Orrick Elementary Bearcat Update
September 15, 2016
Homecoming Theme - "There's no place like Homecoming!"
Here are the elementary spirit days:
Monday 9/19 - Which Witch is Which? Twin Day!
Tuesday 9/20 - Lions & Tigers & Bears, Oh my! Dress like an animal.
Wednesday 9/21 - Class Color Day
Thursday 9/22 - Follow the yellow brick road to success, dress for your future career
Friday 9/23 - Black & Gold Day
Class Colors: Pk-gray , K-red, 1-hot pink, 2-yellow, 3-purple, 4A-dark green, 4B-blue, 5-orange, 6-teal
Preschool dismissed at 1:00, no afternoon bus service for preschoolers
1:30 Homecoming Parade
7:00 Homecoming Football game
There will be a pink flier going home with students Friday that has information about the homecoming parade. Be sure to fill out the second sheet and return. All students will need to return a sheet by Tuesday, September 20.
Conversations About School
- "What's the coolest thing that happened? What wasn't so cool?"
- "Pretend you're the teacher. How would you describe the day?"
- "What made you laugh?"
- "What was the most creative thing you did?"
- "How were you kind or helpful today? Was anyone kind or helpful to you?"
Adapted from Home & School Connection, 2016 Resources for Educators, a division of CCH Incorporated.
UPCOMING EVENTS in ORRICK ELEMENTARY
Monday, September 19 Mid-Terms Go HomeTuesday, September 20 CREATE 3:15-4:00 pm
Friday, September 23 Homecoming
Thursday, September 29 3rd-6th Grade Literacy Night 6:30 pm
Monday, October 3 Proficient and Advanced MAP Field Trip
Friday, October 7 Character Assembly 2:20 Elementary Gym
Wednesday, October 12 No School, 1-70 Excellence in Education InstituteThursday, October 13 Science Club 3:15-4:10 pm
Monday, October 17 End of First Quarter
Tuesday, October 18 CREATE 3:15-4:00 pm
Wednesday, October 19 Math Club 3:15-4:00 pm
Friday, October 21 Honor Choir 3:15-4:00 pm
Monday, October 24 Honor Choir 3:15-4:00 pm
Thursday, October 27 1:00 Dismissal, and Parent - Teacher Conferences
Friday, October 28 No School
Monday, October 31 Honor Choir 3:15-4:00 pm
Friday, November 4 Character Assembly 2:20 in Elementary Gym
Friday, November 4 Honor Choir 3:15-4:00 pm
Monday, November 7 Honor Choir 3:15-4:00 pm
Monday, November 7 Veterans Concert 6:30 pm
Wednesday, November 9 Math Club 3:15-4:00 pm
Thursday, November 10 Science Club 3:15-4:10 pm
Friday, November 11 Honor Choir 3:15-4:00 pm
Saturday, November 12 5th-8th Grade Honor Choir
Monday, November 14 9:00 Assembly
Tuesday, November 15 CREATE 3:15-4:00 pm
Wednesday, November 23, 24, 25 NO School Thanksgiving Break
MICROWAVE at LUNCH
Beginning Monday, September 26, we will no longer be able to cook items in the microwave for our elementary students that take more than 90 seconds to heat up. We are sorry for any inconveniences that this may cause.
Ray County Attendance Court - This is new to our County
With this is mind the RAY COUNTY ATTENDANCE COURT has been created encompassing numerous community stakeholders and agencies committed to promoting the best interests of the children in Ray County, Missouri, including local school districts, Ray County Prosecutor, Ray County Sheriff's Department and other law enforcement agencies, Ray County Juvenile Office, social service agencies, community health and mental health providers,and members of the judiciary of the Eighth Judicial Circuit of Missouri.
The Ray County Attendance Court will serve as a specialized court designed to facilitate and promote regular school attendance for all students Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade by holding parents and guardians accountable for ensuring their child attends school as required.
Brochures with more information about the Ray County Attendance Court will be sent home at the end of the week.
The Counselor’s Corner
This month’s character trait is sportsmanship. Sportsmanship means playing fair and following the rules of the game, treating opponents with respect, respecting the judgment of referees and officials, and winning or losing graciously. Ask your student what sportsmanship looks like in the classroom.
Brianne Bredehoeft - Orrick Elementary Counselor
HELPING YOUR CHILD PRACTICE SKILLS
1. Practice, practice, practice math facts! Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division - all depending on the grade level. It is essential that our students become as fluent in math facts as they can so that as math becomes more complex, they are not hindered and flustered by the barrier of not having those facts memorized. Flashcard, car ride fillers orally on short trips to the store, ipad apps. There are endless ways to practice those facts.
2. Read, Read, and Read! Support and model reading at home! Readers create Leaders!!!
3. Practice No-Excuse words for spelling. A complete list K-6 can be found on our website.
4. Communicate and stay in touch with classroom teachers. This includes behaviors as well as the academics! Supporting the teachers in your own home can make a huge difference in our children's attitudes about the staff and school content areas.