Fun in Fourth Grade

A Newsletter About Our Fantastic 4th Grade "Chastain-ians"

Hello, Families,

I'm very sentimental as I write our last newsletter in 4th grade. It has been a sincere privilege to be a part of your children's lives for a short time. Over the course of the year, we have laughed, learned and shared so much together. It is bittersweet as I send them on to 5th grade. It is wonderful to see them grow into more mature students, but yes, I'm very sad to say good-bye. Please come back and visit me! I love visits from former students and their families! Now, on to reminders for the final days of school...

Heartfelt Thanks and Shout-Outs!

A huge thank you goes out to all of our volunteers who made Pioneer Day possible: Priti Merchant, Jennifer Eastman, Lori Zaval, Christa Cobb, Preet Hayer, Jennifer Eastman, BettMarie Barragan, and Antonia Bowles. The students had a fantastic day and we truly couldn't have done it without you. Thank you!

The year may be almost over but several students continued to work hard to reach their million word goals! I want to recognize the reading efforts of Aiden H., Elias B. and Isaiah C. Well done, kiddos! So proud of you!

Last Week of School Celebrations!

Tuesday, June 16th

  • We will performing our play, "Villians in the Gold Field" on the outdoor stage. Miss Porter's class will perform at 10:00 a.m. and our class will perform at (approximately) 9:30 a.m. Unless otherwise noted to your child, he or she should wear their pioneer day costumes to school that morning and bring a uniform to change into after the performance.

  • The 3rd Trimester Academic Awards ceremony will be from 2:20 to 3:15 p.m. on June 16th in the cafeteria. If your child will be receiving an academic award, you have received an email from me this afternoon.

Wednesday, June 17th (Last Day of School)

  • Students will be dismissed early at 12:00 p.m.

  • Report cards are distributed at noon on the last day of school. If for some reason your child will not be here on the last day of school, please plan to pick up your child's report card in the office after this time.

  • We kick off summer break with field day on the last day of school! Please click this link to view the flier that came home this week. It contains all the information you need about this fun WCS tradition. We also need volunteers! Come join us for this terrific event. Click this link to sign up!

Summer STEAM Program Serving Incoming 3rd-5th graders

(Please inquire for younger or older students!)

Our school year seems so short when you realize how many wonderful learning opportunities available to our kids today! Beyond Basics Summer STEAM is a fun-filled way to learn new skills over the summer with Science, Technology,Engineering, Art and Mathematics: STEAM!

This summer, would you like your student to:

*learn algebra concepts with Hands on Equations?

*explore computer programming and design?

*explore engineering and physics with Snap Circuits?

*design, build and program a robot!!??

If you said “yes!” then this program is for you!

Session Dates, Location and Cost

Session One

  • Monday through Thursday
  • June 22- June 25
  • 8:30am – 1:30pm (Students must bring lunch)

Session Two

  • Monday through Thursday
  • June 29- July 2
  • 8:30am – 1:30pm (Students must bring lunch)

WCS Del Paso Campus- Room W19

$165/ 1 session $300/ 2 sessions

Specials: $30 Two-session discount! Sibling Discount!

Teacher: Debbie Porter E-mail:

Odds & Ends

  • Math Monday Challenge problem can be found at this link.

  • Students borrowed cloth bags from me for Pioneer Day. If your child still has this at home, please return it empty on Monday. Thank you!
Thanks so much for your time! If I can answer any questions, please email me at


Heather Chastain