Welcome to the magic of Second Grade at Montecito Union School. For several reasons, this school year promises to be an exciting, challenging, and rewarding time for everyone involved. We feel strongly that each and every child has the opportunity to learn and flourish in an engaging and safe learning environment, and that together we’re better! This can be a “transition” year as students begin to move outside their comfort zone and try on new things. Our goal is to establish a positive and supportive environment that encourages your child to thrive with responsible risk taking, while also beginning to learn how to take responsibility for their learning. Hopefully, along with the increasing responsibilities will come a greater curiosity about the world and a love for learning. We are strong believers that with your support, we as partners, will offer your child a year of successful development not only in academic knowledge and skill, but also in confidence, self-esteem, and friendship. Let's get started!