Ross / Ellis Weekly Newsletter

January 8, 2016

"And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been."

– Rainer Maria Rilke

What Will We Be Learning This Week?


Students will continue their study of fractions next week. They will be adding and subtracting mixed numbers, reducing fractions, multiplying fractions by whole numbers and finding fractions of numbers. Accelerated Math continues to be due on Thursday afternoons.


We will begin a Unit on the Phases of the Moon Next Week. We will discuss the moon’s orbit of the earth and the sun’s role in the moon’s appearance from earth. Students will be illustrating the eight phases of the moon.

Language Arts

We will not have a spelling list this week.

Social Studies

We will have an NC Studies Weekly, but it will not be given out until Tuesday. It will still be due on Friday.

We will be researching Greek gods and heroes for a project that we will be completing over the next few weeks.

Odds & Ends

Science Center Field Trip

The fourth grade will be going on a field trip to the Science Center’s Planetarium on Friday, January 22nd. We will need 5 chaperones for each homeroom on this trip.

Chaperones will meet us at the Science Center that morning by 8:45a.m. and will need to pay an entrance fee of $6.00. We will be leaving the Science Center at approximately 11:15 a.m. to return to school. Chaperones will be needed until student buses depart.

If you are interested in attending this trip as a chaperone, please let us know by Friday, January 15th. On that day, we will draw names (if necessary) to determine who will chaperone the trip.

Thanks in advance!

Upcoming Events

Jan 12 – PDQ Spirit Night 5-9pm

Jan. 15 – Class Picture Day

Jan. 18 – No School – Holiday (Martin Luther King Day)

Jan. 19 – No School – Teacher Workday

Jan. 20 - No School - Teacher Workday

Jan 22. – Field Trip to Science Center Planetarium

Jan. 25 – Report Cards

Jan. 26 – Jump Rope For Heart 1:30 pm in Gym