Fourth Grade Parkside Elementary

January 17th - 21st


Welcome to my new friends joining our literacy classes!

Students will continue to master informational text structure and continually review main idea and details. We are moving into interpreting visual information (such as graphs, charts, diagrams, animations, etc.) in informational text.

Students will soon begin a project that integrates Social Studies- they will be researching famous North Carolinians. More information including a rubric and due dates will be sent home so we may get started soon!

Reading logs will resume for all students on January 27th. Continue to read 30-40 minutes nightly and log reading in agenda.
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Math students will continue to work on multiplication, division, and multiplicative problems. An example of a multiplicative problem is attached. Please also work on multi-step problems at home.

Science, Social Studies and Health

We are into our next war in social studies, literally. Students are learning about Abe Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas and the Underground Railroad. Each student is making a 10 slide presentation and working on a webquest to learn more about this time in our history. We watched a great video on Discovery Education that told about how Harriet Tubman became a great conductor on the railroad.

In Science we will be using magnets and wires and bulbs and creating all sorts of magnetic electrical items. This will actually go into next week as we wrap up our social studies assignments. So more about electricity next week!

Health will also be next week with the emphasis on health in families. We will discuss concerns with keeping healthy during the flu and cold season.
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Field Trips,,,

Permission slips have been sent home for both trips. Payments need to be made for the trips via the Online Payment system located on the school's website.

There are a few payment options available for the NC Mountains trip and those are noted on the permission forms as well as on the school's website. Please note that the first payment is due by January 20th for the NC Mountains trip and January 29th for Vulcan.

Payment System for Field Trips!!

You can make a payment for your child’s field trips online 24 hours a day from the comfort of your own home or even on the go!

Here’s how: Click HERE for Parkside Elementary Online Payment website.
*or copy/paste this link into your browser

Go to the “Your Account” tab at the top of the page and create a user name and password.

* You will need to know your child’s student ID# and the name of your child’s home room teacher.
Select the activity (field trip) you would like to pay for, then “Add to Cart” – “Check Out”.

You will see in RED – new users must add the student profile here, otherwise select student profile below “using the drop down menu”. This is where you will ADD the name of your student or students – and use their Student ID Number.
For example: If you have 3 children that attend Parkside Elementary, please add all 3 of them now – this is the only time you will need to do this process. The next time, you will just “select the names from the drop down menu”.

After you finish adding the names:
Select from the drop down menu the student you wish to pay for and “check out”, follow the directions for payment information and – you are done!

*Your child’s teacher and the Parkside Financial Secretary will receive an email of your payment and will credit your child with the payment and will credit your child with the payment.

3rd - 5th Winter Dance

Please send out this sign up genius this week for parents to sign up to support the 3-5 winter dance. Please note that you will receive more directions from Qiana and Katie regarding collecting funds for this event. All proceeds support the 5th grade trip to Charleston. Thanks so much.


Here is the link to the SignUp Genius:

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Calendar of Upcoming Events...

Jan 18

Holiday - MLK Day - No School

Jan 19

Girl Scout Meeting @ 6:00 pm

Jan 20

2nd Quarter Ends

Jan 20

Early Release 12:15 pm

Jan 20

2nd Quarter Ends

Jan 22

School Store Open 7:45-8:10 am

Jan 25

Teacher Workday - No School

Jan 29

Winter Dance 6:00-8:00 pm

Feb 15

Teacher Workday - No School

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