4th Grade – Bottema

May/June Newsletter

May and June are upon us and we are excited for the warm weather that both should bring!  There are many things happening in these months including the important M-STEP testing.  Here is a look ahead at the months of May and June:

M-STEP Testing:   M-STEP testing begins on May 11th and will end the week of May 22th.  Each week will consist of 1-2 tests.  We are asking that students come to school on time, well-rested, and have had breakfast.  We are encouraging our students to come to school prepared to do their best on the test.  We are excited to see how much our students have learned since the beginning of the school year!

Girls on the Run:  The annual Girls on the Run 5K is at 6pm on Thursday, May 25th. If your daughter is running in this exciting event we need your help.  We are looking for parent volunteers to run in the race or be at the start or finish line.  Please see Ms. Ells, Miss Durecki, Mrs. Stryker, or Ms. Trebing for more details.

 Kalamazoo Growlers Baseball:  On Tuesday, June 6th we will be going to watch a Kalamazoo Growlers baseball game as our final field trip.  We will be leaving at 9:30 a.m. to see some of the booths and activities that are being set up by local businesses.  The game starts at 11:05 a.m. and we will be returning immediately following the game which will be around the end of the day.

Field Day:   On Tuesday, June 13th Forest Academy will be having field day!  This is an outdoor event that will take place all afternoon!  Students are encouraged to wear their Forest Academy t-shirts as there will be a few water activities.  We will send notices home if we need parent volunteers.

Summer Packets:  It’s natural for students to experience “summer drop off.”  It’s very easy to get out of the learning habit during the summer.  Please have your child complete their summer packets.  This will ensure that they are ready for 5th grade next year.  We will have one checkpoint throughout the summer.  At this checkpoint students can receive help from teachers.  If they have been working on their packets they will have a chance to win big prizes.

Library Books:  All library books must be turned in June 2.  Please make sure that no books have been left at home.  You will receive a notice of how much you owe if your child has not returned a book.

Last Day of School:  The last day of school is Wednesday, June 14th.  This is a FULL day and the students will be dismissed at 3:30.  Please be sure that you are on time to pick up your child.

Activities to do at home:  Read a chapter out of a book.  Discuss what happened and try to predict what will happen next.

Contact Us!  Please feel free to call us with any questions, comments, or concerns at 488-2315.  We are here Monday through Friday 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.  We look forward to an amazing end of the school year and hope to hear from you soon!

Thank You for your Continued Support,
Mrs. Bottema and Ms. Grandy