Newsletter 11-06-16

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Newsletter 11-06-16

I have added information from the Principals Newsletter to my own Newsletter this week.

Canned Food Drive

The 2016 VCS Canned Food Drive will take place from November 7-16. The Food Drive will be a campus-wide, K-12 effort.

 

Elementary Classes (Grades K-6) are being asked to collect non-perishable food items. These must be manufacturer canned or boxed foods. We cannot accept any home-canned, home-baked, opened, or expired items.

 

Each donated item will count as a point for the student’s classroom. A popcorn party will be awarded to the K-3 class with the most points and the 4-6 class with the most points. Student Government is asking that each classroom teacher keep track of their class points.

 

EVERY DAY COUNTS CAMPAIGN:

All students attending school every single day from 9/1/2016 – 11/4/2016 will receive two tickets for a drawing for a Chrome Book. Every student who attends every day but one from 9/1/2016-11/4/2016 will receive one ticket for a drawing for a Chrome Book.

 Each of the following grade spans will have a drawing for a Chromebook:  K-2nd grade; 3rd-5th grade; 6th -8th grade; 9th-12th grade

 

 

Reading Calendar

 

Please have your child read for 20 minutes Monday through Thursday (4 nights) and record their minutes on his/her monthly Reading Calendar.  Please put this calendar in a safe place so it won’t get lost over the course of the month.  Your child will need to return this completed reading log on the 1st day of the following month.   If your child returns this completed Reading Calendar on the due date, your child will receive $5.00 of classroom money.  If your child brings it a day or more late, your child will only receive $1.00 of classroom money.  This Reading Calendar IS for a grade on your child’s report card.  

SKATE NIGHTS ARE BACK!

Mark your calendars for the following dates for Vision Charter School's Skate Nights at the Nampa Rollerdrome:

Tuesday, December 6th

Tuesday, February 21st

Tuesday, April 11th

Bring the whole family for a night of fun from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. 

$5 entrance fee /$2 rental fee

Home Folder

Your child’s Home Folder needs to be taken home every evening and returned every school day. Please help your child become responsible for this. He/She will receive class money for bringing it every day and pay $1.00 to borrow a Home Folder for that day. 

Snack

Your child will be given the opportunity to eat a snack around 1:50 each day.  If your child would like a snack, please send something extra each day for him/her to eat.  This snack should be something quick and easy to eat as your child will be eating while working.  Please don’t send in anything that requires the use of a refrigerator or microwave. 

Water Bottles

 If your child doesn’t already have a water bottle at school, would you please send one to school with him/her soon?  The students get pretty thirsty on these hot days.  I let the kids have their water bottles on their tables so they can drink when they want.  If they do not have a water bottle, I have little 3 oz. cups they can use, but they only get 1 per day.  I don’t like to have the cups on the tables because they usually get knocked over and that ruins the papers of everyone sitting near them.  Students using cups also have to get out of their seats frequently to fill their cups, which takes away from instruction time. They can bring their water bottles on Mondays and take them home on Fridays for a good washing!

Spelling

#08

Spelling Test will be given on Friday, November 11th

 

 

around

hurt

burn

maybe

camp

across

bear

tonight

bare

tenth

clear

sir

clean

these

spell

those

poor

club

finish

seen

 

 

Phonograms

 

a

e

i

o

u

ou

ur

r

ea

oo

sh

ay

 igh

th

ir

ee

ai

ar

ch

ough

Math

Your child will be focusing on strategies including making 10 and decomposing numbers to add and subtract within 100.  We will also continue with odd and even numbers, adding equal numbers, writing equations, clock practice, and fill in missing numbers on a chart.

 Science

We will continue to study about weather this week and focus on snow and blizzards.

Social Studies

Your child will be learning about mapping skills in Geography this week.

Students who donate a dollar may choose to participate in jeans day on the last day of each week.

Pull-Out Schedule

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

12:20

Music

Technology

Spanish

P.E.

Music

 For safety, your child should wear tennis shoes and may bring a water bottle on PE days.