Welcome to 2nd Grade

Dear Parents,                                                                                August 2018

I would like to welcome you and your child to second grade! I am looking forward to a busy, memorable, and exciting year of school and academic growth and achievement. I would like to share some basic information to help start the school year.

Since the morning is long, it is strongly recommended that your child bring a HEALTHY SNACK to eat during morning recess (no candy or soda allowed). Please send in a labeled water bottle to be used during P.E. and throughout the day. For easy identification, please write your child's initials on the cap of the water bottle or on the side in Sharpie.

Student lunches can be purchased in advance in a weekly or monthly ticket. Remind your child to purchase their weekly or monthly ticket before school at the cafeteria. If your child brings lunch, please make sure paper sacks and/or lunch boxes are clearly labeled with your child’s name.

The numbers of coats, jackets, and sweaters that end up in the school’s Lost & Found each year is staggering! Please label your child’s clothing with a permanent marker – the easiest way is to write on the label. The Lost & Found cabinet is located in the cafeteria.

Due to our budget, our classroom supplies are very limited. I greatly appreciate any donations to the classroom that we receive. Our classroom is a community of shared items, so I am asking for classroom donations that will be used by the entire class. Supplies will be collected and shared ...please do not label supplies with your child's name.

Each child is encouraged to bring in their own set of headphones to be used with classroom devices throughout the year. This is the one item that needs to be labeled with your child's name and will not be shared. Please label both the item and the storage baggie.

If you would like to make a donation, please check out Mrs. Karl's Wish List or consider donating a gift card. The Wish List also contains a list of books that are needed as part of our reading program.

In order to limit duplication, our classroom supply list is located on Sign Up Genius and on the Amazon Wish List. The links will be posted on our class webpage.  

My goal every year is to use less paper. With the budget cuts and trying to be more “green”, I will continue to rely on our class website to inform parents of upcoming events and assignments.

I am looking forward to meeting everyone at Back to School Night. All first through third grade parents will meet on Wednesday, August 22nd from 6:00-7:00 PM with their classroom teacher. We will meet in room B-16. Please plan to come – you’ll get important information about your second grader’s curriculum. Also, remember that this is a meeting for teachers and parents only (no students or siblings).


I am looking forward to meeting you soon.


Mrs. Karl




Karl, Karen