Newsletter: Week 12 of 37

Reading Buddies visiting our room
November 28 - December 2, 2016

   Thanks again to all the parents who helped out with the party before Thanksgiving Break! We had a great time. It was also great to meet with so many families last week as we successfully got through our Student-Led Conferences! I was very proud of my students as a whole. The month of December usually zips by quickly, so let's be sure to work hard the next few weeks and earn the long Christmas Break ahead of us. Make it a great week, everyone!

Person of the Week

Nolan Hammon!

Topics to Talk About at Home   NEW!

*** This is a new section that I will be including in my weekly newsletters. As a father of a kid in elementary school, I have felt like it has been helpful to talk about specific things with him regarding what he is learning. I hope this is helpful to other parents who want to connect with their child deeper than just asking them how their day was and they reply with "Fine." ***

Please remind your child of their goal, which they wrote down during our conference last week. Ask them open-ended questions about what specific steps they'll be taking this week that will help them achieve their goal.

Upcoming Events

  • Nov 29 - Chorale After School Rehearsal (3:05-4:00)
  • Dec 09 - Christmas Concert & Art Show - 5th/6th Grade (7:00)
  • Dec 13 - Band Concert (7:00)
  • Dec 15 - Class Party: Christmas! (2:00-3:00)
  • Dec 15 - End of 1st Trimester
  • Dec 16 to Jan 02 - No School (Christmas Break)
  • Jan 03 - Start of 2nd Trimester
  • Jan 06 - Report cards emailed
  • [more] - click to view My Calendar on Bloomz

Curriculum and Exams

  • Bible - Lesson 5: Joseph | Memory verse: Genesis 50:20
  • Math - Chapter 2
  • Science - Space Unit | Test Thursday
  • Social Studies [Mrs. Proulx] - Mesopotamia Unit | Test Thursday
  • Read Aloud - Treasure of the Hidden Tomb by Tad Hardy
  • Reading - Story of the Week: Miss Alaineus
  • Writing - Daily microwriting
  • Spelling - Unit 6
  • Grammar - Verbs Unit
  • Other - Music Lyrics Quiz #2 Monday

Art Class: Call For Help from Mrs. Bates

Art volunteers needed! The week of December 5th, volunteers are needed to assist with mounting and displaying artwork created by our talented 5th and 6th grade artists. The masterpieces will be on display for family and friends to view the evening of the 5th & 6th Grade December 9th, musical performance. If you are interested and available to give an hour or more starting Monday, 12/5, through Friday, 12/9, please contact Allison Bates at Thank you for your consideration!

Other School-wide Events

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Teacher Contact

Mr. Riedl | | 503-756-3309 |
Mrs. Proulx | visit her website | 503-977-5488 |

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