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

June 4-June 8, 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,

It’s hard to believe that we have reached the end of the school-year, so quickly.

Tomorrow, we will take our final field trip to Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena. Please see the end of the newsletter for details and reminders.

As we celebrate our time together in second grade, we will also celebrate our summer birthdays. On Wednesday, Mrs. Sidhom will bring Krispy Kreme donuts in the morning, and Ms. Baker will bring pizza for lunch. Thank you both, and “Happy Birthday Kenzie and Ethan!”

Thursday will be our End of the Year Celebration. Students may wear play clothes. We will have a pizza and popsicle party. Thank you for your donations! At 1:00 p.m., the children will go outside to enjoy some outdoor activities! If you would like to volunteer, please check in at the office at 11:00 a.m.

Friday is our End of the School-Year Mass. Please join us! I will miss the children beyond words. I am so blessed to have been their second grade teacher. I hope everyone has a safe summer, and I wish your children a wonderful third grade year!! Thank you for sharing them with me.

I am extremely pleased with the children’s STAR assessment scores. You will receive their scores with their report cards. Report cards will be handed out in the classroom after mass on Friday, and the children will be dismissed for SUMMER VACATION at 10:00 a.m.


Mrs. Ortega


Important Dates:

Tuesday 6/5: First and Second Grade Field Trip to Kidspace

Wednesday 6/6: Summer Birthdays Celebration-Donuts in the morning and pizza lunch!

Thursday 6/7: End of the Year Celebration in Second Grade at 11:00 a.m.-Please wear play clothes.

Friday 6/8: End of the School-Year Mass 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). Join us! 10:00 a.m. dismissal for SUMMER VACATION; Report cards are handed out in the classroom.