This week marks the last week of the first quarter. Please be sure your student has all make-up work from absences completed by Thursday - especially if an eighth grader is going on the white-water rafting trip Friday. Remember that next Monday, 10/24, is a professional development day for staff so the school will be closed for students.
Again, it's a busy week for students. The third, fourth, and fifth graders perform off campus during the day Monday and again at Glenridge Performing Arts Theatre (7333 Scotland Way) Monday evening at 6:00 PM. Third and fourth graders should arrive in costume at 5:30. The fifth graders perform at 7:00 PM and should arrive by 6:30 PM in costume. The cost for adults is $5.00. This is the last of the concert series for fall. We have already been treated to the kindergarten through 2nd grades and middle school. Everyone is invited to the concerts, not just parents of the particular grade level performing. The next series will be in December, again at the Glenridge.
Tuesday night is the Back to School Night for the middle school parents. It begins at 6:00 and ends at 8:00 PM. Parents will be given a schedule to follow when they arrive. This is a chance for you to see what your middle schooler is studying and ask questions about the program. This is also an opportunity to be sure you have access to information and assignments. We often hear that the parents of middle schoolers are not receiving the information they need. Come find out how and when it is sent home.
Thursday is the International Fair sponsored by the Spanish language classes. Students in all grades have been working on projects, art, and reports highlighting countries and cultures throughout the world. Activities will be in several spots throughout the campus. Come join us Thursday from 4:30 - 6:30 PM. You may drop in at any time. You should receive a separate flyer and more information is available on the website.
Also, on Thursday the 4th and 5th graders will be attending a performance, "We the People" at the Van Wezel. Students should wear their school polo shirts.
Don't forget to encourage your child to work on i-Ready reading and math. "Strive for 45!" Between in-class and homework, students should spend 45 minutes per subject area weekly for the program to be effective. We saw definite correlation between students who faithfully spent time on the program and growth last year. Let's continue to show improvement this year
Have a great week! I hope to see you at some of the events this week.