Avirett & Torres 18-19

Week of 11/5/18

Thanksgiving Lunch is Thursday! Sign up if you will be attending

In order to expedite signing in for the Thanksgiving Lunch on November 8th, the office has created a sign up sheet. This will allow them to print Raptor badges ahead of time. Click here to sign up if you will be attending Thanksgiving Lunch. Reduce your wait!

2018 Fall Book Drive to support the LEEF Foundations for Learning

LEEF (Leander ISD Educational Excellence Foundation) collects thousands of new and gently used books throughout the year. They work with district reading specialists, as well as local charities, to get books into the hands of our highest need students and their families. The RPE Fall Book Drive donations will support the LEEF 2018 Holiday Gifting Project.

Book collection is from November 5th – November 16th

How you can help:

o Drop off your new or gently used books in the RED collection bins located in the school’s front entrance from November 5th thru November 16th, and at the Book Fair on November 8th and 9th.

o Additional Ways to Donate…

§ Purchase a book through the LEEF Amazon Wish List.


§ Make a monetary donation through their direct donation website:Donate

Our goal is to collect 350 Books to support the LEEF 2018 Holiday Gifting Project.​

Important Dates

11/8 Thanksgiving Lunch 11:45 - 12:15

11/8-11/9 Book Fair

11/14 School-wide Spelling Bee

11/19 - 11/23 Thanksgiving Break

Our Learning Targets

Math: We can determine if two given fractions are equivalent using a variety of methods. We can compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators and represent the comparison using the symbols >,=, or <.

Science: We can investigate the basic needs of producers and consumers. We can describe the flow of energy through food webs.

Reading: We can analyze, make inferences, and draw conclusions while reading a variety of texts.

Writing: We can write a fictional story that includes figurative language.

Social Studies: We can identify the accomplishments of and economic motivations for European explorers.

This week's spelling words

Spelling Words: ​strong, voice, probably, area, horse, learn, early, worn, worse, return, current, coarse, board, thirst, record

Bonus Words: mythology, lair, lavish, pleasure, immortal

Second Step

Conversations and Compliments

Having successful conversations with peers helps you make and build friendships.

Giving a sincere, thoughtful compliment is a good way to start a conversation or keep one going.

Students will be able to:

Identify components of a successful conversation

Demonstrate giving and receiving a compliment

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A message from Nurse Jenny

It’s Cold and Flu season

Here are some friendly reminders to help stay virus free this season:

· Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds

    • If soap and water not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer

· Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

· Cover your Cough; Cough and sneeze into a tissue then throw it away, or cough and sneeze into your upper shirt sleeve, completely covering your mouth and nose

    • Wash your hands after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose

· Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, and objects such as toys and doorknobs

· Stay at home while you are sick

LISD follows the Texas Department of Health Guidelines for illness-related exclusions from school. A student will be sent home if they have a fever of 100.0 Fahrenheit or above or any other contagious symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea, etc.) and will need to remain home until symptom free for twenty-four (24) hours, and without the use of medications.

Math Homework Change

Beginning this week, I am asking that each student complete an entire lesson in Imagine Math for math homework. An entire lesson includes the pre-assessment, lesson, and quiz. Students who don't have access to Imagine Math at home are able to work on it at school. Imagine Math can be accessed through Launchpad using the credentials found on my website.
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