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Weekly Newsletter (10/23-10/27)
Important Dates: Picture Day is October 24th. Pumpkin Project due Friday October 27th. PTA Donation Fundraiser due by October 30th.
Dear Parents, This week we attended our first field trip of the year to Historic Oakview in Raleigh. Students learned about the historical significance of change over time on a cotton farm. Thank you to all parents who were able to chaperone this fun event. Our EL Literacy program has continued to explore the topic of overcoming learning challenges in countries around the world. This week we covered the countries of Zimbabwe, Finland, and Thailand from a book called "My Library is A Camel." Students are executing close reads with the text, summarizing, and exploring definitions of unknown words based on context, affixes, and dictionaries. In math we completed our quadrilateral unit and students are starting to learn multiplication. Students are learning about local government in social studies and the human body in science. They dissected owl pellets to see examples of a skeleton. Please be aware of the pumpkin project and pay special attention to the calendar pacing guide for assignments concerning the project. Pumpkin assignments are due October 27th (this Friday). Parents are welcome to attend the pumpkin project extravaganza on Monday October 30th from 10:30-11:00 in the media center. Students will display their projects for all to enjoy. Any questions...please e-mail me.
Please see important dates section below for information concerning upcoming events.
Students received their student planners. The cost of those and the scholastic news is $10. Please remit payment to LES as you are able to do so.
A few notes from the PTA: - GoPlaySave coupon book order forms and a sample book have been sent home with all students. If you have any questions, contact us at email@example.com - The Fall schedule for the Healthy Kids Running Series starts this weekend, September 17th. Visit https://runsignup.com/hkrsraleigh for details, and to register. - If you haven't already, register for MemberHub to stay connected to the school community. Visit lespta.com for details. - If you have signed up for MemberHub but are not receiving emails, please check your junk or spam folder, and look for emails there. Be sure to mark them as Not Junk.
-Homework should be turned in on Fridays. It is designed as additional practice to complement topics that we have covered throughout the week. -I appreciate all that are able to turn in paperwork and field trip payments. If you are unable to pay for the field trips, please let me know. -Students will get planners and subscriptions to scholastic news. The cost is $10 and you can make checks payable to Leesville Rd. Elementary.
Monday (10/30)-Day 6, Art Tuesday (10/31)-No School, Teacher Workday
Important Dates: October: 1: Healthy Kids Running Series Race 3 3: Chik-Fil-A Spirit Night 15: Healthy Kids Running Series Race 4 16-30: Giving Campaign Fundraiser 19: Field Trip-Historic Oakview Park 20: Early Release - 1:15 22: Healthy Kids Running Series Race 5 31: Teacher Workday-No School November: 10: Holiday-No School 13-17: Fall Spirit Week 16: Story Time/Workshop/PTA General Meeting 19: Family Night at Triangle Rock Club-6:30 21: Early Release-1:15 22-24: Holidays-No School December: 4-8: Book Fair 6: Field Trip-Mordecai Historic Park 7: Family Night at the Book Fair 21: Early Release-1:15 22-31: Holidays-No School January: 1: Holiday-No School 15: Holiday-No School 22: Teacher Workday-No School February: 9: Early Release-1:15 19: Teacher Workday-No School March: 2: Early Release-1:15 20: Field Trip-Morehead Planetarium 23: Carnival and Silent Auction-5:00 29-30: Teacher Workday and Holiday-No School April: 2-6: Spring Break 16-18: BOGO Book Fair 30: Volunteer Celebration/PTA General Meeting May: 4: Field Day (rain day 5/18) 7-11: Staff Appreciation Week 28: Holiday-No School June: 7: 5th Grade Promotion 8: Last Day of School