BES AABLE - Class News

May 2017

End of the Year ....

Parents,

This is the last newsletter of the year. We hope that everyone has had a great year! We have had the pleasure of teaching and loving your student this year ~ THANK YOU for entrusting your child to us!! It has been our pleasure to watch them learn and grow. We have been blessed!!

Mrs. Donohue, Ms. Feltman, Mrs. Moore, Ms. Lyons, Mr. Sanchez, & Ms. Logan

End of Year (EOY) Awards Presentations

Parents the EOY Awards Presentations are done on 3 different days depending on the grade level of the child. 4th/5th grades will be held on Tuesday, May 30th. 2nd/3rd will be on Wednesday, May 31st & K/1 will be on Thursday, June 1st. All programs are set to begin at 8:45am. Look for individual notes to go home letting you know if your child will be receiving an award.

Make sure to take note of the Early Release dates below!!

Cafeteria ...

Parents,

Please make sure to look at our child's arm. If he/she needs more money in his/her cafeteria account there will be a stamp on their arm. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office for further help and information. 817.547.1500

School Registration ...

It's that time again! Please go online and register your child for the upcoming school year. The office will not be able to help you do this as there is not enough space or personnel to accomplish it. Please note, Birdville Elementary may not be listed with the other elementary school as it will be a School of Distinction next year.

You will need your Skyward user name and password in order to login. If you need help with this please contact the office between 8:00am and 2:00pm at 817.547.1500.

New families will need to go to the office with their ID in order to get this information.

ASPIRE

ASPIRE is finished for the year.

If you child is participating in Summer ASPIRE, it starts next week.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our ASPIRE Coordinator:

Kelly Hickman

ASPIRE Coordinator

Birdville Elementary

817-547-1541

Raz Kids .... www.kidsa-z.com

Parents we are excited to be able to offer home access to this reading program that we now have at school. More information on this will come home soon. We hope that you will encourage your child to use this program to continue improving their reading skills.

For Mrs. Donohue's class the username name is: ldonohue5. Then student's will click on their name & the password. Each students' password is two pictures. The first picture for everyone is the train. Your child is bringing home a paper today that has login information on it which includes the two picture password.

We hope that you encourage your child to get on Raz Kids to practice and enjoy reading!!

Homework ...


Parents please review letters and their sounds, Sight Words, Word Families, and High Frequency words with your students frequently. Whenever you get a chance, take a few minutes to read with your child. For those who aren't reading yet, have them look at the pictures and ask them what they see happening in the picture. Please encourage your child to read! It doesn't matter what they are reading as long as they continue to read!! We ask that they spend at least 20 minutes a day reading. The more practice they get, the better their skills will become!

Spelling words: (May)

Sight Words: Parents ~ we hope that your child has been practicing their Sight Words, as well as their High Frequency/Spelling words, as this will help them with their reading skills.


High Frequency/Spelling Words:

little same here am me too for does come be like kind look color some another body its who ear not round two finally same


Word Family Patterns:

__eep: keep beep peep sleep

__oat: boat goat coat float


(if you have plastic letters at home, have your child practice putting different letters in front of the word family (ag/an) to make different words, use letter stamps, or you can just have them practice writing them in crayon, marker ~ whatever makes it fun for them)


Vocabulary Words:

animal different mother baby father parent big

plant same feature size shape color



Parents:

Please review the Sight Words, High Frequency Words, and Word Families. Repetition helps children remember better. As always, thank you for your help and support.

Upcoming Dates

*Tuesday, May 23: Movin On Up Day! (2:00-3:00)

*Thursday, May 25: Talent Show! (8:30 -10:00)

*Friday, May 26: EOY “Aloha to BES” Party Day! (Church park @ 10am)

*Monday, May 29: SCHOOL HOLIDAY!

*Tuesday, May 30: EOY Awards (Grades 4/5) @ 8:45 a.m.

*Wednesday, May 31: EOY Awards (Grades 2/3) @ 8:45 a.m.

EARLY RELEASE @ 12:10!

*Thursday, June 1: EOY Awards (Kindergarten/1st Grade) @ 8:45 a.m.

EARLY RELEASE @ 12:10!

Boxtop Collection!

Please help us collect Boxtops for Education!! It's an easy way to help the school. Simply cut the boxtop off of specially marked packages, attach them to the collection page, and bring them to your teacher.

We appreciate your help!!

Uniform Reminder

Parents please remember that according to our dress policy students are to wear solid-colored collared polo shirts. This means that there cannot be any logos, numbers, or anything else on the shirt. Khakis or dark blue pants or blue jeans are allowed. No other color of jeans are allowed. If your child is wearing shorts or a dress/skirt, please make sure that they are appropriate length.

Wednesdays and Fridays are special day. On Wednesday your child can wear a college shirt and jean, and on Fridays students are allowed to wear their Spirit shirt with jeans. If you have any questions, please call the office for further information. Thank you

About Mrs. Donohue ...

I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana.

My husband and I both graduated from the University of Louisiana @ Lafayette.

GEAUX CAJUNS!

We moved here in December of 1992 after living in France for 3 years.

My husband and I love to travel and experience new places.

We have two sons, both of whom graduated from Haltom High School.

About Ms. Feltman ...

I was born in and raised here in Springtown, Texas. I graduated from Texas Christian University in 1999 (so I love the color purple). I received my Bachelors of Science in Special Education. I am beginning my 18th year as an educator and it seems to me to get better and better every year. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My favorite hobby is, of course, shopping. :)

I am looking forward to a wonderful year!

Conference Time:

Mrs. Donohue's conference time is 9:15am - 10:05am Monday - Thursday

Ms. Feltman's conference time is 8:20am - 9:10am Monday - Thursday

Please feel free to contact us with any question or concerns you may have. Our contact information is below.