Sacred Heart Cathedral Catholic School - Dodge City, KS

September News 2018

September News for 2nd Grade

9/03 - No School

9/05 - Fall Pictures - Students wear uniforms

9/07 - Raven testing for 2nd grade 

9/19 - Mid- term grades will go home today.

Important Dates for 2nd Grade:


Sunday, December 16, 2018 - First Reconciliation at COLG at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 K-2 Christmas Concert

First Holy Communion:

4/27-4/28 (at all weekend masses)

Sacred Heart is planning to make it as a class on Saturday, April 27th at the 5:00 mass.

5/4-5/5 (at all weekend masses)

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May News for 2nd Grade!



Upcoming Important Dates for 2nd Grade


Monday, April 30th - 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 - Father Wesley will come to visit our classroom first, and then do a prayer service at Sacred Heart Cathedral Church.  Parents are welcome to attend, but this is not mandatory for parents.  Last year he had a Q&A session in the classroom, then we went over to church and he showed them the inside of the tabernacle and the monstrance, then we prayed together.


Friday, May 4th - Pizza Party in our classroom, no need for students to bring a lunch on this day!  Pizza and drinks will be provided!


Saturday, May 5th, 2018 - First Holy Communion @ COLG @5:00 p.m. Mass

Sacred Heart students and PSR students will meet in the Daily Chapel at 4:30 p.m. at COLG.

Sacred Heart students will set together as a class, and will be making their First Holy Communion with 47 other PSR students.  All students making their first communion will set together in a reserved section in church. All parents are asked to set in a separate non-reserved section of the church during mass.  

A Professional photographer will be available to take pictures at COLG.


Friday, May 11th - May Crowning/Second Grade will be honored at the 8:10 a.m. mass at Sacred Heart.  Each student is asked to wear their First Holy Communion outfit to school that day, and bring their Sacred Heart school uniform to change into after Mass.

Friday, May 11th - 10:00 a.m.- 3:15 p.m. - Field trip to Boot Hill Museum.  Students are to bring their own lunch/drink that day. Students will be dismissed from Sacred Heart school at 3:30 p.m.


Please call or e-mail with any questions or concerns.  


Thank you for everything you do,


Mrs. Thomas


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School phone # (620) 227-6532

Cell phone # (620) 339-9631


April News for 2nd Grade

April 1st - Easter Sunday!

April 2nd - No School - Easter Monday

April 5th - Mass K-4 (2nd grade) 8:10 a.m.

April 6th - All School Mass, Adoration following

April  11th - Home & School Meeting

April 14th - Sacred Heart Silent Auction at the Knights of Columbus

April 18th - Mid-term grades will be sent home today.

April 20th - No School - Teacher In-service




2nd Grade March News

March 2nd - End of Quarter 3

March 7th - Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 8:30 p.m.

March 8th - Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00 - 12:00 p.m.

March 9th - No School

March 12-16 - No School Spring Break

March 29 - 1:30 Early Dismissal/Holy Thursday

March 30 - No School - Good Friday

February News

February 7 - Mid-term grades will be sent home today.

                  1:30 Early Dismissal.

            10 - Mardi Gras at the Knights of Columbus for Adults, tickets are on sale at Sacred Heart School Office.

                 13 - Valentine's Day Parties at 3:00 p.m.

            14 - Ash Wednesday

            19 - No School

Religion:  Unit 3 - Forming Disciples of Christ, continue preparation for First Holy Communion.

Reading:  Unit 4:  Our Changing World - Text-Based Comprehention 

Skill:  Plot and Theme.  Strategy:  Visualize  Review:  Draw Conclusions.

Phonics:  Syllable Patterns

Spelling:  Review Final Syllable (-le)

Vocabulary Skills:  Multiple-Meaning Words

Fluency:  Expression

Grammar:  Adverbs that tell When & Where

Writing:  Narrative Poem  Trait:  Voice

Social Studies:  Mayan Culture, Spanish Language

Science:  Earth's Materials, Natural Resources, Rocks and Minerals, Decomposers, Soil Formation.

Math:  3 Digit Addition and Subtraction

January News 2nd Grade!

Happy New Year!  Welcome to Quarter 3!

*January 8, 2018:  School resumes

*January 15, 2018:  No School (Teacher Inservice)

*January 28 - February 2nd:  Catholic School's Week

Sunday Jan. 28th) - Middle School choir at 9:00 Mass at COLG,  all Sacred Heart Students may wear their school uniform to masses this weekend.

Monday (Jan. 29th) - Crazy Head to Toe day!

Tuesday (Jan. 30th) - Dress Up Day!

Wednesday (Jan. 31st) - Pajama Day! Jump Rope for Heart on this day.

Thursday (Feb. 1st) - Cougar T-shirt and blue jean day!

Friday (Feb. 2nd) - Color Wars 2nd grade will wear Yellow!  10:30 Volleyball game, 12:00 p.m. dismissal.


Here are the items we will be learning:

Reading/Language Arts/Spelling/Phonics/Grammar:  2nd Grade Reading Street Unit 4:  Our Changing World.  Big Question:  How do things change? How do they stay the same?

Skill:  Draw Conclusions

Strategy:  Background Knowledge

Review:  Character and Setting

Phonics:  Final Syllable (-le)

Review Comparatives (er, est)

Vocabulary Skill:  Mulitple-Meaning Words

Fluency:  Accuracy and Appropriate Rate.

Conventions:  Adjectives and Our Senses

Writing:  Friendly Letter

Social Studies:  Land/Water Maps

Science:  Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Math:  Topic 9 - Subtracting two-Digit Numbers

Topic 10 - Place Value to 1,000

Topic 11 - Three-Digit Addition and Subtraction

Religion:  First Communion Preparation continued

Merry Christmas!

December News 2nd Grade

December 5th - PreK-2 Christmas Concert 2:30 and 7:00 p.m.

December 8th - No School (Feast of the Immaculate Conception)

First Reconciliation Services for Second Graders:  They may attend the date that works for your family:

December 17th - Reconciliation Services at COLG at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.

December 19th - Reconciliation Services at COLG at 5:00 p.m.


December 21st - 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Christmas Party in our classroom.  Second grade will be having a book exchange.  Boys will bring a book for a boy, and girls, a book for a girl.  Price range:  $1.00 - $6.00 - Please have the book wrapped and brought to school by Wednesday, December 20th.

Thank you,

Have a Blessed Advent Season!



























November Newsletter for 2nd Grade

2nd Grade Reading Street Unit 2:  Working Together

One Good Turn Deserves Another - Text based comprehension:  Compare and Contrast

Strategy:  Inferring 

Review:  Author's Purpose

Phonics:  Vowel Patterns (a, ai, ay)  Review:  Plurals

Read with Fluency and Accuracy

Grammar:  Possessive Nouns

Writing:  Folk Tale, Trait:  Sentences

Listening and Speaking:  Give and Follow Directions

Research:  Read a Web Page

Social Studies:  Mexican Culture, Citizenship, Fairness

Science:  Survival, Habitats, Living Things/Environment

Math:  Topic 6  Mental Addition

Lesson 6-1 Adding Tens

Lesson 6-2 Adding Ones

Lesson 6-3 Adding Tens and Ones

Lesson 6-4 Adding on a Hundred Chart

Lesson 6-5 Problem Solving:  Look for a Pattern

Religion:  Reconciliation and Penance review.  Practice prayers:  Hail Mary, Our Father, Glory Be, Act of Contrition, praying the rosary.

*Reminder:  First Reconciliation is scheduled for:

*Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at COLG, or

*Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at COLG




October News in 2nd Grade

*  Friday, October 13, 2017 - Field Trip to Pumpkin Paradise in Sublette, Kansas from 10:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. $6.00 per student/Adult.  *Parents who have completed Protecting God's Children are welcome to attend the field trip with their child.  We will be taking the Sacred Heart bus on the field trip.  A sack lunch is needed for all attending. 


*  Monday, October 23, 2017  Fire Department visit to Sacred Heart starting at 9:00 a.m.  Smoke House Visit at 1:30 p.m.


Handwriting:  Manuscript Sight Words

Religion:  The Seven Sacraments, praying the rosary, preparing for First Reconciliation.

Reading:  Knowledge Goals, Skill:  Author's Purpose, Strategy:  Text Structure, Review:  Facts and Details/Cause & Effect 

*Begin Book It Program - Please have your child read 20 minutes every night!  At the end of the month, when the student meets their reading goal of 620 minutes for the month of October, they will receive a certificate for a Free personal pan pizza!

To redeem your free ebooks and audiobooks visit:

Phonics/Spelling:  Substitute Initial Phonemes, Phonics:  r-controlled.  Spelling:  short vowels, consonant blends, short vowels (e,i,u)  Vocabulary Skill:  Unfamiliar Words  Fluency:  Accuracy and Appropriate Rate.  Conventions:  Nouns/Proper Nouns

Listening & Speaking:  Give and Follow Instruction

Math: Topic 4  Working with Equal Groups (Students will be able to model repeated addition to write number sentences).

Social Studies:  Heroes, Community Service

Science:  Living Things/Environment


Welcome to Sacred Heart

Welcome to the 2017/2018 School Year!  

We will have a fun year of learning!

Second Grade will be making two Holy Sacraments this year!


Reconciliation Services:

Sunday, December 17, 2017 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.


First Holy Communion Masses:

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. (English) and 7:00 p.m. (Spanish)

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. (English) and 12:00 p.m. (Spanish)

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. (English) and 7:00 p.m. (Spanish)

* The students of Sacred Heart are planning to make their First Holy Communion as a class on this date, Saturday, May 5, 2018, at the 5:00 p.m. mass.

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. (English) and 12:00 p.m. (Spanish)



Second Grade