Frenchtown Academic Newsletter

April 11, 2016

Parent Forum on Teaching and Learning : Thursday, April 14th at 6:00

As we focus on our vision of all that we would like our school to be, I would like to extend the invitation for parental involvement in exploring current practices and participating in meaningful, two way communication and problem solving.

Vision Statement

Frenchtown School will be known as a school where

Students develop independence and cooperation through active participation in inquiry-based, hands-on activities. Students are confident, successful learners who engage in diverse learning experiences.

The faculty uses varied, research based instructional strategies. Through collaboration and shared responsibility, faculty and staff ensure that instruction is focused on the needs of each child and that equitable opportunities exist for all academic and enrichment programs.

Administration facilitates a collaborative, supportive environment that prioritizes learning through trust, mutual respect and open communication. Administration provides for professional development and resources necessary for teaching and learning.

Families and the community are partners who support and expand learning within and beyond the classroom.

To that end, I will be creating regular Parent Forum on Teaching and Learning events. Please join me for a brief presentation and discussion on Thursday, April 14th at 6:00 p.m.

Our agenda will be a review of Frenchtown’s mid-year learner outcomes.

Mrs. Anderson will also be presenting a Parent Math Workshop!

We hope that you can join us!

Warm regards,

Cheryl Vaughn

Frenchtown School Reading Fair

Frenchtown School Reading Fair
Wednesday, May 4th 6:00-7:00
See website for details
Projects due on Thursday, April 28th
Participants will be celebrated and winners announced during school on Friday, May 6th
Please contact Ms. Hayes ( or Mrs. Greenberg (
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In the classrooms:



Writing and representing numbers to 20



Digraphs: Wh, Ch, Sh, Th, Ck

Spelling words

Fluent reading

Spelling of ck

Trick words: I, you



With prompting and support, describe the connection between two

individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

Grade 1:


- Sorico 4.1 Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

-Envisions Unit 5-8 and 5-9: Adding Three Numbers, Word Problems with Three Addends


- Unit 4.1

-Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

-Using strategies to clarify your ideas when you describe something to others. -Students will read prose, poetry and informational text with guidance and support.


More Spring Topics: Habitats, Trees, Insects, Koala care

Coming Soon: Pebbles, Sand and Silt Science Unit


Upcoming Event: Field Trip to see The Paper Bag Players at the Park Theater on April 26! Please return your permission slip.

Grade 2:


Students are doing a great job practicing telling time on analog clocks. We will also be touching upon elapsed time.


Students will work on developing their writing skills by using stronger vocabulary and more vivid details.


We will continue to identify character traits in different short fictional stories.

Reminder: Students should be practicing their math and reading skills as much as possible using RAZ Kids and IXL.

Mark your calendar!

April 11 and 13: Kindergarten Registration 9:30-11:00

April 12th: Casey Farm Chick Presentation

April 14: 6:00 p.m. Parent Forum on Teaching and Learning, Title I Math Parent Workshop, PTG meeting

April 15: Report Cards

April 18-22: Vacation

Happy Birthday Frenchtown Friends

April 8: Madeline A.

April 10: Sophia S.

April 11: Natalie F.

April 12: Lauren E. and Olivia K.

April 14: Maxwell H.

April 15: Khaleeq H. and Kayleigh T.

April 16: Keyonna D., Alison W. and Kaylee V.

April 19: Samantha K.

April 20: Quinn C., Peighton F., Davien R., and Sophia W.

April 21: Markus R.

April 22: Jonathan H. and Brady N.

April 24: Miranda T.

April 28: Parker L.