Flores Class Chronicle - Week 33

May 9-13

Greetings

Hello All,


Please take a moment to read this memo (it can get lengthy) each week. This is where we will post all the important dates and events to keep up with.


The weekly newsletters may also be found archived on our class website under the "Weekly Newsletters" page. Questions and/or comments? Please let me know!


For the love of learning,

Jan Flores

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Thanks

I love my job! That said, it was so nice to be appreciated this week by such an amazing group of students and their parents. Thanks so much for the sweet words and thoughtful gifts. They were truly special, and I am thankful for every one of them.

Current Week's Schedule of Events

The Week Ahead

Please Review Our Class Special's Schedule for your Student's Rotation Day. (https://sites.google.com/a/leanderisd.org/mrs-flores/class-schedule



Monday 5/9

  • Math STAAR test
  • Campus closed to visitors
Tuesday 5/10
  • Reading STAAR test
  • Campus closed to visitors
Wednesday 5/11
  • Science STAAR test (5th grade only)
  • Campus closed to visitors
  • National School Nurse Day
  • Public School Paraprofessional (Instructional Assistant) Day
  • Yellow Specials Day
  • Posterboard sent home for Famous Texan Museum Display posters
Thursday 5/12
  • Green Specials Day
Friday 5/13
  • Field Day - see details below as to tug of war, field day events, and lunch times

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING THIS WEEK?

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Texas Revolution ABC book turned in
  • Famous Texans Poster sent home

MATH

  • STAAR Test

READING

  • STAAR Test
  • continue Biography Black Belts
  • Begin end of year individual reading assessments (reading levels)

SCIENCE

  • Review for 9 week Ecology Assessment

NO HOMEWORK THIS WEEK!

Please have student login to his or her Google Classroom account and complete the assignments listed. https://classroom.google.com/c/NTUyNDA1MTRa


Students may begin using iStation and Think Through Math at home. Passwords and information about these programs will be sent home this Wednesday.

Reading & Math STAAR Testing This Week May 9th and 10th


Just a reminder the campus is closed to visitors this week for lunch from Monday-Thursday. For more information, please see the link below.


QUICK LIST OF WHAT TO BRING ON MONDAY & TUESDAY:


healthy snack

water bottle

lightweight jacket

chapter books - 2

glasses (if needed)


QUICK LIST OF WHAT NOT TO BRING ON MONDAY & TUESDAY:


ALL unnecessary electronics

backpacks

FIELD DAY!

Our Field Day is Friday, May 13th

The schedule for field day activities is as follows

  • 8:00-10:00 2nd, 3rd
  • 10:15-12:15 K,1st
  • 12:30-2:30 4th,5th

In addition to the school-wide field day stations, the older grades will be participating in a tug-of-war. Start times for tug of war are as follows:

  • 8:30 - 5th grade
  • 9:30 - 4th grade
  • 10:30 or 10:45 - 3rd grade
Our lunch on Friday 5/13 will be from 11:20 - 11:40.


To sign up to volunteer, please click the volunteer link below. Also, donations of FILLED water balloons are needed - you may drop them off at the school Friday morning. Laundry baskets or coolers clearly marked with your name and child's grade level are helpful in getting your container returned to you.

FAMOUS TEXANS PROJECT

RESEARCH IS DONE

With our Math STAAR and Reading STAAR this week, we'll be taking a break from our Famous Texan research project. We will send home poster board after STAAR is over so that students may begin their museum displays, and begin working on our slides presentations at school the week of May 16th.


For additional details and more specific dates, see the newsletter linked below.

LIVING MUSEUM DAY PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Our 4th grade students will take you on a journey back in time on Friday, May 27th as they perform for the 7th Annual Reagan 4th Grade Living History Museum! The class performance schedule is as follows:
  • 10:00 - 11:00 - Flores, Eddy, & Weltzin homerooms perform
  • 11:00 - 12:00 - Beasley & LaCombe homerooms
  • 1:30 - 2:30 - Lau & Heim homerooms perform

We would love to see you on Living Museum day! Feel free to come and support your little Davy Crockett, Bessie Coleman, or Ladybird Johnson if you are able.Performances will occur as scheduled above and will be upstairs in the 4th grade neighborhood.


A few reminders -

  • Poster board for the museum displays will be sent home Wednesday, May 11th. If students would like to use something other than the white poster board we provide, they are welcome to.
  • While students are expected to dress as much like their Texan as possible on museum day, it is not our intent for you to purchase items specifically for this purpose. Let us know if you have any questions.
  • A one minute video of last year's Living Museum can be found below if you would like to see what the event has been like in the past.

END OF THE YEAR P.E. EVENTS - MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Our school-wide Field Day will be Friday, May 13th. Students may purchase t-shirts to commemorate the event; flyers will be sent home on Monday and are due back with payment to Coach Carroll or Coach Shores NO LATER than THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 29. More details will follow.


Our 4th and 5th grade annual track meet will be held at Vista Ridge High School on Friday, May 20th. This is a highly anticipated event that the students look forward to every year. Again, be on the lookout for more details.


Volunteers will be needed to help make both events a success, so consider sharing your time if you're able on one or both of those days!

Famous Texan Living Museum

UPCOMING EVENTS

Below you will find upcoming dates for the first semester. Please update your calendars accordingly. Please understand that dates are subject to change and more than likely will, but we will keep this list current to the best of our ability. To assist you in keeping your calendars updated, any additions or changes from the previous week's memo will be in bold.


MAY 2016


  • Monday 5/9 - 4th Grade STAAR Math Test - please avoid scheduling travel or appointments on STAAR test days if at all possible!
  • Tuesday 5/10 - 4th Grade STAAR Reading Test - please avoid scheduling travel or appointments on STAAR test days if at all possible!
  • Friday 5/13 -Field Day
  • Friday 5/20 - 4th and 5th grade track meet
  • Monday 5/24 - Bad Weather Make-Up Day (holidays unless the assigned day is needed due to bad weather, which will be communicated in advance)
  • Friday 5/27 - Living Museum Performances (SEE SCHEDULE ABOVE)
  • Monday 5/30 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day


JUNE 2016


  • Friday 6/3 End of 4th 9 weeks - report cards sent home & Last Day of School - Have a GREAT summer!

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