Snacks in the Classroom

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This year, each student in Third grade will be responsible for bringing a daily snack in from home to munch on in the morning/afternoon. These snacks are essential to rejuvenate the students’ energy and attention span. This year, it is important that students not only bring healthy snacks, but they also must be NUT FREE SNACKS (All nuts: almonds, pecans, etc.). When packing your student’s snack, please keep in mind the safety of our food allergy friends by choosing a snack off of the following list:

Safe Snack Ideas  (Milk, Egg, and Nut SAFE Snacks)

  • Honey Maid Graham Sticks: Cinnamon and Honey Flavored
  • Teddy Grahams: Cinnamon, Honey, & Chocolate
  • Ritz Dinosaur Crackers
  • Wheat Thins (regular)
  • Saltine Crackers (read label)
  • Most regular pretzels (read label)
  • Most regular potato chips (read label)
  • Most corn chips (read label)
  • Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks and Fruit Rollups
  • Kellogg’s Fruit Streamers and Fruit Twis tables
  • *No baked goods can be sent in from home.

As always, healthy snacks are best:

Raisins, apples, bananas, grapes, melon, carrot sticks, celery sticks, jello, applesauce, peaches, pears, strawberries, blueberries, etc.

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 11.29.04 PMThe best defense against accidental exposure for our allergy students is to always read the label. At the bottom of the ingredients list there is almost always an allergen warning. Ingredients do change, so always read the label even if you’ve checked on a prior purchase. Thank you to all the parents for being so understanding and respectful of our students with food allergies. Thanks for helping us to keep our students healthy and safe!

Birthday Celebrations:  If you would like to celebrate your child’s birthday with a treat, please send non-food items. Consider items like a pencil, eraser, stickers, etc.  Do not send food for birthday treats.  

Summer Celebration Homework

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Summer Celebration

Just in case you misplaced or forgot the homework  assignment from Open House, I thought that I would post the directions for you. 

What you need to do is find something at home that represents something that you did this summer that you would like to share with the class. It can be an object or a picture, you choose. One rule is that it needs to fit into a sandwich size baggie, so get creative. Another rule is that it can only be one object or picture. The last rule is that you need to bring it with you to school on our first day, September 2nd. I can’t wait to see what you bring in. We will be completing a writing activity with this object.

Nice Meeting You!

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Thank you for coming to Open House! I am honored to have so many wonderful parents and students joining me. We are going to have a fantastic year and I am eager to begin this journey with you. Please let me know if you need assistance with anything! Here are a few things to remember:

  • Bring gym shoes on Tuesday (if you haven’t already) & 2 snacks
  • Bring your summer celebration homework
  • We will have homework every Tuesday & Thursday (starting Thursday of the first week)
  • We leave for specials at 8:55 a.m.
  • We eat lunch at 11:30 and have recess after lunch
  • Library starts our 2nd week (Friday afternoon)
  • Please return the forms from the brown envelope that you took from your mailbox

Open House

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We are very excited to start the new school year!  It would be a great idea to bring your school supplies with you to Open House. We have gym on our first day so remember to bring your gym shoes and leave them in your locker. Please join us for our Open House on Wednesday, August 27 @ 6:30 pm for Grades 1-5.

popcornAt all three open houses, we will be collecting donations for POPCORN DAYS.  Each month, parent volunteers provide popcorn to all our students as a special treat.  Popcorn Fridays (one per month) are FAVORITE DAYS in our building.  Popcorn parents are ROCKSTARs!   Your OPEN HOUSE donations allow us to offer popcorn free of charge to ALL students.    Please DONATE.  The container will be in the rotunda.

We would love to have more support for the many activities we offer for students and families during the year.  Please show your support by completing this survey:  PTC SURVEY 2014

First Homework Assignment

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Our summer days are quickly winding down and I am getting very excited to meet you! I would love it if you would decorate one of the composition books from the supply list so that you are ready for our first day together. This composition book is going to be full of treasured  ideas and stories. Your first homework assignment is to…

Decorate The Cover Of Your Writing Journal

What Can I Use to Decorate My Journal Cover?

  • Your name (stickers, letters cut out of magazine, write it on paper and glue it…use your imagination)
  • Pictures from magazines or printed from the computer that tell us about things you like to do
  • Photos of family, friends, pets
  • Stickers or decorative papers
  • Drawings made by you

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