Magee Friday Night News

May 11th, 2018

Thank You Teachers

This past week was Teacher Appreciation Week. From the 3-R's to social skills, friendship skills and the many other lessons taught each day, we say THANKS! Teachers play an important role in finding the treasure in each and every child.

Summer School Information- Registration is open

Summer school informational packets went sent home a few weeks ago with students and the window for registering 1st-4th graders opened this past week. Families will use their Skyward family Access login for registration. Click here for any overview like dates, times, location.
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May Title Reading Tip

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CAFÉ Strategy: Read Appropriate Level Texts That Are a Good Fit

Dear Families,

As your child is progressing through the year, we would like to update you with another CAFÉ strategy to reinforce at home. CAFÉ is an acronym that stands for Comprehension (I understand what I read), Accuracy (I can read the words), Fluency (I can read smoothly and understand what I read), and Expanding vocabulary (I know, find, and use interesting words). The strategy introduced is a part of the fluency portion of the CAFÉ Menu.

Have you ever spoken with a doctor, auto mechanic, or computer support person that has given you advice or directions in a language that was difficult to understand? This is comparable to reading a book that is too difficult. For readers to have high success in reading, they must spend time reading material they can read with 99-100% accuracy. We encourage students to select books that are a good fit so that they are successful and enjoy reading.

How to help your child with the fluency strategy at home:

1. When your child goes to read a text, have him/her use the I-Pick method to explain why that specific text was chosen.

I = I pick a book

P = Purpose (What is my purpose for choosing this book?)

I = Interest (Am I interested in this book?)

C = Comprehend (Do I understand what I just read?)

K = Know (Do I know most of the words?)

2. Help your child recognize when a text is too difficult. They are taught to ask:

· Do I know almost all of the words?

· Is this book hard to understand?

· When I read it does it sound choppy and slow?

Thank you for your continued support!

Camp Invention

Camp Invention is a hands-on science summer day camp that will be held at Magee Elementary June 11-15 from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost is $35 for Two Rivers residents. Check the web: for more info OR call (800) 968-4332 to register. Space is limited, so call today!

4th grade farewell

On Friday June 1st, we bid farewell to our 4th grade students as then enter the middle school. We will have our farewell ceremony starting at 9:00 AM on on Friday June 1st. All families of 4th graders are invited to attend this event.

District Art Show

Two Rivers Public Schools are proud to announce our annual art show at the Lester Public Library May 2nd-May 30th. All students in grades K-4 will have at least one piece of art on display. Winners of art awards will be notified by their art teacher. Awards will be given out Wednesday May 16th at 6:00 PM in the library community room. Stop on out in the month of May and see the show!

Online newsletter

Each week the Magee Friday Night News will be sent out electronically. Skyward Family Access is where you can update your email address to receive the newsletter. You can also view the newsletter from the Magee webpage @

Student Medication

A reminder that all medication must be transported by an adult to and from school. Each medication (prescription and non-prescription) also requires a form to be filled out annually. Here is a link to those forms.

Upcoming events

May 15th- Law Enforcement Presentation

May 17th- PTO @ 6:00 PM

May 21st- 4th grade students visit L.B. Clarke

May 23rd- Kindergarten Performance

May 25th-28th- No School

May 29th- 4th grade track meet @ TRHS
June 1st- 4th grade farewell @ 9:00 AM

June 8th- 12:45 dismissal

Magee Calendar of Events

Schoolwide events can be found here for Magee and the school year calendar is here.

Do you Shoparoo?

Shoparoo is free app you can download on your phone and help Magee earn money. It is simple to use, just scan store receipts and you are done!

Want more info? Click here for Shoparoo.