Friday, March 24, 2017

Armstrong Update 3-23-2017


Hello Armstrong parents!  

This week marks the beginning of the final quarter of the school year!  Third quarter report cards will be sent home next week.  

The Armstrong program is on Tuesday night at 6:30pm! All students will be on stage—whether or not they have a speaking part—so we would love to see you all there to support them.  If you have any colonial costumes/clothing, furniture, or props, let us know if we can borrow them for the program – we would be very appreciative of any help!  

If your child has a speaking part, he or she will need to wear colonial style clothing.  Attached to this email is a cheat sheet to help you dress your children appropriately with clothing they already have in their closets.  

Next Thursday night is Family Math Night! Check out the attached flyer for more information.  Join us for some fun math activities to enjoy with your kids!   

The semester winding down means that testing time is coming up. All 4th and 5th graders will be testing April 4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th, with only 5th graders testing on the 7th and 14th.  The 7th and 14th will also be available for any makeup testing.  With those dates in mind, please do not schedule any appointments for your child that would interfere with testing. It’s vital that everyone is on time and present, especially before lunch.  

We have sent home forms for the overnight. Please fill those out and return them ASAP so we can make the necessary preparations.  If your child did not bring the forms home or they were misplaced, there are electronic copies attached.  We need the overnight forms back by April 7thand the t-shirt forms back by March 31st. If you intend to join us, parents are responsible for their own (minimal) entry fees to our various activities. Please be sure to indicate the activities you’ll be joining us for on the form.

Since it seems like warm weather is here to stay, we will be dismissing outside again starting tomorrow!  

You should have received an email from Mr. Joslin earlier this week with an important survey link regarding our partnership school opportunity.  It was included in his letter in the Mayo Times newsletter.  PLEASE TAKE TIME TO TAKE THIS SURVEY by tomorrow, March 24 and let us know what things are important to you as we work on our vision. Here is the link to take the survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdT34RHeIA1-08i-KOaspdXvWxQfJdHjuSezEcfpXeWaW2uHg/viewform

As always, let your child’s homebase teacher know if you have any questions or concerns. 

Elyse Smith – embryel@tulsaschools.org
Hunter Najera – najerhu@tulsaschools.org
Alex Guss – gussal@tulsaschools.org
Julia Tandy – tandyju@tulsaschools.org


Goodall Update 3-23-2017


 
March 23, 2017
Welcome Back!  We hope everyone had a restful spring break.  There are only eight weeks of school left and we still have so much to do!  Please remind your child that procedures still need to be followed at school.  

Math Night-Please join us for an exciting community night at Mayo on Thursday, March 30th.  There will be lots of math activities to help with math concepts for your child.  We hope you will join us! See attached flyer for more information.

You should have received an email from Mr. Joslin earlier this week with an important survey link regarding our partnership school opportunity.  It was included in his letter in the Mayo Times newsletter.  PLEASE TAKE TIME TO TAKE THIS SURVEY by tomorrow, March 24 and let us know what things are important to you as we work on our vision. Here is the link to take the survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdT34RHeIA1-08i-KOaspdXvWxQfJdHjuSezEcfpXeWaW2uHg/viewform

The Goodall program is approaching quickly.  This year’s title is “Wonders of the Earth” and it will be held in the Wilson Auditorium on Tuesday, April 4th at 6:30. We will be sending speaking parts home soon.  Please practice the lines with your child to help them memorize their part.  Copy and paste the link below so that your child can practice the songs.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone that evening!


No Spelling test tomorrow for Roots or Shoots.

Please remember to follow drop off procedures in the morning.  If you are dropping off your child, you must park your car in the lot and walk them in or let them out in the front of the building (this is the drop off zone).  We have seen several parents letting students out in the parking lot and in the bus zone.  This is very dangerous.  Following our procedures helps your child understand why they are important. Procedures keep us safe!! Thank you!
Quick Curriculum Update:  
Shoots Literacy Group: Westward Expansion
Shoots Word Work:   plurals and irregular plurals
Shoots Math: Double Digit Addition and Subtractionw/regrouping

Science:  OERB-Oil and Natural Gas
Year-Long Theme/Social Studies:   American Women’s History
Roots Word Work:  Words with r-controlled vowels (erar, or)
Roots Literacy:  Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia 
Roots Math: Data and Graphing, Tens and Ones

PLEASE work with your Root on counting by ones, twos, fives, and 10s to 120.  This is an area in need of practice in our 1st Grade classes.

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
March 30th-Mayo Math Night-6:30-7:30 pm in the Library and Cafeteria
April 4th-Goodall Program-6:30 pm in the Wilson Auditorium


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 3-23-2017

Einstein News                                                          March 23, 2017

This week we have enjoyed our visits from a percussionist, artist/art gallery owner and musician!  We will finish our week with a visit from a singer/songwriter!  Next week we will wrap up our talks on jobs with visits from several medical professionals!

Extra Clothes!  Please make sure that your Einstein has a full change of clothes in their cubby.  Bathroom, lunch and outside accidents happen!  Please include pants, shirts, socks and underwear.  If possible, an extra pair of shoes would also be appreciated. We do not have extra clothing to provide for your Einsteins when these accidents occur. 

Math Night  Thursday, March 30 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mayo will host a math night! It will be held in the library and cafeteria. Play fun math games that can be recreated at home, learn strategies that can help your child with math, learn how to use technology to enhance your child’s math skills and make and take activities to use at home!

                                                               
As always, if you have any questions, please email your child’s homebase teacher.

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

Upcoming Events
March 30                  Math Night @ Mayo
May 18                      Last Day of School for students!

Edison Update 3-23-2017

Hello everyone!

We were so glad to see everyone after Spring Break!  We always are amazed at how much bigger/older the kids seem after Spring Break.  

Hold on…the next two months might get bumpy!  As you can see by the calendar below, there is a lot happening in the Edison area and at Mayo in general.  Please try to read and refer to the weekly emails and other correspondence from Mr. Joslin for important dates and reminders. 

You should have received an email from Mr. Joslin earlier this week with an important survey link regarding our partnership school opportunity.  It was included in his letter in the Mayo Times newsletter.  PLEASE TAKE TIME TO TAKE THIS SURVEY by tomorrow, March 24 and let us know what things are important to you as we work on our vision. Here is the link to take the survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdT34RHeIA1-08i-KOaspdXvWxQfJdHjuSezEcfpXeWaW2uHg/viewform

Mayo is excited to host a Family Math Night next Thursday evening, March 30th!  The event will be from 6:30-7:30 in the Mayo Cafeteria and Library.  We will have activities for all elementary ages and ideas/games you can enjoy and then play at home with your child(ren).  We hope to see you there!  A flyer is attached.

**********You will notice in the dates below that the Edisons will be taking the OCCTs April 4, 5, 11, and 12.  These are the mandated state tests.  We have a tradition at Mayo to help put the kids at ease each morning that they test.  We ask parents (and other friends and family members) to write four notes (one for each day of testing) that the student gets to read before they test.  They LOVE hearing your encouraging words!  The notes do not have to be long...just something that will make your child smile and relax.  Please put each note in an envelope (or fold them) and label with your child's name and which day to give it to them (day 1, day 2, etc.)  If they are not date specific, just put their name on the outside.  We need these notes by Friday, March 31 so we have time to organize them in their testing folders.  Please keep this a secret from your child...we want them to be surprised!**********


Dates for your calendar:

March 30 – Family Math Night at Mayo
March 31 – Testing notes due
April 4/5 – Edisons take state Reading Test (Super important to be on time and well-fed!!)
April 11/12 – Edisons take state Math Test (Super important to be on time and well-fed!!)
April 20/21 – Edison overnight
April 27 – Edison Program
May 11 – Field Study to Tulsa Historical Society


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Einstein Update 3-9-2017

Einstein News                                                          March 9, 2017

This week we have enjoyed our visits from a yoga instructor and an ex TU college football player!  We will finish our week with a visit from a former Olympic Soccer player!  After Spring Break, we will continue to focus on careers and will explore various jobs in the Arts.  We will have visits from a painter, a musician, a percussionist, and a singer/songwriter.  

Extra Clothes!  Please make sure that your Einstein has a full change of clothes in their cubby.  Bathroom, lunch and outside accidents happen!  Please include pants, shirts, socks and underwear.  If possible, an extra pair of shoes would also be appreciated. We do not have extra clothing to provide for your Einsteins when these accidents occur. 

Student-led Conferences will be tonight, March 9th 3:30-6:30. We hope that those of you who attended on Tuesday night found this time a great time to celebrate all of your Einstein’s learning! As always, you do not need an appointment to attend. Come whenever is convenient for your family and don’t forget to bring your Einstein!

Spring Break is March 11-20Classes will start again on Tuesday, March 21st. We hope your family has a fun and enjoyable break!

As always, if you have any questions, please email your child’s homebase teacher.

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

Upcoming Events
March 11-20             NO SCHOOL – Spring Break
May 18                      Last Day of School for students!





Amanda Beckman | Einstein Teacher
Mayo Demonstration School, Tulsa Public Schools
1127 S. Columbia Ave. Tulsa, OK 74104


Goodall Update 3-9-2017


March 9, 2017
Thank you to everyone who came to Student-Led conferences on Tuesday night.  If you did not get to attend on Tuesday, your next chance is tonight!  We will be here from 3:30-6:30 so that your child may “show what they know”.
If you are unable to attend, please let your homebase know so that we may schedule another time.

Mrs. Bunch will not be available for conferences on Thursday, March 23 due to a doctor’s appointment.  Instead, she will be available on Tuesday, March 21 or Wednesday, March 22.
Spelling test tomorrow for Roots and Shoots.


Please remember to follow drop off procedures in the morning.  If you are dropping off your child, you must park your car in the lot and walk them in or let them out in the front of the building (this is the drop off zone).  We have seen several parents letting students out in the parking lot and in the bus zone.  This is very dangerous.  Following our procedures helps your child understand why they are important. Procedures keep us safe!! Thank you!
Quick Curriculum Update:  
Shoots Literacy Group: Westward Expansion
Shoots Word Work:   long e spellings (irregular), persuasive letters
Shoots Math: Double Digit Addition and Subtractionw/regrouping

Science:  OERB-Oil and Natural Gas
Year-Long Theme/Social Studies:   American Women’s History
Roots Word Work:  Words with r-controlled vowels (erar, or)
Roots Literacy:  Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia 
Roots Math: Data and Graphing, Tens and Ones

PLEASE work with your Root on counting by ones, twos, fives, and 10s to 120.  This is an area in need of practice in our 1st Grade classes.

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

March 9th - Student Led Conferences from 3:30-6:30
March 13-20 - Spring Break

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