Mrs. Van Nus' News

Fourth Grade's Weekly Update

Principal's Perch . . . . By: Todd Langley

It was a wonderful week at Alcova! Just a reminder that early voting opens up on October 12th for the November 3rd E-SPLOST election. If you have any questions about the election please visit the Alcova website or the Gwinnett County Public Schools website for more information.

Don't forget we will be out of school on Monday. We are looking forward to seeing your students back on Tuesday October 13th. The weather is changing so take an opportunity to have your students check the lost and found at Alcova. We will donate the items from lost and found 4 times this year. The first donation will occur after the Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy your weekend and as always it is a pleasure to serve this community.

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Want a FREE spaghetti dinner for the WHOLE family?

Join your child and the Alcova staff for a wonderful night of celebrating your child’s success during this first 9 weeks!

Oct. 20th for K – 2nd students

Oct. 22nd for 3rd – 5th students

5:30 FREE spaghetti dinner for the entire family

6:00 YOUR student will show you the their test
scores and share their successful work

6:30 YOUR child’s teacher will lead all parents in
a workshop on how to you can help your child with Literacy at home! These will be make and take family activities!

Please make plans to be at Alcova
Oct. 20th or Oct. 22nd

We can’t wait to celebrate your child’s success!

This Week at a Glance. . . . .

Oct. 12th: Student Holiday

Oct. 16th: Picture RETAKE DAY

5th grade Panoramic Picture for yearbook!

Help a Child Smile – Dentist Here
Report Cards sent home

Upcoming Dates. . . . .

Oct. 19-23rd: Great Day of Service Food Drive – more details to come
Oct 20th: Spaghetti Dinner @5:30 and Destination Learning for K-2nd

Oct. 22nd: Spaghetti Dinner @5:30 and Destination Learning for 3rd – 5th

Oct. 24th: Alcova’s Fall Festival 3:00-7:00

There will be an opportunity for Parent Preview of the Human Growth and Development Curriculum and video used with the fourth and fifth grades on October 22nd (Falcon Lab) from 5:00-6:00 p.m and October 23rd from 8:15-3:15 in the Parent Center.

4th and 5th grade students will view the presentation and video on November 20.

Classroom News. . . . .

We've worked really hard this last week of the first 9 weeks of school! Please, mark your calendars for October 22nd. This will be a very first Destination Learning Night! This night is all about your student and is their time to shine! Dinner starts at 5:30! We hope to see you there!

Please be sure you are checking your child's agenda book each night and are looking for their Class Dojo Report to be sent home every Friday afternoon.

Check out the video below to see how we are modeling 2 digit by 2 digit multiplication in class!

Remember, NO SCHOOL on MONDAY!

A Peek at Next Week:

Math - We will continue talking about 2 digit by 2digit multiplication and incorporating the multipliation into word problems.

Language Arts - We will talk about poetry. We will also write a personal narriative.

Science - We will contniue our discussions on weather.

Social Studies - We will finish up talking about geography and begin discussions on the colonies.

Specials Next Week:


Van Nus - STEM: Engineering

Van Nus - STEM: Engineering


Van Nus - STEM: Technology


Van Nus - STEM: Technology


Van Nus - STEM: Technology

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Destination Learning

Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 5:30pm

770 Ewing Chapel Road

Dacula, GA

Join us for our very first Destination Learning Night! Come see your child shine!

Congrats to our Langley Leader . . . . . Emily Goodman