Week of 1-16

This is just a reminder that final collection of box tops will be Feb 16th.  Please send them in when you can and a huge thanks in advance!

This week Wednesday is a late start.

There is no math club this week on Wednesday.

We will be completing NWEA tests to see the progress from the start of the year.  Encourage your child to take their time and try their hardest! 🙂

Unit 6 Math test on fractions will be Friday.

I will go over this at the camp meeting on Jan. 31 @ 5:30, but here is a head start if you’d like to look it over.

Winter Packing List Camp Wolverine 2018

Enjoy the week!

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Camp Dads Needed

Attention Dads:

We are looking for a few more dads to accompany us to Camp Wolverine, February 12th-14th. The cost is $165 and we need at least one dad to drive. The vehicle must fit 4-5 dads and we will pay for the gas. Please let us know by Thursday, January 18th.  Thanks ahead of time 🙂

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Terrific Opportunity for Girls!

STEM event at UM for girls grades 4-6  

The Females Excelling More in Math Engineering and Science (FEMMES) will be having a winter capstone event on Saturday, February 17th, in which 4th-6th grade girls from the area participate in hands-on activities on the U of M campus meant to spark their enthusiasm and confidence in STEM. The girls hear from an influential female keynote speaker in STEM and take part in a series of workshops put on by University of Michigan students in STEM and their female professors. All activities, including lunch, are completely free for all participants!

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Week of 1/8

Final balance owed for camp is $105.  We reduced the bus cost to $1366.00 with donations.  Cost per student for camp is $175 plus bus cost divided by the number of students attending.  You can send in a check made to DuVall school or cash (In a sealed envelope, labeled with your child’s name) whenever is convenient for you.  Final payment needs to be in by Friday, Jan. 12. 

We will have a final meeting with details on Jan. 31 at 5:30 in room 202.  If you CAN’T make that meeting, your child will get the information stapled together in a packet the following day.  

Math-We began Unit 6 this week.  It’s more fractions, with emphasis on creating equivalent fractions and adding/subtracting with different denominators.

Daily 5-Students are reading biographies for the next couple weeks.  Please ask them who they are reading about and what interesting things they’ve learned.

I hope everyone had a terrific break.  Kids came back enthusiastic and refreshed-Hooray!

Have a great week! 🙂

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Friday, December 22

A GIGANTIC thanks to Mrs. Opalka, Mrs. Morris and Mrs. Redzep for helping with our 3D snowflake making today.  It was no easy task!

Thanks also to the Morris and Hazime families for taking care of Sparky over break.

Finally, thanks to everyone for the wonderful gifts!! 🙂  I feel very lucky and thankful to have the love, kindness and support from you as parents and families!

Students have a small gift they made during the week, remind them of it so it’s not in their folder and you never see it.  Ask them about their “Joy Book”.

Have a wonderful, safe holiday and new year!!

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Thursday, December 21

Don’t forget tomorrow is holiday breakfast!  Please send your child hungry and ready to chow!

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Week of December 18th

Show your school pride with our new online spirit wear store.  There are shirts, sweats, and hats available for purchase!  Please browse the online store at the website:  https://squareup.com/store/duvall-elementary-school?t=merchant-fb

Camp Wolverine: The final balance owed for camp is $105.  We reduced the bus cost to $1366.00 with donations.  Cost per student for camp is $175 plus bus cost divided by the number of students attending.  You can send in a check made to DuVall school or cash (In a sealed envelope, labeled with your child’s name) whenever is convenient for you.  Final payment needs to be in by Friday, Jan. 12.  We will have a final meeting with details the last week of January (Date/time TBD).  

Wednesday is a Late Start day so send send the kiddos to school at 9:35!  Unit 5 Math test is tomorrow too!

Our Holiday Party is Thursday morning so if you haven’t sent in any donations that you plan to, please do so by then. The donation sign up is below. There are just a few slots open. Thank you to those who have already donated!

Holiday Party Sign Up

Friday morning we are making snowflakes and volunteers are needed. If you can volunteer your time, please arrive to school at 9:00 and sign up on the Holiday Party sign Up (at the bottom).

The Gingerbread Houses were a hit! We all had fun constructing them, thank you to all the parents who helped out or donated items, we greatly appreciate your support!

If you aren’t signed up for Mrs Ranka’s blog, you may want to sign up to view photos of science and the Gingerbread Houses.

Spirit Week this Week:

Tuesday: Crazy Sock Day

Wednesday: PJ day (late start)

Thursday: “Ugly” Sweater Day

Friday: Crazy Hat/Headband Day

Have a terrific holiday break and enjoy family and friends!  Be safe too! 🙂

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Camp Cost and DuVall Store

DuVall Families,

Show your school pride with our new online spiritwear store.  There are shirts, sweats, and hats available for purchase!  Please browse the online store at the website:  https://squareup.com/store/duvall-elementary-school?t=merchant-fb 

Pls. don’t forget to send in the gingerbread house making materials tomorrow.  Also, final balance owed for camp is $105.  We reduced the bus cost to $1366.00 with donations.  Cost per student for camp is $175 plus bus cost divided by the number of students attending.  You can send in a check made to DuVall school or cash (In a sealed envelope, labeled with your child’s name) whenever is convenient for you.  Final payment needs to be in by Friday, Jan. 12.  We will have a final meeting with details the last week of January (Date/time TBD).  

Spirit Week Next Week:

Monday: DuVall Day

Tuesday: Crazy Sock Day

Wednesday: PJ day (late start)

Thursday: “Ugly” Sweater Day

Friday: Crazy Hat/Headband Day

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Week of 12/11

This week on Wednesday there is a Buffalo Wild Wings fundraiser for DuVall.  Below is a link to print the page if you lost it since a copy came home with the kids.

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Dates to remember:  Wednesday, Gingerbread building and supplies come in, Fundraiser and Math Club;   Tuesday, Dec. 19 Safety Meeting 8:15; Thursday, Dec. 21 Holiday breakfast; Friday, Dec. 22 Sing along in gym 2:30-3:30 and last day til Jan. 8; Week of Jan. 12-final payment will be due for camp.  I will let you know amount by week’s end. 

Unit 5 math test will be next week.  Fractions like crazy-creating equivalent fractions, adding with different denominators, story problems and rounding decimals to the nearest 10th or 100th.  Have your child practicing on Khan nightly……….15 minutes 🙂

Chilly week ahead, bundle up and stay warm!

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Sign Up Genius Links for Holiday Party and Making of Gingerbread Houses

Each year we have a holiday breakfast and also make “gingerbread houses”.  Below are the 2 sign-ups.  We will be making the gingerbread houses next week on Wednesday so it will be here quick.  Breakfast will be cooked in Mrs. Ranka’s room and then students can sit with friends and eat in either room.  Thanks in advance for signing up to volunteer to help or send in supplies.  The kids always enjoy this so much! 🙂

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4aabae22a46-2017

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A4AABAE22A46-gingerbread1

 

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