Friday, January 24th
A new newsletter is posted on my site; please take the time to read it for important information.
Please mark your calendars for 2nd Semester Parent Night on February 13th at 5:30. This meeting is for parents only.
I hope your reading for the Six Flags reading log is going well. If you're reading 20 minutes a night, you'll reach the goal in less than 3 weeks.
Please review proper handwashing procedures at home. Many times the students get soap in one hand and then wash it off without ever rubbing their hands together to kill the germs. Thank you for helping your child practice proper handwashing. This is especially important during flu season.
The Parent Guide to Technology Resources is coming home in a child's Daily Folder today. Please do not remove this paper from your child's folder. This is for you to keep as a reference. MCS Network Portal is your child's login and password to access technology at school. It is important for them to know this login and password. Renplace Home Connect will allow parents to view your child's AR bookshelf and to sign-up to receive an email when your child takes an AR quiz. Successmaker is the online educational program that the district purchased for all students to use. The school district is expecting all students to complete 3 reading and 3 math sessions per week in Succesmaker. The students complete 2 reading sessions and 2 math sessions per week at school. Please allow your child to login to Successmaker to do one session of each at home. Let me know if you have questions.
Thursday, January 16th
Reminder that 100 Special Snack items are due tomorrow. Over the weekend, I will be purchasing any items that have not been sent in to ensure we have everything we need for our wonderful treat. Reminder that the children are encouraged to dress as 100 year olds on Wednesday, January 22nd. I am looking forward to teaching a class full of 100 year olds!
There is a new newsletter. Please click the "Newsletter" page to view. If you are viewing this on a mobile device, click the + next to my name and a list will appear.
Please remember there is no school on Monday, January 20th.
Thank you for taking the time to read the posts and newsletter each week.
Tuesday, January 14th
There is a note coming home in your child's folder today about our class Valentine exchange. I want to encourage you to start early. The students are supposed to write their classmates' names and their own name on the Valentines. If you start soon, you can do a few each night and have them done in no time!
The 100th Day items have started coming in; reminder they are due this Friday.
Donuts with Dad is Friday, January 24th from 7:05-7:35 in the Media Center. If you are new to Columbia, this is a fun and popular event. You will want to arrive early and expect to wait in a line. Your child will enjoy this special time with you. The RSVP form is coming home tomorrow and is due Friday, January 17th, so Columbia's head Watch Dog Dad can order enough donuts.
Practice Folders: A new CVC word sheet comes home every other week. Your child will not have a new CVC sheet tomorrow, please continue to read the CVC sheet from last week.