Team Dankoski

October 2, 2015

Fall Field Trip to Connor Prairie

I will be drawing names for field trips chaperones on Monday. Thank you to all parents that have offered to volunteer so far. If you are still interested in chaperoning, please be sure to have the student field trip form turned in by Monday morning with the chaperone box selected. Make sure you have your background checks and anti-bullying webinar completed if you volunteered to chaperone. There is a link at the end of the newsletter. Thanks!


Forms are due Monday, October 5th.

Parent Teacher Sign-Up

Please Check the Times below. These are the times I have you down for our Parent Teacher Conferences. Please let me know if you have a conflict or if I have made a clerical error. There were quite a few families that contacted me to switch, and it's entirely possible I made a few mistakes, so please double check that what you have is what I have. If you haven't signed up, just shoot me an email with the preferred available time and I'll add you to the list.

Parent-Teacher Conference Sign Up

Please pick a time that works best for your schedule. Reminders will get sent home the week of your meeting.

*If you can’t make any of the times please let Mr. Dankoski know and we can work out another time.

Tuesday Oct. 13

Your Name and Your Child’s Name


7:30 am

Teresa and Tony King


7:45 am


8:00 am


8:15 am


4:00 pm


4:15 pm

Neil and Amy Burnworth


4:30 pm

Kim Brown


4:45 pm

Kathy Kendall


5:00 pm

Eve and Randall Guzman Sr.


5:15 pm


5:30 pm

Jeff and Julian Binkley


Wednesday Oct. 14


7:30 am


7:45 am


8:00 am


8:15 am


4:15 pm


4:30 pm

Alicia Hicks and Wyatt Merriweather


4:45 pm


Thursday Oct. 15


7:30 am


7:45 am


8:00 am


8:15 am


4:00 pm

Irazema and Berto Arango


4:15 pm

Jana and Joe Robbins


4:30 pm

Cyndi and Mike Petroff


4:45 pm


5:00 pm

Miriam Alammuri


5:15 pm

Margo Wheeler


5:30 pm

Natalie Forestal


5:45 pm


6:00 pm

Kyle Hutton and Rachel Taylor


6:30 pm

Ashlee and Nathan Miller


6:45 pm

John and Jen Britting


7:00 pm

Sarah and Jordan Graham


Monday Oct. 19


7:30 am


7:45 am


8:00 am


8:15 am


4:00 pm


4:15 pm


4:30 pm


6:30 pm

Jeremy Marks


Tuesday Oct. 20


7:30 am


7:45 am


8:00 am


8:15 am


4:00 pm


4:15 pm


4:30 pm


4:45 pm


5:00 pm

Chris and Kristin, Sloan


5:15 pm

Chris and Kristin, Lincoln


5:30 pm

Laura and Karre Campbell

Fall Book Fair

From Mrs. Hicks...


Our book fair will be set up in our Library during the week of Oct. 12-Oct. 16. It will be open for family shopping on the evenings of Oct. 13, 14, and 15 from 4:00-6:30. Students do NOT shop at the book fair during school hours. If they want to come to the fair, they must come with a family member/adult during the evening hours. I will open the fair each afternoon for parent shopping only. These hours will be from 1:00-3:00.

Roadrunner Rally Revalries

Art to Remember

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Reading and Writing Workshops

We've been discussing Plot, Setting and Point of view in Reading Workshop. Students are also well into their group books. We've been working on asking good questions as we read. We've also been working on having meaningful conversations as readers. Next week we will focus in on the reading strategy of Monitoring Understanding.


In Writing Workshop we've been working on our Personal Narratives. Most students were able to complete their Personal Narratives this week. If they didn't they will need to wrap up any writing they still need to do at home. We will begin our Realistic Fiction Unit next week.

Homework

Students should continue to read for 30 minutes each night.


We learned a new math game this week called Top It. It's basically War, but with two cards each. Each person adds their two cards together, and the one with the highest sum wins. In case of a tie, you each flip over two more cards and the highest wins all the cards. What I like about this game is it's very versatile. You can play it with subtraction, or multiplication. You can make the rule that the lowest total wins. All these variations keep it fresh! It's flashcards, but lots more fun because it's interactive and competitive.


Keep working on students seeing "short cuts" or more efficient ways to add. Stress strategies: when you use double to add, or doubles plus one, or when you build to ten. These strategies make adding more efficient than using fingers to add.


Try out MobyMax by going to https://www.mobymax.com/signin and entering the log in information students brought home.

VolunteerSpot is set up

We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online Sign-up and reminder tool) to organize our volunteers.


Weekly opportunities: Right now I have put up a reading spot that will take place Monday-Thursday each week.


Other volunteer opportunities: I would always love to have parents come in to be a mystery reader or talk about your area of expertise (career, hobby, etc.). If you are interested in serving our classroom this way, please email me and we will set up a time!


Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:


1) Click this link below to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Important Information

Our Schedule

8:45-9:00 Morning Procedures

9:00-9:30 Learning Clubs

9:30-10:10 Science/Social Studies

10:15-10:50 Related Arts

10:55-12:35 Reading Workshop

12:35-12:55 Recess

1:05-1:35 Lunch

1:40-2:55 Math Workshop

2:55-3:30 Writer's Workshop

Specials Classes 10/5-10/9

Monday: Day 4: Computer Lab

Tuesday: Day 1: Art

Wednesday: Day 2: Music

Thursday: Day 3: P.E.

Friday: Day 4: Computer Lab

Transportation

If there is ever a transportation change for your child please send your child into school with a note, or contact the office by 2:00 pm. I must have a note from you or the office stating a transpiration change. If I do not receive a note I will send your child home the usual way.

What's Going on Here at Cumberland Road Elementary School?

Upcoming CRES Events

Friday, October 9th: 3rd grade Field Trip, Connor Prairie


**Get these Special Events on Your Calendar**


April 22nd: CRES Fest

Snacks and Lunch

Snack: Students will be allowed to bring a snack in the morning since our lunch time is later in the day. Snacks need to be healthy and nutritious. Please refrain from bringing items with tree nuts due to allergies. Students can also bring a bottle of water to school each day.


Lunch: We will eat lunch each day from 1:05-1:35 in the cafeteria. Your child may eat school lunch or bring his or her lunch from home. Lunch options this year are hot lunch, turkey sandwich, peanut butter & jelly, chef salad, or pizza pack.

Lunch Visits and Background Checks

All guests and parent volunteers must have their background check completed prior to volunteering at school or having lunch with their child. The online background checks will take time to process. You do not need to complete a background check prior to visiting if you have had one done in HSE within the past 3 years. ALL guests must also complete an online anti-bullying training webinar.


For more information on background checks and the anti-bullying webinar, please visit:


http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/parents/volunteering.aspx