Learners are creating a volcano and designing a solution to help limit the damage caused by an eruption. They will present this to our community next week.

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Tsunamis can be very destructive. Learners researched damage caused by these natural disasters and are creating a original design to help limit this destruction.

Learners are brainstorming and designing solutions to limit the effects of wildfires.

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Mrs. Napier's literacy class has been working on peer editing this week. We have had an editing station and in groups we are sharing suggestions and corrections in a positive way and we are giving the author specific ideas on how to improve their writing. We have been working on opinion writing as part of our project. Our aim is to encourage others to recycle. Please walk through our Community next week and check out our am amazing work!

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Learners make observations to help them predictions about the effects of erosion.

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Community 4 finally finished up the picnic table project. Thanks for ALL your help!!!

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Sharing the Pike Road Way with Mrs. Walters and one of our many visitors this week!

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Monday, February 1:

  • 6:00 PRS Board Meeting (C6 Learners to Present – Hook Project)

Tuesday, February 2:

  • Pledge: Rials 4
  • 8:30 -10:30 POP – C4

Friday, February 5:

  • Group Picture Day

What will your C4 Learner be working on this week? 2/01/16


*Formulate and evaluate solutions to limit the effects of natural Earth processes on humans (e.g., designing earthquake, tornado, or hurricane-resistant buildings; improving monitoring of volcanic activity).

Driving Question

What could I design or create to limit the effects of natural Earth processes on living things or property? What do I need to know in order to protect our butterfly garden from natural Earth processes?

*Analyze and interpret data to determine effects of weathering and rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, and vegetation using one single form of weathering or erosion over time.

*Formulate and evaluate solutions to limit the effects of natural Earth processes on humans.

*Analyze and interpret data to determine effects of weathering and rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, and vegetation using one single form of weathering or erosion over time.

*Describe patterns of Earth's features on land and in the ocean using data from maps.


This week we will begin to investigate the events that lead up to the outbreak of WW2.

* Describe the economic and social impact of World War II on Alabama.

In order for learners to begin to understand the impact on Alabama, we will look at the outbreak of WW2 and discuss the point of view of different narrators ( R.L.4.6).

We will next focus on using commas and quotations to mark direct speech, as we show a direct quote. Following this each learner will choose the point of view they would like to extend, showing the use off commas and quotations in their writing (L.4.2b).

This week we will reassess R.F.4.4 - we will focus on fluency and those children who are already meeting expectations for Fourth Grade will be assessed at Fifth Grade Standard.

We will also work on (R.F.4.3) our decoding skills using a text that explores the role of coding in WW2. We will work in Literature Circles and choose to explore the text using two roles of our choice.

We will then create our own codes and share them with others in the class. Once published we will use them to create a wall display. We will make informational diagrams to explain to others why and how the U.S. Military created the codes and why the code were important (S.L.4.1.d).


*Recognize and generate equivalent fractions.

*Identify line-symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry.

Students will explore symmetry in a variety of ways (architecture, art, nature, transportation, etc) and create their own symmetrical masterpiece.

*Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1-100. Recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1-100 is prime or composite.

Math/Literacy/PE Schedule for January

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Feb. 8th - K- Kickoff Random Acts of Kindness Week MONDAY

(Showing support for your favorite sports team.)

Feb. 9th - I- Inspire someone to by kind TUESDAY

(Dress as your favorite superhero and inspire others to be Kindness Superheroes.)

Feb.10th- N- Neon bright WEDNESDAY

(Make the world a bright place by sharing kindness.)

Feb.11th- D- Dive into kindness THURSDAY

(Dress in your favorite tropical wear as we dive into kindness.)

Feb. 12th - Friendly FRIDAY Twins Day

(Pair up with a friend and dress alike.)

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Donated items can be delivered to Coach Klinger in the Gym! - Thanks so much!!!!! Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Footballs, Volleyballs, Kickballs, Yoga Mats, Wiffle Golf Balls, 14 foot jump ropes, Ping Pong Balls, Bean Bags, Hula Hoops, and Stacking Cups

*Don't forget to always wear appropriate footwear to Health and Wellness!


The City of Montgomery, Montgomery Multisport and Publix are partnering to bring

the Publix Mayor’s Marathon Challenge to the Montgomery Marathon on March

12th at Riverwalk Stadium. Each student who wants to participate will run a cumulative 25.2 miles during their PE class or at home and then run the last one mile of the marathon on March 12th in downtown Montgomery finishing inside Riverwalk Stadium. Each participant will receive a shirt, personalized bib and a finisher’s medal commemorating their marathon accomplishment. Each student will have their face on the big screen as they run inside Riverwalk Stadium to the finish line in centerfield!

Registration fee is $15 and due to Coach Klinger by February 8th. Please make cash payment. Parent/Guardian must sign a waiver to participate.

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PRS Parents,

The PRS PTSA has many great things planned for the remainder of the year! As you know, our Polar Express was a FUN success and we would like to have more evenings like it. To do these events, we need to continue our fundraising efforts. Friday, your student received a brochure for cookie dough sales. We are asking you to look through the brochure, call Grandma or Grandpa, and see how you can help support our PTSA!

Please be sure to take the payment for anything you sell. We are accepting cash and checks- made out to "PRS PTSA".

All orders and money must be turned in Feb. 12th.

The cookie dough will be available for pickup Thursday March 3rd. YOU MUST COME TO THE SCHOOL TO PICK UP YOUR ORDERS! We will not allow any student to take the dough home on the bus. We will be sure to sure to accommodate as many families as possible with pick up times. If you have any questions, please email Summer Rice at

Thank you so much for your continued support of Pike Road's PTSA!

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Learning takes place at PRS every moment of the day. We understand there are circumstances that necessitate early check-out. If you are going to check out your child, please do so no later than 2:25 to prevent congestion and interruptions to our daily dismissal process. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding
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The PTSA would like to put together a slide show of all the amazing activities and beautiful people that make PRS so awesome! If you have any pictures of our students and staff involved in various PRS activities, please email them to by February 1, 2016. Thank you!
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The Town Council approved the purchase of a modular building (nine pieces that are assembled to become one building). All classrooms, restrooms, and offices are under one roof, which is a plus. We anticipate having modular classrooms onsite the end of January. Our hope is that they will be ready to occupy mid-February. Community 7 and 8 will be moving to these learning spaces.

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We are in the beginning stages of launching Pike Road Papas. This is an opportunity for Dads to get involved in the lives of our students. In conjunction with Pike Road Papas, we are inviting families to breakfast every Friday morning. You can eat with your children and with others who tend to gather around visiting Dads and Moms. Come share your family's love with the Pike Road Family.

Breakfast for adults costs $2.50 and breakfast for learners cost $2.00.

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Community 7/8 is hosting our first ever Pike Road School’s Career Day. This is a student organized project. The goal for Career Day is for students at Pike Road School to get a better understanding and to be inspired by possible career options. In the morning, we will have speakers who will share about their careers. If you are interested in sharing about your career, please click this link and share your information.

We are also looking for volunteer college students (not freshmen) or recent college graduates to speak at this event. They will share about college life and their major. If you are interested or know of college students who might be interested in being apart of this event, please click this link and share your information.

We will follow up with you once we review all the information. Thank you.


Community 7/8 Career Day Project Team

Don't Forget..


*Students need to be responsible for checking Edmodo and email on a daily basis. They do this at school and need to continue at home. Thanks for your help on this!

*If you are still not receiving emails via School Cast (Info@PikeRoad) or FreshGrade issues. Please let us know.

*Check your learner's Edmodo account and email daily to stay up to date.

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*Get your child's account information and check to see what information and resources are being sent daily. Accounts to check: EDMODO/ GMAIL/ FRESH GRADE




*Ask your child SPECIFIC questions about their learning.

Example: "I read in your email that you are learning about speed and energy, what activities did you do to learn about this? Which activity did you enjoy the most? Can you tell me how speed and energy are related?" Ask them what their "TWEET FOR THE DAY" would be if they were going to sum up their day. This is a few powerful, but brief words about their day.


Find something your child is passionate about and fuel that passion by encouraging them to read about it. The more they read, the more they will learn new vocabulary words. Get the to describe what they've read to you in detail. You might even read a book together and discuss it.

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  • February 1 – School Board Meeting at 6:00 P.M. in the conference room
  • February 1 at 8:00 a.m. – PTSA Board Meeting
  • February 5 (changed from January 28) - Group Picture Day
  • February 15 – Professional Development Day (no school for learners)
  • February 16 – Book Fair Begins
  • February 16 – Kindness Week – sponsored by C8 Learners – more details coming soon!
  • February 16 – Patriots’ first soccer game at Trinity Presbyterian School
  • February 17 – Patriots’ first baseball games at Robert E. Lee High School
  • February 19 – C6 Competes in MathCounts Competition
  • February 19 – Patriots’ first Softball Game - LAMP JV
  • February 25 (notice date change) at 6:00 – PTSA General Meeting
  • March 5 – Patriots Track Team runs in Race to Fight Hunger
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The Pike Road Arts Council presents...

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Starch in Their Petticoats: True Stories of Strong Women Who Settled the West, presented by Dolores Hydock, actress, speaker and storyteller. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the Pike Road Town Hall. Dress is casual.

This program tells the true stories of five women of guts and gusto who were part of the Western Expansion in the 1800s: a wagon train pioneer, a homesteader, a mail order bride, a professional gambler, and an actress of the 1850s. Their stories are explored through diary excerpts, newspaper clippings, historical accounts of their lives, and photographs of the women and artifacts of the time. Combined, the stories of these intrepid pioneers provide a look at some of the tough, resourceful, ambitious, and determined women whose spirit and sense of adventure helped put the shine in the golden American West.

Click the link below for a quick preview Featuring the storytelling of Dolores Hydock and the music of Bobby Horton

Bobby Horton is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and music historian. He has performed with the musical-comedy trioThree On a String throughout the United States and Canada for more than 40 years. He has produced and performed music scores for sixteen PBS films by Ken Burns – including “The Civil War”, and “Baseball”, for the A&E network, and he had produced 21 films for the The National Park Service. Read more about Bobby here:

Tickets are just $40 each from the Pike Road Town Hall (call 334-272-9883) and include a wonderful dinner prepared by A Catered Affair. Tickets are limited due to seating capacity, so do not wait long to get your tickets.

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4th Annual Pike Road Father Daughter Dance

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2016 Five Points of Life Kids Marathon

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A day in the life of a C4 Patriot...

8:00-8:30 - House keeping/Homeroom
8:30-11:30 - Literacy block: Ms. Rials/Mrs. Napier OR
  • Math block: Fureigh/Hardin
  • Your learner knows which lead learner they are with.
  • (PE falls in this time block)
11:30-2:45 - Project Based Learning Time (PBL)
  • (Lunch falls in this block beginning at 12:06 pm)
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What is Edmodo?

Learners and Lead Learners can reach out to one another and connect by sharing ideas, problems, and helpful tips. A lead learner can assign and assess work on Edmodo; students can GET and GIVE feedback from the entire class on Edmodo. Ask your child about "Two STARS and a WISH." Think of it as a "walled garden" where collaboration and learning can take place in a safe environment.

What is Fresh Grade?

"As parents, we know everything about our children’s habits. We know what gives them nightmares and why at 4:00pm they get a bit cranky. We know it all, right? Nothing is more important to us than our child’s development, yet we have a blind spot – the classroom.

FreshGrade gives parents a window into the classroom through a secure digital portfolio for your child. Capturing their learning as it happens, and tracking their progress." It also increases communication and collaboration between parents, learners and Lead Learners through digital portfolios.

How can my child move from "not meeting expectations to meeting expectations? While we continue to support and facilitate you child's learning during the school day, you can help at home too. Work with your learner on areas where they are struggling by using the individual Lead Learner feedback (that was given specifically to you child) on Fresh Grade to facilitate their learning at home. Once your child feels they are ready to be re-assessed, just have them drop us and email.

How can I understand what the standard is asking and where can I get extra resources for the standards?

Below is a link to the Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX) website that you can use to get both the explanation of the standard AND resources to go along with them. It will also help you go above and below the 4th grade standard.

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To create a culture of intellectual curiosity where all students have ownership of their learning and are inspired to think, innovate and create.

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ADDRESS: 500 Avenue of Learning, Pike Road, AL

PHONE NUMBER: 334-420-5310