A Message from Mrs. Smith (Art Teacher)

Parents and students, Mrs. Smith, our art teacher, has very exciting news to share with all of you and your family members!!  This weekend, Saturday June 8th, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, only a short distance from Short Pump, is a FREE FAMILY FUN DAY FEATURING MALI, the ancient African Country.  All the kids studied about Africa in the art room and this day features, drumming, storytelling, hands-on art making projects the children will love and it is all FREE!!!!  What a great opportunity to see the African collection as well as other parts of the museum. It features art from all over the world, including an amazing Marble Garden from India on the third level, Tiffany Lamps, Faberge Eggs, Contemporary Works of art, Art Deco from France, a mummy in the Egyptian Gallery, beautiful Asian Scrolls and much more!!!!  Mrs. Smith used to work at the museum for many years and she keeps encouraging the kids to visit.  The VMFA is open every day 9-5 in case you want to go on a free family field trip during the summer months.  Enjoy the outdoor sculpture garden as well!

Week of June 3

What are we learning about this week?

Science- STEAM Project

Math- review for Benchmark (6/3-6/4); review

Language Arts –Chocolate Fever novel study

 

Important dates!

Fri., June 7- STEM Night, Cub Celebration

Tues., June 11- Student Holiday, No School

Fri., June 14- Last Day of School, Half Day

Week of May 28

What are we learning about this week?

Science- Animal Research

Math- review for Benchmark (6/3-6/4)

Language Arts –review for Benchmark (5/29-5/30)

 

Important dates!

Fri., May 31- Field Day

Fri., June 7- STEM Night, Cub Celebration

Tues., June 11- Student Holiday, No School

Fri., June 14- Last Day of School, Half Day

Week of May 20

What are we learning about this week?

Social Studies- Famous Americans Research

Science-Plant and Animal Life Cycles-Test Tuesday

Math- Measurement, Test Friday

Language Arts –comprehension of Fiction and Nonfiction texts, final K like in      /k/ week   /ke/ wake    /ck/ click

 

Important dates!

Tues., May 21-Plant and Animal Life Cycle Test

Mon., May 27- Memorial Day- No School

Fri., May 31- Field Day

Fri., June 7- STEM Night, Cub Celebration

Tues., June 11- Student Holiday, No School

Fri., June 14- Last Day of School, Half Day

A HUGE THANK YOU!!

Thank you all so much for thinking of me during Teacher Appreciation Week. Your treats, gifts, and classroom donations were more than I could ever have imagined. Having your students in class is a true joy and gift each and every day that I come to school. I feel honored to have spent this year with your students. The greatest gift any student could ever give a teacher, is to love to learn and strive to achieve. I am so grateful for your generosity and thoughtfulness.

Love, Miss Self

Week of May 13

What are we learning about this week?

Science- Life Cycles, Test Monday

Social Studies- Memorial Day

Math- Measurement

Language Arts –comprehension of Fiction and Nonfiction texts, doubling and e-drop with –ed and -ing

 

Important dates!

Mon., May 27- Memorial Day- No School

Fri., May 31- Field Day

Fri., June 7- STEM Night, Cub Celebration

Tues., June 11- Student Holiday, No School

Fri., June 14- Last Day of School, Half Day

Week of May 6

What are we learning about this week?

Science- Life Cycles

Math- Geometry, Test Friday

Language Arts –Review for HATs, compound words

Important dates!

Mon., May 27- Memorial Day- No School

May 29-30- Reading HATS

Fri., May 31- Field Day

June 3-4-Math HATS

Fri., June 7- STEAM Night, Cub Celebration

Fri., June 14- Last Day of School, Half Day

Week of April 29

What are we learning about this week?

Science- Life Cycles

Math- Geometry

Language Arts –Conflict and Resolution in Fiction, sounds of /ed/

 

Important dates!

Mon., April 29- Metro Richmond Zoo Field Trip  (Bring Bagged lunch, water bottle, and wear class t-shirt)

Mon., May 27- Memorial Day- No School

May 29 & May 30-Reading HATS

Fri., May 31- Field Day

June 3 & June 4- Math HATS

Fri., June 7- STEAM Night, Cub Celebration

Fri., June 14- Last Day of School, Half Day

 

HCPS-Dress Code Reminder

Spring has arrived – plants are growing, kids are spending more time outside, and the temperatures are warming up.  With these changes, what we wear also changes.   Parents – please be mindful of what your child wears to school to ensure that they are in compliance with the HCPS Code of Conduct – Dress Code.  Thanks in advance for adhering to these expectations.

Dress code excerpt below from the HCPS Code of Conduct:

Students may not wear the following items unless otherwise stated:

  • Hoods, hats, face masks, or head coverings of any kind inside school buildings during regular school hours, unless required for religious or medical reasons.
  • The following items on school grounds during regular school hours: bandanas, do-rags, head scarves (with the exception of head garments for religious reasons), hair picks, wave caps, large combs, brushes, and rollers.
  • Sunglasses, unless prescribed by a physician.
  • Dresses, skirts, shorts, athletic shorts, and other similar clothing must reach the tip of the thumb when hands placed at the sides (arms straight with palms flat). When wearing leggings, tights, or similar apparel as an outer garment, tops must also reach the tip of the thumb.
  • Messages on clothing, chains, jewelry, and personal belongings that pertain to drugs, alcohol, tobacco, sex, gangs, vulgarity, or that could cause a substantial disruption to the learning environment.
  • Spiked jewelry, chains, and items which could cause student injury.
  • Beachwear (which includes bathing suits and trunks) and sleepwear.
  • Clothing that reveals undergarments.
  • Cut-off jeans, cut-off sweat pants, or torn, ripped, or slashed clothing that reveals undergarments or body parts excluded by other parts of this code.
  • Bedroom slippers or shoes with wheels, also known as “Heelys.”
  • Clothing that reveals the midriff while sitting or standing.
  • Clothing that is tight, skimpy, or with plunging necklines.
  • Clothing that is see-through, revealing, or resembles undergarments.
  • Tube tops, halter-tops, halter-top dresses, strapless dresses or tops or dresses with spaghetti straps (tops must be at least two inches wide at the shoulder).
  • High heels or flip flops at the elementary level (Elementary students are encouraged to wear athletic shoes or closed toe shoes with a rubber sole and should wear such shoes for Physical Education and recess).

Week of April 23

What are we learning about this week?

Social Studies- Geography- Oceans, Continents/Oceans Test Friday

Math- Money, comparing coins

Language Arts –Conflict and Resolution in Fiction, sounds of /aw/ and /au/

Important dates!

Mon., April 22- Easter Holiday- No School

Tues., April 23- Report cards come home

Fri., April 26- PTA Talent Show, 6-8pm

Mon., April 29- Metro Richmond Zoo Field Trip

Mon., May 27- Memorial Day- No School

Fri., May 31- Field Day

Fri., June 7- STEM Night, Cub Celebration

Fri., June 14- Last Day of School, Half Day