SCHOOL CLOSINGS DUE TO WEATHER
School closings will be posted on Facebook and channels 3 and 8. Closings will be read over any major radio station as well. Televised school closings are normally posted around 6:30 a.m. Please do not call the school regarding school closings. Thank you for your understanding.
Please make sure to send appropriate winter gear with your child each day (boots, snow pants, mittens, hat, etc…). Children will not be able to play on the snowy/wet areas of the playground without boots. We go out for recess every day unless the temperature or wind chill is less than 10 degrees. It is a school rule that all children attend outside recess, unless they have a doctor’s note explaining why they cannot be outside. Please label anything clothing that you send with your child.
Helping at home
Over winter break, students can use IXL.com to help strengthen their math and Language Usage skills. Reading over break will help with the student’s stamina and fluency, Remember to fill in your book it calendar.
Remember to keep up with Book-It minutes. Our goal for the month of December is 400 minutes. Please keep track of the minutes read each day and total them at the end of the month. There is a December calendar attached. Any student that reads at least 400 minutes and returns the calendar filled out and signed by a parent will receive a coupon for a “free” personal pan pizza at Pizza Hut or extra computer or iPad time.
November’s Character Counts trait was “Honesty” and the winner was Xander. The Math award winner was Ian and the writing award winner was Bella. In December/January, I will be looking for someone who demonstrates being “generous”.
This year our class is going to participate in a pencil swap and a book exchange. Each child will need to bring in 21 identical pencils. The pencils can be glittery, holiday, have erasers tops or anything cool that your child would like to share. Each student who brings in pencils will also receive pencils. This is wonderful as a way to start the New Year replenished. For our book exchange, I ask that your child bring in a “wrapped” book. The book should be grade appropriate and be gender neutral. This means that the book should be a chapter book and not a picture book. We will play a swapping game and each child will come home with a brand new book to read over the holiday break! Please spend no more than $10.00 on a book. This is a fun and easy celebration activity before leaving for the holiday break. After our exchange of goods, we will enjoy snacks; work on a craft, and watch the movie Arthur Christmas. Parents are welcome to join our celebration.
From my family to yours, Happy Holidays! Please, have a spectacular and safe winter break. See you in 2018! Remember if you need to reach me, I am available before school from 7:30-8:15am, and after school from 3:30-4:00pm each day! Thank you for your continued support