Fall Festival

We are so excited to share the details of our Fall Festival.  It will be held at Hickory Nut Gap Farm, on October 28 located at 57 SUGAR HOLLOW ROAD  in FAIRVIEW, NC.  It will be open from 1:30-4:30.  There will be a $5 charge for each person 5 years of old and up.  Hickory Nut Gap Farm hosts a barn dance every Friday from 5pm-9pm.  You may stay for the Barn Dance for no additional charge with your ticket purchase!  At the FallFestival, our Collegiate Leaders will run fun booths, there will be a corn maze, animals to visit,  tike track, hay pile, tunnel slides, tether ball, play in the creek and more!  20% of the proceeds will go directly to ICI!

Thank you!


Thank you for the get well cards from when I was out sick Thursday and Friday! They really made me feel loved coming back on Monday.


Thank you Ashley Yoakley for helping to level books and for this awesome tote bag!

Parent To-Dos

-If you have not signed up for parent conferences yet please click this link and do so.

-Please send back permission slips by FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23 and pay for your field trip by SEPTEMBER 27 online! If you do not, your student will not be able to attend the field trip!

-Also, please send back signed progress report envelopes. If you already have, thank you!

-If you have not sent back the blue language survey paper filled out please do so ASAP (I sent home white copies for lost blue forms)


I look forward to having individual conversations at parent teacher conferences.

Thank you!

I just wanted to show you how your storage fee has been used for bookshelves to benefit the organization in our classroom!

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Thank you Ashley Yoakley and Leslie Woodruff for helping me build bookshelves!

Guided Reading and Words Their Way

Second grade will start guided reading groups and Words Their Way spelling words this coming Monday August 29.

Your student will come home with a spelling list, and they need to study spelling patterns however you choose. Five words on their spelling assessment on Friday will come from that list, as well as five additional words using similar spelling patterns. The spelling pattern is at the top of each list.

I will be happy in parent conferences to give more details in spelling pattern studying at home, and will be updating the HLO portion of this website to explain that in more detail.

Michael Donnelly has a YouTube channel showing videos of himself teaching several Words Their Way sorts if that would be helpful to you as well. I will add this link to the HLO tab as well.

Friday Update Yellow Folders

Hi 2nd Grade Families,

I did not have a great plan for taking up homework and getting behavior marks back to you today so yellow folders will not be coming home today! I apologize.
Next week I will have a better plan for how to handle this.
Thank you for a great first week!
If you sent Flat Stanley back, I will return him in the yellow folder Monday because we need you to mail him somewhere for adventures!
Thank you for your patience,
Melana Lombardo

Monday August 22, 2016 Letter

Dear 2nd Grade Families,




Black Reading Response Composition notebooks can be kept at home during the week and turned in on Fridays.


Please have your champion answer a different question from the inside cover of this journal everyday.



On Fridays, students who have been engaged during reading all week can bring a stuffed animal reading buddy.




Flat Stanley does not have an exact due date due to the nature of the project, but it would be great if they be back in before Session 1 is over on October 25.




We are working very hard as a grade level team to get Field Trip information to you ASAP!


Thank you for everything!


Ms. Lombardo