January 26, 2015
I’m so glad to be back to school this week. The students and staff have been so kind and have written me lots of cards, notes, and letters. I appreciate each one. It feels great to be a part of such a caring community.
I understand our science fair was a huge success last week, and I’m excited to see pictures of the projects. Thanks, Mr. Barron, for heading that up!
Parent/Teacher conferences are next Monday and Wednesday. A JumpRope report will be given out at conferences, but the report cards won’t come home until March. Our dual immersion teachers will also hold conferences during the school days on Monday and Wednesday in order to have enough time to meet with both classes. Students won’t attend school Thursday or Friday, Feb. 5th and 6th. Enjoy the long weekend!
The Book Fair will be open Monday and Wednesday during conferences times. It will also be open during lunch times all three days that week: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. There are still some times when volunteers are needed to keep the book fair running. If you are available to volunteer at the Book Fair, click on the link below to sign up for a time:
Grown-ups and Goodies will be Tuesday, Feb. 3rd, from 7:30-8:15 am. Come enjoy some breakfast goodies and look at the great books that are available. We appreciate the PTA sponsoring the Book Fair. Proceeds from this book fair will add books to our school library and provide books for students as well.
Dress for the Weather
We have noticed that a few students are not coming prepared with appropriate clothing to be outside for their recess block. We have been enjoying some warmer than usual temperatures for January, but during their morning recess and before school, it’s definitely coat weather—not a jacket. Please gather cold-weather gear the night before so students are ready to enjoy some exercise outside during their recesses.
Turn Your Key, Be Idle Free
We are participating in the Idle Free Awareness campaign. We are asking you to turn off your engine when you are stopped in our school pick up or drop off lane. Look for the reminder signs posted on our property.
Jan. 30th: Student Early Out Day; school dismisses at 1:05
Feb. 2nd and 4th: Parent/Teacher Conferences (Monday and Wednesday evenings)
Book Fair open during these times as well.
Feb. 3rd: Grown-Ups and Goodies; 7:30 AM. Come to the cafeteria and gym to enjoy some breakfast goodies and some great books. The north doors will be open to provide more parking there.
Feb. 4th: Due date to submit School Logo ideas
Feb. 5th: Data Day for teachers, no school for students
Feb. 6th: Compensatory Day, no school for students or teachers
Feb. 9th-12th: SAGE Writing Testing; 3rd-5th grades
Feb. 13th: Valentine’s Day Parties
Feb. 16th: President’s Day, no school
Feb. 20th: Open Enrollment Window closes
SAGE Testing: May 11th-22nd Please plan your spring vacations to allow your 3rd-5th grade students to be at school these two weeks.
Here’s to another GREAT week at Silver Mesa!!!