Fourth Grade Weekly Update


Important Upcoming Dates

September 25-29: JES Olympic Dress-Up Days (Info below)

September 27: Fall individual pictures

September 28: KJES Auditions

September 29: JES Olympics

October 2: Bullying Prevention Day - Wear blue

October 4: CogAT Testing

October 5: Dragon Wagon

October 5: Dyslexia Awareness - Wear red

October 6: No school!

October 9: No school!

October 13: End of first nine weeks

October 17: ITBS Testing
October 18: ITBS Testing

October 20: Fall Family Picnic

October 23-27: Red Ribbon Week

October 26: Picture Makeup Day

October 31: Character Parade

What We're Learning

Math: Addition and Subtraction

Science: Classifying Matter and Mixtures

Reading: Tiger Rising

Writing: Structures of Essays and Compositions

Texas History: Regions of Texas

What We're Reading

4A Restart

4B Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

4C Restart

4D Restart

4E Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great

4F Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

4G Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great

JES Olympics Registration Link

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Math Olympiad

Math Olympiad is a program that our wonderful Quest (GT) teacher organizes and puts together each year. If your child loves math, please click on the file below to learn more information. It is a great program for challenging your child's mathematical thinking. Please reach out to Mrs. Dickinson with any questions.

CogAT and ITBS Testing

All 4th Grade students will take the CogAT & ITBS tests during the month of October. Please read this letter about CogAT & ITBS, and review the parent information slides linked below. This test is very important to your child’s academic placement in future years, as well as GT placement.

- CogAT & ITBS Parent Letter

- CogAT & ITBS Information for Parents (Slides)

From our office and PTO:

KJES Auditions

Tryouts for the 2023-2024 KJES Announcement Team will be held over the next couple of weeks. Applications are available from Mrs. Pack in the library and are due back to her by the end of the day on Friday, September 22.

Picture Day

JES Picture Day will be Wednesday, September 27. All students will be photographed for the yearbook and no money will be due on picture day. Click here for more information.

Honor Choir

This year Honor Choir will be divided into two rehearsal groups. One group will meet Tuesday and the other will meet Wednesday; both groups will be after school until 4 PM in the music room. Students are able to choose which rehearsal group best fits their schedule. The two rehearsal groups will combine for concerts to form one large choir.

Our Honor Choir will be singing for the Veterans Day concert, Southlake Town Square tree lighting ceremony, holiday concert, caroling in the hallways, and a senior citizens luncheon. We’ve got a busy and fun semester ahead of us!

Safety and Security

Please read the following flyer regarding safety in CISD.
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Birthday Treats, Snacks, and Lunch

Birthday Treats

We love celebrating birthdays! Families may bring in birthday treats for their students, but they must adhere to district policy and be approved by front office staff.

Treats must be store-bought that with an ingredients label that says "Made in a Nut-Free Facility" and can be verified by our office staff. All treats have to be approved. Please call if you aren't sure if something will be allowed so we can avoid an issue!

NEW THIS YEAR: Elementary school parents can request birthday ice cream through the cafeteria for birthday celebrations. The treat will be mini ice cream sandwiches at $2.00 each (must purchase enough for each child in the class). Funds will be deducted from the My School Bucks lunch account. Please fill out the Birthday Dragon form here to purchase birthday ice cream treats.

Food Allergies

Carroll ISD restricts all peanuts and tree nuts from classrooms; this includes daily snacks, birthday celebrations and class parties. All food items brought into school for classroom consumption must be coordinated by the classroom teacher, be store bought and have an ingredient label attached to the packaging. Any label that states the following is NOT permitted in the classroom:

  • “May contain peanuts or tree nuts”
  • “Processed on shared equipment with nuts”
  • “Manufactured in a plant containing peanuts or tree nuts”
  • “Contains peanuts or tree nut ingredients”

For safe food options please visit For more information, please contact the school nurse, Denise Anstiss, at 817 949-4500 or

Snacks and Water Bottles

Please pack a daily healthy snack and refillable water bottle for your child. We have several water bottle refill stations on campus.

School Lunch

Students may bring their lunch from home or can order from the cafeteria. Menus are posted online at Please make sure your child knows their lunch plan for the first day of school and that your lunch account is loaded if you plan to buy.

Cafeteria Options: (3 options daily)

  • Hot Plate Lunch
  • Salad Meal or Bento Box Meal (rotating)
  • Deli-Bag Lunch or Yogurt Combo Lunch (rotating)

We encourage all parents/students to prepay money into their lunch accounts:

  • Online Payment through My School Bucks
  • Cash/Check can be deposited in the lunch line at the point of sale. If you choose to drop cash off, please include your child's name and ID number.
  • Please try to avoid dropping off lunches on a regular basis; the occasional "forgotten lunch" or special treat is fine. This year, there will be a "drop off table" for lunches for students to check on their way to lunch.