Ms. Ashcraft's Class Updates

Important news, dates, and information

Updates for the Week of February 15th-18th

Thank you for all of you that came and donated food and supplies for our Valentine's Party! It was a great success! I also hope everyone had a very lovely Valentine's Day weekend! It's still hard for me to believe that it is half-way through February!

I hope you are enjoying the new newsletter format. I think it works really well! Let me know what you think! I will also be adding the spelling list to each newsletter in case the hard copy gets lost.

Staar Simulation


As many of you know, testing season is quickly approaching. During the next month, teachers will be administering STAAR simulations. The purpose of the simulations are to formally track what students have already mastered and to determine areas of growth. We like to identify these as "glows" and "grows." We look at data as a whole campus and together develop a plan of action to help students reach their maximum potential. In order to ensure a prime testing environment, we do close our campus to outside visitors on simulation and STAAR testing days. This means no classroom volunteers or visitors in the lunchroom, for all student K-5. This provides for a quiet building with limited distractions for staff and students. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Please schedule campus visits around the following dates:

February 9th

February 16th

February 17th

March 2nd

March 29th

March 30th

May 9th

May 10th

May 11th

Learning Targets for the Week


*Problem solving using 3/ 3 digit numbers for subtraction and addition in word problems.


*Supporting Text Evidence




Understanding the Water Cycle


*Reviewing the significant contributions of Irma Rangel, John B Denton, Thurgood Marshall and John Hancock to American history.

Spelling List

1. also

2. beat

3. seat

4. mean

5. clean

6. dream




Upcoming Dates

Yearbooks - are still on sale. You can order online at

School code #12187416

Now-March 20th- Cost $26

March 21st-June 3rd Cost $30

Feb 24th-Report Cards go home

Feb 26th-Awards AssemblySavannah is ZOOrific!! DRESS LIKE AN ANIMAL

Six Flags Reading-If your student is participating in the Six Flags 600 minute reading, all reading logs are due to teachers by Feb 26th.

March 3rd –Fun Run

March 10th –Spring Open House

March14-18-Spring Break

April 9th

Father Daughter Dance