From the Principal
Thank you to our wonderful students. They have worked so hard to reach goals in reading and math. The students of today will continue to be presented with new ways of learning as they continue their K-12 educational journey. I am so proud of the growth our students have made and they should celebrate all that they have accomplished during this school year. They continue to teach us every day and inspire us to be better than yesterday.
Thank you to our committed, dedicated, and caring staff. I am so impressed by the teachers and support staff for showing up everyday to go the extra mile to reach kids, and to help each other. I feel so fortunate to work with a group of adults who put students first every day.
Finally, thank you to our parents for sharing the gift of your children with us this school year and your support in an unprecedented time for education. We wish you a safe and happy summer and look forward to seeing you in the fall. Attached is the calendar for the 21-22 school year and be on the lookout for Back to School information in August.
May 13 4th Grade Music Program
May 17 Field Day
May 18 5th Grade Band & Celebration
May 19 Last Day of School Early Dismissal 1:30
May 24-June 10 Bison Boost School
May 24-July 30 Bison Boost (more information about incentives for students who continue to learn)
Aug 18 First Day of School Early Dismissal
Reading Focus: Comprehension | Grade: 3-5
After your child has read a favorite book, have them identify the 4 main parts: Characters, Plot or Activity, Conflict and Resolution.
From these four parts, have them create a 4-part comic book retelling the story in an interesting way!
They can draw their comic strip on a large piece of paper or make a 4-page booklet.
They can color, decorate, or add text to make their story come alive!
For more ideas, blogs and videos for parents and reading go to:www.sdsfec.org/literacy-tips-for-families
Bison Boost Learning Options
- PK-2nd Students:
Waterford is instructional software that guides student from "Learning to Read" to "Reading to Learn" in a single platform while supporting teachers, students, and parents. This program offers reading, math, & science and recommends 30 minutes a day for continuous improvement.
- 2nd-8th Students:
IXL will continue to be used for reading/math. IXL helps students master essential skills at their own pace through fun and interactive questions, built in supports, and motivating rewards.
If you have questions please contact myself or Troy Lurz for more information.
Field Day May 17, 2021
Grades and Times: 3rd, 4th, and 5th will go from 9:00 – 11:00 and 1:30 – 3:00
Pre School, PK, K, 1st, and 2nd will go from 1:00 – 3:00
Closing ceremonies @ 3:00 (football stadium)
Locations: Field across from pre-school playground, behind the stadium, and FB field
Teams: Blue team (students that have PE on Monday’s and Wednesday’s)
White team (students that have PE on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s)
Clothing: Blue team = blue shirt
White team = white shirt
Wear proper shoes; nothing open-toed, no sandals, slides or boots
Other notes: Sun block, hats, sunglasses, water bottles, prepare for any weather, etc.
Make-up date: May 18, 2021
Interested in the Bison Boost School? Join other students in fun activities while Learning!
The summer school team is excited about being able to bring back summer school to our community and students as it can provide continued progress and exposure to many fun activities to keep them learning. We hope that your child will be able to join us for summer school. If you are interested in attending summer school, please fill out the fill below to let us know. The team looks forward to getting to know your child and helping them continue to grow. If you have any questions, please call the office.
Summer School will be May 24-June 10 from 8:00-12:00 Monday-Thursday. The summer school team is busy planning fun activities to help your child continue learning and continue to make progress for these three weeks of school. Learning will be based around:
- Project Based Learning
Thank you to a wonderful donor who is making it possible to be able to send our summer school students to 30 minutes of gymnastics through the Hot Springs Recreation Program. We are excited about this partnership and getting students exposed to this sport.
Kindergarten/1st grade students will attend gymnastic from 8:00-8:30.
2nd/3rd grade students will attend gymnastics from 830-9:00.
4th/5th grade students will attend gymnastics from 9:00-9:30.
The summer school team is excited to continue learning with your student!
Bison Boost Teachers:
Rachel Nilles, Tara Walz, Koreen Hammel, Michele Merrill