First Grade- Stockton

May/June Newsletter

NWEA Testing – 1st grade has finished taking our spring NWEA tests. We believe that all of our students did their very best! Thank you for your support at home, making sure they were ready for testing. Parent reports will go home on how well each student did before the end of the year.  I am very pleased with our students’ growth! Also, to celebrate all of the Evergreen students’ hard work, PTO is hosting a dance.  We will have the dance during the school day on May 25th.

River Oaks Park – To acknowledge all of the hard work that my students have put into learning and the NWEA test this year we are going to take a trip to River Oaks County Park.  There is a splash pad that features fun in-ground and above-ground water spray elements.  There is also a new playground near the splash pad. We have reserved the picnic area and splash pad for the afternoon on June 11th. Please look for a note with details to come home closer to the trip.

Character Counts – At Evergreen we honor students each month with awards for character, math, and writing. We will be practicing our character trait all month and the student who does a great job representing that character trait will earn the award. April’s winners are Chris for being respectful, Adriel for his math skills and Dorian for his writing! May’s character trait is caring.

ACES – All Children Exercise Simultaneously
Project ACES was created by physical education teacher Len Saunders in 1989 as a method of motivating children to exercise.  The event is an international celebration of health more commonly known as All Children Exercise Simultaneously (ACES) Day.  The Michigan Fitness Foundation coordinates Michigan’s ACES Day, which takes place on the first Wednesday in May as part of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month along with National Physical Education Week. The celebration emphasizes physical activity among students and helps combat childhood obesity.  With millions of participants worldwide, ACES Day is a global event that brings students together from all fifty states and more than fifty countries to exercise, laugh and learn. Schools have the freedom to make the event their own and are encouraged to get creative!  ACES will be on May 10th at 2:30P.M.

Jump Rope for Heart – Evergreen Academy will be participating in Jump Rope for Heart on May 11that 1:30PM. We will be raising money for the American Heart Association at our school. If any parents/guardians would be willing to supply snacks, water bottles, or would like to run a station that would be greatly appreciated.  We are looking forward to exercising our hearts!

John Ball Zoo – The zoo trip will be all day on Wednesday, June 6th.  We will be leaving the school PROMPTLY at 8:15.  We will be bringing a sack snack for the students that ordered breakfast through the school and will eat at 9:00am when we arrive at the zoo. Kindergarten-2nd grade are attending this field trip. A note has been sent home with more details.

Field Day – Field day will be on Tuesday, June 12th.  If you would like to volunteer to operate a station, look for further information to come home closer to the day of the event.  As many field day activities involve running, please be sure that your child wears proper shoes that day.

Ms. Stockton to Mrs. Schultz – I am so excited to tell you that I will become Mrs. Schultz on May 26th! When students come back from Memorial Day, they can start calling me by my new last name or the same old, “Mrs. S”!

Ways To Help At Home – Thank you for all of the help with homework.  Completing the homework packet, studying sight words and working on addition and subtraction facts are all great things to work on at home. We are doing a ton of review during the end of the year!  All students will benefit greatly from simply reading at home. Also ask your child about the various literary elements: characters/main character, setting, problem/solution, main idea and details, etc.

Thank You!
Ms. Stockton