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• Thursday, March 07th, 2019

• Thursday, February 28th, 2019

• Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Dear Parents:

I hope to see you Thursday night for our Multicultural Night! The students have worked very hard on their Family Crests. They will be displayed in our hallway. The event will be from 630-730 pm.

A few updates:

-All money and permission slips for our trip to St. John’s Church is due Friday!

-Mystery Readers: thank you to the parents who have visited our class this year. If you are interested in stopping by to surprise your child as a Mystery Reader, please let me know a good day and time you are available. All school visitors must have a completed Volunteer Background Check on file in the office. Yes, the kids get very excited for reading at this age too!

Current Curriculum Focus:

Virginia Studies: VS 6:

-explaining why George Washington is called the “Father of Our Country” and James Madison is called the “Father of the Constitution”
-identifying the ideas of George Mason, as expressed in the Virginia Declaration of Rights and Thomas Jefferson as expressed in the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom
-explaining the influence of geography and technological advances on the migration of Virginians into other states and western territories in the first half of the 1800s

Math: Fractions

-compare and order fractions and mixed numbers, with and without models
-represent equivalent fractions
-identify the division statement that represents a fraction, with models and in context
-adding and subtracting fractions, including mixed numbers with like and unlike denominators

Important Community Events & Reminders:
Feb. 21st                          Multicultural Night 6:30-7:30pm
March 1st                        Field Trip to St. John’s Church
March 28th                    Young Scientists
March 29th                     1/2 Day; End of 3rd Quarter
April 1st-5th                   Spring Break
April 22nd                       Easter Holiday
April 29th                        Field Trip to Pamplin Park
May 10th                          Recorder Concert 1:45pm

 

Have a great week, Kelly

• Monday, February 11th, 2019

Happy Monday: here are a few updates for the week:

-Friday: VS 5 Test/Please also review the regions of Virginia. There will be a few questions on the test to review information from the beginning of the year. Students will be asked to bring home their notebook and flashcards nightly to review.

-Valentines’s Day: The students brought home their list of classmates’ names Friday. Sending Valentine’s in is completely optional but if you choose to do so, please send in one for each student in the class.

-Heritage Night Project: We will do this project in class. If you have not returned the form that you completed with your child that chooses the topics for the project, please do so as soon as possible. Some students would like to display pictures with their Family Crest. The pictures will be returned. Thank you for your help with this!

-Benchmark scores were sent home last week. If you have not seen your child’s scores, please ask them for the paper.

-Mid year school pictures were sent home a few weeks ago. Please either return the pictures or money for the sheets you would like to purchase.

-This week we will finish up the Revolutionary War and continue with comparing and simplifying fractions. In Reading, we will begin learning more about prefixes and suffixes as well work on inferencing.

 

Have a great week, Kelly

• Tuesday, February 05th, 2019

The Richmond Flying Squirrels are pleased to announce that the Flying Squirrels Reading Program, “Go Nuts for Reading!” is back for its tenth season! This year’s program, which will run through Wednesday, March 20th 2019, is open to all CTES to participate! After reading 8 books and signing your child’s bookmark, your child will receive a FREE baseball voucher to the 6:35 pm April 18th baseball game. It will be a fun-filled night, beginning with a school parade around the diamond and ending with (fingers crossed) a win for our Flying Squirrels!! Look for more information in the Cub Chronicle and lets “play ball!”

 

• Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Good morning!

A updates for the week:

-Family Life is tomorrow. Information went home a few weeks ago. If you would like for your child to NOT participate, please send in the opt out form. If you do send this in, please let me know so I can lookout for it.

-I will be sending home your child’s benchmark scores this week. Please return the form signed so I know you have seen the scores.

-Homework: I am going to begin sending home the homework for the entire week on Mondays. If you child misses school or forgets to pick it up, they will have time to complete it. The homework is reinforcing what we are doing in school and is important to complete to the best of their ability. Additionally, each student has flashcards in their binder that can reviewed nightly to help with their VS/Science unit. This is the best way to get ahead for any upcoming tests/quizzes.

-Today is the first day of the 3rd nine weeks! This year is flying by and I am so thankful to be able to spend the day with each of your children!

 

Have a great week and please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Kelly

• Thursday, January 24th, 2019

2019 Winter After School Enrichment Classes

 

Classes will begin the week of February 11 and will run through the week of March 18. 

 

If you have a PTA Membership, you will have first “choice” on ASE Classes!! 

 

ASE registration for PTA Membership begins January 22nd – 24th. 

 

Regular ASE registration begins Friday, January 25. 

 

Registration deadline is Monday, February 4, 2019. 

 

Please see link below for more information on classes and to register online. 

 

https://colonialtrailpta.membershiptoolkit.com/ase

• Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Thank you to Anshi’s mom for being our Mystery Reader last week!

• Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Good morning everyone,

Here are a few notes about our week:

-We will be taking our Benchmark Tests this week. Today and tomorrow are Reading and Thursday/Friday is the math test. If your child is not at school for a test, don’t worry-they will get to make it up. These tests are designed to assess their retention of curriculum we have previously learned. It is ideal for me to see where I need to focus our practice around and what I can do to help them master any skills they have missed. I have encouraged them to do their best, but not to stress or worry over them.

-Friday is the last day of the 2nd nine weeks. Any unfinished work must be completed by Friday at dismissal for it to be put into the gradebook.

-Monday, 1/28 is a student holiday.

-1/30-Family Life

 

Have a great week! Kelly

 

• Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Dear Parents,

Here are a few notes for the week:

-Conferences are scheduled for 2/7/19: Here is the link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4DA9A623A57-conferences. Please note there are not enough slots for everyone this day. If I feel a conference is needed, I will email you separately.

-The Planet Projects were amazing! Thank you for your support in getting those completed.

-Upcoming Dates:

1/18: Muffins with Mom

1/21: No School

1/22: Reading Benchmark Part 1

1/23: Reading Benchmark Part 2

1/24: Math Benchmark Part 1

1/25: Math Benchmark Part 2

1/25: End of the second nine weeks

1/28: No School

 

Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great week, Kelly