Email

djames@sainthelenaschool.org

 

Week of January 17, 2021

 

This Week

Monday – Martin Luther King Day; no school

 

Next Week

Tuesday – K – 2 virtual school liturgy at 9 am

https://livestream.com/sthelena

 

Homework

 

Tuesday

Math – pages 345 – 346

ELA – pages 215 – 216

Spelling – complete one Tic Tac Toe activity

Religion – read the Prayer of Sorrow two times

Optional – Seesaw activities, IXL, & read independently for at least ten minutes

Reminder – bring in a book for silent reading time

 

Wednesday

Math – pages

ELA – pages

Spelling – complete one Tic Tac Toe activity

Religion – read The Prayer of Sorrow two times

Optional – Seesaw activities, IXL, & read independently for at least ten minutes

Reminders – wear gym uniform tomorrow for gym class; bring violin for lesson

 

Thursday

Math – pages

ELA – pages

Spelling – study words for test tomorrow

Religion – read The Prayer of Sorrow two times

Optional – Seesaw activities, IXL, & read independently for at least ten minutes

Reminders –

 

Tests This Week

Wednesday – Math (quiz)

Friday – Spelling, Vocabulary/Comprehension,  & Phonics/Grammar

 

Tests Next Week

Tuesday – Math (quiz)

Wednesday – Religion

Friday – Spelling, Vocabulary/Comprehension, & Phonics/Grammar

 

Specials & Lessons

Monday – None

Tuesday – Music

Wednesday – Piano

Thursday – Gym & Violin

Friday – None

 

Parent Reminders

Please make sure your child brings:

-a towel each Monday

-a hat & gloves

-a nut-free snack & lunch

-enough water for the entire day

-at least five sharpened pencils each day

-an independent reading book(s)

-personal size hand sanitizer

-personal size tissues

-at least two additional face masks*

*Note – Please make sure your child wears a mask that fits properly.  The fit must be snug, completely covering your child’s nose & mouth.

 

English & Language Arts

Lesson 16: 

Vocabulary Words

1. knowledge – facts, ideas, or information.

2. curious – eager to find out or learn about something.

3. motion – movement, gesture, or the act of moving.

4. illness – a form of sickness.

5. imitated – to copy the actions, looks, or sounds of something.

6. darkness – without light or with very little light.

7. silence – quiet; making or having no sound.

8. behavior – to act in a certain way.

Spelling Words

1. own

2. most

3. soap

4. float

5. both

6. know

7. loan

8. goat

9. flow

10. loaf

11. throw

12. coach

Challenge Words

13. swallow

14. ocean

 

Religion

Prayer of Sorrow

O my God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart.

In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good,

I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things.

I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more,

and avoid whatever leads me to sin.

Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us.

In His name, my God have mercy.

Amen.

 

Online Resources

 

Seesaw – new activities added most week days

https://web.seesaw.me/

 

IXL – skill plans updated weekly

https://www.ixl.com/signin/sainthelena

 

ThinkCentral – math & language arts resource

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/start.do

– Log On Information

  1.  Go to www-k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/start.do
  2.  Fill in the following information:
  • Country – United States
  • State – Pennsylvania
  • District – Archdiocese of Phil Ed Office, Philadelphia 19103
  • School – Saint Helena School, Blue Bell, 19422
  • Username and Password – (see slip of paper in your child’s folder)
  1.  Click “Log In”
  2.  Click “My Library”
  3. Select “Math” or “Reading” under “Library” (left side of the page)

– Math Resources

  • GO Math! Student Edition eBook, G2 – This is an online version of your child’s textbook.
  • GO Math! Animated Math Models, G2 – Mini interactive videos featuring Curious George.
  • GO Math! Multimedia eGlossary, K-6 – Click “Grade 2” & see visual aids on what certain math vocabulary words mean and look like.
  • Interactive Student Edition, G2– Fun animated videos walking through skills taught in class.
  • Math on the Spot Video Tutorial, K-6 – Fun videos & step-by-step procedures on completing word problems & other skills taught in class.
  • Mega Math – Fun math games intended to challenge math skills.

– Language Arts Resources

  • Student ebook – This is an online version of your child’s textbook.
  • Close Reader – This is an online version of the workbook used in class.
  • Reader’s Notebook – This is an online version of the workbook used in class & for homework.
  • GrammarSnap Videos – These videos provide a review of certain grammar concepts.

 

Scholastic Book Club

Class Page: https://orders.scholastic.com/XMRPK

Class Code: XMRPK

 

Class List

Boys

1. Luca Addesso

2. Vincent Antonelli

3. Jack Borelli

4. Sam Bottcher

5. Hunter Cooney

6. R.J. DeOrzio

7. Ben Guenther

8. Jack Santana

9. Michael Traver

10. Liam Yun

Girls

11. Kaitlyn Buckley

12. Emma Farrell

13. Anna Filoreto

14. Imogen Foley

15. Aubrey Graybehl

16. Riley Maxwell

17. Quinn Pantaleo

18. Crosley Richardson

19. Molly Richer

20. Bianca Sheldon

21. Kora Short

22. Alyssa Tedesco

23. Giovanna Van Dam

24. Vivienne Williams

 

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Dear Second Grade Parents,

Welcome back!  My name is Mrs. Danielle Fitzgerald James and I am privileged and delighted to be your child’s teacher.   Second grade is a busy, exciting year.  Our children will grow academically as they learn many new and wonderful things.  Together we will support their spiritual growth as they prepare to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.  I am excited to enjoy this memorable journey together with you.

This will be a year like no other.  I am optimistic that the plans put in place will foster a safe, supportive, and positive learning environment.  Much forethought has gone into welcoming our students back into the building and our classrooms.  Thank you in advance for supporting the protocols that have been put into place surrounding the safety needs of our children. Please read the Back to School Best Practices, Policies, and Procedures, developed by the Saint Helena School Task Force Committee, that was sent out via email.  The handbook contains information that is not touched upon in this letter.

  • It is important to check your children’s temperature before sending them to school. Temperature checks will be conducted on each student before entering the building and anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or above will be sent home.
  • Masks are required to be worn by students and staff at all times, with the exception of ten minutes in the morning, while eating lunch and during recess, and ten minutes in the afternoon. Social distancing will be practiced during these mask breaks.
  • Students will remain in their classroom cohorts all day. Our classroom desks and frequently touched areas will be cleaned multiple times a day.  Children will be using their own supplies and will not be permitted to share.  The water fountains in the building are inoperable, so we ask that each student bring a large, spill-proof water bottle daily.

School Supplies

  • Zippered pencil case
  • Six sharpened #2 pencils
  • 2 erasers
  • Art box (clear, shoe box size)
  • Box of magic markers
  • Box of crayons (no larger than a 24 pack)
  • 2 Elmer’s Large Glue Sticks
  • Bottle of Elmer’s or Crayola Liquid Glue
  • Art smock or tee shirt
  • 1 or 2 activity or coloring books (for indoor recess)
  • 2 silent reading books
  • 2 individual packs of tissues
  • 2 bottles of hand sanitizer (small, individual size)
  • 3 masks (in case mask is lost, breaks, becomes dirty, etc.)
  • Container of disinfecting wipes
  • Package of small, brown paper bags
  • Large, spill-proof water bottle
  • Beach towel (for outside snack and lunch; will be sent home at the end of each week)

School-Provided Supplies Fee and Art Fee

Please send $29.15 in an envelope marked “School Supplies” with your child’s name and grade.  An itemized list is below:

  • $7.40 – 4 copybooks at $1.85 each
  • $3.50 – Assignment Book
  • $6.00 – 3 Plastic Folders
  • $2.00 – Scissors
  • $10.25 – Scholastic News Week, Scholastic Election Booklet, and Science Spin

Also, please send $20.00 in a separate envelope marked “Art Fee” with your child’s name and grade.  If you are writing a check, please make it payable to Saint Helena School.

Homework

Children will now copy homework in their assignment book daily. Please sign the assignment book each night. Your signature tells me that the homework has been checked for accuracy and completion. Homework is a review of that day’s school work and should take about 30 minutes to complete. If your child is having difficulty with that night’s assignment, please write me a note in their assignment book. Any loose homework papers will be sent home in the H folder. Other completed school work will also be sent home in this folder and can be removed and kept at home. Tests and quizzes will be sent home in the T folder for you to review, sign, and return to school.  Please keep in mind that homework is subject to change as we determine what is most appropriate during this time.

Absence

If your child will be absent, please call the office and send me an email.  Your child will bring home any missed work to be completed and will be given the amount of days absent to complete the assignments.

Birthdays

Birthdays will be recognized and your child will be celebrated, but please do not send in treats to share at this time.

Labeling

In addition to your child’s school supplies, please label your child’s gym sweats & uniform sweater.  There will be no Lost and Found at this time.

Snack and Lunch

This year our school is nut free.  Please check labels carefully.  Also, please only pack food packages that your child is able to open independently.  For example, GoGurts, fruit snacks, and Capri Sun juice “boxes” are notoriously hard for little fingers to open.  No items will be available for purchase. Students need to come to school with a packed snack, lunch, and drink each day.  Children will not be using the water fountains, so it is important that they have a larger-size, spill-proof water bottle.    Please pack a beach towel to be used for socially distant outdoor seating.  Towels will be sent home at the end of each week to be washed.

Dismissal

Please email me your child’s primary source of transportation. If your child will be taking an alternative form of transportation home at any time, please remember to send in a note or call the office no later than 2:15 PM.

Thank you for your boundless support during this unsettled time.  Our Saint Helena community is incomparable and I know that together we will create a safe, happy, memorable year for our children.

Please do not hesitate to email me at djames@sainthelenaschool.org with any questions or concerns.

Mrs. Danielle Fitzgerald James