Mrs. Owen's Weekly Newsletter

October 14-18

Classroom Needs

We are in need of hand sanitizer. If you are able to I would appreciate any donations of this. Thanks so much in advance!

Lifetouch Pictures

I sent an email out this past week about not receiving our packages of pictures. The Schofield office is aware as there were other classes with the same issue. Retakes are still scheduled for the 17th, however, I will update you once I hear back.


I apologize for this lag time, but please know our office is working hard to figure out where the delay is with that company.

TShirts

Schofield T-Shirts Now Available

It is time to start Livin' that Schofield Life, families! We have a limited supply of t-shirts available in youth sizes. If you would like to purchase one, please send $12 cash in an envelope marked "Schofield T-Shirt" along with your student's name and size. Youth small, youth medium and youth large are the available sizes.

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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).

Birthday Treats

Please let me know ahead of time if you are sending in treats. This will help alleviate multiple treats on one day (and hopefully tummy aches). Thanks in advance!

Schedule

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

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.

Update on the Music Program from Mrs. Fenton

We would like to clarify the date of the upcoming grade 3-5 music program. The correct date is Thursday, November 14th...not the 16th.


The following classes will be performing at the following times on this night:


Gilmore (5), Hutcheson (5), Cooper (4), Neufeld (4), and Blankenship (3) will be performing at 7:00 p.m. with at 6:45 arrival time.


Verfurth (5), Yacovone (5), Oestreich (4), Potts (4), Denney (3), and Owen (3) will be performing at 8:00 p.m. with a 7:45 arrival time.




Mrs. Fenton, Music Teacher

Important Dates

October 11 - No School

October 17 - Picture Retakes

October 18 - Schofield Assembly 1:30

October 22 - McTeacher Night from 4-8pm

October 28 & 29 - Parent Teacher Conferences

Use this link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054dabaf2babfb6-201920

November 4 & 5 - Fall Break

November 7 - Field Trip to the Discovery Center (More info to come)

November 14 - Music Program @ 8:00

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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 determine the author's purpose. We will text later in the week.

Writing: I can publish a narrative. We will start our next unit of a historical fiction piece as well.

Math: I can compare and order fractions.

Content: I can describe the interactions between Early Missourians and Native Americans..

WIN Time: I can subtract with regrouping (There will be varying levels of this happening depending on student need. WIN = What I Need)

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: 82% of students will be able to subtract with regrouping.


Reading: 80% of students will be able to identify the author's purpose of a text with supporting details.

Attendance

Schofield's proportional attendance rate for the week was 95.53%. 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 currently have 146 Tiger Paws.

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

Check out Tiger Talk!

From the Counselor

We talked about the following topic:

Applying effective problem-solving, decision-making and refusal skills to make safe and healthy life choices at school. Identifying issues that impact personal safety and coping skills for managing life changes or events.

Please ask your student about the balloon and the straws we used and why.

Your student will be bringing home a portfolio, at the end of the year, showing you EVERYTHING we did.