Mrs. Ward's News

For the week of Sept. 17-21, 2018

Upcoming Events

  • 9/17 ~ 21 Day Healthy Snack Sign-Up

  • 9/28 ~ 2nd 9 Week's Progress Report

  • 10/1-10/22 ~ 21 Day Healthy Snack Challenge

  • 10/5 ~ FUN RUN Kick-Off

Dress Like a Pirate Day! Ahoy, Mateys!

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Learning About Matter in the Science Lab

Sign-Up for the 21 Day Healthy Snack Challenge

Arr, Maties!

When it comes to the 21 Day Healthy Snack Challenge, Ethridge has had the highest participation rate in Texas for the past 3 years. We were around 90 % participation and that’s good, but 100 % participation would really "shiver our timbers." So let’s encourage ALL our students to join us as Ethridge strives to leave no one behind in our quest for the treasure of good health. The 21 Day Healthy Snack Challenge is a great opportunity for all of us to be healthy pirates, taking responsibility for our own well being in a body we help to create with our choices.

Sept. 17 @ 12:01 a.m. through Oct. 1st @11:59 p.m. — On-line sign-up at kids-teaching-kids.comOnly parents may sign children up using parent email. No one will be allowed to sign up after Oct.1. Parents should write down their unique 8 digit survey code that is given to them when they sign up their child. They’ll need it to complete the challenge survey in a few weeks. Note: Parents will be given the option to add a phone number in order for the secret code to be texted to them along with reminders. Texts will be sent on Weds and Saturdays with recipe ideas and finally right before the survey begins. THIS IS STRICTLY OPTIONAL and parents may decide to opt out of texts at any time.

Oct. 1st - Oct. 21st — 21 Day Challenge! The challenge isn’t complicated. Feel free to use the recipes in the healthy snack booklet or come up with your own thing. The idea. A healthy snack is as simple as choosing a banana instead of a candy bar or a handful of almonds instead of a handful of M&M’s. Give students reminders about making healthy snack choices and how they make life better. Let’s enjoy an all around healthy month as we pursue Fun Run exercise success alongside our 21 Day Challenge! Be a role model of good health by having a healthy snack with the kids.

Nov. 5th @ 12:01 a.m. through Nov. 12th @ 11:59 p.m. — Remind parents to be on the lookout for an email from MCCH that links to a short survey required to complete the challenge. They’ll need their unique survey code they received when they signed up their child.

MCCH will provide rewards for all students who signed-up for the challenge and completed the post survey. But let’s encourage healthy snacking because great health is the true reward of great choices.

-CAPTAIN LONG JOHN INGRAM

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Spelling

Below are the spelling words that we will have for 2 weeks. I will send home new spelling lists Monday and let you know which list your child is on. The lists that are selected are based on the data we collected during the first few weeks of school.


Our first official spelling test will be Friday, September 14th. Please practice at home. The words will also be on Spelling City for the kiddos to enjoy activities and practice spelling tests.


https://www.spellingcity.com/users/jnj05b

Scally Wags ~ -ad, -an word families

fan

dad

sad

man

pad

van

mad

can

Black Beards ~ sh blends

she

shop

shed

shot

shack

shell

shin

ship

shun

shut

sham

shirt

Jolly Rogers ~ sort i (cvc) and long i (cvc silent e)

stick

kick

pin

dice

prize

five

gift

hike

life

flip

dish

rich

thin

swim

nice

drive

spill

nine

give

mice

Crab Cakes ~ r influenced vowel patterns

fare

stair

bear

dark

start

square

chair

heart

sharp

lair

bare

harm

stare

pair

fair

pear

where

shark

hare

wear

What's for Lunch?

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Absences

Please email Yenny Gallegos and call the school to let them know that your kiddo will be out. GallegosmendiolaY@lisd.net


You will also need to send in a written note of absences once your student returns.