SCHOOL NEWS

April 13 - April 19

April 15-18 – Book Fair

April 18 – Grandparents’ Day-Early Dismissal-No After School Care

April 19 – Good Friday-No School-No Holiday Care

April 22 – Travel Day-No School-No Holiday Care

April 22 – Field Day T-shirt Order Deadline

April 25&26 – Individual Spring Pictures

April 26 – Muffins for Moms

April 29-May 3 – Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3 – ½ Day of School

May 6-10 – Health Week

May 6-10 – Sock it for Kids with Cancer Collection 

May 10 – Last 2018-2019 AR Testing Day

May 10 – Field Day

May 15 – K3/K4 Field Day

May 17 – K3/K4 Year End Program

May 22 – K5 Graduation

May 23 – 5thGrade Graduation

May 23 – Last Day of School for 1st-4thGrade

  •  Our Book Fair will begin Monday, April 15, and end on Thursday, April 18.

The theme will be Dino-Mite, and will be located in the Underground.

Fair hours are:

Monday – Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Grandparents’ Day is Thursday, April 18.  Please note that April 18 is an early dismissal day and after school care will not be available.

Students should dress according to their classroom assignment below.

K3/K4: Nice spring outfits…lots of pastel colors

K5: Ateca and Williams - plain yellow shirt and blue jeans

       Stubblefield - plain black shirt and blue jeans

1st: Red, black, or bright yellow shirts with blue jeans

2nd: Overalls/jeans and flannel/plaid shirts

3rd: Nice spring outfits…lots of pastel colors

4th: Blue jeans and red/white/blue on top

5th: Blue jeans and black, grey, or white PLAIN t-shirt

  • Join us on Monday, April 29, for a special retirement reception honoring Cathy Creed.  The reception will be held in the main floor foyer by the elevator beginning at 3:00 p.m.

  • Please be aware of the speed limits around our school.  We have had several complaints of speeding during drop off and dismissal

2nd Grade Overview

April 15-18

BIBLE: We have finished the Book of Genesis and the story of Joseph. We’ll review our Bible memory work and turn our focus to Jesus, with Easter approaching.

MATH: Review week. No tests!

Facts to know: all subtraction facts and multiplication facts (x5, x2, x3). Use homework pages to help your child practice all math facts learned so far.

READING: Our comprehension focus is PLOT. This unit focuses on the structure of a story and how events related to the character’s goal or problem build to the climax and resolution. PLEASE REVIEW THE PROCESS QUESTIONS AT HOME. Discussing the plot of books you read at home will be extremely helpful. We want the children to finish strong!

SPELLING/PHONICS:  No test this week.

SOCIAL STUDIES: We will complete our study of Ancient Greece!

LANGUAGE/WRITING: Students will be completing the final draft of a narrative story using the story of the Trojan Horse as a model. They will identify the story sequence, create an outline, summarize a story from the outline, and internalize the components of a well-constructed story.

REMINDERS AND NOTES!

  • AR goal for the month of April is 6 points. Help your child select books within their reading zone to read for AR points. Read every day!

  • On April 16th, we will have a “Greek Olympics” activity in the gym. We would like to celebrate with a Greek feast afterward. Children should come to school dressed like a Greek that day. A white pillowcase (with head and arm holes) tied with a rope works well! Wear sneakers.

  • April 17th: Easter Party at 2:00 in the garden.

  • April 18th: Grandparents’ Day, ½ day, no school on Friday the 19th or Monday the 22nd.