ELAR Happenings

October Newsletter

Reader's and Writer's Workshop

This month we begin with a Reader's and Writer's Workshop that will focus on fiction, poetry,nonfiction and narrative writing. Students will choose what they want to read and write about while utilizing the structures we've practiced. Due dates for assignments are important, so make sure your child has a plan for completing assignments on time. Most of the work will be done at school. A copy of the Reader's and Writer's Workshop outline is posted on our Edmodo site.
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It’s time to catch your early bird pricing on this year's yearbook! Normal pricing is $40, right now it’s only $30. Wait, there is more! If you add your students name to the front of the yearbook, for a $5.50 personalization fee, you get 4 FREE icons to add next to their name. That's a $14.00 value, FREE!!!!

Order at www.jostensyearbooks.com.

Any questions, contact Ms. Tarum, our CMS yearbook advisor at ntarum@mckinneyisd.net

8th grade parents be on the lookout for information on 8th grade dedication ads.

Progress Reports

The first progress report went home on 9/15. This will be the only time progress reports are printed and sent home this year. For the remainder of the year, progress reports will be accessible in HAC. You will receive reminders when progress reports are available to view. Thank you!

Don't forget to purchase your copy of The Giver by Lois Lowry by November 1st!

Important Dates

October 1- Commas Test

October 2- Grades Due (UIL Check)

October-12 No School (Staff Development)

October 13-16th Reading QCA

October 23- Read-In Day

Don't forget to purchase a planner if you haven't done so already.

CMS Empowers

We empower lives through Challenges, Motivation, and Support!
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