The Wonderful Whales

*****Miss Vananzo's Outstanding Team April 3, 2016 *****

Opening Day for the Orioles: April 4

Let's show our support by wearing Black and Orange


Go O's

Take Me Out to the Ball Game.....

Catch of the Week

  • I am going to extend the Dive into Reading Program until April: 25. On this date I will collect all of the students forms and order medals. Thank you for your support of this program.
  • When the air-conditioning is on in our building our classroom can be quite cool. If your Whale has a concerned, please have them bring a sweater/jacket that they can keep in their locker.
  • Students will receive a cursive handwriting packet for the week. Please have your child complete a page each night and return their pages on Friday. If they would like to return them ahead of time, this is fine as well.
  • Please be sure your Whale wears or bring tennis shoes each Friday and Monday.

Ocean of Events

  • April 8: Early Dismissal: 12:50
  • April 11-15: Jacksonville’s Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

  • April 13: Final Day for Box Tops Homeroom Contest
  • April 25: PARCC Testing Begins for Grades, 3, 4, and 5
  • April 28: Blood Drive: 9 AM to 6:30 PM
  • May 13: PTA Spring Carnival and Silent Auction

Be sure to check the Jacksonville/PTA Newsletter for more information

It's a Whale of a Word

Our word of the week is:

Sportsmanship(noun)


Definition: fair play, respect for opponents, and polite behavior by someone who is competing in a sport or other competition


Sentence: He's a great player who's also admired for his sportsmanship


**If your Whale brings the word of the week into class written on a piece of paper and tells me a time when they showed great sportsmanship, they will receive a treat.

Sea Star of the Week: Ashton

Here are a few of his favorites:


Places to go: Ocean City and the Inner Harbor

Books: The Polar Express, Henry and Mudge and The World of Eric Carle

Movie: Star Wars and The Peanuts Movie

Things I Like to Do in the Community: Go to Five Below and Play on the Playground

Foods: Pizza, Salad, Popsicles and Spaghetti and Meatballs

Like to Do at School: Play With my Friends

Favorite Subjects: Gym

SEA STAR OF THE WEEK: Kaitlyn

Here are a few of her favorites:


Places to go: Sanibel Island and Disney World

Book: History Year by Year

Movie: Zootopia

Things I Like to Do in the Community:Play Baseball

Food: Steak

Like to Do at School: Read Books

Favorite Subjects: Math, Library and Art