Community 402 Newsletter – October 2019

Welcome to Community 402!

October 2019 Newsletter

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If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me either at the school at 718-429-5287 or email Ms. Burke – 

I look forward to a fun-filled educational year!

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We will be working on our first nonfiction unit. We will be focusing on researching  and synthesizing information from multiple texts.


Students will be drafting, revising, editing and publishing personal essays.


We have begun multiplication and multistep problems. Your child should be studying Math terms and basic Math facts daily for about 5 minutes.

Social Studies

We have begun our unit on the Native American tribes of New York. Students will create their own book on Native Americans and natural resources.

A yellow pencil labeled "Homework"

Homework is a review of the day’s lessons to help reinforce reading, writing and math skills.  Each night your child will receive approximately 60 minutes of homework.  It is important that homework is completed on a daily basis.               

Daily Assignments will include:

*Reading for 20-30 minutes and responding in purple nonfiction/ social studies folder. The students should be using the colored rubrics as guides to assist them. Reading log should be completed 7 days a week.

*Math– please have your child use the strategy CUBES to help them fully understand the directions and questions. Your child will be completing two math pages and writing a Math reflection nightly .

Important Dates

October 30th- Wednesday- Chapter 2 Math Test

October 31st- Halloween visit to main building( Return Slip)

November 1st- Friday- Trip to Fraunces Tavern Museum (Return Slip and $2.00) Field Trips are an excellent way to connect our curriculum and expose students to real world experiences. Parent chaperones are critical in making this trips successful.  We look forward to having you join us.

November 5th- School Closed

November 11th– School Closed

November 14th Parent Teacher Conferences (Early dismissal at 11:10 A.M.)

November 21st- Family Thursday