Upcoming Events

 

January 9th ~ Math Benchmark (you may bring water, mints, & ONE *healthy snack–no messy fingers!) Report cards come home (sign and return); graded paper envelopes come home (keep papers, sign envelope and return) 

*Ideas for healthy snacks:  popcorn, goldfish, cheez-its, chex mix, granola bars, belvita breakfast biscuits, graham crackers, grapes, banana, raisins, baby carrots, etc.

January 10th ~ Reading Benchmark (you may bring water, mints, & ONE healthy snack—-no messy fingers!)  NO LUNCH VISITORS TODAY!

January 16th ~ Fourth grade awards (more information to come)

January 20th ~ School Holiday

January 23rd ~ Writing Benchmark (you may bring water, mints, & ONE healthy snack—-no messy fingers!)

January 29th ~ Early Release (PLC Day for teachers)

January 30th ~ Math Night (more information to come)

2 X 2-digit Multiplication

We have been working hard on learning and practicing the process of multiplying up to 4 digits by 1 digit and 2 digits by 2 digits.  Just learning how to use the “old school” algorithm to solve the problem is no longer enough.  The kids have to be able to explain the process of why that “old school” algorithm works.  I’ve posted short video clips that help to show the multiplication process and what we are expecting the kids to understand and do.  Of course, it is extremely important that the kids learn and memorize their basic multiplication facts!

Multiplication with base ten blocks/area models:

 

“Grid /Window/Box” Method of multiplying 2-digit by 2-digit numbers:

Christmas Happenings

 

Monday, December 16th ~ Wear a Christmas Hat

Tuesday, December 17th ~ Wear Christmas PJs 

Wednesday, December 18th ~ Wear Christmas Socks

Thursday, December 19th ~ Wear Christmas Shirt or Colors

Friday, December 20th ~ Christmas Party!!

9:00-10:00 am~ Parents can sign out student after party!

Early Release 12:15

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:

  • ALL PARENTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO EAT LUNCH WITH STUDENTS ON FRIDAYS ONLY.

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.