Mrs. Szafranski's Class

Week 18: January 11-15

Art Room Supplies Needed

The artists in first and second grade are working hard on their student choice animal paper mache projects. The art room is running low on the following items. Any help is greatly appreciated.

  • newspapers
  • masking tape rolls
  • any small plastic container (ex: butter bowl, sour cream, etc. )

Suggested Apps to Download

From time to time I will suggest some apps to download (if your child is bringing a tablet to class). All of the apps will be free downloads. These apps are already on the school iPads. If you could please download the following apps this weekend, I would appreciate it!

  • ThingLink
  • Xtra Math (this is actually a website -, but can be saved to the tablet's home screen for easy access in the future)
  • Show Me
  • Qrafter

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Get excited and mark your calendars for our first TCE FAMILY S.T.E.A.M. NIGHT on Friday, February 5th from 5:30-7:30pm. STEAM is an educational term to describe real world opportunities for students to learn with science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. At the TCE FAMILY STEAM NIGHT, TCE students and their family members of all ages are welcome to come and participate in a variety of unique, educational STEAM experiences. Participants will travel as a family (children with their adults) to share in the learning process! Pizza will be available in the cafeteria for families to purchase. More details will be forthcoming! We hope you plan to be there!

Upcoming PTO Meeting

Cardinal Parents,

On Thursday, January 14 at 6:00pm our Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Combs, will be joining us at our PTO meeting to talk more about how HSE21 and the 1:1 iPad roll-out will work for K-4 elementary grades. Next year all students in HSE (including our Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students) will use an iPad at school as a tool for learning. Please join us at this meeting to learn more. We will meet in the library. Our PTO will provide childcare in the gym.

We will have some fun prizes available for those in attendance, as well. We look forward to seeing you January 14 at 6:00pm!


Sara Curran, Principal

NWEA Testing

We are scheduled to take our mid-year NWEA assessment on January 14 (math) and January 19 (reading). Students who do not finish their test during the hour we are in the computer lab will have the opportunity to finish in the classroom. Scores will be emailed to you when all TCE students have finished testing.

Upcoming Curriculum

Reading - All About Characters: Character Traits

Writing - Persuasive Writing: Writing Reviews

Grammar - Introduction to Verbs

Math - Two-Digit Addition

Science/Social Studies - TCE Garden Project

Spelling Sight Words - from, good, they, about, were

*Spelling Test: Friday, January 22

Related Arts Schedule

Monday - Art

Tuesday - PE

Wednesday - Music

Thursday - Art

Friday - Half Day, No Specials

Mark Your Calendar!

January 11 - Book Orders Due

January 15 - Student Half Day (Dismiss @ 12)

January 18 - No School (MLK Day)

February 5 - Student Half Day (Dismiss @ 12)

February 5 - Family STEAM Night 5:30-7:30

Scholastic Book Club

Our class code is J2WNT