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First Day Letter

September 6, 2016
Springbrook School
 
Dear Families,
 
Welcome to SECOND GRADE. It was so nice to greet so many happy faces this morning!
 
Although academic areas are being introduced daily, our primary task during the first three weeks of school is to build a caring classroom community in which your child will feel safe and valued. We are working on establishing routines and expectations. Taking time to create a classroom of children who will respect each other and work well together is essential to having a positive and successful year in second grade.
 
Thank you for sending your child with a healthy snack each day. Please encourage your child to go to bed at a reasonable time each school night and to have a healthy breakfast each morning. I’m sure you have found it difficult to deal with an overtired child. You can imagine how helpful it is to have the twenty-two classmates enter the classroom in a positive mood and ready to learn because they had a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast. Thank you for your help!
 
I believe it is important for a second grade child to have time to play outside after school and to have family time in the evening, so homework will be limited. IF your child stays on task, homework should be completed in a 15-30 minute time period. Your child’s daily homework is to read aloud to you every school night and record it on the home reading log. If your child forgets the log just write the list on any paper. Please sign then return the log every Monday. Also, please check the school folder each evening for any additional homework, have your child complete the work, and return it to school in the homework folder the next school day.
 
If you need to send me a note please make sure it is placed in the home/school folder so that your child remembers to give it to me. If it is just placed inside the backpack it can easily be forgotten.
 
So that you can ensure that your child wears sneakers on P.E. days and returns
library books each week, here is our schedule:
 
SPECIAL CLASSES
Monday: LIBRARY                
Tuesday: MUSIC  
Wednesday: P.E. & Health
Thursday: ART
Friday: P.E
                                              Recess: 11:05-11:25    Lunch: 11:25-11:45
School Hours:  8:45-3:15   Students may be dropped off no earlier than 8:25.
 
I am looking forward to an exciting year with your child and your family!
Please write or call if you have any questions or concerns throughout the year.
My email is:  dwright@westerly.k12.ri.us
Thank you for entrusting your child in my care this year!