Thursday, September 10, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015

We had a nice turn-out of about 60 parents for our Parent Partnership Night on Wednesday, September 9.  If you didn't make it and would like more information on any of the sessions, let me know!

Buddy Reading

Your child has been partnered with a buddy from another grade level to share books during Bobcat Time this week!  The kids have enjoyed going into other classrooms and being a partner with someone from another class.  Bobcat Time is from 11:00-11:20 each day when everyone in every classroom will be assigned to a group for some kind of literacy or math lesson.  The groups will be determined by the needs we identify for each student, and groups will vary throughout the year. We are utilizing almost every adult in the building (teachers and associates) to work with students for this 20 minute period.  We are beginning the procedure with Buddy Reading to have the kids get used to moving to another place in the building and working with a different teacher and students from other grades.  Here are a few pictures of Buddy Reading:


Benton Homecoming is next week, and we've decided on some fun dress up days.  Of course, it's always optional!  A note will be coming home about this, and here is a link to the same note:

On Friday, Sept. 18, we will travel to Van Horne to watch the Homecoming Parade and go to the high school gym for the Pep Rally.  We will leave Keystone at 1:00 for the 1:30 parade, and after that walk to the gym.  We'll return to Keystone in time for regular dismissal at 3:15.

Memory Walk

A tradition we have always had at Keystone Elementary is involvement with the Keystone Care Center conducting a fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association and a Memory Walk.  Next week we will be asking kids to bring coins to donate to the cause and we'll present the money raised and go on the Memory Walk on Tuesday, September 22 at 2:00.  We will join residents from the Keystone Care Center who can walk or be pushed in a wheelchair for a walk around Keystone to raise awareness of the disease.  The residents love the interaction with kids and we feel very lucky to be in such close proximity to them!

Dates on Deck:

Wednesday, September 16  1:00 dismiss
Monday, September 21  No School - teachers have Professional Development
Saturday, September 26 - Bobcat DASH
Friday, October 2  Field trip to Bloomsbury Farm

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