Class 2-4 Mrs. Angie Phelan

St. Agnes Cathedral School: 
A Century of Educating God’s Greatest Gift, Our Children
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."  ~Philippians 4:13

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November's Virtue: Compassion

-Thank you to all who donated cereal &/or rice to our NJHS food drive last week.  We are now collecting food for our St. Agnes food pantry.  To prevent too much of 1 particular item, 2nd graders have been assigned donations of RICE.  This is a great way for your child to live this week's Gospel & be a giver!  Please encourage them to participate.  
-Our Christmas pageant is quickly approaching!  The children will receive song sheets this week--please be sure they are practicing every night & that the sheets remain in their folders for class-time use.  If there are any songs you are unfamiliar with, most of them can be found on YouTube for them to sing along.  This is a great way to help them learn the beats.  Specific parts & lines will be assigned either just before or after Thanksgiving break, so it's best to get a head start on memorizing the songs.  

-While Pickup Patrol is used to report your child's absence on a given day.  A written absent note STILL needs to be submitted on the day they return.  
-After lunch DEAR time books need to be changed each week.  Books can be from home or school library, but should last a week.  I've noticed many picture books that are fun to read, but are too simple and not grade appropriate.

-IXL logging in for specific skills is being assigned for HW.  Keep your log in info in a safe place.

-It's also good practice to log into ThinkCentral on Thursdays to review our weekly story prior to the test. 
-Only a school gym sweatshirt or school button sweater may be worn if your child is cold in the classroom.

*DISMISSAL PROCEDURES:  Pickup Patrol is to be used to report all absences and changes to dismissal. Absence reporting must be made through the app by 9 A.M. All changes to your child’s normal dismissal must also be completed by 2 P.M. through  Pickup Patrol as well.

*No toys, crafts, or sports equipment may be brought from home

*Home access has been given to Think Central (Go Math & Journeys).  This is great for extra practice in math, reviewing our weekly story, or for printing pages when your child is absent or the page is forgotten.  The direct link can be found under Resources.
Forgotten math HW or out sick?  Here are the new printing instructions for ThinkCentral: Think Central Printing Directions.docx


     In order to learn & have fun as a member of Class 2-4, I promise to be responsible by: doing my work in a timely way, listening to others, not talk when anyone else is, keep my hands to myself, take care of my things, be respectful, include others, and treat everyone kindly.  I CAN DO THIS!

This month we'll learn about:

Math - 2-digit addition with & without regrouping
LA -  fairy tales; contractions
Reading -  drawing conclusions; main idea & details; understanding characters; fact & opinion
Religion -  The Sacraments; Liturgical Calendar; The Bible; weekly Gospels
Social Studies - government
Science - healthy habits; digestion & nutrition; body systems


Day A - Computer (9:10-9:50)
Day B
- Library (10:30-11:10)
Day C
- Art (1:50-2:30)
Day D
- Music (9:50-10:30)
Day E
- Liturgical Music (1:50-2:30) OR 2nd Step with Mrs. Gorey
Day F
- Gym (10:30-11:10)
*Fr. James will be visiting us every other week to enrich our faith.

Tuesday (pizza = $2)
Wednesday (pretzels = $1.50) *count taken on Monday
Thursday (chicken nuggets = $2)
Friday (bagels = $1.50) *count taken on Wednesday