2A Classroom News



February 19, 2018

posted Feb 18, 2018, 4:47 PM by Beth Summers

Martin Luther King Skit

The students did a phenomenal job performing the Martin Luther King skit for their fellow students and families!  What a wonderful message of peace and kindness to share!  In case you missed the live performance, here is the video:

YouTube Video


Caring Mass
Caring Letters were blessed and mailed last week.  Many of our elder parish members will be thrilled to receive such positive messages!  Belonging Posters are due on Thursday, February 22nd so they can be displayed for our Belonging Mass on March 4th.

SuperBowl Coin Toss 
Brent Casey spoke to the class about his grandfather's (Woody Williams) experiences in tossing the challenge coin for the 2018 Super Bowl.  The children were presented with Woody's Medal Of Honor challenge coin that was used for the Super Bowl coin toss.  Brent and Woody have been invited to visit the White House and will report about that adventure when they return.  

Kindness Challenge
If you didn't see this photo posted on the HFS PTO site or school website, the K-2 primary students formed a gigantic heart as part of the Kindness Challenge week to show that Kindness Counts!

Grade 2 Spelling Bee Champions

Congratulations to Nathan W. , our grade 2 Spelling Bee Champion!  Our finalists, Luke, Reagan, and Lincoln did a fantastic job as well!



February

22- Belonging Posters/ DVD Orders Due


March

1- Chick-Fil-A Day

4 -  Belonging Mass 10:30 a.m. 

5-9 Silent Auction (Gym)

7-8 - Parent / Teacher Conferences and Book Fair (Gym)

12-13 -  Snow Make-Up Days 

19-25 -  Spring Break

30 - Good Friday 2:00 Dismissal


April 

4 - Auction Non-Uniform Day

5 - Auction Teacher for a Day

5 - Chick-Fil-A Day

6 - Conversation Certificates Due/Bible Orders Due

11- Auction Non-Uniform Day

13 - First Communion Banners Due

13 - Parent Homework Due

19 - Spirit Wear Day

27 - First Communion Practice/Pictures 6:00 p.m. (Church)

28 -  First Holy Communion 2:00 p.m. (Church)


May

3 - Chick-Fil-A Day

4 - Oaks Day ~ No School

9 - Auction Non-Uniform Day

11- May Crowning ~ Dress-Up Day

17 - Spirit Wear Day

18- Field Day

24- K-2 Talent Show

25 - Last Day of 2nd Grade


Secret Word:

When are your Belonging Posters due?

January 22, 2018

posted Jan 20, 2018, 9:41 PM by Beth Summers

The Great Kindness Challenge
This week HFS students are participating in the Great Kindness Challenge. This is a campaign across the USA to promote a culture of kindness. In 2017, over 10 million students, 15 thousand schools, and 90 countries committed 500 million acts of kindness. This year HFS joined the cause. However, we just didn't want to make it one week. We decided to implement this theme throughout the year. As you may recall, the students decorated bags for the homeless, made rocks for the Kindness Garden, and collected hats & gloves for the homeless. This week the students are challenged to do as many acts of kindness as possible. To help with this, the students were given a checklist today. Once the students complete a suggested activity on the list, they will mark it off of the list. If they do an act of kindness that isn't on the list, they will write what they did on the back. Just think, if just each student in 2A does 50 acts of kindness, that's 850 acts of kindness!! That's not even taking into account the ripple effect. Thanks for encouraging your child to do his/her part. Students are asked to return their checklists on Friday the 26th of January. Students that complete the checklist will receive a non-uniform day on February the 9th. On Wednesday, the first and second students will rotate to the other first and second grade classes to learn about kindness and to make some cards for the local community.

Polar Bear S.T.E.M. Challenge 
Students were challenged to construct a polar bear den with 4 sides and a door large enough for their polar bear to fit through.  Toothpicks and two sizes of marshmallows were the materials used for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math project. 
  
2A Spelling Bee Finalists
Congratulations to our classroom spelling bee winners!  Nathan is our first place winner, and Luke is our runner-up.  Our two finalists will compete with the winners from 2B on Thursday.  


Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week will be officially begin with Open House/Registration on Sunday, January 28th.  A detailed explanation will be sent home in the Wednesday envelope. Special activities and non-uniform days will occur as follows:

29- Monday:  Pajama Day:  School Family Teams will meet and play Bingo.  

30-Tuesday:  Coins for Community:  Each classroom will collect coins to donate to a local charity.

31-Wednesday:  Silly Sock Day

1-Thursday:  Spirit Wear Day (Faculty vs. 8th grade volleyball game)

2-Friday:  Family Mass/Dress-Up Day


January

22- 100th Day of School

22-26 - Great Kindness Challenge Week

26 - Habitat Projects Due / Kindness Checklist Due

27 - Mandatory First Communion Family Faith Formation

       12:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m.  Cafeteria

27 - Rite of Enrollment Mass 5:00 p.m.

28 - Catholic Schools Week Begins / HF Open House


February

02 - Special Persons Family Mass 8:00 a.m. 

11-  Caring Mass 8:30 a.m. 

16 - Martin Luther King Skit 1:15 p.m. (gym)

16-  Companions on the Journey Dinner 6:15 p.m. (Cafeteria)

17 - Holy Family Gala Auction 6:00 p.m Huber's Winery


March

7-8 - Parent / Teacher Conferences and Book Fair

4 -  Belonging Mass 10:30 a.m. 

12-16 -  Snow Make-Up Days or Additional Spring Break

19-25 -  Spring Break

30 - Good Friday 2:00 Dismissal


April 

27 - First Communion Practice/Pictures 6:00 p.m. (Church)

28 -  First Holy Communion 2:00 p.m. (Church)


Secret Word:

When is Spelling Test 4-3 over the or, oar, and ar words?

January 17, 2018

posted Jan 16, 2018, 11:25 PM by Beth Summers

Step-Up Day

Our 2nd graders are pumped to "Step-Up to 3rd Grade" on Friday, January 19th!  They will travel upstairs to meet the 3rd grade teachers, Mrs. Harmeling and Mrs. Gish.  Since the 3rd and 4th grade classes rotate classes and teachers, the kids will also have the opportunity to meet the 4th grade teachers, Mrs. Huff and Mrs. Davis.  

Great Kindness Challenge


Watch for some exciting news regarding the Great Kindness Challenge, which will take place next week, January 22-26.  Your child will be challenged to do 50 random acts of kindness!

100th Day of School

The100th Day of School will be celebrated next Monday, January 22nd! 

Spelling Bee

Grades 3-8 will participate in the official SCRIP'S National Spelling Bee during Catholic Schools Week.   Our class will have its own spelling bee competition within the classroom on Friday.  Previous spelling words from the "on level" lists from units 2-4 will be utilized in the classroom spelling bee.   We will have a "final" competition with the winner and runner-up from both second grades on January 25th.   The Scrips Second Grade Spelling List will be used for this spelling bee.  The 4 winners will be recognized at the Grades 3-8 Spelling Bee Assembly on Tuesday, January 30th at 1:30 p.m.


Required First Communion Family Faith Formation Day/Rite of Enrollment Mass

The Family Formation Day will begin on Saturday, January 27th, with sign-in at 12:15 p.m in the school cafeteria, followed by the opening prayer with Father Dan at 12:25 p.m.  The day will consist of four sessions in the classrooms, church, and cafeteria.  The final session with culminate with cups of chili and chicken noodle soup being served from 4:25-4:45 p.m.  The Rite of Enrollment will take place during Mass at 5:00 p.m. and will conclude the formation day. 


January

19- Step Up to 3rd Grade Day

22- 100th Day of School

22-26 - Great Kindness Challenge Week

27 - Mandatory First Communion Family Faith Formation

       12:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m.  Cafeteria

27 - Rite of Enrollment Mass 5:00 p.m.

28 - Catholic Schools Week Begins / HF Open House


February

02 - Special Persons Family Mass 8:00 a.m. 

11-  Caring Mass 8:30 a.m. 

16-  Companions on the Journey Dinner 6:15 p.m. (Cafeteria)

17 - Holy Family Gala Auction 6:00 p.m Huber's Winery


March

7-8 - Parent / Teacher Conferences and Book Fair

4 -  Belonging Mass 10:30 a.m. 

12-16 -  Snow Make-Up Days or Additional Spring Break

19-25 -  Spring Break

30 - Good Friday 2:00 Dismissal


April 

27 - First Communion Practice/Pictures 6:00 p.m. (Church)

28 -  First Holy Communion 2:00 p.m. (Church)


Secret Word:

What special event takes place on Friday, January 19th?

January 8, 2018

posted Jan 8, 2018, 1:06 PM by Beth Summers



Welcome back to school! The kids had "snow" much fun posing for these "sledding" pics!


January

15 - No School - MLK Day - Teacher Inservice

22-26 - Great Kindness Challenge Week

27 - Mandatory First Communion Family Faith Formation

       12:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m.  Cafeteria

27 - Rite of Enrollment Mass 5:00 p.m.

28 - Catholic Schools Week Begins / HF Open House


February

02 - Special Persons Family Mass 8:00 a.m. 

11-  Caring Mass 8:30 a.m. 

16-  Companions on the Journey Dinner 6:15 p.m. (Cafeteria)

17 - Holy Family Gala Auction 6:00 p.m Huber's Winery


March

7-8 - Parent / Teacher Conferences

4 -  Belonging Mass 10:30 a.m. 

12-16 -  Snow Make-Up Days or Additional Spring Break

19-25 -  Spring Break

30 - Good Friday 2:00 Dismissal


April 

27 - First Communion Practice/Pictures 6:00 p.m. (Church)

28 -  First Holy Communion 2:00 p.m. (Church)


Secret Word:

Which vocabualry word means about the same as "lively or moving?" 

December 11, 2017

posted Dec 10, 2017, 10:46 PM by Beth Summers   [ updated Dec 10, 2017, 10:47 PM ]

Angel Tree Service Project


We were able to purchase black pants, a sweater, a shirt, a vest, two
Monster High dolls, and a giftcard for our Angel Tree Service Project. Thank you so much for your generosity! 


Unit 3 Reading Test

We will take our Unit 3 Reading Test on Monday and Tuesday this week. In addition, the students will also be tested on their reading level and fluency. Watch for graded tests to come home on Wednesday or Thursday.

*Remember to have your child continue to read over Christmas Break so that reading fluency progress is not "lost."


Christmas Program

Please have your child meet in the classroom by 6:40 p.m. for the evening performance of the Christmas Program on Thursday. 


Elves for Hire






December

14 - Christmas Program 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

15 - Classroom Christmas Party 2:00 p.m.

15 - End of 2nd Quarter/Non-Uniform Day

18-19 - Make-Up Days (If Needed)


January

02 - School Resumes

15 - No School - MLK Day - Teacher Inservice

27 - Mandatory First Communion Family Faith Formation

27 - Rite of Enrollment Mass 5:00 p.m.

28 - Catholic Schools Week Begins / HF Open House


February

02 - Special Persons Family Mass 8:00 a.m. 

18 - Holy Family Gala Auction


Secret Word:

Merry Christmas!

December 4, 2017

posted Dec 3, 2017, 11:00 PM by Beth Summers

Kindness Rocks


Check out our Kindness Rocks in the Holy Family Learning Garden! The kids painted and decorated rocks with positive messages and placed them in the garden. People who are in need of a little inspiration can take a rock and share in its message. 

Writing Inspiration
Ginny McCauley, senior at Xavier College and former Holy Family student, visited our  classroom and enlisted our help in writing a children's book for her senior project. I'm sure my animated students provided an abundance of ideas for her!

Autumn Woods Service Project
The first and second graders thoroughly delighted the elderly audience at Autumn Woods Health Care Campus!  Residents especially loved the song, "Twelve Days of Christmas and enjoyed talking with the children after their performance.  Several students pictured above presented cards to my very own grandmother!  

Christmas Program

Students should wear Christmas clothing attire to school on Thursday, December 14th for the day performance.  Please report to the classroom by 6:40 p.m. for the evening performance of the Christmas Program. 

Reminder:  Each guest will be required to present a ticket to be admitted to the day performance of the Christmas program.  (Tickets were previously sent home in the Wednesday envelope.)


Turkeys in Disguise



December

14 - Christmas Program 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

15 - Classroom Christmas Party

15 - End of 2nd Quarter/Non-Uniform Day

18-19 - Make-Up Days (If Needed)


January

02 - School Resumes

15 - No School - MLK Day - Teacher Inservice

27 - Mandatory First Communion Family Faith Formation

27 - Rite of Enrollment Mass 5:00 p.m.

28 - Catholic Schools Week Begins / HF Open House


February

02 - Special Persons Family Mass 8:00 a.m. 

18 - Holy Family Gala Auction


Secret Word:

What time do you report to the classroom for the evening performance of the Christmas Program?


November 27, 2017

posted Nov 27, 2017, 10:15 AM by Beth Summers

Angel Tree Service Project

Our classroom Angel Tree Advent Service Project angel will serve one sixteen year old girl.  We will provide pants, a shirt, a sweater, and Monster High dolls for this teenager. All donations are due by Friday, December 1st to provide ample shopping time. The clothing will be shown to the children so that they can visually see what their hard work earned for those in need this Christmas. The 2nd grade students will also wrap the presents for the angel.


Derby Dinner Playhouse and Autumn Woods Field Trip

Students should wear nice Christmas Clothing for our trip to watch A Fairytale Christmas at the Derby Dinner Playhouse and to sing for the residents at Autumn Woods Health Campus on Friday. Upon returning to school, we will feast on Little Caesar's pizza , vegetables, and juice drinks. (If your child does not like cheese pizza, please send a "home" lunch that day.)


December

01 - Derby Dinner Playhouse Field Trip /Autumn Woods Visit/                        Pizza Lunch (Christmas Clothing Non-Uniform Day)

01 - Providence Popcorn Players and Singers Performance 1:45 p.m.

14 - Christmas Program 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

15 - Classroom Christmas Party

15 - End of 2nd Quarter/Non-Uniform Day

18-19 - Make-Up Days (If Needed)


January

02 - School Resumes

15 - No School - MLK Day - Teacher Inservice

27 - Mandatory First Communion Family Faith Formation

27 - Rite of Enrollment Mass 5:00 p.m.

28 - Catholic Schools Week Begins / HF Open House


February

02 - Special Persons Family Mass 8:00 a.m. 


Secret Word:


Which day is our Spelling and Reading Test this week?


November 13, 2017

posted Nov 12, 2017, 8:35 PM by Beth Summers

First Reconciliation
Congratulations to the students who celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation this past week.  May they go forth and let their lights shine in all that they do!

Thanks to the first graders who surprised us with well-wishes, cards,  and a visit!

Pancakes in Science

We made chemical changes happen as we heated a mixture of pancake mix and water!  The best part was sampling the results!


November

16 - Thanksgiving Day Luncheon

22-24 - Thanksgiving Break (No School)


December

01 - Providence Popcorn Players and Singers Performance

14 - Christmas Program 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

15 - Classroom Christmas Party

15 - End of 2nd Quarter/Non-Uniform Day

18-19 - Make-Up Days (If Needed)


January

02 - School Resumes

15 - No School - MLK Day - Teacher Inservice

27 - Mandatory First Communion Family Faith Formation

27 - Rite of Enrollment Mass 5:00 p.m.

28 - Catholic Schools Week Begins / HF Open House


February

02 - Special Persons Family Mass 8:00 a.m. 


Secret Word:


Which vocabulary word is the answer to a problem?


November 6, 2017

posted Nov 6, 2017, 5:49 AM by Beth Summers

Reconciliation

First Reconciliation will take place on Wednesday, November 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the church. Please have your child meet in the cafeteria by 6:45 p.m. to line-up and process into church together. 2A parents can be seated on "Mary's" side of the church. Sunday church attire should be worn for the Reconcilation service.  

All Saints Day 
Oh, when the saints, go marching in...
The day culminated with a parade in the gym with HFS students, parents, and relatives to cheer on our special saints!


Halloween Party
Thanks to our wonderful room parents for hosting our Halloween party! We made spooky spider webs and glowing monster lanterns and feasted upon cupcakes and drinks for the celebration.


November

6 - Providence Play Field Trip 

8 - First Reconciliation 7:00 pm (Church)

10 - Veteran's Day Program

16 - Thanksgiving Day Luncheon

22-24 - Thanksgiving Break (No School)


December

14 - Christmas Program 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

15 - Classroom Christmas Party

15 - End of 2nd Quarter/Non-Uniform Day

18-19 - Make-Up Days (If Needed)


Secret Word: 

What time should you meet in the cafeteria for Reconciliation on Wednesday night?


October 30, 2017

posted Oct 29, 2017, 5:07 PM by Beth Summers   [ updated Oct 29, 2017, 7:12 PM ]

Science



We combined two solids, ice cream and Oreo cookies to make a mixture during Science class. The students concluded that this mixture was a physical change because the matter only changed its shape and size but had the same amount of mass.   


Guest Readers

The librarians from the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library visited last week and presented our class with a Book Talk.  As an added bonus, they left of copies of the new books so that the students could peruse them in their free time.


October

30 - Prayer of Sorrow Oral Retest

31 - Fall Halloween Party


November

1 - All Saints Day - Saint Dress-Up/Facts or Poster Due (Parade)

2 - Chick-Fil-A Day

6 - Providence Play Field Trip 

8 - First Reconciliation 7:00 pm (Church)

10 - Veteran's Day Program

16 - Thanksgiving Day Luncheon

22-24 - Thanksgiving Break (No School)


December

14 - Christmas Program 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

15 - End of 2nd Quarter/Non-Uniform Day

18-19 - Make-Up Days (If Needed)


Secret Word: 

Which vocabulary word means that you showed that something is true?


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