School Supplies: There is a flyer coming home today in your child’s backpack regarding school supplies for the 2019-20 school year. PTO has put together a convenient way to order supplies. The service is optional. Check out the flyer for more information. Deadline to order is June 30th.
Stuffed Animal Day on Monday 04/22: Your first graders have emptied their class gumball machine again and have voted to have a stuffed animal day as a reward for good behavior noticed by others. Students may bring a stuffed animal or doll to school on Monday, 04/22. Stuffed animals/dolls must be small enough to fit in a backpack and each student may bring only one.
Blue Folders: Most of our blue, high frequency/comprehension folders have been coming back and forth to school weekly, but there are a handful that have gone missing. Please check around home and talk to your child about his or her homework, as we still have a lot of work to do before summer break.
Reading and Math Fact Practice: It is important to continue to read nightly with your child. They can read to you, you read to them, or you can take turns reading. It is all good practice. Likewise, please continue to practice addition and subtraction math facts through 20 with your child daily. It is important for first graders to master these facts before second grade. The best way to do that is LOTS of practice. Thank you for all of your hard work practicing at home!
Snack Reminder: Just a reminder that healthy snacks are provided by our classroom families only on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please remember to send your student in with a small snack on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Also, we still have a couple of openings on our snack Sign Up Genius that need to be filled. Please check the link below if you would like to donate a class snack.
Healthy Snack Sign Up
Earth Day: Monday, April 22nd, is Earth Day. To remind us of the importance of taking care of our environment, Mr. Woody’s 5th graders have set up some activities for each day of next week. Participation is encouraged but not required. Please see the note from Mr. Woody I have linked here for you…
Earth Day Mr. Woody
Field Trip Chaperones Requested: We have two field trips remaining for the school year. I would love to have parent volunteers join us. We are limited to the number of chaperones we can take on each trip so please email me by next Wednesday, April 24th, if you are able to chaperone. I will email everyone who responds by Thursday, April 25th, to let you know if we have a space for you. As always, if we have too many interested adults we will have to do a drawing. All adults MUST have an approved Volunteer Consent Application on record with the district before attending any school trips or volunteering with students.
Please note, both trips include a lot of walking and chaperones are expected to ride the bus and manage a small group of students. Here are the field trip dates…
Tuesday, May 7, 2019: Saugatuck Dunes State Park with the Outdoor Discovery Center, 12:15 – 2:15 pm
Monday, May 13, 2019: John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids, 9:15 am – 2:30 pm (bring a lunch)
Have a great weekend and Happy Easter!!