The ABC's of Second Grade

The ABC’s of 2nd Grade

(A Guide to Classroom Policies and Procedures)

A Attendance

Learning and fun take place everyday! Please make sure your child comes to school everyday on time, except in cases of illness or emergency.

B Birthdays

If you wish to send in a treat for your child’s birthday, I ask that you notify me one school day in advance.

Box Tops – Our school is collecting “Box Tops for Education.” Each label is worth 10 cents…it adds up fast!

C Communication

Communication between home and school is very important for your second grader. Feel free to contact the school or send a note in your child’s agenda as I am checking it every day.


I will be contacting you throughout the school year for parent/teacher conferences via phone or sending home a note if needed.

D Dismissal

School ends at 3:00 on full school days and  12:30 on Mass days.   If your child is to go home a different way than his or her normal manner you must send a written note.

E Emergencies

The school may need to contact you in case of an emergency. If your phone number or address changes, please notify the school. This is very important.

F Family

The students and I spend a lot of time together and consider one another part of our “school family.” Please encourage your child to tell you something about their day at school.

Field Trips

2nd Grade will take one field trip this year. The permission slip must be signed and returned for your child to go.

G Grades

Grades will be sent home after your child takes a test. I will ppost the scores on Fast Direct by one week later.  Some tests and class assignments will be kept in your child’s portfolio to monitor progress throughout the year.

H Homework

Your child will have homework Monday through Thursday. Usually it will be a math practice page, a reading page and a spelling practice page. Homework is reinforcement of skills learned in class. Please check your child’s homework and help only if they ask for it. As a part of their homework, your child should be reading at least 20 min. every night. (Click here to see why!)

I Important Papers

Important notices will be sent home periodically. Please check your child’s homework folder for important papers every night.

J Job Well Done

Please encourage your child to exhibit good behavior and to always do their best - resulting in a Job Well Done.

K Kindness

I have a “0 Tolerance” rule for unkind behavior. This includes actions and words. Kindness is expected out of everyone.

L Lunch

Lunch is from 11:10o 11:45

M Money

If you are sending money to school, please put it in an envelope and have it labeled. Often times a student comes to school with money and does not remember what it is for.

N Newsletters

I will send home a Classroom Newsletter each week. It will have the spelling words and assignments for the week. There will also be a note from me/weekly calendar. A great place for this is on the refrigerator so your child can study the words any time!

O Organization

Good organizational habits begin to form in second grade. To help keep your child organized through the year I will provide a homework folder. This folder, which will also have your child's agenda in it, must be brought to school every day…no excuses!

P Practice

Just like any other thing you expect to be good at, the skills learned in school need to be practiced. Please provide time at home after school for your child to practice their math facts and reading.

Q Questions or Concerns

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. The best way to contact me is through your child’s agenda.

R Reading

We will be doing lots of reading in 2nd grade. Please allow time for your child to read to you. Read books to them that are more advanced than their reading level. Share with them your love for reading.

S Scholastic Book Clubs

Your child will be bringing home book order forms frequently this year. This is a great way to purchase books inexpensively, while helping our class earn points towards other items!

T Talking

Talking to friends about feelings and ideas is an important part of learning. There are, however, appropriate and inappropriate times to talk. I understand that breaking rules about talking may seem less important than others, but I encourage you to support me in the enforcement of this rule, because it does affect your child's learning as well as other children.

U Unique

I believe that each child has unique learning differences; therefore I will be providing instruction to your child that may be different than his or her peers.

V Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer in the school please fill out the form that your child brings home. If you would like to chaperone a field trip please contact me and I will provide you with the necessary forms and requirements.

W Writing

Reading and writing are closely linked. This year your child will be writing both expository essays and narrative stories. We will be trying hard to learn about the correct uses of punctuation and grammar as well.


I am eXcited to work with You and Your child this year! Make sure he/she gets plenty of Zzzzz’s each night as we have eXciting days planned for this year.