Mrs. Allen's Class Newsletter

December 2016

Wrapping up 2016!

The countdown to 2017 has started! We will be very busy these next few weeks reviewing for and taking mid-year benchmark tests! These are district tests over first semester math and ELA skills. Our test dates are below. If for some reason your child will be out those days, please let me know ASAP. I will get them done earlier if at all possible. Also, on those days please be sure your child gets a good night sleep and eats breakfast. They are going to do great! I cannot tell you all enough what great classes I have!

Important Dates:

December 8th- Class Spelling Bee

(winner will compete in the school spelling bee on Jan. 13th)

December 9th- Winter Wonderland 6:30-8:30pm (See Cox Elem. website for more info!)

December 13-14 Benchmark Testing

December 15- Run Club for 4th and 5th

December 16- Math Bowl 2016!!! Practice those math facts so our class can be the champion!!

December 16- Class Holiday Party 10:50am- Everyone is welcome!

December 19- 30 No School

Scholastic Book Order

I know there are a few kids who didn't get to the book fair in time and were pretty bummed! I thought I'd send home another book order before the break. If you get your order in to me by December 8th, Scholastic will guarantee delivery by Friday, Dec. 16th! I am also willing to hide and somehow get books to you without your child knowing, if that is something you want! :) Books make great gifts for all kids!

Spelling Homework

We will have no spelling HW for the rest of 2016! Please have your child review the spelling bee packet that I sent home. Our class spelling bee will be held on Thursday, Dec. 8th during LA time. This is just a qualifying round. Parents and friends will be welcome to attend the school-wide spelling bee on January 13th. Time TBA.