Room 212 News #25

March 9, 2015

No School for Students on Monday March 9

Field Trip Tuesday - sack lunch required

First grade classes will be visiting the Yankee Air Museum in Bellville on Tuesday. Chaperones are welcome, the cost for adults is $8. Please arrive between 9:00 and 9:15 to either ride with us on the bus (if space allows) or follow the bus.

March Restaurant Day Is Monday!

Gather your crew on Monday, March 9 (a day off for students) and head to Old Carolina BBQ Co. at 980 W. Eisenhower between11am-9pm. Dine in or get take-out with friends, co-workers, or your teammates. Our schools will get 10% of all sales that day. We have at least one volunteer helping out as agreeter between 5-9pm, but please feel free to assist as a greeter to help make it more of a B/P community event. A flyer is not required to participate in this fundraiser, butclick here for a reminder to get some good food for a great cause on Monday. Thank you for supporting our schools through Restaurant Day! Questions? Contact Larry Lage

Read Read Read for Read a Thon!

The last day to read for tickets is Tuesday! All tickets must be turned in Wednesday morning. Please turn in sponsor money at your earliest convenience in the envelope provided. It was in the Friday Folder/backpack.

Read a Thon

Read a Thon started Friday, and March 10 is the last day to read! Your student must read for 15 minutes to earn a ticket. An adult reading to a student for 15 minutes can also earn a ticket! Send in tickets daily to enter the raffles. Tickets are added up to work towards earning a medal. Let's try to have everyone in Room 212 earn a medal this year!

It takes 12 tickets to earn a bronze medal, 20 tickets to earn a silver medal and 28 tickets to earn a gold medal. Remember to take books in the car, while waiting for appointments or during a sibling's activities. Use the timer on the microwave, or your watch or phone. Students really love to have their reading timed and to see those tickets add up!

This is also one of the biggest fundraisers for our paired schools. Please consider sponsoring your child's reading. Challenge your student to read for a certain number of tickets, minutes, or for a medal, and agree to donate to Bryant if s/he reaches that goal!

All Read a Thon info and more tickets can be found on the Bryant/Pattengill PTO website. See button below.

Classroom Needs...

We are in need of napkins. If your child prefers to eat "class" snack, rather than bring a snack from home, please consider sending in a box of crackers or other nut free food. Thanks to families who recently sent in school supplies and snacks!

March is Reading Month

So many exciting events to come during March at Bryant!

  • 2/27 Read a Thon begins - read for tickets, earn a medal, raise funds for Bry/Patt
  • 3/11 Read a Thon ends, turn in last tickets and sponsor money
  • 3/23 Wear a t-shirt with words
  • 3/25 Have a joke in your pocket
  • 3/26 wear your class color (to be announced)
  • 3/27 dress as your favorite character from a book

Throughout the month, mystery readers visit the classroom. Sign up here:

Parent Lending Library

The Parent Lending Library is a free service to Bryant/Pattengill parents. The Library will now be open on Monday and Thursday mornings from 8:30-9:00 am, in the Bryant main lobby. If you have any borrowed books, please return them to the office or to your child’s teacher. You may select books at your child’s reading level, then return the books the following week and borrow more. Thank you for supporting your child to be successful at home and school! Look for your child's reading level on next week's report card!

Healthy Snack Sign-up

Students really enjoy having fruit and other healthy foods for snack. Here is the link to our snack sign-up if you would like to send something in on a Wednesday or Friday.

Fact Power! Doubles and Helper Facts

Please help your child learn the doubles facts, if s/he doesn't know them yet. When we know a double fact, this can help us know the facts near the double.

For Example:

If I know 6+6=12

then I also can learn 6+5=11 and 6+7=13

Dates to Remember:

  • 3/9 No school for students
  • 3/10 Field Trip - Yankee Air Museum (sack lunch)
  • 3/11 Mobile Dentist
  • 3/12 PTO meeting at Pattengill, 7:30-8:30
  • 3/17 Report Cards sent home
  • 3/18 Pizza with Principals at Bryant Community Center, 6:00
  • 3/23 Science Night at Bryant 6:00pm