Dear Second Grade Families,

Our special day is just around the corner. We have a busy week ahead of us with academics and preparation for our First Communion. We will be practicing in church everyday except Friday.

Reminders for First Communion:

Pictures will be taken in the fourth grade classroom. The photographer will be here from 8:30-9:30. I recommend you come early to take your pictures. The photographer stops taking pictures at 9:30 because he needs to prepare for the class picture in church.  I have extra picture envelopes so please stop by my class for another one if needed.

First Communion Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m. I can’t wait to see all of our little angels on Saturday.

IMPORTANT FIRST COMMUNION REQUEST: A few weeks ago, I sent a letter requesting the “love letters” for your child. Please send in your love letter ASAP or no later than Thursday. Every child MUST have at least one letter turned in. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding “the love letter.”

If you have not already done so, please have a “dress rehearsal” at home with the special clothes. Make sure your child can walk (up and down stairs similar to altar steps), kneel, bow, stand, and sit comfortably. Shoes, (flat for girls), should not be slippery on the bottoms; they should not slip off, tied securely, buckled, etc., and feel comfortable. There are to be no gloves, bracelets, or anything carried in their hands. Veils, bows, wreaths, etc., for the girls need to be securely fastened with bobby pins.

Please remind your child about “fasting” before Mass; nothing to eat or drink, except water and not a lot, one hour before Mass. Also, make sure he/she uses the bathroom before we begin, and hands are clean.

As previously mentioned, your child does not need a sponsor for this sacrament. This has not been a tradition here at Sacred Heart. The class will be sitting together and participating in all aspects of the Mass as well as receiving Communion. We will only be receiving the Body of Christ. If you would like your child to receive the Blood of Christ, this can be done when you attend mass together as a family.

The first four pews on each side of the church will be reserved for our First Communicants.


Homework:  If your child has a reading part for mass, please practice at home.  Most students received their parts on Friday.

Reading Log, IXL H.8 and W.3

Spelling Test will be on Monday.

RELIGION: We will be preparing for our First Communion and making our First Communion Banners.


Reading: Reading Club goals

MATH: We will be reviewing addition and subtraction this week and introducing measurement.

Writing:  Focusing on opinion writing and adding two facts to support their opinion.

Science:  Frog Life Cycle

Social Studies:  Finishing unit on culture

Reminders for this week:

Tuesday and Thursday:  Tuesday, P.E.

Wednesday:  Free Dress $1.00 St. Jude

Friday: Jog-a-thon!!!!

Saturday:  First Communion…Meet in church at 9:40a!

Please feel free to send me an email if you have any questions.


Mrs. Vazquez