Ms. Spencer's Weekly Newsletter

Week of April 7 - April 10

This Week's News

I hope you all enjoyed your spring break!

We are back to a busy start to 4th quarter! We have MAP testing coming up very quickly and our Famous Missourian project is being started this week. Please keep an eye out for a letter being sent home that tells you important information about this project!

Friday Folders

Friday folders will be sent home every Friday (or the last day of school for the week).

Please review the papers inside and sign the parent log stapled to the front. Friday Folders will also have the green Weekly Report in them, please review this to see if your child has any missing work or signed Oops tickets during the week! You may write any questions or comments you have on the back!

Home Reading Log

The home reading log is due on May 1st . Please encourage your child to read at least 20 minutes every night. We have discussed in class that some nights may be busy and reading could be difficult to do. Your child must read a minimum of 400 minutes for the April log. It does not matter if they read 60 minutes on the weekend to make up for missing a night or two of reading during the week. That is acceptable for me. You may make the decision whether you will allow your child to do this or not!

Important Dates

April 13 - Talent Show Try Outs (4:00 - 6:00 pm)
April 13 PTO Meeting, 3:30 p.m.
April 13 GTE Night at Jimmy John’s, Lake St. Louis
April 15 Talent Show Try Outs, 4:00 to ­6:00 p.m.
April 17 Gator Game Night for 4th and 5th Grade
April 23 First Grade Musical
April 27 Volunteer Tea, 10:00­11:00 a.m.
April 28 Fifth Grade DARE Graduation, Timberland H.S.

May 4 PTO Meeting, 3:30 p.m.
May 7 Talent Show Dress Rehearsal, 4:00­6:00 p.m.
May 11­15 Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
May 12 GTE Night at Dairy Queen, Wentzville
May 15 Used Book Sale for students, 10:00 a.m.
May 16 PTO Grill ‘n Chill/Kickball Tournament Used Book Sale
May 19 Talent Show Assembly for School (K­2 attending)
May 20 Talent Show Assembly for School (3­5 attending)
May 20 Talent Show Evening Performance, 6:30­8:30 p.m.
May 22 Fifth Grade Field Day and BBQ
May 26 K­4 Field Day
May 26 Fifth Grade Awards Ceremony, Timberland H.S., 6:30-­8:30 p.m.
May 27 Last Day of School

This Week's Learning Goals

Writing - Famous Missourians Project

Math - Area and Perimeter

Math Project - Class Picnic Project due April 24th.

Read Aloud - Ungifted

Reading - Main Idea - Computer practice

Social Studies - Missouri Government

Spelling - There is no more spelling for the rest of the school year! We will be focusing on grammar instead.

Please remember to check and sign your child's planner daily. You will find more detail about our daily work and our nightly homework assignments.

Scholastic Book Orders

Every month our class will participate in the Scholastic Book Club. You can access the Book Clubs online at, here you will have access to hundreds of high-quality books to order for your child to read and enjoy. I will also be sending home flyers each month for you to look through with your child.

Book Orders are due May 1st!

You can always order online through the website and by using the code: HQ2YF

April Birthdays

There are no April birthdays!

Specials Schedule



PE - Wagemann


Music - Dyer



Computer - Knoll



PE - Buchheit


Music - Dyer





PE - Wagemann



Art - Ellersieck