Fourth Grade News

Week of May 9, 2016

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Reading - Read fiction book by Monday, May 16th

Your child will be completing a book report in class. Your child has been asked to read a fiction book of their choice at home. The book needs to be read by Monday, May 16th. In order to complete the book report, your child will need to bring an empty cereal box to school. Please have your child write their name on the box before bringing it to school. If you can send more than one box, that would be great!
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Reminders for Wednesday, May 11th

We have planned a fun post STAAR celebration day for our students on Wednesday! Students may bring:

- books for read in time

-non-electronic board games for game time

-pillow, blanket, fuzzy friend, and an extra snack for movie time

MAP Testing Dates

Here is a list of our end of the year MAP Testing Dates. It will be great if your 4th graders don't miss school on these days:


Reading and Language Arts - May 12th - 18th

Math - May 19th - 20th

Science - May 23rd and 25th


We would also like to encourage your child to come well rested and bring a healthy snack on these days, so they can do their very best on these important end of the year assessments. Thank you!

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Field Trip to the Heritage Farmstead on Tuesday, May 24th

This year the 4th graders are going to take a field trip to the Heritage Farmstead Museum in Plano on May 24th.

We will depart from school around 9:15 am and return around 1 pm.

The field trip permission slip has more details about what to wear and what to bring (sack lunch).

Please sign and return your child's field trip permission slip to your child's homeroom teacher as soon as possible. Thank you!

Meal Viewer

Food and Nutritional Services is pleased to announce MealViewer, a new on-line communication tool for menus and nutritional information to meet your needs. It comes as a web and APP version. Parents can retrieve menus and dietary information anywhere anytime.

Parents can follow the pisd web site links listed below to access the announcement. Instructions have provided on the web site to assist parents on how to retrieve menus/allergen/nutritional information. It is very easy to use.

http://k12.pisd.edu/food-and-nutritional-services/contributions/14222-school-menus

We hope this new service will be a helpful communication tool regarding dietary issues. Any suggestions or comments, please contact Harriet Chiang, compliance and technology specialist for FANS who was instrumental in the set-up of this system: harriet.chiang@pisd.edu

Plano Enrichment Program (PEP) – Summer School

· PEP Summer Classes held June 8 – June 30th, Monday-Fridays from 8:30-12:30 p.m.

· Transportation is provided from Wells to the PEP campus (Skaggs) and back to Wells after 12:30

· Financial Assistance for students who qualify for the free/reduced meals program this year

· Lots of fun enrichment class opportunities and "building block" courses to reinforce grade level skills.

· (If your child has been recommended for another summer program, schedule and locations may be different than the PEP courses above.)

· SUMMER SCHOOL ENROLLMENT DEADLINE: May 13th for all programs.

Please request a packet from your child’s teacher or go online: www.pisd.edu/summerschool

Contact: stacy.lawrence@pisd.edu with questions about the programs/registration.

Online registration is only available for current PISD students. When you register online, you may select one or two classes. They must be selected at the same time you are enrolling. If you register for one class online and decide later to add another class, you must contact the summer school office at (469) 752-8017 or summerschool@pisd.edu.

1. Go to PISD Parent Portal (http://pisd.edu/). Select my PISD Parent Portal and login.

2. Go to Summer School

3. Choose Summer School Registration

Instagram Update

We would love to have more parents following our class Instagram pages. We would like to inform you that teachers will accept invitations to follow their pages, just from their homeroom students' parents. Also, if your Instagram username is not similar to your name, for security reasons, please send an email with your Instagram username to your child's homeroom teacher. Thank you for helping us stay connected and protecting your children's privacy on the internet! Here is a list of our usernames:


Miss. Burke - MissBurkeatWells2015


Ms. Hill - MsHillsatWells2015


Mrs. Miller - MrsMilleratWells2015


Ms. Murugesan - MsMurugesanatWells2015


Mrs. Sewell - MrsSewellatWells2015

Learning Targets

Math

Math STAAR on Monday, May 9th

I can use problem solving and test taking strategies to complete the STAAR assessment.

I can calculate the product of a decimal and a whole number.

I can add and subtract fractions with unequal denominators.


Reading

Reading STAAR on Tuesday, May 10th

I can use my reading strategies to help me comprehend a reading passage and answer questions on the STAAR reading test.

MAP Testing May 12th - 18th

I can use my knowledge of grammar skills and reading strategies to help me be successful on the MAP test.


Science

I can begin to understand and communicate the importance of organisms and environments.

Tiger Market for Friday, May 13th

Emmie

Suden

Jude

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Book Buddies

By opening a book YOU can open a new world for a child and foster the love of reading for a lifetime!

Wells PTA is looking for volunteers to read aloud books to small groups of 1st and 2nd grade students. Book Buddies meet every Wednesday from 12:45 to 1:45. Please sign up and volunteer to fit your schedule; one time, once every two weeks, once a month or EVERY WEEK! You do not have to have a 1st or 2nd grader at Wells. ANYONE can volunteer! A Book Buddy can be a parent, grandparent, high school student or community member.

In order to be a Book Buddy, fill out the volunteer application on the PISD website or just click on the link below. It takes about a week to be approved.www.pisd.edu/about.us/partners.volunteers/volunteer.application.shtml

Then click on the SignUpGenius link below to choose your date and time to volunteer! www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044aabab23a0fd0-book