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 November 20-24, 2017 

*-This week is a short week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  Please remember that dismissal is 12:00p.m. noon on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.  Thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated by the school on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 in the Upper Church at 9:30a.m.  All are invited to attend this Mass!  I wish you and your families have a very blessed and nice Thanksgiving holiday!

*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 November Conduct Calendar every night.  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!!

*-Please make sure your child has his/her school supplies each day. Please make sure their name is on their supplies as well. Thank You!

*-Parents, please make sure you are signing your child's conduct calendar every night.  This has been in homework every night but not everyone is getting it signed.  This is my way of communicating with you every day.  Also, please make sure you are signing your child's T-Test Folder when it comes home.  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.

*-Remember Turkey Book Reports are due on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.  I decided to give the children an extra day for the Book Report because of studying for the "Animals Building Homes" Vocabulary/Comprehension Test, and memorizing the Upon The Mayflower Poem for Monday, November 20, 2017.   

*-The UPON THE MAYFLOWER POEM RECITATIONS will start on Monday, November 20, 2017!  Remember you may NOT read the poem from the paper, poem must be memorized!  Remember to practice using your best speaking voice!!!!

*-Parents, please check your child's pencil cases for pencils, crayons, glue sticks this weekend.  Many children are running out of these school supplies.  Also, 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.  MANY STUDENTS HAVE NOT LOGGED ON IN OVER 2 WEEKS.  THE FIRST IN MATH SITE CANNOT HELP YOU IF YOU DO NOT USE IT!!!

*-If your child has not bought in their math flash cards, please have them by the end of this week.  Thank You!  We will begin using them as a center activity and if your child does not have them, they will not be able to participate.  We are still waiting on some students to bring in their math flash cards.  Please do so as soon as possible.  Thank you!

*-This week in school, we will continue to work in our Sacrament Copybooks.

*-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:-  Could Change:-
Religion:- Complete Chapter 13 Quiz/Test for Monday Night's Homework.
Reading:- Monday, November 20, 2017- "Animals Building Homes" Weekly Vocabulary/Comprehension Test.
Grammar:- Tuesday, November 21, 2017- More Plural Nouns Test.

*-Monday, November 20, 2017- November Tuition Due.
*-Tuesday, November 21, 2017- Dec. Milk Due $2.10
*-Wednesday, November 22, 2017- 9:30a.m. Church Thanksgiving Liturgy.  12:00p.m. Noon Dismissal.
*-Thursday, and Friday, November 23, 24, 2017- Happy Thanksgiving School Holidays.  No School for Faculty and Students.
*-Tuesday, November 28, 2017- Grades 1-4 Parent/Teacher Conferences.  Please see time that was given to you.  No School for students on this day.
*-Thursday, November 30, 2017- Santa Secret Shop.
*-Friday, December 1, 2017- School Trip to see Cinderella at Saint Hubert High School. *-Money and Permission Slip due on  Monday, November 27, 2017.
*-Change to Winter School Uniforms starts on Monday, October 9, 2017. 
*-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)