Welcome to Second Grade!
Let me take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Jillian LeBourveau and I am very excited to be your child’s teacher this year! I have a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. I spent my first years teaching kindergarten and second grade in Arizona. The last four years, I have called New Boston Central School my home. I have traveled all over the world; lived in many states and another country as a military spouse. I am proud to call New Boston my forever home. It is truly a special place.
I love being a teacher and feel that it is one of the most rewarding professions. I love children and their passion for learning. As a teacher and a mom of two, I feel as though I will provide a safe, positive and loving learning environment to your child in order for them to develop to their fullest potential academically and socially.
As you know I am only their teacher for ten months and you are their teacher for life. As their parents, you are the most important adults in their lives. You know your child’s strengths and feelings of inadequacy. With that said, you can be a tremendous source of information to me, and an invaluable extension of support for your child’s education at home. With our unified effort and commitment to your child’s education, we can be assured of a successful school year!
Here are some items to help make your child’s 2nd grade year successful. Please bring these items on the first day of school.
I look forward to meeting you and your family at Meet the Teacher in August!
Enjoy your summer!
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Thank you all for an amazing year! I hope you have a wonderful summer.
See you in the fall third graders!
Love, Mrs. LeBourveau
Our field trip is this coming Tuesday, June 4th. HAVE STUDENTS WEAR BLUE BOBCAT TEE-SHIRT! We will be returning to school around 4pm. Please make sure your child knows who will be picking them up! We go rain or shine, so your child needs to be dressed for the weather. Think layers! Our purple shirts are at school and the kids will be putting them on before we leave. Here some field trip packing tips:
* Pack snacks separately from lunch items. Put snack items LAST in your child's backpack so they won't have to dig through everything when it is time to snack on the bus. They will need an AM BUS snack and a PM BUS snack.
* All backpacks and lunchboxes will be tossed (maybe even shoved) into a large bin. Please don't send breakable items! Nothing will stay on the bus. Food items will need protection to prevent from being squished.
* Please do not send your child with a lot of money for the gift shop. $10 or less is plenty, labeled with their name in a plastic baggie. The shop is small and not staffed to handle 100 kids needing to make quick purchases. Many times we don't have time to go in, but sometimes we do. (Many of the items same items can be purchased online for less.)
IF YOU WANT TO TAKE YOUR CHILD HOME WITH YOU FROM SQUAM LAKE YOU MUST SUBMIT A NOTE TO ME FIRST THING IN THE MORNING BEFORE WE LOAD THE BUS. I WILL NEED TO DELIVER THESE TO THE OFFICE BEFORE WE LEAVE NBCS. WE CANNOT MAKE THIS CHANGE ONCE WE HAVE LEFT SCHOOL GROUNDS.
End of year things to know about:
Tuesday, June 4 - Squam Lake field trip 8-4pm - WEAR BLUE BOBCAT SHIRT
Wednesday, June 5 - Awards Assembly 8:30am
Thursday, June 6 - Celebration of Reading 1pm - BRING TOWEL
Friday, June 7th - Mrs. LeBourveau's Class CAMPING DAY - Info coming soon!
Thursday, June 13 - NBCS BBQ lunch (free for everyone!)
Friday, June 14 - Grades K-3 Field Day 8-11am - WEAR BLUE BOBCAT SHIRT
Monday, June 17th - Summer Birthday Celebration! If your child has a summer birthday and want to celebrate, please reach out to me so we can coordinate and not end up with 200 cupcakes! We can do , fruit, plates, mini cupcakes, juice boxes, etc.
Tuesday, June 18 - Last day of school. Noon dismissal
This week we will be studying BIOMES! We will also be taking our Unit 7 Math Assessment. There is no math homework this week, but please be sure to send in completed reading logs and spelling homework on Friday.
This week we will also be taking our FINAL AIMsWeb Math and Reading benchmarks on the ipads!
ALL Library books are DUE this week! Please return from home!
Field Trip Permission Slips went home last Thursday. Please sign and send back in as soon as you can so I can begin making groups for our chaperones.
NO School on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day
Check out this link to take a survey about our Standards Based Report Cards
The Read A Thon was a huge success! The school library was transformed into sections of the beach, campfire, Harry Potter, etc. where students were able to snuggle up and read for 30 minutes. Our classroom raised $205.00 towards the Read A Thon, which will go right back into our school for Enrichment Programs funded by the PTA. These programs allow for amazing opportunities for each grade level, multiple times a year. So far in second grade, we have been able to enjoy the Eyes of Owls Program back in the late fall. We will have another enrichment opportunity the end of May!
Thank you all who purchased books at the book fair as well. There were some books available to us this year.
NEW NEWS: COMMUNITY WIDE KINDNESS CHALLENGE!
The entire school community is working on a Kindness Challenge. Each teacher has created a Kindness Bulletin Board outside of their classroom. We are promoting positive behaviors and passing out "heart bobcat cards" when acts of kindness are spotted. These hearts will be gathered in the lunch room by the stage and added to our Kindness Tree. There, we will be able to see the many acts of kindness by our entire school taking place. As soon as our tree begins to develop, I will share a picture.
A few reminders...
Tuesday, March 12 NO SCHOOL - Teachers have a workshop and it is voting day. Please go out and support your teachers!
Friday, March 15, Dental Day - *For the students who have signed up
Tuesday, March 19th, Family Game Night, Please join the Math Interventionist at out school on Family Game Night. There will be teachers, myself included, each running a Math Game table. I would LOVE to see my students there!
*Please make sure you begin the fingerprint process if you would like to attend our end of year field trip. Family members that are not fingerprinted, will not be allowed to attend the field trip, per District Policy. This process can take up to TWO MONTHS.
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