March 11, 2022 Vol 2. Issue 26
Message from Principal Masone
In my previous communications, I have told you that we were piloting a new math curriculum, considering both Illustrative and Eureka Squared. After piloting both curricula and involving many students and teachers, we have selected Eureka Squared.
According to second grade teacher, Erin Huffman:
"Eureka math provides an opportunity for all students to be successful in math by using hands-on learning and explicitly taught mathematical strategies. Students are able to work through abstract concepts using concrete manipulatives and different strategies. Students are taught to explain their mathematical thinking and justify their answers."
Third grade teacher Maria Woytko expressed:
"This program will allow students to explore math concepts in-depth through partner work, review of concepts in daily fluency practice, and hands-on manipulatives. "
It's Open Enrollment for our entire school district and we are currently accepting applications for all in district and out of district students. Become a Mustang here! Choice Enrollment. Check out information below.
Morning drop-off is improving. We continue to provide extra staff outside to guide drop off and pick up. We are working with the City of Manitou Springs to increase sign visibility and update painting around our school. Check out the new school signs and our painted guard rail on Prospect Place to ensure our local fire truck can get through our streets. Please give a shout out to city employees Eric Karlson and Roy Chaney for their support in maintaining a safe and welcoming school environment.
You can view our Facebook page here. We are updating the site with important announcements and pictures of your children.
On Sunday, March 13th, don't forget to move your clock forward one hour. Also, next Wednesday is Late Start Wednesday.
Have a terrific weekend!
- Mar 16 - Late Start Wednesday (2 Hour Delay)
- Mar 21-25 - Spring Break
- Mar 30 - Late Start Wednesday (2 Hour Delay)
- April 4-8 - Scholastic Book Fair - See Below
- April 5 - Climate Kids Club Meeting - See Below
- April 6 - Late Start Wednesday (2 Hour Delay)
- April 6 - COVID Vaccine Clinic sponsored by the City of Manitou Springs - See Below
- April 19 - Class Picture Make-Up Day
- April 22 - No School - Staff Work Day
- April 27 - Late Start Wednesday (2 Hour Delay)
Meet our Building Substitutes
Kindergarten: Ask Your Expert!
We are still learning about Columbus and the Pilgrims. Here are this week's questions.After Columbus sailed to the New World, did other explorers sail across the Atlantic Ocean to continue exploring? (Yes). Why did the Pilgrims decide to leave England and journey to the New World? (They didn’t like the King telling them how to worship). What Native American tribe helped the Pilgrims learn how to hunt, plant, and fish? (The Wampanoag tribe). What does the word fascinated mean? (You are amazed by something and give all of your attention to it). What is something you are fascinated by? (Answers will vary). Why? (Answers will vary).
2nd Grade: Ask Your Expert!
This Week in TEAMS:
In TEAMS students in grades kindergarten through third grade have been learning to code using Spheros and Hour of Code. We are learning that there are various ways to code algorithms (which we learned are a set of steps). Students worked in groups to program the Sphero working together to be sure they aligned the Sphero correctly to move in the correct direction or to complete the given task using block code.
This Week in Art:
4th Grade: Ask Your Expert!
2022-2023 Returning Student Registration Process
Here is the first step for you to complete:
Please help us with this process by completing the 2022-2023 Intent to Return Survey using the link below. We ask that all parents and guardians complete this survey regardless of whether they will be attending MSSD14 in the fall for the 2022-2023 school year.
Intent to Return Survey
Timeline for Parents/Guardians
- March - Parents/Guardians complete Intent to Return Survey.
- June – Online Registration/Renewal Snapcodes and instructions will be sent to Parents/Guardians
- June, July, August – Information about the new school year is sent to Parents/Guardians from each school.