Blue & Silver Newsletter

For the week of 10/23/17

Red Ribbon Week This Week

Monday – Red Ribbon Week Kick Off: Wear Red

Tuesday – Your Future is Bright, Make Healthy Choices: Wear Neon

Wednesday – Making Healthy Choices is No Sweat: Dress in Workout Wear

Thursday – Dream BIG! Make Healthy Choices: Dress Up in Your Future Dream Career

Friday – Team Up to Make Healthy Choices: Wear Team Jersey or Titan Wear​

Meadows Center Field Trip - Sack Lunch Order

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

Please let us know on the Field Trip Lunch Form if your child will need a sack lunch from the cafeteria here. Due by November 1st


Access the permission slip here.

Permission slips and money are due by October 27th.

Class Read-In Friday 10/27

We will be having a class read-in in both classes this Friday 10/27 to celebrate ALL of their hard work this first 9 weeks. (And also because your children are voracious readers and requested a day where they just get to read! Love how much they love to read!)

Your child may bring a blanket, pillow, small stuffed animal, and BOOKS. Your child should only bring what they can carry/bring on the bus.

Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences

We still have openings on Tuesday afternoon - sign up here.


We will be available to meet and discuss your child after this week.

If you would like, we can send home the data that we are sharing at the conferences for you to look at. Please email and let us know if you would like us to send home that information.

We are also available for phone conferences. Email and let us know if you would prefer a phone conference.

Important Dates

10/27 Field Trip Permission Slip & Money Due

11/1 Field Trip Lunch Order Due

11/1 Report Cards go Home

11/3 4th Grade Field Trip to Meadows Center

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

11/10 Veterans Day Performance (grades 3-5) @ 9

Our Learning Targets

Reading: While reading a variety of poems, we can make inferences and draw conclusions about the meaning of a poem. We can review poetry vocabulary - simile, metaphor, personification, meter, rhythm, etc.

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 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".)

We can multiply 2 digit by 2 digit numbers using a variety of strategies.

Science: We can collect and record linear measurement data.

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 shannon.lombardo@leanderisd.org.

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

Family Picnic and Movie Night 11/3

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Spelling List for the week

Spelling List: state, list, stood, hundred, twenty, aloud, hawk, faucet, proud, allow, couple, fault, cause, amount, pause
Bonus words: intimidating, horrendous, mysterious, frightening, horrifying

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.

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.


Looking for Second Step Home Links? https://sites.google.com/a/leanderisd.org/mstorres4thgrade/second-step

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