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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 1/21-1/24)

Our second graders continue to work hard and make amazing progress, as we wrap up Quarter 2 this week! We look forward to sharing some of our work with you this Sunday at Open House to kick off Catholic Schools Week 2020! Religion In religion, we continue to learn about ways to act in loving ways at Jesus wants us to. We continue to reflect on our actions and how we can continue to ask for forgiveness and show kindne
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 1/13-1/17)

Our second graders continue to make wonderful progress and work hard on their new goals for 2020! We are looking forward to sharing all the hard work we are doing in the new year at Open House with you next weekend, as we kick off Catholic Schools Week! Religion In religion, we thanked Jesus for the gift of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Penance, as our final group of second graders received it last week! We als
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week 1/6-1/10)

Happy new year! Our second graders had a fantastic first week back in the new year! We are looking forward to lots of exciting new activities and growth in 2020! Religion In religion, we continued to review the steps to Reconciliation and pray the Act of Contrition together. We are sending lots of prayers to our final group of second graders receiving the sacrament of Reconciliation and Penance this weekend! Math In 
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Intramural Basketball

Thank you to the many parents who have registered their K-3 students for the upcoming season of Intramural Basketball in the St. Joseph Gym. Online registration is now closed. However, parents still interested in late sign ups are invited to email Mike LaRaviere at mlaraviere@gmail.com. While only one spot remains in our K-1 Girls session, we seek additional registrations for our 2nd-3rd Grade Girls program. Boys ses
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week 12/16-12/20)

Second grade had a wonderful time during our Follow the Star prayer service! We hope everyone has a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year! We look forward to seeing you all in 2020! Religion In religion, we reflected on the experiences of those who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Penance this past weekend. We are so proud of all the hard work and faith practice our second graders have done this year.
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 12/9-12/13)

Second grade had a terrific time at the Museum of Science and Industry this week! We explored the Christmas trees around the world exhibit and lots more! Religion In religion, we continued to prepare for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation. The second graders are working hard to learn the steps to Reconciliation, including: the examination of conscience, Act of Contrition, penance, and absolution.We will continue t
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 12/2-12/6)

Second grade had a great week back after a long Thanksgiving break! We are looking forward to our field trip on Monday, December 9th, as we head to the Museum of Science and Industry. Our second graders will engage in a scavenger hunt as they explore the Christmas trees from around the world exhibit! Religion In religion, we continued to prepare for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation. The second graders are workin
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 11/25-11/26)

Thank you so much to everyone for making it out to conferences this week! We truly value this time together to share, learn and discuss all the wonderful growth and progress your children are making each and every day. We hope you all have a wonderful break and enjoy spending time with family and friends. We are so thankful for all of your continued support throughout this school year!  Have a very Happy Thanksgiving
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 11/18-11/22)

We had such a wonderful time at the Thanksgiving feast this week! We are so grateful for our school and time we get to share together in our communities making new friends. Click here to check out 2nd grade artwork at Mrs. Breen’s Art blog! Please browse through the catalog and Scholastic Book Club website for great leveled book choices for your child! You can submit book orders anytime you wish to purchase the
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First Reconciliation

Second grade families are invited to sign up for a slot on December 13th or 14th (at SFX Church) or on January 11th (at SJ Church) when their second grader will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Students may select from either church in our parish. Please indicate your choice by reserving a spot here. Questions may be directed to klyons@ssjfx.org or dmckenna@ssjfx.org.
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 11/11-11/15)

2nd grade had a blast at the Glow Run last week! Thank you to everyone who helped support us and pledged over the last couple weeks! Reminder: Please browse through the catalog and Scholastic Book Club website for great leveled book choices for your child! You can submit book orders anytime you wish to purchase them throughout the school year using our class code: NY8RR Religion In religion, we continued to learn abo
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 11/4-11/8)

2nd grade had an exciting time last week kicking off the Glow Run Boosterthon! Each day we continue to learn about character development concepts, including; generosity, gratitude and honesty. Please reinforce these concepts at home with your child! Also, please help your child continue to ask people to pledge to support our school before the Glow Run next week! Reminder: Please browse through the catalogs and Schola
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Glow Run Update 11/8!

SFX Glow Run Families, Thank you again for supporting our school through the SFX  Glow Run! We are officially heading into the weekend, which means we are getting closer to our SFX Glow Run!! As we work towards earning pledges to help our school we can earn some awesome class rewards! If you’re looking for the easiest way to ask for a pledge, just upload a photo of your student to funrun.com to create a personalized
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Glow Run Update!

SFX Glow Run Families, Our class is having a BLAST preparing for the SFX Glow Run coming up soon! We’ve also begun learning how to choose to live with character every day through Booster’s brand new character theme, MindSpark: Wild West. While they’re teaming up with the MindSpark Kids to compete in character duels, your students will learn five 21st-century character traits that will help strengthen them
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 10/28-11/1)

Second grade had a happy Halloween and blast celebrating together this week! We hope everyone stayed warm trick-or-treating! ** Please browse through the November  catalog (sent home today) and Scholastic Book Club website for lots of excellent leveled book choices for your child! You can submit book orders anytime you wish to purchase them throughout the school year using our class code: NY8RR  Religion This week, w
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 10/21-10/25)

2nd grade enjoyed watching a performance from our 6th graders this week, as they demonstrated what they learned from the Kolaam dancers and their partner school in Senegal, West Africa!   Also, please check out updates of 2nd grade artwork from our wonderful Art teacher, Ms. Breen, on her class blog at the following link: https://breenclass.wordpress.com Religion This week, we continued to learn about God’s laws
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1st-4th Grade Storybook Pumpkin Patch

Our School Library is growing a Storybook Pumpkin Patch, and we need your help! Families with students in grades 1-4 are invited to decorate a pumpkin to look like a favorite storybook character, and bring it to the library to “plant” in our Storybook Pumpkin Patch. Download a flyer with directions here. Students who choose to submit a pumpkin must fill out the entry form at the bottom of the flyer and br
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 10/15-10/18)

Our 2nd graders continue to work on shifting their thoughts to a growth mindset and maintaining a positive attitude towards all things we do! The power of YET reminds us that even when we can’t do something YET, we will get there with hard work and practice!  This week, we also began our small groups led by with Ms. Egan and myself to work on our social-emotional learning and to help reinforce friendship and self-reg
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 10/7-10/11)

2nd grade had a blast at the Heller Nature Center this week! Our first field trip was a great success, as we explored the forest habitats of so many different living things! Religion This week, we learned about the seven different sacraments that help bring us closer to God and his church. We learned more about Baptism and that we receive it to wash away the Original Sin of Adam and Eve. We continue to pray and share
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 9/30-10/4)

Our second graders did an amazing job leading the Feast of the Archangels and Feast of St. Thérèse (the little flower) this week! Thank you to our First Responders and families that joined us to help celebrate this mass. Religion This week, we continued to learn about the archangels and parts of mass, as we led school liturgy this week. We also continue to enjoy our visits from Fr. Rodlin as we prepare for our sacram
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2nd Grade Weekly Posts! (Week of 9/23-9/27)

Our second graders had a great time during our author visit this week! Matt Tavares, author of Dasher, shared about his writing and illustrating processes and showed us all the unique aspects of what it takes to publish one of his books. A few important updates for next week: Baptism Interview – Baptism Interview assignment is due Monday, September 30th! Please look out for this assignment in your child’s Sidek
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 9/16-9/19)

A million thanks to everyone who joined us for Back to School Night this week! We loved sharing all the wonderful things your second graders have been working on so far this school year! A few important updates for next week: On Monday 9/23 we will have our first Lockdown drill of the school year. We ask that you help us facilitate these conversations at home as well about how these drills are to help keep us safe. W
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2nd Grade Weekly Updates! (Week of 9/9-9/13)

We had a fantastic and successful first full 5-day week of second grade! We continue to work on reinforcing and practicing our routines and expected behaviors. Please continue to discuss and reinforce these expectations at home with your child. Religion This week, we learned about God’s gift to all of us and the love he has for us all. We also had our first weekly religion lesson with Fr. Rodlin this week! The second
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Upcoming author visit with Matt Tavares

We are off to a great year in the library. Classes have been visiting our wonderful library space and we are learning/revisiting library routines and beginning to checkout to students in 1st-8th grade. Kindergarten students will begin checking out later this fall. I am excited to share that our first author visit of the year will occur this month. In partnership with the Book Stall in Winnetka, award-winning author M
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