Blue & Silver Newsletter

For the week of 10/16/17

Field Trip to Meadows Center is coming!

On Friday November 3rd, 4th grade will be visiting the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment in San Marcos.

Permission Slips will be coming home Monday. You can also access the permission slip here. Permission slips and money are due by October 27th.

Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences

There is still time to sign up for a conference with Ms. Torres and Mr. Avirett!

Sign up here:

We look forward to seeing you.

Important Dates

10/27 Field Trip Permission Slip & Money Due

11/3 4th Grade Field Trip to Meadows Center

11/3 Fall Picnic and Movie Night 5:30 PM

Our Learning Targets

Reading: While reading a variety of poems, we can make inferences and draw conclusions about the meaning of a poem.

Writing: We can write poems, in a variety of formats, that include sensory details and conventions of poetry. We can elaborate in our writing by including adjectives and adverbs

Social Studies: We can identify and compare ways of life for American Indian groups in Texas.

Math: We can interpret the value of each place-value position as 10 times the position to the right and as one-tenth of the value of the place to its left.

We can determine products of a number and 10 or 100 using properties of operations and place value understandings. (These learning targets are looking for deeper understanding of place value and our number system than "you just add a zero".)

Science: We will be able to compare and contrast a variety of mixtures, including solutions.

LISD is in need of some HEROES!

River Place Elementary is looking for mentors to participate in the Leander ISD HEROES Mentoring Program. This program matches volunteers from the community

with students to form a mentor-mentee relationship. A HEROES mentor is another supporting adult who takes an active interest in the life of a student.

Please fill out the application if you are interested and plan on attending one of the two training dates listed below. If you are not able to attend either

of these dates or if you would like more information you can contact Shannon Lombardo, the District Mentor Coordinator, at

You can also contact Kim Box, the Campus Mentor Coordinator at or (512) 570-6916.

Training Dates:

Saturday, October 21, 2017

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Cedar Park Middle School

2100 Sun Chase, Cedar Park TX 78613

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Hill Country Bible Church – Austin

12124 Ranch Road 620 N, Austin, 78750

Join our Class Dojo Class

Stay in the know about how your child is doing in our classes by joining our Class Dojo class. Your child brought home information last week about how to join our class. If you did not get it please let us know. We are learning as we go, so please be patient with us.

Spelling List for the week

Spelling List: person, anything, hold, rescue, amuse, juice, crew, argue, young, refuse, fruit, crumb, clue, suit, recruit
Bonus words: delectable, delicious, scrumptious, exquisite, delightful)

Second Step

Understanding Different Perspectives

It is possible for different people to feel differently about the same situation.

Being able to understand that others have different perspectives is an important part of empathy.

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