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Jessica Ritson

First Grade



Welcome to Second Grade! 

I am very excited to have your child in my class this year and I am anticipating an excellent year with your child.  I wanted to take a moment to address the following.


HOMEWORK:  Homework is sent home Monday through Thursday.  I suggest that you have a specific time to complete homework so that it becomes a routine. Please assist and encourage your child to complete the homework on their own.  Do not complete homework for them.  This does not benefit your child.


OPEN COMMUNICATION:  Communication between home and school is vital for your child to have a positive experience in Second Grade.  If I have any concerns regarding behavior or academics, I will contact you by sending a note, making a phone call, or email.  If you have any questions or concerns about your child notify me immediately.  My email is andthe phone numer to the school is 412-824-2450. It is essential for parents and teachers to have an open line of communication to ensure a successful year.


SUPPLIES:  Parents please send in any supplies that were listed in the handout given at orientation.  Kleenex and hand sanitizer are desired items that we use plenty of.  Other supplies include Ziploc sandwich bags, brown paper bags, paper plates, napkins, cotton balls, etc.  Your donations are greatly appreciated!


SNACK:  We have a snack each day at ~ 10:30am.  Please send in 1 snack with your child each day.  In accordance with the district’s wellness policy please refer the suggested list of healthy snacks sent home earlier this school year. Snacks are not provided by the school. 


I want to stress the importance of reading, writing , and reviewing math concepts (adding, subtracting, telling time, counting coins) daily with your child.  It world makes a world difference in your child’s progress.  Encourage your child to do things on their own so they become more independent.  

I know together we can bring out the best in your child!    


Non-Core Academic Schedule

Monday~ Art
Tuesday~ Gym
Wednesday~ Library
Friday~ Gym

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