A Note From Your Teacher...

Montague Charter Academy for the Arts and Sciences

Welcome to 2nd Grade

2021 - 2022                                               

Dear Students, Parent(s), and Guardian(s),

Welcome to 2nd grade!  My name is Mrs. Palacios.  I have been a part of the Montague Charter Academy family since 1993.  I work alongside amazing teachers and support staff.  Together we are committed to providing the MCA community with a quality education.  

My primary responsibility as your child's school teacher is to provide the high-quality educational experiences you've come to expect here at MCA! I am looking forward to a year filled with lots of new learning!

Please stay connected with me on ClassDojo*.  I am available to receive messages from 8:00-3:30 on school days.  I can also be reached via Google Voice at (424) 261-5568. 

Please look and listen for updates on our school website and the occasional communication sent via phone dialer.

Daily Schedule: School hours: 8:10a.m. - 2:40p.m., Monday thru Friday, except for Early dismissal at 1: 40pm. on Tuesday


Attendance: Good attendance helps your child achieve his/her learning potential. Please help your child practice a daily routine that includes arriving to school on time ready to learn and keeping a regular bedtime to ensure your child is able to begin his/her routine the next day.  If your child is absent or tardy please contact the school's main office at (818) 899-0215 or leave me a private message via Class Dojo.

Snacks: Send a small, healthy snack, a small bottle of water (marked with your child's name on it), and napkins placed in a lunch bag or box that can be eaten during a 20 minute recess break. NO glass bottles or containers! NO aluminum cans! DO NOT freeze water bottles!


Homework: Read daily and/or listen to audio books. Study addition or subtraction facts. Have conversations about your child's day. Homework packets are assigned and due each MONDAY. Learn together with your child!


Discipline: Encourage a positive learning environment with the following expectations:

1. Show Respect

2. Make Good Decisions

3. Solve Problems

Review your child's Homework/Behavior Log daily to learn how well your child is following the above "Personal Standards".

After-School Program: We offer both Think Together and LAs Best. Please contact the main office to register your child. If your child is registered, they will be dismissed directly from the class to their assigned area and leader. Please make sure your child (& teacher) knows to stay after school.

Grades: All Montague students will be graded on a 4, 3, 2, 1 grading scale:


4  (90%-100%) Exceeds Grade Level Standards

3 (70% - 89%)   Meets Grade Level Standards

2 (60% - 69%)    Partially Meets Grade Level Standards

1  ( 0% - 59%) Not Meeting Grade Level Standards


*Teacher/ Parent Communication: Please sign up for Class Dojo. You can do this by accepting an invitation sent by me via email or phone number or you can also download the App, look for Montague Charter Academy, and find my profile under "Mrs. Palacios".

Thank you for your support and cooperation. Let’s have a great year!



Mrs. Palacios