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Grade 2/3


  UPDATED: 3/8/19

Dear Parents,

While we had a few more students back this week, we are hoping that by Monday we will have full classes again!  We missed our many sick students this week!

We enjoyed sitting down with you all during parent/teacher conferences between last night and this morning.  Thank you for taking time out of your schedules to come into the classroom.

It is hard to believe that Spring Break is only one week away - time has been flying.  The annual Spring Break journals will be sent home on Wednesday - and we will look forward to reading about everyone's adventures when we reunite on April 1!


*Your child needs a warm coat, hat (or a hood), and gloves/mittens to go outside for recess.  If snow enters the equation, your child will need

    - waterproof jacket

    - waterproof snow pants

    - snow boots (and regular school shoes for indoors)

    - waterproof gloves

    - hat

    - an extra pair of socks 


Book exchange books are due back on Monday mornings.  Please help your child get in the habit of bringing books back after the weekend.


Have a great weekend!

Mrs. DiMinno & Ms. Barbieri


* Please help your child remember to bring his/her water bottle to school each day!

* Please label all parts of your child's uniform with his/her name - it makes identifying misplaced items much easier!

* P.E. days are Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  

*  Book exchange books are due back each Monday.  

* Please look for your child's trick words in his/her folder each Monday. 

* School starts promptly at 8am: Monday-Thursday the children have assembly at 8am, and on Friday the 2nd grade has P.E. and the 3rd grade has Spanish.  Please try to get your child to school by 7:50 at the latest so that they have a few minutes to get settled before we leave the classroom.  Attendance is taken by the teachers when we leave the classroom at 8am, so if your child arrives at school after 8am, please sign them in in the Main Office before they come down to assembly or to the classroom.

- P.E. Changing:  

     Tuesday/Thursday - the children come to school in regular Stanwich uniforms and change into P.E. clothes right before class (and change back into regular uniforms later on).

     Friday - the children come to school in P.E. clothes (as P.E. is first or second period), and then change back into regular uniforms.  ** This is a change from last year! **

- Homework:  2nd grade homework should take about 20 minutes, and 3rd grade homework should take about 30 minutes each night (Monday-Thursday.  No Friday or weekend homework).  Reading homework should be a combination of independent reading and reading aloud to an adult.  Please help your child get in the habit of filling out his/her reading log each night and returning to to school in the homework folder each day.  Thank you!

The Stanwich Seven:  Courage, Wisdom, Honesty, Compassion, Forgiveness, Commitment and Joy!

Our Current Focus:  Honesty:  Honest hearts produce honest actions.

2nd Grade

During the month of March the students will learn Spanish speaking countries.

3rd Grade

During the month of March the students will learn Spanish speaking countries.

Grade 2 Schedule for 2018-2019

Grade 3 Schedule for 2018-2019

2018-2019 Photo Folder 

Back to School Night Presentation

Back To School Night Handout - Frequently Asked Questions 

Book Bingo Calendar - Trimester 2 

Book Bingo Packet - Grade 2

Book Bingo Packet - Grade 3

To reach us by email, please use 


To leave a voice mail, please call            203-542-2224 (Kate)

                                                              203-542-2255 (Olivia)

Specialist contact information:

     Art:  Emily Sullivan,

     Spanish:  Irene Brun,

     Music/Drama:  Kreg Gotschall 

                             Caroline Worra

      P.E.:  Chris Cardarelli 

              Annie Ambrogio​,

      Library:  Beth Kiefer,



Tuesday, 3/12 - Readers are Leaders Day - Dress as what you aspire to be when you grow up! ​

Friday, 3/15 - Spring break begins after regular 12:15 dismissal



Monday, 4/1 - Classes resume

Thursday, 4/4 - BEDTIME & BOOKS Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal and book! ​

Wednesday,4/10 - Field Trip to the Stamford Nature Center

Friday, 4/19 - No school, Good Friday

Wednesday, 4/24 - Field Trip to SoundWaters 



Tuesday, 5/21 - Lower School Spring Concert (time/location TBD)

Monday, 5/27 - School closed, Memorial Day



Tuesday, 6/4 - PreK-Grade 3 Piano Recital, 8:15am

Friday, 6/7 - Lower School Field Day 

Monday, 6/10 - Rain Date for Field Day

Tuesday, 6/11 Closing Ceremony


Uniform checks will take place every morning before assembly. Please be sure to send your child to school in their proper uniform.  On PE days, proper attire is also required for students to participate (sneakers are a must).  Belts are mandatory for boys, and shirts must be tucked in!

Please send your child with appropriate outerwear based on the weather so he/she is prepared for outdoor play!


Please be sure to send a note with your child if there is a change in their normal pick up routine.  

If there is a change in plans, in addition to emailing both homeroom teachers, please email Lilian Coutinho ( and Kelly Lametta ( in the Lower School Office in case we are not able to see your email before we head out to dismissal.


* 2nd graders will have about 20 minutes of homework per night, Monday-Thursday

* 3rd graders will have about 30 minutes of homework per night, Monday-Thursday