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Mrs. Howard's Newsletter

Happy New Year!

I hope all of you had a safe and very merry break! I am so excited to start the new year off, I have so many fun and exciting things happening! This month is going to be a crazy one, so hang on tight!

Let the Craziness Begin...

Friday, January 8th - We are having our winter assessment day! Students will attend this assessment day, all day! The 4th grade is going to test on DRA (Reading Comprehension Test), AIMS (Reading Fluency), 6 Trait Writing.


Monday, January 11th - Solar System Day! Students will travel through all of the 8 planets, right in the 4th-grade classrooms. Please make sure your child will be here this day, due to that they will miss a lot and won't be able to make this up.


Wednesday, January 13th - Mr. Marker is going to bring in the portable planetarium and the students will be able to see all the different constellations, and how we see different patterns in the sky during different times of the year.


Thursday, January 14th - FIELD TRIP!! We are off to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, we are going to focus our main attention to the space exhibit. We will roughly leave around 9:15 and return around 2:20. If you would like to volunteer, please let me know ASAP. PLEASE PAY FOR FIELD TRIP ONLINE!


Friday, January 15th - NO SCHOOL! (Teacher in-service day)


Monday, January 18th- NO SCHOOL! (MLK Day)


Friday, January 29th - Mug Friday! (9:00 - 9:30)

Solar System Day!!

I am asking for 1-2 volunteers to help me out for the Solar System Day! My classroom will be transformed into Mercury and Venus! It will be a challenge for me to jump back and forth between both planets, so I am asking for an extra mate to help me! If this interests you please email me. If I have many helpers, I would be happy to create a schedule.
IN ADDITION, If you have any of the following items and would be okay to let me borrow for this day, I would greatly appreciate it.



  • Fog Machines
  • Portable Heaters
  • Flood Lamps



Please let me know if you have these items and would allow for me to borrow them.