4th and 5th

Gift Baskets

The deadline for sending in donations for gift baskets is Friday, March 18 - THIS WEEK. Students in my class have been asked to send anything relating to sports for a "Sports! Sports! Sports!" basket. Students who contribute receive a free raffle ticket. These will be handed out April 14 - 15. Gift baskets will be available during Castlio's Spring Carnival on Saturday, April 16.

Change for Change

If you feel so moved, we are collecting spare change this week to help Francis Howell's Special Olympics. We received our official "can" yesterday and will be collecting change through Thursday of this week (March 17).


Remember - daily lessons can be found on Schoology. You can log on with your child's user name and password. If students are absent, they can always go to the site to see what they missed that day. I try to link necessary handouts there as well. If you have any questions about this, please let me know.

Tech Fest

Remember to put Castlio's Tech Fest on your calendar for Thursday, March 31, from 6:00 - 8:00. Schedules will be handed out at the door that night. Four SEGA fourth-graders will be conducting sessions, as well as two SEGA second-graders. We hope to have a great turnout. Please come if you can.

Parent - Teacher Conferences

Conferences officially began last night for SEGA 4 and 5. Regular meetings begin this evening. Conference times are scheduled at 30-minute intervals, but actual conference time is 25 minutes with 5 minutes allowed for transition. I will do my best to get meetings started on time, and please do not be offended when they have to end promptly at the 25-minute mark. Thanks!

Spring parties

Spring parties are this Friday, March 18. 4th grade parties are from 2:00 to 3:00 and 5th grade parties are from 2:30 to 3:30.

Spring Pictures

Spring pictures will be taken April 4. If you have not received information about this yet, I'm sure it is coming.

Questions, Concerns or Brilliant Ideas

If you have questions, concerns or even brilliant ideas to share, please do not hesitate to contact me.