Fourth Grade News

Mrs. Gove's Class

Friday, April 8


We will be testing on Wednesday, April 13 and Wednesday, April 20. Please make sure your child is present those days if at all possible. It is very important for kids to be at school on time because testing will begin at 8:40. Each student will receive a punch card for following our ROAR expectations and being here on time and all day!

As you know, it is also essential that students are eating right (especially that healthy breakfast!) and getting lots of good sleep! They will also need lots of encouragement and support from their loved ones! :) I just know these kids are going to rock this MAP test like the superstars they are!!!

Roar Run-May 7

Join us Saturday, May 7 for the ROAR Run presented by Mid-Missouri Bank! Activities include a 5K race (run/walk) along with a 1 mile fun run/walk. The event will be hosted at the football stadium located at Republic Middle School.

The ROAR Run is an effort to provide our elementary and RMS running clubs an opportunity to reach their goal of completing an official race, raise funds for each of our school buildings, and take action in making Republic the healthiest community it can be! Register now through April 28!


If your child is in Run Club, please make sure you have completed their ROAR Run registration by April 19th. Students who qualify for free and reduced lunches automatically qualify for a scholarship but will still need to be registered. If your child does not qualify for free or reduced lunches but will need assistance with registration costs, please notify Mr. Brown and fees can be covered.

Science Fair Updates

First, PLEASE let me know if you have ANY questions. Boards were sent home on Monday. Kids should be at least started on their experiments, including gathering data/observations. A note was also sent home that includes the information that needs to be on each student's board. See below for dates and links to board examples. As always, let me know if you have any questions!

April 4 Boards go home

April 15 Experiments should be complete and results reported to teacher

April 25 Completed Boards due back to school

April 29 Science Fair 6:00-7:30

Board Examples

Field Trip!

The 4th Grade Field Trip will be on Wednesday, April 27. We will be traveling to Wilson's Creek National Battlefield. This learning opportunity goes along with our Civil War social studies unit. If you have not seen a note about this yet, I sent home extras with kids who hadn't returned theirs yet. The kids will need to wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes on this day.

Last Day of School Information

The last day of school is Friday, May 13th. Elementary students will dismiss at 12:30 on this day. Tiger STRIPES will only be available to students who are regularly enrolled in STRIPES on this afternoon. If your child does not attend STRIPES Monday-Thursday, he/she will need to ride the bus or be picked up at 12:30. Students will eat lunch before going home, and we will celebrate our last day together with class picnics. Students may bring a lunch from home on this day, but will still have the opportunity to purchase a special picnic lunch from the school cafeteria. This lunch will be served to students in a fun summer sand pail they will be able to take home. A note will be sent home within the next two weeks to help us get a head count of how many students will bring a lunch from home, and how many will order a school lunch.

Summer School

Have you considered summer school for your student? If not, you should! I know they have a lot of fun and exciting learning opportunities planned for the kids.

CLICK HERE to see details and registration information regarding this year's summer school offerings. Registration will be online only, and the deadline to enroll will be May 6.

Keep in mind, students will be enrolled in the grade level they will attend for the 2016-2017 school year (EX: current 5th graders will enroll at RMS as 6th graders, current 8th graders will enroll at RHS as 9th graders). This means that incoming kindergarten students are eligible to enroll as well!

Breakfast and lunch will be provided FREE of charge for all children 18 and under. We are excited to be offering Spanish as a special class for our elementary students! Transportation will not be provided by the district.

Summer school will take place Monday through Friday using the below schedule:

Elementary: May 31-June 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. (Kindergarten pick-up at 2:50 p.m.)

RHS and RMS: May 31-June 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Our attendance this week was 97.7%. Our weekly goal is 95.8%. Thanks for sending your kids to school!

Building Level Improvement Plan (BSIP) and Grade Level Improvement Plan (GLIP)

Here at Price, we have a Building Level Improvement Plan (BSIP) and Grade Level Improvement Plans (GLIP). Through these plans we set goals, collect data, and use that data to drive our instruction. Here is an update from our 3rd Quarter Writing Benchmark.

Price BSIP Goal: 100% of Price K-5 students will be at proficient or mastery levels on quarterly writing grade-level assessments.

4th Grade GLIP Update: 73% of fourth grade students were proficient or advanced on the 3rd Quarter Writing Benchmark.

Upcoming Dates

Next Week at a Glance...

  • Writing: We will begin working on our 4th Quarter Writing Benchmark stories.
  • Foundations & Reading- We will be reviewing for the MAP test.
  • Math- We will be testing over adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers.
  • Content-We will be reviewing what we have learned this year in Math in order to be prepared for the MAP test next week.