# Mountain Creek Eagles

## Special Attention

Wednesday is an Early Release day. Dismissal will start at 12:00. This is a conference day. We are in the process of setting up conferences with those that we fill need to be met with. If we do not contact you by Monday and you would like to have a conference with us, please let us know and we will work out an alternative time.

Report Cards were sent home today. They have to be signed and returned on Wednesday, October 19!

This month on Friday's students may wear a pink shirt with their uniform pants in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Box Tops - Keep sending your box tops in. 1st grade won the popcorn party for September!! These help raise money for our school and we have already started collecting them. Save them all year and send them to school as you have them. We are doing a contest with the students and the class that has the most Box Tops every month will win a popcorn party!

## Mrs. Pressnell's Reading and Science News

We are about to start non-fiction information text in Reading. This will be reading information that informs them about a topic. We will be discussing the parts of informational text.

Scholastic Reading orders will be coming home this next Thursday, I did not get them put together soon enough. When you order from Scholastic, it means more books for your student and more books for our classroom, because they give me free books when you guys order!

SCIENCE

We are finishing up our mixtures and solutions unit. The students had a good time tasting a solution they created of salt water. They also enjoyed separating the ocean they created, or at least trying to. Our next unit we will be studying are types of energy and insulators and conductors!

## Mrs. Allen's Math News

We are estimating the sums and differences of fractions. When you take your child to the grocery store, point out places where this might come in handy. (Using the scale to measure fruit: Ask ABOUT how much does this weigh? We are estimating to the nearest 1/4.) Point out fractions in recipes and serving sizes. Let them help you estimate how much of each ingredient is needed. Talk about upcoming events, and encourage them estimate how long it will take to get ready, travel, and attend to the nearest half hour.

Students who clip out part of an ad, recipe, or ingredient list and explain to me how they used it estimate fractions will get Eagle Bucks!

Students will be tested over this material on Friday.

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## Mrs. Odom's Writing and Social Studies News

Happy Friday!

We had a great week taking our CFA and learning about Expository essays. We will continue our essays using the pumpkins next week.

For Social Studies, we will be talking about the election process. We will be talking about the roles that the President and Vice President play in our government.

Have a great weekend!

## Upcoming Events

October

October 10 No School-Fair Day

October 19 Early Release/Parent Conferences

October 24-28 Red Ribbon Week

October 29 District 5K Run

October 28 Book Character Day - Birthday Friday

October 31 Staff Development (no school for students)

November

November 1 - Muffins with Mom

November 1-11 Canned Food Drive for GL

November 7-11 Fall Book Fair

November 14-18 National Career Development & College Week

November 10 Parent Night- Math

November Veteran’s Day Activities

November 9 Picture Retakes

November 18 Birthday Friday/Character Counts/\$1 Jean Day

November 21-25 Thanksgiving Break

## Lunch Menu for the Week of October 17th

Monday - Chicken Nuggets - Ham Lunchable - Hot Dog

Tuesday - Walking Nachos - Popcorn Chicken Salad- BBQ Rib Sandwich

Wednesday - No Lunch early release

Thursday - Orange Chicken - Turkey and ham Pita - Fish Sandwich

Friday - Spaghetti and Meatballs - Italian Wrap - Cheese or pepperoni pizza