January 30 to February 3

Monday, January 30, 2017

Dear Parents,

PTO fund raiser is this Thursday evening at the Prometory on 53rd and Lake Park.  Please join us for some good times for a great cause!

This Friday was to be a planning and preparation day for teachers, but as many of you already know, the Board of Education has declared that it will be a furlough day for teachers.  The result of the 4 furlough days is a 2% cut in pay for teachers.  This is in addition to a pay reduction last year.  We will be meeting at City Hall on Friday to let the mayor and they city know how distructive this is for students and the families we serve.  Please join us if you are able.  More information can be found on the Parents for Teachers web site and at Raise your Hand web site.

This week and next week student will have writing application homework.  We gave last week off for this assignment thinking students would start their research projects.  PLEASE note that the projects are due NO LATER than February 10th.  If you still have questions about the project do not hesitate to ask.  Writing application is due Thursday this week.

Please keep sending snacks, pencils and water bottles.  We go through snacks and pencils farely quickly and each child should have a water bottle with sports lid to stay hidrated.

Home assignments: (Reading logs are due each Monday. Writing assignments are due each Friday.)

Reading minimum 15 minutes daily —weekends too! (log printed on the back of this sheet)

Math sheet–Mon through Thurs


A “Writing Application” project will last all 5 days of the week Monday: Plan (choose from the 2 topics provided) Tuesday Draft, Wednesday revise (make it better) Thursday edit (check for errors) and publish (turn it in to the teacher)…Note: Due Thursday

Writing Application: Note parents may “share the pen” if needed as we start the year and turn it over to more independent writing as we progress.

Choice 1:  Planet Pen PalsPretend you live on another planet.  Write a letter to someone who lives on Earth.  Tell them about what the schools are like on your planet.  Explain what people wear, eat and do for fun at school.

Choice 2: News Story
Pretend you are the first kid to go to the moon.  Write a newspaper story about your trip.