We are hoping you enjoyed your weekend. We had a great time at the Back-to-School BBQ with so many of you!
We hope you've connected with us on SeeSaw and Bloomz in the past week. Please get in touch if you have not been able to connect yet. We're sending out lots of information on the curriculum, specific lessons and more via those two conduits.
In this email, we want to remind you about a couple things.
First, we have parent volunteer training this Thursday at 3:45. You will need to attend if you are planning on driving for field trips this year. If you cannot attend, I will be scheduling an alternate training. Please let me know asap if you'll need to take advantage of this alternate so that we can make plans.
Second, last week, Ms. Alyx and I enjoyed our Parent Night Meeting. If you were able to attend, you know that we shared tons of new information and that we've changed quite a bit this school year. It was also great to connect with you, answer your questions and share some good laughs. If you were unable to make it, we're sorry that you missed it!
We sent Parent Night packets home with your children the next day. Please get in touch if you have any questions.
Third, I am scheduling an IslandWood liaison visit for next week, and I'll be able to share that scheduling information soon.
Fourth, homework. Your child is bringing home Rocket Math every day now. Please be practicing five minutes every day. Spelling words will come home today too. Also, children should be working on their Wordly Wise. This week, they should focus on the Reading Comprehension passage and questions. On Friday, we'll be taking our first Wordly Wise vocab test. We're also introducing Literature Circle this week, and will be embarking upon our new lit circle system. We'll be sending more news about that this week.
In other news, this week we'll be sending home guidelines for an amazing beginning of the year project called "Inside Out." This creative project will happen at home, and then come to school to be shared. It is all about self-esteem, exploration of self, and more. Be on the look-out for the guidelines in the middle of the week.
Nicole and Alyx