Newsletter - January 2020
School Day Schedule:
7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Early Release Day - 7:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Supervision on the playground starts at 7:30 a.m. First bell rings at 7:40. Final bell rings at 7:45 and the kids are to be in their seats ready to start the day.
First and Fifth Grade 10:50-11:10
Second and Fourth Grade 11:10-11:30
Kindergarten and Third Grade 11:30-11:50
1/6 PTO meeting @ Panera 6pm
1/8 Early Release
1/20 NO SCHOOL
1/28 Conferences-Kindergarten & 1st Grade, 3-6pm
1/28 School 2 Home-2nd thru 5th Grade, 5-6:30pm
1/30 Conferences-Kindergarten & 1st Grade, 3-6pm
2019-2020 READ YEARBOOK
Order information and envelopes were sent home with your students for the 2019-2020 Yearbook. They are $11.50. Order envelopes with payment are due in the office no later than February 10th, 2020 (NO EXCEPTIONS)
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:
Reminders from the Office
Students Arriving Late to School: We have an number of students arriving late for school. Students are expected to be at school entering the building at 7:40 am when the first bell rings. If your student arrives in the building after the second bell at 7:45 am, they must stop at the office to check in before going to class.
Pick Up After School: For the safety of all students, please make sure that you are on time to pick up your child. You should be at school when students dismiss at 2:45 pm. If you are unable to be at school at 2:45 pm, you should make alternate arrangements for your child's pick up. Please make sure that you keep a consistent routine and that your child knows where to meet you.
Sending Cash to School: Please remember to send the correct change with your student(s) when paying for Field Trips, Pictures, Fundraisers, etc. Teachers do not have cash on hand in their classrooms to make change.
Lost and Found: The Lost and Found items can be found in the Lobby as you enter through Door 1. Please have your student check for any missing items. All items will be donated on Wednesday, December 18th.
Mrs. Neveau's Math Corner
Are you looking for some fun, engaging math apps for your child to use? Check these out! Your child may have used some of these already at school! There are many apps for them to explore on!
These apps are based on the visual models featured in Bridges in Mathematics. All apps are available in two or more versions: a web app for all modern browsers, and downloadable versions for specific operating systems and devices (such as Apple iOS for iPad).
Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade
Number Rack - Number Rack facilitates the natural development of children’s number sense. Rows of movable, colored beads encourage learners to think in groups of fives and tens, helping them to explore and discover a variety of addition and subtraction strategies. Free activities and free book available.
Numberline - Number Line helps students visualize number sequences and illustrate strategies for counting, comparing, adding and subtracting. Choose number lines labelled with whole numbers.
Frames - Number Frames help students structure numbers to 5, 10, 20, and 100. Students use the frames to count, represent, compare, and compute with numbers in a particular range.
Pattern shapes- Students use Pattern Shapes to explore geometry, create their own designs, or filling in outlines.
Geoboards- The Geoboard app is a tool for exploring shape. Learners stretch bands around the pegs to form shapes.
3rd, 4th and 5th grade
Numberline- Number Line helps students visualize number sequences and illustrate strategies for counting, comparing, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. Choose number lines labelled with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, or negative numbers.
Fractions- The Fractions app lets students use a bar or circle to represent, compare, and perform operations with fractions with denominators from 1 to 100. Choose the fraction model and number of equal parts. Use a color to select specific parts to show a fraction of the whole.
Number pieces- Number Pieces helps students develop a deeper understanding of place value while building their computation skills with multi-digit numbers. Students use the pieces to represent multi-digit numbers, regroup, add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
Partial product finder- Partial Product Finder allows multiplication combinations to be represented as a rectangle, or array, with dimensions that match the combination. This helps students develop the flexibility and conceptual understanding required to build fluency with basic facts and strategies for multiplication of larger numbers.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Meghan Neveau Instructional Support Teacher-Math Meghan.firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRRRR...It's COLD outside!
With the weather being much cooler please make sure your child(ren) is dressed appropriately for school. Our district's guidelines are as follows:
- Below 50 degrees-coat required
- Between 50-60 degrees-Long sleeves needed
- 61 degrees and over -students choice (shorts are allowed)
- Boots, Snowpants and winter jackets are required to play on the snow.
- Also remember hats, gloves and scarves for extra warmth.
- Recesses will be outdoors unless the temperature is below 10 degrees or the wind chill is below zero.
Early Release Days
Please mark your calendars for the early dismissal dates this year. The city bus does pick up on early dismissal days. School will dismiss at 12:30 on the following Wednesdays. There are NO 4K or Early Childhood classes on Early Release Days:
- January 8th
- February 12th
- March 11th
- April 8th
- May 13th
Extra Change of Clothes
Please consider sending an extra change of clothes with you child to school. With the winter weather, the snow can soak through snow pants or get in boots. Also, some kids have accidents and this will save the hassle of having to bring clothes to school during the day.
Any absences that will be in excess of 2 days must have a Pre-approved Absence form filled out and approved PRIOR to the absence. Forms are available in the office.
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