4th Grade Super Sailor Newsletter
Week 21: February 1-5, 2016
We will continue studying changes to the Earth’s Surface. We will begin the week by looking at different types of weathering (chemical, physical, and biological) and will spend the rest of the week observing changes through the Earth’s surface by observing models. Invention Convention projects may be turned in February 1st-3rd. We are excited to see the creative ideas students come up with!
We’ve completed 1 persuasive essay and will write one more this week. In this unit students have studied the purpose for writing a persuasive piece. They will understand the language used to sway someone to do something or agree with their point of view. Through reading and analyzing examples of persuasive text, writers understand the genre, author’s purpose, and unique characteristics of persuasive writing. February night writes due Monday, February 1st.
NEW: noredink—available through Edmodo or noredink.com—this can be done at home for extra grammar practice.
Spelling-4th grade word wall words
STAAR test dates:
March 29: Writing
May 9: Math
May 10: Reading
8th- Fit 4 Kids - 4th grade 3:10-3:50
11th-Valentine's Parties 2:00-2:45
12th-Early Release 12:10
Football at recess
Due to the growing number of incidents & injuries occurring on the playground related to football, students are no longer allowed to play football or catch during recess. Please note that this includes all grade levels. Students may not bring footballs to school. There will be no catch, no-tag football, etc. This new campus safety procedure began this week.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
At Austin Parkway Elementary we strive to provide the best experience possible for our students and their families. We are constantly looking for ways to streamline processes within our building. One of the processes that we are currently working on is that of early dismissal. The policy regarding early dismissal and checkout can be found in the Austin Parkway Elementary Student-Parent Handbook, on our website. Please see below for the excerpt.
In the case of an unforeseen event that causes a change in the way your child goes home please follow these steps.
- Send an email to Ms. Miller before 2:15 p.m., firstname.lastname@example.org
- State in the email:
- Student’s name
- Teacher’s name
- Your name and relationship to student
- Your phone number for verification purposes
- Time of pickup (no dismissals after 2:45 p.m.)
- Reason for last minute change
4th Grade Teachers
Stacey Fessler - Stacey.Fessler@fortbendisd.com
Laurie Grove - Laurie.Grove@fortbendisd.com
Janet Jelinek - Janet.Jelinek@fortbendisd.com
Wakika Newton - Wakika.Newton@fortbendisd.com
Meredith Noe - Meredith.Noe@fortbendisd.com
Holly Rohring - Holly.Rohring@fortbendisd.com
Emily Sanchez - Emily.Sanchez@fortbendisd.com