Miss Lotter's Leaders

Parent Newsletter March 14- March 18


We have had such a wonderful week in our classroom! This was our first full week of implementing our new positive behavior management system and I have been very impressed with how the students have each stepped up as leaders. I also wanted to take a moment to thank all of the parents who attended the Light the Night event! It was such a fun night and I was so happy to see all of the support for our school! I am looking forward to another wonderful week ahead!


Math: In math this week, we are continuing our unit on decimals. I have been so impressed at how well the students are understanding and working with decimals! They are rocking it!

Language Arts: We will continue accountability in daily five this week! Each day, the students will track their choices and what they accomplished during each round. Students will have the option to listen to reading, read to self, work on words, and work on writing.

-We will be doing some really neat activities this week related to the seven habits of happy kids while utilizing reader's theatre!

In writing, we will be finishing up our creative writing narrative unit.

Social Studies: We are wrapping up our unit on how various cultural groups affected North Carolina.


I sent the kids home with a form a while ago about your remaining balance for the trip. Please be on the lookout for that form! For some reason, if you do not see that form, or if you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with me as soon as possible. The funds for the trip were due a few weeks ago. I will be making calls this week to collect remaining balances.

Report Cards and Missing Work!

Report cards are coming out very soon and it is important that any student with missing work gets that turned in to me by this Wednesday. I have been working with the students this quarter about being accountable for their own work, and if they are missing something, it is their responsibility to make it up. Every student has gotten additional copies of their missing work over the course of the last 3 weeks. If they are still missing an assignment, please remind them that it is their responsibility to ask how they can make it up.


We had another awesome week of learning experiences in our classroom! The students really enjoyed learning about how Native Americans have had an impact on our state. They liked our fishing weir investigation to see how Native Americans impacted the environment, as well as, participating in basket weaving to show how they passed on their techniques and tools to the European population in their area. Our fourth graders also loved career day where they got to discuss potential careers with people who live and work in the field each day.


Important Dates at Claxton
  • Thursday, March 24, Family Voices/Community Outreach at the Grant Center from 5:30 until 7:00
  • Monday, March 28, through Friday, April 1 Spring Break
  • Wednesday, April 6, through Friday, April 8, 5th grade in Washington, D.C.
  • Monday, April 11, 2nd grade performs at the Orange Peel at 9:15


-We need class snack (Preferably something already in individual portions)

-We also need notebook paper, pencils, tissues, and folders.

-As always, the most support we need is for you to continue to encourage your child to come to school and try their best! Also, to really help them in becoming a leader through emphasizing those leadership habits whenever possible.

Raleigh Information Meeting!

Thursday, March 24th, 5pm

241 Merrimon Avenue

Asheville, NC

Please attend our parent information meeting for Raleigh! We will be providing you with a lot of important information, so please RSVP if you are able to come. Thank you!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.