Parent Notes

Congratulations and Welcome Back!

August 31, 2010

Dear Room 18 Students and Families, Congratulations to all students in Room 18 for doing so well on the STAR test. Our class once again contained two students who scored a perfect 600 on the Math section of last year’s STAR test! Congratulations to you and everyone on working hard last year! I am here […]

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Thursday Night: Room 18’s Recycling Night and Potluck

May 12, 2010

You Are Invited to Room 18’s Recycling Night! When: Thursday, May 13, 2010 Where: Pioneer Cafeteria Time: 5:45 – 7:30 What to Bring?: We are having a Potluck (like at Back-to-School Night), please bring some food and/drinks to share with others! Who Can Come?: Everyone in your family Why: Students in Room 18 have been […]

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Spring Break 2010

April 2, 2010

Dear Parents and Students, Please enjoy your time off with friends, family, and fun! After we get back we have a couple of very busy weeks getting reading for the STAR test and our trip to Sacramento. I have received money from all but 12 of you. If you can bring your money and permission […]

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IMPORTANT: Sacramento Update

April 1, 2010

Dear Parents, Due to the short notice, Amtrak must have a complete passenger list by Friday afternoon at 3:00 pm. Therefore, if you are interested in being a chaperone for our Sacramento field trip, you MUST inform me by tomorrow, Friday, April 2. You can call, email, or send a note with your child. If […]

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Class Updates

March 31, 2010

Here are a few quick updates for our classroom: We had a great field trip to Coyote Hills today thanks to all the parent volunteers! The upcoming field trip to Sacramento is on Tuesday, April 20th. I will accept payment starting today. If you are paying by check please make your check out to Pioneer […]

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4th Grade Sacramento Field Trip

March 30, 2010

Our class will be taking the train to Sacramento for our 4th Grade Field Trip on Tuesday, April 20th. Here are the field trip basics: Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 Time: 6:45 AM – 6:15 PM Donation: $25, which includes round-trip train fare to Sacramento, T-shirt and a day of engaging activities. Every child will go […]

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Drinking Water Linked to Higher Test Scores.

March 15, 2010
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Quoting from a news article from NYDailyNews.com: Researchers at the University of East London examined what effect drinking water had on the performance of five dozen girls and boys between the ages of seven and nine. The research journal Appetite reported that half the kids drank a 250 ml glass of water (approximately 1 cup) and […]

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Homework Club

February 10, 2010

Dear Parents, Starting Thursday, February 17th I will be holding a Homework Club every Thursday from 2:15 – 3:00.  Homework Club is a place for some (1) students to have a quiet place to work on homework and other classroom projects and (2) for selected students to receive additional help with the intense academic content […]

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New Student Work Gallery

February 9, 2010

At the top of the website there is a new link to our new Student Work Gallery. This page will offer examples and samples of student work. These samples can help students improve their work and take it to the next level. Let these examples be your guide.

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Student RRL Example

February 9, 2010

Here is an example of a well-written RRL. As I find other excellent examples, I will post them to our new Student Work Gallery. This new page on our website will highlight some of the best student work coming out of Room 18. These examples can be used to guide everyone in their pursuit of […]

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