Mrs. Baker's Class Newsletter

October 11, 2018

What is going on?

Monday we are launching our first PBL of the year! You will be hearing a lot about the history of Round Rock! I am making butter with the kids on Monday to get this party started.

Thank you to our lovely and talented room mothers Carmen and Keri for getting all of the supplies rounded up for us!


We will be having an assessment called the Cogat test on Oct. 23rd and 24th. The kids will need their headphones. IF they don't have them at school. Please send them in to class for the test. A letter is going home today about it.



Dear Parents and/or Guardians,


We are partnering with BrightBytes, an educational data analytics company, in order to learn more about our students’ school and home technology use for learning. We are reaching out to ask you to take part in our questionnaire.


Your participation is essential in helping us form a more complete picture of technology use for learning in our students’ lives. Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy and they will help your child's school choose the right technology for their classrooms. It will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.


The window to take the survey is Monday, October 8th thru Monday, October 22, 2018.


Please go to here.

https://bbyt.es/start/7Z6MC


Thank you for taking part in this important initiative!



TAG Information Night will be Nov. 8 5:45-6:45 - Presentation for if/how to refer your child for TAG. Parents can go to our website to see the TAG referral timeline.


The Student Ambassador Club is in cahoots with the Texas Association of Future Educators at Round Rock High School-

We are collecting old and new crayons to donate to children’s hospitals. The drive is October 1st-16th The collection box will be by the office.


Database password access from home

Parents, we have a new link on our research resources page that allows students to see our database usernames and passwords. Students must be logged into their district Google accounts to access this pdf. Parents may not access this page with a non-RRISD account.



SPELLING BEE TIMELINE:

  • 10/12 Teachers conduct written spelling bee.

  • 10/12 4th & 5th grade teachers submit two finalists .

  • 10/15 2nd & 3rd grade teachers - identify one winner from their class.

  • 10/15 2nd round of spelling bee for classroom finalist Grades 4-5.

  • 10/22 Informational meeting for parents in the library after school, 5:30-6:00.

  • 11/27 Sommer Spelling Bee in cafeteria, 5:00-8:00.


Have a good weekend!