Ross / Ellis Weekly Newsletter

April 8, 2016

"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one."

– Malcolm Forbes

What Will We Be Learning This Week?


We will begin our study of measurement. Students will learn the Customary Units of Measure for length, weight and volume.


We will begin our unit on Animals and Animal Adaptations. We are hoping to have some live animals join us in the classroom for observations!

Language Arts

We will be reading the novel Blue over the next few weeks.

Social Studies

We will be learning about the importance of religious freedom in North Carolina and which religious groups can be found in the state.

We will also be completing our Heritage Day projects.

Odds & Ends

Scholastic Book Order

We are sending home a Scholastic Book Order on Monday, it will be due by Friday, April 15 if you are interested. If not, feel free to discard it!

Also, you may always order online using the link below:

Scholastic Book Order

Click the "Parents" link on the right, and type in the code HBTXM.

April 29th - Special Events

Heritage Day – Students are busy researching the continent of Europe and creating projects that will be presented on Heritage Day. Thank you so much to those of you who donated presentation boards! We had an overwhelming response from our families and we appreciate your generosity. J

PTO Evening Event – Blackburn’s PTO will be holding an evening event on Friday, April 29th from 6-8pm. Mrs. Schlegenhauf and Mrs. Akroyd are planning performances/displays for the evening and students will have the opportunity to purchase and decorate a ‘TILE’ that will forever be a part of Blackburn’s Tile Wall. There will be more details to come! Please mark your calendars for this event.

Please see the link below for more information.

PTO Needs your help!

PTO is in search of officers and additional volunteers for next school year. If you are interested, please contact

Upcoming Events

Apr. 4-18 - Butter Braids Sale (Haw River Field Trip Fundraiser)

Apr. 12 – Grandfather Mountain Trip

Apr. 12 - PDQ Night 5-9

Apr. 14-15 - Success Celebration – Pin Station

Apr. 29 - Heritage Day

Apr. 29 - PTO Event

Apr. 30 – Science Olympiad Competition (LR 7:45-2:15)

May 4 – Progress Reports

May 6 – Teacher Workday

May 10 – PDQ Night 5-9

May 13 – Haw River 4th Grade Dance w/ PTO

June 1-2 - EOG Testing

June 9 - Last Day Of School For Students