Sunday, March 18, 2018

First Communion Reminder

Greetings second grade parents,

     Please note the following dates and times regarding First Holy Communion:

First Communion Parent / Child Retreat 
Saturday, April 7th (10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) St. Martha Hall

Sacrament of First Holy Communion
Saturday, April 14th (10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m) St. Peter's Church

Many Blessings,
Mrs. Deutsch

Friday, March 16, 2018

NEWSLETTER - March 16, 2018

     Dear Parents,

           Please, oh please, turn in your registration forms for the 2018-19 school year.  Planning is underway and important decisions are based on registration numbers.  Thank you!        

  • Penance Service                                                                                                             In preparation for Easter we will be participating in a Penance Service held for the school children this Wednesday, March 21st.  Students will be guided through an examination of conscience in the classroom before going over to the church to prepare their hearts for the Sacrament.  Please make saying Act of Contrition a common occurance at home to ensure your child's mastery of the prayer.  Students that do not participate in the Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation will be able to spend this time in prayer.  We can never have too much time to chat with our best friend, Jesus.

  • Virtue of the Month - Mercy (caring for those who suffer)                                             At the end of each month we have a wrap-up lesson on the virtue of the month.  As part of the lesson, students write down what they did during the month to grow in that virtue.  Listed below are ideas from the parent packet to help support your child's practice of the current virtue.  Hopefully, they will come with lots to share about how they have been growing in MERCY this month.

          1.  Look for those who are hurt and help them.  Sometimes just staying with                       them helps.
          2.  Donate food or clothes to those in need.
          3.  Pray for someone you know is suffering.  It could be someone close to you                   or  a group of people in another part of the world.

Monday – Phy. Ed.
Tuesday – Penance Service & Library
Wednesday - Music
Thursday - Phy. Ed. & Stations of the Cross
Friday - Mass & Music 

RELIGION: I can compare the Last Supper with the Mass.
READING:  I can list important ideas from an article in sequential order.
MATH:  I can use an array to find the product of a multiplication problem.
GRAMMAR:  I can write expository nonfiction (facts and information).
SCIENCE:  I can identify condensation and various forms of precipitation. 

God Bless,
                                                   Christine Deutsch

Friday, March 2, 2018

NEWSLETTER - Mar. 2, 2018

     Dear Parents,

           We have a very busy week ahead!!!  

     Tuesday and Thursday are conferences from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.  If you have not signed up yet, you can stop in at school or give Mrs. Barten a call.  The sign-up sheets are in the hall outside of the offices.   

     Wednesday is our trip to Orchestra Hall.  Please send a good sized snack and a cold lunch.  We will snack before our departure around 10 a.m. and upon returning, around 1p.m., we will have lunch.  

  Students are playing a listening Koosh ball game.  
We had so much fun at our Valentine Day Party!

To celebrate READ ACROSS AMERICA the fourth graders visited us for some partner reading.

Monday – Phy. Ed.
Tuesday – Library, Conferences
Wednesday - Orchestra Hall Field Trip & Music
Thursday - Phy. Ed. & Stations of the Cross  Conferences
Friday - Mass & Music 

RELIGION: I can explain why we call Jesus The Good Shepherd.
READING:  I can combine what I know with clues from what I am reading to figure out more about the characters and events than what is stated in the text.  (to infer)
MATH:  I can identify parallel and perpendicular lines of rectangles.
GRAMMAR:  I can point out a preposition and its object in a sentence.
SCIENCE:  I can observe evaporation and condensation.

God Bless,
                                                   Christine Deutsch

Monday, February 12, 2018

NEWSLETTER - Feb. 12, 2018

    The season of Lent can be thought of as a somber time. I like to think of it as that get down and get serious bootcamp that gets our soul in shape for eternity.  Sarotonin from exercising the body has nothing on the joy Grace brings as we grow in virtue. 

    We will be celebrating Valentine's Day on Tuesday Feb. 13th.  Bringing Valentine's to share is optional.  If your child chooses to bring Valentines, please be sure there is one for every child in the class.  A class list went home last week. 

Monday – Phy. Ed.
Tuesday – Library, Valentine's Day Party
Wednesday – ASH WEDNESDAY MASS & Music
Thursday - Phy. Ed. & Stations of the Cross
Friday - Music 

RELIGION: I can speak with discernment "Is it true, kind, and helpful?
READING:  I can draw conclusions while I read.
MATH:  I can write mixed fractions. ex: 3 4/5
GRAMMAR:  I can recognize when an adverb modifies another adverb.
SOCIAL STUDIES:  I can name important symbols of the United States of America

God Bless,
                                                   Christine Deutsch

Sunday, January 28, 2018

NEWSLETTER - Jan. 28, 2018


We have so much to CELEBRATE!

Monday – Phy. Ed.    **Celebrating our COMMUNITY   -Spiritwear
Tuesday – Library     **Celebrating our YOUTH               -Out of Uniform!
Wednesday – Music  **Celebrating our NATION              -Red, White, &/or Blue
Thursday - Phy. Ed.   **Celebrating VOCATIONS            -Spiritwear
Friday - Mass, Music **Celebrating our VOLUNTEERS  -Uniform
2nd Graders will perform a song at Mass on Friday to thank our volunteers    

We are continuing our NWEA testing this week also.  So, please encourage your youngster to get a good nights sleep and eat a healthy breakfast.  Thanks!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner.  We will have a small party on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13th to honor the day rather than the 14th as it lands on  Ash Wednesday this year.  If your child chooses to bring Valentine's to share, please be sure that there is one for every student in the class.  I will send home a class list to help with this.

God Bless,
                                                   Christine Deutsch

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

NEWSLETTER - Jan. 2, 2018

     I LOVE January!  This is the time of year that the children are comfortably succeeding as 2nd Graders and begin to use the confidence this creates to reach higher.  It is so rewarding to be by their side nudging them further and cheering them on.   I am SO GRATEFUL to be a part of your child's journey.


This Saturday is our First Reconciliation Retreat!

It begins at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Church/St. Martha Hall.  It is a valuable event for both the children and adults.
The Sacrament of First Reconciliation is on Sat. Jan. 20th. (10-12:00)

Monday – No School - HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Tuesday – Library
Wednesday – Music
Thursday - Phy. Ed. & Spirit Wear 
Friday - Music 

RELIGION: I can explain why following the 10 Commandments makes me happy.
READING:  I can discover the author's reason for writing as I read.
MATH:  I can read a clock to the minute. 
GRAMMAR:  I can recognize when a noun is being used as an adjective.
SCIENCE:  I can use what I know to propose a plan for making recycled paper.

God Bless,
                                                   Christine Deutsch

Friday, December 8, 2017

NEWSLETTER - Dec. 8, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                       It was a joy to see the children working together so well as they gathered information from their Gingerbread Man books.  We are discovering that details in a folktale may vary when told by different authors.  The children are having fun exploring each version presented and using many reading skills along the way!  

Prediction, Author's Purpose, Compare/Contrast, Cause/Effect, Story Structure, Rhythm/Rhyme, 
                                Sequence of Events, Summarization and on and on it goes...
                                     Who knew a little old cookie could teach so much?

Important Dates:

  • 12/11 - 2nd Grade Art displayed at the DQ
  • 12/19 - Advent/Christmas Program  6:45 p.m.

Monday – Advent Prayer Service, Phy. Ed., NON-Uniform, and 2nd Gr. DQ Art
Tuesday – Library
Wednesday – Music
Thursday - Phy. Ed.
Friday - Music 

RELIGION: I can tell how Noah and Abraham were obedient to God. 
READING:  I can use headings in a non-fiction text to predict what it will be about.
MATH:  I can use a ruler to measure to the nearest 1/4 and 1/2 inch. 
GRAMMAR:  I can divide a sentence into the subject and predicate.
SOCIAL STUDIES:  I can give examples of how meeting the needs of people requires many decisions and the work of many people. 

God Bless,
                                                   Christine Deutsch