To the parents: you’ve done a great job raising nice kids!
To the students: you all make good first impressions!
Please check the blog daily for news, homework, requests, and upcoming events. I try to keep posts brief…I know there are a lot of things competing for your time.
Students: Please finish your “Student Goals” and “Student Questionnaire” you began in class.
Parents: Please fill out the “Introducing Your Child” survey and parent volunteer form. 🙂 Look for more beginning of the year paperwork coming home tomorrow.
Parents AND students this message is for you from our AWESOME PTO! Please read carefully. Our class and our school will benefit greatly from your involvement.
Entertainment Books are on sale again!
For each book sold students will receive a raffle ticket that will be placed in the raffle drawing. Raffle prizes include: A portable DVD Player, Game Stop Gift Cards, Target Gift Cards, 16GB UBS Flash Drives, Book Fair Cash, Spirit Wear Sweatshirts, Railroad Museum Passes and More!
Also, the class that sells the most Entertainment Books will receive a pizza party!!!
At the end of the fundraiser the vendor will provide Ice Age 3 prizes. These prizes include foldable flying disc and pouch (sell 1-2 books); character eye mask (sell 3-4 books); drawstring bag and beach ball (sell 5-9 books); and Skateboard with carrying bag ( sell 10+ books). Prizes keep adding up as you sell!
Students that return their envelopes or unsold book by August 30th for A Track will receive a special treat from the PTO. The vendor will be on campus 30th and at the time we will come through and remove unsold books, process orders, and provide the treats.
Students and parents PLEASE return money or unsold books by no later than Thursday, September 13th.
The morning of Friday, September 14th raffle tickets will be pulled and winners will be announced.
Thursday, August 30 is A track picture day…it’s also a P.E. morning. Solution? We’ll tone down the intensity of physical activity a bit. Please remind students to return picture forms ASAP. They will be handed out tomorrow…Tuesday, August 21.
Please try to obtain school supplies by the end of the week. I’ve got enough writing utensils and sticky notes to loan out for a few days, but I could use your help to outfit your child with some basic supplies. You can find the list of items your child could use by downloading the “6th Grade Survival Guide” HERE.
As an incentive to get students to read the blog and explore it, I will from time to time pose challenges or even “hide” things on pages of the blog…typos…trivia questions…something to pique your curiosity.
So, here is your first challenge! 🙂 All answers must be in written form, using complete sentences and plenty of details. Please, only student summary writing…no computer printouts will be accepted.
Each correct answer will enter you into a lottery for something special at school by the end of the week! Get reading and searching on Google!
Answers are due by no later than this Friday, August 24.
- What’s a “snoot,” and what’s it used for?
- What’s a “slurpasaur,” and where does the term come from?
- What’s a “fake shemp” or a “shemp,” and where does the term come from?
- Who is Alan Smithee?
- What’s a “McGuffin?” What are some examples of this?