Entries by Ellie Russell

Summer Reading & Supplies

Second Grade Summer Reading List 2020-2021 Below is my suggested Summer Reading List. Your child should read at least three picture books or chapter books and fill out the attached worksheet for each book. In addition, I strongly suggest working on any of the First Grade ELA or Math workbooks that were sent home from […]

3/09/20 – 3/13/20

I hope you are having a good Lent. No matter what your Religious Tradition, the practice of Prayer, Fasting and Giving is good to promote. For second graders, this may look like intentionally praying more as a family, fasting by giving something up for Lent, and your child serving you by doing extra chores so […]

3/2/20 – 3/6/20

Your children did an amazing job on Monday Morning Prayer last week. Thank you for showing up! The Character Parade was wonderful! Thank you for helping your children make awesome costumes and showing up! PLEASE NOTE THAT A PROMOTIONAL VIDEO WILL BE SHOT ON THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 6th. Please send your child in their BEST […]

2/24/20 – 2/28/20

Thank you to all the parents for coming for Monday Morning Prayer. I was so very proud of all the children who did a fantastic job! Please sign and return your child’s Progress Report which will be coming home in the Tuesday folder. The Fountas & Pinnell Reading Benchmark Report is also coming home so […]

2/18/20 – 2/21/20

Hope you enjoyed your long weekend! Don’t forget to buy a ticket for the Angels in the Vista Auction! I hope to see you there on Saturday, February 22nd at 6:30 p.m. Please come join us in the Basilica on Monday, February 24th as the Second Grade Class leads the school in Morning Prayer. Our […]

2/10/20 – 2/14/20

Happy St. Valentine’s Day! Thank you to Christine’s Mom for planning our quick Valentine Party at 2:00 on Friday, and we are looking forward to Eli’s Mom helping us with a fun craft and leading us in another Science Lab. A list of names for your child’s Valentine cards is included in the email sent […]

2/4/20 – 2/7/20

I hope you enjoyed your long weekend. Re-registration begins Online at FACTSmgt.com Tuesday. Thank you to Ms. Rhett for another wonderful Science Lab. The children truly enjoyed making fossils. You will be receiving information soon in an email about Valentine’s Day. RELIGION: Planning and Acting Out Parables in the Bible Fire and Forgiveness: The story […]


Catholic Schools’ Week Celebrations begin next week! Please don’t forget about the School Mass at 9:00 A.M. in the Basilica of St. Peter on Sunday, January 26th; students are requested to wear their school uniform.  Capella Pueri students (half of the second graders) will be performing.  Check our website and Tuesday folder for more details […]


RELIGION: MagniKids Parts of Mass Sacrament of Reconciliation SPELLING LIST:  there, they’re, their, know, flower, flour, horse, hoarse, poor, pour, hear, here, pain, pane Bonus Words: homonym, because Obviously, it is important to study the usage of these words for this week.  They are learning about homonyms, as well as the way the meaning/spelling of […]

January 6th-January 10th

Happy New Year Parents of the Second Grade Class, How wonderful to have your children back.  Unfortunately, some illness has followed us to school.  Be mindful that a terrible stomach bug is going around.   Yesterday, we studied the Feast of the Epiphany, Little Christmas.  As this is one of my favorite Holy Days, we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. […]