Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A Visit from Benton County Naturalists
We are lucky to get occasional visits from Karen and Aaron, Benton County Naturalists.  Yesterday, they brought animal furs to share.  We learned about the animals, their habitats, and got to touch each fur!  Ask your child which one they liked the best!

Goal Setting Review
I've been meeting individually with students to review the goals they set for the end of the year.  Most goals involve reading levels, fluency, comprehension, math facts, and writing.  April will be a crucial month for reaching these goals, because in May kids starting winding down and lose focus!

We're completing our unit on Geometry and will soon be starting the next topic, Counting Coins.  Watch for the Geometry test to come home so you can see how your child has done.  Many of the standards we covered were not for mastery in second grade, just for exposure.  If your child doesn't know the value of each coin, it would help them if you could do some practice at home to remember the value and be able to count coins.  

Dates on Deck
Tuesday, April 5  PTO Meeting in Norway 6:30
Wednesday, April 6  1:00 dismiss
Wednesday, April 20  1:00 dismiss
Friday, April 29  Breakfast Buddies

Sunday, March 27, 2016

**Spring Pictures are tomorrow, Monday, March 28!**

Dates on Deck:
Tuesday, April 5 PTO meeting at Norway 6:30
Wednesday, April 6  1:00 dismiss
Wednesday, April 20  1:00 dismiss
Friday, April 29  Breakfast Buddies
Wednesday, May 4  1:00 dismiss

Monday, March 21, 2016

PTO Blog
If you'd like information about PTO happenings, here's a link to their blog:

Fund Raiser Pick Up
If you ordered items from our fundraiser which ended a few weeks ago, please plan to pick up your items at school this Wednesday, March 23 between 2:00 and 6:00.  If you're order was a small one, perhaps your child can bring it home with them.

Dates on Deck:
Wednesday, March 23  Fund Raiser pick up 2:00-6:00
Thursday, March 24 1:00 dismiss
Friday, March 25  No School
Monday, March 28  Spring Pictures
Tuesday, April 5  PTO meeting at Norway 6:30
Wednesday, April 6  1:00 Dismiss
Wednesday, April 20  1:00 Dismiss
Friday, April 29  Breakfast Buddies
Wednesday, May 4  1:00 Dismiss

Monday, March 7, 2016

Read Across America Day & Dr. Seuss' Birthday
Last week we celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday by decorating our door as the book Fox in Socks.  Mr. Junge came to our room and read the book Oh, the Places You'll Go to us!  

On Thursday, we all had a good time reading and feeding for Read Across America Day!  Several kids dressed up as a character from a children's book, and we had our picture taken with The Cat in the Hat!

Parent Teacher Conferences
I currently gave 13 of 26 families signed up for conferences next Monday or Tuesday.  If you haven't called the school yet, there's still time!  442-3221

**BCPTO fundraiser orders and money are due tomorrow, Monday, March 7

Dates on Deck
Wednesday, March 9  1:00 dismiss (end of elementary 2nd trimester)
Friday, March 11  Report cards sent home
Monday, March 14 & Tuesday, March 15  Parent Teacher Conferences
Tuesday, March 15  1:00 dismiss for conferences
Wednesday, March 16  Spring Break begins
Thursday, March 24  1:00 dismiss (end of middle/high school 3rd quarter)
Friday, March 25  No School - Good Friday
Monday, March 28  Spring Pictures
Friday, April 1  3 Screens Assembly sponsored by PTO
Wednesday, April 6  1:00 Dismiss