Poetry Cafe

Don’t forget to RSVP to Wednesday’s Poetry Cafe!


We hope to see you there!

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Countdown to Summer Spirit Week

  • Vaca Monday: Wear something from a different place!


  • Weekend Wednesday: Wear your PJs! (no slippers)
  • Tiki Thursday: Wear your favorite summer hat.
  • Beach Day Friday: Wear your favorite beach outfit and flip flops!  (No bathing suits) Bring a beach towel!
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STEAM Night/Cub Celebration

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Field Day

Good afternoon CTES families!

On Friday, May 31st Colonial Trail will be having our Fitness Field Day!  This is a great time for students to engage in fun and fitness!  I am sending this e-mail to ask for volunteers for that day.  There are many jobs available for you to sign up for if you’d like to help out!  Please specify, using sign up genius, which job you would like.  I ask respectfully that if you sign up for a job you stick with that job for the entire time you signed up for.  I very much appreciate your help as this will be an amazing day for the students!  Please use the link below to sign up for a timeslot or feel free to e-mail me at taleclair@henrico.k12.va.us

The lunch coverage slots will be for you to watch a teacher’s class while they get a lunch break. You will be watching them while they are doing their indoor stations.

Thank you so much for considering! The more volunteers we have the more amazing this day will be! Here is the link to sign up.


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Pamplin Park Field Trip DO’s & DONT’S

Pamplin Park Field Trip Monday, April 29th
**Students & chaperones need to arrive at school at 7:15 am!!** ****We have to leave on time to get there for our program start time!!!!****

What Should I Bring?

  • A small backpack for jackets, umbrella, etc.
  • Snacks (2: 1 for the morning and 1 for the afternoon)
  • Water/Drinks (NO SODA!!!)
    *If you have a “G” rated movie you would like to share, we will send it home that day.
  • Money for gift shops
    *Students will be allowed to go to the gift shop during lunch.  They will go with their assigned chaperone. Each child is responsible for keeping up with all items they bring (including money).  No “play” weapons, guns, knives, bow and arrows may be purchased in the gift shop (school rules still apply).

What Should I Wear?

  • All 4th graders should wear their class t-shirt for the trip. Comfortable shoes (There will be lots of walking today)
  • Jacket
  • Hat

    We will be returning to school on time so students will take their normal route home.  If there are any changes in transportation for Monday, April 29th, please send them in on Friday, April 26th,  so we will have that information in advance of the trip. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

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  1. Please report to The Diamond by 5:30pm if you would like to participate in the pre-game parade.
  2. Students’ ticket vouchers will let them into the game, but parents and families will need to purchase a ticket. It is strongly recommended that parents and families purchase a ticket ahead of time at www.squirrelsbaseball.com or by calling 804-359-3866, or through the school fundraiser if applicable.
  3. Pre-Game Parade: Students may walk in a parade with Nutzy & Nutasha around the field before the game. All interested students & parents should line up inside the front gates at the bottom of the main steps by 5:45pm. Flying Squirrels staff will be available for directions and questions.
  4. All tickets are general admission, and no seats are reserved. So, seats will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Our school will try to sit together in Section 204. If there are no seats available in that section, feel free to sit elsewhere in the upper deck.
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GEAC Interest Form2019

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MSIC Summer Opportunities


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Mrs. Lantz’s Fourth Grade News March 25th – 29th

Math –
Students will begin studying Measurement focusing on:
-estimating and measuring length and describe the result in U.S. Customary and metric units
-estimating and measuring weight/mass and describe the result in U.S. Customary and metric units
-given the equivalent measure of one unit, identifying equivalent measures of length, weight/mass, and liquid volume between units within the U.S. Customary system
-solving practical problems that involve length, weight/mass, and liquid volume in U.S. Customary units

**Measurement Test will be after Spring Break*

Students will continue studying Electricity focusing on:
-understanding the difference between conductors and insulators
-identifying different types of circuits; open/closed, series/parallel
-understanding static electricity
-understanding the ability of electrical energy to be transformed into light and motion, and to produce heat
-understanding simple electromagnets and magnetism
-identifying historical contributions in understanding electricity

**Electricity Test Friday, March 29th**

Important Community Events & Reminders:
March 25th-29th            SCA Smencil Fundraiser $1/each
March 26th                      Market Day @ VCU Siegel Center
March 28th                      Young Scientists
March 29th                      1/2 Day; End of 3rd Quarter
April 1st-5th                     Spring Break
April 19th                          1/2 Day Easter Holiday Weekend
April 22nd                        Easter Holiday
April 29th                         Field Trip to Pamplin Park
May 12th                            Recorder Concert 1:45pm

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Yearbook Pictures

Hi Parents,

Our yearbook committee is in UGRENT need of yearbook pictures! There are many classes with NO pictures uploaded! Please choose 6-10 GOOD GROUP pictures and upload them to the ReplayIt App.

If you are unable to upload, please email pictures to debbie.mangiaracina@gmail.com

Again, 6-10 good ones. Group photos are best. These pictures are for your classroom page so we want everyone in your classroom included in their class collage if possible, no individual pictures please!

Please upload these pictures by this weekend. Thank you!
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

Thanks so much,

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