYRICS - link]    [RECORDER - link]

**The children will need a cowboy hat for this Tuesday and Thursday of this week and Monday and Tuesday of next week for the Christmas rehearsals and for the Christmas concert!