Mrs. Eske's Team: Building Leaders

4th Grade Newsletter * October 31-November 4, 2016

From the Desk of Mrs. Eske:

Trick-Or-Treat! For those families who plan on going trick-or-treating tomorrow night, I hope that you have FUN, stay safe, and enjoy all of the goodies that you get to eat!

Please remember that teachers love candy too!! (Just teasing!) Actually, please remember that candy and goodies need to be kept at home, unless enjoying a few sweet treats for lunch. :) YUMMY!


Also, tomorrow is our Dress Up Like Your Favorite Book Character or Favorite Movie Character Day!!! See below!!


  1. Attendance Celebration- Dress Up Day (Meeting our attendance goal for Aug. and Sept.- building wide)

  2. Favorite Book Character or Movie Character Costume Contest (no masks, clowns, scary- ex: blood, etc. or fake weapons)


Other Important Festivities This Week:


-JAGUAR JUNCTION-Tuesday, Nov. 1st

-JEFFRIES STUDENT COUNCIL GLOW RUN- 7PM ** FRIDAY, NOV. 4th**

-Parent Teacher Conferences Continue!! (and then it's a wrap!!) We're almost there!
Thank you to everyone who has met with me so far!!! I truly appreciate your support, kind words, sharing your sweet children with me on a daily basis, and celebrating their amazing progress so far!!



Mrs. Eske

Building LEADERS one subject at a time!!

Reading: This week we will have an opportunity to read some festive favorites for Halloween and the upcoming holidays. We will also continue rotations for Reader's Workshop! Students will be working on Lexia, partner reading, meeting with me for small group instruction, while focusing on identifying main ideas, IDR (festive favorites), and writing about our reading (students will have an opportunity to write a spooky/festive story, when finished with their personal narratives).


Writing: In writing, we will publish our personal narratives and make a cover for our pieces!


Math: Chapter 4 continues...We will practice multiplying one digit by multi-digit numbers.


Content: We are currently in the process of finishing up our 5 Regions Lap Book for our Project Based Learning Unit: On the Move/Regions and Exploration. This past Friday we added geographical features to our last remaining task for our Regions book. Some of the things that we included on our maps were: rivers, deserts, oceans, lakes, mountains, plains, peninsulas, and plateaus. We will be adding our final touches to this project tomorrow, before beginning our research on Native Americans and Early Explorers.

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PTA Important Information, SPS 2016-2017 School Calendar, and Jeffries Important Dates and Upcoming Events

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Important Dates

Monday, Oct. 31st -Book Character Dress Up DAY!

Tuesday, Nov. 1- Jaguar Junction

Thursday, Nov. 3- Fall Fundraiser Pick Up (tentatively 3-6PM in the cafeteria)

Friday, Nov. 4-Jeffries GLOW Run-@7PM

Monday, Nov. 7- No School

Tuesday, Nov. 8- No School for Students (Teachers have Professional Learning all day)

Wednesday, Nov. 9- Jeffries Student Flu Clinic (for those desiring one and complete paperwork- see Nurse Laura Smith)

Monday, Nov. 14- Watch DOGS Chick Fil A Benefit Night- please eat at Chick Fil A (place receipts in the black box on the counter). Our Watch DOGS will be working that night!

Tuesday, Nov. 15- Fall Picture Retakes; PTA Mtg. with 3rd Grade Performance at 7PM

Monday, Nov. 21- MSU Children's Literature Festival (4th/5th Grade Field Trip)- partially paid for by Foundation Grant (Mrs. Beersman) from approx. 8:50AM-2:30PM


Thanksgiving Break! November 23-27!


Thursday, Dec. 1- Jeffries Skating Party with PTA Exec. Mtg. (6:30PM) at Skateland 6-8PM

Have a great week, Jaguars!!! More to come...

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