The Rigsby Reader 10.6.14

Updates from Room 311

Fall Carnival & Haunted School

This Friday is our Fall Carnival and Haunted house (really Haunted School!). All families are encouraged to attend. The carnival is from 5:30-8:30pm. 4th Grade will be working the Haunted School. We ask that students wear all black with sunglasses (no spooky makeup). They will be the spooky chorus- singing songs we've been learning in Music class and practicing all week. Parents- please consider volunteering to work the carnival so that everything runs smoothly! Volunteer Sign Up!


You can also bring a cake for the decorating competition and cake walk :) Cakes can be dropped off starting Thursday- to the parent workroom. They can also be brought directly to the carnival.

Eblen Pumpkins

It’s PUMPKIN time!!! We have begun our Eblen Charities Pumpkin drive. Each year Eblen Charities supports more than 100,000 families. 100% of the proceeds from the pumpkins goes directly to assist those in need through Eblen Charities. Each paper pumpkin is $1.00. Mrs. Ornato and Mr. Ackerman will write your student’s name on the pumpkin and display it in the main lobby. Here are some of the services that our students benefit from. There are some great prizes for the classrooms that raise the most money :) Let's see what we can do!


· Clothing vouchers

· Shoe vouchers

· Health/Medical expenses

· Eyeglasses

· Classroom snacks

· Holiday Assistance through the St. Nicholas Project

· Heating Assistance

· Dental Screenings for 2nd grade students

· Dental Sealants for students in need

What We Are Learning

  • Flexible Math Groups: Review before Unit Test: Addition, Subtraction, Place Value
  • Reading: Daily 5 Launch. Flexible Grouping starts Wednesday!
  • Science: 1st Quarter: Animal Adaptation Unit
  • Social Studies: Mystery Skypes-Where is NC Located?

Dates to Remember:

  • October 8th: International Walk/Bike to School day- Meet up at Weaver Park or Fuddruckers at 7:15 (leave at 7:30) to participate.
  • October 10th: School Picture Day @ 11:15am / Fall Carnival 5:30-8:30pm
  • October 16th: Claxton Fun Run Day
  • October 22nd: End of 1st Quarter
  • October 24, 27,28: No School!
  • October 30th: Report Cards

Finding Mrs. Rigsby

If your child has a change in how they are going home- please send a note with your child or call the classroom and leave a message. I try to check my email often- but once I'm teaching I don't stop! Please let me know how I can help your student be successful.