2nd Grade



Mrs. Nicole Ortega grew up in West Covina where she attended Workman Avenue Elementary School, Traweek Middle School, and Covina High School. Following high school, she attended University of La Verne where she received her B.A. in Liberal Studies and her Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Mrs. Ortega taught first grade for five years at Our Lady of Talpa School in Los Angeles. While teaching, she attended Mount St. Mary's University in Los Angeles and received her Clear Credential and Master's Degree in Education with a focus on Reading Fluency Development. She also earned her Catechetical Certification through University of Dayton's Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation. Mrs. Ortega feels very blessed and honored to be a part of the St. Dorothy Catholic School community as the second grade teacher.

News from Second Grade

October 15-October 19, 2018

I am a BRUIN!

I Believe, I am Responsible, I Use my words, I am Involved, I am Nourished in mind, body, and soul!

Dear Parents,

I hope you had a restful weekend. Tomorrow is our Chapter 4 Test for religion. I am sending the book home tonight to study and prepare.

Please encourage your child to come to school focused and ready to learn each day. As a group, we’re working on being more self-disciplined. Friday is Liturgy, and we will have our weekly spelling test.

Next Friday, October 26 is Grandparents’ Day. We will begin the morning with Liturgy at 8:30 a.m., followed by brunch in the classrooms. A photo area will be set up so that your child may take a picture with his/her grandparents. Students from grades TK-4th grade are preparing songs to be sung in the Parish Hall for their grandparents. We will have noon dismissal that day. If grandparents are unavailable, a special aunt, uncle, or godparents are invited to attend. All are welcome! Parents who wish to help or donate, please contact our room moms.

Thank you,

Mrs. Ortega


Important Dates:

Tuesday 10/16: P.E. with Mr. Ebiner; Chapter 4 Religion Test

Thursday 10/18: P.E. with Mr. Ebiner

Friday 10/19: Liturgy at 8:30 a.m. Please wear your dress uniform (Girls-jumper and blouse; Boys-oxford shirt tucked in with tie and PANTS with belt; dress shoes for all). Please join us! ; Spelling Test