Palos East Elementary SChool

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Pg11b_color_thumb.pngMy name is Karen Healy and I will be your child’s Second Grade teacher this year.  I am looking forward to working with you and your child.  If you ever have any questions during the school year, please email me, send me a note, or call me between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. or between 12:05 p.m. and 12:45 p.m.  I am here to make your child’s experience at Palos East School a joyful and meaningful one.  Below you will find some important Second Grade information.

Arrival Time – Class begins at 8:55 a.m. and ends at 3:20 p.m.  If your child is not to take the bus home on a certain day, you must send a note.  If I do not receive a note, I will have to put your child on the bus.

Media Center – Our class goes to the Media Center (Library) every Monday afternoon.  Books will be due on or before each Monday.  The children will be able to "free flow" everyday if they bring a book to be returned.

The children have gym for 40 minutes three times a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.  Gym shoes are required on those days.  Please consider sending an old pair of gym shoes to be left at school.  They really help us out on the days when children wear flip flops, fancy shoes or winter boots.             

– The children will have outdoor recess each day.  Please dress your child accordingly.

Birthdays – Edible and non-edible treats are not allowed to be distributed at school as a birthday celebration.  Each child will have his/her birthday recognized by the teacher within the classroom.  If you would like to pass out invitations at school, you must either invite the entire class, or all of the children of the same sex. 

Homework - There is a homework link on this website.                    


Classroom Rules

  1. Be Kind
  2. Listen
  3. Raise your hand
  4. Work Quietly
  5. Be EXTRA quiet in the halls 
  6.    Keep your hands and feet to yourself at ALL TIMES


Give Me Five

  1. Eyes on speaker
  2. Lips closed
  3. Ears listening
  4. Sit up straight
  5. Hands and feet quiet