Concrete Chronicles

Volume 11, Issue 9

Important Events

2 - Dr. Seuss’ birthday - wear red, black and white

2nd Grade Performance & PTSO Meeting

3 - 2nd Grade Performance & PTSO Meeting

4 - Kindergarten Registration 8:00 - 3:00 p.m.

6 - $1 Bookstore open 7:20 - 8:00 a.m.

Wacky Tacky Day! Bring $1 and dress in your tackiest, mismatched attire!

9 - March Madness Book Challenge

9 - 15 Eggs Up Grill Spirit Week

13 - Donuts for Dads

Jersey Day - Bring $1 and wear your favorite team jersey or team colors to help support our Concrete Relay for Life Team.

18 - Second Grade Field Trip

19 - Precious Pal Day - Bring $1 and your favorite stuffed animal can join you for a day of learning.

20 - Staff Development Day (Students do not attend)

23 - Snow Make-up Day (Students do not attend)

24 - 100 Book Challenge - Library Reading Club log is due.

End of Third Nine Weeks

26 - Pizza House Spirit Night (5:30 p.m. til close)

27 - Hat Day - Bring $1 to wear your favorite hat to school!

31 - Spring and Class Pictures


April

2, 3 - K5 Field Trip

6 - 10 - Spring Break

13 - Snow Make Up - Students do not attend

Kindergarten Registration

K4 and K5 Kindergarten Registration

March 4, 2020

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Register ONLINE starting March 2, 2020

Visit: www.anderson1.org

Click on “New Student Registration”

Scroll down to the bottom of the page

Click on “Click here to register your child for the 2020-2021 school year”

Click on “Create Account”

Fill out information accordingly and submit


On March 4th (once you have submitted the online registration) please bring the required documents to school. Concrete Primary School’s Front Office will be open 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Required documents:

· Birth Certificate

· Immunization Certificate (Shot Record)

· 2 forms of Proof of Residency

Property tax, current utility bill (gas, electric, water), signed contract with builder, signed lease with signature of tenant and landlord stating location of home.)

· Copies of any custodial documents.


New K4 students need to sign up for a screening time.

A NOTE FROM OUR READING COACH

We have a couple of fun literacy events happening in March!


Monday, March 2nd: We will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Everyone is encouraged to wear red, black, and white in honor of one of his most beloved characters, The Cat in the Hat.



Friday, March 6th: The $1 bookstore will be open in Mrs. Porter’s room from 7:20-8:00. All books are brand new and only cost $1! Each student may purchase one book each month.


Throughout the month: We will be participating in a school-wide March Madness Book Challenge! This fun event will kickoff March 9. We will have a book bracket. Students will listen to different books and vote on which book is the winner each week. We will have an ultimate book winner by the end of the month!



As parents and caregivers, we all want to foster a lasting love of reading within our children. Here are 8 tips from reading expert, Donalyn Miller, on how to foster lifelong reading habits:


  1. Model daily reading habits.

  2. Set aside time each day to read.

  3. Carry a book with you everywhere.

  4. Provide a wide variety of reading material.

  5. Read books aloud to your children.

  6. Celebrate ALL reading.

  7. Visit the library often.

  8. Limit screen time.


Happy Reading!

Mrs. Porter

porterl@apps.anderson1.org

Media Center News. . .

Important Dates

March 24 - 100 Book Challenge ~ Concrete Library Reading Club log is due.

May 15 - Last day to earn Reading Counts points and to check out library books.


Book Fair Success

Thank you to everyone who made our most recent book fair a success! Seeing our students excited about buying books makes this librarian so happy! I cannot thank our parent and faculty volunteers enough for all that they did to make this exciting week run so smoothly. All book fair purchases enable us to acquire more books for our library collection. If you are interested in volunteering your time to help during our next book fair, please contact me, Mrs. Payne.


SC Picture Book Nominee Voting

Over the last week, our students have been voting for their favorite SC Picture Book Nominee. Students have enjoyed reading and discussing several of the 20 picture books this school year. Ask your student which nominee has been his/her favorite. Based on student voting so far, the top 3 books for Concrete are:

Big picture

Mrs. Payne

Library Media Specialist

payneh@apps.anderson1.org

With Grateful Hearts

The faculty and staff of Concrete Primary would like to sincerely thank the following:

Macy & John Rocklein - Signs for 2nd grade performance.

Donors Choose

DonorsChoose.org makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests and can give any amount to the project that inspires you.


Congratulations to the following teachers that had their project funded:

Mrs. Campbell - "Supply Restock"

Mrs. Kuykendall - "An Engineering Mindset STEMs from Hands-On Learning!"

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