with Mrs. Berry, Mrs. Rogers, Mrs. Gyurisin, & Ms. Young

March Newsletter

Personalized Early Acceleration Program

Accelerating growth by readiness, not grade level

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Happy March!

It is hard to believe the school year is winding down. We are so impressed and happy with the growth our students have made this year! With that being said, we still have three months left of school and a lot of learning left to do. We ask for your help in the following areas:

  • Behavior: We have recently seen an increase in behaviors that are affecting learning. Please ask your child about their behavior and ask them to explain the 6 rules to you. Ask your child to reflect how they think they do on each rule. We also have 6 pillars here at JKES that we abide by: citizenship, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, responsibility, and respect.

  • Reading Bags: We can tell some students have not been reading from their reading bags at night. It is extremely important that students read nightly for 15 minutes. Please encourage them at home to complete this task. We are thinking of ways here at school to get the students excited about it again.

  • Personal Belongings: Teachers have gotten a number of calls from parents about missing belongings. Teachers will not search for missing items. We are teaching the students about responsibility and taking care of their things. We have a lost and found at school. If your child loses something, you are more than welcome to have them look in the lost and found or you can come in and check it.

  • Toys: Toys should not be brought to school. This includes Pokemon cards. If teachers see toys from students, they will be taken. Students can get their items back at the end of the year or parents can come collect them at school.

Curriculum Corner

These skills are an overview. Some are working with different numbers and complexity. The level of difficulty depends on how your child did on their assessments in reading and math.


Sols: k.3, k.6, k.7, k.8, k.12, 1.3, 1.5, 1.7, 1.8, 1.10, 1.14, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.8, 2.12

- decoding strategies

- expand vocabulary: homophones, prefixes, suffixes, and context clues

- reference materials

- nonfiction

- main idea

- theme

- ask and answer questions

- context clues

- research


Number Sense Sols: k.1, k.3, 1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2

- review

- skip counting by 2s

- magnitude

Computation and Estimation Sols: K.6, K.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5, 2.6,

- addition and subtraction

- fact fluency

- word problems

Measurement and Geometry Sols: K.7, k.8, 1.8, 1.9, 2.7, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11

- coins

- time

- calendar

- temperature

Probability and Statistics Sols: k.11, 1.12, 2.15

- graphing

Patterns, Functions, and Algebra Sols: 1.15, 2.17

- equality

Dates to Remember

March 2 - March 6: Read Across America week

March 3: Teacher Professional Development Day (No school for students)

March 13: Wizard of Oz Performance (3rd and 4th grade)
March 13: End of 3rd Quarter
March 16: Teacher Workday (No school for students)
March 18: Discovery Museum Visit, 12-2
March 19: Parent Teacher Conferences
March 16-20: Book Fair

At Home

* Read nightly!

* Practice math facts!

* Practice tying shoes!

* Practice writing first and last name correctly!

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