Mrs. Joanna Silva
    Second Grade
    Room: N-8
    Email:  jsilva@npsdnj.org
     Phone: 908-464-4700 Ext 538
     The best way to contact me is by e-mail,
    a note with your Child,
    or leave a message with the school secretary.

    Dear Second Grade Friends,

    Welcome to second grade! I am Mrs. Silva and I can’t wait to meet you and start a new year. I hope you all enjoyed your summer. Mr. Silva, Matthew (my son who is starting 8th grade which is middle school in Basking Ridge), Penny our doogie (6lbs Yorkie), and I had a nice summer! We were off visiting the shore, Wildwood, and indoor play places. Also of course the pool, lots of play dates and lots of time spent outside, especially time spent practicing for the upcoming soccer season training with the Red Bulls. It will be exciting to share our summer memories with each other. Be ready to share some of your summer stories on the first day. 

    Now that the summer vacation is coming to an end, I have been at school preparing our classroom and getting it ready for a terrific year in second grade.

    This is such an exciting year for you. We will be reading many wonderful books and writing stories. We will also learn so many new things. In second grade we will have lots of reading time and reading workshop, writer’s workshop, learn new Go Math games and use lots of technology.

    There are many important jobs that I would like to share with you before the first day of school. There is a supply list attached. I need you to bring all of your materials to school by Tuesday September 12th.

    The second important job is to be responsible for bringing your binder with your planner and folder to and from school each day with your homework assignments along with any important papers for your parents or myself.

    Lastly, you will need to keep your things organized. We will practice organizing our desks and folders in school and I’m sure your parents will practice at home with you as well.

    I am thrilled to meet you and your parents on Tuesday, September 6th.

    I know you will love our classroom and love second grade!


    Mrs. Silva

    P.S. I have two secrets for you to guess ?????

    One is we have a class b_ar the word rhymes with hair.

    We will also have living things that start out black, yellow and white, then grow up change and then have w_ngs.

    Dear Parents,

    I am so excited that your child is in second grade and will be in my classroom this year. I would like to take the opportunity to let you know that I value your child’s education and it is of utmost importance to me. If there is anything important that you would like to share with me about your child (i.e. interests, hobbies, likes, dislikes, etc.), please feel free to send a note to school in the beginning of the school year. Please note that in second grade we will have a snack every day. Please send in a healthy snack with your child beginning the first day of school. I look forward to meeting all of you and working with you. If you need to reach me at anytime please send a note in your child’s backpack, or e-mail me.


    Mrs. Joanna Silva