by Mrs. Godtland December 5, 2016
THE POWER OF YET!
Being Bored Is Good for Kids and Adults. Here's Why.:
From books, arts and sports classes to iPads and television, many parents do everything in their power to entertain and educate their children. But what would happen if children were just left to be bored from time to time? How would it affect their development? Click HERE to read the entire article.
Barnes and Noble Night:
Barnes and Noble Night is next week! Purchases made in the store on December 8 will raise funds for our school and we will have special entertainment from 4-8pm. Our entertainment schedule is as follows:
4pm Choir performance
4:30 pm Kindergarten performance
5pm Mrs. Shane's 2nd grade class performance
5:30pm Mrs. Blake's 2nd grade class performance
6pm "A Charlie Brown Christmas" readers theatre performance by our Drama Club
7pm Bedtime stories with Mrs. Emerson and Mrs. Blake
There will also be a free art activity table, courtesy of Mrs. Hilmen, from 4-7pm. Our gift wrap table volunteers will be happy to package up those Christmas gifts so they are ready to pop under the tree! Please plan on joining us for an evening of fun, festivity and fundraising! If you would like to help with gift wrapping, we are still in need of volunteers - please sign up HERE!
If you are unable to attend the event and would like to support our school with your book purchases, online purchases from 12/8-12/13 count towards our fundraiser when the book fair ID is indicated. To access online purchases, go to Barnes and Noble and select your purchases. On the payment page, scroll to the bottom and add Book Fair ID #12037065 in the Book Fair ID box.
Barnes and Noble, Creekside Town Center, 1256 Galleria Blvd, Roseville, CA 95678
It's Beginning to Look a lot Like the Holidays:
Our first grade classes spent time completing directed drawings of Santa while our kindergarteners learned how to draw and paint Rudolph! Take a look at how cute these Jolly Old St. Nicks and Rudolphs are!
Did you miss the first Mandarin Sales event? It's not too late! Get these a 10 lb bag of mandarins (amazingly tasty) for only $15. Order forms are available HERE or in the office. All orders are due on December 8th and are able to be picked up on December 13th after school. Proceeds from the mandarin sale go to help offset the overnight field trips for 4th - 8th grade.
We want to give a special shout out to Levi P. who sold 29 bags of mandarins to friends and family! Way to help support your school. Levi was recognized by our generous PTO with a school spirit shirt and a $10 gift card to Target.
Last Chance Spirit Wear Sale:
We are clearing out the storage bins and giving you a chance to save a bundle. Come visit the front desk during Conference week and save on past year items as well as vendor sample shirts. The list of sizes will be available and shirts will sell for $5 and a few sweatshirts for $10. Don't miss this opportunity! These make great holiday gifts!
Hot Cocoa and Donut Sales Postponed:
We will be postponing our hot chocolate and donut sales until January.
Middle school students sketched some amazing owls. These are just 2 of many very impressive pieces of art work.
Upcoming INCREDIBLE Events
Dec 5 - School Day
Chess Club, 3pm
Dec 6 - School Day
STEM Club, 3pm
Math Club, 3pm
Dec 7 - School Day
Music & Movement, 3pm
Student Council, 3pm
Dec 8 - School Day
Parkour Club, 3pm
Drama Club, 3pm
Dec 9 - Independent Study Day
STAR Nova, 10am - noon
Dec 12 - School Day
Dec 13 - School Day
Mandarin Order Pick-ups
Dec 14 - School Day
Dec 15 - Minimum Day, noon
Dine Out Day, Krush Burger
Dec 16 - Independent Study Day
"POW"-erful PTO Updates
Any questions? Contact us at email@example.com.
Homework Help for Math:
We are thrilled with our new math curriculum, Eureka Math. It is one of the best aligned and more rigorous programs for students. It is really pushing our growth mindset, but we are seeing some very positive outcomes. We can't wait to analyze the data at the end of trimester 1.
With this shift in rigor, we also realize that this makes it more difficult for parents to support their students at home. We have found a wonderful resource that allows you to choose your student's grade level, the module they are working on, and the lesson number. Then, you can look at sample homework, video taped lessons, and other resources. This resource comes from Oakdale Joint Unified School District. Click HERE to utilize this awesome site!