Curtis 4th Grade Newsletter

May 2-May 6

Important Dates

May 4-College Colors Day

May 6-Nurse Appreciation Day

May 6- Curtis Movie Night-Presenting "Inside Out"

May 9- STAAR Math test

May 10-STAAR Reading test

May 13- Roo Fest Special Olympics

May 16-Lip Dub Filming-Wear your BEACH ATTIRE

May 16-May 20-BOGO Book Fair

May 20-End of Year Celebration

May 26 & 27-Early Dismissal Day

What is our MAIN FOCUS this week?

ELA-Reading Skills Challenges

SS-Citizenship in Texas

Math-Applying Operations to Math Problems

Science-Animal Adaptations

Safety Reminders

We wanted to remind you about safety for students coming to and going home from school. We have many students who walk, ride a bike, or a skateboard to school. Please remind your child to be extra careful on the busy roadways. As you are coming or going home, be aware of cars and other people around you. Always ride or walk on the sidewalk. When you come to a top sign or a cross walk, get off your bike or skateboard, and walk across when the crossing guard guides you. Students also need to be careful to walk bike or skateboard near the circle drive or road where there is traffic enters the school driveway to drop off and pick up students. We want to keep all of our students safe. You need to be aware of your surroundings and always look everywhere you are going.

As a reminder, for student safety, we want to remind parents to drop students off in the front circle drive. The back parking lot is for handicap accessibility, staff parking, and buses only. Please help us keep students safe!

Homework Updates and Reminders

  • From your 4th grader you should be seeing Math homework brought home at the beginning of the week that is due at the end of the week. Please encourage them to complete this to their very best ability. Also, the nights they are free of homework or have extra time, please encourage them to get on Think Through Math.

  • In ELA, you won't see weekly homework coming home as we expect each student to READ 40 BOOKS (on their level) this year. They should be reading AT LEAST 20 minutes a night. They have all had a chance to go to the library and we also try hard to build great classroom libraries they can check out from as well.

4th Grade General Reminders

  • Students whose parents/guardians bring in or drop off food from a restaurant will sit at a designated table.
  • If cupcakes or similar store-bought treats are brought in for a birthday, they must be served in the classroom at the end of the day.
  • No early dismissal after 3:00.
  • We teach from bell to bell. Please do not check out students early, unless absolutely necessary.