Friday Folder 10-6-2017
Innovation Hour Fun!!
Our 3rd graders learned how to code during Innovation Hour this week. During this activity, they used markers to program robots to spin, turn, light up and travel along a path. They also designed their own paths for the robots to travel on. We are so thankful to CSA for donating these fun Ozobots to our school!
Coats for Kids
Staff Wiffle Ball Contest - Special Guest, Alumnus, Mitch Longo
Halloween Costumes, Parade, and Parties
While planning your child’s costume for our school parties, please put an emphasis on positive types of characters rather than representations of scary, violent, or fighting characters. As in the past, children will not be allowed to bring any type of toy weapon to school. Costumes may be complimented with face paint rather than masks. Bare midriffs and plastic toy shoes will not be permitted. Parents joining in the fun are welcome to also dress up, but again, masks may not be worn.
The parade will begin at 1:15 pm, followed by the parties at 1:45 pm. Sign-in for the parade and room parent helpers will begin at 1:00 p.m. Only those designated as room helpers ahead of time will be permitted to the rooms prior to the parade. After the parade, all guests are welcome to join the parties in the classrooms to help celebrate.
The snacks for this event are funded by CSA. The snacks for this party will be donuts, apples and apple juice. Donut ingredients are listed below. Please refrain from sending any additional food items with your child.
Chocolate Frosted Donut Ingredients:
Donut: Enriched Unbleached Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Iron as Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamin Mononitrate, Enzyme, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Palm Oil, Water, Dextrose, Soybean Oil, Whey (a milk derivative), Skim Milk, Yeast, Contains less than 2% of the following: Salt, Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda), Defatted Soy Flour, Wheat Starch, Mono and Diglycerides, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Cellulose Gum, Soy Lecithin, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Artificial Flavor, Sodium Caseinate (a milk derivative), Enzyme, Colored with (Turmeric and Annatto Extracts, Beta Carotene), Eggs; Chocolate Icing: Sugar, Water, Cocoa, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Soybean Oil, Corn Syrup, Contains 2% or less of: Maltodextrin, Dextrose, Corn Starch, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Cottonseed Oil, Salt, Potassium Sorbate and Sodium Propionate (Preservatives), Soy Lecithin (Emulsifier), Artificial Flavor, Agar.
Please let your student’s home room teacher know if you do not want your child to participate in the parade and/or parties and snacks. Thank you to all teachers, staff members, and parents for making this a fun celebration for our students!
Parent/Teacher Conferences - November 2nd from (3:00-9:00 pm) and November 3rd from (7:30am-3:00 pm)
Participating in a parent/teacher conference is an opportunity for you and your child’s teacher to get a better perspective on your child’s educational growth and to share information which can benefit your child, the teacher, and yourselves. Preparing for the conference is essential for both teacher and parent. The following are tips that can help you prepare for the conference.
Before the Conference
1. Review your child’s test scores, papers, projects, etc.
2. Prepare specific questions you would like to discuss.
3. Think about situations that might be affecting your child’s behavior/performance and share this information with the teacher.
During the Conference
1. Be on time and conclude the conference on time.
2. Relax – your child is important to you and the teacher.
3. Ask for definitions or explanations of terms/things you do not understand.
4. Ask about classroom and homework expectations.
5. Find out how you can help your child be more successful in school.
6. If there are any concerns, work out a plan and set up a time for follow-up with the teacher.
After the Conference
1. Follow up on all suggestions made at the conference and communicate results to the teacher.
2. Keep track of your child’s progress at school and regularly review class work, homework, and tests.
3. Keep the lines of communication with the teacher open and feel free to share information and/or ask questions as needed to ensure your child’s success.
We hope your parent/teacher conference is a rewarding experience. During conference hours, our art, music and physical education teachers will be available for discussions as well.
Oct. 10 - CSA meeting - 7pm in the Media Center
Oct. 13 - NO SCHOOL (NEOEA Day)
Oct. 20 - NO SCHOOL (Teacher Work Day)
Oct. 23-27 Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 31 - Halloween Parties (snack: donut and apples and apple juice)
Nov. 2 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:00-9:00 pm (EVENING CONFERENCES)
Nov. 3 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 7:30am-3:00 pm (DAY CONFERENCES)