Mrs. Eske's Team: Building Leaders

4th Grade Newsletter // Nov. 14-18, 2016

From the Desk of Mrs. Eske:

Dear Fourth Grade Families,


Happy New Week, everyone!!

Here is our play-by-play for the next couple of weeks.


We have Fall Picture Retakes on Tuesday!!! Thursday marks the middle of 2nd Quarter!! Mid-quarter grade reports will be sent home the following Monday, November 21st.

We have a field trip on that Monday too. All fourth and fifth grade classes will be traveling to Missouri State University to attend the Children's Literature Festival.

This is an all day event and students will be eating lunch on campus. Students bringing their lunch will need to make sure they have their lunch packed in a paper sack and not their normal lunch box, and bring food items that will not spoil. There will be limited space available on buses, so thank you for your help with this. Permission slips for that event will be sent home tomorrow in your child's Monday folder. Permission slips need to be completed and turned in by Friday, Nov. 18th.


We will be out of school for Thanksgiving Break Nov. 23rd-27th. A newsletter will not be sent out on that week, as we only go to school for two days that week. So, I will send out an early, "Happy Thanksgiving" now!! Have a wonderful and relaxing time celebrating all of your greatest blessings!!


Thank you so MUCH for reading. Have a super, amazing week!


Mrs. Eske

Building LEADERS one subject at a time!!

Reading: Last week we did not have a chance to practice analyzing text structure. So this week we will try again!! We will read Thundercake and Princess and the Pizza and discuss the differences between first and third person. We did, however, recognize our amazing Veterans in each branch of the armed forces. Students wrote letters to veterans and made cards, thanking them for their service. We read books about the Navy, Marines, Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard. We also made photo and video messages for specific family members. Check out our activities on Facebook by LIKING Mrs. Eske's Fourth Grade Class.


Writing: In writing, we will continue functional writing!


Math: We will review Chapter 4 and test on Tuesday! We will also begin taking one minute, multiplication timed tests, to become more fluent with our math facts.


Content: This week we will continue to study each of the topics of study below.

PTA Important Information, SPS 2016-2017 School Calendar, and Jeffries Important Dates and Upcoming Events

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Important Dates


Monday, Nov. 14- Watch DOGS Chick Fil A Benefit Night- please eat at Chick Fil A (place receipts in the black box on the counter). Our Watch DOGS will be working that night!

Tuesday, Nov. 15- Fall Picture Retakes; PTA Mtg. with 3rd Grade Performance at 7PM

Monday, Nov. 21- MSU Children's Literature Festival (4th/5th Grade Field Trip)- partially paid for by Foundation Grant (Mrs. Beersman) from approx. 8:50AM-2:30PM


Thanksgiving Break! November 23-27!


Thursday, Dec. 1- Jeffries Skating Party with PTA Exec. Mtg. (6:30PM) at Skateland 6-8PM


IGNiTE Night-Monday, Dec. 5th

How is technology being used at school? How can it best be used at home? Get the answers to these questions at our first IGNiTE Night! You and your child will learn about how to manage technology at home, ways to use it for learning, and you will leave knowing how your child uses it at school to meet their learning goals. Your family is invited to join us on Monday, December 5th from 6:00pm-7:00pm for this special event. You are able to choose what sessions you want to attend by RSVPing on this Google Form by December 1st. If you are not able to RSVP, you are still welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you that night!

Have a great week, Jaguars!!! More to come...