Ross / Ellis Weekly Newsletter

February 12, 2016

"You can't blame gravity for falling in love."

– Albert Einstein

What Will We Be Learning This Week?


We have had a great start with decimals! Students have learned to properly read and write decimals. They are now learning to compare decimals. Next week they will be adding/subtracting decimals and working in Fraction and Decimal centers practicing their new skills.


The Rocks and Minerals unit has begun. Students have learned the difference between a rock and a mineral, have practiced observing rocks, and have learned to properly record what they have observed. Next week we will discuss specific rock and mineral properties.

Language Arts

We will resume the Discovery Education Boards on Greek Gods and Goddesses that were cut short due to the snow a couple of weeks back.

Social Studies

We will be learning about advancements in communication.

Odds & Ends

Grandfather Mountain Field Trip

Just another reminder that you must have a background check on file in our front office if you would like to chaperone our Grandfather Mountain field trip on April 12th. Background checks are good for 2 years from the time of approval, and I am finding that some of your checks have expired. To check to see if your background check is current, please email Debbie Meyers at or call her in the front office at 466.7065. If you would like a form to have a check completed, let Ms. Ellis know and we will send an application home with your child. This takes several weeks to process, so please fill one out as soon as possible!

Upcoming Events

Feb. 15 – This is now a student school day due to the recent snow days.

Feb. 16 – Lego Night 6:30pm in Gym

Feb. 23 – Progress Reports

Mar. 2 – Read Across America Day

Mar. 3-7 – Spring Book Fair

Mar. 8 – PDQ Night 5-9pm

Mar. 9 – Battle of the Books Competition (Hickory Metro Center)

Mar. 18 – March Madness Dance

Mar. 25 – No School – Teacher Workday

Mar. 28 – Apr. 1 No School – Easter Break