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Weekly Newsletter (12/11-12/15)
Important Dates: -December 15th (12:45-1:30)-Student Ice Cream Party celebrating multiplication -***December 20th-Class Holiday Party & Family History Project Presentation, Family history presentation-12:45-1:30 and class holiday party, 1:30-2:15, Parents are welcome!!!*** -December 21st-Early Release
Dear Parents, December is flying by and soon we will be on holiday break. Please note the important dates above. In our EL Literacy program we are working on our fluency as well as writing a reading contract. Both of these are important skills for all students. For fluency, each student has been assigned a few pages from a book that we have read. They are responsible for practicing these pages, reading them with fluency, expression, and accuracy. Together, we will record students reading their pages in order to create a recording of the entire book. Students have been developing their writing skills by learning how to write a reading contract using an introductory statement, focus statement, making a few points, expanding upon those points in paragraphs, then writing a conclusion. In math students are starting to learn multiplication and division, including algebra and fact families. We have covered arrays, how multiplication is like repeated addition and division is like repeated subtraction. We have also been exposed to some basic algebra substituting symbols or letters for numbers. Boys and girls have learned about fact families and how three numbers relate to each other in multiplicaation and division. Students have started to master their multiplication tables including 0's, 1's, 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, 6's, 7's, 10's, and 11's. Students are learning about the history of Raleigh in social studies and the changes in matter in science including evaporation, freezing, condensation, sublimation. Any questions...please e-mail me.
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: - ATTENTION: If you are registered with MemberHub but are not receiving emails, please remember to check your junk or spam folders and mark emails as "not spam" or "not junk". ALSO - a lot of email programs, especially Hotmail and Yahoo, are notorious for not delivering emails from web based software products (like MemberHub). Please be sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts and list of approved senders. We want emails to reach as many families as possible, to keep you informed of activities and events going on for you and your children. (If you are not registered with MemberHub yet and want to receive information to stay informed and engaged, visit http://les.memberhub.com) - Thank you for your support during the 2017 Building a Stronger Pride Giving Campaign! We are finalizing the totals from both our families and corporate sponsors and will be announcing the total funds raised next week. - Spirit Week is November 13-17! Flyers will be sent home with the theme for each day. On Thursday evening, 11/16, we will celebrate with the Bookworm Pajama Party (grades K-2), Fitness Night (grades 3-5), and for parents - a PTA General Meeting, and Parent Workshop - Growing Your Child's Reading at Home, presented by Sue Davis (IRT and Reaching Coach). Attend the PTA meeting and workshop, and receive free pizza slices for your family! - Mark Your Calendars! ~ Family Night at Triangle Rock Club on Sunday, November 19th, 6:30 pm
Important Dates: 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