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Welcome, Grade 2 Parents!.  Mr. Paul Schmelter – Principal  Mrs. Donna Forbes – Assistant Principal  Secretaries ◦ Mrs. Betty Hand ◦ Mrs. Joanne Aloi.

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1 Welcome, Grade 2 Parents!

2  Mr. Paul Schmelter – Principal  Mrs. Donna Forbes – Assistant Principal  Secretaries ◦ Mrs. Betty Hand ◦ Mrs. Joanne Aloi ◦ Mrs. Marilyn Mallimo  School Nurses ◦ Mrs. Diana Bishop ◦ Mrs. Fran DiMicco

3  B uilding  U nderstanding  R espect &  R esponsibility

4  Confident and open to new experiences  Try to understand why things happen  Take pleasure in mastering new skills across the curriculum  Love to discuss what they are learning about  Develop organization, logical thinking & problem solving skills  Make connections about the world in deeper and more abstract ways  Strive for more independence – take ownership

5  Mrs. Ammirato  Mrs. Campa  Mrs. Cestaro  Mrs. D’Allesandro  Ms. Geoghegan  Ms. House Mrs. Dorman, Mrs. Harbin Mrs. Donohue-Weiner, Mrs. Maynard, Mr. Mazur, Mrs. Zehner Resource Room - Mrs. Geiser Speech – Mrs. Nicolosi  Mrs. Mazur  Mrs. New  Mrs. Oelcher  Mrs. Oster  Mrs. Rooney  Mrs. Santoro

6 Building Tours AIS Teachers Mrs. DeFilippis, Mrs. Hirsch, Mrs. Guarrera, Mrs. Huergo, Mrs. Lefebvre, Ms. Lichte, Mrs. Owen, Mrs. Riggs, Ms. Yassen

7  Students start putting the learning pieces together to take on more complicated assignments.  They continue to apply the basic skills they learned in second grade and they begin to do some work independently.  Curriculum focuses on learning about the past, present and future.  Literature, social studies and even science follow events over time, such as observing the life cycle of a butterfly or learning about world communities.

8  Grade 2 Visits ◦ Winter Concerts ◦ Science Fair ◦ Building Tours  Articulation Meetings ◦ Grade 2 Teachers ◦ Support Services  Portfolios of Student Work ◦ ELA & Math Work Samples  Burr Website - Back Pack News

9 Special Areas Art Music Library Physical Education Enrichment Compute r Science Lab Support Services Academic Intervention ESL Special Education Speech Challenge & Discovery Social Worker Psychologist

10 School Hours: 9:15-3:30  Arrivals before 8:30 (Special Activities) ◦ May use the Front/East Lot Circles  Buses arrive between 9:00 and 9:10  Arrivals after 9:00 ◦ Please use East Lot Circle  Safety ◦ Crossing Guard/Security Guards/Teachers/Bus Drivers

11  Walkers  Meet parent/guardian outside the main entrance  Students walking/biking unescorted require a note  Will be dismissed at 3:20  Bus/Van Riders ◦ Will be dismissed by grade level/supervised by staff ◦ Eating/drinking not permitted on buses  Changes in Dismissal Routine ◦ Written note is required ◦ Must be approved by the Main Office  Your cooperation is appreciated….for safety’s sake!

12  ELA  Math  Social Studies  Science  Computer Labs  Enrichment  Library  Physical Education  Music  Art  Character Education  Recess Time: Outside Play, Gym, Activity Rooms Lunch & Learn

13  Inquiring Minds Want to Know!  Enrichment enhances the grade level curriculum and allows for students to explore and advance in different areas of study  Activities include math, science, social studies and technology extensions that align with common core curriculum  Lunch & Learn Opportunities ◦ : Ex: Young Engineers, Writer’s Group, Science Group

14  School Clubs ◦ Student Council, Burr Reading Challenge, Environmental Club Technology Club  PTA Sponsored Activities ◦ Halloween Happenings, Sports Night, Talent Show, Reflections, School Store, Burringo  PTA Clubs ◦ Chess, Arts & Crafts, Chocolate, Basketball  PTA Arts in Education Programs  Field Trips  Burr Traditions ◦ Mini-Marathon, Earth Day, Flag Day, Field Day, Spirit Days ◦ Author of the Month, Character Education Awards

15  Medical Concerns: Please alert the nurse/teacher & keep us informed!  Hot Lunch: Please double check accounts  Personal Items: Label with first/last name  Attendance: Please call school before 9:15. Bring a dated note stating the reason for absence.  Communication – sign up for School Messenger

16  Scheduling – be connected! ◦ Dinner & conversation ◦ Designate a homework time & space ◦ Embrace family chore time ◦ Talk, talk, talk, talk, talk ◦ Find time for special interests (individual/family)  Limit electronic use  Increase opportunities for reading and games  Be a role model – embrace teachable moments  Support our children, teachers and school staff  Enjoy your children – these years go by quickly!  Laughter is the best medicine!

17  By staying involved, informed and engaged, parents can help students be successful  There are many ways to help: ◦ Read with your children ◦ Review and discuss their homework ◦ Communicate with their teachers ◦ Attend public meetings to learn more ◦ Learn about the standards/curriculum and how they affect your child’s education and school ◦ Look through your child’s backpack each afternoon EngageNY.org

18  Enjoy your evening!  Thank you for your support!  Please contact us with ANY concerns.  We look forward to our new Burr students!


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