School to Home Connection

News for the week of February 16-20, 2015

What we are learning this coming week...

Math: Students will model, create, and describe contextual multiplication situations in which equivalent sets of concrete objects are joined.

Reading: Students will explore poetry! We will discover how poets use sensory language to write their poetry and how that language produces mental images for the reader.

Writing: In Writing Workshop we will be working on procedural texts. We will also be writing to two writing prompts this week.

Social Studies: Students will learn how to understand map elements such as title, orientation, symbols, compass rose, and legend/keys. They will read and create maps within home and community.

High 5!

Students took home their writing from our last unit of persuasive letters. These pieces of writing are yours to keep! (No High 5 sheet was sent home)

Spotlight Stallion

Penny will be going home with Maverick this week!! Way to go Maverick! We are proud of you and your hard work. Check back to see who Penny goes home with next week!


Thank you for logging in and working on XtraMath! Kudos to the students who've practiced at least 3 times this week: Adwait, Aryan N, Aryan S, Evie, Finley, Hannah, Jacob, Kennedy, Kylie, Logan, Maverick, Nicola, Parker, Snigdha, Stacy and Zain!!!!

I can't wait to see who will be added to the list next week. Keep up the hard work!

Jump rope for heart

Good afternoon parents,

This week in your child's Thursday (2/12/15) folder there will be information about Jump Rope For Heart, which is sponsored by the American Heart Association. The next two weeks we will be discussing healthy hearts with your children and jumping rope for Jump Rope For Heart. If you or another family member or friend would like to donate to this worthy cause, please feel free to do so! The goal for this year is $5000 and this money will go directly to the American Heart Association.

This year Jump Rope For Heart has requested ALL donations be made in the form of a check or online. Please refrain from sending cash donations. Please read the information included in your child's Thursday folder! If you have any questions about this program, please contact Mrs. Dyer or Mrs. Osteen.

February 27 is the end of Jump Rope for Heart. Please send all donations by this date.

Mrs. Osteen and Mrs. Dyer

PE Patsy Sommer Elem.

On the calendar....

Friday, Feb. 13 - Valentine's Party 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. (See Kathy's email for more information)

Monday, Feb. 16 - No School for students

Tuesday, Feb. 17 - PJ Day for having the most participation in 2nd grade for Math Superstars!!!! Way to go!!!

Friday, Feb. 27 - Box Tops are due

** I will not be at school on February 13. My family and I will be traveling to Florida to celebrate Brock's Great-Grandma's 102nd Birthday!! Mrs. Turner will be subbing for me that day.

Happy Birthday!

February 13 - Blake

February 28 - Maverick


Please check out eBackpack for electronic copies of flyers and handouts from the school and PTA!