Curtis 4th Grade Newsletter

January 11- January 15

Important Dates

January 13-Spelling Bee

January 15-Geography Bee and End of 3rd 6 Weeks

January 18-School Holiday

January 19-E Citizenship Trip to Cici's

January 20-Bass Hall 4th Grade Field Trip

What is our MAIN FOCUS this week?

ELA-Expository Writing

SS-Republic of Texas-LDA Test Thursday

Math-Conversions-LDA Test Friday

Science-Weather, Erosion, and Deposition-LDA Test Wednesday

Weather Reminders

Please help your kiddos remember to bring warm gear to school everyday. If the windchill is above 32 degrees we are able to allow them to go outside for 15 minutes. Yet, we can't allow them outside if they don't have proper gear. Thanks so much for your help in this matter and please feel free to let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Also, check out the following webpage for more Bad Weather Information:


You may send box tops to school at anytime! We will be having our annual box tops contest in February. However, you can turn them in to your child's homeroom anytime and they will count towards the contest.

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.