New Grade 2 Math unit: Sums & Differences to 100

Math: Eureka Unit 1: Sums & Differences to 100

From Eureka: In this unit, students work with sums and differences to 20. They will then apply these skills to fluently add one-digit to two-digit numbers up through 100, using place value understanding, properties of operations, and the relationship between addition and subtraction.

The focus of G2 math standards for this unit
– Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction
– Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems
– Add and subtract within 20
– Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies
– Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract
– Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction

Please see below for Unit 1 documentation.

Click here for Eureka Unit 1: Parent Tips
Click the blue links for Eureka Unit 1: Topic ATopic B and Topic C information

Recycling Junk into Art

A message from Helen Arnold – ES Art Teacher

The ES art dept is looking for lots of interesting objects to draw. We would love any of your junk which has interesting shape, texture or light/dark. Examples: shells, stones, toys, teddies, old/cheap jewellery, dried or plastic flowers/leaves/fruit, old machinery parts, nuts/bolts … (not too much bigger than your hand). We are also seeking materials which could be used for construction/3D junk modelling, such as toilet rolls, bottle caps, plastic food containers (cleaned), small boxes etc. Please forward to us in Room 3006 (the art room) With many thanks!

Class Parents Needed

A message from the PTO:


  • Our elementary school students love it when their parents get involved in school!
  • Becoming a class parent is a great way to participate in your child’s class, build stronger relationships with teachers, meet other parents, and get involved with the PTO.
  • We are looking for two parents per classroom.
  • No experience necessary!  Training and support will be provided.
  • More information and the sign-up link will be in next week’s newsletter.  In the meantime, please email Liz Kirkwood at with any questions.

Grade 2 Swimming Information

Dear Parents,

Please see linked information below from the PE/Swimming dept. regarding the upcoming swimming lessons.

Your child’s teacher will let you know when your child’s class is scheduled to begin their lessons.

Link: Swimming Information for Parents
Link: ES Swim Club Pre Evaluation

For questions about the swimming program, please contact Kirby Boychuk and/or Tatiana Goncharenko .


Severe Nut Allergies in Grade 2

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the first week of school!  This year we have multiple students with severe nut allergies.  To ensure we offer a safe environment for all students, we request that all families refrain from sending in food that contains nuts.  We appreciate your thoughtful support.

Thank you for your consideration,

The Grade 2 Team

The grade 2 team would like to welcome you and your student to the 2019/2020 school year!

We look forward to seeing your child tomorrow morning!


       The Grade 2 team

Field Day- June 14th

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Field day is just around the corner. It will follow the same format as last year’s summer field day. Student go to the stations they want to go to when they want to go to it. They can repeat stations as much as they want.

  • 9:30AM- Come to South Field
  • 9:35 AM-Events Begin
  • 10:10 AM- 5 Minute Water and Snack Break
  • 10:55 AM- Events Finish


Student may travel from the events as they wish and may visit the popsicle station once during the event.  The parents running the popsicle station will take their wrist band.


Each student will receive a “medal”.  Please write their name on it so it is easy to know it is theirs.  At each event they will receive a sticker the first time they complete the station.


7th Grade students will be running each of the stations.  The first time a student completes a station they will receive a sticker on their medal so they know they have been there.  It is okay for students to go back more then once they just won’t receive a sticker.

First Aid

There is a first aid kit in the tunnel with the popsicles.


Should have Water bottle, Jacket, Athletic Shoes, Athletic Clothes, Snack.


Support Staff Appreciation Lunch-Your support is needed

Dear Families,

On Thursday, June 13th, the Elementary School will host our annual Support Staff Appreciation Lunch to show thanks to those in our community whose important work often occurs behind the scenes. The guests of this lunch are not teachers. They are employees of AAS who support our efforts in the classroom, from the drivers who bring your children to school, to the cleaning staff who ensure the school is neat and tidy.

The success of this event is directly dependent on the food donations from each family at each grade level, but a little donation by all will send a big message to our support staff. Below is a list of classes and food items each family is asked to bring. Each food contribution should serve 6-8 portions. Please label your serving dishes (each part) and utensils so we can ensure they are returned to you.

Classes and requested Item:
Pre-Kindergarten – Individually wrapped chocolates
Kindergarten – Fresh Bread such as rolls, buns or baguettes
Grade 1 – Cakes, Cookies, Cupcakes Pastries
Grade 2 – Savories (for example spring rolls or other finger-foods)
Grade 3 – Sliced Fresh Fruits Vegetable plates and dip
Grade 4 – Salads: Pasta, Garden, Greek, Potato, Coleslaw or other
Grade 5 – Sliced cheeses or meats (deli style)

Please bring the above items on the morning of June 13th, with the exception of Pre-K who can bring any time from June 10-13th. .

Warm regards,

Laurie Bartels

G2 Summer Reading & Summer Learning


Keep your kids reading and growing this summer! Summer checkout begins for parents & students this coming Saturday, June 8. Kids are allowed to check-out 20 books but grade two students must be accompanied by a parent.

If you are looking for ideas to keep your child engaged and growing this summer, check out the AAS ES Learning Resource page for access to things like IXL, Tumblebooks, BrainPop & BrainPop Jr. and many more.

Is your child ready for grade 3 keyboarding? Students will start keyboarding in G3 next year as they will do much of their written work on the Grade 3 Chromebooks. Why not take some time this summer to give them a head start? Click here for a keyboarding link for your child to explore this summer.