Lead Teacher :: Lisa Duncan :: lduncan@mdpsc.org
Assistant: Matt Soto :: msoto@mdpsc.org


Welcome to Senior Elementary 2

 Please reference the following information to keep up with what is going on in SE2!

Homework Club:  Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:30pm-4:30pm.  It will be held in SE2.  Homework Club is for students that need help with homework or just a quiet place to get homework done.  Please check with Ms. Duncan if you wish for your child to attend.  There is NO CHARGE for attending, however students MUST BE picked up at the classroom by 4:30pm.  Students still on campus after that time will be sent to aftercare.  There is a drop-in charge for aftercare if you are not already enrolled.

Quarter 2 Curriculum:

Math – Common Core Progress Math Book & TenMarks, following State Standards

Reading – SCOPE and STORYWORKS Magazines – Exploring Text Structures, Identifying Themes, Summarizing.  We will also be analyzing poetry and identifying grammatical mistakes.

Writing – Constructing Persuasive Essays using the 4-step writing process: Organize, Draft, Revise, Final.  Students will also be participating in debates.

History – Ancient Japan & Ancient Maya, Inca & Aztec Civilizations: Geography, Culture, Government, & Religion/Spirituality

Geography – Rivers of Water & Ice; Lakes, Wetlands & Aquifers; The Earth’s Layers; Plate Tectonics; Volcanoes & Earthquakes.

Science – Conducting Experiments; Analyzing Data; Components of a System; Changes in Environment; Science & Technology

Google Classroom:  Students have been given their own mdpsc.org email to use with Google Classroom.  Students will learn to complete certain assignments online.

Check out BLOOMZ for homework schedules and upcoming events for the classroom.

Any questions or comments can be directed to Ms. Duncan via email: lduncan@mdpsc.org or phone: (602)943-7672



October 20th – Character Parade and Presentations.  Begins at 9am

October 26-27 – Parent-Teacher Conferences.  Early Release 11:30am

November 4th – International Day. 11am-1pm

November 10th – Veteran’s Day – SCHOOL CLOSED

November 15th – Early Release 11:30am

November 22nd – Dessert Potluck 1pm SE2

November 23-24th – Thanksgiving Holiday – SCHOOL CLOSED

December 6th – Early Release 11:30am

December 22nd – Winter Program: Schedule TBA

December 23rd – January 8th: Winter Break


Helping Hands/Classroom Need

Thank you to all of the parents who have helped out!

Helpful Links

Scholastic Book Orders:  Parent code L9CL3