DonorsChoose Project

Please consider donating to my current project on DonorsChoose.org.  I am requesting funds for a color printer, ink, and a set of speakers to use in my classroom.  All donations are currently being matched by an anonymous donor, so I only need $168 to get the project fully funded.  To donate, just click on the picture below.  Thank you!

It’s THAT time again!

I can’t believe it’s already August!  I’ve had a restful summer and now it’s time to get back to work!  I’m so ready to meet my new students! Bring your supplies and come meet your teachers on Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 4:30 to 5:30.  It’s going to be a fun and exciting year!

XtraMath 30-Day Summer Challenge

The 2019 Summer Math Fact Challenge forms will be sent home with the 4th grade awards.  Be sure to look for yours!

The 30 Day Math Fact Challenge:

We are challenging all of our students moving into 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades to practice their basic math facts in XtraMath for 30 days from May 25, 2019 to August 14, 2019!  We have set up an XtraMath account for each student. All you need to do is log into your XtraMath Account 30 days and practice until the teacher says you are done. This will only take 10-15 minutes each day.  Keep track and return your form to your teacher by August 23, 2019.  Students who complete the challenge and return their form will earn an extra VIP recess, a Summer Math Challenge t-shirt, an ice cream treat, and recognition on our school blog!

Last Week of School

Monday, May 20:  11:00-1:00 XtraMath Picnic in the Park– Students will need to bring a sack lunch & drink. (Eligible students have already received permission forms.)  They may also bring items to play with such as a ball, frisbee, whiffle ball/bat, etc.  (No baseballs, softballs, or metal/wooden bats.)

Tuesday, May 21:  8:00 4th Gr. Awards Ceremony followed by the Recorder Concert– Students may be checked out with the teacher AFTER the recorder concert.  Early dismissal at 12:00 today.

Wednesday, May 22:  Last day of school! 4th Gr. Autograph Party– Students may bring a Sharpie permanent marker and wear an old t-shirt or bring an item such as an old pillowcase for classmates to sign.  Early dismissal at 12:00 today.

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Week of May 13-17

Monday:  STAAR Math- Bring a book to read after testing, an unopened bottle of water & mints or mint gum.  No outside lunches or visitors will be allowed.

Tuesday:  STAAR Reading- Bring a book to read after testing, an unopened bottle of water & mints or mint gum.  No outside lunches or visitors will be allowed.

Wednesday:  5th Grade STAAR Science– No outside lunches or visitors will be allowed. 

No electronics (including classroom phones) are allowed on STAAR testing days.  If you need to get a message to your child or a teacher, please call the Intermediate office, 903-291-2101.

Thursday:  Board & Card Games in Math-  Bring your favorite board or card game to play during math class.

Friday:  Splash Pad from 10:30-2:00–  Please bring a towel, sunscreen, and a change of clothes if you won’t be checked out at the Splash Pad.  Because the concession stand will not be open, students will also need to bring a bagged lunch, some snacks, and 2 drinks.  Please label everything with your child’s name!!   Parents are welcome to come join the fun!  Students will be allowed to be signed out with the teacher.

Easter Party

Thursday, April 17, 9:30-10:20

The kids will be having ice cream sundaes in the cafeteria. then going outside to play on the playground.  (If you haven’t sent $1 for the sundae, please do so as soon as possible!) Cookies, favors, etc. may be sent and will be passed out in the homeroom before the class joins the grade level in the cafeteria.  Parents are welcome to sign-out their student with the teacher after the party.  If your student is going home with another student, I must have a written note from you giving permission.  No phone calls for permission to ride home with someone else will be accepted.

Remember…both Friday & Monday are school holidays!  Enjoy your 4-day weekend!!

Benchmark Testing this week!

Wednesday, March 27th – Math Benchmark – Students may bring water bottles, mints, and a healthy, no-mess snack.

Thursday, March 28th – Reading Benchmark – Students may bring water bottles, mints, and a healthy, no-mess snack.   PLEASE, no outside lunches on these days.

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April 9th – 4th grade Writing STAAR Test!!

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Field Trip – Jefferson, April 17th:  A letter was sent home last Thursday.  There is a permission slip for parents to sign and the total cost for students to ride the boats and wagons is $10.00.  It must be cash!  No checks please!  Parents, you are welcome to come and walk with us, shop with us, and eat lunch with us.  Students may be checked out with a parent to ride home with them.

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Your Calendars!

Tues., Feb. 26:  Wear red, maroon, or your “Belle” shirt in honor of the kickoff for Jump Rope for Heart

Wed., Feb. 27:  Early Release at 12:00 for teacher training  *No lunch visitors today!

Thurs., Feb. 28: *Writing Benchmark (Students can bring bottled water, HEALTHY NO MESS snack, and mints).

Tues., Mar. 5:  Spring Pictures

Mar. 11– 15:  SPRING BREAK

Mon., Mar. 18:  Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

Thurs., Mar. 21: Report Cards go home

Wed., Mar. 27:  *Math Benchmark (Students can bring bottled water, HEALTHY NO MESS snack, and mints).

Thurs., Mar. 28:  *Reading Benchmark (Students can bring bottled water, HEALTHY NO MESS snack, and mints).

*Please try NOT to make any appointments on these days.