Thank you for coming to conferences and bringing your excellent questions about Map testing and other aspects of the school day. I am always here for questions about the education of your children. I enjoyed getting to know each of you better and understanding the educational needs of your children. Please continue to check homework planners, double check written work, read the Achieve stories with your child and practice those addition and subtraction math facts.
The Scholastic book order is due on October 31st. I will send the order electronically on that day and it will take about 2 weeks to arrive at school. The website is scholastic.com/newparent and enter code RQPW4. There are many great books and Lexile levels are listed too, to help you choose good fit books. No checks or cash, please.
The students have an opportunity to collect money for Unicef while they trick or treat this year. Please consider contributing to this 70-year-old organization that raised $177 million dollars last year to support health care, clean water, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more to the world’s most vulnerable children.
Unfortunately no costumes this year for Halloween day. This is an administrative decision. Please have a fun time trick or treating and be safe. I get my first Halloween visit from my grandson this year and I’m very excited.
Please limit the candy in lunches and snacks.
November 1st is a Dress Uniform day for Mass. Please join us at 9:00 in the church if you can.
The annual food drive is beginning on November 1st and runs through November 21st. Please donate canned and boxed food for the needy in our community. No perishables, please.
Grandparent’s and Special Friend’s Day is on Thursday, November 9th at 11:00 to 11:45 in Egan Hall. Please arrange for grandparents or special friends to bring lunches for their child. They can pick up children beginning at 10:40 in the classroom and accompany them across to Egan Hall. In the event that a grandparent or special friend can’t make it, please let me know so that I can seat your child with a buddy from the class.
Native American research is wrapping up and students are creating posters or Power Point presentations to show their knowledge. The due date for the project is November 17th.
The Achieve 3000 program is proving to be a big success with the class. Please have your child complete 1 to 2 articles and activities, steps 1-2-3, each week. We have created a bulletin board in the hallway that shows the students in the Intermediate Department who have achieved 75% or higher on each article. Please come by and check it out.
Last week Miles Castillo Twining visited with my daughter Stephanie and both were a big hit. The students enjoyed the visit very much and hope that they return soon.
Take care and God Bless,
Mrs. Lisa Castillo