September 16

All-Star Parents,

It was great to see so many parents on Curriculum Night!  We are off to a fantastic start in 2nd Grade.  Here is a review of the most important information shared that night.

  • Flat Stanley and Flat Self came home on Friday!  Mail the manilla envelope to a friend or relative, hopefully not in the state of Washington as soon as possible.  Choose someone who is out of state or out of the U.S.  When Flat Stanley returns home, tell Mrs. Hendrickson.  Your child will get a form and a date to share with the class.  At the end of the year, both classes have a Flat Stanley Open House, and all the exciting things will be on display for you to see.
  • Student work is sent home daily in the folder.  Please take time to look at it so you know what your child is learning, take all papers out (except homework) and return the folder the next day.
  • HOMEWORK begins this week.  Please follow the directions given on Curriculum Night, and it is returned the next day in the folder unless otherwise stated.
  • Good-fit books.  We reviewed how to choose a good-fit book and spent time reading every day.  When going to either Greenwood Library (September 24) or St. John Library, students are required to have at least 1 good fit book for the classroom.
  • Religion.  On Friday, your child will read a weekly magazine called MagnifiKid, given to us by St. John Parish. Please take it to Mass with you every week and have your child follow along.

Mrs. Pat Hendrickson

September 6

Welcome back to school!  It’s been a busy, fun first week of 2nd Grade.  I’m looking forward to meeting all of you at Curriculum Night.  Be sure to come so you can hear all about 2nd grade, our projects, field trips and volunteer opportunities.

Curriculum Night – Please join us on Thursday, September 12, 7pm, in Egan Hall.


After school pick-up location change

Starting Monday, pick up your child at the morning drop off spot. We need adults to come to our line for pick up as we are still getting to know parents.  Do not have your child run to you.  Instead meet us along the fence and then have you child let us know so we are sure your child has been picked up and by the right person!

Playpit after school

Only supervised children are allowed in the playpitafter school from 3-3:15.  No teachers are supervising the playpit after school.  When the whistle blows, exit the playpit so the daycare can use the space.  Thank you!

Jog-a-thon fundraising starts now!                                                                             Thank you for supporting our school.

Specialist Schedule – Starting Monday, your child will have the following specialist schedule:

     Music & PE – Monday and Tuesday, 8:45-9:45

     Spanish – Wednesday, 8:45-9:15

     Library-  Thursdays, 2:10-2:50 (Great time to volunteer)

     Art – Thursday, 1:20-2:05


See you Curriculum Night,

Mrs. Hendrickson


September Welcome!

Greetings to all Second Graders and Families,

We are called the All-Stars, and I am so excited to begin a new year with all of you. Both 2nd grade teachers have been getting together to plan a wonderful year for students as a second grader.  We also teach the Reconciliation and First Eucharist classes through the parish, which is definitely a highlight in 2nd Grade.

You can find information about 2nd grade on this website, which will be a  tool for communicating with you this year as well as any classroom news.  Our daily routine and the curriculum are also listed.  We will discuss this on Curriculum Night so be sure to place the date on your calendar.

First Day, September 4:

  • Meet at the playground line marked with HENDRICKSON
  • Bring snack  (no nuts) and water bottle
  • Noon Dismissal
  •  Pick up your child on the playground between the portables and the alley entering the playground (basketball hoop)



Mrs. Pat Hendrickson