1st Term Award Ceremonies

Intermediate Awards Assemblies
1st Nine Weeks

To: Parents/Guardians
From: Jennifer Rock, Principal
Date: October 22, 2019
Our campus will start a new tradition of recognizing student achievement at the end of each grading period. Students will be recognized with their achievements and have the opportunity to earn “brag tags.” We welcome parents/guardians to attend these special events. Please feel free to come into the gym beginning at 7:30 and have a seat in the stands. After the other two grade levels are dismissed, we will begin announcing the awards. 


Our schedule for this grading period is as follows:


October 25th – 3rd grade

October 28th – 4th grade

October 29th – 5th grade

Lunch Visitors on FRIDAYS Only!

To:  All parents and guardians
From:  Jennifer Rock and Claire Koonce
Re:  New lunch visitor procedures

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our procedure has always been to allow parents and guardians to eat lunch with their children any time they choose to do so.  We have tried to manage this way of working with limited space in the cafeteria and surrounding area. We have to keep the safety of our students and personnel as our top priority.  Therefore, we are implementing some specific procedures beginning immediately.  

Parents and guardians will certainly still be allowed to eat lunch with their children, but we are putting the following schedule in place:


Visitors will still not be allowed on early release days.  If you choose to bring lunch for your child, you will be allowed to place the lunch on a cart inside the main hallway.   Lunches will need to be marked with your child’s name. Personnel will check the carts prior to the start of lunch. We will not call into classrooms to notify students.

We apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause.  Please know that we have given this great consideration, consulted with district leadership, and believe this change is in the best interest of our students, staff members, and the working environment of our campus. Thank you for your support and consideration.

DigCit Family Night

Parents, students and teachers, on Thursday, October 17 from 6 pm to 7 pm in the elementary cafeteria, Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran will inspire and challenge us to become mentors and not just monitors of our children’s online behavior.  Dr. Curran is an internationally known author and speaker on digital citizenship and is the founder and executive director of The Digital Citizenship Institute. Dr. Curran believes in a community approach towards digital citizenship. Please join us for this important event.

Quizlet Vocabulary Set 1

We have been working with these vocabulary terms since school started.  If they haven’t already, the kids will be bringing home a bag of vocabulary cards that we will be adding to throughout the year.  Our first test will be this Friday, September 6.  Click on the picture below to practice the terms using Quizlet.


Quizlet Multiplication Fact Practice

The majority of math-related stress in 4th grade students comes from the lack of knowledge of the basic multiplication facts.  It is EXTREMELY important that students become fluent in their facts so they can concentrate and spend time on the process of HOW to solve a problem, and not just spend all of their time trying to do the computation of the problem. 

Below are some practice links to Quizlet.  Clicking on a link below will allow many options to practice a set of facts:  Flashcards, Learn, Test, Scatter, & Space Race.

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Book Order (Homeroom Only)

Screen shot 2011-09-25 at 4.51.05 PMBook club order forms were sent home today.  There are two ways to order:  1) you may pay with a credit or debit card by ordering online–just click on the picture or this link, Scholastic Book Club, and use our class code GZBP9, or   2) return the order form to school with payment.  CASH payments must be EXACT CHANGE, and CHECKS must be payable to SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB.