Reed School's March Newsletter
Top of the Morning to You!
PARCC Testing is the week of March 12th
Please click on the link below to view PARCC letter from Mark Fleming
Please Note: March 20th is an Election Day and a Teacher Institute Day- There are no classes for students
Family Math Night
Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Day Celebrated on March 2nd
On Friday, March 2nd, Reed School celebrated Dr. Seuss’s Birthday and Read Across America Day! We participated in a variety of literacy activities throughout the day which focused on Dr. Seuss books while promoting a love for reading.
St. Baldrick's Days at Reed School
St. Baldrick's Days at Reed School
March 26th Dollar Day Fundraiser
Our own Mr. Jim will be having his head shaved during our Monday Morning Meeting with the students.
Bring in a Dollar on Monday and Wear your pajamas to school on Tuesday!
All money raised goes to St Baldrick's Pediatric Cancer Research.
Monday, March 26th - Wear St. Baldrick’s Spirit Day T-Shirts
Tuesday, March 27th - Pajama Day
Wednesday, March 28th - Wear Green Clothing Day
Thursday, March 29th - Reed Spirit Wear Day
St. Jude Mathathon: Reed Students Raise Money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Walk to Read...
Walk to Read continues to morph at Reed. As you know, it's a 30 minute time period that has been dedicated primarily to the area of reading using flexible groupings over the past several years. Recently we've added some math activities into the mix. We're always looking at ways to meet the needs of students.
Reed's February Students of the Month
Reed students who demonstrated responsible citizenship throughout February were celebrated in a very special way. Three students from each classroom were recognized for their outstanding efforts. Students nominated for this prestigious honor demonstrated the 3 B's (Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Peaceful) consistently throughout the month.
All students nominated for the monthly award were recognized and celebrated at the school. The District 92 Foundation for Educational Excellence generously funded the lawn signs for this school-wide project. Look for Student of the Month signs soon in your neighborhood!
Meet the Authors Via Skype
Mark Your Calendars: Spring Break is Quickly Approaching!
Please note: There is no school on Friday, March 30th as it is a Board Holiday.
Order Your Yearbook Today!
News from the Music Room
March is just around the corner, and we will celebrate Music In Our Schools Month! I would like to invite parents (or a special person like a grandparent, aunt/uncle, neighbor) to come to Music Class with their child! This will be a chance for you to get a little taste of what goes on in our music classes at Reed School, and you should be prepared to participate! Please see the schedule below, and look for your child’s homeroom teacher to see what time they have music. Third Graders will be on Thursday, March 22. Second Graders will be on Friday, March 23.
Thursday, March 22
9:05-9:35 Mrs. Billquist
9:50-10:20 Mrs. Kubilius
10:35-11:05 Mrs. Lustyk
1:05-1:35 Mrs. Sinram
2:05-2:35 Mrs. Shramuk
2:35-3:05 Mrs. Larson
Friday, March 23
9:05-9:35 Mrs. Krueger
10:05-10:35 Mrs. Reynolds
10:35-11:05 Mrs. Hicks
1:05-1:35 Mrs. Amsden
1:50-2:20 Mrs. Ternig
2:20-2:50 Mrs. Tacchia
Other important music dates to keep in mind:
Thursday, April 26 District 92 Elementary Choral Festival at Oak Prairie School
(details TBA, Third Grade Choir Only)
Wednesday, May 23 Second Grade Spring Musical 10:00 and 2:00
News from the Art Room
The 2nd grade students are finishing up their Peter Max inspired heart paintings. I am so proud of the hard work they’ve done and I can’t wait to hang them in the hallway! For our next project, we’ll be learning about French artist Henri Rousseau, who is known for his exotic jungle paintings. We’ll be reading the book The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau, learning how to draw a tiger, and creating our own multi-media jungle collages!
The 3rd grade students are currently working on their Northern Lights projects that were postponed from the fall. We watched an interesting science video that explained what causes the Northern Lights. We’ve splatter-painted starry skies and are working on drawing arctic/antarctic animal silhouettes. The last step will be to create the beautiful Northern Lights themselves with pastel chalk.
News from P.E.
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 1st for Family Fitness Night!
We just finished cup stacking and we know for a fact the students loved it! There are many benefits to cup stacking. It works on your fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, ambidexterity, and many other things too. There are not many activities that have both sides of your brain working at the same time. Cup stacking is one of them. You can get these cups for yourself on speedstacks.com! You can work on the stacks we learned at home. It is very beneficial to all ages.
We are now working on team building. We have been playing Cross the River. It is an activity that really makes you communicate with others. You have to use the items given to make it across the "river". If you fall in you and your team have to start over. This is a student/staff favorite.
Please don't forget to be working on your Raging Waves sheet to earn your free ticket.
It is due April 9th.
Please don't forget to follow us on Twitter! @Reed_PE_92