Holiday Party Sign Up

Thank you so much for all of the donations. If you are curious about what we need please click on the link for the Sign Up. It does work! Right now  parents have volunteered to bring these items:

  • Goldfish crackers
  • water
  • pretzels
  • ice cream cones

We still need:

  • green frosting ( or white – I have food coloring)
  • cupcake liners ( paper baking cups)

 

Holiday Sign Up

Thank you for your generosity!

Holiday Party is Here!

Wow, it’s already that time of year! Friday we will be having our Holiday Party. It will be from 2:30-3:15. I am asking that students donate $1-$2 to help cover the cost of the activities. I have some fabulous activities planned, and would love some help. This year the activities include :

  • Fingerprint ornaments          
  • Frosted Christmas tree             
  • Candy Cane Reindeer              
  • Snack/goodie station

These activities are fun and potentially messy! I will also need parents to to help package the projects to take home.

Attached is a form to fill out to sign up to donate. (This one works! I asked for help from the tech department!)

 

 

Holiday Sign Up

 

Thanks for all your help and support!

PS. River Oaks is having a sing-along at 1:45 in the cafeteria with a Staff Ugly Sweater Contest following. Last year I came in 2nd place and I’m hoping to win this year!

 

Legoland Field Trip Tomorrow!

Don’t forget our field trip is tomorrow, Wednesday, December 7!

Please make sure that your child brings a bag lunch tomorrow along with a drink. Please no pop. We don’t want any unfortunate pop explosions.  Please make sure your child’s lunch is well-balanced, such as a sandwich, a piece of fruit or veggies, maybe something crunchy like chips, and one small sweet treat for dessert. We all need something special in our lunch!  And don’t forget napkins or any plastic utensils your child might need like spoons. Please pack everything in disposable bags.

Please be on time for school. We will be leaving as close to 9:00 as possible!

 

See you then! Can’t wait!

Mrs. Fowler’s Week-At-A Peek

Reading

  • Informational text
  • Using Text Features
  • Identifying main idea and supporting details

Spelling

  • Long e vowel pairs
  • ee
  • ea

Writing

  • Informational writing/paragraph
  • Topic sentence
  • 3 details
  • Concluding sentence

Math

  • Adding/subtracting 2 digit numbers
  • Decomposing
  • Base 10 blocks

Science

  • Sources of water
  • Lakes, rivers, oceans, streams, springs, ponds, creeks, groundwater

Social Studies

  • Why do communities form governments?

Important Dates

  • Thursday, December 1 – Picture Retake Day
  • Friday, December 2 – Popcorn sale $0.50/bag. Limit 4.
  • Tuesday, December 6 – @1:00 Shopping at the Holiday Shop.
  • Wednesday, December 7 – Legoland Field trip. Bring a lunch and a drink. Chaperones arrive by 9:00 AM.

 

Legoland Volunteers

WOW! Thank you for the fantastic response. Unfortunately, some of the parents who volunteered did not have the District required Parent Affidavit completed and on file. This is a requirement for all parent volunteers who want to chaperone or work in the classroom. It takes about 2 weeks to process, but once approved the affidavit is good for 3 years. Please see Ms. Debbie or Ms. Fatima in the office if you have any questions.

According to Legoland requirements, I am only allowed 3 additional adults besides myself. The following parents will be our chaperones for this trip:

  • Mrs. Cherine Hassoun
  • Mrs. Ghada Farhat
  • Mrs. Mona Hojeije

Thank you to all the parent volunteers!

Our next field trip will be to the Dearborn Historical Museum May 12, 2017. We will need chaperones for that trip, so mark your calendars and get your Parent Affidavits submitted!

What Time Is It Mr. Fox?

This week we have been working hard telling time on analog clocks (yes, I know, clocks with hands!). We are practicing reading and drawing the hands on a clock to the nearest 5 minutes. Here are some photos of us playing Scoot! Students had to rotate to different stations and answer questions posted around the cafeteria every time I yelled “SCOOT!”img_3659 img_3658 img_3657 img_3655 img_3654 img_3653 img_3652

Legoland! Here we come!

We will be having a field trip to Legoland on December 7, 2016. We will be leaving River Oaks at 9:15 and travelling by school bus. Students and chaperones need to pack a bag lunch including a drink. Please do not send lunch boxes or containers, everything should be disposable so that students do not need to carry any extra belongings. There will not be food available to purchase. We will return to River Oaks at approximately 3:00. Permission slips were sent home yesterday. Legoland requires us to have a head count and all fees paid 2 weeks prior to the trip. All slips and money must be turned in NO LATER than Monday, November 21.  The cost is $5 per student. Chaperones are free. We will need chaperones for this trip, however there is a limited number of spots available. Please be aware that you might not be with your child’s group the entire time due to how Legoland organizes the event. Chaperones are required to ride the school bus with us to Legoland. No other children are allowed to attend.

The students are very excited. Not only will we be learning about science and social studies, but we get to use Legos to solve problems!

Conferences are Coming Up!

Last Friday, November 4, Parent -Teacher Conference invitations were sent home (on goldenrod paper). Please RSVP by completing the bottom slip and returning it to school with your child. If the time on the invitation does not work, please let me know as soon as possible because there are a limited number of spaces available for rescheduling, especially if you are in need of a translator. So far, I have only heard back from 10/20 families. Please let me know immediately if you did not receive an invitation so that I can send one home on Wednesday. The first day of conferences is this Thursday, November 10. Conferences are also held next Wednesday, November 16, and Thursday, November 17. Please look carefully at your invitation and mark your calendars accordingly. Students are welcome at the conferences but not required to attend.

We have a wonderful class with lots of great personalities. I look forward to discussing your child’s academic progress and behavior and addressing any questions or concerns that you have regarding your child.

Wayne County Regional Enhancement Education Millage Proposal

 

School districts in Wayne County have placed a proposal on the November 8th ballot to provide added funding for our schools. It is the “Regional Enhancement Millage Proposal.”

If approved by the entire county, the 2 mil proposal will generate approximately $6.2 million from Dearborn but the District will receive $7.8 million in additional funding for our schools.  Money would go to local schools starting this year and the millage expires after six years.  (more…)

Wayne County Regional Enhancement Education Millage Proposal

 

School districts in Wayne County have placed a proposal on the November 8th ballot to provide added funding for our schools. It is the “Regional Enhancement Millage Proposal.”

If approved by the entire county, the 2 mil proposal will generate approximately $6.2 million from Dearborn but the District will receive $7.8 million in additional funding for our schools.  Money would go to local schools starting this year and the millage expires after six years.  (more…)