Friday, February 21, 2020

February 21, 2020

Happy 100th Day!!!!

We had lots of fun celebrating the 100th day of school in Second Grade!  From 100 piece puzzles to paper clip chains of 100, the students enjoyed a day of counting fun as well as reflecting on the 100 days of school that have passed.














This week HCA celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Day. Each class was designated another class to bestow a random act of kindness upon. Mrs. Devenney’s Nursery 3 class visited Second Grade and showed kindness towards us by sharing a favorite book, A Big Mooncake for Little Star, and snack with us. Everyone was completely enraptured by the sweet book that Mrs. Devenney read.



The Second Grade had the opportunity to spread some kindness as well. The students wrote positive messages on colorful spots and then anonymously placed them on the lockers and classroom door of Third Grade! Then we visited them after lunch recess to read the book A Little Spot of Kindness. All of the Second and Third Graders received a “spot” sticker as a special reminder to choose kindness whenever possible.


Another very special event happened this week - First Reconciliation for Braelynn, Declan and Gabe!  They did a wonderful job reading and singing for the prayer service.  It was so lovely for Alana and Sofia to attend the service to show their support. Lots of smiles all around!






Please remember to RSVP to HCA's Annual Auction!  Hope to see you there!


Reminders & Upcoming Events

Next week, PE will be on Thursday (2/27) & Friday (2/28)

Ash Wednesday Prayer Service on 2/26 at 2pm

HCA Annual Auction is on Saturday, February 29 at 6pm

"Frozen Jr." at HCA on March 13 and March 14

HCA Spring Break is March 23-March 27




Friday, February 14, 2020

February 14, 2020

The Second Grade is so proud to have sponsored such a successful Pajama Drive at HCA!  We are so grateful for the many generous donations of money and new pajamas to benefit children in need thanks to our service partner Cradles to Crayons.


The students were so excited to experience the Pajama Day at school that we had created so that we could provide help where it is needed.  It was so fun for them to have gone through the process of working together to choose to do service, devising a plan of how to help, advertising by spreading the word about Pajama Day by public speaking at dismissal, hanging up posters they designed, and recording a commercial that aired on the HCA morning broadcast. To see all of their hard work pay off with a tremendous collection of pajamas and money to buy more pajamas is simply wonderful!




They enthusiastically tallied up the pajama sets and counted the monetary donations!



Thank you for your support and generous donations!  We collected 65 new sets of pajamas for children ranging from infants to big kid sizes.  Additionally, we collected $230 to be used to buy even more new pajamas to benefit children through Cradles to Crayons.


Not only was Pajama Day a success for our pajama drive for Cradles to Crayons, but it also included a Valentine’s Day themed Community Time. The students rotated among various activities with their HCA families. It concluded with heart-shaped soft pretzels for snack!












Reminders & Upcoming Events

Next week, PE will be on Wednesday (2/19), Thursday (2/20) & Friday (2/21)

No School on Monday, February 17 in honor of Presidents Day

First Reconciliation is at 6:30pm on Wednesday, February 19

HCA Annual Auction is on Saturday, February 29 at 6pm


Friday, February 7, 2020

February 7, 2020

The Second Grade enjoyed a wonderful visit from Father Rich Jasper this week.  We have been very focused on learning as much as we can about Reconciliation.  Three of our Second Graders will be making the Sacrament of Reconciliation in less than two weeks which is very exciting, and a little nerve-wracking for those children.  Father Rich's visit hopefully eased their fears a bit.  He spoke to the children about the importance of taking responsibility for what we do wrong and the incredible blessing that comes with forgiveness. 





Father Rich even role played with some students so that everyone could experience what happens when a person goes to a priest for a confession.



The Second Graders have been studying Simple Machines with great enthusiasm.  The students worked collaboratively in groups of two and three to write simple machine reports.  They are happy to present their reports and drawings to an audience on Parent Visitation Day.









The students are really looking forward to our Pajama Day next Thursday!  They have been spreading the word throughout the school with posters and sharing the news at dismissal time.  

For $2 or a donated NEW pair of pajamas (infant sizes through youth size 12), students (& teachers) can wear pajamas to school on Thursday, February 13th.  The pajamas collected will go to Cradles to Crayons, an organization that caters to children experiencing homelessness.  



Reminders & Upcoming Events

Next week, PE will be on Monday (2/10) and Tuesday (2/11)

Pajama Day is Thursday, February 13

No School on Friday, February 14 for Professional Development Day for Teachers

No School on Monday, February 17 in honor of Presidents Day

First Reconciliation is at 6:30pm on Wednesday, February 19

HCA Annual Auction is on Saturday, February 29 at 6pm


Friday, January 31, 2020

January 31, 2020



Everyone enjoyed this week's Hispanic Heritage Celebration during HCA's Community Time!  The classes rotated among three special activities.  Second Grade began with a trivia competition in teams of Lower School students.  We then had fun designing mini pinatas.  Lastly, the Second Graders had a wonderful time dancing and playing instruments.  It was very festive!















Reminders & Upcoming Events

Next week, PE will be on Monday (2/3) and Friday (2/7)

HCA Parent Visitation Day is Friday, February 7

Pajama Day is Thursday, February 13

No School on Friday, February 14 for Professional Development Day for Teachers

No School on Monday, February 17 in honor of Presidents Day

First Reconciliation is at 6:30pm on Wednesday, February 19

HCA Annual Auction is on Saturday, February 29 at 6pm