Friday, September 4

Dates to Remember

Sept. 7- Labor Day, No School
Sept. 10- ASPIRE Curriculum Night 6:00-7:15 (6:00-6:30 in the cafeteria for parents NEW to the ASPIRE Academy; 6:30-7:15 in library for ALL ASPIRE Academy parents)
Sept. 15- International Dot Day
Sept. 24- Fall Picture Day

Curriculum Night

Please plan to attend Curriculum Night next Thursday, September 10. If you are new to the ASPIRE Academy, please join us at 6:00 in the cafeteria. We will then meet with all parents from 6:30-7:15 in the library.

We ask that you plan to leave your children at home if at all possible. If you can't come without bringing your child, please bring a quiet activity for them to do. Thank you for your cooperation in this.

Class Objectives for Next Week

Math- Place Value; Numbers on a Number Line, Composing and Decomposing Numbers (i.e. 48 is 40 + 8 or 30 + 10 + 8)

Writing- Habits of Good Writers, Ideas for Personal Narratives

Reading- Habits of Good Readers such as Asking Good Questions; Introducing Depth and Complexity Icons

Science- Weather

Social Studies- Characteristics of Good Leaders; At Home Project Due Sept. 9

International Dot Day

On September 15, the ASPIRE Academy will be joining many others across the globe to celebrate International Dot Day. Inspired by Peter H. Reynold's book, The Dot, this day is all about inspiring creativity and making the world a better place. Expect to hear about the creative things your child does on Dot Day!


Calling all Glenhope Gators! Express Your Artistic Talents! Reflect on a theme. Create an original work. Be recognized. The PTA Reflections program is a wonderful opportunity for our kids to individually choreograph a dance, produce a film, write a poem or story, compose a song, take a picture or create a piece of visual art and tell us their interpretation of the 2015 - 2016 theme: "LET YOUR IMAGINATION FLY". Deadline for entries is Tuesday, November 3, 2015. To view and print out Reflections general rules and specific category participation guidelines, please visit the PTA website at Questions about this year's Reflections program - please contact Stephanie Paul-Shukis @

Thank you!

We had MANY Box Tops turned in today, and we had 100% participation in wearing a blue/green shirt or gator shirt. Thanks so much!

Remind 101

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Class Blog and Shutterfly Page

If you haven't already, be sure you bookmark our class blog and join our class Shutterfly page. These are two great ways to see what we are doing in our classroom.

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