• Important Procedures



    You can access the Wappingers District website at www.wappingersschools.org. Then, click on ‘ Schools’, ‘Oak Grove’ and ‘Teachers’ to find the link to my website. On my website, you will find the Daily Homework Assignment, the class schedule, contact information, a supply list, and links to useful websites such as Scholastic Book Clubs. 


    Red Take Home Folders

    Please check your child’s red take home folder and have your child bring it back to school each day. All homework, notes and papers returned to school should be placed in the red folder. 



    A dated note explaining your child’s absence should  be sent on the day he or she returns to school. If you would like to pick up your child’s homework or have it sent home with another student, please notify the Main Office before noon; otherwise, the missed work will be sent home when your child returns. 


    Library Books

    Please be sure to return library books each week on or before library class. Children are so disappointed when they cannot borrow a new book! It is best practice to keep library  books in your child’s book bag at home.


    Book Orders

    Scholastic book flyers will be sent home throughout the year.  Please note that the Guided Reading Level (GRL) is often noted, and generally, levels I through M correspond to grade two. If you would like to order books, please follow the link on my website for Scholastic Book Clubs and order online using the class code. 



    There will generally be homework Monday through Thursday in spelling/phonics, reading and math. Homework will be on my teacher web page under ‘Homework’ and on Monday your child will receive a planner for the week with the homework assignments and reminders. 

    The homework assigned each week is usually:

    • Spelling: A fundations packet will be given every Monday or the first day of the school week. Students should practice the weekly spelling words, as there will be a spelling/phonics check-up or unit test on Fridays.  There are supplementary activities which support and practice lessons taught in class to be used at your discretion. 
    • Math: There will usually be one sheet assigned each day Monday through Thursday, which is to be returned the following school day. Please practice math facts to 20.
    • Reading:  Your child should read or be read to at home for at least 20 minutes a day (Monday-Thursday). 

    Occasionally, there will be homework, projects, and tests to study for, so be sure to check my teacher web page for postings. Please encourage independence when it comes to homework by being available to support your child and helping only when needed. 


    Please send in one small snack daily and a water bottle.  Sharing snacks is not allowed. If your child has a snack that requires a spoon or fork, please provide one. We have snacks from 2:20-2:30 p.m. daily.



    Children’s lunch account checks should be sent  in an envelope with your child’s name and school identification number on it if not paying online. 



    Children may not bring any medication (including cough drops and sunscreen) to school. All medication must be brought to school by parents or caregivers. Please call the school nurse if you have any questions. 



    If you would like to send in a treat ( store bought only)for the class for your child’s birthday, please send me a note a few days in advance.  You may drop off the treats in the lobby before lunch along with plates or napkins, if needed. Please do not send in goodie bags. Also, please be aware that students will not be  allowed to travel around the school to pass out treats to other staff members. Please mail invitations for birthday parties rather than distributing them in school to avoid hurt feelings( unless you are inviting everyone or all girls only, all boys only). In our classroom we have 19 students. 



    Please dress your child appropriately according to the weather in the event we go outside. Please refrain from sending children to school in flip-flops, open-toed sandals, and high heels, as they can be a safety hazard on the playground. Toys, cards, games, and electronics from home are not allowed. In addition to being a distraction, they can be broken, stolen or lost. 


    Teacher Contact

    The fastest way to contact me is to send a note to school or email me at: kathleen.wilson@wcsdny.org. You may also call the school at 298-5280, and I will return your call as soon as possible. I am available most days between 1:35-2:15.