November 7, 2017

This message appears in Spanish below...este mensaje aparece en español a continuación)
Dear Barrow County School System Families,
We invite you to participate in a communications survey that can be accessed via our website, www.barrow.k12.ga.us. The survey will open on Wednesday November 8th and will remain open until the end of the day on Monday, November 20th.
Barrow County School System has joined with SCoPE School Surveys to gain input on the district’s communications. School Communications Performance Evaluation (SCoPE) Surveys seek feedback from our staff, parents and community members on how you receive information and whether you consider the communication to be effective. Through the surveys, we will learn whether people prefer receiving an email, seeing a post on social media, or reading about something in the local paper. We will also find out if we are providing enough information about key topics and issues.
SCoPE Surveys are conducted online in a secure portal and take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. You can access the surveys on desktop and laptop computers as well as most tablets and smartphones. The surveys are available in English and Spanish and participation is completely anonymous.
Because the reliability of the results increases with the percentage of people taking the surveys, participation is critical. We strongly encourage everyone to take the time to give us this extremely valuable feedback. Please note: you will need to complete one survey for each child that attends school in Barrow County Schools as the survey includes questions regarding communication at the classroom/teacher level.
Effective communication is essential to supporting our students’ success as well as our success as a school district. Once again, we need to hear from our constituents on what is working and what is not and we ask everyone to participate.
For questions on participating, contact Dr. Ken Greene, Assistant Superintendent Support Services, ken.greene@barrow.k12.ga.us.
Thank you in advance for your input,
Ken Greene 
Assistant Superintendent Support Services
En Español:
Estimadas familias del Sistema Escolar del Condado de Barrow,
Les invitamos a que participen en una encuesta relacionada con la comunicación que pueden contestar en computadora por el vínculo que aparece en nuestra página de Web www.barrow.k12.ga.us.  Se inicia esta encuesta el miércoles 8 de noviembre y se puede contestar la encuesta hasta el lunes 20 de noviembre.
El Sistema Escolar del Condado de Barrow se ha asociado con la compañía SCoPE School Surveys para poder recibir sus comentarios y opiniones sobre las comunicaciones que tienen con el Sistema Escolar de Barrow. Estas encuestas School Communications Performance Evaluation (ScoPE por sus siglas en inglés) les piden al personal, a los padres, y a los miembros de la comunidad que expresen sus opiniones sobre cómo prefieran recibir información de la escuela y si las comunicaciones que reciben ahora son eficaces.  A través de estas encuestas vamos a llegar a saber si prefieren recibir emails o correos electrónicos, leer mensajes por medio de media social, o leer noticias de la escuela en el periódico local.  También vamos a descubrir si piensan ustedes que nosotros sí les damos información suficiente sobre los temas y eventos de mayor interés para ustedes.
Se realizan las encuestas de SCoPE por Internet dentro de un sistema privado y la encuesta solamente tarda unos 10-15 minutos en contestar.  Pueden contestar la encuesta usando su computadora o Tablet / IPad tanto como los teléfonos.  La encuesta también está disponible en español.
Debido al hecho de que la exactitud de los resultados depende del número de los que responden, la participación de ustedes es sumamente importante y les rogamos que tomen esta encuesta para darnos sus ideas y opiniones. IMPORTANTE: Uno debe tomar la encuesta para cada uno de sus estudiantes en cada escuela diferente dado que la encuesta pide sus opiniones sobre las comunicaciones entre ustedes y los maestros de su hijo(a).  
La comunicación eficaz es integral para apoyar el éxito estudiantil tanto como nuestro éxito como Sistema Escolar.  Necesitamos y deseamos tener la oportunidad de leer sus opiniones sobre lo que sí está funcionando bien tanto como lo que no está funcionando de una manera satisfactoria y por eso queremos que todos participen.
Si tiene preguntas sobre esta encuesta, póngase en contacto con el Dr. Ken Greene, Assistant Superintendent Support Services,ken.greene@barrow.k12.ga.us
¡Muchísimas gracias por su cooperación y participación en esta encuesta!
Ken Greene
Assistant Superintendent Support Services

November 7 - Election Day, No School

November 13 is Focus on the Future Week:

Monday - wear CLES gear

Tuesday - wear Russell Middle School gear

Wednesday - wear WBHS gear

Thursday - wear college gear

Friday - career dress-up day

November 15 - Holiday Pictures

November 18-26 - Thanksgiving Break

November 30 - 4th and 5th grade PTO

Upcoming Events:

Fall Festival - tonight! 5-8

Fall Break - October 6-15

Picture Retakes - October 25

Pride Paw Celebration - October 26

Spirit Day - November 3

            Please join us for our annual Title 1 information meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 4th at 5:30 p.m. in the CLES Auditorium. We will present information and answer questions about our Title 1 programs and plans. Hope to see you here!

September Events:

September 8 - Hats for Houston - bring in $1 a wear a hat.  The proceeds from this fundraiser will support a classroom in the Houston area that was 

impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

September 11 - Hero walk 

September 15 - Dot Day (dress in polka dots to celebrate)

September 18 - 22 - Book Fair

September 20 - Grandparents Breakfast

August 11, 2017

July 26, 2017
Welcome to our 2nd-grade website.  I hope you find this site to be informative and useful.  We are looking forward to a great year as we set sail for success.

April 23, 2017
Our Critter Dash will be this Friday, April 28. You can check class standings at the Get Movin' Crew website.

March 23, 2017
Our Field Trip is next Friday, March 31st.  Please have your child dressed comfortably for our visit to the farm, preferably in tennis shoes.

March 19, 2017
School pictures are this Wednesday, March 22.

March 3, 2017

The Lost and Found is overflowing with items.  If your child is missing any jackets, coats, or other items please take a moment to check out the Lost and Found.  Items are located in the lunch room.  

PTO has been rescheduled for next Thursday, March 9.  

January 30, 2017

Please join us Thursday, February 2, for Science Night.  It will begin at 6:00 PM.

January 9, 2017

It is time for our annual can food drive benefitting Barrow county families in need.  It will start January 17 and go through February 27. The class with the most cans will win a prize! J 

October 21, 2016

Please visit the Barrow Bold parent website at http://www.barrow.k12.ga.us/bold-parent.html

September 30, 2016

This year we have a new reading assessment called TRC - Text Reading and Comprehension.  Like the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRA) your child took in previous years, this test also gives a reading level from A-Z.  However, we are finding that our students' TRC levels are several letters lower than previous years.  The range of scores for second grade has went from J-M with Scholastic to I-L with TRC.  You may see that your child's score has dropped from the end of the year last year.  Please don't panic!  Your child's teacher will be able to explain further at conferences. 

September 28, 2016

Fall Festival will be next Friday, October 7, from 5-8 PM.

Our grade level is in charge of raising money to provide a holiday themed basket.  If you are able to donate a few dollars to help that would be wonderful!  Thank you for all you do in supporting our school.

Teachers will be sending home a sign up sheet asking for volunteers to help run their booth.  Please let your child's teacher know if you are interested in taking a 30 minute time slot.

September 17, 2016
Please help our school by taking this quick parent survey.  

September 8, 2016

August 29, 2016
We are doing an activity to wrap up our Science Unit next Friday, September 9th.  We will attempt to make S'mores using a solar oven.  If you are able to send in any of the following items we would greatly appreciate it:
1 roll aluminum foil
empty shoe boxes (We'd need around 4-6)
one box of graham crackers
2-4 hershey bars
one bag of large marshmallows

August 16, 2016

Building Number Sense  A big part of your child's math success is your child's ability to think about numbers.  There are several key skills that your child should be able to do already and some things you can do to strengthen your child's ability to think about numbers.

Making 10: Since our number system is based on tens, being able to quickly make 10 is a key.  Your child should be able to tell you all the ways to make 10 as easily as breathing:  1 & 9, 2 & 8, 3 & 7, 4 & 6, 5 & 5.  When this is automatic, build on this skill by making 100!  A great way to practice this is when you are out shopping or going out to eat.  If a can of green beans is 79 cents, how close is that to $1.00.  Students should be able to mentally add up from 79 to 100 without a paper and pencil!  Help your child get to this point by asking:  79 to 80 = 1 and 80 to 100 is 20, so it is 21 away from 100!

Adding 10:  Students should also be able to add 10 to any number with ease.  Understanding that adding 10 is only changing the tens column will make mental math easier, too! 

Decomposing Numbers: Your child should also be able to break apart other numbers as easily as they can break apart 10.   Give your child a number and have them tell you as many ways as they can think of to make that number.   For Example:  Not only is 9   5 + 4, but it is also 10 - 1!

Students should also be able to break down 2 digit numbers in this way and break them in to tens and ones.  For example:  36 can be broken down into 30 + 6, 18 + 18, and 20 + 16, just to name a few.

The more relationships between numbers that you child can see easily the more tools she will have at her fingertips for solving problems!

August 12, 2016

“Help make our car rider line 
G - GO all the way forward 
R - kids exit cars on the RIGHT 
E - EXTINGUISH cigarettes 
A - be AWARE of cars and people 
T - no TEXTING/TALKING on your phone while in line

August 8, 2016

Don't forget to join us this Thursday, August 11, at 6:00 PM.  There will be a brief meeting in the cafeteria followed by two sessions in the classroom, beginning at 6:30.  Please come and join us so we can tell you all about our second-grade procedures.  Hope to see you there!

August 2, 2016

This week your child will be bringing home two important papers from the PTO.  One will be about joining PTO and the other will be a t-shirt order form.

This year we are offering one shirt for spirit wear, field trips, and field day.  Each grade level will have a different color of shirt.  If you would like to purchase one please get your order in by August 12.  There will be another opportunity to purchase shirts halfway through the school year.

Thanks for supporting our PTO!  

Welcome to 2nd grade!  We hope that you will find this website to be informative and useful.  The website will be updated weekly to reflect the upcoming week's curriculum and materials.  

We are looking forward to a great year with your children!
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