Mrs. Sieman's Newsletter
September 4, 2015
2nd Grade Study Trip to Conner Prairie
Liger XC Mile
The 2015 Liger XC Mile will take place on Thursday, October 15th at Hamilton Southeastern High School. The race/walk is for ALL K-6th grade students in the Hamilton Southeastern School District. Please view the attached form for more information about this event!
1st Grade- 10:00-10:40
2nd Grade- 10:30-11:10
3rd Grade- 9:35-10:15
4th Grade- 10:55-11:35
Stay tuned as more information about this exciting evet will come home soon!
Visitors Lunches Starts After Labor Day, Tuesday, September 8th: Visitors with approved background checks who have also viewed the anti-bullying video may come in to lunch after Labor Day. There is a ten visitor maximum so please call the TCE office at 594-4310 by 9:30 am on the day you would like to come in for lunch.
Book Fees Have Been Posted on Skyward:
Parents can view book fees on Skyward now. Payments are due September 15th. Make checks payable to TCE and note that they are for book fees. Families may also use the eFunds payment option in Skyward. It takes about 10 days to post book fee payments on the Skyward account. Families interested in the Free/Reduced program must apply each year. For more information about Free/Reduced program, which covers cafeteria and book fee assistance, please review your child’s 1st Day Folder. If you have questions about the Free/Reduced program, please contact Pat Lines in the TCE office.
Snack Attack Snack Drive Continues!
Snack Attack provides TCE students in need with a sack of healthy snacks to take home on Fridays to help them through the weekend until they can return to school on Monday for a hot meal.
Our Dad’s Club is sponsoring our Snack Drive. Please consider donating individually wrapped snack items. Bins will be located outside of the school office. Suggested items include: granola bars, pudding, popcorn, fruit cups, crackers, etc.
If your child is in need and would appreciate receiving these weekly bags of snacks, please contact our school counselor, Mrs. Jackie Fiesbeck, at 594-4310 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The recipients of Snack Attack remain confidential.
It’s a great day to be a Cardinal and support our students! Thank you for considering a donation of a snack item to our Snack Drive!
Important Information for Next Week
Next Week's Related Arts Schedule
Monday, September 7th- No School-Labor Day
Tuesday, September 8th- Day 1: Art
Wednesday, September 9th- Day 2: Music
Thursday, September 10th- Day 3: Art
Friday, September 11th- Day 0: 1/2 Day for Students
Class Library Checkout Days:
Our next class library checkout day will be Friday, September 4th, but remember, your child may bring his/her books back at anytime. We will find a time for him/her to visit the library individually to get new books!
We Are Learning...
In reading next week, we will continue to learn and practice expectations for reading workshop. We will practice choosing and reading good fit books, building our reading stamina, thinking and talking about our reading, and applying the reading strategies we have learned for accuracy, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary.
In writing next week, we will work hard to continue to build our classroom writing community. Students will practice writing workshop procedures. They will generate ideas, make a plan for writing, write stories, share their writing, and listen to the writing of others.
In math, we will continue our study on Addition and Subtraction Strategies. In this unit, students will understand and apply multiple strategies for addition and subtraction. Important vocabulary words for this unit include: addition fact, subtraction fact, equation, nuimber sentence, number line, fact family, inverse operation, sum, difference, and related facts.