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Ashland, PA, United States
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! I will try to follow the homework helpline assignments as best I can. As always, there may be some unforseeable events. Please keep in mind we need to have an open line of communication for you the student/parent to have a great year. Looking forward to a great school year!!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Friday May 12, 2017

Friday is dress down, which is also Day 6, gym.

Friday is the last day of the book fair.

Monday we will be having a program on diversity.

Tuesday will be all day chorus.  ONLY students who are involved with chorus are allowed to dress down.  Chorus kids that did not order a lunch must be sure to have theirs from home.

Wednesday is our field trip.  Last minute reminders are being sent home in Friday folders.  Please look over for last minute information.  All students may ride school transportation to and from school that day.  We are boarding busses at 850 so please do NOT be late.  We are pulling out at 9am.

Thursday is our picnic.  Students will be given pizza, Guers iced tea &/or water, snacks, and Rita's Italian ice.  Students may bring a towel to sit on outside.  Wear sunscreen and be mindful of gritters.

Friday we will have the chance to visit the Agriculture Lab; thank you 5th grade.  Also, all school library books are due.

We are still accepting donations for the Healthy Lungs Walk that we did this past week.  We will have a presentation on the 22nd and gift cards will be awarded to the highest donors.


Friday's homework due Monday:  Students must find an object to put into a brown bag (provided) and list 10 adjectives describing the object.  Nothing living, please.  Remember, an adjective describes or modifies nouns.

Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Herring

Friday, May 5, 2017

Friday May 5

Monday the students in 4th grade may wear gym clothes.  We will be walking around the high school track for an hour in the afternoon to benefit the American Lung Association Healthy Lungs.  Students are strongly encouraged to donate at least $1.  Students that raise the most money will receive recognition from the Lung Association later in the month.

Thursday May 11 is book fair, although students may shop at any time through the week.

Friday May 12 is a paid dress down day.

Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Herring

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Week of May 1

Thursday is our swimming reward.  Students must wear dress code clothes and bring their suits with them.  Bring a towel and goggles if you'd like.

Friday is a paid dress down day to benefit the Spartan Games.  Students are encouraged to donate $1.00.

Monday 4th grade will be walking for Healthy Lungs.  Donations are due Monday.  Students may wear gym clothes, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and bring water.

Have a great week!
Mrs. Herring

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Calendar of Events for May

May 1 and 8 school will be extended until 345.

May 1st is all day beginning band practice.  Students need to have a lunch from home if they have not turned in a slip for lunch from the school.  We will walk to the high school.  If it is raining, we will be bussed.

May 2-3 is science PSSAs.

May 4 is April's reward.  We will be walking over to the swimming pool.  Students must have a permission slip on file to participate.  Students also have to meet the requirements set forth on the behavior plan in the handbook.  If they haven't, they will stay back in a 4th grade classroom. Swimmers may bring goggles.  Be sure to have a towel or 2.  Rain date will be May 9th.

May 5 any chaperone going on the field trip and approved by PTO needs to have their money in.

May 8-12 is book fair.  Our day to shop is May 11, but students may shop throughout the week, time permitting.

May 8 4th grade is participating in Laps for Healthy Lungs.  We will be walking around the hs track. Students may wear gym clothes, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat.  Raindate is May 10th.  Students are encouraged to raise funds to help raise awareness.  All donations are due May 8th.  There will be a presentation on May 22 and the top fundraisers will receive recognition from the Healthy Lungs Association.

May 11 PA Wood Mobile is coming to NSE and we will be learning about Pennsylvania history.

May 16th is all day chorus.  Students need to have a lunch from home if they have not turned in a slip for lunch from the school.  We will walk to the high school.  If it is raining, we will be bussed.

May 17th is 4th grade field trip.  Students should wear their NSE PTO red tshirt, bring lunch in disposable containers, money is optional for gift shops.  We will be leaving after announcements and returning for dismissal.  We will be going to Hershey Chocolate World and the PA State Museum. Students not eligible to go should report to school.

May 18th is 4th grade picnic.  Please turn in $1.00 if you haven't done so.  Raindate is May 24th.

May 22nd is Healthy Lungs presentation.

May 26th is NSE Carnival.  Students may wear gym clothes.

May 29th no school.

May 30th Molly Maguire movie at the high school.  We will be walking.  If it rains, we will not go. Permission slip needs to be turned in.

May 31st is last day of school for students and it is a full day.

Have a great month of May!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

April 20, 2017

Students were given their social studies take home test today.  They can use lessons 19, 27, & 28 to complete the test.  The test is due back on Monday, no excuses unless absent.

AR goals are due by April 28.

Social Studies biography bottle buddy is due May 11th.  You have had this since April 11th.  Do not wait until the last minute.

Spelling test tomorrow.

Reading test tomorrow on sequence of events.

We will continue working with pronouns tomorrow.

Math PSSAs will be Tues-Wed-Thurs of next week!

Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Herring

Monday, April 17, 2017

Week of April 17, 2017

Spelling:  Students received their final spelling list today.  It is a cumulative review of previous lessons with the bonus words being words from lessons we haven't covered.  If the student didn't earn an advance or proficient, then they have 3x each, cursive #1-25.  This is different...1-25!!  Test is Friday.

Grammar:  We are discussing subject and object pronouns, demonstrative and reflexive pronouns. We completed workbook pages 261 and 268 today.  Test is Thursday.  The students will list the 4 types and the pronouns that follow each type, as well as identify the different types of pronouns in the sentences.

Reading:  Review page 269 in the workbook.  We will be having a sequence assessment on Friday. There is nothing to study, just be sure you know your time order words and can follow directions.

Social studies bottle buddy is due May 11th.

AR goals need to be met.  Keep reading!

Friday is a dress up day for $1.00.  Information went home last week.

Have a great week!
Mrs. Herring

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thursday April 13

Just a reminder there is NO school tomorrow.  Classes will resume on Monday, Day 7 Art.  Please DO NOT dress for gym.

Also, next week is career week.  We have 1 parent signed up to discuss his career with the class.  If you would like to come in, please get in touch with me and we can set up a day and time.

Have a Happy Easter!
Mrs. Herring