Mrs. Cassaro's

2nd Grade Class

Sailing Into Second Grade with

Mrs. Cassaro

What a busy, but fun week we just had. We went on our 1st Field Trip of the year to Lewis Playhouse in Victoria Gardens last Wednesday and saw Grammar House Rock. We had lunch at the park and stopped off for a Gelato treat at Frost on our way back to school where we iced pumpkin cookie, made Thank you cards for our Parent Driver Chaperones and for the kind people at Frost who served us. We finished the day off with a movie about Ruth & Naomi. We celebrated Madison's Birthday on Thursday and Grandparent's Day on Friday. We gave them ceramic coasters which had photos of us in a bag with a packet of Hot Chocolate and a Tea bag for our sharing time together. I was so honored to meet all of the Grandparents- check out our Classroom photos for a recap of our week.

This coming week is Red Ribbon Week- WOLCS Lions "Keep your Paws off Drugs" and be sure to dress up!! We will have a Pep Rally led by Leadership on Monday 10/22 in the Amphitheatre from 2:00-2:45. We end the week with a Cafe for a Cause led by Middle School 7-8am and it is the end of our 2nd AR period!!

Red Ribbon Week Flyer

Monday: Wear Red, White and Blue- Vote No to Drugs

Tuesday: Wear your favorite Boots- Give Drugs the Boot

Wednesday: Wear a Mustache- We mustache you to say no to drugs

Thursday: Donate Canned Food and Wear Red- I CAN be unified in Christ

Friday: Turn your back on Drugs- wear shirt backwards

Last Friday-we celebrated our Walk a Path Pizza/Dance Party for reaching our Classroom Goal of $1,000 Goal with a total raised of $1,567.00!!! Lots of Fun with glow sticks and high energy dance music. We also got to wear PJs since we earned an Attendance Award and brought our Stuffed animals in celebration of reading Corduroy this week!!!

Video of Friday's WAP Pizza/Dance Party

Click on the following link to view our progress.

Cafe for a Cause Results:

Thank you everyone for your generous donations of food and money!! We were able to raise a total of $453.23!! These funds will be split between our 2 Outreach Causes: 1)AGUA DE VIDA ORPHANAGE and 2)HOPE PRIMARY SCHOOL IN North Uganda. Our Next Cafe will be “Celebrate the Lord of the Harvest” -Friday, October 26th

Meet Benjamin McCaffrey- the newest addition to our Crew!!

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Clcik on PTF page for upcoming PTF meeting dates! Meetings are held at 3:30 in 3rd/4th grade worship center. Child care is free and students receive free dress the next day and a free night off of homework.

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Awarded National Honor Roll Status for Accelerated Reading in 2015 and 2016 School year.

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Click the links below to learn a little more about me and for a copy of the 2018-2019 Back to School Packets.

MeettheTeacherNewsletter nautical 2017.pdf

Welcome Parents and Students:

I hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Summer Vacation. I have been praying all summer and am looking forward to a very exciting and Christ centered journey with my Second Graders. It is an honor to be your Second Grade Teacher for the 2018-2019 School Year.

Second grade students will be setting sail for a faith filled trip to embark on an adventure to be Kingdom Minded World Changers. Our voyage will include new challenges, exciting new discoveries, and an opportunity to explore the world through God's eyes. God has inspired me with a passion for life-long learning and the desire to encourage students to love reading and learning through engaging hands on activities that are fun and exciting. I am blessed to be working in a Christian school where we can grow both academically and spiritually and give glory to God for all of our abilities, talents and gifts.

I am married with two children, ages 17 and 21. I have been attending Water of Life Church for over sixteen years and was involved in our Empowered Kids Children's ministry. Prior to being called by God to launch into a career in education, I spent over twelve years of my life in my former occupation as an attorney. I was admitted to the California Bar in 1999 and received my Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern School of Law. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University of Northridge. I have my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University of Fullerton. I have been on staff with Water of Life Christian School since 2010 and this will be my 7th year teaching 2nd grade.

I know God has many exciting adventures ahead for us this year as we set sail on a spirit filled journey of exploring our community and the world around us. I am grateful for this opportunity and the privilege of preparing your children for success so they may accomplish all that God has called them to do.

Back to School Cover Letter

Back to School Packet

Back to school night packet updated for 2018 cover sheet.pdf
Back to school night packet updated for 2018.pdf