What's Trending in Room 228

Mrs. Marcum's class

Weekly Attendance : 93.12% Yikes!

The district's goal is 96%.

Please make sure your child is washing their hands frequently at home. We will be using Chlorox wipes, Germ-X, and washing our hands to try to do our part here at school:)

Just FYI: There have been some nasty viruses going around and Strep throat that is presenting with stomach ache and headache instead of sore throat and fever.

**This is part of our BSIP (Building School Improvement Plan). To get our average above 96% for the year**

Mark your Calendar:

  • Thursday, February 18th-- Board Meeting 7:00pm @ Price Elementary in Board Room.
  • Thursday, February 25th-- Last day for PTO Box Top Competition (You can still send Box Tops in they just won't count towards this year's competition.)
  • Monday, February 29th-- Project Sweeny 9:15 in cafeteria...we would love to see you!
  • Friday, March 4th-- End of Quarter 3
  • Monday, March 7th-Friday, March 11th-- Spring Break. No School for students. Offices Closed.


  • Math- We will begin chapter 10. Multiplying and dividing fractions. Continue to work on multiplication facts at home!
  • Reading- We will be using non-fiction text to make inferences.
  • Writing- We will continue learning how to organize and write an informational paper.
  • Grammar- We will start reviewing how to use commas.

  • Words Their Way- Sort 20 (Latin Roots rupt, tract, and mot) (finish 19 this week then move to sort 20).

  • Science- We have finished the Solar System, and will be taking our Post-test tomorrow. Next, we will start learning about Moon phases and how light works.

Our First Grade Buddies came and learned about our Aliens!!

We won the Soup Drive!!

Our class brought in 50 cans of Soup for People Helping People!! We won the Souper Bowl party treats. We ran out of time Friday to eat them, so we ate one treat and are saving them for another day.

Toy Drive

Conner, Josh, James (from our class), and Dean (from Ms. Gilliland's class) have started a People Helping People Toy Drive. They are collecting gently used and new toys to donate to the "Birthday Shelf" at People Helping People.

Their goal is for Sweeny to raise 300 toys to donate to People Helping People.

Shoe Drive

Mr. Crouch's class is conducting a shoe drive! You can send in your old shoes (even the ones that can't be worn anymore). Just tie the laces together, or put a pair in a bag and tie it closed. Then send it to Mr. Crouch. His students are working hard to get them ready to send off. I will send more information as it is available.
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Box Tops Update! We have 1061

We are currently in the lead for box tops...but only by 30!! We have until the 25th of this month to collect all we can for this year's competition! If you have any box-tops laying around your house please send them in. Or, ask your family members if they have any they could collect for you.

Box Tops for Education: End of February is Coming Quick!!

Every single class at Sweeny is in a competition to collect the most Box Tops. Each class that collects at least 1000 box tops will get an extra recess with pop-ices, and the winning class will get an extra surprise!

All the money comes right back to our classroom for me to spend on the students.

Each box top you send in is worth 10 cents for us to spend. It doesn't sound like much, but they can really add up. Ask relatives and friends if they have any extra box tops they aren't using. Most people don't mind cutting them out and saving them if you ask:)