Week of November 20-21

No Spelling words this week due to the shortened week.

Reminder that all Weekly Reading Logs are due on MONDAY.  Please make sure your child reads over the Thanksgiving Break.

Students should take the extended weekend to catch up on all Reading Bag assignments.  Non-fiction books will be coming home for the next couple of weeks.

Reminder that there is NO SCHOOL November 22-24 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Reminder that Picture Retake day is tomorrow (Tuesday).

Upcoming Events from the PTA:

  1.  Movie Night is coming!! Mark your calendars for Friday, December 8th! Doors will open at 6pm, baked goods will be sold, Movie will start at 6:15!!
  2.  Holiday Shop will be December 11-13, during schools hours.

Canned Food Drive

Hello, Snow School Community!  We will be participating in a canned food and non-perishable food drive to benefit Gleaner’s Food Bank.  We are collecting items from now until December 20.  If you can help us out it would be greatly appreciated!  Please send in the canned food and non-perishable food items with your Snow School students.  Watch the lobby as our donation grows and grows!  We thank you in advance for helping out those in need in our own community!

Donate to Gleaners TODAY!! Donations are doubled!

HI everyone-
Please help Edsel Ford in our Battle Against Hunger!  We’ve come together this year with Fordson and Dearborn to try and collect 100,000 cans as a district.  Each high school and its feeders are competing to see who can collect the most.
Please help us make this happen. If you donate money today, Gleaners will match it.  $1 = 3 meals!! Every dollar/can counts.  Put this on your school blogs, share it with friends and family. Help us spread the word!
Just click the link below, select Edsel Ford, and select the amount you would like to donate.  Thank you for supporting us and helping hungry families in the local area!
In gratitude

Week of November 13-17

4th grade Spelling words (final /ar/ and /or/):  conductor, harbor, cheddar, odor, narrator, elevator, collar, aviator, grammar, guitar

Content words:  narrative, informational, opinion, drama, scene

5th grade Spelling words (multi-syllabic words vc/cv patterns):  advancement, intersection, excessive, obvious, distance, disgusting, sluggish, argument, determination, fantastic

Content words:  system, asteroid, gravitational, revolution, frequency

Reminder that this Wednesday, November 15th is a LATE START day.  The first bell will ring at 9:35 a.m.

Thank you to the families that already came in last week for Parent Teacher Conferences.  Conferences will continue this Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00-7:00 p.m.  Please arrive on time on the correct day to receive your child’s report card and hear how they are doing in class.

Picture Re-take day is scheduled for November 21st from 9:00-11:00 a.m.  You must return the original pictures taken in order to have a retake.

Please continue to check your child’s Student Planner to make sure they are completing their homework in a timely manner.  All Weekly Reading Logs are due on Monday, and Reading Bags should be going home and coming back to school completed every day.  Check your child’s Reading Response Notebook to see if they are up to date on reading assignments.  Late and missing work will effect your child’s reading grade in class.

This week we will be starting multiplication in 4th grade math and addition and subtraction of decimals in 5th grade math.

4th graders should bring their recorders to school every Wednesday and Friday, while 5th graders should bring their instruments to school on the correct day.  Woodwinds and Brass are every Monday, while Violins and Percussion are every Wednesday.

Reminder that school is closed November 22-24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Week of November 6-10

4th grade Spelling words (words with /cher/):  voucher, stretcher, bleacher, catcher, butcher, teacher, rancher, preacher, marcher, watcher

Content words:  round, estimate, nearest, closer, number line

5th grade Spelling words  (/r/ syllables):  interpret, compartment, temperature, warrior, separate, partnership, factoring, terribly, volunteer, purpose

Content words:  chronological, problem, solution, conduct, structure


4th graders will work with Mr. Stinson every Wednesday and Friday on their recorders starting this week.  Please remember to bring your recorder and book to school every Wednesday and Friday.

Reminder that there is NO school tomorrow (Tuesday, November 7th) due to Election Day.

Please remember to check and sign your child’s Student Planner EVERY night.  This is an important tool of communication so you know what your child’s homework is every night and where important reminders are written down.

The following families have Parent Teacher Conferences this THURSDAY, November 9th:

4:00  Abdu

4:15  Sarah

4:30  Lorenzo

4:45  Arianna

5:00  Tiffany

5:15   Elana

5:30  Peighton

5:45  Larissa

6:00  Matt

6:15  Ahmad

6:30  Xayne

Please be polite and arrive at your scheduled time.  If you are late, you will have to wait until there is an opening in the schedule.  Parents will receive their child’s report card at parent teacher conferences.

Congratulations to the class for filling the Marble Jar.  We will have our first Marble Jar Celebration this Wednesday afternoon.


Parent Teacher Conferences Reminder

Here is a list of the dates/times that people have already signed up for Parent Teacher Conferences.  If you have not signed up, please look at the available dates/times below and email me which slot you would like to sign up for.

Thursday, November 9th

4:00  Abdu

4:15  Sarah

4:30  Lorenzo

4:45  Arianna

5:00  Tiffany

5:15   Elana

5:30  Peighton

5:45  Larissa

6:00  Matt

6:15  Ahmad

6:30  Xayne


Wednesday, November 15th

4:00  Mohammed

4:15  Molly

4:30  Peighton


5:00  Saad


5:30  Ibrahim (dad)

5:45  Aidan

6:00  Ethan

6:15  Sidney

6:30  Dylan


Thursday, November 16th

4:00  Luke


4:30  Camryn

4:45  Samari



5:30 Munira


6:00 Ibrahim (mom)

6:15  Lulu


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Week of October 30-November 3

4th grade Spelling words (/ir/, /er/, /ur/ sounds):  serpent, sternly, swirl, blur, purpose, curve, carpenter, turnip, twirl, curl

Content words:  Upper Peninsula, Dearborn, Michigan, United States, plains

5th grade Spelling words (homophones):  there, their, they’re, hour, our, threw, through, passed, past, weather, whether, which, witch

Content words:  opposite, reference

Spelling Tests in Google Classroom do not allow parents to see what their child spelled incorrectly.  It only allows you to see what their final score is.  As a parent, I know that I like to be able to see what my child got wrong.  Therefore, I will be going back to our original way of taking written spelling tests starting this Friday.  Sometimes technology isn’t the best way of doing things:)

Tomorrow, October 31st is our Halloween Party.  The following families have already signed up on our SignUp Genius to donate food/items:  Khan, Davis, Stratford, Aljahmi, Kerr, Jammoul.  Thank you to these families.  Please do NOT send in any food items unless you are one of the families that signed up.  We will not have time or room in our stomachs to eat anything extra.  If you did not sign up for this party, you will have the opportunity to sign up for future parties.  Your child may bring in goody bags or candy to pass out to the classroom.  Students will NOT be able to deliver treats/candy to other classrooms or teachers.  If you would like to deliver a special treat to another teacher, you will have to do so after school.  Students will be watching a Halloween movie, enjoy our treats, and do a small craft project.  Students are allowed to wear costumes to school.  Please make sure there are no weapons, masks, or excessive face paint.  Students will not be able to change into their costumes at school, so it is important for all students in our class to get dressed in the morning and wear their costumes to school.  I will post a class photo of the students in the costumes at the end of the day.

5th grade Band is every Monday and Wednesday.  Monday is woodwinds at 12:45 (flutes, clarinets, saxophones) and brass at 1:30 (trumpets and trombones).  Wednesday is strings (violins) at 12:45 and percussion (drums) at 1:30.  It is important that your child bring their instrument to school on the correct day.

Reminder that this Friday, November 3rd is a half day of school.  School will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m.

The end of the first marking period is this Friday, November 3rd.  Please make sure your child has turned in all late/missing assignments by Friday morning.  Missing assignments will effect students’ grades on report cards.

Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for November 9th, 15th, and 16th.  Please go back to my previous blog to see what day/time you signed up for.  If you have not signed up yet, please contact me as soon as possible to pick a day and time.   Please make sure to arrive on time on the correct day.  If you arrive late, you will have to wait until there is an opening in my schedule.  Parents will receive their child’s report card and NWEA scores at conferences.

Reminder that Weekly Reading Logs are due EVERY MONDAY!  Students who do not return their logs will be walking the track during outside recess.

Students should be reading and writing every day according to their list of assignments in the Reading Bags.  Many students are not keeping up, and this will effect their grades.  Students should read the assigned pages/chapter each day and choose a written response to write in their response notebooks.  The written responses should vary from day to day and should average 1/2 page each.  Some students are choosing the same activity every day and some are only writing one sentence.  Please check your child’s Reading Bag and response notebook to make sure they are completing their work and following directions.

Parents should be checking their child’s Student Planner on a daily basis and signed the planner every day.  Many families are doing a great job, while others have not had a parent signature in weeks.  This is an important tool for communication and is a responsibility of every child in class.