Hitchcock Highlights

January 15, 2016

What Is Coming Up?

Next week we have quiet a bit going on! Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- NO SCHOOL! Tuesday FT counselors and Principal will be here to visit with the kids about Middle School. They will be discussing course options, lunch choices, electives available, as well as clubs offered at FT. They will be here from 9:30-10:45. Your child will be bringing home papers and a booklet Tuesday, so please look for that to come home. I will also be emailing you an informational piece as far as what you will need to do, if anything. Wednesday, Jan. 20th from 4-5 PM there is rehearsal for BAND STUDENTS ONLY at FT. Mr. Harrington sent out an email last week regarding this information. Pizza will be served at 5:00, then students need picked up at FT around 5:20. Then, Jan. 21st at 7 PM is the concert at FT. Report time is 6:40 PM. We will have a topic 17 test on Thursday and a Topic 9 math test on Friday.

Important Dates to Remember

Jan. 17th- 360 Gymnastics Fundraiser is from 1-3 PM

Jan. 18th- NO SCHOOL

Jan. 19th- FT comes for enrollment 9:30

Jan. 20th- 4-5 PM band practice at FT

Jan. 21st- Band concert @ 7PM @ FT

Jan. 22nd- Lesson 17 spelling test

Jan. 23rd- Topic 9 math test

Items STILL needed:

Please check in with your child over break and see if they are in need of the following supplies for school:

-post-it notes

-headphone/ear buds

-sock eraser


-Expo marker


Many kiddos have ran out of these times and I have had many students borrowing supplies the last few weeks, which I am happy to do. I also know how they like to be "owners" of these times and they don't always like having to borrow. Thanks in advance.

Medical Leave

I am going on medical leave, for a left hip arthroscopy and will be out for 5 days. I will be having the surgery on March 7th and plan to return after Spring Break. My substitute is Mrs. Hart. She will be there from March 7-11. Mrs. Hart has been a sub at Black Bob, she is very familiar with our school. She has done 2 of my long term sub jobs, when I was on maternity leave, so I have confidence she will do a great job in my classroom.

I will continue to check my email when I’m gone. Please feel free to contact Myself or Mrs. Putthoff if you have any questions while I am gone.

Coming Up this Week

Math- Fractions: Adding and Subtracting- Topic 9 test on Friday Jan. 22nd.

Reading- We have been discussing Author's Purpose and reading a Realistic Fiction story from Journeys, Lunch Money. We will continue this into next week.


We are focusing on writing comic strips. We will publish our comic strip next week.


Lesson #16 test was yesterday. Next week Lesson 17 is our focus.


Fantasy genre is our focus for January. Your child has a book report due on Feb. 2. It is a shoebox diorama. Please KEEP any shoe boxes you may receive during the Holidays.

Specials Schedule

Tuesday- Library and Strings

Wednesday-Art & Band

Thursday- Counselor, PE & band

Friday- Music, PE & Strings


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