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Welcome to Second Grade!

My name is Kristen Gallagher. I have been part of the Commack School District for over 20 years.

Teaching your child is a tremendous responsibility and I will do my best to ensure that each student has a safe and motivating learning experience in this upcoming year. However I cannot do this without the help of you, the parents.  We are partners in the learning process. 

I believe that parent-teacher relationships are necessary for maximum school success.  Throughout the year I will communicate through, notes, telephone calls, emails, report cards and parent teacher conferences.  I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time.  You can call me at the school, send me a written note or contact me via email [email protected] 


Class Assignments

Elementary Homework
Elementary homework will be sent home in your child's folder/notebook when assigned by the teacher. Please check this folder/notebook daily.

Please review and sign your child's Agenda daily and please sign all homework.

Here are a few tips to encourage a positive environment for success:

Remove distractions- Choose a quiet place for your child to work.
Establish a routine- Set a specific homework time such as right after dinner. Require that homework must be completed before your child can watch TV, use the computer, etc.
Prioritize- Encourage your child to work on the most challenging assignments first. Then complete the others.  Use the Agenda to check-off assignments as your child completes them.
Check understanding- Be sure to read all directions to your child so he/she is aware and understands the task.
Guide and monitor, then correct- If your child needs help, offer ideas that can help sort out the problem. Review the assignment with your child and help to correct mistakes.
Get organized for tomorrow- Remind your child to pack his/her backpack before going to bed. Make sure all homework is placed in folder.
Let the teacher know- Homework is a review of concepts and skills taught daily. If your child is having difficulty completing assignments or is struggling with concepts, please let me know
Notification of Assignments
Long-term assignments, projects, chapter tests, etc., will be posted in the Class Announcement section as determined by the teacher. 
Classroom Resources and Materials
Information related to subject-area resources and materials can be found in the subject specific area of the teachers webpage.  

Snack and Lunch

Please send a small snack and drink each day with your child. Please make sure your child can open his/snack independently.
Contact Information
By Mail:  25 McCulloch Dr Dix Hills, NY 11746
By Phone:  631-858-3570
By Email: [email protected]
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The Commack School District Mission Statement
Within the context of a caring community of learners, our primary mission is to provide an exemplary
learning experience that will allow each child to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes, and
values to become a successful, contributing member within our school community and greater society.
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