October 14, 2016

Ballardville Mission Statement 2016-2017

We, as members of the 16-17 Ballardville class, promise to respect our core values.

Core Values:

  • We will help each other and respect everyone’s needs
  • We will encourage each other to learn and be the best we can be
  • We will be positive and kind throughout the year
  • We will use our imaginations and outside the box

We also pledge to follow the Golden Rule at all times, try new challenges with a growth mindset, and show grit when we want to quit.

We will set a good example for Glenhope Elementary, and work to improve our classroom and ourselves every day.

Dates to Remember

Oct. 18th: District Pink Out Day- Wear pink in support of Breast Cancer awareness

Oct. 19th: National Unity Day (wear orange shirts and jeans)
Oct. 22nd: Fall Festival (Boo Bash) 2:00pm-6:00pm
Oct. 24th-28th: Red Ribbon Week (The themes for each day are listed below)

Oct. 30th: Lunch with the Principal

Nov. 1st: High School College Night (wear college shirts and jeans)

Nov. 14th-18th: Book Fair

Class Objectives for Next Week

Math: Problem Solving w/ Addition & Subtraction (choice menu presentations, post-test)

Reading: The Gold Coin (asking questions, simple interpretations, main idea)

Writing: Personal Narrative (maintaining a clear focus, revising and editing)

Social Studies: American Indians in Texas

Science: Changes from Heat

Of the Days (at last!!)

SAT Words; Greek & Latin Roots; Idioms


accentuate; amor; Achilles' heel


accolade; aug; add fuel to the fire


acrid; cor; all that glitters is not gold


acrophobia; cresc; as the crow flies


adhere; dent; at the end of your rope

Author Visit- Polly Holyoke

We have several visiting authors coming to GHE in November! Polly Holyoke will be presenting to our 3rd - 5th graders. Pre-order forms for their books came home this week and will be due back mid-October. Books that were pre-ordered will be autographed by our visiting authors.

Report Cards

On Wednesday October 19th your child's report card will be ready to view. Report cards will be available in the same folder you accessed through your child's Google Drive when viewing their Progress Report.

As a reminder, the folder you will need to open to access them is called "Last Name, First Name 2016-17 Standards Based Report Card." The progress your child has made this year will be recorded on the report card document as well as on the ASPIRE Supplemental Report Card.

Pokemon Cards

We have had problems with trading cards, especially Pokemon cards, in the morning before students come to class as well as after school waiting for pick-up. To prevent these problems, Pokemon cards are not allowed at school. Please make sure your child does not have any Pokemon cards in their backpacks (even if they promise not to take them out). We thank you in advance for your help!

Red Ribbon Week

We will be observing Red Ribbon Week Oct 24th-Oct 28th. Each day has a different theme and students are encouraged to dress accordingly. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, Oct. 24th:

Our Future is Bright- Wear neon colors and sunglasses

Tuesday, Oct. 25th:

Sock It to Drugs- Wear crazy socks

Wednesday, Oct. 26th:

Don't Get Mixed Up with Drugs- Wear mismatched clothes

Thursday, Oct. 27th:

Lights Out on Drugs- Wear pajama pants

Friday, Oct. 28th:

Team Up Against Drugs- Wear your favorite team's jersey or shirt

No October Birthdays