May 20, 2016

2015-2016 Mission Statement

As members of Ballardville, we recognize that each student in ASPIRE is unique and different in his or her own way. We promise to:

  • help each other learn and excel as a group in class;
  • be kind, respectful, and responsible to our teacher, each other, our classroom, and ourselves;
  • have a positive attitude, follow the Golden Rule, and make sure everyone feels like they fit in;
  • put aside our differences and cooperate with each other respectfully;
  • show kindness in and out of the classroom and treat others with care.

We expect our teacher to challenge us in a way that will help each of us excel in our learning. We like to be challenged and to think outside the box.

Our personal expectations are to be respectful and responsible. We will encourage others to be helpful and not hurtful. We will pull each other up when in need, and will help each other improve.

Dates to Remember

May 25th: ASPIRE Family Swim Party Pre-Payment and Registration Due

May 25th: Gator Choir Field Trip - 9:00am

May 25th: Math Olympiad Toga Celebration

May 27th: No School - Bad Weather Make-Up Day

May 30th: No School - Memorial Day

May 31st: Fourth Grade Success Assembly at 8:00am** Date Change**

June 1st: All School Celebration

June 2nd: Last Day of School; Dismissal at 11:45am

June 2nd: Unofficial End of Year Class Party @ Kidsville Park from 3:00-5:00

June 3rd: 3rd Annual K-5 ASPIRE Family Swim Party @ Bedford Splash Waterpark and Pool

Class Objectives for Next Week

Math - Financial Literacy (Merchant City)

Reading - Summarizing

Writing - Journal Writing; End of Year Reflections

Social Studies - Celebrate Freedom Week

Science - Force & Motion

Success Ceremony May 31st 8:00 AM

We hope you plan to join us on Tuesday, May 31st for our Success Ceremony. Students will walk across the stage in the cafeteria and their favorite award, as well as something they are proud of from the year, will be shared. I'm so proud of how they have grown socially and academically this year!

**Please note that this date is different than what was on the original school calendar. This is due to the bad weather make-up day that we did not use.**

Toga Party Celebration

As a recognition of our Math Olympians, we celebrate with a toga party. Students are invited to bring a


if they wish to put on for this math class celebration.

Togas can be a sheet, tablecloth, even a vinyl tablecloth and must be worn OVER clothing. They are not required but are fun!

Please DO NOT WEAR the toga to school.

All School Celebration

The All School Celebration is an annual tradition at Glenhope. Fun events are planned for the day for students to enjoy as we celebrate the school year. Some of you have asked if this is an event you need to attend. You don't need to plan to attend as this is a celebration just for students.


If you didn't pre-order a yearbook and would like one, Glenhope has some extras available for sale. Yearbooks are $35, and checks can be made out to Glenhope Elementary. Please know that although there are some extras, they are limited. They are given out on a first-come,



Bathing Suit Donations

The daughter of Jayne WIlliky (kindergarten teacher at Glenhope) will be working at a camp for homeless children this summer. They are in need of bathing suits for the campers, ages 6-14. The bathing suits do not have to be new, so if you have any at your home that your children have outgrown, please consider donating them. They need all different sizes, even adult sizes would work. You can send them to school any time before the last day. I know they would appreciate your help if you are able.

Parr Park Field Trip

We had a great time on our field trip to Parr Park this week! We actually caught a break in the weather!

Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered, it is very much appreciated!

ASPIRATIONS- A Collection of Student Works

Each year, we publish and professionally bind a collection of our class writing and artwork into a paperback book through an online service. Students will be choosing pieces that they feel show great improvement, exceptional writing, and creativity. Art will be scanned into PDFs for publication. I will transfer all work to the publication format, create a table of contents and index, and submit to print. The books should arrive the last week of school so students can sign each other's books and enjoy them with friends. You will be able to purchase as many copies of this publication as you wish. The cost is usually around $6 but I will have the final cost and an order form soon.

ASPIRE Academy Family Swim Party

Come Celebrate Another Wonderful School Year at the 3rd Annual K-5th ASPIRE Academy Family Swim Party!

Plan to be there? Be sure to send in your registration form and pre-payment by Wednesday, May 25th.

Bedford Splash Waterpark and Pool

2801 Forest Ridge Dr., Bedford TX

Friday, June 3rd from 7:30pm-9:30pm

We do need your help! Please volunteer supplies and/or a little of your time at:

APB (All Points Bulletin) out on Library Books!!

We are missing quite a few books from our classroom library as well as the Glenhope library. Please have your child check to see if they have any books that belong to us and return them as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your help!

Intent to Return Next Year

If you haven't yet completed the survey about your plans for next year, please follow this link and take a few seconds to do so: