Room 24 News

March 2013

Congrats to our 4th Grade Writers!

The STAR Writing Test took place on March 5th. Our 4th graders have been working hard all year becoming skilled, grade-level proficient (and beyond!) writers. Thank you for ensuring your child had a great night's sleep and a healthy breakfast. I am confident that the test was a success for all! Lots to celebrate!


Mr. Kyle is hosting a Science Fiction Writing Contest for students in 2nd-6th grades!

DEADLINE: Monday March 25th 2013

• Typed and submitted to Mr. Kyle

• 500 word max

• Two grade divisions: 2nd/3rd/4th and 5th/6th

• Illustrations encouraged, but not required

• School appropriate language and content

Judging Criteria

• Imagination and Creativity (Vital for Science!)

• Originality

• Scientific accuracy

• Grammar and Mechanics

Winners to be published in The Coast News and Rancho Santa Fe News

Mark your calendars!

  • Conferences are this coming week, starting March 11th! I'm looking forward to meeting with you! Minimum day schedule: 8:30am - 12:00pm, short lunch/recess from 10:15 - 10:35.
  • TEST ALERT: Social Studies Test, Chapter 5. Friday, March 15. We will be highlighting our notes on Monday 3/11. The highlighted sections from the kids notes on Lesson1-4 are exactly what will be assessed on the test. All *'d questions means they are an essay and will be worth 5 pts, instead of 2. Students should study for the essays by actually writing the questions out (3+ powerful sentences each) as their practice.
  • TEST ALERT: Science Test, Chapter 3. Thursday, March 28. Study guides will be handed out March 20. Students should study similarly for SS and Science.
  • Friday, March 22nd is California Day. This is an exciting day of hands-on learning about California's rich history, and will culimnate with the 4th Grade Performance of "Go West" at 1:15pm in the FAB. Don't miss it! Thank you to all our fabulous parents who have volunteered to help in this exciting day. Please note that the kids will need to DRESS UP for CA Day in pioneering and Gold Rush attire. Suggestions include : jeans, bandanas, cowboy hats, dirt covered faces, etc ... They will need their clothes for the dress rehearsal for the school on Thursday, 3/21 and Friday, 3/22. Parent volunteers, please join us in dressing up as well!
  • April 8 - 12 is Spring Break!

Keep Tech Alive! Donate to the Technology Drive!

Check your child's WOW folder for a special letter from Misty Thompson, the SSF Chairperson for this year's Solana Beach Foundation for Learning Technology Drive. Our students and teachers depend on donations to fund SSF's technology: iPads, desktop computers, projectors, and document cameras are all important components to our academic day at Solana Santa Fe. The suggested donation is $250 per family; please help by donating any amount you can to keep our technology moving forward! 100% of the funds stay at SSF. Thank you!

2013 SSF Technology Drive

Our kiddos are doing AMAZING things in 4th grade! Thank you for your constant support!