Deborah Johson's SIP Class News

Save the Date: April 2, 2016 Chess for Champions Tournament

Chess Tournament Information Coming Home This Week

This week look for the informational papers to come home about our annual Chess for Champions Chess Tournament. This is a tournament for only SIP students in ECISD. Scholars will compete with other scholars in their same grade. The tournament will be held at U.T.P.B. gym on Saturday, April 2, 2016. Competition will be from 9:00-11:30 AM. Students may arrive at 8:15 and must be in their seats ready to play at 9:00 AM sharp. Seating is limited to participants only, so parents are asked to leave and return at 11:30 AM to take their children to lunch. In the morning SIP students will will play 5 games in a Round Robin Tournament. At 11:30 students will be dismissed for lunch. Players with the most points on each grade level will return for the afternoon playoffs. Single elimination games will be from 12:30-1:30 PM. Children who are eliminated will be released to their parents following each 20 minute game. The Awards Ceremony will be held at 2:00 PM. I hope all my students will register and attend the tournament. The experience is wonderful!

The tournament registration is free but is due by March 18th. Also coming home is the T-shirt order form. The T-shirt will display the winning design from our T-shirt design contest. At present we do not know which design won. The cost is $7.00 and is payable by check or money order only -- no cash can be accepted. Whatever design wins, the T-shirt is always a wonderful collectible as it is child designed! The payment for the T-shirt is due no later than February 5, 2016.

Our Donor's Choose Project Materials Have Arrived

We are excited about all of the materials that have arrived. Soon we will begin to experiment with electrical circuits! Thank you again to everyone who contributed. Also thank you to my Parent Helpers who sent Pilot pens, the foam sheets and the modeling clay for use in our class learning activities!