Heisler's Herald

February 8th, 2016

News for you!

Friendship Party- On Thursday, February 11th, we will be having our Friendship Celebration. Each student can bring in $2 to receive 2 slices of pizza. This will not replace our lunch time. We will be doing this in the afternoon, after lunch. Your child will need to bring a drink from home. Pop will be allowed during the party! If anyone would like to bring in a sweet treat for our party please do so. If your child chooses to pass out Valentine’s be sure he/she has one for EACH child. We have 25 students in the class and the list is on the back of this sheet. Students can make a box or bring in a bag hold their Valentine’s. This is to be done at home and brought in on the day of the party, February 11th. Click HERE for a class list.

Yearbook- It is not too late to order your yearbook. Click the link below to order online. Don't forget to use the following Conley School code: 10091016

Click here to order a yearbook online.

Box Tops- Keep clipping those Box Tops. Our class would love an extra PE!

Important Dates

Feb. 11th- Friendship Party (Click HERE for a class list)

Feb. 12th and 15th- NO SCHOOL

Feb. 26th- Young Author books due (See NEW information for this project in this newsletter)

Feb. 26th- Great America Reading Log due


Yearbooks can be ordered ONLINE ONLY @ YBPay.lifetouch.comwith the Yearbook ID Code : 10091016

Yearbooks are $15 again this year and will be on sale at least through January.

Young Author

Young Authors is in full swing for the year. Completed books are due to your child’s school no later than Friday, February 26th. Judging by community volunteers will take place the following week. Winning students who will represent Community District 158 at the Young Authors Conference will be notified prior to spring break. Below, please find guidelines for book submission, along with some general judging criteria. Please let your grade level representative know of any additional questions you may have.

Click HERE Guidelines & Judging Criteria.

Click HERE for sample writing frameworks.

Mrs. Christy Gibbs K-2 (cgibbs@district158.org 847-659-5858)

Mrs. Laura Brummer 3-5 (lbrummer@district158.org 847-659-3543)

Mrs. Tammy Carpenter 6-8 (tcarpenter@district158.org 847-659-4440)


This week we are reviewing Unit 3. The skills covered in this unit are Compare and Contrast, Main Idea and Details, Fact and Opinion, and Generalizations. The vocabulary skills are multiple meaning words, Greek and Latin Roots, Homonyms, Antonyms, and Prefixes. The grammar skills are verb tenses, regular and irregular verbs, troublesome verbs, and prepositional phrases. These skills will all be on the assessment. Due to the next two weeks being shortened our test will not be until February 19th.


We will continue to work on multiplying fractions using area models, fraction sticks, and the algorithm.


This week we will finish our review of matter. We will then move into atoms and molecules.


February Birthdays

Ali H. 2/19

Olivia 2/19

Karen 2/20