4th Grade Weekly Happenings

Reagan Elementary - Leander Independent School District

Week of April 20

STAAR Testing :: Tuesday & Wednesday, April 21st & 22nd

Just a reminder that our campus will be closed to visitors on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week due to STAAR testing. Please see the link below for detailed information on this week's tests.


QUICK LIST REMINDER OF WHAT TO BRING ON STAAR TESTING DAYS:

healthy snack

water bottle (labeled if generic)

lightweight jacket

chapter books (unless they have some at school)

glasses (if applicable)


WHAT TO LEAVE AT HOME:

ALL unnecessary electronics

backpacks

Don't Forget!

Please take a moment to write a note to your child and return it no later than TOMORROW (Tuesday, April 21st). Notecards were sent home at the end of last week; if it's gone the way of stray socks, feel free to use whatever you have available at home. Thanks!

Our Current Week

Monday 4/20

  • blue specials day
  • reading passage due
  • math homework due

Tuesday 4/21

  • purple day - NO SPECIALS due to testing
  • Math STAAR

Wednesday 4/22

  • red day - NO SPECIALS due to testig
  • Reading STAAR

Thursday 4/23

  • orange specials day

Friday 4/24

  • yellow specials day
  • field trip permission slips due
  • Famous Texan research outline due

Pioneer Farms Field Trip

We will be taking a field trip to Pioneer Farms on May 1 to learn about life on the Texas frontier! Permission slips and money are due this Friday. See the link below to reprint the permission slip if the original copy was lost.

It's the Reagan Show!

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They sing! They dance! They make complete fools of themselves!

Come see your 4th grade teaching team as you've never seen them before! One show only - Saturday, May 2 @ 11 at the Vista Ridge Performing Art Center. For tickets, visit the PTA eStore at http://reagan.my-pta.org/content.asp?PageID=7 .

Got Bags?? :: HEB Earth Day Contest

Reagan Elementary has agreed to participate with our local HEB in theHEB Earth Day Contest. We’re asking each grade to participate with collecting recyclable plastic bags in your classrooms until Wednesday, April 29th. The grade that collects the most recyclable plastic bags wins an activity day hosted on campus by HEB with healthy refreshments and drinks along with a visit from HEBuddy OR movie day passes for each student in the winning grade.

Famous Texan Research Project :: Update

We have begun our research for our upcoming Famous Texan Living Museum & are finding out some really interesting facts about our subjects! Just a reminder that most of the research will be completed at school, however, your child may need to or choose to work on it at home. The outline is in his/her Google Classroom account. Please see the link below - there's tons of information to help keep you in the loop as to requirements, resources, and due dates! We hope to see you at the Famous Texan Living Museum on Monday, May 11th.
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On the Horizon - Upcoming Dates

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

The following dates, to the best of our knowledge at this time, are the dates for the 4th 9 weeks that will affect your 4th grader. Please make note of them on your personal calendars. Please update your calendars accordingly. Dates are subject to change; we will do our best to keep this current. If there are any additions from the previous week's newsletter, they will be in italics below.


Tuesday 4/21

  • STAAR Math Test

Wednesday 4/22

  • STAAR Reading Test

Friday 4/24

  • famous Texan research & outlines completed

Monday 4/27

  • YES SCHOOL - inclement weather makeup day (makeup from the no ice day on 3/5 :)
  • poster board sent home for famous Texan posters; due back to school Friday 5/8

Thursday 4/30

  • famous Texan Google presentations completion deadline

Friday 5/1

  • 4th Grade Field Trip to Pioneer Farms; more info to come

Saturday 5/2

  • Reagan Faculty Follies - 11:00 at the Vista Ridge HS Performing Arts Center

Monday 5/4

  • famous Texan index cards due (for more info, see link above)

Monday 5/4 - Friday 5/8

  • Scholastic book fair in library
  • famous Texan Google presentations in class

Monday 5/11

  • Living Museum in the MPR: times TBD; see the link above for detailed info
  • originally scheduled for Tues 5/12; moved to Monday 5/11 due to building conflict

Friday 5/15

  • 4th & 5th Grade Track & Field meet at Ranger Stadium - more info to come

Monday 5/18

  • NO SCHOOL - inclement weather make up day

Monday 5/25

  • NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day Holiday

Friday 5/29

  • 5th Grade Business Fair - during specials; tickets available that week for students that wish to purchase items. More information to come.

Monday 6/1

  • School-wide Splash Day

Friday 6/5

  • last day of school; end of 4th 9 Weeks - HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!!!

Missing Library Books

Please help your child remember to return their library books to the Reagan Library. You will be responsible for any books that are missing before year's end, so it's not too early to start looking. You can contact our school librarian atbeth.brymer@leanderisd.org to check on the status of your child's account.

Yearbook

The 2014-15 yearbook is available for preorder online now! Click the link below for more information.
Have a great week!


Our best,

Elizabeth & Reanna

Homework

No homework this week due to STAAR testing!