Welcome to Miss Cunniff's 2nd Grade Classroom!


I am very excited to be your child's 2nd grade teacher this school year! I am looking forward to teaching your child this school year.

*-Please use our web page to find important information, updates, homework, and other assignments that are important throughout the year.  


*-Working together as parents, teacher, and students is a team effort, and 
together we all can make this school year a rewarding learning experience.
Week of May 21-25, 2018
Happy Spring to Everyone! 

*-As we are in the month of May, may we pray to our Blessed Mother to protect us and look over all of us! 
*-On Monday, May 21, 2018- it is the Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church- we will have our May Procession at 1:15pm in Church.  All are invited to attend this special Prayer Service devoted to our Blessed Mother.  Students are asked to bring their rosaries.

*-On Tuesday, May 22, we will have another Explore and Tour from 9:00am-10:00am.  Registration of New Students will also take place at 10:00am/6:30pm-7:30pm.

*-On Wednesday, May 23, we will attend the Spring Concert in the auditorium.

*-On Friday, May 25, we will have the Drawing of the Tuition Raffle Winner.  Good Luck to Everyone who participated!

*-Reminder:- On Monday, May 28, 2018- Memorial Day- School Holiday.  No School For Faculty and Students.  Classes resume on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. 

*-Students received a Flower Book Report (A Garden of Good Books!) last week in ELA class; please see and use the attached rubric in completing the book report; it will be used to grade the students book report. Please remember to hand in by Friday, May 25, 2018.  Please hand in on time!!  

*-Be sure your child is prepared for school each day by having their supplies, homework should be complete and checked, and studying is done daily. Please restock on glue sticks as we will be using them daily as we work in our Sacrament Copybooks.  Many students are without glue sticks.  Thank you for your cooperation!!!  Please continue to play FIM- First-In-Math.  Don't forget to use ThinkCentral.  It has more than just the reader. 

*-In Religion, we will continue to study the Mass and discuss Mary.  We are currently studying the Liturgy of the Word, the Parts of the Mass and the Responses, and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.  We are also learning about the Rosary.

*-Please check for any emails sent from school in regards to important information, pretzel money collection, etc.  Thank you!  

*This week in school, please make sure you sign the homework page each night P.S. (Parent Signature) so you are aware of what is to be completed at home. Also, please make sure you sign the May Conduct Calendar every night. Please make sure you are signing your child's T-Test Folder when it comes home.  Thank you!  We will also be continuing to work on routines and organizational skills.

*-Miss Cunniff's Email Addresses:-
  • mcunniff@saintmatthewschool.com

*-Email address for Ms. Gorman (gym teacher) for all healthy eating/activity photos:

*-Please check my website pages for all updated information you may need to know! Thank You!!

*-Children received their user names and passwords for our Journeys Reading Series.  This will alleviate us having to bring home our readers to read our stories at home and study for tests etc.  They have a label in their H folder with their user name and password and a letter went home on Friday, September 22, 2017 with this information on it.  Please make sure your child utilizes this site for various reading purposes; I have modeled how to use the site in the classroom so they can be familiar with how to navigate it.  As we are working on our weekly reading stories, it will be assigned for homework to read the story at home.  Please guide your child in utilizing this site to reread and review the weekly stories.  

*-If you are in need of a new H copybook, please send in $1.75 to purchase a new one.  Parents, please note that the new H copybook will need to be contact papered as well, thank you for your assistance and understanding with this.

*-Please also encourage your child to use First in Math daily!  It is really helpful, especially in drilling their facts to 20.  THE FIRST IN MATH SITE CANNOT HELP YOU IF YOU DO NOT USE IT!!!  I will be checking to see if students are logging on to First-In-Math and what skills they have practiced. 

*-Congratulations!!!!!!  I am happy to announce that Alexa Bonner and Kennedy Clement were chosen as Room 12's Student Council Representative and Mission Moderator. Good Luck to them!

*****-If your child has any type of food allergy, please send me in a note with any important information that I may need to know.  Thank you!  I am aware of a few food allergies that are in my class. Thank you!

*-Tests This Week:-  Tests May Change This Week:-
*-Spelling:- Lesson 20:- Words with or, ore:- Friday, May 25, 2018.

*-Change to Spring School Uniforms starts on Monday, April 30, 2018.  This includes white polo shirt, navy shorts, white or black ankle socks, and sneakers.  Girls, please remember no nail polish is to be worn in school.  Thank you! Boys, if you choose to wear school uniform pants, sneakers may not be worn with these pants; sneakers can only be worn with navy shorts.  Thank you for your cooperation!!  
*-See notes in H-Homework Folder that are sent home each night.
*-I will be collecting pretzel orders on Thursdays.  The cost is $2.50 per 
five-day week.  
*-Please remember to have a towel or placemat for recess and lunch daily.
*-Please send in Absence notes when returning to school after being 
*-October was considered National Fire Prevention Month:- "Every Second Counts- Plan 2 Ways Out!" Please remember all families should practice a fire drill at home.  If you need a smoke detector, you can get some free from the fire department by calling #215-686-1176.  Children can visit pfdkidzone.com

****Important:- All Year Items:-

*-Please get your child abuse clearances and criminal background checks if 
you would like to volunteer at any time this year.  Thank you!

Supplies Needed Everyday:-
Students need to come to school with needed supplies:- sharpened 
pencils, glue sticks, crayons, scissors, etc.  It is 
important for every student to be prepared and take responsibility in not 
forgetting their books or supplies. 

*-Please feel free to contact me with a note if you have any questions or 
concerns and I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.

Please remember to check your child's homework folder every night and 
remove the papers from the "Homework/Parent Communication Side".  If a paper is in the 
"Keep at Home" side then it may stay home.

*-Weekly Specials Schedule:-

Computer- Tuesday
Music- Wednesday
Gym - Thursday
Library- Friday
Art- Friday
Sister Mary Anne- (Religious Enrichment) (Thursday) (One day a week)