Please Return Parent Conference Letters

Some Twins (Triplets) from Twin Day

Parent Conferences
Thank you for returning Parent Conference letters.  I have been slotting your requests into our schedule and returning the letter with the date and time circled for your appointment if you are seeing me.

Please check with your child if you think that you should be getting a confirmation of your appointment time.   They may still have it in their binder.  Some students have been forgetting to bring the parent conference letters back to school, so please check with them if you haven’t seen your time confirmed.

Return Spring Portraits Envelopes
Spring portraits are now due back.  Please, if you haven’t done so already, return the payment for the pictures you are buying.  If you are sending cash, please make sure it is for the exact amount, as we do not have change in the classroom or at the office,  If you are not planning to buy all the pictures, just send the picture you don’t want back to school.

 

Biztown
This week we have been learning about banking institutions,  how to make deposits, write and cash checks, and keep a check register.  It has been interesting for our student to think about managing their accounts.  It will be interesting to see how this will translate for them later as they will live in a world where most of these transactions are digital and happen almost invisibly.

I have gotten back permission slips and money for the bus from most of the class, but am still waiting on a few.  Please send the forms back to school ASAP, so we can make our arrangements and get our volunteers in order for the day.   If you are planning to volunteer, please remember that you need to fill out a School Volunteer Application in the office ahead of time, and have a valid TB test on file.

Biztown also has a Biztown Summer Camp  for those of you who might be interested in this summer activity:
file:///Users/Staff/Downloads/SummerCampFlyer2016.pdf

Math
4th graders have started working on Concept 5 about fractions and decimals.  If you have a spare change jar at home, it would be nice practice for your child to count the money and think about how to put the change together to make $1.00.   We are living in a world where students get fewer and fewer opportunities to interact with cash.  Finding ways to practice counting cash can help strengthen students’ understanding of decimals.

5th graders are close to finishing up concept 4 and will have a test on this unit probably next week.  Please have your child practice multiplying, dividing, adding and subtracting fractions.  Have them go over their homework and class papers, and the Pearson unit online.

Reading and Language Arts
Daily reading at home is very important for your child as they are building the synapsis in their brains at this age.  Please make sure that your child is reading for at least 30 minutes at home every day.

Primetime
Primetime Applications for next year have been sent home.  If you think that your child may need the Primetime program, please fill out the form and return to Primetime so you can get in the cue for next year.

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