Panther Updates

May 9th-13th

School Nurse Day- Wednesday, May 11

IOU 4 All You Do!!!! Celebrate the last 9 Days by Wearing Jeans

Week at a Glance

Monday 9th- 8 Days Left

Holt Dr. Appt 2:15pm

Book Fair Previews

Book Fair open 12-3pm for shoppers

Tuesday 10th- 7 Days Left

Lunch for staff from Horace Mann Insurance

Book Fair previews

Book Fair open 12-3pm for shoppers

4th and 5th walking field trip to KSPR at 3:30

Wednesday 11th- 6 Days Left

No Book Fair Shoppers Today

Holt @ End of year Principal's Meeting @ KAC

Thursday 12th- 5 Days Left

Kindergarten Grad @ 6pm

Book fair open to all from 4pm-6pm


Friday 13th- 4 Days Left

Book Fair open for shoppers 12-3pm

3rd grade walking field trip at 1:30pm


Monday 16th- 3 Days Left

Perfect Attendance Celebration- Mr. Holt taking perfect attendance students to Andy B's 10am-12pm

5th Grade Graduation 6pm

Tuesday 17th- 2 Days Left

Device collection due date. Chromebook carts will be locked on this date.

Ms. Acklin has visiting guest.

Wednesday 18th- 1 Day Left

Field Day- Details from Coach G to follow.

Thursday 19th- LAST DAY

5th Grade Grad walk at 1:00pm

Big Event Movie in the AM

Device Collection

3rd-5th grade teachers. Janie will be scheduling a time with you on Thursday or Friday to inventory all student devices and enter hromebook seriel numbers into SPS chromebook form.

Upcoming Field Trips


Channel 33 Weather Station

4th and 5th Grade, May 10th


Creekside at Elfindale

3rd Grade, May 13th

End of Year Library Dates

Last Day to return ILL (inter Library Loans) 4/18

Last Checkout Portland 4/22

All materials due back to Portland Library 4/29

Please include the following in your newsletters home:

  • Enroll for EXPLORE! sessions in June and July
  • Kindergarten registration for 2016-2017 school year now open
  • Field Day May 18th
  • Kindergarten Grad- 6pm- May 12th
  • 5th Grade Promotion- 6pm- May 16th
  • iReady Testing 3-5 to begin May 2nd
  • Last Day May 19th- Two hour early release

Rick's Ruminations

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Schlueter's Station

Tagul Word Cloud Tool

I recently discovered a great word cloud creation site called Tagul. Students can easily log on to their account using the Chromebooks by clicking on the Log in with Google button. I like Tagul because it allows students to choose from a variety of shape options for their word clouds, and it allows them to save all their work. I was excited to find this creation tool because one of my favorite sites Tagxedo does not work on the Chromebooks, so this is a great replacement. Check out Tagul here.

Education Tech Tools Padlet

If you are interested in finding new education apps check out the following resource. Brian Marshall (username: edtechpad) has created an EdTech MegaPadlet full of resources for teachers who want to familiarize themselves with popular education apps. This Padlet is full of great resources!

Nurse Rachel's Notes

TIME FOR PARENTS TO PICK UP MEDS IN THE HEALTH OFFICE

Teachers, you please put in your communication to parents that if their student has medication in the Health Office that an adult will need to pick it up from the nurse before the last day of school. All meds not picked up will be discarded. Thanks!

Ponder's Possibilities

Tips for Retelling a story or reading passage.

Attached is a retelling bookmark your students may like to refer to for Retelling a story.

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ChromeBook Checkout

If ChromeBooks do not come back (are forgotten) or come back uncharged the student may not take the ChromeBook home for one week.

LEXIA Usage Goal Window of Fame

When your students reach their weekly Lexia reading goals please send them to the office with a buddy (for supervision). Students will get to sign their name to the window of the interior doors with an expo worker. (We will clean the windows weekly)

Upload Your Classroom Photos Please

I have shared a link via Google and in the link below. Any time you take photos of your class please upload them below when you have a chance. We will use all of these photos to upload and share on our hallway tvs, at Panther Pride Assemblies, on Portland's facebook, and for our year book.

The link to our Portland Photos is below.
https://drive.google.com/a/sps.org/folderview?id=0BxB3dii4jkE8OUk5dy1VR3RpbTg&usp=sharing