Newsletter: Week 23 of 37

Chapel was a blast!
February 27 - March 3, 2017

   If you were able to join us last week when our class led Chapel, thanks for coming! If you haven't yet seen the video, click here. There are more details below regarding the 2nd Back To School Night (tomorrow!) and Friday's theme for Spirit WeekMake it a great week, everyone!

Person of the Week

Nate Nguyen!

Topics to Talk About at Home

Have you looked at the new Classroom Calendar with your child? Most of the students appreciate having the new calendar in the back of the classroom, but have you looked at it together online? Please click here and discuss with them pros and cons of this additional new way to keep track of assignments, exams, and events.

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 27 - Spirit Week - Monday: PAJAMA DAY!
  • Feb 28 - Spirit Week - Tuesday: SPORTS DAY!
  • Feb 28 - Field Trip: Neighborhood House Group 1 (students in this group listed below) (12:00-1:30)
  • Feb 28 - Lion King After School Rehearsal (3:05-5:00)
  • Mar 01 - Spirit Week - Wednesday: LUMBERJACK DAY!
  • Mar 02 - Spirit Week - Thursday: DISNEY DAY!
  • Mar 03 - Spirit Week - Friday: Mr. Riedl's Class Theme Choice (see below)
  • Mar 07 - Field Trip: Neighborhood House Group 2 (12:00-1:30)
  • Mar 14 - Field Trip: Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals (9:00-1:30)
  • [more] - click to view classroom calendar

Curriculum and Exams

  • Bible - Joshua & Caleb | Memory verse: Joshua 1:7 
  • Math - Chapter 3 | Test Friday
  • Science - Solid Earth Unit
  • Social Studies [Mrs. Proulx] - Ancient Greece Unit
  • Read Aloud - The Cay by Theodore Taylor
  • Reading - Book Groups: A Long Way From Chicago, Holes, or The Magician's Nephew
  • Writing - Persuasive Business Letters (informational packet in binder/accordion folder)
  • Spelling - Lesson 12
  • Grammar - Nouns Mini-Unit
  • Other - Music Sharing slips due 3/14
  • [more] - click to view classroom calendar

2nd Back To School Night is TOMORROW!

Do you remember waaaay back on the first week of school? No? That's okay... I don't expect you to remember. 😉 Well, on Week 1 of 37 we had the first Back To School Night. Wow, that seems like so long ago! On that night, I basically just presented information about myself and my passion for teaching your kids. I didn't explain much about the day-to-day stuff because it was only the first week and I don't think it would have been beneficial to you at that point in time.

Monday night (tomorrow) in my classroom at 7-8pm, you will get the chance to learn more details about your child's day-to-day routines. This 2nd Back To School Night will be a time where I will walk you through several important things that will hopefully help you understand more about what your child is talking about when they tell you about what happened during their day. It will be much more laid back than the first Back To School Night, and I hope we can have a lot more discussion and collaboration as we work together to help your child be successful! I hope to see you there!

Spirit Week!

As you can see in the "Upcoming Events" section above, Spirit Theme Days for Monday through Thursday are listed. However, I have not yet completely decided on a Friday Spirit Theme. The reason for this is because we rushed too fast voting on a theme last week, so I want to sit the class down, talk about it one more time, and then vote again. Stay tuned... we should have it picked by the end of the day Monday.

Neighborhood House Donations for Winter Trips

Half of the class will be going to Neighborhood House again this week on Tuesday, February 28th. I would like us to bring donations with us for the rest of the trips this year, so each student please bring one or two items to donate. These are the students I have selected to go this week: Seth, Ezra, Miles, Addie, Caroline, Grant H, Cole S, Iosea, Char, Meghan, Annika, Ethan, and Daniel. The other half of the class will be going on Tuesday, March 7th. Please remember that the students should wear good shoes to walk in, clothes they don't mind getting dirty, and bring a rain jacket in case it rains on our 15 minute walk to Multnomah Village. Let me know if you have any questions, and click here for more info about donations.

Other School-wide Events

Be sure to read the WHCS Weekly News to learn more about other school-wide events at West Hills Christian School. It is emailed to the entire school regularly on Friday afternoons. Thanks so much!

Teacher Contact

Mr. Riedl | | 971-361-6113 (mobile) |
Mrs. Proulx | visit her website | 503-977-5488 |

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