Second Grade Classroom Information
Select your child’s teacher hyperlinked in blue below to see the full list of volunteer opportunities in their classroom. If purchasing food or drink for a class party or event, please note the classroom size and allergy precautions listed below.
Michelle Fitzpatrick’s classroom size is 18 (plus 2 teachers) and classroom allergies: Tree Nuts, Peanuts, and eggs (can eat eggs cooked in food).
Jody Hoerr’s classroom size is 18 (plus 2 teachers) and classroom allergies
Each class at POPCS has a number of PTF Room Representatives who help coordinate the events listed below. The 2017-2018 second grade representatives are as follows:
Mrs. Fitzpatrick’s classroom:
Teacher Assistant: Mrs. Anne Ciampaglio
Lead Classroom Rep: Cathy Pearson
Mrs. Hoerr’s classroom:
Teacher Assistant: Mrs. Sherri Dedoes
Lead Classroom Rep: Erin Baldwin
Assistant Classroom Rep: Kate Musso
Although the events listed below are not PTF sponsored they are supported and staffed by PTF members and families. These events are for the entire 2nd grade year. Field trip volunteers will be gathered through separate email requests as they are planned. Any 2nd grade family is welcome and encouraged to get involved and participate. Thank you in advance for your help. You make a difference.
Teacher Appreciation Lunch Relief
To show our thanks to our amazing faculty and staff, PTF sponsors special lunches throughout the school year. Help is always needed to help cover lunch duty school wide. Dates are October 20, 2017, December 6, 2017 and April 18, 2018.
This event sponsored by the PE department is designed to provide every 2nd and 3rd grade student an opportunity to learn safe bicycling skills. Parents are responsible for dropping off and picking up their child’s bike and helmet on Friday, September 22. Place a piece of making tape on the seat of your child’s bike and helmet with your child’s name, grade and teacher clearly written. Volunteers will be needed to provide water and help assist students at their stations.
Harvest Hoe Down
This event is sponsored by the PE department as a celebration of fall and a culmination of the rhythm and dance unit in PE. Each grade learns several dances and performs a specific dance before the entire school and parents on Friday, October 27 . This event is a great photo opportunity so don’t forget your cameras!
The students use candy pumpkins and other fall items to add, subtract and multiply. Volunteers are needed to help the students carve the pumpkins and celebrate everything Pumpkin Math on Friday, October 27. Volunteers are needed to bring snacks, drinks, pumpkins, carving tools and also help carve.
The students will explore the famous book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, through reading, writing, math and other fun activities! Volunteers are needed to bring in snacks and drinks on Friday, December 8.
Happy Birthday Jesus Party
Volunteers will be needed to provide snacks, drinks, and paper products. The party will take place on Friday, December 15.
Lincoln Log Cabin Day
Dads are invited to help their child build a Lincoln Lob cabin using pretzels and frosting. This event occurs on Friday, February 9. Volunteers are needed to provide snacks, drinks and paper products. Please drop off your items in the morning. **Moms or special friends are welcome if dad can not attend**
Valentine Exchange and Party
Each child will pass Valentines to their classmates. Volunteers will be needed to provide snacks, drinks, and paper products. The party will take place on Wednesday, February 14. Please drop off your items in the morning.
Achievement Testing Week
Second-grade students will be taking their achievement tests during the week of February 26- March 2. Volunteers are needed to provide healthy snacks and water every day that week. Please drop off your items in the morning.
Volunteers will be needed to provide snacks, drinks, and paper products. The party will take place on Tuesday, April 3. Please drop off your items in the morning.
Second Grade Musical
Second-grade students have the opportunity to perform in the Fine Arts Center for family and friends. Performances are on Thursday, April 19 during chapel and later that evening. Volunteers are needed to donate cookies, which will be served after the evening performance. Please drop off your items in the morning.
End of the year fun filled athletic celebration/competition between all of the 1st through 5th-grade children attending Lutheran schools in Dallas. Each school has children competing in 6 different field events designed to give kids a taste of track & field, healthy competition and just plain fun. Volunteers will be needed to provide water, snacks, blankets, canopies, and event helper. Field Day occurs on Friday, May 4 from 9am-12:00pm.
Literature Week Breakfast
This event takes on Friday, May 18. Volunteers are needed to donate snacks, drinks and paper products. Please drop off your items in the morning
Biography Day Parade
On Wednesday, May 16 the students dress up as an author and proudly parade throughout the 2nd-grade classrooms. Volunteers will be needed to bring various items. Please plan to stay for the parade and take a few pictures.
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
This is our second-grade end of the year party. All are welcome to spend the morning celebrating our year together. Volunteers will be needed to bring various items. This event takes place on Tuesday, May 22.
Field Trip Chaperones
Chaperones going on a class field trip will need to drive their own car and be prepared to pay their own admissions unless they are the designated bus chaperones. Only two parents will be able to ride the buses with the children. Some field trips will only allow two parent chaperones total (such as theater field trips); so more information will be given per field trip. Chaperone names in second grade will be drawn at random for each trip and the teacher will contact chaperones. Field trip destinations have not yet been determined.