Monday, October 30, 2017

Week of October 30th

Conferences: Thank you so much for coming to parent-teacher conferences last week. It was nice to meet and share your wonderful child's progress with you.

Here are the upcoming events:
Tuesday, October 31- Halloween parade @ track (canceled if it rains) and party following parade
Wednesday, November 1- Early dismissal 1:00
November 6-10 Iowa Assessments
Wednesday, November 15- Early dismissal 1:00
November 22- 24 Thanksgiving break
Halloween Parade
WE will plan to have a Halloween parade on the track at 2:00 on Tuesday, October 31. Classes will do one lap around the track and head back inside for their classroom parties/treats. If it rains, students can change and dress up for our classroom party. We will not have a parade inside the school if it rains. Please let me know if you have any questions.
 Halloween Party Helpers
Napkins: Lillian
Plates: Jackson
Drinks: Anna
Treats: Owen, Gianna, Natalie
(Allergies-dairy, so avoid fresh dairy products)
Iowa Assessments
We will not have new spelling words for the week of November 6-10.  Make sure students get a good night's rest and have eaten breakfast each morning. 
Students will work on a few  sample questions the week before. These practice questions will help student become familiar with the various assessments and with using a bubble-in answer sheet. 
WETAP will provide a snack for students each day during testing. Thank you WETAP! 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Week of October 23rd

Upcoming Events:

October 24 & 26
*4:00-8:00 PM Parent-Teacher conferences
*4:00-8:00 PM Scholastic Book Fair in WE Library.

October 27
NO SCHOOL for MVCSD

October 31
*2:00 PM. Costume parade on WE track. Cancelled if rain. Classroom party to follow the parade

**We are still in need of drinks for the Halloween party after the parade. Please let me know if you are able to help out. Thank you!**

November 1
1:00 PM dismissal for all buildings. No preschool.

Halloween Party Helpers
Napkins:
 Lillian Hotz
Plates:
Jackson Kunz
Drinks:
 ??
Treats:
Owen Wheat
Gianna Rossetti
Natalie Latta

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Week of October 16th-20th


I am so very sorry to get this out so late...the week has gotten ahead of me... 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday, October 18- Early dismissal @ 1:00
Thursday, October 19- Picture retakes
October 24 and 26- WE parent-teacher conferences-(schedule went last week with the students)
Friday, October 27- No School
Tuesday, October 31- Halloween party and parade (more details to come about parade time).


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Week of October 9th-13th

Spelling this week
Since we will be gone most of Friday , (Wickiup Hill), we will take our spelling test on Thursday, October 12.

Homework Reminder
Your child should be bringing their homework sheet back to school on Fridays. My goal is to have students become responsible for returning their sheet each week. Lately, many students have forgotten to return their spelling/reading log homework sheet on Fridays. Thank you for your help! 

Upcoming Dates
Friday, October 13- Field trip to Wickiup Hill
Wednesday, October 18- Early dismissal @ 1:00
Thursday, October 19- Picture retakes
October 24 and 26- WE parent-teacher conferences
Friday, October 27- No School
Tuesday, October 31- Halloween party and parade (more details to come about parade time).
Field Trip Reminder
Friday, October 13Wickiup Hill
We will leave around 8:30 and return around 2:45.
Students will need to dress accordingly for the weather, as 3 out of the 4 activities are outside. We will learn about the prairie, take a nature hike, explore a wetland/pond area and meet a few live animals. 
Students will need to bring a sack lunch and drink.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Week of October 1st-7th

Thank you to everyone who came to Open House! 
It was great seeing everyone and the students were so excited to show you around. 
The students and I appreciate your support!

Upcoming events:
OCTOBER:
Monday 2nd-Fire Drill 8:30am
Monday 2nd-WETAP 6:30pm Art Room
Wednesday 4th-Early Out/Professional Development
Thursday 5th-Sibling Conference 3:30pm in Library
Friday 6th-WEWALK 3rd grade walks from 9:30-9:50am around the track
Monday 9th-Tornado Drill 8:30am
Monday 9th-School Board Meeting-6:30 HS Library
Friday 13th-Field trip to Wickiup-see information below
Wednesday 18th-Early Out/PD
Thursday 19th-Picture Retakes
Tuesday 24th-Parent Teacher Conferences
Thursday 26th-Parent Teacher Conferences
Friday 27th-No School - Full Day PD

Field Trip Information

An informational note came home on Friday, September 29 about our upcoming field trip to Wickiup Hill Conservation Center. 
We will leave at 8:30 and return around 2:45. 
Students will need to bring a sack lunch and drink. 
Please let me know if you are interested in being a parent helper. 

Students will need to dress accordingly for the weather as 3 out of the 4 activities are outside. We will learn about the prairie, take a nature hike, explore a wetland/pond area and meet a few live animals native to Iowa. 
This is a great field trip!! Let me know if you will be joining us!

We need magazines and/or newspapers
If you have any old newspapers or magazines- please send them to school with your child as soon as you can. We need some for a language arts project this week. Thank you!
 

  
 




Friday, September 22, 2017

Habitat Diorama Project

Important Events and Information:

Habitat Dioramas
Due Date: Wednesday, September 27th

Our class has been learning about animals during science.  We researched an animal of our choice. In class, we created a brochure about our animal. At home, we ask that your child create a habitat diorama. Our brochures and habitat dioramas will be on display during Open House.

Important Dates:
The habitat dioramas need to be completed at home and then brought to school on Wednesday, September 27. You can come and view these projects at Open House on Thursday, September 28 from 5:30 to 6:30 P.M. Projects will be sent home on Friday, September 29.

Suggestions:
Shoe boxes make great habitats, but feel free to use your imagination and be creative. Please help your child to remember to include items that are realistic to their animal’s habitat. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me. I really appreciate your help at home with this project!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Week of September 11th-15th

Upcoming dates:


SEPTEMBER:
Monday 11th-PLC Team Meeting-3:30pm Conference Room
Tuesday 12th-School Picture Day
Friday 15th-WeWalk Packets Go Home
Week of 18th - Homecoming week - (Special days to come)
Wednesday 20th-Early Out-1:00 Professional Development 1:30
Friday 22nd-Homecoming Pep Assembly 2:35pm @ HS
Thursday 28th-Open House- 5:30-6:30 pm
Friday 29th-WEWALK Packets Due

WEWALK WILL BE OCTOBER 6TH