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January 05, 2015

Weekly Happenings

Greetings Students and Families,

Happy New Year and welcome back! We have so much to work on and so little time.

Math focus: Multiplication & Division

Monday - Multiply by 3

Tuesday - Divide by 3

Wednesday - Multiply by 4

Thursday - Divide by 4

Friday - Quiz

Literacy focus: Characterization

Novel study with The Chalk Box Kid. Students will analyze the main character through his words, thoughts, and actions. Students will continue to summarize passages and write answers to questions using constructive response.

Reading Challenge:

A New challenge will begin this Friday. Please remind your student to bring their independent reading book and pink reading log to school every day. Weekly reading challenges are due every Friday.

Spelling focus:

Unit #15 Digraphs and Clusters. Please help your child study the spelling words every night. Ask them to use the words in a sentence to help build fluency.

*Please be sure to check your child's planner every night! This nightly routine helps form good habits, fosters responsibility, and helps prepare children to become more independent in the future.

Student Council Note:

Share the Spirit Food Drive Competition

Our class won! We will get an extra P.E. time! Thank you for your help.

Happy New Year!

Welcome Back

Let’s get off to a good start!

Please make sure that your child is ready for school.

Check for the following things:

  • A good night of sleep.
  • A healthy breakfast & snack.
  • Appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.
  • Planner & Homework Folder.
  • School supplies:
  • #2 Pencils
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Glue sticks (multiple)
  • Red Pen
  • Coloring supplies
  • A smile and a good attitude!

Schedule Changes

We have a new schedule for some of our specials this semester. Please see below.

Monday Art 2:10 - 2:40

Tuesday P.E. 2:10 - 2:40

Wednesday Art 2:10 - 2:40

Thursday P.E. 1:40 - 2:10

Friday Library 1:35 - 2:20

* Mrs. Moore had a baby boy named Gavin over the holiday break. Ms. Alexson is her sub for the next several weeks and will be teaching art in place of music.

PTO Notes

Our next meeting will be January 8th from 6:30-7:30

Dates to Remember

Jan. 05 - Popeye Wrestling starts - Mondays & Wednesdays

Jan. 06 - Student Store Open

Jan. 06 - Gymnastics starts - Tuesdays & Thursdays

Jan. 05-20 - Aimsweb Testing

Jan. 12 - Report Cards sent home

Jan. 14 - 2nd Quarter Awards Assembly 1:45 pm

Jan. 16 - Geography Bee 9:00 am

Jan. 19 - Vacation Day - No School

Jan. 20 - Student Store Open

Jan. 21 - Cross Country Ski gear check

Jan. 23 - Volleyball starts - Tuesdays & Fridays

Jan. 24 - WHE Yard Sale 9:00 - 4:00

Jan. 26 - Cross Country Skiing starts - Mondays & Wednesdays

Jan. 30 - Spirit Day - Box Day

*Use boxes to make a recycled outfit that can be wearable.

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