Mr. Scott Oldroyd
Second Grade Teacher
Phone: 570-297-3145Mr. Oldroyd’s Second Grade Information
Absences- If your child will be absent from school please remember to call in the absence. Also, we ask that you remember to send in a written excuse when your child returns back to school.
Address & phone number- Make sure that your child knows his/her address and phone number.
Appointments- I strongly encourage you to schedule appointments after school or during school breaks. However, when it is necessary for your child to leave school early for an appointment, please send your child with a note. When you arrive to pick up your child, the school secretary will call for your son/ daughter on the intercom or phone and they will meet you in the office.
Arrival- Children, who are dropped off, should arrive no earlier than 7:30 a.m. in the morning. Children are not allowed to enter their classrooms until 8:00 a.m.
Bathrooms- Children may use the bathroom as they feel the need. In the event of an accident, the school nurse will provide a clean change of clothing for your child.
Bedtime- It is best for your child to have a set bedtime schedule/routine. This might include taking a bath, brushing teeth, reading a bedtime story and getting into bed at the same time each night. A second grade student works best when he/she has had 8-10 hours of sleep each night.
Behavior- I use the 1, 2, 3 Magic method in my classroom. After three warnings regarding inappropriate behavior, your child will be asked to sit in his or her seat rather than sitting with our class for instruction. If your child continues to have difficulty, he or she will be asked to take a break in the safe spot in the classroom where he/she will not disrupt our instruction.
Birthday Parties- If you would like to celebrate your child’s birthday in school, please remember to send in items that are non-food items. These include stickers, class books, pencils, etc. Plan on purchasing 2 dozen items if you are sending in prizes or goody bags. No gum or candy should be given out for birthdays. Also, please refrain from sending in party invitations.
Book Orders- I try to send home book order forms each month. If you choose to make a purchase, please send in checks or money orders made out to the book company only. No cash please!
Breakfast- Please make sure that your child has a healthy breakfast before coming to school. It is the most important meal of the day.
Bus- Please make sure that your child knows his or her bus number.
Buttons- Your child should be able to button and snap his/her own clothing. If your child struggles with this, please make sure you practice this at home.
Celebrate Success- Please take the time to celebrate your child's successes. Both big and small successes should be recognized!
Clothing-. Please remember to dress your child for the weather. In the winter, I would like to request that every child have a hat, gloves and boots. If your child wears boots to school, please remember to pack a pair of shoes to be worn during the school day.
Conferences- Parent conferences will take place throughout the year. Daytime and some night conferences will be available.
Confidence- Confidence is a very important part of learning. At W.R. Croman Primary School, we strive to instill confidence in every child.
Daily Work- Our daily work is generally sent home in your child’s take home folder, unless it is be used as a display in the classroom or around the school.
Dismissal- We dismiss our kindergarten students at 2:40 PM. Generally, we will be working until 2:30 each day. If you wish to pick up your child at dismissal time, you will need to send in a note. When you arrive, please wait in the office until your child is called.
Email- If you wish to contact me via email, you may do so. My email address is:
I try to check my email daily, but I generally do not check my email throughout the day when I am busy with my students. If you have an urgent message, I suggest that you drop me a hand written note and place it inside your child’s daily take home folder. (Dojo works very well also.)
Excuses- Pennsylvania State law requires that we have written excuses on file for any absence. Please return all excuses within five days of the absence.
Field Trips- Filed trips will be planned for the year and parent volunteers with clearances will be requested.
Folders- Folders are sent home everyday. Please take the time to review its contents. Along with classroom news and completed work, you may find notes from Mr. Brion, PTO notices, etc.
Fund-raising- Please support the fundraisers that we have at our school. They provide the money needed for our various school field trips and much more!
Gym- Children in second grader have P.E. once a week. Please wear sneakers on our P.E. days.
Holiday Celebrations- Throughout the school year we will be celebrating a variety of holidays through projects, parties and literature. If your family does not participate in certain holiday activities, please let me know. I do not want to upset any families. I respect your personal and religious beliefs.
Integration- In second grade, we try to integrate subjects as often as possible. For example, our math concepts may be taught in shared reading or during our listening and following directions lessons.
Interest- I hope that the parents in my class will take interest in our classroom activities. Parent Volunteers are often requested.
Internet- We are currently on-line in our classroom. We will regularly use the Internet as a classroom resource. All internet usage is carefully monitored! Be sure to monitor internet usage in your home as well.
Joint Effort- Learning is a joint effort. Parents, students and teachers need to work together to help each student reach his/her potential.
Kids- Kids are the future. What they learn from parents and teachers today will directly influence their lives as well as ours.
Labeling Materials- Please label all of your child's belongings with his/her name. This will help your child to keep track of his/her belongings. Please make sure that your child’s coat and book bag are labeled.
Labels for Education- Please ask your family, friends, and co-workers to save Box Top Labels for Education. We receive money from this company to purchase materials for our school such as electronics and gym equipment.
Library- Second grade students will visit the library once a week. They are permitted to borrow materials from our library. Please help your child learn to respect books by caring for them and returning them by the date due. If you should misplace a book, please contact our librarian as soon as possible.
Literacy Centers/Stations and Developmental Play Centers- The children will have an opportunity to work in centers throughout our classroom. Centers will be changing throughout the school year.
Long Term Projects- When children receive long-term projects, parents are encouraged to be involved. Help your child to plan on completing his/her project prior to the project deadline. This is an important learning experience, which will ultimately be helpful in their life.
Lunch- Your child my purchase lunch in our cafeteria each day.
Math- We begin each school day with our math calendar activities. We also use a variety of hands-on and paper pencil math activities. Every Day Math is the math program that is used in all W. R. Croman second grade classrooms.
Music- All second grade students will receive music instruction once a week.
We are fortunate to have a School Nurse teacher at W. R. Croman Primary School. Mrs. Martin will tend to minor scratches and scrapes, as well as sudden illnesses. For more serious injuries, she will contact you. Please be sure to send in any change of contact numbers in case she needs to get in touch with you.
Out of Town- If you're going away or if some other atypical event is happening in your household that might affect your child's school performance, please let me know.
Parental Support/Partners in Education- As parents you can help with your child's education in many ways.
· Monitor your child's schoolwork and progress during the school year.
· Encourage your child to be the best they can be.
· Let them know how you feel about their efforts.
· Set aside a quiet time and place to read, write and complete projects together
· Take an active role in your child's learning.
· Read and write with your child daily. Help him/her to understand how important reading and writing can be in our lives.
· Try not to compare your child's work to his/her siblings and/or classmates. Do not expect more than he/she is capable of doing.
· Above all, encourage your child by building confidence and feelings of self-worth.
Principal- Our School Principal is Mr. Brion. He enjoys visiting our classroom to participate in our learning experiences.
P.T. S. O.- is our Parent-Teacher Organization. We have a wonderful group of parents who lead this organization. If you are interested in learning about this group, please contact any of the parent reps.
Questions- Please feel free to contact me by telephone or in writing if you have a question or a concern. Please use the take home folder and email as our primary means of communication. Thank you!
Reading- We will be using the Scott Foresman Reading Program this year. Children will participate in whole group shared reading and phonics instruction as well as small group reading instruction where we will further explore early reading skills.
Recycle- We recycle at school whenever possible and we encourage the children to do so at home.
Report Cards / Progress Reports- Each child will receive a total of four formal grade reports.
Science- Our science program at W. R. Croman Primary School uses the hands-on approach as much as possible.
Support- I hope that you will support your child’s classroom teacher and the decisions that are made in the classroom.
Technology- We will be using the computer lab throughout the school year to enhance concepts taught as well as helping your child to become increasingly computer literate.
Trojan Way- We work to make good choices and follow the four components of the TROJAN WAY:
Uniqueness- In our second grade we emphasize the uniqueness of each child. I know that you will do the same at home.
Visitors- Visitors and parents must report to the office upon arrival. This is to ensure the safety of our children. It will be necessary for all visitors to wear name tags while visiting our school.
Voice Mail- I will do my best to check my voice mail daily. Occasionally, I may miss an early morning message due to my morning meetings. As soon as I receive your message, I will get in touch with you!
Volunteer in our Classroom- I would welcome your help with special events, field trips, and projects. Please let me know if you are interested.
Volunteer in our school- W. R. Croman Primary School is always looking for dependable and hard working individuals to volunteer to help classroom teachers. We also need help with various school events. If you can volunteer, please contact our school volunteer coordinator.
Website- I will try my best to update my school website as often as possible. I hope that you find it to be useful!
eXcitement- I hope that each and every child will find school to be a pleasurable experience -----filled with excitement.
eXtension- I strongly encourage children to bring things from home that relate to and extend concepts discussed in class. If your child shows interest in a particular area, please feel free to extend the enthusiasm.
Yawns- Yawns are an indication of a tired child. Please help your child be prepared for a busy and full day of learning by establishing a consistent bedtime to allow for sufficient sleep.
ZzZzZz- Please make sure that your child gets plenty of rest each night. A child who is well rested will be a more productive learner!
I’m looking forward to getting to know all of you! We are going to have a terrific second grade school year!
Your Partner in Education,