Sheldrup's Grizzly Gazette

News in Room 202!

April, 2014

Dear Grizzly Families,

I hope your sixth grader enjoyed the break and that you were able to enjoy it with him/her! If found it very refreshing to get out in the warm sunshine. We will use the nicer weather as motivation to work hard in class in hope to enjoy it after school hours.

The final two months of school will be just as busy as the entire year has been. In April, we will focus on preparing for the MCA's at the end of the month. May will be filled with preparation for the commencement of middle school and celebration as 6th grade concludes.

Please contact me any time!
Warmest Regards,

Mrs. Sheldrup

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments

We will be testing the following dates for the MCA's. We request that you make an effort to schedule appointments outside of this window if possible. If your child does have to be gone on the following dates, I would appreciate you letting me know as soon as possible so that I can plan for such events. Testing rules are very strict and occasionally we have circumstances where a student begins a section of a test and is called to leave for an appointment. We cannot resume a section that is interrupted; however, we could schedule to test that portion on another day within the allowed testing window. We greatly appreciate your efforts to schedule around the MCA's or inform me ahead of time so that I can plan for your child.

Health and Social Studies

We are currently viewing students' public service announcements. Students took liberties with editing software and infused a bit of humor in their projects. They have worked hard on these.

We are now discussing safety of all kinds. After our safety unit, we will begin our human sexuality unit. I will send home a permission letter next week explaining the unit. Please let me know if you'd rather I have your child complete an alternative health topic during this time.

Towards the beginning of May, I will also teach our government unit. This information will be helpful as students learn about our state government and history on our State Capitol and Ft. Snelling field trips mid-may! Please contact me if you'd like to chaperone the trip and we will hold a drawing in our class to fill the spots.

April Notes

*No late starts in April and May due to weather.

4/3 Spring Pictures (Lifetouch) Your child will only be photographed if you return an order ahead of time.

4/7 PTO Meeting at 5:30 in the library

4/8 Public Service Announcement Viewing and Healthy Food Tasting

4/18 No School

4/21 DMMS Orientation (A – L), 6:30

4/23 MCA Reading, Parts 1 & 2 **

4/24 MCA Reading, Parts 3 & 4 **

4/24 Statewide Tornado Drill

4/28 MCA Math, Parts 1 & 2**

4/29 MCA Math, Parts 3 & 4**

**If at all possible, please avoid scheduling appointments and vacations during these days.

My Contact Information:

Please contact me any time! I look forward to working with you and your child!