First Day=Success!

Whew!  What a day!  All of the kids came in this morning with smiles on their faces (even though some were nervous smiles  🙂 ), and those smiles were still there this afternoon!  It was a great day!

Just a few notes for parents:

  • Please make sure to read and sign your child’s planner daily.  It is an important tool that is used to keep you informed.
  • Homework folders should also be checked for important papers and notes.
  • Every student needs an inexpensive cloth bag, such as a recyclable grocery bag, to use for carrying supplies to the switch class.  Backpacks will not be used as “switch” bags.

Enjoy the slideshow of “First Day” pictures!

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Week of Feb. 25

Tuesday, 2/26 – Math Benchmark Test – Students may bring an unopened water bottle & 2 pcs. of gum  (no bubble gum).  No electronics, visitors, or outside lunches! 
Wednesday, 2/27- Early Dismissal at 12:30 for faculty training – No lunch visitors due to schedule change!
Thursday, 2/28- Reading Benchmark Test – Students may bring an unopened water bottle & 2 pcs. of gum  (no bubble gum).  No electronics, visitors, or outside lunches! 
Please note that teachers are not allowed to use cellphones or computers on testing days.  If you need to contact the teacher, you may leave a voicemail message or call the intermediate office, and they will get the message to the teacher and/or your child.

Coins for Camryn Week!

Please help us raise money to help the family of 8-month old Camryn Noll, who has recently been diagnosed with LCH, Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis.  Camryn will soon begin her chemo treatments that will last about a year.  Bring a few coins each day to participate in the day’s theme!

Monday:  Hugs for Camryn–bring a SMALL stuffed animal

Tuesday:  Wear your favorite team shirt

Wednesday:  Wear PJ’s & tennis shoes–MAKE SURE YOUR PJ’S FOLLOW THE DRESS CODE!

Thursday:  Wear a cap or hat


Important Dates in February

Feb. 12-13:  4th Gr. Writing Benchmark

Feb 14:  Valentine Exchange (no parties)

Feb. 18:  School Holiday

Feb. 22:  End of 4th six weeks

Feb. 26:  4th Gr. Math Benchmark

Feb. 27:  Early Release at 12:30 for teacher training

Feb. 28:  4th Gr. Reading Benchmark & Report Cards sent home

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Scholastic Book orders are due tomorrow, January 25!  You may order online by clicking on the Scholastic button on the right side of the blog and entering the class code GZBP9, or you may send the order to school with a check made payable to Scholastic or the exact cash amount.
Hoops for Heart has been extended another week!  Our goal is to raise at least $2,000 for the American Heart Association.  We can do this if each student will bring $5!
Mrs. Smallwood is collecting toilet paper rolls for a writing activity.  Please help her out if you can!