Dear Parents, Friday,
January 6, 2017
Happy New Year!
Thank you so much for the warm wishes for a Merry Christmas,
Christmas cards with pictures of your beautiful families, and thoughtful and
lovely gifts for Mrs. Lopes and me. We
also so appreciate your most generous gift cards - thank you!
We are off to a busy start this year! Thank you to Mrs. Blachly and Mrs. Edwards
for the regular Sunday emails keeping us all up to date on what is going
on. The Sign Up Genius is already
filling up for this new semester!
We are so proud of all of the children in 2D. They are continuing to work hard. It is amazing that the year is half
over. This next semester promises to fly
by as well, we are sorry to say.
As you will notice, the homework assignments are a bit heavier
at times and the children are being held more responsible in many ways. We will add handwriting homework to our weekly
assignments and, on occasion, there will be a reading practice page or two
coming home. Our math facts worksheets will
soon be 100 problems in 5 minutes. This timed sheet should always be a “stress
free” repetition to hammer simple addition and subtraction facts. It is expected at the beginning of third
grade for the children to know their facts.
Our first mandatory parent meeting for those parents of
children receiving the sacrament is next week, Wednesday, January 11, at 6pm in
the Fallon Center. Our class will
receive the sacrament together, along with half of the Faith Formation class,
on Saturday, February 25th.
If there is a conflict, your child may join Miss Halk’s class on Saturday,
February 18th. Please email
me with the request and I will let Mrs. Halk and Mrs. Brown know. Next
week all children will been given the assignment to memorize the Act of
Contrition that they will recite to me whenever ready beginning the the end of
the month. We recite this prayer each
morning after announcements so the task of memorizing will be fairly easy! A copy of this prayer is also on the Class
Pages of the OLL website.
As always, thank you so much for all that you do for our class. What a wonderful year we are having and we
sincerely thank each of you for your support thus far!