Team Dankoski

May 13th, 2016

Glass Barn Field Trip

Last 10 Days: Picnic on the last day of school

Thanks for the enthusiastic response to our last 10 days balloon fun!

Please don't tell your student, but I would like to welcome you to join us on the last day of school for a picnic lunch.

Please be aware of the cafe's restriction for lunch on the last day: they are only serving PBJ or cheese sandwiches. I need to give them our "bought lunch" count on Monday, May 16th.

Please pack your own lunch if you plan to attend our picnic as we won't be providing any lunch for families.

Here is the schedule: (please keep this a secret!!)

13th: Sidewalk Chalk

16th: Rock, Paper, Scissors

17th: Suckers

18th: No shoes

19th: Game Time

20th: Popsicles

23rd: Kickball

24th: Movie and Popcorn

25th: Extra Recess

26th: Picnic Lunch (I'm going to invite parents)

Tree Project Update

Thanks everyone for your support of the playground tree project!

The school chose the Tulip Poplar Tree by a landslide. 77% of the classes who voted at CRES chose the Tulip Poplar. We had 23 classes participate so that’s a pretty good representation of our school. Our kids graphed the data using line plot, line graph, bar graph or pictograph.

We raised around $800 and were able to put it toward two trees about 10 feet tall (including delivery and installation). I went to Allisonville Nursery Tuesday and tagged two trees. Our school treasurer went to Allisonville yesterday to give them a check to seal the deal. This is exciting news!

The slightly disappointing news is that the delivery date will be sometime in June.

Our kiddos are going to draft an invitation for everyone to come to a tree dedication over the summer. Mrs. Lederach wants a student made invite that she can use for a Skylert, and I plan on emailing families when I get the call from Allisonville (I was told I would get a two to three day notice). I really want to be there, but I do have some family obligations in June (my daughter plays at nationals for her volleyball club and we will also be stopping by my sister's family in Atlanta, GA). So depending on when we get the call. We will figure out a way to celebrate this over the summer!

Please keep an eye open for this and know that you are welcome. It will be a nice way to come together as a community and see each other; maybe this delay is a blessing in disguise.

Thanks again for your support!


Writer's and Reader's Workshop: We are reading "The Lemonade Wars" which is a great book to delve into point of view because each chapter is told from the perspective of one of the two siblings.

Math Workshop: We will be focusing on a stepping up to fourth grade unit during the last part of the year. It will not only review, but also look forward to next year.

Science/Social Studies: This week we began exploring our government. We talked about the three branches of our government, we related this to our school. There are many different jobs that make our school work, in the same way there are many different jobs that our government has that make it work as well. We will delve into some relevant questions (especially in an election year) like: How do you become president? How does a bill become a law?

A note from our librarian, Mrs. Hicks

Dear Parents,

All library items are now past due. All students with items still checked out should have got an itemized list this week. Please look for and return these items as soon as possible. If they are lost, please make payment for lost materials by Monday, May 23rd. Exact cash or checks made payable to CRES will be accepted. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Hicks at 594-4170 or

We will begin to clean out our cubbies and organizing our classroom library next week, so I hope that any "lost" library books that we have in our room will be found.

From Mrs. Fox

CRES Field Day is right around the corner and we need your help to make this event a success! Sign up now on VolunteerSpot: If you have any question contact Mrs. Fox at Thank you in advance for your help. Everyone looks forward to this awesome event, even the volunteers!!!

Specials Classes 5/16 - 5/20

Monday: Computer

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: Music

Thursday: P.E.

Friday: Computer

Upcoming CRES Events

Thursday, May 26th - Field Day and Picnic lunch with third grade

Our Schedule

8:45-9:00 Morning Procedures

9:00-9:30 Learning Clubs

9:30-10:10 Science/Social Studies

10:15-10:50 Related Arts

10:55-12:35 Reading Workshop

12:35-12:55 Recess

1:05-1:35 Lunch

1:40-2:55 Math Workshop

2:55-3:30 Writer's Workshop


If there is ever a transportation change for your child please send your child into school with a note, or contact the office by 2:00 pm. I must have a note from you or the office stating a transpiration change. If I do not receive a note I will send your child home the usual way.

Lunch Visits and Background Checks

All guests and parent volunteers must have their background check completed prior to volunteering at school or having lunch with their child. The online background checks will take time to process. You do not need to complete a background check prior to visiting if you have had one done in HSE within the past 3 years. ALL guests must also complete an online anti-bullying training webinar.

For more information on background checks and the anti-bullying webinar, please visit: