February in Review
A celebration of February
A message from the principal
Hello Garfield families and friends!
Another month has flown by! The warm weather is just around the corner---we just have to hang in there a little longer. We ended February with a bang! We welcomed 169 grandparents to eat lunch with their grandchildren, celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday, and threw in a night of celebrating learning and literacy--all the week before spring break!
Thank you to all who came to our celebrations! A huge of amount of planning goes into hosting events like these. Ms. Sadowski, our literacy QAS, played a key role in organizing the entire affair. We are so fortunate to have her on our team. Ms. Cunningham, our administrative assistant, also is a vital player for events like these. She does alot of work behind the scenes with communication and organization. Both deserve thumbs up, pats on the back, and a high fives! While Ms. Sadowski and Ms Cunningham are important to organizing, our teachers also deserve a big thank you as well. They put in a great deal of extra time to make the celebrations possible and memorable. Keep in mind that on learning and literacy night they worked an entire day then stayed several hours extra. Our teachers are truly special.
March will be another fast month considering we have the first week off! Hopefully the next time I sit down to write the March newsletter, we will beginning to see the trees blossom! Please remember to set aside just a little time each day for some quiet time to write, read, and/or play some fun math games on a computer while kids are off the first week of March. Learning doesn’t end when school is not in session! Spring break will be a great opportunity for kids to work on their reading goals to earn those free Green Bay Bullfrog tickets!!
Wishing all of you a wonderful spring break!!
Ms. Cassandra Schultz
DATES TO REMEMBER
MARCH 5-9 NO SCHOOL--Spring Break
MARCH 12 PTO meeting in Teachers Workroom at 6:30
MARCH 30 NO SCHOOL
3/14 Wear Green Day
3/21 Class Color Day
3/28 Pajama Day
More Dates to remember
APRIL 9 End of Third Quarter
APRIL 16 NO SCHOOL
MAY 11 Early Release 11:30
MAY 28 NO SCHOOL
JUNE 8 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT GARFIELD
Teacher request information
If you are thinking about a making a teacher requests for the 2018-19 school year, the request must be made in writing to the Principal/Building Coordinator by March 31st. The request must contain the academic, social, and/or behavioral needs of your child. We will do our best to match those specific needs to the teacher best suited to meet those needs. Please know, that we firmly believe all of our staff members are highly effective educators that provide the same curriculum in a safe learning environment. The information to request a teacher for a school will be documented for future in the parent handbook. Thank you
Pictures from our Grandparents Luncheon
CHARACTER TRAIT WINNERS--COURAGE
Mrs. Leinonen's class
Missing from picture: Courtney, Cade, & Lincoln
Mrs. Chouinard's class
Mrs. Chouinard's whole class won the character of the month award for Courage. Missing from picture: Jazlin & Dylan
Mrs. Smith's class
Missing from picture: Zayda & Chris
FEBRUARY'S SPIRIT STICK WINNERS........MRS. SMITH'S CLASS
"Propelled by Good Character" February T-shirt winners for February
Mrs. Borth's first grade class started writing nonfiction.
The boys and girls interviewed one another to gather facts to write a nonfiction book about their partners.
In Ms. Klein's room, during our lessons on marking number lines with fractions, we decided to give our math books a little break.
After partners made their numbers on a regular piece of paper we decided to make some new posters for our room and made HUGE number lines!
It was way more fun using giant pieces of paper for math and we did some awesome work!
Dr Suess door decorating contest
Green Bay Bullfrogs Reading Incentive
What do you need to do?
The only thing you need to do at home is encourage your child to read as much as possible.
READING GOALS: *** The Goal is to earn 10 baseballs by Friday, April 20, 2018***
1st Grade: 5 books = 1 baseball - 3rd Grade: 100 minutes = 1 baseball
2nd Grade: 50 minutes = 1 baseball - 4th Grade: 200 minutes = 1 baseball
The Bullfrogs Reading Program is a FREE incentive-based program
The Bullfrogs will provide 2 BLEACHER SEAT tickets to all kids who participate and meet their goal
“GARFIELD FAMILY NIGHT” at Johannes Stadium will be Sunday, June 3rd @ 1:05pm
If you cannot attend the designated “Garfield Family Night” (on June 3rd) your tickets can be used on any of the following dates: 5/31, 6/1, 6/7, 6/21, 6/23 or 6/24.
Anyone from our Garfield Family can participate in the Garfield Family Night, there will be discounted tickets available for purchase for any parents, grandparents, family friends, etc.. A ticket order form will be sent home with your child near the end of April to order extra tickets.
DEADLINE FOR INCENTIVE…. FRIDAY, APRIL 20th.