2nd Grade

Arrival and Dismissal

  • The school day starts at 7:50 a.m. and ends at 2:41 p.m. Early release days end at 12:26 p.m.  Breakfast is served each morning starting at 7:35 a.m. Please try to arrive with enough time to eat breakfast and make it to class by 7:50 a.m.
  • Please email Jackie Ventura or call 703-228-8707 if students are going to be absent.
  • Please send a note or an email before 10:00 a.m. with any dismissal changes. Children will not be allowed to change the way they go home without a note, an email, or a call to the office. If your child goes to extended day please send in a note for Extended Day Staff.


  • THURSDAY FOLDERS: Please check Thursday Folders each week for student work, permission slips, grade level newsletters, etc. It is important that Thursday Folders be returned every Friday, so we can check for notes, permission slips, etc. and have the folder for the following week.
  • EMAIL AND PARENTSQUARE: Watch for messages from your child’s teacher via email and the ParentSquare app.  We highly recommend the ParentSquare app.


  • Students have 20 minutes of reading each night.

2nd Grade Expeditions

  • Fall Expedition
    • Bird Expedition: We partner with a school in Nicaragua and learn all about migratory birds. We learn all about birds behavioral and physical adaptations as well as threats to birds and how we can help protect them!
  • Spring Expedition
    • Fighting for a Cause: We will study famous Americans from history who improved the lives of others by standing up for what is right, and connecting it to people who are making our world a better place today (including the students themselves!).