St. Mary's Catholic School
218 W. Washington Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740-4765
301-733-1184 | email

Challenging the Mind - Living the Faith

Welcome to Second Grade

Mrs. Bonnie Poffenberger

Welcome to Second Grade!


Spelling Activities

Students must complete 3 activities of their choice each week. Please write the number of the completed activity on your paper and provide a parent’s signature. If the activity is completed online, it may be emailed to If the activity is completed on paper, it may be sent in to school in the SHARK binder by Friday. Some activities, such as making flash cards, do not have to come to school. I will know your child has completed this activity, under your supervision, when you sign the paper. Click HERE for a list of spelling activities that students can complete to help them practice their weekly words.


Monday – Computer Tuesday – Library Wednesday -2B Gym, 2A Art

Thursday – 2A Gym, 2B Art Friday – Music




















Book Report Directions


There will be a Math assignment almost every night except weekends. Additionally, students should review vocabulary words, complete their reading assignments and weekly spelling activities and when needed, study for tests.

Wish List

We could use the following items

for the classroom:

treasure box prizes Gift Cards

Dates to Remember . . .

August 30 – Meet and Greet at Beaver Creek

Sept. 5-  First day of school




Helpful Links

Science: Social Studies: Reading: Spelling: Religion:

About Mrs. Bonnie Poffenberger I am beginning my 32nd year of teaching at St. Mary Catholic School. I am always excited to work with a new group of students each year. Their smiling faces and enthusiasm for learning makes me feel energized. I have taught many years in second grade. I have also taught third, fifth, and sixth grades as well as 3 and 4 year olds. I have three children, one grandson and a granddaughter. My oldest daughter graduated from Virginia Tech and is pursuing a medical career in Philadelphia. My son has a son and daughter. And my youngest daughter  graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh with an education degree. I live in Pennsylvania with my husband and my dog, Emma,  and my cat, Gilly. I enjoy being part of the St. Mary school community. I have not only worked here, but I have also been a parent here. All three of my children graduated from St. Mary’s. They all have fond memories of their time at our school and gained a strong educational background to help them be successful in high school and beyond.

Mrs. Bonnie Poffenberger

Second Grade Teacher, St. Mary Catholic School