Important Dates to Remember

At some point during the year your child will have days where they will either be out of school or have early release days. Please make note of these days on your calendar. Notes will be send home a few days before these dates as a reminder.

Oct. 5 Early Release for Primary 11:30; Intermediate 12:00 (teacher training)

Oct. 21 No School/Teacher Inservice

Nov.2 Early Release Primary 11:30; Intermediate 12:00 (teacher training)

Nov. 21-25 Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 19-30 Christmas Break

Jan. 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK)

Jan. 25 Early Release Primary 11:30; Intermediate 12:00 (Teacher training)

Feb. 20 President’s Day

Feb. 22 Early Release Primary 11:30; Intermediate 12:00 (teacher training)

March 13-17 Spring Break

April 14 Good Friday/Bad Weather Makeup Day

April 17 Bad Weather Makeup Day

Homework Starts this Week

Hello! I hope everyone had a restful weekend. I wanted to let you know that homework starts this week.

Math: Your child will have a math paper with math skills that
we are currently woking on in class. Your child will
have the entire week to complete this page. It is due
on Friday morning. This week we are working on counting
a collection of coins.

Spelling: Your child will have a spelling test every other week.
The other weeks that we do not have a spelling test
we will be working on a spelling skill.
They will have 5 new words and several review words
that are currently on our work wall. Please practice
their words so that they will know how to spell these
words for the test. (They have the 5 new words written
in their planner.)

New words: get, through, back, much, go
Review words: they, have, what, there, which, been,
now, little, called

Reading: Please read with your child every night for at least
20 minutes. Thank you so much for being consistent
with this and signing your child’s reading log!
I am still in the process of testing students to see
what their reading level is so please be patient with
books that are being sent home. I will start
guided reading within the next couple of weeks.

Information for you

Just wanted to let you know on what days your child has certain peripheral classes.

Monday- P.E.

Tuesday- P.E.

Wednesday- Music

Thursday- Ready Bodies

Friday- Technology

Please have your child wear tennis shoes on the days we go to P.E. and Ready Bodies for their safety and comfort in those classes.

Also our lunch time is 11:05-11:35. Mrs. Koonce and Mrs. Rock ask that you please wait till after Monday, September 12th.

Also your child may come home each week with a different color stamp in their planner. The color stamp DOES NOT reflect the color they are on for that day. They will get a stamp in their planner for a blue (extraordinary day), green (great day) or yellow (warning). If they have an orange (whoa, not so good) or red (danger) clip change then they WILL NOT have a stamp in their planner and I will write a note explaining what they did. All students start on green each day. I hope this clears up any confusion.

Great First Day!

We had an awesome first day! We read about First Day Jitters and how we all felt the first day. We also practiced car/bus rider procedures, lunch room procedures and how to be a champ in line. We also learned about quiet critters, tickets and many other classroom procedures as well. I am so excited about our second day of school!

New Year!

Hello everyone, I am so excited about this new school year! I am looking forward to meeting you all on Thursday, August 18th at 4:00-5:00 for Meet the Teacher. Even though the summer seems to go by so fast, and I enjoyed every minute of it, I am ready to start the new school year. I know we are going to have an awesome year!!

Spelling and Homework

There will not be any more spelling test or math homework. Your child will still need to read at least 20 minutes a night and have their reading log signed as well as their fluency poem.
Thank you for helping your child with their homework durning the school year.

Class Picture Day

Class Picture Day is Wednesday, May 4th. I am sending home an envelope today for those of you that would like to order a class picture. Please send the money in the envelope to school with your child. The cost is $10.00 and that includes (1) 8×10 Class Photo and (1) 5×7 Fun Shot. The money is due by Friday, May 13th. Cash only, no checks.