Welcome Back Lancers!

Dear Families,                                        

Let me welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year.  I hope you had a wonderful, relaxing summer. My name is Ms. Romero and I will be your child's second grade homeroom, ELA and math teacher. Ms. Reyes will be your child’s Social Studies, Science and Religion teacher. We will collaboratively work together to ensure your child’s academic success. Second grade is, by far, my favorite grade to teach! Second graders have the best traits that students can possess: curiosity, enthusiasm, and humor. They are so excited to learn and to discover new things! 

Second graders will also be working on maturing as writers as well as becoming mathematicians and scientists. Second grade is a very important year as your child will be making the transition from learning to read towards reading to learn.  I can already tell that this school year is going to be filled with enthusiasm and lots of learning!

If you have any questions or concerns during the first few days of school, please do not hesitate to send a note with your child or an email msromero@sfrchurch.org I will promptly respond to any communication sent.   I’m excited for the opportunity to get to know your child, and I’m looking forward to a happy and productive school year.  With your cooperation and support, I know that we can make this the best year yet for your child!    Ms. Romero, M Ed.

 

 
 

Classes

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First Holy Communion Parent Meeting 2/1/19

First Holy Communion parent meeting on Friday February 1, 2019 at 3:30pm (Room2). A $25 fee will be collected at this time for retreat fees.
 
Important dates to know:
March 19th   First Penance Service @ 6:30pm in the church.
May 15th   Rehearsal @ 6:30pm in the church.
May 19th  SFR School, First Holy Communion @ the 11am Mass.

Important message from REMIND

Hello Families,
 
I recently received this message from the REMIND team. Please follow the steps to ensure you are receiving Room 2's notifications. I will continue to keep our class page updated.
-Ms. Romero
 
 

Hi Ms. Romero,

We’re sorry to write with disappointing news. Recently, we learned that Verizon will be charging Remind a new fee that makes it impossible for us to continue supporting free text messaging for anyone who has Verizon Wireless as their phone carrier. Please read on for all the important details—we promise to keep this as short as we can.

What’s happening?
To offer our text messaging service free of charge, Remind has always paid for each text that our users receive or send. Now, Verizon is charging Remind an additional fee intended for companies that send spam over its network. Your Remind messages aren’t spam, but our efforts to resolve the issue with Verizon haven’t been successful.

As a result, the Verizon fee will increase our costs of providing text messaging by 11X—pushing our annual costs into the millions of dollars. This isn’t financially feasible for us to support, and it’s forcing us to end Remind text messaging for everyone who has a wireless plan with Verizon.

How will this affect you?
Beginning January 28, 2019, the people in your classes who normally get your Remind messages as texts will no longer receive these messages if they have Verizon Wireless as their phone carrier.

What can you do?
To make sure people in your classes continue receiving your messages, ask them to download the mobile app or enable email notifications—both of which are free of charge. Our team’s also working hard on a solution that allows your classes to continue to use Remind by text, and we’ll share more details with you before January 28.

In the meantime, we’ll keep fighting to make sure educators, students, and parents have access to effective communication. To do this, we need your help: If using Remind has made a positive impact in your classroom, at your school, or anywhere in between, please ask Verizon to reverse the fee here: www.remind.com/verizon-fee

We’re very grateful for your support, and we’ll be in touch soon with an update.

Sincerely,
The Remind team

Important events-2019

January

January 17- 3rd Grade Retreat

January 18- No School- Teacher Inservice with LMU ideal Institute of Blended Learning

January 21- MLK Day -NO School

January 22- Quarter Ends

January 25- Kindergarten/8th grade Cap and Gown Pictures

January 27- Catholic Schools Week Kick off Mass! / (11:00 am) Kindergarten Bake sale

January 27-February 2 - Catholic Schools Week and Book Fair (More info will be provided)

January 28- Reports Cards go home

January 30- Awards Assembly ---> Changed to Feb. 1

 

 

February

February- 3rd Grade Bake sale

February 4-15 STAR Testing

February 15- 4th Grade retreat

February 14- Valentine’s Day

February 15- 12:30 Dismissal

February 15 - Egg Drop

February 18- President’s Day - NO SCHOOL

 

 

March

March 3- Pi Day

March 10 - 2nd Grade Bake Sale

March 13- Open House and Science Fair

March 15- 6th Grade retreat -12:30 Dismissal

March 22- Stations of the Cross 11:00am

 

Easter Break: April 19-29

Steam Family Project (Coming Soon-In February)

Dear Family,

Today, your child is bringing home instructions for his or her first STEAM Family Project. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, and these projects are a terrific way to connect critical higher level thinking processes between school and home. Projects vary to promote inductive (inventive) thinking skills that will result in a wide variety of end product designs, to deductive thinking skills that instruct students to create similar products using their choice of designs and materials. As students construct their creations, they are encouraged to plan, test, and improve designs to the best of their ability.

Project instructions are simple and require nothing more than items around your home, such as paper goods, materials from nature, and basic crafting supplies. Your child is permitted to design and construct their project on his or her own, or with the assistance of family members. If you choose to assist your child with his or her creation, here are some guided questions that will help stimulate higher level STEAM thinking:

*What can your project be used for? What purpose does it serve? *What problem could your project solve?
*How can you test your project to see how it works?
*How can you improve your project to make it better?

I hope you and your child will enjoy constructing STEAM family projects together this year.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Sincerely,

Ms. Romero and Ms. Reyes

Here are some links to assist you with your creativity.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVoD7aa45w4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucYRJKz-82k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBu5kTuNI3A

Proyecto Familiar de STEAM

Estimadas familias:
Hoy, su hijo/a está trayendo a casa las instrucciones para su primer Proyecto Familiar de STEM. STEM significa Ciencia, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas. Estos proyectos son una excelente manera de conectar procesos críticos de pensamiento de alto nivel entre la escuela y el hogar. Los proyectos varían para promover habilidades de pensamiento inductivo (inventivo) que darán como resultado una amplia variedad de diseños de productos finales, a habilidades de pensamiento deductivo que instruyen a los estudiantes a crear productos similares usando su elección de diseños y materiales. A medida que los estudiantes construyen sus creaciones, se los alienta a planificar, probar y mejorar diseños de la mejor manera posible.
Las instrucciones del proyecto son simples y no requieren nada más que elementos alrededor de su hogar, tales como artículos de papel, materiales de la naturaleza y suministros básicos de artesanía. A su hijo/a se le permite diseñar y construir su proyecto por sí mismo o con la ayuda de miembros de la familia. Si elige ayudar a su hijo/a con su creación, aquí hay algunas preguntas que le ayudarán a guiar e estimular el pensamiento STEM de alto nivel:

* ¿Para qué se puede usar tu proyecto? ¿Para qué sirve? * ¿Qué problema podría resolver su proyecto?

* ¿Cómo puedes probar tu proyecto para ver cómo funciona? * ¿Cómo puedes mejorar tu proyecto para mejorarlo?

Espero que usted y su hijo/a disfruten construyendo los Proyectos Familiares de STEM juntos este año. Por favor siente libre de comunicarse conmigo si tiene cualquier pregunta.

 

Sinceramente,

Ms. Romero and Ms. Reyes

Family Faith Night Wednesday January 16, 2019

Family Faith Night Jan 16th: Wednesday

-7pm @ SFR Parish

-Topic: Baptism

-Bring a container for Holy Water!

November/December 2018 Events

November

November 1 - All Saints’ Day Mass and Presentations

November 1st and-2nd -1:00 Dismissal/ Parent Teacher Conferences

November 4 -TK Bake sale after Mass

November 5- No school Teacher Inservice

November 12- No School Veterans’ Day Observance

November 14 - Family Faith Night

November 16- Thanksgiving Feast 12:30 Dismissal

November 19-23 No school Thanksgiving Break

 

December

December 2- Kindergarten Bake Sale

December 17- School Mass Advent, the "O" Antiphons begins

December 18- SFR Christmas Program

December 20- 12:30 dismissal

December 21-January 6th Christmas Break

November 2018 Events

November

November 1 - All Saint's Day Mass and Presentations

November 1st and-2nd -1:00 Dismissal/ Parent Teacher Conferences

November 1-15 Star Testing !!

November 4 -TK Bake sale after Mass

November 5- No school Teacher Inservice

November 12- No School Veteran’s Day Observance

November 14 - Family Faith Night

November 16- Thanksgiving Feast 12:30 Dismissal

November 19-23 No school Thanksgiving Break

Lancer News week of

Lancer News!

 

Fingerprinting: Some spots have opened up for Fingerprinting. This will be the only time this school year that the Archdiocese will provide fingerprinting on our campus. ALL parents who wish to volunteer and chaperone field trips MUST be fingerprinted. Fingerprinting MUST be done via the Archdiocese. Fingerprinting from other agencies will not be accepted as we do not have access to those results. If you have already been fingerprinted via the Archdiocese you do not need to be fingerprinted again. Please call the office to secure your appointment. Thank you!

 

SAVE THE DATE: LA Galaxy- Family Soccer Night! Join us on Sunday October 28th 1pm as we cheer on LA Galaxy and enjoy time with our awesome school community! Its a fan appreciation game, so there will be giveaways and fun! Invite your family and friends!

 

**** UPDATE: Waiting on link for Galaxy, this event may be cancelled if they aren't able to provide ticketing info in a few days, will keep you updated via remind! Thank you.

 

 

Grading Period- This quarter's grading period ends 10/23, that is the LAST day to AR test.

 

Trek for Tech Color Run!! - SAVE THE DATE November 9th.

Parents are welcome to come cheer on their Lancers! We will have a Health Care booth, and NY LIfe will also be present to give FREE Child IDs. * Example Below! Join us!

 

Bible Study is back and will begin this Friday and be held each Friday from 3pm-4pm (excluding early release Fridays) for grades 6-8 in Room 7. See Mr. Munoz with questions.

 

Box Tops- A huge thank you to all families who have been turning in Boxtops! We need our entire communities help! Please save boxtops for us and send them in! Free Money! Thank you to Mrs. Rubio for your help with organizing this!

 

Emergency Kits/packs were due as listed on the student supply lists. These are important as we need to be prepared for any emergency. The emergency bags should have non-perishable food and beverage. In addition perhaps a small game, or activity, a parent letter and pictures. Students who have not turned in the emergency pack by NOV 1st, will be issued a pre-made pack and charged $35. Thank you for your help!

 

Halloween Carnival: We will be having our 2nd Annual Halloween Parade and Carnival. Each class is to host a game booth! Parent volunteers are needed to run these booths! Please reach out to your teacher and or room parent to sign up. Schedule and event info are below.

We are asking each family to donate one bag of candy/treats for the carnival prizes!

We are also having a coloring contest, entry sheets will go out this week. Bring the whole family to join the fun. Game cards will be available to purchase in the front office beginning this week. $5 gets you ten games! Pizza lunch will be sold! See you there!

 

Strike out Cancer! Thank you to all who have participated! We have a few days left to Participate. Thank you! Please see calendar below for remaining dates. Days marked with an X, are non-dress up dates as we will have Red Ribbon Week Dress days this week!

 

Red Ribbon Week! - Please see attached flyer for dress up days! Join us as we pledge to be drug free!

 

 

Parent teacher conferences will be held Thursday Nov. 1 and Friday November 2nd. Grades TK-2 have paper sign ups outside of their classroom, Grades 3-8 have sign ups online. Please schedule conferences asap.

Parent Student Teacher Conferences

Please sign up up outside Room 2's door.
 
October 31st
November 1st
November 2nd
 
Times Vary. One student per slot. Record your date and time.
 
Thank you

Halloween Carnival/Booth Volunteers Needed

In need of volunteers for the Halloween booth/carnival and a bag of candy per family.
 
Please contact our room parent. Contact information has previously been sent.
 
Thank you,
Ms. Romero

First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion Dates

First Penance Service will be on 
March 19, 2019 at 6:30pm in the church.
 
First Communion date: May 18 & 19, 2019
The 11am mass has been reserved on
Sunday the 19th for SFR school families.