Classroom Events Week 3/16

Field Trip, Literature for In Class Reading

Enchrichment - 4th Grade Gibbon Bus Field Trip

Dear Parents,

On March 19th, Ms. Russo's and Mr. Navarro's Classes will visit Gibbon Conservation Center where kids will study endangered primates that sing and leap as visitors learn more about them and their plight. If you would like to learn more about the Gibbon center, please visit :

We will need 2 volunteers from our class to help chaperone Ms. Russo's class for this field trip. if you would like to volunteer please contact me at your earliest convenience. The bus will leave by 8:45am and come back around 2pm.

Field Trip slips will go home early this week. Please fill them out and send them back as soon as you can. On the day of the field trip, please pack lunches in paper bags. Lunch bags need to be marked with child/teacher's name.

Please let us know if you have any questions

Book for In Class Reading

Our children just finished reading "Holes" by Louis Sachar and from what I heard they loved this book. The next book that will be covered in class reading is "By the Great Horn Spoon" by Sld Fleischman. If you have this book please have kids bring it to the classroom. If you do not please don't worry, there might be a copy or two in a classroom. Otherwise, it can be purchased at Barnes&Noble or

For your convenience, here's a list of other books that will be read in class :

Walter, The Story of a Rat Barbara Wersba
The Island of the Blue Dolphin

Upcoming Events & Days Off School:

March 16th - Boy Scout Planning Meeting @8:30am; B5
- 5th Grade Author Visit @ 1:30pm; Dr. Martini's Room
March 17th - Budget Committee Meeting @7:30am; Staff Lounge
- Arts Committee Meeting @ 8:30am; Teacher's Lounge
- Early 1:45 dismissal
March 18th - Online Auction Closes
March 19th - Gibbon Center 4th Grade Bus Field Trip
- SSC Meeting @3pm; B5
March 20th - Spirit Wear
- Star Nova Session 3 Ends @ 5pm
March 21st - Gala Auction @ 5:30-9pm; Location: Phyllis Morris Showroom

March 30-Apr 3 - No School (Spring Break)

April 6 - No School (Cesaer Chavez)
May 8 - 4th Grade Sacramento Field Trip
May 25 - No School (Memorial Day)

June 4 - Last Day of School

* Check Ms. Russo’s website for homework assignments, upcoming assessments & updates at:

*Here's a link to participate in our Online Auction:

* Purchase tickets to Gala Auction Event :

March is 4th Grade month for Stop & Drop volunteering. If you can volunteer for Stop & Drop please click on this link:

*Take the time to read your Wizard Wire and refer to the FOWHE website at

*Purchase New and Old Spiritwear Online at

*Weho Library Day - signup at

*Pledge Donations @

Please let us know if you have questions.

Thank you for your great support!

Ms. Russo's 4th Grade Room Parents:

Marina Shlimak

Missi Stein