McCaskill Memos

May 13, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope everyone of you fabulous moms had a wonderful day yesterday! I appreciate each and every one of you for all that you do to support your child's education! You are awesome.

Library Check out for End of the Year

The last day for students to checkout new materials will be Friday May 10th. Students can keep materials until May 24th. Please start looking around the house for any lost library books!

First Grade End of the Year Picnic

Friday, May 24th, 10:30am to Saturday, May 25th, 12:30pm

Bradfield West Playground

Mark your calendars... First grade is having a picnic! The kids will bring a sack lunch and enjoy a picnic outside on the sport court. All parents are invited to attend. After the kids are done eating, they will have time to play "yard games" out on the soccer field with their parents and friends.

Would anyone like to volunteer to bring a cooler of water bottles for the kids as they play?

Email me back if you would like to volunteer! :)

Happy Birthday!

5/8 Julian
5/8 Wells
5/18 Margaret

Summer Birthdays

If you are a lucky one and your child gets to celebrate their birthday in the Summer, you are welcome to pick a day for us to celebrate at school during the month of May. Pick a day that works with your schedule, and then email me and I'll put it on our calendar!

Speedy needs a vacation home!

Speedy doesn't have anywhere to vacation for the last few weekends of school. If you would like to offer your house for a hamster vacation home for the weekend, let me know!

Also... Speedy is looking for a friend to spend summer vacation with as well! Two whole months of fun! If you are interested in being Speedy's summer vacation home- email me back!

Summer Reading Program

Summer is just around the corner. What a great time to get prepared for our summer reading challenge. Each student has information that was sent home in their Friday folders about this year's summer reading challenge and suggested summer reading titles. On May 17th and 18th, the Highland Park school libraries are having an in-store book fair at Barnes & Noble at both Lincoln Park and Preston/Royal locations. A percentage of the profits made will come back to all of the HPISD libraries. Make sure to let the Barnes & Noble sales associates know you are shopping to benefit HPISD libraries. If you can't make it on the 17th and 18th, you can shop online until May 22nd by going to and by using the promotional book fair ID 11088994 at checkout. There is a flyer that went home in this week's Friday folder with the ID number also. Please hold on to this ID to ensure all of the sales will be credited to HPISD. Thanks for your support!

Volunteers needed for Next Year

It's time to sign up for 2013 - 2014 Cafeteria, Library, Supply Shop and Teacher Workroom shifts!

Please take time right now to claim your shift. Don't delay so you don't miss the day that works best for you. If you are a current volunteer, you may claim your current shift (right of first refusal) for next year.

Starting Wednesday, May 1st, current volunteers may claim a different shift (new day or new week) for next year.

Also starting Wednesday, May 1st, shifts will be open to all new and incoming volunteers.

Click this link to the volunteer website and get signed up for next year.

THANK YOU for volunteering at Bradfield!

Problems or questions? Please contact Jenn Hayes at or text at 773.865.3244.

Spelling - Review

GO to to practice this weeks words!! click here to find our list (Bradfield first grade)