Mrs. Papen's Class Newsletter

See what's happening in our little world.

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What are we learning?

Social Studies- We will begin discussing economics topics.

Science-- During Science we will begin talking about summer safety.

ELA–-This week we have worked on poetry, drama, and songs. We finished our writing unit over a How To piece.

Math- This week we worked on how to find the area and perimeter.

Upcoming Events

5/1 MAP Testing Continues- MAP is the state assessment that students in grades 3, 4 and 5. We are so excited for our learners to showcase their learning. Please ensure that students are at school on time and have a healthy breakfast.

5/1 5:45 PTO Meeting in the library- Please join us for our monthly meeting. We will be discussing future events at Sweeny. All Sweeny families are welcome.

5/2 Kindergarten Orientation 6-7 pm- This is an opportunity for our incoming Kindergartners to come to the building and acclimate themselves to our staff and our building. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please call the school office.

5/6 ROAR Run- This is a 5K/1 mile fun run for the community. Sweeny will receive a portion of the profit from all runners who select "Sweeny" on the registration form. We will have LOTS of staff participating that day so we would LOVE to have your child participate in the ROAR Run with us.

5/8 Teacher Appreciation Week-Teacher Appreciation Week is a great time for students to show their appreciation for our amazing team!

5/8 MAP Celebration- We will be celebrating the completion of the MAP test as well as all of our learning this school year. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please call the school office.

5/11 PTO Sweeny Spring Extravaganza and Talent Show 6pm- This will be an evening of games, movies and fabulous food. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Dawn Myers at

5/15 Field Day- This is a day to celebrate fitness. There will be organized fitness games outside. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact your child's teacher.

5/17 Lunch on the Lawn and 1/2 Day- On May 17th we will have lunch on the lawn. This is a time for our families to come to school, have lunch with their kiddo and celebrate the school year. We will have the ice cream truck here. Please be watching for more information on this event.

5/17 School dismisses at 1:00 pm


Our class attendance was 97% this week. Our goal is 96%.

Wow! Great job!

Next Week

Monday- MAP testing 12:05-? Math Session 1

Tuesday- MAP testing 12:05-? Math Session 2 & 3

MAP Test Information

We will be testing on the following dates:

May 2 & 3- Math.

Our testing time is from 12:15-3:00. The amount of testing time is dependent on how quickly the students work. It is so much easier for a student to test with his/her class. It causes stress when they have to do it independently.

** Students should be encouraged to leave their cell phones at home during MAP testing week. If they have to have their cell phone, I will have to collect them and power them off until testing is over.