Friday, January 13, 2017

Armstrong Update 1-12-2017

Dear Armstrong Families,

We begin a new quarter, and the second half of our school year!  Time will fly, so please make sure you keep up to date on what's scheduled.

Strings and Band students will now have one science class and one social studies class devoted to them each week.  We hope that by doing this they will have more constant and interesting instruction.  Students not involved in either band or strings will have two uninterrupted days of consistent  and interesting instruction per subject.

Report card dispersal has been moved back due to a snow day.

Friday, January 13th is Spirit Day!  Dress accordingly if you wish.

At recess we have instituted a separation of soccer days between the fourth and fifth grades.  Therefore, we now have a rotation which allows either fourth or fifth access to the Pit for soccer on alternating days.  This was decided in an attempt to quell conflicts that consistently arose.

FIFTH GRADE DESTINATION ANNOUNCEMENT:

It has been voted on and decided that the Fifth Grade Trip will be to Dallas Fort Worth, Texas.


OTHER IMPORTANT ARMSTRONG INFORMATION:

- Armstrong Enrichment Classes ? During the 2nd quarter, we had time set aside for fun enrichment classes that involved learning beyond the required curriculum. We will be postponing the startup of these classes until the February as we have several Monday?s during January that not all of the staff will be here and able to facilitate with these classes.

- Mayo Trivia Night Saturday January 28th ? Look for information coming home with your child today about signing up for this awesome even to help raise money for the Mayo Foundation!

- 5th Grade Pancake Breakfast ? more details to follow in next week?s newsletter. Look for an informational flyer for your 5th grader to being home today. Flyer is attached to the email as well.

5th GRADE PARENTS ? PLEASE READ BELOW:

The deadline to apply for middle school magnet programs is Friday, January 20.Although Mayo students have an automatic "in" to Thoreau, you must still complete the application process by the deadline or your spot will be forfeited.

I checked with the enrollment office today and was told that 27 students have submitted completed applications and 9 students have incomplete applications. That leaves 25 students who have not begun the online application process. You can begin the process at www.tulsaschools.org/enroll.

Mrs. Baumgarten has offered to host an event to assist anyone who may need help. She will be available next Thursday, January 12 at 6:30PM in the computer lab. You will need to bring a drivers license and a recent utility bill with your current address. These must be scanned and uploaded with your application.

If you are interested in attending, please call her and let her know. She can be reached at 918.925.1504. If no one responds by the end of the school day on Wednesday, January 11, we will cancel the event.

OTHER DATES TO REMEMBER:
January 16  No School MLK Jr. Day
January 23-27  Armstrong SRI and SMI testing
January 23  5th Grade Girls Growth and Development Video (1:15-2:00)
January 25  5th Grade Boys Growth and Development Video (1:15-2:00)
January 28  5th Grade Pancake Breakfast (9-12)
January 28  Mayo Trivia Night at the Campbell Hotel (7:00-10:30)

Please email your child's homebase teacher if you have any questions or concerns!
Elyse Smith  embryel@tulsaschools.org
Alex Guss  Gussal@tulsaschools.org
Hunter Najera  najerhu@tulsaschools.org

Goodall Update 1-12-2017

January 12, 2017

 

Since we had a snow day last Friday, TOMORROW IS SPIRIT DAY!!!  Your Goodall should wear Mayo uniform bottoms, but may choose to wear a Spirit Shirt (Goodall overnight shirt, Family t-shirt, or Spirit shirt from the Spirit Shop)!  If not, they may choose a regular uniform shirt.  J

 

We have two new faces in the Goodall area.  Miss Anna Wheeler is Mrs. Sowle’s student teacher for the next 6 weeks.  She is a senior at TU.  Our other student teacher is Ms. NickieMangrum.  She is working with Mrs. Bunch and she is a student at NSU.  We are so happy they are here with us!  Please say hi and help them feel welcome at Mayo!

 

MAP Testing has begun.  These are the math and reading tests that students take on the computer.  Please encourage your students to do their personal best.  This will tell us how much progress they have made since the beginning of the year.  We will communicate their results as soon as all have completed testing.

 

Second quarter Reports of Student Progress (Report Cards)will be coming home today.  Remember, Mayo Students receive grades of “S” (Satisfactory) or “N” (Needs to Improve), and we mark their progress toward mastery of standards.  Please look for these to come home Wednesday or Thursday.  They do not need to be returned, but teachers often request conferences on these forms. 

Please watch for an information sheet regarding the Mayo Foundation’s annual Trivia Night.  This is a super fun event for adults only.  The date for the event is Saturday, January 28th.  The Mayo Foundation is instrumental in providing Mayo teachers with opportunities that would not otherwise be available and large capital purchases for the school.  

Quick Curriculum Update:  

Shoots Literacy Group: Greek Myths

Shoots Word Work:   Common and Proper Nouns, Antonyms and Synonyms

Mrs. Anderson’s and Mrs. Sowle’s class will have a spelling test tomorrow!

Roots Literacy Group: Tales Around the World

Roots Word Work: oo sound-NO Spelling Test tomorrow!  The same words will be tested next week instead.

 

Year-Long Theme: Maps and Geography

Science:  Habitats

Roots Math:  Adding 3 numbers (making tens with adding numbers to 8 and 9) PLEASE work with your Root on counting by ones and 2s to 100.  This is an area in need of practice in our 1st Grade classes.

Shoots Math: Place Value up to 1000

 

Even though we are not sending homework regularly, students should be reading a minimum of 20 minutes each and practicing their addition and subtraction math facts.

 

This newsletter was also sent in email form.   If you did not receive it, please let your child’s homebase teacher know so that we may add you to our distribution list.

 

Dates to remember

January 11 – January 27-MAP Testing Window 
January 16 – No School- MLK Jr. Day
January 28 – 5th Grade Pancake Breakfast-See attached flyer
January 28 – Mayo Trivia Night at the Campbell Hotel (7:00-10:30)
February 3 – No School – Teacher Institute Day
February 10  Friendship Parties at 2:15 in Family 
February 10 – Friendship Card (Valentine) Exchange  

 

 

Mrs. Andersonanderal@tulsaschools.org  Ms. Molina molinje@tulsaschools.org  

Mrs. Hernandez: hernaam@tulsaschools.org   Mrs. Sowle: sowlepa@tulsaschools.org

Mrs. Bunch: bunchel@tulsaschools.org         Mrs. Moreno: morenje@tulsaschools.org

 

Einstein Update 1-12-2017

Einstein News                                                                                   January 12, 2017

 

Due to last Friday’s inclement weather, tomorrow is Spirit Day!!  Einsteins may wear a Mayo t-shirt and regular uniform bottoms.  Library Books are also due tomorrow.

 

Reports cards came home today with your Einstein! Please check your Einstein’s backpack!

 

Einstein Overnight The Einstein overnight will be February 24th-February 25th. Please mark your calendar for this fun and exciting “being there experience”. More details to come in the future!

 

Special Request We are in the process of organizing a vehicle fair for the Einsteins. If you know of someone who has a unique vehicle (for example: limo, rock crawler jeep, art car, moving truck, tow truck, semi, etc.), please give their contact information to Miss Mason (masonsu@tulsaschools.org

 

Second Year Einsteins will continue to take the MAP test through the end of next week. During this time period, each second year Einstein will take the Reading and Math portion of the MAP Test.  Please make sure that your Einstein is well rested and eats a good breakfast!

 

The 6th Annual Mayo Trivia Night is Saturday, January 28!  Trivia Night sells out, so act fast!  Trivia Night is hosted by the Mayo Foundation.  We hope you will get a team of six together to participate in this fun event at the Campbell Hotel!  Look for a flyer coming home with your child today!  

 

As your Einstein outgrows their uniform shirts and uniform bottoms, consider donating these items to the nurse’s office.  Also, if you have borrowed any clothing from the nurse, please return those items.  

 

Thursday February 2nd, the second-year Einsteins will be going on an Any Given Child sponsored Field Trip.  Any Given Child provides learning opportunities through the arts for children in grades K-5. The second-year Einsteins will be seeing a musical production.  Due to limited space, we will not need parent volunteers. Your second-year Einstein should wear a red Mayo shirt with regular Mayo bottoms.

 

February 10th at 2:15 will be our Friendship parties with family. On this day we also pass out friendship cards (a.k.a Valentines).  Please help your child prepare 2 sets of cards. One set is to give to family members-16 plus family teacher. The other set is for the homebase group-25 students plus 2 teachers.  Please put the cards in a bag labeled with your child’s name and with the label “homebase” or “family.” Please do not address the cards to specific children.  Please start this job soon! It takes a while to write your name so many times!  All Einsteins should be able to sign their names on their cards on their own if they spread the job over several days.  It is fine to attach a piece of candy or a sticker to the cards if you would like.  Please be mindful that some children have peanut allergies and avoid candy with nuts. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates for your calendar: 

January 13               Spirit Day!

January 16               No School- MLK Jr. Day 

January 28               5th Grade Pancake Breakfast-See attached flyer

January 28               Mayo Trivia Night at the Campbell Hotel (7:00-10:30)

February 2                Any Given Child-Second Year Einsteins Only

February 3                No School – Teacher Institute Day

February 10             Friendship Parties at 2:15 in Family 

February 10             Friendship Card Exchange         

 

Please email your child’s homebase teacher if you have any questions or concerns!

 

Amanda Beckman beckmam@tulsaschools.org

Lindsey Regnier regnili@tulsaschools.org

Suzanne Mason masonsu@tulsaschools.org

Jessica Bond bondje@tulsaschools.org

Hilary Hancock hancohi@tulsaschools.org


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Edison Update 1-12-2017

Dear Edison families,
Today your child should be bringing home stapled papers including their Report of Student Progress with a letter explaining as well as a turquoise paper with information we need returned about our overnight field study in April. Please be sure you look for these in their back pack. Thank you!
A reminder that tomorrow we will be taking our second MAP reading test in the morning. Please make sure your child’s breakfast includes a protein and that they are at school on time. We are hoping and planning on seeing growth on their score. Encourage them to try their personal best and send them off with a hug. The MAP math test will be the 18th.
Tomorrow will be a spirit day, since we missed the last one on the snow day. Students may wear any Mayo shirt, including the Edison grey shirt.
Most family teachers have been talking about Dr. Martin Luther King. If you can’t go to the parade, take time to visit with your child about his message on this holiday weekend.
Thank you for your support,
The Edison Team

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Home and Backs 1-5-2016






Goodall Update 1-5-2016

January 5, 2017
Welcome back to school!  Your teachers are re-adjusting to early mornings and standing all day.  Our students have settled back in much better, for the most part, and we’re so happy to be back with them!

TOMORROW IS SPIRIT DAY!!!  Your Goodall should wear Mayo uniform bottoms, but may choose to wear a Spirit Shirt (Goodall overnight shirt, Family t-shirt, or Spirit shirt from the Spirit Shop)!  If not, they may choose a regular uniform shirt. 

MAP Testing begins next Wednesday.  These are the math and reading tests that students take on the computer.  Please encourage your students to do their personal best.  This will tell us how much progress they have made since the beginning of the year.  We will communicate their results as soon as all have completed testing.

Second quarter Reports of Student Progress (Report Cards) will be coming home next week.  Remember, Mayo Students receive grades of “S” (Satisfactory) or “N” (Needs to Improve), and we mark their progress toward mastery of standards.  Please look for these to come home Wednesday or Thursday.  They do not need to be returned, but teachers often request conferences on these forms. 
Please watch for an information sheet regarding the Mayo Foundation’s annual Trivia Night.  This is a super fun event for adults only.  The date for the event is Saturday, January 28th.  The Mayo Foundation is instrumental in providing Mayo teachers with opportunities that would not otherwise be available and large capital purchases for the school.  
Quick Curriculum Update:   
Shoots Literacy Group: Early Greek Civilizations /Greek Myths
Shoots Word Work:   Long Vowels/ Multi-syllable Words, Common and Proper Nouns
Roots Literacy Group: Tales Around the World
Roots Word Work: oo sound

Year-Long Theme: Maps and Geography
Science:  Light and Energy
Roots Math:  Adding 3 numbers (making tens with adding numbers to 8 and 9) PLEASE work with your Root on counting by ones and 2s to 100.  This is an area in need of practice in our 1st Grade classes.
Shoots Math: Place Value up to 1000 

Even though we are not sending homework regularly, students should be reading a minimum of 20 minutes each and practicing their addition and subtraction math facts.

This newsletter was also sent in email form.   If you did not receive it, please let your child’s homebase teacher know so that we may add you to our distribution list.

Dates to remember:
 
January 11 – MAP Testing Begins
January 16 – No School- MLK Jr. Day
January 28 – 5th Grade Pancake Breakfast-See attached flyer
January 28 – Mayo Trivia Night at the Campbell Hotel (7:00-10:30)
February 3 – No School – Teacher Institute Day
February 10 – Friendship Parties at 2:15 in Family
February 10 – Friendship Card (Valentine) Exchange  


Mrs. Anderson: anderal@tulsaschools.org  Ms. Molina molinje@tulsaschools.org   
Mrs. Hernandez: hernaam@tulsaschools.org   Mrs. Sowle: sowlepa@tulsaschools.org 

Mrs. Bunch: bunchel@tulsaschools.org         Mrs. Moreno: morenje@tulsaschools.org 

Edison Update 1-5-2016

Dear Edison families,

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  We hope you had a wonderful break.  It’s hard to believe half of the school year is already over! 

As you may have heard, we made some changes to Homebases upon returning from break. We know sometimes change is hard, but every Edison student will still be seeing every Edison teacher throughout the week.  We are looking forward to watching new friendships bloom and getting to know students even better.

The Edisons will be taking their next round of MAP Reading and Math tests this month.  Next Friday, January 13th, they will take the reading portion and the math portion will be taken Wednesday, January 18th.  

Second quarter Reports of Student Progress will be coming home next week.

Please watch for an information sheet regarding the Mayo Foundation’s annual Trivia Night.  This is a super fun event for adults only.  The date for the event is Saturday, January 28th.  The Mayo Foundation is instrumental in providing Mayo teachers with opportunities that would not otherwise be available and large capital purchases for the school.  

Have a great day!