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Welcome!

 
 
 

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Welcome To Mrs. Cornejo's class!

We are having a terrific first few weeks getting to know each other and sharing our fabulous summer experiences. Your children have adjusted nicely to the school routine, and their eagerness for learning is amazing! It is going to be a wonderful year!
 
 
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I look forward to an INCREDIBLE year with you!

 

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Regular Homework

 

*Read 20 minutes and record. Reading logs are due Friday.
*Practice Spelling words. See Spelling City on the computer. Test on Thursday. 
 

*Math- We are working in our Math Book and using  Xtra Math facts practice on the computer

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Extra Practice with our math concepts can be found online using the ISE under "Things to Do" and Skill Sets found in the "Library", click on the "Lady in the Red Hat." You can find these helpful web based tools on Student Links under "Think Central." The children have been practicing how to access these helpful tools in our computer lab, so they should be able to show you how to log on to the program.

 

Please check over your child’s math homework daily for accuracy and completeness. Studies show students learn better when they are given the opportunity to verbalize the steps taken to solve problems. Please allow your child this golden opportunity each evening when completing the math homework to explain to you their logic on a few select problems. If you notice error, you will be able to catch it quickly before it becomes a habit difficult to break. Some of the concepts may seem tricky, so please know ANY strategy you show your child that works is worth learning and sharing in math class.

 

Xtra Math Fact practice is expected to be completed daily for points. If your child completes facts for 5 days/week they will receive 10 points (A+) for the week, 4 days = 9 points (A-), 3 days = 8 points(B-), 2 days = 7 points(C-), 1 day = 6 points(D-).

 
Reminder:
 
When practicing spelling words, it  helps to break the words down into parts (syllables) and focus on the sounds of each part. Please try out Spelling City. Your child will need to register first before they play. It might be helpful to have them use their regular school username and password:
 
 

Spelling Ideas to try at home:

  •   ABC order: Write your words in alphabetical order.
  •   Word Sort: Sort your words by vowel sounds, patterns, syllables, etc.
  •   Repetition: Write your words 3 times each
  •   Sentences: Write a sentence for each
  • spelling word.
  •   Word Art: Draw a picture and write your
  • words in the picture.
  •   Story time: Write a short story using all
  • your words.
  •   Creative Letters: Write your words by magazine and glue them on a paper.
  • cutting out letters in an old newspaper or
  •   Pyramid: Write your words adding or will be a pyramid shape of words.
  • subtracting one letter at a time. The result
  •   Good Clean Words: Write your words in surface that can be cleaned safely.
  • shaving cream on a counter or some other
  •   Handwriting: Write each word 3 times in
  • your best handwriting.
  •   Cheer your words: Pretend you are a
  • cheerleader and call out your words!
  •   Sound Words: Use a tape recorder and
  • record your words and their spelling. Then listen to your tape, checking to see that you spelled all the words correctly.
  •   Choo-Choo Words: Write the entire list end-to-end as one long word, using different colors of crayon or ink for different words.
  •   Flashwriting: In a darkened room, use a flashlight to draw letters in the air.
  •   Timer: Get a timer. Set it for 3 minutes. See how many times you can write your words before the timer goes off.
  •   Scramble: Have a parent scramble your spelling words. You unscramble them.

Chalk: Write your words outside using sidewalk chalk.

Letters: Write each word as many times as there are letters in the word.

Out loud: Spell your words out loud 2 times to a brother or sister, mom or dad.

Trace Around: Print your spelling words neatly. Take a colored pen and draw an outline around the word, closely following the shapes of the letters. Close your eyes and remember the shape.

Colorful Words: Use two different color pens to write your spelling words. Use one color to write the consonants and the other for the vowels.

Military spelling: Do jumping jacks, as you clap say a letter to spell your words.

Finger Tracing: Use your finger to spell out each of your words one letter at a time on your Mom or Dad‛s back. Then it‛s YOUR turn to feel and spell. Try to guess the word.

Practice Test: Have an adult give you a practice test.

Scratch n' Sniff: Write letters with glue on paper, and then sprinkle with Jell-O. Makes a super scratch n' Sniff when tracing over the letters.

Computer Words: Have your child type their spelling words ten times each on the computer. Use different colors and fonts and print it out!

Words-in-words: Write your word and then write at least 2 words made from each.

Snap and Spell: Snap on each letter, clap when you say the word at the end.

Create an activity: Can you think of a fun way to do your spelling activities? Try it out.

 

 
 

  

 

 

 

 

 

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” Dr. Seuss

 

 
 

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Students will be tested on their spelling words on Thursday. We will introduce words each Monday. Students will practice the words using Spelling City throughout the week. Final test given on Thursday. 


Reading Logs will go home on Fridays and will be due the following Friday. We are expecting students to read for 20 minutes and record three complete sentences summarizing what they read. Please initial each entry. For three complete entries, they will receive a B-. For four complete entries, they will receive an A-. For five complete entries, they will receive an A+. They can choose which nights to read.

The following schedule shows the consistent homework assignments for each day. There may be other assignments given. Please check the agenda daily for specific assignments.  


Monday
Read 20 Minutes and record in reading log.
Math- One lesson plus Xtra Math facts practice

Tuesday
Read 20 Minutes and record in reading log.
Math- One lesson plus Xtra Math facts practice

Wednesday
Read 20 Minutes and record in reading log.
Math- One lesson plus Xtra Math facts practice

Thursday
Read 20 Minutes- Signed reading logs due on Friday.
Math- One lesson plus Xtra Math facts practice
Library book due Friday.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Mid Trimester Ends January 18!

Your child's mid trimester grades are recorded on Power School for your review. The trimester does not end until March 1, 2019, so there is time for your child to raise their grades! I will not send home a paper copy of the Power School grade report because you have access to it on Power School. Please let me know if you need me to print you a "Quick Look Up" paper copy and I will be happy to do so. Thank you!

January 22-25, 2019

Happy Friday afternoon! I hope everyone enjoys the holiday weekend with their families! We will have only four days of school next week, so we will NOT have a spelling word list. 
 
We will read about "Hurricane Hunters" in our REACH magazine on Tuesday.
 
We will have an Art Docent Presentation on Wednesday.
 
We have a lock down drill on Thursday.
 
Students will "Rally Around the Flag" on Friday.
 
The students started testing on factors and multiples using divisibility rules in class today. We will continue testing next week. Our next book 6 introduces fractions! Please take the opportunity to discuss with your child how you use fractions every day when you bake, measure things, or even share slices of pizza! Be creative! Fractions are all around!
 
In Science, we will continue our studies of plants. The weather should be good enough to go outdoors and have your child explore plants, leaves, roots, and discuss photosynthesis! Plants are amazing and they are everywhere!
 
Have a wonderful weekend!
 

A Message from ASPTC President...

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!
 
I hope everyone had a relaxing, fulfilling break.  We had our first meeting of 2019 last week and I wanted to send you all the updates. Please star this email so you can find it easily in the future for your reference.
 
Firstly, I will not be continuing on as President next year, so if you are interested or know someone who may be, please encourage them to reach out to me (Alicia Alonzo). Elections are in April and if we do not have a President, all control and funds will go to the District Parents Club. We will not be able to fundraise next year, which means NO field trips, art docent, garden, technology, teacher support, library funds and much more.  If these are important to you, please think about getting involved.  
 
***Some dates have changed, so please see the attached, updated calendar of events.  
 
There will be no parents night out (aka Casino Night) this year.  Instead, there will be a family Carnival on Saturday, April 27th.  This will be a fun event for the whole family and community.  More details will be sent home as the event gets closer.  If you're interested in being on the planning committee, please let me know.  
 
We now have Spirit Wear available for purchase in case you are new to the school, missed out on ordering earlier in the year or if your child already grew out of theirs.  Please see the attached flier with the details.  
 
Don't forget to purchase your yearbook as well.  You can find the link on the school website under the Parents Tab.  You can also start personalizing your child's pages.  Don't wait until the last minute! 
 
We are in need of a Farm to School Liaison. This is a stipend position through Sierra Harvest that consists of being responsible for the farm cart, monthly tastings and a few more things.  If you're interested please let me know.  
 
I hope all your kids enjoyed shopping for the loved ones at the Mistletoe Mall.  If you're interested in being on the committee for next year, please let me know.  The planning and shopping for next year has already begun and we could use some more help.
 
Pancake Breakfast may have been the best yet in my opinion!  Thank you to all of you who came out and joined the fun!  If you're interested in being on the committee for next year, please let me know so that we make sure to include you.
 
Alicia Alonso
PTC President
(530) 305-3651

January 14 - 18, 2019

Happy Friday, everyone!
We had a fantastic field trip to the Maidu Museum and Historic Park in Roseville on Thursday. The weather was perfect, and the site was AMAZING! Students participated in a fantastic museum tour which included a fun Native American Legend, and they learned a traditional game played by Nisenan children. Who knows... Maybe they would rather play the Nisenan Stave Game instead of video games! (Wishful thinking?) Students observed ancient petroglyphs carved into rock, and experienced authentic face paintings! It was a marvelous trip! Thank you to the parent volunteers who joined us in making the day truly special. And thank you to everyone who contributed their $10 bus donation to send our children! We have an amazing school community. Thank you, everyone!
 
We have been reading about some extremely amazing places found on planet Earth, and we will continue on this theme with an article called, "Climbing to Success." 
 
We are on Spelling words 4.1 this week. The words are entered onto Spelling City and should be ready to begin studying this weekend if you would like to get started!
 
Students are studying "Divisibility Rules" in math, and they are getting really good at it! This concept will help them with long division, and in our upcoming unit on fractions! We completed the mid chapter checkpoint this week, and we will be studying for our final test next week.
 
The class will switch back to science this week with the study of plants! The unit begins with plant growth and adaptations. We will learn about the function of different parts of plants, and about photosynthesis.
 
Mid-Trimester ends on Friday, January 18. Please remember to check your child's grades on Power School regularly monitor their progress. The grades will not be finalized until March 1, with report cards going home on March 8, so there is time to get grades up! This includes grades for citizenship. 
 
Due to the Field trip on Thursday, the Thursday folders did not go home. I will send them home on Thursday, January17th.
 
I look forward to a wonderful week with your amazing students!
 
 

January 7-11, 2019

Welcome back to school! I am hoping everyone enjoyed making special memories with friends and family during the holiday break! The Cornejo family had a beautiful time catching up with friends and family, celebrating two birthdays, two weddings, and the one-year wedding anniversary of our son, Cameron! It is truly the "Most Wonderful Time of the Year!" I am looking forward to hearing back from our students about their amazing experiences over the holiday break!
 
There is NO school on Monday for students, but teachers will meet at the District Office for Professional Development.
 
Tuesday, we will have a regular school day, however our "spelling" will be a continuation of our "Maidu Words" found on Spelling City in preparation of our field trip. There are a total of 8 activities to complete before our trip, and all students began the activities before the break.
 
We will have an Art Docent presentation on Wednesday.
 
We will be taking our Field Trip to the Maidu Museum on Thursday. The sign up genius is filled! I look forward to seeing the parents who volunteered to join us in class at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday morning. I will not collect any homework on Thursday morning. Please send your child to school with a disposable lunch/lunch bag, unless they signed up for a school lunch before we went on break. They should wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the elements since a portion of the trip will be experienced outdoors. As of today, the weather forecast is not showing rain on Thursday! We will keep our fingers crossed!
 
It is going to be a wonderful week! Welcome Back Everyone! Happy 2019!

December 17-21, 2018

December 17-21

This upcoming week is going to be full of fun! The children are so excited! 

This week, we will have spelling activities, but no test this week.  We are learning our Maidu words in preparation for our January field trip. Students will complete a quiz on the Maidu words on Friday, January 11, which is the day after our field trip!

Please watch for the sign up genius for volunteers to join us on our field trip on Thursday, January 10, 2019! Volunteers will need to pay a $10 entrance fee to the museum upon arrival.

We will be reading about Native American Legends this week in our Studies Weekly magazine, and as time allows, we will try writing our own!

We will have homework this week, so please check your child's agenda.

On Tuesday morning, we will be watching the 2nd graders dress rehearsal, and then we are off to the garden after lunch! Please have your child wear shoes appropriate for the garden on Tuesday.

Due to the busy week, our reading groups will be canceled. Reading Groups will resume after the new year.

Please remember to have your child bring a wrapped, new or gently used 4th grade level book to class before Friday for our Secret Santa Book Exchange. We have volunteers who have signed up to send in an extra book just in case you are unable to send one in. Thank you all!!!

After we share our book exchange on Friday morning, we will be watching a holiday movie and enjoying our holiday treats.  Kids are welcome to bring a pillow, blanket, and stuffed animal! Friday is pajama day! So students may come to class in pajamas, too!

 

Friday, December 21 is pajama day.

Friday, December 21 is also a minimum day.  School will be out at 12:00.

Fourth graders need to return permission slips for our Maidu Museum field trip.  If your child is planning on ordering a school lunch, I must know this by Friday, December 21.

Please notice that Monday January 7th is a work day for teachers, but it is not a school day for students.

Thank you so much to everyone who has volunteered to help in our classroom this year! Your support for our students is very much appreciated! Next time you receive a newsletter from me it will be 2019! 

Looking Ahead: 

DECEMBER

Tuesday, December 18, Love and Logic Class at Alta Sierra 5:30-7:30

Friday, December 21, Minimum Day

Saturday, December 22- Sunday January 6th Winter Break, No School

 

JANUARY

Monday, January 7th, Professional Development Day for teachers.  No School For Kids

Tuesday, January 8th PTC meeting in the library 6-7

Thursday, January 10th 4th Grade to the Maidu Indian Museum

Friday, January 18th Mid-Trimester

Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King Day, No School

Friday, January 25th Rally Round the Flag 7:55

 

FEBRUARY

Tuesday, February 5th PTC meeting in the library 6-7

Friday, February 15th President's Day, No School

Monday, February 18th, President's Day, No School

Friday, February, 22nd, Rally Round the Flag 7:55

Thursday, February 28th, Storybook Night 6:00-7:00

 

MARCH

 

APRIL

 

MAY

Thursday, May 23 4th Grade to Coloma

 

JUNE

ASPTC Message regarding Mistletoe Mall...

Parents,
 
Tomorrow is the first day of Mistletoe Mall and it will run through Saturday at the Pancake Breakfast.  Please follow the links below to sign-up to help if you can.  All parent/grandparent/aunt/uncle/etc help is hugely appreciated! I've also included the class schedule below.
 
Mistletoe Mall Sign-Up Genius
*We particularly need help on Thursday and Friday.
 
Pancake Breakfast Sign-Up Genius
*This Saturday, 12/15
 
Class Schedule:
Wednesday, 12/12
8:30-9:00 - Cornejo

December 10-14, 2018

We had another wonderful week! Things are going very well in class! This past week we read in our REACH magazine about the Wonders of our World, called "Passport to Wonder." There are so many amazing places to discover!
 

This upcoming Thursday students will have computer lab time for our third and final test for our second round of MAP testing.  Please make sure your child has a good night's rest and a healthy breakfast to help them prepare for testing on Thursday morning.

We are on spelling week words 3.4. The Spelling City program is ready! Our spelling test will be on Thursday.

We will starting our study guide for the final math test on division. Please continue to monitor your child's homework for understanding of division. We will have the final chapter test on division at the end of the week.

We will be working on holiday projects this week! There is so much to do! Please have your child dress in holiday cheer for a special photo to be taken in our classroom on Tuesday morning. A bright holiday shirt or top, solid red or green, or just nice and clean, will do!

Our classroom party sign up genius was sent out this week. Thank you to everyone who has signed up already! I will be requesting all students to bring in a new or gently used 4th grade level book, wrapped in holiday paper, to pass out during our holiday party. Book gifts do not need a "to" and/or "from" name tag. They will be passed out randomly during a class game. I have extra gift wrapping paper in class, if needed.

We will visit the Mistletoe Mall on Wed., December 12 at 8:30 a.m. Please sign up to volunteer at the Mall on the Sign Up Genius sent by PTC, or let me know and I will sign you up! An information flier went home in the Thursday folder on Dec. 6. It is an exciting event and fun for everyone!  Here is a message from the flier:

"Please help your child fill out a shopping list for their trip. Remember to include family, friends, neighbors, whomever the children want to buy gifts for. All gifts are brand new and priced between 25 cents and $20, so please send money accordingly for your child to purchase their gifts. The gifts will be wrapped and ready for giving. Please keep in mind that there will be 325 students visiting the Mistletoe Mall, and the mall is about gifting for others, not for the students to buy for themselves."

Please continue to have your child read nightly. Even though AR goals are not required in our class, students still need to stay on top of reading and taking AR tests when available for their reading selection.  We have passed out coupons for prizes in the library, and awards will be on display in our classroom for students who earn 10 points or more.  

Thank you so much for all of your help and support!

 Looking Ahead:

DECEMBER

Saturday, December 8th Holiday Free Shopping

Tuesday, December 11, Love and Logic Class at Alta Sierra 5:30-7:30

Wednesday, December 12 Our class visits the Mistletoe Mall at 8:30-9:00 (Volunteers needed!)

Thursday, December 13, NWEA (MAP) testing in computer lab 8:15 a.m.

Saturday, December 15th Pancake Breakfast at Alta Sierra

Tuesday, December 18, Love and Logic Class at Alta Sierra 5:30-7:30

Friday, December 21, Minimum Day

Saturday, December 22- Sunday January 6th Winter Break, No School

JANUARY

Monday, January 7th, Professional Development Day for teachers.  No School For Students

Tuesday, January 8th PTC meeting in the library 6-7

Thursday, January 10th Field trip to the Maidu Indian Museum

Friday, January 18th Mid-Trimester

Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King Day, No School

Thursday, January 24th Storybook Night 6:00

Friday, January 25th Rally Round the Flag 7:55

 

FEBRUARY

Tuesday, February 5th PTC meeting in the library 6-7

Friday, February 15th President's Day, No School

Monday, February 18th, President's Day, No School

Friday, February, 22nd, Rally Round the Flag 7:55

MARCH

APRIL

MAY - Field Trip to Coloma!

JUNE

December 3-7, 2018

It's December already! Time flies when you're having fun! 
 
Things are going very well in class! This past week we read in our REACH magazine about the Great Wall of China and the clay army found in the tomb of ancient Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang Di! About 2,000 years ago, each clay soldier was painted in bright colors. Scientists use computers to show how the soldiers may have looked! These clay soldiers were discovered in 1974. I wonder if any of our students will be inspired to make archeological discoveries of their own one day!
 

This Thursday students will have computer lab time for our second test for our second round of MAP testing.  Please make sure your child has a good night's rest and a healthy breakfast to help them prepare for testing on Thursday morning.

We are on spelling week words 3.3. The Spelling City program is ready! Our spelling test will be on Thursday.

We will have retakes for the mid chapter checkpoint math test on division on Monday. Please continue to monitor your child's homework for understanding of division. We will have the final chapter test on division at the end of the week.

We will continue to work on our California Books this week.

Mrs. Yoho will be joining us for an Art Docent presentation and project on Wednesday!

Continue to have your child read nightly. Even though AR goals are not required in our class, students still need to stay on top of reading and taking AR tests when available for their reading selection.  We have passed out coupons for prizes in the library, and awards will be on display in our classroom for students who earn 10 points or more.  

I will send home information about our holiday celebration soon!

Thank you so much for all of your help and support!

 Looking Ahead:

DECEMBER

Tuesday, December 4th PTC meeting in the library 6-7

Tuesday, December 4, Love and Logic Class at Alta Sierra 5:30-7:30

Thursday, December 6, NWEA (MAP) testing in computer lab 8:15 a.m.

Saturday, December 8th Holiday Free Shopping

Tuesday, December 11, Love and Logic Class at Alta Sierra 5:30-7:30

Wednesday, December 12 Our class visits the Mistletoe Mall at 8:30-9:00 (Volunteers needed!)

Thursday, December 13, NWEA (MAP) testing in computer lab 8:15 a.m.

Saturday, December 15th Pancake Breakfast at Alta Sierra

Tuesday, December 18, Love and Logic Class at Alta Sierra 5:30-7:30

Friday, December 21, Minimum Day

Saturday, December 22- Sunday January 6th Winter Break, No School

JANUARY

Monday, January 7th, Professional Development Day for teachers.  No School For Students

Tuesday, January 8th PTC meeting in the library 6-7

Thursday, January 10th Field trip to the Maidu Indian Museum

Friday, January 18th Mid-Trimester

Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King Day, No School

Thursday, January 24th Storybook Night 6:00

Friday, January 25th Rally Round the Flag 7:55

 

FEBRUARY

Tuesday, February 5th PTC meeting in the library 6-7

Friday, February 15th President's Day, No School

Monday, February 18th, President's Day, No School

Friday, February, 22nd, Rally Round the Flag 7:55

MARCH

APRIL

MAY - Field Trip to Coloma!

JUNE

November 26-30, 2018

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed the extra time off!  It was a very special Thanksgiving for the Cornejo family! I can't wait to hear about your child's special Thanksgiving, too!

We had a wonderful buffet feast on Tuesday.  Thank you so much to everyone for sending in supplies and to the parents who came in and helped!

We have a full week this week and we will get back into our regular academic schedule.

This Thursday students will have computer lab time for our second round of MAP testing.  Please make sure your child has a good night's rest and a healthy breakfast to help them prepare for testing on Thursday morning.

We are on spelling week words 2.3. The Spelling City program is ready! Our spelling test will be on Thursday.

We will have our Math Testing on Division toward the end of the week! Please continue to monitor your child's homework for understanding of division.

We have finished our Science test on Animal Adaptations, and we will work on our California Books this week.

Report card will go home this Thursday.  Even though AR goals are not required in our class, students still need to stay on top of reading and taking AR tests when available for their reading selection.  We have passed out coupons for prizes in the library, and awards will be on display in our classroom for students who earn 10 points or more.  This month "Student of the Month" award will be given for reading, listening with attention, and trustworthiness.

I will send home information about our holiday celebration in the next couple of weeks!

Thank you so much for all of your help and support!

 Looking Ahead:

NOVEMBER

Tuesday, November 27, Love and Logic Class at Alta Sierra 5:30-7:30

DECEMBER

Tuesday, December 4th PTC meeting in the library 6-7

Tuesday, December 4, Love and Logic Class at Alta Sierra 5:30-7:30

Saturday, December 8th Holiday Free Shopping

Tuesday, December 11, Love and Logic Class at Alta Sierra 5:30-7:30

Wednesday, December 12 to Saturday December 15 Mistletoe Mall

Saturday, December 15th Pancake Breakfast at Alta Sierra

Tuesday, December 18, Love and Logic Class at Alta Sierra 5:30-7:30

Friday, December 21, Minimum Day

Saturday, December 22- Sunday January 6th Winter Break, No School

JANUARY

Monday, January 7th, Professional Development Day for teachers.  No School For Students

Tuesday, January 8th PTC meeting in the library 6-7

Thursday, January 10th Field trip to the Maidu Indian Museum

Friday, January 18th Mid-Trimester

Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King Day, No School

Thursday, January 24th Storybook Night 6:00

Friday, January 25th Rally Round the Flag 7:55

 

FEBRUARY

Tuesday, February 5th PTC meeting in the library 6-7

Friday, February 15th President's Day, No School

Monday, February 18th, President's Day, No School

Friday, February, 22nd, Rally Round the Flag 7:55

MARCH

APRIL

MAY - Field Trip to Coloma!

JUNE

November 19-20, 2018

November 19-20

Our first Trimester has ended and it is almost Thanksgiving! There is so much going on during our two days of school before Thanksgiving! Due to the school closure on Friday, our Facts Reward Party has been rescheduled for Monday, November 19th! Congratulations to Carson, Jaylen, Savanna, Jessica, Kiara, Karsten, Tyler, Charlie, Miriam, Valena, Hannah and Iliana! Great job!

We will not have spelling this week.

We will be visiting the garden on Tuesday! Please send your child to school with shoes they feel comfortable to wear for gardening.

Thank you for using the Sign Up Genius for our Thanksgiving celebration! There are still a few more slots to fill. Thank you so much to those of you who have already signed up for items! Our potluck will be during our lunch on Tuesday, so you do not need to send a lunch with your child unless they want to eat something different.  Here is a link to our sign up genius... 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E4EAAA92FA0FB6-thanksgiving

Our Kids Can food drive ends Monday! Anything that you can send in will be appreciated. These are the foods that they say are most needed: Canned meats including tuna, chicken, turkey, ham, stew and chili. They also need  canned vegetables, 
pasta & pasta sauce,
 beans, rice,
 healthy cereals, peanut butter, baby food & baby formula. No glass containers, please! Everything should be in original packaging with the expiration date in tact.

The Tuesday before Thanksgiving, we will be canceling reading groups. We will have no homework on Tuesday night. It would be great if your child continues to read on Monday night.

Thank you so much for all of your help and support! Your children are doing a great job!

Looking Ahead:

NOVEMBERMath fact reward party this day!)

Monday, November 19th, Fact Party for Xtra Math!

Tuesday, November 20, Love and Logic Class at Alta Sierra 5:30-7:30

Wednesday, November 21- Friday, November 23 Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, November 27, Love and Logic Class at Alta Sierra 5:30-7:30

Thursday, November 29th, Trimester 1 Report Cards go Home, Love and Logic Class at Alta Sierra 5:30-7:00

DECEMBER

Tuesday, December 4th PTC meeting in the library 6-7

Tuesday, December 4, Love and Logic Class at Alta Sierra 5:30-7:30

Saturday, December 8th Holiday Free Shopping

Tuesday, December 11, Love and Logic Class at Alta Sierra 5:30-7:30

Wednesday, December 12 to Saturday December 15 Mistletoe Mall

Saturday, December 15th Pancake Breakfast at Alta Sierra

Tuesday, December 18, Love and Logic Class at Alta Sierra 5:30-7:30

Friday, December 21, Minimum Day

Saturday, December 22- Sunday January 6th Winter Break, No School

JANUARY

Monday, January 7th, Professional Development Day for teachers.  No School For Kids

Tuesday, January 8th PTC meeting in the library 6-7

Thursday, January 10th 4th Grade to the Maidu Indian Museum

Friday, January 18th Mid-Trimester

Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King Day, No School

Thursday, January 24th Storybook Night 6:00

Friday, January 25th Rally Round the Flag 7:55

FEBRUARY

Tuesday, February 5th PTC meeting in the library 6-7

Friday, February 15th President's Day, No School

Monday, February 18th, President's Day, No School

Friday, February, 22nd, Rally Round the Flag 7:55

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

Thursday, May 23 4th Grade to Coloma

JUNE

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November 13-16, 2018

We are now looking forward to our Thanksgiving Sandwich Buffet on Tuesday, November 20th! The sign up genius is up and running! Thank you in advance for volunteering to send in supplies and for joining us on this "Day of Thanksgiving" for our children!

Our trimester ends on November 16th. Report cards will go home on Friday, Nov. 30. Please continue to check your child’s grades on Power School. I am very impressed with the growth our students are making! Thank you for supporting me with maintaining high standards in our classroom!

We will not have spelling this week due to the shorter week. Please make sure students continue reading for their Red Reading Folder. It is due on Friday, Nov. 16, and students will still need to read 4 nights if they want to score an A-, 5 for an A+.

We will have our Science Test on Animal Growth and Adaptations on Wednesday. We will read a fascinating Nat/Geo REACH article on "Watching Chimps" this week.

Our Kids Can food drive has begun! Anything that you can send in will be appreciated. These are the foods that they say are most needed: Canned meats including tuna, chicken, turkey, ham, stew and chili. They also need  canned vegetables, 
pasta & pasta sauce,
 beans, rice,
 healthy cereals, peanut butter, baby food & baby formula. No glass containers, please! Everything should be in original packaging with the expiration date in tact.

Thank you so much for all of your help and support! Your children are doing a great job!

Looking Ahead:

NOVEMBER

Monday, November 12th Veteran's Day, no school

Thursday, November 15 Las Katarias Night, 20% of the proceeded go to our school

Thursday, November 15, Love and Logic Class at Alta Sierra 5:30-7:00

Friday, November 16 Minimum Day/ End of Trimester 1 (Meet math fact goal.  Math fact reward party this day!)

Tuesday, November 20 Thanksgiving Classroom Celebration

Wednesday, November 21- Friday, November 23 Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, November 29th, Love and Logic Class at Alta Sierra 5:30-7:00

Friday, November 30th, Trimester 1 Report Cards go Home

 

DECEMBER

Tuesday, December 4th PTC meeting in the library 6-7

Thursday, December 6, Love and Logic Class at Alta Sierra 5:30-7:00

Saturday, December 8th Holiday Free Shopping

Wednesday, December 12 to Saturday December 15 Mistletoe Mall

Thursday, December 13, Love and Logic Class at Alta Sierra 5:30-7:00

Saturday, December 15th Pancake Breakfast at Alta Sierra

Thursday, December 20, Love and Logic Class at Alta Sierra 5:30-7:00

Friday, December 21, Minimum Day

Saturday, December 22- Sunday January 6th Winter Break, No School

 

JANUARY

Monday, January 7th, Professional Development Day for teachers.  No School For Kids

Tuesday, January 8th PTC meeting in the library 6-7

Thursday, January 10th 4th Grade to the Maidu Indian Museum

Friday, January 18th Mid-Trimester

Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King Day, No School

Thursday, January 24th Storybook Night 6:00

Friday, January 25th Rally Round the Flag 7:55

 

FEBRUARY

Tuesday, February 5th PTC meeting in the library 6-7

Friday, February 15th President's Day, No School

Monday, February 18th, President's Day, No School

Friday, February, 22nd, Rally Round the Flag 7:55

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

Thursday, May 23 4th Grade Field Trip to Coloma

Square 1 Art Orders due November 9!!!

The deadline for Square One is rapidly approaching! Don't miss the opportunity to purchase great gifts for your family with your child's art! You can choose from mugs, hot pads, tiles, water bottles, key chains, or art to hang on the wall. The funds raised through this fundraiser help support your child's school! Purchase items at http://www.square1art.com/shop using your child's code, by calling 888.332.3294, or sending your order form in with your child.  DEADLINE is Novemebr 9th! Lost your order form, e-mail susanneyoho@gmail.com to get your code. Thank you! Susie Yoho, Square One Coordinator

 
Thank you everyone!