Mrs. Luther's Class News

September 4, 2015

A Fun Week in First Grade

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We had an amazing time letting our creative juices flow during our Maker Space time in the library.

Socks Needed!

We have been using our dry erase markers quite a bit and are in need of some socks to use as erasers. Please send a sock with your child next week.

Book Fees

Book rental fees are now available for view on Skyward. Payments are due no later than September 15th. Please make checks payable to T.C.E. and note "book fees" on your check. You may also choose to use the eFunds payment option in Skyward. It takes approximately 10 days to post book fee payments on Skyward.

Families who would like information regarding the Free/Reduced program should consult the paperwork provided in your child's red First Day Folder. Please note that if you are interested in the Free/Reduced program, you must file a new application each year. If you have questions not addressed in the paperwork provided in your child's red First Day Folder, please contact Pat Lines in the T.C.E. office.

Pasta Bowl 2015

In conjunction with Mudsock Week, the Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation is launching Pasta Bowl 2015 beginning Tuesday, September 1st. T.C.E. wants to bring home the trophy for the most pasta collected in the district at the elementary level! Please consider sending any type of pasta with your student September 1st-September 11th. A pasta drop box is located in front of the main office. Thank you for helping to stock area food pantries!

Snack Attack Snack Drive

Snack Attack provides TCE students in need with a sack of healthy snacks to take home on Fridays to help them through the weekend until they can return to school on Monday for a hot meal.

Our Dad’s Club is sponsoring our Snack Drive starting Monday, Aug 24th. Please consider donating individually wrapped snack items. Bins will be located outside of the school office. Suggested items include: granola bars, pudding, popcorn, fruit cups, crackers, etc.

If your child is in need and would appreciate receiving these weekly bags of snacks, please contact our school counselor, Mrs. Jackie Fiesbeck, at 594-4310 or The recipients of Snack Attack remain confidential.

It’s a great day to be a Cardinal and support our students! Thank you for considering a donation of a snack item to our Snack Drive!

TCE School Directory

The online school directory is now available to all families in Skyward. This year the directory is based on an opt-in model. Families must choose to show their contact information in order to be visible in the directory.

To opt-in, click on "My Account" in the upper right corner of your Family Access account. From there, check the boxes for the information you wish to make visible under the School Directory section and then Save. Families can make changes to this section anytime throughout the school year.

Curriculum Update

Reading - We will be working on determining and ordering the most important details in the stories we read. We will also continue making predictions based on text and illustrations. We will continue working through our Listen to Reading, Word Work, Read to Self and Writing stations.

Writing - We will be working on editing our work, paying close attention to capital letters at the beginning, punctuation at the end of sentences, always using a capital letter I, using appropriate finger spacing, and using our word wall to spell our high frequency words correctly.

Math - We will be continue working on composing and decomposing numbers.

Related Arts

Monday - No school-Labor Day

Tuesday - Art

Wednesday- P.E.

Thursday - Music

Friday - Student Early Release - No Related Arts

Due to the Labor Day Holiday, we will not have a formal library check-out time next week. Students will be sent to the library to exchange books as needed throughout the week.

Mark Your Calendar

September 7th - Labor Day - No School!

September 10th - PTO meeting in the library at 6:00pm

September 11th - Half Day of School, Dismiss @ 12:00pm

September 11th - PTO Spirit Day, wear HSE gear!

September 25th - Grandparents Day (more information to follow)

September 25th - Movie Night 6:00-8:30pm