Holifield Happenings

April 22, 2014

Upcoming Events

April 23 (Wed) - Lewis and Clark dress rehearsal (EVERYONE) until 4:00 - bring costume

April 24 (Thurs) - Early Dismissal & Lewis & Clark performances (10:30 - 11:15 for school & 6:30 - 7:30 for parents, etc.); Speaking parts should arrive by 6:00 and report to the music room. Non-speaking parts should arrive by 6:15 and report to our classroom. Students should be in costume when they arrive.

April 25 (Fri) - Last day to order Field Day t-shirts!!

April 28 (Mon) - SS Test (Westward Expansion); Recorders unit in Music begins today!

April 30 (Wed) - Westward Expansion notebook due

May 1 (Thurs) - Talent Show (6:30)

May 5-9 (Tues - Fri) - SC PASS testing (Reading, Math, Science, SS)

May 26 (Mon) - No school

May 28 (Wed) - Career Day

May 30 (Fri) - Field Day

June 3 (Tues) - PBIS Jump and Jam

June 5 (Thurs) - Celebration of Learning

June 6 (Fri) - Last Day of School!!

Social Studies Schedule

Because of the Lewis and Clark Musical Performances on Thursday, we are delaying the test until Monday. This will push the noteboooks due date back to Wednesday, 4/30/14. The remainder of the schedule looks like this:

April 26 - Westward Expansion test

April 28 - Hand out Civil War notes

April 30 - Westward Expansion notebook due


May 7: SC PASS Math

May 8: SC PASS Science

May 9: SC PASS Social Studies

May 14 - Civil War test

May 16 - Civil War notebook due

Please remember:

To accomplish this well, your child will need to be diligent about studying and working on notebook assignments. Please help your child navigate this around their extracurricular activities. For example, if Tuesday and Thursday are going to be busy one week, please let them know to plan to work on Science/ SS notebooks on the other days. They will still have time to work on these things in class, but many of the children will need some time at home to be successful.

After reading for 20 minutes, your child shouldn't spend more than another 20 focused minutes on Social Studies on any given night. Reviewing notes in the car as you travel from point A to point B should also be helpful. :-)

All Things Lewis & Clark

It's here! It's here!!

I can't believe that tomorrow is the final after school rehearsal!! Please do whatever you can to help your child make it to this practice... Your child should bring their costume to school tomorrow. Practice will be over at 4:00.

Thursday details:

Morning - I will leave the decision about whether your child wears or brings their costume on Thursday morning up to you. If the costume includes a hat or prop-type item, please send this in a bag or their backpack. The performance begins at 10:30 that morning if you are planning to attend.

Evening - Speaking parts should report to the music room by 6:00; Non-speaking parts should report to our classroom by 6:15. The performance begins at 6:30, but the Strings class will perform first. If at all possible, your child should have their costume on when they arrive.

If you have any questions, you probably aren't the only one. Please let me know, and I will make sure to clarify any of the specifics. :-)

Don't Forget: The Recorder Unit Starts on Monday in Music!