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PALS patckets

Mrs. Herring and Mrs. Staudenmeier's homerooms were sent home today with PALS packets.  Miss Brobst's class will get theirs Monday.

PALS packs are to encourage parent involvement with their student.  The PALS packet is centered around a reading skill that was just covered in class.  The students should share the pack with a parent or supporter, read and discuss the short activity, and complete the assignment at the end.  This a great conversation starter for those parents that ask how the day went and the child shrugs!  In order for the student to earn credit, the packet needs to be returned, signed by both participants.

The ELA teachers are using the PALS packets to measure the participation of parents with their students academics.  This isn't too time consuming, and many students look forward to sharing with their parents what they learned in class.  

Please support your children and encourage them to complete these packets.  We are always so busy, but it is very rewarding to watch our children share what they know. (I speak from my own parenting experience, and my girls are in college!)

Looking forward to your participation!
Mrs. Herring


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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.

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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.

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Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Herring