4th Grade – Bottema

November Newsletter

We are very happy with the way our school year has started off.  We have some amazing students.  The students are working extremely hard and did their very best on their NWEA fall tests.  A big thank you to those who were able to donate and/or volunteer for our Halloween party.  It was a great success because of you!

Cold Weather Gear:  The weather is beginning to cool off very quickly.  It will be cold soon, and the snow will be coming.  Please make sure that your child comes to school prepared for the weather.  It is our policy to take the children outside until it becomes 10 degrees or colder.  Please make sure they have boots, hats, gloves, and snow pants, if necessary.

Conferences: Conferences will be held on Tuesday, November 7th, Wednesday, November 8th, and Thursday, November 9th.  Slips were sent home to confirm your conference time.  If you cannot make your scheduled appointment, it will need to be rescheduled.  Our goal is to have 100% participation for parent teacher conferences.  It is vital to your child’s education.  Report cards will be given out at conferences.

Thanksgiving Break: Thanksgiving break will be from Thursday November 23th– Friday, November 24th.  During this time there will be no school.

Donations: We are need of some donations for the classroom.  We are running low on hand sanitizer, Kleenex, and Clorox wipes.  The weather is going to start getting colder which means lots of germs to go around.  Please help us stay clean and healthy with these three items.  Any donations would be greatly appreciated.

Tips For Parents:  Please work with your child on multiplication facts.  Please make sure you have your child studies their spelling words each night for the test on Friday.  Please also help your child become a better reader by having them read to you each night for 15 minutes, ask follow up questions about what they just read.  This helps build their comprehension.

As always, thank you for your continued support.  The help we receive from our students’ families means a lot to us.  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the classroom, schedule, or school please feel free to call us between 7:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. at 269-488-2315.

Thank You,
Mrs. Bottema and Mrs. Shurter