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Hello Rosehill Cougars! My name is Leticia Piña and I am your new 2nd grade teacher! I have been teaching 2nd grade for a few years now, so I already know how exciting the school year is going to be!

 

For those of you who don’t know me yet, let me share a little background about myself. I was born and raised in a small town north of here called Navasota. After graduating high school, I attended and graduated Sam Houston State University with a degree in Bilingual Elementary Education. Since then I have taught kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade. I started at Navasota ISD and then decided to move to a bigger city. I taught at Spring ISD for a few years and then made another change. After getting married, 6 years ago, I moved to Tomball and started working at Rosehill. My husband and I now have two beautiful kids. Emma is four and going to Pre-K this year. Nicholas is two and keeping us all on our toes daily!

 

 

As I mentioned earlier, my teaching degree is specified in Bilingual Education, but I actually made a switch a couple of years ago to teach in English. I feel very comfortable in both languages and have enjoyed both experiences. My main focus is to reach kids and help them grow both socially and academically.

 

Please feel free to come by and get to know me and our classroom environment. I really do appreciate any feedback and as much communication as possible. And of course, thank you for sharing your child with me. I truly feel that this might be the best year yet!

 

Recent Posts

Volunteer

Happy Wednesday!
 
I have a few reminders for this week and one very important request :)
 
- Next Tuesday, February 7th, Tomball ISD will have a Parent Prep Academy from 5 to 7 pm. Please see the flyer in your child's Wednesday folder for more information.
 
- The Wednesday folder also has a project page that we will need for Social Studies. Your child will need to gather materials and information to create a timeline about his or her life. This will be due on Monday, February 26th.
 
- Lastly, our class will need a very large banner made for our upcoming Cougar Dash. We will be choosing a name for our team within the next few days, but we need a neat and creative parent to help with a banner. If this seems like something you can help with, please contact me! Your help is greatly appreciated!

This week's reminders

Hello parents,
 
Here are a few reminders about this week:
 
- Our Valentine's Day party will be on Thursday at 2:30. If you haven't done so already and are able to, please send your $3 donation as soon as possible. Your child can also bring Valentine cards to pass out to his/her classmates. If you need assistance with this, please feel free to contact me.
 
- The window to purchase the class shirt ends this Thursday. The shirts will be navy blue and will be used for our annual Cougar Dash and Field Day. If you have not done so yet, please send the sizing information and payment of $7 by Thursday.
 
- Also, please remember school will be closed on Friday and Monday for a student holiday.
 
- Lastly, please see my website for information regarding a Parent Prep Academy workshop that will be held at Tomball ISD, February 27th. 
 
Thank you and have a wonderful week!

Reminders

Hello parents,
 
Here's a few extra reminders about what's going in our classroom lately.
 
- Unfortunately, I forgot to send the list of names for the Valentine cards in today's Wednesday folder; I will send them tomorrow; it will be a small pink slip of paper with the names of all of your child's classmates. 
 
- Tomorrow (Thursday) is our 2nd grade music program! They will be performing at 2:30 and at 6:30. If your child is coming in the evening, they should be here by 6:15 tomorrow evening.
 
- If you have not sent in money for your child's field day and Cougar dash shirt please do this by Feb. 15th. The price of the shirt is $7. 
 
-Our wonderful room mom is also asking for a $3 donation for next week's Valentine's Day party expenses (next Thursday). If you can contribute, please feel free to send the money to me, and I will pass it on to her. 
 
Please contact me if you have any questions about any of these things! Hope to see everyone tomorrow night!

More information

Hi parents,
 
I apologize for the overload of information, but I failed to mention a few things in the message I sent earlier this week.
 
- The review for next week's math test did not go home yesterday as I had said, but will be in blue folders today. Please contact me if you have questions over the material.
 
- A Valentine's Day party letter will be going home today from our room mom today. It has information about the party we will be having on February 15th. If you are able to make a contribution, feel free to send it to school and I will pass it on to her.
 
- Lastly, here is information regarding the purchasing of the 2017-2018 yearbook: 

Yearbooks are on sale for $20.00. Deadline to purchase is March 10th

Dedications are $10.00. Yearbook orders and dedications (called “ads” on the website) can be purchased online at www.balfour.com and then enter Rosehill Elementary to be directed to the store front.

You may also order the yearbook and dedication with the form sent home in Wednesday folders. These are to be returned to your child’s homeroom teacher. Make checks payable to RES PTO.

 Pictures and dedications must be emailed to Lisa Solomon at lisasolomon@tomballisd.net before March 10th.

Upcoming Events & Information

Hello parents,
 
These are a few things to look for in the next week or two:
 
- Tomorrow's Wednesday folder will have a blue order form for our class shirt. This shirt will be used for the Cougar Dash & Field day (later this year). Please complete the form to include your child's size and send the payment of $7 as soon as possible. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please feel free to contact me.
 
- Progress reports will also go home in tomorrow's Wednesday folder. Please sign and return. 
 
- We will have our unit test in Math NEXT WEDNESDAY (Feb. 7th), but I am sending the review home tomorrow so the kids can have plenty of time to prepare. Subtraction with regrouping has been a challenging skill, therefore I'd like to give them more than enough study time. 
 
- Next week we will also have our 2nd grade program. Performances will be at 2:30 and the after school performance  will be at 6:30 pm. (Students will need to be in the music room by 6:15 pm)
 
- Lastly, if you'd like to order from the latest book order form. Please send that order and payment by tomorrow. 
Thanks so much for all of your help! Have a wonderful week!

Science Test

Good evening parents,
 
I just wanted to let you know that the kids will be having a science test tomorrow. They did not take home a review, but we did review today and will do another review activity tomorrow. If you'd like to review briefly with your child, here are a few concepts that will be covered on the test:
 
- the difference between a natural and man-made resource
 
- how man-made resources are created using natural resources (such as paper comes from tress or a sweater may come from a cotton plant)
 
- how we can conserve resources in our everyday life (for example, do not leave water running while brushing your teeth or choose reusable bags instead of paper bags when shopping)
 
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the test. Thank you for your support and have a wonderful evening. 

New information

Happy Wednesday!

 

I hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather. Here's some new information for the week:

  •  I'm sending home new book orders from the scholastic. If you'd like to order any books, please send the order form and money in by next Wednesday, January 31st. 
  • Each student will be receiving a copy of The One and Only Ivan either tomorrow or Friday. Please have your child bring this book back to school everyday so we can read together in class
  • Please save and send any Box Tops in with your child. 
  • There is also a correction on the date of the Valentines Party: It will be on Thursday, February 15th
  • School pictures will be Tuesday, January 30th. Pricing information was sent home last week. 
Thank you for all you do at home and have a wonderful week!

No homework this week!

Because we were out for a few days, our class was unable to get homework copies made. There will be no homework, but I do encourage your child to complete the yellow questionnaire regarding family heritage and traditions. These should be returned to class on Monday. 
 
Thank you for understanding and feel free to email me if you have any questions! Have a great weekend!  

Back to normal!

Welcome back, again :) Since our schedule has changed a bit, I wanted to let you know of some changes and things to look out for.
 
- We will still have our awards ceremony tomorrow (Friday) morning at 9:20 in the cafeteria. I have included a small note in the Wednesday folder indicating whether or not your child will receive an award. Please feel free to join us if you like.
 
- Wednesday folders will go home today. You will find your child's report card inside. Please sign the envelope and return as soon as possible.
 
- Due to the shortened week, we will not have a spelling test this week. We will skip this week's list of words and resume the list in the blue folder next week.
 
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank a you and have a great week!

Welcome Back!

Hello parents! I hope everyone had a great holiday break and was able to catch up on some much needed rest!
 
Below are a few reminders and notifications about next week. 
 
- School will be closed this Monday in observance of MLK Day.
- The students have a family heritage assignment going home today in the Wednesday folder. Please help your child complete the questions and return to class by Monday, January 22nd.
- Regular homework assignments and spelling tests will resume next week. 
- Lastly, we will have our nine weeks award ceremony next Friday. If your child is receiving an award, I will send an email or note next week with specific information.
 
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!
 

Holiday Fun!

Good afternoon parents!
 
Here is a summary of all of the holiday fun that we have going on this week:
 
- A letter was sent home last week describing a gift exchange. Each child can bring 19 small gifts for their classmates. These items can be brought any time during the week. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this activity.
 
- A letter was also sent on behalf of our room mom regarding the winter party. If you are able to make a contribution for the expenses of the party, you can send that to school and I will pass it on to her.

- On Wednesday we will have our grade level Polar Express day. The kids will be watching the movie in the library and are allowed to to wear pajamas to school on this day (No gowns, strappy tops or slippers, please).

- Our annual Christmas Sing Along will be on Thursday morning from 9:15 to 10:00. Parents are welcome to join!

-Friday, December 22nd will be a half day. Our winter party will be from 11:30  to 12:30. Students will be dismissed at 12:50. 

 

Thank you so much for your participation in all of this! I know I speak for all of the kids and myself when I say we're looking forward to a fabulous week of festivities!!

 

This Week's Happenings

Good afternoon parents, 
 
We have a busy couple of weeks ahead of us! Below are a few things that you can look for or help your child prepare for:
 
- Tomorrow is our unit test in math. The students will be tested on addition and subtraction with and without regrouping. The review was sent home in blue folders last Friday; please help your child prepare for that tonight.
 
- I will be sending home a letter regarding a Christmas gift exchange tomorrow. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please do not hesitate  in contacting me. 
 
- We began a new unit on natural resources today and will be focusing on rocks this week. Please have your child find a rock of their choice and bring it in to class so that we can observe and compare physical properties. 
 
As always, thank you for all of your help and cooperation!

Upcoming OPTIONAL Events

Hello, parents!
 
I wanted to fill you guys in on the details of a couple of events that we will be having at Rosehill over the next few days.
 

The Parent Prep Academy session “Reading Your Child: Developmental Milestones / Learning Styles” will take place here at Rosehill on Thursday, December 7, at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. No need to preregister. Sessions in Spanish will be available. All parents are welcome.

We will also have a blood drive next Monday for one of our 2nd graders, Franco Almaguer, who is battling leukemia. If you are interested in donating blood, you can sign up at the front office. The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will have a Donor Coach in our parking lot on December 11, from noon to 6:00 p.m. 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions! Thanks & have a great week!

No homework this week!

Welcome back!
 
Just wanted to let you guys know that we will not have homework this week! A new sheet will be sent home this Friday.
 
Thanks and have a great week!