Mrs. Owen's Weekly Newsletter

August 19-23

Meet the Teacher

I am so excited to be working alongside your child this year! I know it will be one for the books!



I graduated with my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education and Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Missouri State University. I am starting my twelfth year of teaching. My husband, Adam, is a Republic alumnus. We have a 7 year old son, a 4 year old daughter, and a 5 month old daughter. Our family runs a large cattle operation where we devote a lot of our time. We love being outside whether it’s involved in sports activities, cattle shows, or just home on our farm. I am also an avid college basketball and football fan! March Madness definitely takes over our household in the Spring.


I can't wait to connect with your child and find out all of the wonderful things about him/her.

Transportation

Drop off is 8:10-8:30 everyday. Students eating breakfast will go straight to the cafeteria to ensure they are back in their classroom by 8:30. Students who are not eating breakfast at school will come straight to our classroom.


School dismisses daily at 3:30 with the exception of Fridays. Fridays we dismiss at 2:30. If your child will be going home a way other than their normal routine please send a note or call the office first thing. This ensures that I can get your child home safely! While I do try to check my voicemail and email throughout the day this isn't the best way to reach me for transportation changes. If you email or call too late in the day I may not see it until it's too late. The safest bet is for a note to be sent in the morning or for you to call our office (732-3610).

Schedule (A paper copy was sent home on Friday with your child.)

Our schedule will be as follows:


8:10 - Drop Off

8:30 - Class Begins

8:30-8:40 - Morning Meeting

8:40-9:10 - WIN Time (More information to come)

9:10-10:00 - Writer's Workshop

10:00-10:30 - Reader's Workshop begins

10:30-11:30 - Specials (M - Music, T - PE, W - Library, Th - Computers, F - Art)

11:30-11:55 - Lunch*

11:55-1:00 - Reader's Workshop continues

1:00-1:30 - Content

1:30-2:00 - Recess

2:00-3:10 - Math

3:10-3:20 - Language

3:20-3:25 - Pack Up

3:30 - Dismissal**


*If you send lunch money with your child, please send it in a clearly marked envelope with your child's name, my name, the amount, and the date.

** Friday's schedule varies with our weekly early release. Please note that we get out an hour earlier every Friday.

Important Dates

August 30 - 3:00-9:00 Chuck E Cheese Night

September 2 - Labor Day (No School)

September 10 - Fall Pictures

September 27 - SI Day (No School for Students)

Learning Objectives

Here at Schofield we are all about student learning! Our goal is to see at least 80% of students proficient in all areas. Below are the learning objectives we will be looking at and working with this week.



Reading: I can identify nonfiction text features along with their purpose.

Writing: I can build my writing stamina.

Math: I can read, write, and identify whole numbers within 100,000 using base ten numerals, number names, and expanded form

Content: I can identify the border states of Missouri.

WIN Time: We will not start WIN time for another week or two.

PDSA (Classroom Goal Setting)

We will be setting goals frequently throughout the year as a class. I will post these for you to see our growth as we go.


Math:

Reading:

Attendance

Schofield's proportional attendance rate for the month so far is ____%. Remember our building level goal is to have a proportional attendance rate of more than 95%.

PTO - Box Tops

Schofield Elementary PTO collects box tops. If you send the box tops to school, the PTO will do the rest. Each box top is worth $0.10. They add up quickly and all money collected goes directly to Schofield. Be on the lookout because they appear on all kinds of products. Thank you in advance for your help.

Celebrations

We will be earning Tiger Paws for being safe, respectful, and responsible. As we reach certain levels we will celebrate!

Parent Involvement

Schofield has many opportunities for families to volunteer and be involved during the school day. If you are interested in the below parent involvement opportunities, please contact Ms. Markie Bravestone, Schofield’s Assistant Principal, at markie.bravestone@republicschools.org.

  • Watch D.O.G.S. Dads

    • Dads spend the day mentoring students and helping around the school.

  • Super M.O.M.S.

    • Greet students at the beginning of the day

    • Help with breakfast of lunch

    • Help in the art room or library

    • Read to your lifelong learner’s class

In addition to the above opportunities during the school day, parents can attend PTO Meetings, assemblies, special building events and serve on the Parent Lighthouse Team. Communication about these events are on Schofield’s Facebook page and in monthly building newsletters.


Standards Based Grading

Standards Based Grading is utilized in Republic to monitor each child's learning and understanding of the Missouri Learning Standards. Follow the link below to learn more.


https://www.republicschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&ModuleInstanceID=6713&ViewID=94B66785-F3F0-41A8-8414-1E55691D3E9E&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=6540&PageID=3330

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