How It Works in 2nd Grade

  • How It Works in 2nd Grade





    Birthdays are a special time and your child deserves special attention. In my room, we celebrate birthdays on the student’s birthday (or as close as possible). Your child is welcome to bring a special birthday snack. A district Wellness Policy has been adopted that is promoting proper nutrition and balanced choices. To support this policy within the classroom I ask that any snacks brought in to help celebrate your child's birthday are healthy and low in sugar. Summer birthdays will be celebrated in the month of June.

    Water Bottles
    Children are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school daily. Water bottles are kept in their mailboxes so children can get drinks throughout the day. Drinks from the water fountain in the class or in the hallway are allowed at recess times.

    To prevent spills, water bottles need to have the pop open top and not the twist open tops. This helps prevents spills should a water bottle accidentally get bumped.

     Although we appreciate knowing when your child is not well, please be sure to contact 425-831-4003 so the office is aware and the absence can be excused. If your child will be absent for an extended amount of time, please let us know so that we may set aside any class materials that they may have missed.

    Please make sure your child comes to school with proper clothing for the weather. As you know, the weather in the Northwest can change very quickly (especially in the fall and winter).  We recommend that the kids always come to school with a coat! Please label your child's coats with their name!

    We have found that it is easier for both kids and families to pre-pay for lunch, if that is possible. Janet Peterson is the head of the lunch room and can help you set up an account. You can also set up and reload your child's account on our school's Food Services web page. Follow this link to go to the Food Services web page.
    Items from Home
    Please refrain from bringing toys or electronics from home. They are distracting and often dissappear during the day. Balls for recess are fine and can go outside with your child.

    Our district has adopted a health standard for our kids that DOES NOT include sweet treats.  Mrs. Flanagan and Mrs. Moore support this initiative and would appreciate your support as well. We will have celebrations that include healthy snacks throughout the year and we will provide ideas for these dishes. Please read the Snoqualmie Valley School District Wellness Policy brochure for additional information.
    Healthy Snack suggestions:


    • Pretzels
    • Cheerios or any kind of cereal 
    • All fruit (fresh and dried)
    • Corn chips
    • Fruit snacks
    • Fruit leather
    • Apple chips
    • Veggies (carrots and veggies that are easy to manage at school)
    • Graham Crackers


    Please refrain from buying any products containing peanuts.