Alohomora!

October 19th to October 23rd, 2020

Alohomora! Unlocking Minds at Reading

NEXT TWO WEEKS AT A GLANCE

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19

  • "Little Mermaid" ticket refunds available before and after school

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20

  • "Little Mermaid" ticket refunds available before and after school
  • Reflection Entry deadline - all submissions MUST be entered online this year!
  • Art Specialist lessons with 1st grade classes

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21

  • 4th grade Water Presentation at 10:15am in the Big Gym

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22

  • 6th grade DARE lesson with Officer Coombs at 9:35am in the Big Gym
  • 5th grade Electromagnetism demonstration at 2pm in the Big Gym

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23

  • Remote learning day for all students
  • Grab and Go meals available between 10:30-11am at the flagpole entrance


MONDAY, OCTOBER 26

  • Speech Contest in Room 56 by appointment - contact Mrs. Vanderlinden for more information

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27

  • Art Specialist lessons with 6th grade classes

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28

  • Art Specialist lessons with 5th grade classes

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29

  • Last Day of 1st Term - we will follow the REGULAR schedule today.
  • No costumes at school please.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30

  • Professional Day for Teachers

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31

  • Have a Spooky Halloween!

AMAZON SMILE PROGRAM

Reading Elementary is now registered with AmazonSmile. Through this charitable program, every time you purchase something from Amazon a portion of the purchase will rebate back to our school. If you shop with Amazon please attach Reading as your preferred charity by clicking on the link below. You can also forward this link to relatives and friends who may use Amazon and want a stress-free way to support our Wranglers. It costs you nothing and is incredibly simple. Thank you for helping improve our school. Our AmazonSmile is only click away at: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/87-0450830

REIMBURSEMENT PLAN FOR LITTLE MERMAID TICKETS

You can receive a refund for "Little Mermaid" tickets purchased last March. Our PTA volunteers will be at the school Monday and Tuesday this week between 8:10-8:45am and again after school from 3:15-4:00pm. If you have a scheduling conflict, please contact Natalie Hunter or Jodi Mulitalo directly to obtain reimbursement. Please bring your tickets with you as you will need them to receive your money. If you would prefer to donate your ticket purchase to the school, we appreciate your donation and will be pooling it into the PTA School Fund for activities/events for the kids this year. Thank you for all of those who have helped with any aspect of this play. We have an amazing community of volunteers and helpers at our school.

Speech Contest in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Davis School District Educational Equity Department invites all K-12 students currently enrolled in the Davis School District to enter the 2020-21 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speech contest. This gives our students the opportunity to reflect on the legacy of Dr. King and what they can do to make a positive difference.


The contest is divided into four categories:

Elementary K-2

Elementary 3 - 4th

Elementary 5 - 6th

Secondary 7 - 12th


You are encouraged to share this opportunity with your students. The contest ties into the Common Core and DESK standards on Reading, Writing, and Speaking and Listening. Contestants must memorize an excerpt between 1 -3 minutes in length, of one of Dr. King's speeches.


Cash Awards:

1st Place $100.00

2nd Place $75.00

3rd Place $50.00


Speeches will be given in room 56 on October 26, 2020. One winner from each category will be selected to advance to District judging on either November 20th or November 23, 2020. Please email avanderlinden@dsdmail.net with the names of your students who wish to participate so that an interview time may be scheduled.

Thank you!

Aubrey Vanderlinden

SEM Teacher

UPDATED Box Tops for Education Program

Traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production, but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store. You can still clip and send them to school. Every valid Box Tops clip is worth 10¢ for your school. Make sure each one has a clearly visible product acronym and expiration date. Physical Box Tops Fall deadline is Thursday, October 29 ! Please return them to school in a ziploc or taped to a paper by this date!


Eventually the Box Tops program will become digital-only. Participating brands are starting

to change their packaging from a traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Top label.

If you see this label, use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt. Box Tops are still

worth 10¢ each for your school. The app will find participating products purchased at any

store and instantly add cash to your school's earnings online.

ENTER THE REFLECTIONS CONTEST HERE...

Click this button for additional details...

REFLECTIONS ENTRIES DUE OCTOBER 20TH

Submit Online: https://www.utahpta.org/ref

2020 has been a "one of a kind" year, full of new opportunities, challenges and experiences. The Reflections Theme for this year is "I Matter Because..." What a great opportunity for our kids to share with us what they have learned this year regarding why they matter. Kids are allowed to submit entries in the following categories - Dance Choreography, Film Production (where they do all of the filming), Literature, Music Composition, Photography, 2D or 3D Visual Art. Although a treasure to us all, we would love to have the kids at Reading show us why they matter.


If students from Reading are interested in submitting a Reflections Entry, please visit https://www.utahpta.org/ref. All submissions will be submitted online from the comfort of your own home or wherever you have internet access :) and no longer will have to be physically turned into the school. If you have any problems or need additional help with submitting, please contact Jodi Mulitalo at jodi.mulitalo@gmail.com. I am looking forward to seeing the great talent we have at Reading!

2020-2021 Reflections Call for Entries
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SCHOOL EVENTS

Click here to learn more about the various PTA-sponsored events planned for this school year.

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