Newsletter Dec. 13, 2010

Wise’s Newsletter

Dec. 13, 2010

Student’ Council’s Spirit Day

Student Council’s first spirit day will be “Pajama Day” this Friday, December 17th!   We trust that these spirit days will not be an interruption to our daily learning.  Instead, they are a means of building school community and our collective sense of place. Your child may wear pajamas all day today! The children may also bring a special stuffed animal or blanket to keep with them this day as well. This will make our reading workshop so much fun!

 

Art Literacy this Wed.!

Our next Art Lit project for the 1st graders is scheduled for Wed 12/15 9:20-10:45.  This next project is really fun. We will be making “glass” sculptures in the style of Dale Chihuly. I think they will make lovely Christmas gifts! I will need as much help as possible since we will be working with hot water and very expensive porcelain paint.

Please let me know if you are able to be there.

Anne Zoormajian

 

Reduce, reuse, recycle

Metro will be putting on an assembly for us at 9:30 on Wed., Dec. 15 about reducing, reusing and recycling. As a “green school”, we do talk about how to help our world to help the animals and plants.  Please, talk to your children about recycling. Make a game out of it over the holidays…How many things can you recycle or reuse in your home, especially with all the boxes, paper and bows that we use at this time of year! You are invited to come to see the assembly.  Right afterwards is Art Literacy and I know we need more help with this special project!  The assembly is in the MPR room.

 

Parent Helpers for January

Please check the schedule on the back!  Again, thank you so much for all you do!  In January, the reading parent helpers will begin doing some spelling work with each student as well as reading.  It’s very important to be here on your scheduled day.  If for some reason you cannot make it, please find someone who can sub for you.  Thank you!

 

 

Word Wall Words

We are going to keep the same word wall words this week as last week. I know that it is an extremely busy time of year and the evenings are rather busy.  Try to do some games with the word wall words and definitely have your child spell them to you when you are driving in the car! Thank you!

 

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Upcoming Dates:

 

Dec. 16:  Winter Party.on Thursday!  11:30-12:25.  Talk to  Ellen Urbani (Elijah’s mom) if you wish to help!

 

 

Dec. 17:  Last day of school before Winter Break!  Spirit day..wear pajamas!

 

Jan. 4:  First day back in 2011

 

 

I hope all of you have a wonderful 2 week holiday!  Be safe and I’ll see you in 2011!

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Angie Wise

 

Newsletter Dec. 6, 2010

Wise’s Newsletter

Dec. 6, 2010

Reading and Homework

Our monthly homework sheet in your child’s folder.  I know we are out of school on Dec. 17 and you may not be able to finish the homework by then.  Please, feel free to keep it at home and work on it over our 2 week vacation.  I also want to remind you that reading with your child daily over the break is the most important thing you can do.  By reading a “just right” book daily, your child gains confidence and the love and joy of reading.  Enjoy your winter holiday and keep reading!

Science

We have been learning about matter in science. We’ve learned that matter is made of gas, liquids, and solids.  Ask your child what they have been learning!

Metro and the “Green Machine”

Metro and PGE came to our school last week to discuss renewable energy.  They taught this in a “play” form.  The kids learned about wind power, solar power, geothermal energy and hydroelectric power.  Talk to your children about renewable energy and remember to reduce, reuse and recycle!

Art Literacy

Our next Art Lit project for the 1st graders is scheduled for Wed 12/15 9:20-10:45.

This next project is really fun. We will be making “glass” sculptures in the style of Dale Chihuly. I think they will make lovely Christmas gifts! I will need as much help as possible since we will be working with hot water and very expensive porcelain paint.

Please let me know if you are able to be there.

Anne Zoormajian

Word Wall Words

Remember to write these words down on your child’s “At home word wall”!  Play the games and do the homework listed on the folder.  Thank you!

 

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WLWV Education Foundation

A new foundation was created and launched today to help fund teaching positions for next year.  If you would like to learn more about this, please go to the Foundation’s website – www.wlwvfoundation.org.  Forms are also available at the school office.

Parent Helpers

For Dec. and the first week in Jan. are in your child’s folder

Blog

1. Type my blog site directly into your browser:

http://blogs.stafps.wlwv.k12.or.us/staff/wisea/

2. Get to it through the school website by going to:

www.stafps.wlwv.k12.or.us    

Then Academics, then classrooms, then find my name under 1st Grade.

Upcoming Dates:

Dec. 16:  Winter Party.  11:30-12:25.  Talk to  Ellen Urbani (Elijah’s mom) if you wish to help!

 

Dec. 17:  Last day of school before Winter Break!

Jan. 4:  First day back in 2011