Avirett & Torres 18-19

Week of 10/1/18

Parent Chat Tuesday at 5:30

On Tuesday, October 2 at 5:30 pm the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children will provide a presentation for parents, educators, and any professionals working with children discussing the apps and websites kids are using, how to identify warning signs of kids engaged in risky behaviors online, and how to discuss appropriate online behavior with kids. Topics include cyberbullying, sharing too much information online, online privacy, and abduction prevention.

Digital citizenship. Personal and Internet safety. Cyberbullying. Keeping up with the latest apps and websites and teaching kids how to stay safe online and in the real world is a daunting task. Unfortunately, the most dangerous environment kids are in is the one right on the computers and phones in their own home, and we must do more to keep children safe.

In Search of Lunch Room Monitors

Thanks to PTA for helping us fund lunch monitors so that more teachers can be at recess duty!! We need your help finding two individuals to fill these positions. Do you know someone who would like to spend 2 hours each day helping in our cafeteria? If so, please tell them to apply with LeanderISD. JobID: 3764

The Spelling Bee is coming...

Students will be participating in the classroom Spelling Bee on Wednesday, Oct. 17th, in their Language Arts class. The winner and first runner up from each homeroom will participate in the school-wide Spelling Bee to be held Wednesday, November 7th.

Study words are located here.

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment Field Trip Oct. 31st

We are heading to The Meadows Center for Water and Environment at Texas State in San Marcos on Oct. 31st. Look for the permission slip in your child's daily folder this week. If you are interested in attending, please note that you will need to pay the entrance cost to the Meadows upon your arrival and you must provide your own transportation.

Important Dates

10/1 C2 Shirt Orders due

10/2 Parent chat 5:30 in library

10/8-10/9 No School - Staff Development

10/11 Fall Pictures

10/17 Classroom Spelling Bee

10/19 Fall Family Picnic

10/19 End of the 1st 9 weeks

10/31 Field Trip to Meadows Center

Our Learning Targets

Math: We can interpret the value of each place-value position as 10 times the position to the right and as one-tenth of the value of the place to its left. We can represent the product of 2 two-digit numbers using arrays, area models, or equations, including perfect squares through 15 by 15. PACE: We can multiply 3-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers using an efficient strategy.

Science: We can compare and contrast a variety of mixtures, including solutions.

Reading: We can identify identify the structural elements of poetry (ex. rhyme, meter, stanzas, and line break) while reading a variety of poems.

Writing: We can write poems to express ideas and feelings.​ We can use adjectives correctly in writing.

Social Studies: We can explain how and why the first people came from Asia into North America​.

This week's spelling words

special, town, complete, bunch, argue, crumb, refuse, young, clue, amuse, suit, rude, dew, rescue, computer

Bonus Words: permission, discouraged, triumph, sauntered, immense

Second Step

Understanding Complex Feelings

It is possible to have more than one feeling at the same time. Being able to understand that others might have complex feelings is an important part of empathy.


Students will be able to:

Identify multiple feelings in a given scenario

Give possible reasons for multiple feelings

Home Link 4

An important note from Nurse Jenny

Order your 2018-19 River Place Yearbook

Yearbooks can be ordered here

A note on grades

Students who score 60-80 on assignments are approaching grade level expectations. These students will be able to make corrections on the assignment, and the grade on the corrections will replace the original grade.

Students who score below a 60 will be retaught the skill to improve their understanding of the concept. After a reteach, students will have an additional opportunity to demonstrate their new understanding. This grade will also replace the original grade.

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