Welcome to Second Grade

Welcome!  It is a pleasure to be working with your child!  Please feel free to drop by the classroom anytime to see the great things we are learning.  We have a number of parent and grandparent volunteers that help us each day and we benefit from our strong parent involvement!

Please feel free to see me anytime.  I welcome parents as volunteers in the classroom and our school offers a great program to do so.

School phone number:  828.626.2290
Your family time is precious.  I ask that you take around 20 minutes nightly to read and/or work on computer assisted learning programs (Study Island) with your child.  I believe that continually doing this activity will help your child’s abilities grow greatly.  
Your child may occasionally have a small amount of written homework.  Please feel free to spend a reasonable amount of time working on the assignment.  If for any reason your child is unable to complete the assignment, please send a note- anytime, and I will be glad to excuse them.   

Your student will write down assignments in an agenda composition book this year.  This is a good way to help your child learn to be organized.  They will write their daily agenda in the book at the beginning of each day.  They may also use a calendar app to do so as well.

We will have a spelling test each Friday.

If you are able, please let me know anytime your child is going to be absent if you know ahead of time.   Please send in an excuse as to the reason for an absence.  School starts at 7:55 a.m.  If they arrive later, they are counted as tardy.  They will need an excuse for being tardy as well.

Please know that you are welcome to join us anytime for lunch.  

If your child ever needs to ride a different bus, please send a note to insure the proper transportation change takes place.

I do encourage all students to bring a clear water bottle to school each day.  Please no fruit drinks or soft drinks.  The kids get very thirsty this time of year.  

We will be having scheduled conferences throughout the year, but please feel free to set up one anytime.  Please feel free to check in with me anytime.

I look forward to a GREAT year!

Joel    (Mr. Maude)