Shared Snack

Thank you to the Clark Family and the Murray Family for donating snack to the classroom for students to share!

Week of November 12-16

Spelling Words (/cher/ pattern):  voucher, stretcher, bleacher, catcher, butcher, teacher, sketcher, rancher, researcher, preacher

Content Words:  square number, factor pair, prime number, parentheses, composite number

Thanksgiving Family Turkeys are due tomorrow (Tuesday, November 13th).  Families should work together to decorate their turkey and write a paragraph explaining what the steps you followed to make the turkey and what your family is thankful for.  Thank you to the students that have already turned their turkeys in.

Thank you to the families that attended Parent Teacher Conferences last week.  We will continue conferences this Tuesday and Thursday.  Please make sure to come on the scheduled day at the correct time.  Families will receive their child’s report card during conferences.

Students will be taking their Social Studies Unit 2 Test this Friday.  This will be covering everything we have learned about the geography of the United States.  Students will complete activities in class this Monday and Tuesday to help them prepare for the test.

The End of Module test for Module 2 in Math will be next Tuesday about converting metric measurements.

Penny Wars will continue through this Friday.  Continue to send in your pennies/bills to add positive points to our grade and silver coins to deduct from other grades’ points.

Battle Against Hunger begins today through this Friday.  Please bring in any canned goods to donate.  There will be a tally in the lobby of which grades bring in the most canned goods.  The winning grade will receive a pizza party!

As the weather gets colder, please make sure your child comes to school with the appropriate clothes and coats.  Students go outside as long as the temperature with wind chill is above 20 degrees Fahrenheit.  Many students are still coming to school without coats.  If your child is in need of a winter coat, please contact me and I can forward the information to Mrs. Cartier (social worker).

Picture Retakes November 20th from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Penny Wars Day 4

Penny Wars is helping the PTA pay for various items for the school and our students. So far this year we have paid for all of the student planners, a new projector for in the gym for various assemblies, part of the 5th grade camp bus as well as many other things including all of the buses for field trips, 5th grade promotion ceremony and the end of the year picnic. Thank you for supporting the Snow PTA!
Week 1 of Penny Wars is done!  Here are the points so far!
Preschool  +1380 points
Kindergarten  +2498 points
1st Grade  +1847 points
2nd Grade +844 points
3rd Grade  +506 points
4th Grade  -4356 points
5th Grade -2396 points
Staff  -716 points
It is amazing how quickly the lead can change in one day! Penny Wars will be going on all of next week so please continue to bring in your change!
Remember, pennies and bills count as positive points for your grade and put silver coins(nickels, dimes, and quarters) into other grades to give them negative points. Jugs are located in the office.
The winning grade or the staff(if they get out of the negative) will win a catered lunch provided by the PTA as well as gift certificates to Zap Zone and Benihana.

Penny Wars Day 3

Day 3 of Penny Wars is over! Here are the points so far!

  • Preschool  +1,377 points
  • Kindergarten  +2,076 points
  • 1st Grade  +1,181 points
  • 2nd Grade +534 points
  • 3rd Grade  +484 points
  • 4th Grade  +2,916 points
  • 5th Grade -696 points
  • Staff  -411 points

Way to go 4th grade for taking the lead today!

Remember, pennies and bills count as positive points for your grade.  Put silver coins (nickels, dimes, and quarters) into other grades to give them negative points. Jugs are located in the office.

The winning grade or the staff (if they get out of the negative) will win a catered lunch provided by the PTA as well as gift certificates to Zap Zone and Benihana!

The money raised helps PTA support the school including paying for buses for field trips, buying planners for students, helping teachers with supplies and much, much more!

Penny Wars Day 2

Day 2 of Penny Wars is over!! Here are the points so far!
Preschool  +1492 points
Kindergarten  +258 points
1st Grade  +72 points
2nd Grade +1223 points
3rd Grade  +1271 points
4th Grade  +1388 points
5th Grade +5142 points
Staff  -176 points
Way to go 5th grade for taking the lead!!
Remember, pennies and bills count as positive points for your grade and put silver coins(nickels, dimes, and quarters) into other grades to give them negative points. Jugs are located in the office.
The winning grade or the staff(if they get out of the negative) will win a catered lunch provided by the PTA as well as gift certificates to Zap Zone and Benihana!!

Penny Wars

Day 1 of Penny Wars is in the books!! Here are the points so far!
Preschool  +1150 points
Kindergarten  +183 points
1st Grade  +4171 points
2nd Grade -255 points
3rd Grade  +27 points
4th Grade  +84 points
5th Grade +2780
Staff  -170 points
Way to go 1st grade with an early lead!!
Remember, pennies and bills count as positive points for your grade and put silver coins(nickels, dimes, and quarters) into other grades to give them negative points. Jugs are located in the office.
The winning grade or the staff(if they get out of the negative) will win a catered lunch provided by the PTA as well as gift certificates to Zap Zone and Benihana!!

Week of November 5-9

Spelling Words (/er/, /ir/, /ur/ patterns):  serpent, sternly, swirl, blurred, purpose, curve, carpenter, turnip, twirl, curler

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

Reminder that all permission slips and money for our December 6th field trip to Legoland are due on NOVEMBER 20th.  Any parents that want to chaperone MUST have a background check on file in the office.  Background checks are good for 3 years, so please check with Michelle Segerson in the office to see if yours is up to date.  Students are $12.00 and parents are $10.00.

Yearbook order forms are coming home today.  You pay order and pay online at ybpay.lifetouch.com.  Our code is 9918419.  Or you may fill out the order form and send in the payment to school.  All orders must be placed by November 19th.

Penny Wars Starts TODAY!

Instead of a fall fundraising sale, Snow PTA is having a Penny War between the classes.  Each classroom will complete to see who has the most points.  Pennies and bills added to your classroom’s jug will ADD points.  Silver coins – nickels, dimes and quarters – added to a jug SUBTRACT points.  (So put those in with another class.)  Collection jugs will be located outside the office.  The winning class will receive a special prize.

Penny Wars continues through Nov. 16.  We will post periodic updates on the blog and the PTA Facebook page (open to all parents and staff).  Start sending that loose change!

Reminder that there is NO SCHOOL tomorrow (Tuesday 11/6) due to Election Day.

Reminder that Parent Teacher Conferences are this Thursday 11/8, next Tuesday 11/13, and next Thursday 11/15.  Please check your reminder slip or my earlier post on this blog for your correct date and time.  It is important to be on time:)  Report cards will be passed out and discussed at conferences.

Our class will be starting Module 2 (Unit Conversions and Problem Solving with Metric Measurement) in Eureka Math this week.  Please check the blog for posts on Parent Tip Newsletters to help your child at home.

To check your child’s spelling test that we take every Friday, have your child log on to iLearn from a home computer and they can show you their test on the computer/tablet.  Simply go to dearbornschools.org and click on iLearn.  Your child will have to enter their student number and password.  Students also have activities to complete each week for spelling.  They are given time in class, however they can also complete these activities at home.  If the activities are not completed in class by Thursday, students must complete them at home.

Thank you to all of the families that donated items for our Halloween party last week.  It was a huge success!

Happy Halloween

Thank you to all of the families that donated items for our Halloween Party.  Have a safe and fun time trick or treating tonight!