February Newsletter 2016

4th Grade

Important Dates

  • 2/03- Late Start Wednesday
  • 2/05- 3rd A.R. Benchmark (75% of goal)
  • 2/08- Bell/Dickinson Mighty Acorns Field Trip
  • 2/09- Ranfranz/Rzonca Mighty Acorns Field Trip
  • 2/11- P.J. Day
  • 2/11- Valentine's Day Party (2:00-2:45)
  • 2/12-2/15 No School Presidents' Day
  • 2/26- Final A.R. Benchmark (100% of goal)
  • 2/26- End of Trimester 2
  • 2/29- Trimester 3 Begins
  • 2/29- ISTEP Round 1 Begins (more info to come)
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The first round of ISTEP testing is upon us. There are many ways that you can help your children be prepared. Use the following ideas as guidelines.

  • Be sure your children are present every day and all day for ISTEP testing
  • Have your children go to bed at a reasonable time during ISTEP testing so they can achieve their optimal performance level. Many doctors recommend children get at least 8-10 hours of sleep a night.
  • Students should eat a good dinner the night before and a hearty breakfast each morning of ISTEP testing. This helps provide the needed energy required to take the test and can help children focus.
  • Limit the amount of time your children spend watching television. Studies show that children who watch fewer than three hours of television a day scored higher on national reading tests than those who watch more.
  • Encourage your children to do their best. Let them know you will be proud of them as long as they try their personal best, no matter their score.
  • If you click the ISTEP Prep title, it will direct you to the Dept. of Ed. website for extra resources.
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To save time when passing out valentines, we request that your child simply sign their name on their valentines and not address it to a specific person. This way students are able to enjoy the party longer and no one is accidentally left out. Below are the amount of students in each class:

  • Bell (20)
  • Dickinson (23)
  • Ranfranz (19)
  • Rzonca (21)
Math Practice

Ten Marks

Math Practice

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Use for E-Learning Practice Assignments and in case of Snow Day/E-Learning Day