We met our goal of receiving 5 Golden Ticket for awesome classroom behavior and the class voted to have Device Day be our reward. So, tomorrow, Friday, October 21, students may bring a hand held game device to school and I'll allow kids to play theirs for 15 minutes. If you don't have a device or don't want to send one, I'll let them use the school computers or ipads in the classroom.
If you haven't already, you still have time to send some new socks to school that we will donate to the homeless in Cedar Rapids. Thank you if you already have! We hope to get 1000 pairs of socks by the end of October! Right now, we are over 600. Ask your family and friends to help out too...especially those from out of state...as we are trying to get socks from all 50 states.
Fall Festival PartyWe will have our Fall Festival Party next Friday, October 28. It's a 1:00 dismiss that day, so we will party all morning! Well, we will do some academics from 8:10-10:00! At 10:30 we will walk to the Keystone Care Center to parade our costumes for the residents. So children can bring a costume (don't wear it) to school that day and we will change into it for the parade, then have a party with treats and games in our classroom. Please don't send any weapon-type items to school with a costume!
Red Ribbon Week
Below is a link to the purple sheet that came home about Red Ribbon week, which is next week. We won't be doing PJ Day on Friday, due to it being our Fall Festival and we're bringing costumes to wear instead.
Parent Teacher ConferencesFall conferences will be coming up on November 16 and 21. Benton is trying something new this year by having online scheduling. Parents may schedule one time slot per child. Info about how to schedule online will be coming home soon.
Dates on DeckFriday, October 28 1:00 Dismiss and Fall Festival Party
Wednesday, November 2, 12:00 Dismiss
Friday, November 4 Breakfast Buddies 7:30 am
Wednesday, November 16 1:00 Dismiss for Parent Teacher Conferences
Monday, November 21 1:00 Dismiss for Parent Teacher Conferences
November 23-27 No School - Thanksgiving Break