• Important Information about Second Grade
    Please use this as a reference throughout the year for some important information about our classrooms.
    Second Grade Teachers

    Drew Sinke dsinke@isd717.org
    Nikki Carlson ncarlson@isd717.org
    Ruth Aldrich raldrich@isd717.org
    Lauren Meyer lmeyer@isd717.org
    Rachel Houle rhoule@isd717.org

    Weekly newsletters will be put on my teacher page on the school website.  Please go on and read the newsletters thoroughly as they contain important information for our classroom.  Please send an art shirt to school with your student.  This can be an oversized T-shirt or anything that can get messy.  It will be kept in your student’s locker and worn for art each week.

    Tennis shoes are required for physical education.  A pair of tennis shoes can be kept in lockers.

    School library books should be brought back on media days.  Each week we will write our specialist schedule in our planner.

    Students can keep a sturdy water bottle with a secure cover in our classroom.  Only water is allowed in the bottle, and water bottles will be sent home at the end of each week to be washed.

    We LOVE box tops! We appreciate all box tops that we get because they help us buy items for our classroom!  Please keep your eye out for these. Clip them, check the expiration date, and send them in!  Tell all of your family and friends.

    During the course of each day, students will write in their daily planners and put completed assignments in their take home folder.  It is your student’s responsibility to bring his/her take home folder and planner home and back to school every day. Your student is also responsible for showing you what is written in his/her planner each day.  Please sign the planner each night so I know you are seeing what goes home daily. Creating an at home routine for the planner is highly encouraged. Feel free to communicate with me through the planner as I will look at it each day.  

    Just Stop and Think
    At JES we give out Just Stop and Think slips to students when they need a reminder to show J-Town Pride (positive behavior).

    Read, read, read!  It is recommended that each student read an average of 15 minutes (outside of school) a day.  Research proves that this makes a direct impact on a child’s learning.  A reading log will be sent home each month.  Please find a place where this can be posted.  When your child reads at night for at least 15 minutes, please have him/her color a shape.  At the end of the month, a parent must sign the log and bring it back. I will recognize students who consistently read at home.

    When sending daily snacks and/or birthday treats, please be aware and respectful of the students with allergies in our classroom.  Avoid sending snacks and treats that contain any type of peanuts or tree nuts such as Brazil nuts, cashews, walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, pecans, or coconut. All snacks/treats that will be shared with the class must be store bought.

    The snack cart will be available for students to get a snack from each day.  If your student chooses to take snack from the snack cart, the cost is $50 for milk and $50 for snack for the entire year.  You can sign up for snack cart in the office.  If you bring a snack from home, please choose a healthy snack.