Good afternoon families,
It's a new month, so here are our February updates!
Parent-Teacher Conferences: We have winter conferences on February 2nd and 9th. Please check the time you signed up for to make sure it still works for you. If you need to switch your time, please let me know as soon as possible. Here is the sign-up!
Field Trips: We still need one more chaperone for our February field trip to Tryon creek on February 23rd. If you or a family member is interested in joining us, please sign up here We also need three more chaperones for our April trip!
Valentine's Day: If your child would like to bring valentines for the class, they are more than welcome too. Here are some reminders about valentines at our school:
Battle of the Books: BOB battles will begin on February 20th. To help your child with this at home, you could talk with them about the books they are reading for the battles, ask them questions about the books, download audiobooks, quiz them on the title and author of the book, and encourage reading at home. This is a fun way to help encourage students to read other genres of books, try things out, and read read read!
Family Reading Night: Our annual celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday is coming up! Please join us for Family Reading Night on Thursday, March 1st, starting at 6:30. At 7:30, join us in the cafeteria for birthday cake, the staff vs. student BOB battle, AND a PTA auction.
Please note that folks MUST sign up beforehand, and children MUST be accompanied by an adult in each session. Younger siblings are also welcome (just be sure to sign them up, too!). Sign ups will open next week, so be looking for the announcement.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: During the school day, children may dress as their favorite literary character (some restrictions apply). Teachers will clarify expectations for their class, but your child should 1) bring a copy of the book, 2) be prepared to read a favorite passage out of it, and 3) be able to engage in regular learning and physical activity in their costume. While comic books, Disney books, and graphic novels are great fun to read, we request that your child choose a more "literary" literary character.
Fidgets: I have noticed that more students are bringing fidgets to our classroom. Here are the guidelines for fidgets in our classroom:
-They need to be smaller than the palm of your hand (fit in your hand)
-No fidget spinners or distracting fidgets
-No silly putty, gooey substances, sand, clay, or slime.
-If you bring a fidget, use it for yourself, do not pass it around the room to others.
Thank you for helping students with these rules. It helps us focus on our work!
February 2nd and 9th: Parent Teacher Conferences
February 15th: 6th grade performs Julius Caesar
February 19th: No School, President's Day
February 20th: BOB Battles Begin
February 22nd: All-School Assembly
February 23rd: Field Trip Friday