4th Grade Gazette

Weekly Newsletter • December 4, 2015

What's New This Week?

Colonial Costumes

Colonial Day oral presentations will begin in class on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 15-16th. Colonial Days is on Thursday, December 17th. Students are required to wear their costumes, and bring their props, for both their oral presentation and Colonial Days.

For ideas on how to create a Colonial Days costume for your child, please click on the link below:


Author! Author! Congratulations Dr. Idio!

Our own Dr. Idio is an author again with the publication of his memoir: Ignatius Ekpenyong Idio, Sr.: A Memoir: The Intriguing Journey of My Life. Dr. Idio's book may be purchased at Amazon.com or BarnesandNobles.com.

Colonial Days Donations Still Needed!

National Science Competition for Grades 4-6

Toshiba and the National Science Teachers Association are sponsoring a national science competition, partly at the elementary school level. A school in Virginia won it last year, for grades 4-6.

Here is the main website. There are tabs for teachers to learn more.


December 18th - Deadline for Two AR Quizzes

Reminder, all fourth grade students are expected to take, and pass, a minimum of two Accelerated Reader (AR) quizzes each month from books they've read within their individual book level ranges. December 18th is the deadline for this month.

All AR quizzes are to be taken at school. The AR quizzes grade averages will be inputted in the electronic grade book at the end of each month.

Next Week in Review

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Holiday Shop 2015 - Dec. 7-11

If you use this link, the PTO will earn 13%.


No Spelling Next Week!

No Monthly Poem for December!

Upcoming Important Dates & Events

  • PTO Spaghetti Dinner & Holiday Shoppe - Dec. 4
  • Hanukkah Begins - Dec. 6
  • PTO Board Meeting - 6 p.m. - Dec. 7th
  • PTO Holiday Shoppe Grand Opening & Family Carol Sing - 6:45 -7:10 - Dec. 7
  • PTO General Meeting - 7:00 p.m. - Dec. 7
  • Fosters Spirit Night - Dec. 16th
  • Colonial Days - Dec. 17th
  • Interims Sent Home - Dec. 18th
  • Winter Break - No School - December 21st - January 1st
  • Return to School - January 4, 2016

Happy Birthday to....

  • Darya Milligan - December 1
  • Janine Zeng - December 8
  • Kennady Gordon - December 9
  • Adam Zahwa - December 9
  • Sarah Larson - December 12
  • David Nagashima - December 23

We kindly ask that you do not have your children distribute their birthday invitations during school hours. Thank you.

Community Service Opportunity

Toys for Tots Drive - Dec. 1-9

Bring in a new, unwrapped toy to donate to a needy child. Be sure that the toy is not on a recall list. Gifts should be placed in a special gift box located in each teacher's classroom.

One gift equals one hour of Student Community Service. A maximum of two hours of Community Service can be earned.

Toys for Tots Flyer

Contact the 4th Grade Team

Teacher Emails:

Mrs. Anderson (Team Lead): ANDERSEH@pwcs.edu

Ms. Pierce: PIERCESM@pwcs.edu

Dr. Idio: IDIOIE@pwcs.edu