HPE 4th Grade
4th Grade Mission Statement
HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR WEEK
New Year's Resolutions
Begin With the End in Mind - 4th graders got together with their Paw Partners to write New Year's Resolutions.
Similes and Metaphors
Identifying meaning of similes and metaphors in text.
This week we have focused on dividing up to four digit numbers by one digit with and without remainders.
New Year's Resolutions
Week in Review
Writing - Opinion Statements
Math - long division
Science - Chapter 15/Force and Motion
Spelling - Unit 14 Commonly Confused Words
Writing - Using text to write opinion pieces with a statement and support
Math - long division/interpreting remainders/Summative assessment on Thursday
Science - force in motion/Mystery Science Activities
Spelling - Monday Unit 14 test/ Unit 15 suffixes -er/-est
January 20 - Late Start
January 22 - PTA Bingo for Books 6:30
January 27 - Late Start
February 1 - Major Saver Kick Off Assembly
February 5 - First Friday Assembly
February 8 - Pennies for Patients Drive begins
WHY GENIUS HOUR?
Human Growth and Development Information
To: 4th, 5th, and 6th grade Parents/Guardians
Re: Human Growth and Development Instruction
The following date has been scheduled for the preview of videos used in the Human Growth and Development Units. Childcare will not be provided.
January 21, 2016 (Lee’s Summit North High School) 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
(Lee’s Summit West High School) 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
(Lee’s Summit High School) 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
All classroom viewings will be held in January, February, and March. More information, including specific classroom viewing dates will be sent home in January.
January 26, 2016 - make-up date if needed due to inclement weather.
Meet the Teachers
Mrs. Taylor has a passion for teaching kids and inspiring them to be the best they can be academically and as a leader in their life. She loves allowing students to be creative and think outside the box to acheive their learning goals.
Mrs. Taylor is looking forward to Connect2Learn, the changes in the physical enviroment in Studio 4, and getting to know each student and what motivates them.
This is Ms. Kennedy’s 28th year of teaching in Lee’s Summit and eighth year at Highland Park. Before coming to Highland Park, she’d taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th grades at Pleasant Lea Elementary. Ms. Kennedy grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, and went to William Jewell College. She received her Master’s Degree in 1995 from UMKC. Ms. Kennedy lives in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. She has a daughter named Lauren and two sons named Brandon and Sam. Lauren is 27 and works in Virginia as a forensic scientist, Brandon is 25 and works in Columbia, MO, and Sam is a 14 year old freshman. She also has a Golden Retriever named Sophie and a tabby cat named Petie. It’s a little chaotic in her home when they get to chasing each other.
She loves to travel, go to movies and READ! This summer she read some really great books, traveled to Virginia Beach, caught some fish and spent quality time with her family.
My name is Karen Gallick and I have been doing this amazing job of teaching for 22 years and have taught grades K-5. Whatever grade I’m teaching, becomes my favorite grade. Besides teaching,I also love drawing and painting. Over the past 11 years I have enjoyed painting artwork on the walls all over the school, at Richardson, and on the barn at Great Beginnings. I am a mother to 3 grown children, a grandmother to 2 sweet little girls, and I’ve been married for 34 years to my high school sweetheart who is also a teacher and a cross country coach at Blue Springs High School. What I love most about the job, is the students. They become a part of my life, not just for this year, but for years to come. My job is to make them love coming to school every day, and to love learning. I am so excited about adding chromebooks to one of the many ways to get students excited about learning. Teaching to me is a puzzle to figure out every day, and I just LOVE puzzles!
PARENT VOLUNTEER INFORMATION
RE: Parent Volunteer Screenings
From: Jodi Mallette – Principal
In accordance with Lee’s Summit School Board Policy, some of our school volunteers must now be screened prior to working with or supervising students. This applies to all volunteers who may be in a situation where they are left alone with a student or group of students, most commonly for Highland Park this would apply to field trips.
If you believe you may offer to attend a field trip this school year, you will need to complete the packet.
This does not guarantee your selection for the trip, it just makes you eligible to attend.
Here are the steps that need followed in order to complete the screening and to be eligible for this volunteer role.
Complete all three pages attached. No payment is needed; the LSR7 School District covers the cost of all screenings.
Come to Highland Park and turn in all papers. At that time we will also need to copy your Drivers License for submission with the paperwork.
We will send the paperwork over to Stansberry Leadership Center and they will complete the process. This can take several weeks.
If there are questions or concerns you will be notified by Vicki Franklin at HPE.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this screening and to volunteer for your school. We so appreciate our many volunteers and appreciate the district for taking this extra step to ensure the safety of all of our students.
If you have any questions, you may contact Marcy Carpenter at 986-1000.