The Stoffle Gazette

January 15, 2016

News from this week

Report cards are coming home today. Included in the envelope is your child's report card, his/her Milestones reports from last year, and a other paper work specific to your child. Please take out the paper work, sign the back of the envelope, and return the envelope in your child's Friday Folder next Tuesday.

Milestones reports from last year have come in and are in the report card envelope. The report is yours to keep. I am emailing an electronic parent guide to help interpret the report. I will also link this report on my e-class page.

Permissive Transfers

If your child is at GOES on a permissive transfer, there is a form for you to fill out in your child’s report card envelope. Please return it Monday as administration is starting to look at enrollment numbers for next year.

Next week is a big testing week. We have a science test on Wednesday and a fractions test on Friday. Your child should have the science study guide and I will send home the Math Study guide next week. Sound projects are due on Tuesday. Directions were sent home last week.

“Water on Wheels” will be visiting our classroom on January 28th. This in house field trip reviews the water cycle and water conservation.

Our annual Special Friends Lunch is coming up soon. For those of you who like to plan ahead, the 4th grade Special Friends Luncheon is scheduled for February 3rd. It will take place from 10:30-11:00 at tables 1 and 2.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Coming up next week

Reading: We will be comparing and contrasting the theme and patterns in fables and folktales.

Writing: We will finish drafting/revising a guided informational essay.

ELA: We will be exploring prepositional phrases.

Math: We will review fractions for our test on Friday.

Science: We will review sound and take our Sound Unit test on Wednesday.

Social Studies: We will start our unit on the Declaration of Independence and the major battles of the Revolutionary War.

Other Important Information

“A Night at Disney” Talent Show 2016

Gwin Oaks will have its annual Talent Show on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 6:00 PM. This year’s Talent Show has a theme of “A Night at Disney.” Talent Show acts with a Disney theme (Disney characters, Star Wars, Marvel, etc.) are encouraged, but using the theme is not a requirement. Students will need to audition for the Talent Show on Tuesday, January 26 or Wednesday, January 27. Information about auditions will be sent home in Friday folders on Friday, January 15. Individual students, groups of students or families, classes, and staff members are invited to audition for our evening of fun. All Gwin Oaks students (K-5) are invited to participate. Even if you don’t audition, be sure to come and be a part of the audience to support those who will be performing their talents. Remember my rules: no fire, no pets or live animals, and all lyrics have to be appropriate for school. On the evening of the Talent Show, donations will be accepted in order to raise money for the Gwin Oaks Family Legacy Resource Center. Stay tuned for more information! - Mrs. Collins


The Library Now Has E-books!

Access them from your smartphone, tablet, Kindle, Nook, Mac and Windows computer! There are also several audiobooks available. Download the Brytewave app on your device and see the directions below.

Accessing eBooks From a Device

Step #1: Search for the Follett Brytewave K-12 App in your store

Step #2: Open up the app and enter your State, School name and then login using your

student number and password.***Make sure you select the “Stay logged in” option.

Accessing eBooks From a Computer

From a computer- Login to your eClass page and click on “Media Catalog” (see picture below). Then, you can login to our catalog using your username and password. To search for an ebook type the title or type ebook to see a list of all available ebooks.

Spelling Words and Root of the Week

Root of the Week: Tele-= far, from afar

Spelling Words of the Week: