Run to Read: Strait from the Heart
Springfield Park will have it’s annual Run2Read event on Friday, April 19 at 8:30am. Please consider sponsoring your child (or even have their Grandparents sponsor) a book for their hard work with running. We ask that students bring in their book (unwrapped) on the morning of the event (April 19) so they can place it in the gift boxes we will have. All the NEW books will be donated to the Children’s Hospital so we can bring joy to those needing the joy of a story. Thank you in advance for being willing to help your child with their quality character and being a wonderful global citizen. Here is a list of suggested books: IF YOU GET AN ERROR MESSAGE CLICK TAKE ME HOME 🙂
Here is the link to check out all the amazing things happening for our first annual Run2Read.
Thank you for helping us to honor our beloved librarian and friend Diane Strait.
TESTING SITE: Check out this SOL prep website! www.solpass.org- This is an awesome website to help kids prepare for the reading and math SOL tests. To login, type in under “school” Buffalo Trail ES. The password is Buffalo. The website gives practice passages and math questions broken down by skill.
Field Day was a success despite the rain! Thanks to all the parents who came out to cheer us on!
The news keeps reminding us that April 15th is fast approaching and today is THE DAY! What is important about April 15? April 15 is important because we only have 10 more days until our 2019 Denim Drive is over. Now is the time to bring in all of the denim items that you have been thinking about donating since January. We are a little over halfway to our goal of collecting 2,000 items. Please ask family and friends if they have any denim items they are ready to part with. Any color and condition are accepted. Remember, Thursday, April 25 is last call for ALL denim. We can keep our title with your help!
Thank you to the families and Park friends who ordered Papa John’s pizza during the month of March. We had our most successful month to date with 158 orders! We are in third place at this point in the competition. If we can maintain, or better yet, exceed this number for the months of April and May, we can hopefully get the biggest slice, $10,000. Imagine all of the wonderful ways we can enhance learning at “The Park”. It is so easy to do. Everyone loves pizza! Go to www.papajohns.com and use the code SPES. Remember, this Friday is a half day. Why not order a pizza for lunch?
IN THE CLASSROOM
Reading: Big Idea: Determining the author’s purpose for writing helps the reader understand the author’s intended message. Strategy Focus: Author’s Purpose Fiction
Math: 3.2 The student will a) name and write fractions and mixed numbers represented by a model; b) represent fractions and mixed numbers with models and symbols; and c) compare fractions having like and unlike denominators, using words and symbols (>, <, =, or ≠), with models.
Congratulations to Kelsey, Jacob, Audrey & Ava for reaching 100% in multiplication & division!
Science: We will begin our unit on Simple Machines. Students will be making a fun and interactive lap book to help them learn these new concepts. It will look something like this when it is complete!
Dates to Remember:
4/19- Half day for students
4/22- No school
4/23- Report cards go home
4/26- Spring Carnival
5/14- Reading SOL (part 1)
5/15- Reading SOL (part 2)
5/21- Math SOL (part 1)
5/22- Math SOL (part 2)
Have a wonderful week!