• Thursday, January 10th, 2019

We are excited to welcome Catava Burton, HCPS Educational Specialist, to Muffins with Moms, January 18, from 8-8:30am.

In her “Are You Smarter than Your Child’s Smart Phone?” workshop she will share the latest texting

slang, secret apps, and social media tricks.  Information will also be provided on bullying/cyberbullying,

human trafficking, internet safety, and psychological impact of these issues.  Strategies will be provided

to help parents keep their children safe.  Bring your smart phone!

• Monday, January 07th, 2019

Please see the link below for more information on the upcoming Multicultural Night on Feb. 21st. Students chose topics today to write about. They will be asked to draw a picture or bring one from home about their chosen topic.


• Sunday, January 06th, 2019

Dear Parents,

I am looking forward to a 5 day week! We will be busy in the upcoming few weeks getting ready for Heritage night on February 21st. Here are a few important notes:

-This week: Wednesday: Solar System flashcard quiz.  Friday: Planets project is due and we will have a computation test.

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/End of 2nd 9 weeks

1/28:No School

I hope you have a great week, Kelly


• Wednesday, January 02nd, 2019

Thank you Mrs. Hyler, Mrs. Blanks, and Mrs. Kirschner for a WONDERFUL winter party! Here are few pictures:

• Wednesday, January 02nd, 2019

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a relaxing and family filled winter break. I am very excited to see everyone tomorrow. I know the feelings of returning to school are mixed. During dinner at my house tonight, a few of my kids were not very happy, while the others are very excited to return tomorrow. Either way, we will get back into our 4th grade routine in room 214! We will pick up studying our solar system and division units. I look forward to hearing everyone’s stories about winter break! Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you, Kelly

• Monday, December 17th, 2018

Happy Monday,

A few class updates:

-Tuesday: pizza/movie afternoon (your child has information on this)

-Wednesday: Winter Party! Thank you Room Parents for all you do.

-Planet Project: due Jan. 11th-information went home last week about this. Please sign in your child’s agenda so I know you are aware of it.


We will be continuing with practicing division and multiplication. Please encourage your child to practice over our Winter Break.


I wish everyone a safe and relaxing Winter Break! Happy Holidays! Kelly

• Tuesday, December 04th, 2018

There are two things that Mrs. Smith, our art teacher, wanted to share with all of the parents. First, a HUGE THANK YOU to all of the parents who supported the art program at Colonial Trail by purchasing an item from the Square One Art Fundraiser.  The children’s art looked great on the high quality items and you helped to raise over a thousand dollars which will be used to purchase clay, printmaking materials, adaptive tools, glaze, etc. to be used by all the students K-5. Second, over 40 students had their art work selected and hung in the HCPS Central Office display the month of November.  The students brought home the announcement the first of last month.  The art show is now hanging in the school near the office and cafeteria.  Feel free to drop by and see the art exhibit during school hours the month of December.  Thanks again for all of your support of the art program at Colonial Trail!!

• Sunday, December 02nd, 2018

Hi Everyone,


A few updates for the week:


-This week, we will be receiving our set of class laptops so that each student will have their own personal laptop to use at school. While this will be a huge transition, we are very excited to orient them to doing more things online and with the understanding they are working independently on the assigned task. The best part of this is that while students are working on their assignments, I am able to work in small groups with students for remediation, practice, or enrichment. Please encourage your child to be mindful of staying on task when working on the computer. It is very easy to want to navigate to an unassigned website or location. This is also preparing them for middle school when they will have most of their assignments, if not all, on their laptop that will come home with them.


-Tests/Quizzes this week:

Wednesday: we will test on Jamestown (VS 3).

Friday: we will have a quiz on multiplication. This will include 2 digit and 3 digit by 2 digit numbers (ex: 43 x 12 and 540 x 12).


-Winter Break begins Thursday, Dec. 20th. If you know your student will not be here any time before break, please let me know so I can adjust curriculum planning.


Please let me know if you have any questions.


Have a great week! Kelly

• Thursday, November 29th, 2018

• Tuesday, November 27th, 2018