GES 4th Grade Newsletter

Your inside scoop to ALL things 4th grade!

Sept. 5-8

Thanks for Coming

Thanks to all of you who were able to attend our Parent Information Night! We hope you found it helpful. Thanks also to the many of you who volunteered to help in our classrooms, at home, in the WOW Garden, etc. We appreciate you!


If you are interested in volunteering in our classrooms during Reading and Math Workshops, at the WOW (World of Wonder) Garden, or as a classroom reader, but were unable to attend last Thursday night, please let your child's teacher know. Remember, you can volunteer as little as one hour per week. All classroom and field trip volunteers must read the Volunteer Handbook and complete the online background check form Volunteer Background Check. This must be completed annually.

Our Monarch Butterfly Waystation

Exciting News!!! Our first Monarch was spotted in the 4th grade Waystation. We are getting our tags ready! Now that we know our little friends are busy, we also need to keep an eye out for eggs and larvae that we can bring inside our classrooms to allow them to morph safely.

Big image


Thank you to all the families who have signed up for ClassDojo and connected with music, art and PE to receive daily updates on your child's conduct in our classes. If you haven't had a chance to connect, please take the time to sign up today. The instructions can be found on the information letter you received on the first day of school. If you need another copy of this information letter, please contact We look forward to sharing the wonderful things your child is doing in specials.


1. Your child may bring a healthy snack each day. This could include items such as cheese, fruit, or vegetables. Sweet snacks are not allowed. Please do not send items that require a spoon or other utensil for snack time. Also, your child is allowed to bring a water bottle to school. Due to nut allergies, please do not send items containing nuts for snack time; however, they will be fine for the lunchroom.
2. Student birthdays may be celebrated with pencils and other small items, but food may not be sent in due to district policy. Book donations to the classroom or library may be made in honor of your child's special day. Birthdays will be recognized in the classroom at the end of the day.
3. Your child will need a pair of headphones to use with his/her iPad in class each day. Please label them and send these to class as soon as you can.
4. Follow your child's teacher on Twitter: @GESCurnow, @GESRedmon, @GESBailey, @GESMitchell, @GESStackfleth.

Curriculum Corner

Humanities: Summarization, Regions of Texas, Writing Realistic Fiction
Science: Energy Transfer Among Organisms
Math: Place Value: Expanded Notation, Comparing Numbers


9/21-PTA Meeting and Ice Cream Social @ 6:30 p.m.


Mrs. Curnow

Remind: Text bg63kb to 81010

Twitter: @GESCurnow


Mrs. Mitchell

Remind: Mitchell Homeroom - Text @mitchellr to 81010

Twitter: @GESMitchell


Mrs. Bailey

Remind: Bailey Homeroom - Text @bailey339 to 81010

Twitter: @GESBailey


Ms. Stackfleth

Remind: Stackfleth Homeroom-Text @stackss to 81010

Twitter: @GESStackfleth


Mrs. Redmon

Remind: Text @mrsredm to 81010


Twitter: @GESRedmon