Iroquois Point Elementary

IB Learner Profile: Principled, Open Minded, Thinker, Reflective, Caring, Knowledgeable, Communicator, Risk Taker, Reflective, and Inquirer.
Mrs. M. Carter » GRADE 2 Room E-1

GRADE 2 Room E-1

One hundred years from now

It won’t matter

What kind of car I drove

What kind of house I lived in

How much money I had in the bank

Nor what my clothes looked like


The world may be a little better

Because I was important

In the life of a child

Author: (excerpt from “Within My Power” by Forest Witcraft)


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Picture Retake and Q1 Awards Assembly

Tuesday, October 24- Picture Retake Day

If you want your child's picture retaken due to photographer error, please bring back the original packet and the picture will be retaken for free and the same packet size reissued.  If you want your child's picture retaken due to parent or child error (i.e. don't like the outfit, hairstyle, background color) please bring back the original packet and pay an additional $10.00.

Friday, October 27- First Quarter Ali'i Awards Assembly in the Cafeteria at 9:10 a.m.

Students who received an invite on Wednesday, October 18 will be given awards based on 1) Attendance  2) Behavior or/and  3) Academics.  

Attendance Awards:

Perfect attendance for 1st quarter- Students who come to school every day, on time.

Behavior Awards:

ABC  award for Acting responsibly, Being respectful, and Caring for others.  2 students per class who consistently exhibit the IPES Behavior Expectations, are a positive influence, and display the General Learner Outcomes.  These students are chosen by their peers and approved by the teacher.

Academic Awards:

Top iReady Diagnostic Scores- 2  for Reading and 2 for Math per class.


Week of Sept. 18

Aloha Parents!  We are at Week 6 of our Language Arts Wonders Unit 1.  This week we will be reviewing and taking our Unit 1 Summative Assessment.  No new spelling words will be assigned for Mrs. Carter's class.  Next week, we will begin Wonders Unit 2 Week 1.
Also, our field trip to HTY is on Thursday, Sept. 21.  A field trip reminder will go home on Tuesday, Sept. 19.  
Your child's graded Who We Are Oral Presentation Rubric is coming home on Monday, Sept. 18.  Your child will not take home his/her project yet because we will use it to create a timeline.  

Email Notifications

On Wednesday, Sept. 13 I posted about our school closure around 5:45 a.m. when teachers were notified.  Although it posted on my school website immediately, I learned that email notifications were not sent out by the system until hours later.  I apologize for this.  However, you should've also received a mass phone call from our school system to inform you about the school closure that morning.  In the event of another unexpected school closure, please go directly to our school website and remember to keep your contact information up to date.  Thank you!


If this is your first time ordering online:
1.  Register at
2.  Enter our class activation code ( H68R7)
3.  Choose from thousands of print titles, value packs, and Storia eBooks.
4.  Submit the order to me by the due date listed on the website
(September due date is the 15th; due date will be written on future catalogs sent home.  Allow at least 2 weeks after the due date to receive your order.)

Friendly Reminder: IB Project due Wednesday, 9/6

 Who We Are I.B. Project is due this Wednesday, September 6.  Your child's oral presentation will be graded.  Because of our schedule and the number of students presenting, your child may present either Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  Please refer to the Oral Presentation rubric and make sure to have your child practice at home.  Thank you for your support! 


On Wednesday, August 23, your child took home an envelope with 10 Spirit Cards.  We had an assembly at school to kick off our Spirit Card Fundraiser and a memo also went home explaining about the fundraiser.  (If your child brought home an envelope with another student's name, please return the envelope only so I could make the switch.)  Thank you for  your support!
PURPOSE:  To raise funds for student activities, technology advancement, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).  IPES earns 50% from all cards sold.  It benefits YOUR child. 
WHEN:  Wednesday, August 23- Friday, September 8 (Extra cards are available for those wanting to sell more.)
HOW IT WORKS:  The student sells a card, collects the cash (each card is $10), and the buyer can start using the card and enjoy the savings right away.  Card may be used for unlimited savings for one year.  Students must turn in the cash from sales and any unsold cards in their envelope to E1 by Sept.8.

Thursday, August 24- P.E.--Bring water; wear shoes.  Your child will be reminded in class whenever we have P.E.  Your child can also look at our classroom calendar to know when P.E. will take place. 
Friday, August 25- Fall Picture Day 

 OPEN HOUSE- Thursday, August 17
5:30-6:00 General session for all     parents in the cafeteria.
6:00-6:15 Session #1 Cafeteria 
6:20-6:35 Session #2 Cafeteria 


Aloha Parents!  

Quarter 1 Standards will go home on 8/16- please check your child’s Homework binder.

  • This week we begin Unit 1 Week 1 of our Wonders Language Arts program. You will find your child’s Weekly Focus in his/her Homework binder. This includes information on what we are working on/learning in class such as literature genre, spelling pattern, vocabulary, etc.  
  • Spelling: Your child will keep the Spelling Notebook in the backpack so that s/he has access to the word list daily. All spelling assignments should be done on folder paper and not in the notebook. Please remind your child to write his/her name and date on every assignment turned in. The title of the Spelling assignment should be written at the top of the paper. Spelling Test #1 will be administered on Thursday since Friday is a holiday. The test will go home next week Monday for your signature.  Your child needs to write each misspelled word 3x; do not erase misspelled words on the test. Please review the Spelling Homework schedule located on the inside cover of the notebook.
  • Math Flashcards: We have been practicing with our addition flashcards at school. Your child should also be practicing at home. Thus, your child will keep his/her flashcards in the backpack so s/he can use it both at school and home. If your child still needs a set, please do get one for your child or create your own flashcards. Later your child will practice using subtraction flashcards.


 Aloha Parents!  The start of our year has been wonderful and I would like to thank you for your support!  I just wanted to inform you that your child will bring home his/her August Reading Log on Thursday 8/10.  The log is found in the Homework binder along with instructions and suggestions of questions to ask your child to check for reading comprehension.  Please use this log for reading homework.  (There is no need to fill in the small reading log section at the bottom of the Student Planner.)  Throughout the year we will learn more about the various literature genres and practice reading/comprehension strategies. 
Also, thank you for reminding your child to return the signed portion of our Classroom Discipline Plan and Homework Policy.  Sheet protectors were provided in the Homework binder for these documents.  Please continue to check the Homework binder daily.  Mahalo!