Mrs. Eske's Team: Building Leaders

4th Grade Newsletter * Week of October 3-7

From the Desk of Mrs. Eske:

October is going to be OUR month, Team Eske!! We're going to be "PAWS"itively amazing!! I just know it!! The past couple of weeks we have set our sights on 4's in specials, and what do you know?!?!? Friday marked ten "4's" in a row!!! In addition to our special area class success, our class attendance percentage is improving daily!

If we keep going like this..., I am certain that we can nab that attendance trophy for October! We can do it, Team Eske!!


In other news:

Parent Teacher Conferences begin on Monday, October 24th!! If you have not scheduled a time to meet with me, please do so as soon as possible!! There are still several ideal open spots!!:) Another scheduling opportunity will come home with your child on Monday!! Our District expects us to have 100% conference attendance, so I appreciate you helping me to get my schedule set, so that preparations can be made for your conference!!

Building LEADERS one subject at a time!!

Reading: This week I will be meeting with all of my guided reading groups! Each group will have a book that they will be reading at their instructional level. Reading instruction for small groups will focus on these central areas; vocabulary, fluency, accuracy, expression, comprehension, and writing about our reading. We will be provided with activities that allow us to improve our reading confidence before, during, and after the reading process.


Writing: In writing, we will begin our unit on personal narratives.


Math: We will review for our Ch. 2 Test on Monday! We will test on Tuesday, and begin Chapter 3: Multiplication and Division on Wednesday!!


Content: Last week in health we discussed safety at home and school. We worked in groups to select six safety topics that we felt were the most important to share with others. Then we created safety posters for those six topics. This week we will wrap up our short health unit on safety and begin learning about regions in social studies.


Friendly Reminders: Picture Day is Monday!! Pajama Day is Tuesday!!

PTA Important Information, SPS 2016-2017 School Calendar, and Jeffries Important Dates and Upcoming Events

#JeffriesElementaryROCKS!

Important Dates

Monday, Oct. 3- Fall Picture Day

Tuesday, Oct. 4- Jaguar Junction (1st shopping day- Jaguar Junction Schedule); Treasures of the City (2nd and 3rd grade invited to attend); Student Council Mtg. 8AM in Eutsler's Rm.

Friday, Oct. 7- Health Fair (K, 1, 3, 5)

Oct. 10-21- Ozarks Food Harvest Food Fight (food drive) at Jeffries

Tuesday, Oct. 11- 4th/5th grade assembly (music program) at 2:00PM; PTA General Mtg. with 4/5th grade performance at 7PM (in the gym)

Oct. 9-15- Fire Prevention Week

Wednesday, Oct. 12 (updated)- Fire Prevention Day

Oct. 24-28- Red Ribbon Week

Monday, Oct. 24- Parent/Teacher Conference Week

Oct. 27- 5th Grade Field Trip to the Springfield Art Museum (Mendenhall & Rogers from 9:30-10:30AM); Mrs. O'Dell & Mrs. Eberhart's Class (12:30-1:30PM)

Happy birthday, Joyce Hood!


Jeffries Skating Party at Skateland 6-8PM with a Halloween Costume contest ($5 per skater).

Friday, Oct. 28- SPS R-12 "Pink Out" day- wear your pink!

Saturday, Oct. 29- Happy birthday, Kristie Martin & Dody McDaniel!

Sunday, Oct. 30- Happy birthday, Cherie Norman

Thursday, Nov. 3- Fall Fundraiser Pick Up (tentatively 3-6PM in the cafeteria)

Monday, Nov. 7- No School

Tuesday, Nov. 8- No School for Students (Teachers have Professional Learning all day)

Wednesday, Nov. 9- Jeffries Student Flu Clinic (for those desiring one and complete paperwork- see Nurse Laura Smith)

Monday, Nov. 14- Watch DOGS Chick Fil A Benefit Night- please eat at Chick Fil A (place receipts in the black box on the counter). Our Watch DOGS will be working that night!

Tuesday, Nov. 15- Fall Picture Retakes; PTA Mtg. with 3rd Grade Performance at 7PM

Have a great week, Jaguars!!! More to come...