Newsletter: Week 31 of 37

Demonstrating knowledge on exams
May 1 - 5, 2017

   Congratulations to all of those who worked hard on the Lion King musical! It was such a wonderful performance, and I'm so glad I was able to experience it. In other news regarding Neighborhood House, we will not have any other trips to volunteer this year. Jimmy, the volunteer coordinator, had his last day at Neighborhood House last Friday. He is moving to the east coast, and because of his absence, we will not be able to schedule another time to serve. I am glad we were able to go multiple times earlier this year, though! Make it a great week, everyone!

Person of the Week


Topics to Talk About at Home

On Friday, the students picked topics for their Middle Ages Research Paper! The students are only allowed to check out one book about their topic from the school library, so please discuss ideas for where to find other books (i.e., public library, book store, etc.) in order to research facts and information. More details can be found in the purple info packet, which should be in student binders or accordion folders. Only about half of the students got a parent signature. :-(  Did your child forget to ask you to sign their purple packet???

Upcoming Events

  • May - Neighborhood House trips cancelled :-(
  • May 8-12 - Book Fair
  • May 10 - Progress Reports Emailed
  • May 15-18 - Measuring Academic Progress (MAP)
  • May 19 - Spirit Wear Day! ShoWHCSchooSpirit!  
  • May 25 - Class Party: All Birthdays!
  • May 26 - No School (Teacher Work Day)
  • May 29 - No School (Memorial Day)
  • June 12 - Field Trip: Tigard Bowl & Pizza Caboose (details coming soon)
  • June 13 - Last Day of School! (dismissal at 11:30)
  • June 13 - All-School Picnic! (12:00-3:00)
  • June 16 - Report cards emailed
  • View the Classroom Calendar for more

Curriculum and Exams

  • Bible - Samson | Memory verse: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 | Quiz Friday
  • Math - Chapter 6
  • Science - Energy, Work, and Machines Unit | Test Thursday
  • Social Studies - Middle Ages Unit [view Mrs. Proulx's website for more]
  • Read Aloud - Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
  • Reading - Book Journal Notes due Friday
  • Writing - Middle Ages Research Paper (purple info packet should be stored in student binder/accordion folder)
  • Spelling - Lesson 18
  • Grammar - Adverbs Unit
  • Other - Music Quiz Wednesday
  • View the Classroom Calendar for more

Measuring Academic Progress (MAP)

Spring MAP begins in a few weeks. Just a reminder, MAP is the standardized testing used at West Hills to track student growth as they continually learn more. To ensure results that accurately reflect student knowledge, it is important that each student has plenty of rest, has a good breakfast and lunch, and does not have interruptions (i.e. doctor appointment) during the time of their tests. Let me know if you have any questions about the following schedule for our class:
   - Monday, May 15th, 2:00-3:00pm
   - Tuesday, May 16th, 2:10-3:00pm
   - Wednesday, May 17th, 2:00-3:00pm
   - Thursday, May 18th, 2:10-3:00pm

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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