Flores Class Chronicle - Week 22

February 15-19

Greetings

Hello All,


Please take a moment to read this memo (it can get lengthy) each week. This is where we will post all the important dates and events to keep up with.


The weekly newsletters may also be found archived on our class website under the "Weekly Newsletters" page. Questions and/or comments? Please let me know!


For the love of learning,

Jan Flores

Reagan Faculty Follies 2016

4th ANNUAL FACULTY FOLLIES SHOW - Saturday, February 20 @11:00am - VISTA RIDGE PAC

Mark your calendars now to come see your teachers like you've never seen them before! Tickets are $7 each and are available at the PTA e-store. If you purchase by February 17th, tickets will be delivered to your child's class. Tickets purchased after that may be picked up at the Will Call window at the Vista Ridge PAC. Volunteers are needed to help make this a memorable event; check out the PTA website to sign up. Come see your 4th grade team like you've never seen them before - hope to see you there!

Cotton T-shirt Needed

Parents,

We will be tie-dying a t-shirt for field trips and a few other 4th grade events in the coming weeks. Please send in a 100% cotton t-shirt for your student. This can be an old or new shirt (washed and dried without fabric softener). Thanks for your help!

Art Supplies Needed

All students in all grades are about to begin print-making in art class with Ms. Freeman. She has asked for donations of the following to help make the project a success: shaving cream (not the gel kind, but the white, foamy kind), nail polish (especially bright, glittery colors), and styrofoam plates. If you have any of those items laying around your house not being used, she would appreciate them!

PTA Update

The February PTA newsletter is out! Check it out below to see all the great things that are happening around our campus.


Also, every 1st, 3rd, & 5th Friday morning, between 7:15-7:40, our PTA sells the ever-popular spirit sticks for $1 each and spirit rings for $2 each outside the front doors of the school (if weather permits; immediately inside if not). These are upcoming sales dates: February 19, March 4, 18, April 1, 15, 29, and May 6, 20.

Current Week's Schedule of Events

The Week Ahead

Please Review Our Class Special's Schedule for your Student's Rotation Day. (https://sites.google.com/a/leanderisd.org/mrs-flores/class-schedule



Monday 2/8-

  • Orange Specials Day

Tuesday 2/9-

  • Yellow Specials Day

Wednesday 2/10-

  • Green Specials Day

Thursday 2/11-

  • Blue Specials Day

Friday 2/12-

  • Purple Specials Day

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING THIS WEEK?

WRITING
  • Main Ideas and Details Review
  • grammar review: Apostrophes, capitalization & punctuation
SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Austin Colony and the Old 300
MATH
  • Angles and Using Protractors
READING
  • Summarizing

SCIENCE

  • Sun, Earth and Moon systems

HOMEWORK is posted each Monday and the due date is posted on Google Classroom.

Please have student login to his or her Google Classroom account and complete the assignments listed. https://classroom.google.com/c/NTUyNDA1MTRa

UPCOMING EVENTS

Below you will find upcoming dates for the first semester. Please update your calendars accordingly. Please understand that dates are subject to change and more than likely will, but we will keep this list current to the best of our ability. To assist you in keeping your calendars updated, any additions or changes from the previous week's memo will be in bold.



FEBRUARY 2015


  • Wednesday 2/17 - progress reports sent home ONLY for students with a grade >70% in any subject
  • Saturday 2/20 - Faculty Follies


MARCH 2016


  • Wednesday 3/2 - TX Independence Day - Dress like a Texan in 4th
  • Sunday 3/13 - Daylight Savings Time - SPRING FORWARD!
  • Monday 3/14 - Friday 3/18 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
  • Friday 3/25 - NO SCHOOL - Good Friday
  • Tuesday 3/29 - 4th Grade Writing STAAR Test - please avoid scheduling travel or appointments on STAAR test days if at all possible!


APRIL 2016


  • Friday 4/1 - End of the 3rd 9 weeks
  • Friday 4/1 - First Fun Friday in 4th Grade - Illuminocity Atrocity - Dress in BRIGHT or NEON colors!
  • Monday 4/4 - Stephanie Beasley's 29th birthday
  • Wednesday 4/6 - report cards sent home
  • 4/22 - Earth Day
  • Monday 4/25 - Bad Weather Make-Up Day (holidays unless the assigned day is needed due to bad weather, which will be communicated in advance)


MAY 2016


  • Wednesday 5/4 - progress reports sent home ONLY for students with a grade >70% in any subject
  • Friday 5/6 - Fun First Friday in 4th Grade - Dress like a STAR! (music, sport, TV - school dress code compliant, please :)
  • Monday 5/9 - 3rd & 4th Grade STAAR Math Test - please avoid scheduling travel or appointments on STAAR test days if at all possible!
  • Tuesday 5/10 - 3rd & 4th Grade STAAR Reading Test - please avoid scheduling travel or appointments on STAAR test days if at all possible!
  • Monday 5/24 - Bad Weather Make-Up Day (holidays unless the assigned day is needed due to bad weather, which will be communicated in advance)
  • Monday 5/30 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day


JUNE 2016


  • Friday 6/3 End of 4th 9 weeks - report cards sent home & Last Day of School - Have a GREAT summer!

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