Week of May 22-25
WORD FROM THE EMERALD CITY
- We are on the downhill swing! Hang in there as we finish out these busy last 2 weeks!
~ Shout out to all of the faculty members who volunteered to be a reading buddy for some of our kindergartners. Thanks to Amarisa for allowing some of her kids to go each morning to read to their staff "buddy." These kids LOVED when they came in and got a chance to showcase what they know! Thanks to Angie for organizing this, and we hope to expand it even more next year!
~ The blue end of the year checkout sheets went out last week. Make sure to get the grade level class lists done and set up a time with Laura (she sent an email out) about backing up your laptops. Those are 2 new things on the sheet this year.
~ Shout out to ALL of the Talent Show committee members! Kelly Taylor always does such an amazing job organizing this for our students, and her committee works so hard to put on a great show!
~ Boswell will do a senior walk (where seniors come to walk through the campus in their caps and gowns) on May 23rd (TODAY). They should be here around 1:55.
~ Encourage your students to start thinking of their vocabulary word they would like to represent at our parade on May 30th.
~K-1 Field Day is THIS Thursday! There won't be specials on Thursday, so take some time to come out and watch our youngest kiddos have fun participating in their field day events.
~ Volunteers who helped with UIL, you HAVE NOT been forgotten! Be on the lookout for something special heading your way!
~ Kindergarten awards will be tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8:00 am in the cafeteria.
~ We will not have an Elk of the Month for May. That is something you could include in your awards, if you choose to do so, but we won't be having an official one. May has just flown by, and with only a few weeks left, we don't have time to give them recognition that they deserve. I have talked to PTA about possibly getting yard signs next year for our Elk of the Month winners. I think it would be a great way to advertise and promote our students within our neighborhoods. They are checking on prices and if that would be something they could purchase for us!
Continue to discuss the vocabulary with your students! It's making a big difference!
Here is the copy of the s'more newsletter about the vocabulary program. It has all the words listed for the year, so you can plan ahead! It has each word listed and the grade level responsible. The kids really enjoyed this last year, and I think this was something I had more comments from parents about than anything! They would comment about their students knowing the meanings of words that they didn't even know. The vocabulary parade was a big hit too. Even the older kids got into it and had fun being creative and participating.
Please turn in the "Word Up" Levels sheets when you have students who display the appropriate use of the words. Obviously, the younger they are, the more "adaptation" needs to occur in order to receive the levels, but the students who received the tags last year, LOVED it!! I will put the "Word Up Level" sheet on canvas!
As a reminder, the way the "Word Up Levels" work, goes like this...
All students will start as rookies and all students will have a chance to move up as many levels as they would like. Spirit Tags (that PTA is selling) will be used for levels 2 thru 5 and when a student reaches level 2 thru 5 they will receive a spirit tag for that level from the principal.
Teachers will nominate students to move up through the levels.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, May 23rd:
Talent Show @ 8:30
Boswell Senior Walk- 1:55
Wednesday, May 24th:
Kindergarten Awards @ 8:00
Thursday, May 25th:
Field Day- Grades Kg & 1st
Friday, May 26th:
No School- Bad Weather Day
Monday, May 29th:
No School- Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 30th:
1st Grade Awards @ 8:00
3rd Grade Awards @ 9:15
Vocabulary Parade @ 2:00 pm
Farewell Reception in library - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, May 31st:
5th Grade Field Trip
Kori off campus in AM
2nd Grade Awards @ 8:00
4th Grade Awards @ 9:15
Thursday, June 1:
5th Grade Awards @8:15
Kickball Tournament (staff versus students) 9:15
End of Year Parties: 10:50
Last day of school- Early Dismissal at 11:40
** students plan to be in hallway at 11:30 to have a final "clap out" for our 5th graders as they exit the building.
We have changed where the students will need to be during the "clap out." For ease of traffic control, please leave the hallway clear from the 1st/2nd grade hallway to the office. This needs to be kept open for parents who are taking their kids for early dismissal after the parties. This was discussed in the planning meeting, and I completely agree! Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd can go to the cafeteria, 4th grade can sit in their hallway, 3rd grade can be in the hallway from the 4/5 hall and the cafeteria. and 5th grade can make a loop through the cafeteria when they exit, instead of going by the Art/Music doors.