Mrs. Baker's Newsletter

Oct. 3rd 2019

What is going on?

Scroll on down to the very very bottom of this page and sign up for a Fall Conference if you have not done so. If you need it to be a phone conference. Write phone conference next to your student's name. I think it is so much better to meet in person...so try to come if you can.


Book orders will be due Oct 11th. Our class code is GRGW9



Permission slips for the field trip are going home today. Please send them back with 10 dollars asap. Thanks!



Oct 9th Round Rock High Homecoming Parade- Come walk the parade with the Ambassador Club and me to represent Sommer! (a parent needs to come with student) If you are interested email me where to meet up. Bring some candy to throw out. It is super fun!

  • Oct 14 and 15th No School-
  • Oct 30th Field Trip

This and that!

Cookbook Cover Contest going on now thru October 11th. There is a dropbox for your awesome creations in the front of the school by the lockers. Be creative using pencils, crayons, paint… whatever you’d like, but please NO WORDS. Also, be sure to include your name and grade on the BACK of your submission. And oh yeah, have fun! Submissions are also being taken via the healthy lifestyles email: SommerPTAHL@gmail.com


Not as interested in creating a cookbook cover as you are about submitting some yumminess for the inside? No problem! Your parents can submit recipe(s) quick and easy online using this link: https://createmycookbook.com/projects/4etLFEnTq

For those that find taking a picture of a recipe and sending it via e-mail would be easier, you can do that too! SommerPTAHL@gmail.com


Dear Parents,


So what’s all the buzz about a spelling bee. We are happy to host our annual Sommer Spelling Bee contest this year. On October 8, all students in grades 2-5 will participate in the preliminary round – a classroom written spelling bee. Winners from each class will be chosen from the written bee. Finalists from each 4th and 5th grade class will advance to the next level. An informational meeting for students advancing to the final round will be held for parents on October 23, 2019.


In summary, here are the scheduled events:

  • 10/8 Teachers conduct written spelling bee.

  • 10/11 4th & 5th grade teachers submit two finalists .

  • 10/11 2nd & 3rd grade teachers - identify one winner from their class.

  • 10/18 2nd round of spelling bee for classroom finalist Grades 4-5.

  • 10/23 Informational meeting for parents in the library after school, 5:15-6:00.

  • 11/12 Sommer Spelling Bee in cafeteria, 5:00-8:00 (student check-in 4:30)


All parents are welcome to attend the finals on November 12. We encourage all students to participate and to do their best during the classroom competitions.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Sincerely,


Therese Wafford, M.Ed.

Assistant Principal




MATH SUPERSTARS INFORMATION:

Welcome to Math SuperStars, a voluntary math enrichment program sponsored by the Sommer Elementary School PTA!

Math SuperStars will begin on September 16th, 2019 for 1st-5th grade students! Kindergarten will begin in January.

We will be using Khan Academy, an online classroom that provides self-paced practice and immediate feedback. Here is how it will work:

If you need to set up a new account:

1. Your child will receive an information flyer from their teacher with a class code.

2. Create a parent account on khanacademy.org and "add a student".

3. Log into the student's account and visit khanacademy.org/coaches. In the "Join a class" field, enter the class code. (See the list of class codes here). This will make Math Superstars a "coach/Teacher" for your student so we can track their progress.

4. Email us at sommerptamss@gmail.com with your child's name, username and teacher's name. Then a confirmation email will be sent out saying "Got it" if we see it in the roster.

5. To begin work, from the student dashboard, click on the "Subjects" pull down menu in the upper left of the screen. Select your grade level under "Math by grade".

Our goal is for students to spend 20 minutes on Khan Academy each week of the program.

If you already have an account from last year:

1. Log in to your student account. Then visit khanacademy.org/coaches.

2. In your list of coaches, click “Remove” next to Math SuperStars.

3. Enter your class code at the top of this page in the “Join a Class” box and click the button to join. Now Math SuperStars should reappear in your list of coaches.

4. Email us at sommerptamss@gmail.com with your child's name, username and teacher's name. Then a confirmation email will be sent out saying "Got it" if we see it in the roster.

That’s it! You are now ready to continue working on Khan Academy in your new classroom with your existing account.

Have a good weekend!