Thursday, February 2, 2017

Week of January 30, 2017

Thursday Folder Fliers:

Clean the World Soap Drive:
We are continuing to collect new, unused soap for our soap drive. All soap collected will go to either homeless shelters in the US or overseas to countries where hygienic conditions are difficult. Please consider donating to this worthy cause. 

Kindergarten Update:
We are continuing to accept enrollment for our Kindergarten classes. As we previously stated, we are hoping to open 2 full day classes next year with a monthly cost of $260. At this time, we need an additional 5 students to make this a reality. If you know of a family who is looking for full day Kindergarten, please share this information with them. 

Literacy Update:
Teachers are continuing to work hard at implementing new strategies for literacy in their classrooms. On Wednesday, staff worked with DCSD professional development to discover new ideas for high quality individual activities that engage students while the teacher is meeting with groups. On our upcoming PLC day, staff will learn about Thinking Maps. Thinking Maps are visual representations of student thinking. Be on the lookout for information from your student's teacher about each of the 8 maps and their purpose. 

Battle of the Books:
Our Battle of the Books teams are battling at the Parker Library. Our 3/4 team won their first battle against Cherokee Trail Elementary. 

Here are our upcoming battles:
Feb. 7: 3/4 battles at 5:30pm
Feb. 8: 5th battles at 5:30pm
Feb. 14: 3/4 battles at 6:00pm
Feb. 15: 5th battles at 6:00pm
Feb. 21: 3/4 battles at 6:30pm
Feb. 22: 5th battles at 6:30pm
Feb. 28: 3/4 battles at 4:00pm
March 1: 5th battles at 4:00pm

Fire Lane:
Please do not park in our fire lane to drop off or pick up students. Thank you! 

Upcoming Events:
Now through February 10: Clean the World Soap Drive
February 8: SAC Meeting - 4-5pm in the Learning Commons
February 15: PTO Meeting - 6-7pm in the Learning Commons
February 17: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Professional Learning Day
February 20: NO SCHOOL - President's Day
March 3: NO SCHOOL - Iron Horse Assessment Day (stay tuned for more information)