Sheldrup's Grizzly Gazette

News in Room 202!

April 29, 2013

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Students have really risen to the challenge of the MCA reading test! I am very proud of their determination and excellence!

Be sure to ask your child about the "2013 Screen Free Week" challenge. I have attached the information.

If you haven't turned in your form and money for the Capitol Field Trip on May 13, it is due Tuesday. I have attached the form.

Information for the following events will stay posted:
*St. Paul Capitol - Fort Snelling Field Trip
*Screen Free Week Challenge
*Track and Field Day

Please contact me any time!

Mrs. Sheldrup

May's Events and Notes


May
5 National Screen Free Week Ends
6 1st Floor Capitol Field Trip - not us :)
7 PTO meeting 5:30, Media Center
9 Track and Field Day and Garfield Fundraiser Run/Walk
10 Rain Day for Track and Field Day
13 Second Floor Capitol Trip - our day!!!
14 2-hour late start, PLC Meeting
20 DIBELS Testing
27 Memorial Day, No School
30 Band Concert 1:30 (9:00 a.m. rehearsal all school)
31School Wide Celebration Assembly 1:45-2:25 for May (gym)


This Week's Reading Focus: Pulling it all Together!

Students will have an opportunity to apply the skills they have strengthened this year to unique assignments that require time management and problem solving skills. I will assign short and long term assignments throughout May to challenge students in new ways. Stay tuned!

Upcoming Events

FIELD TRIP
St. Paul Capitol and Fort Snelling Field Trip- On Monday, May 13th, we will be heading to St. Paul to take a guided tour of our capitol and Ft. Snelling. This trip is the culminating experience of our Minnesota History class and Minnesota Government Class (government will begin in May).
Trip Information:
*Information and forms are mailed to you. Send back your forms asap.
*Students should bring a lunch from home or order one from school. I specified to the students they had to have you sign their planner for a home lunch or I would order a school one. They may still bring extra snacks from home. Lunches are not refrigerated and are eaten on the bus.
*We will take a regular school bus. Students may bring electronics and cameras as long as they are responsible for them and abide by responsible use policies.
*Students may not bring money.
*We are outside for a good part of the Ft. Snelling tour and should dress for any potential inclement weather.....LAYERS!!!
*All students will stay with me the entire field trip.
*Please make a plan now how your child will get home from the trip. We arrive at school later than regular dismissal. Students will bring a form home soon to indicate their travel plans.
*Our school nurse assistant will be attending with us, but may not be riding our bus.
*Please let me know if you have any questions!

SCREEN FREE WEEK CHALLENGE
I am inviting students to participate in a voluntary challenge for "Screen Free Week." Those that participate will journal about their thoughts and experiences in place of the assigned writing assignment. In addition, we hope to have discussion groups to generate ideas on activities and share their experiences. Students will need to have you sign each day to verify they did not use "screen electronics." A letter will be coming home later this week after we define the parameters as class. This is voluntary and you do not have to have your child participate if you object (or if they do!).

This Month's Focus: Putting It All Together

Thanks for your support. We really rallied and worked together to give our best this week! Encourage your child to Prepare with sleep and healthy food for the MCA's and show Determination and Excellence while taking the MCA's.

My Contact Information:

Please contact me any time! I look forward to working with you and your child!