Monday, November 28, 2016

Edison Update 11-28-2016

Good afternoon!  We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Today MOST Edisons will be bringing home a Household Information Survey Form that TPS needs filled out and returned ASAP.  Please fill out the form according to the directions (use a pencil and do not fold) and return in the envelope provided.  Please have your child bring these back to their Homebase teacher tomorrow or as soon as possible.  

Also, we want to remind you that the Edisons will be going on a Field Study to Will Rogers Museum in Claremore this Thursday.  We will leave a little before 9:00 and will return around 12:30.  The Edison teachers will provide lunch for the Edison students when we return.  SO, YOU DO NOT NEED TO SEND A SACK LUNCH THURSDAY!  If you are joining us, please be aware that you will need to pay the $7 entrance fee to the museum.  Edison students need to wear their Edison t-shirt and uniform bottoms.

Several weeks ago, Mrs. Sander send a packet of extra practice math assignments home with some students.  These need to be returned ASAP…they were due November 18th.  

If you haven’t sent back your Jog-a-thon envelope, they are due today!

Thanks and have a great week!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Home and Backs November 17, 2016

Good Afternoon
We have three attachments this week.

Reminders....
Family Picture Money is Due TOMORROW
Thanksgiving lunch by Family will be Tuesday November 22nd. 
Jog-A-Thon Money is Due Monday November 28th 




Goodall Update November 17, 2016

November 17, 2016
Thanksgiving Luncheon-Just a reminder that Tuesday at Mayo is a community day and the Thanksgiving luncheon. All students will be with their Mayo families from 8:20 until 12:45, and they will eat lunch and take family pictures with that group as well. Please see the attached flyer about lunch times if you have turned in the reservation form and plan to attend. 

On Thursday, December 8th, the Goodalls will be traveling to the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks.  We will be sending more information and sack lunch forms next Tuesday.  A big thank you to Ms. Molina for planning this trip and receiving a grant for admission for our students!

Roots Parents, you will be seeing math pages come home stapled together.  These are the lessons we have completed.  Some were graded.  We did not complete every lesson (as instructed by TPS).  The homework papers are also there, and we do not send homework this year.  The pages are simply for you to know what we have been doing, but you can use unfinished work as extra practice at home, if you’d like! 
Quick Curriculum Update:   
Shoots Literacy Group: Early Greek Civilizations 
Shoots Word Work:   narrative writing/end of unit assessments
Roots Literacy Group: The Human Body
Roots Word Work: Long Vowels and “magic e”

Year-Long Theme: 
Science:  Habitats 
Roots Math:  Number Bonds and Equivalent Expressions (equal number sentences)
Shoots Math: Measurement/Place Value

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:  
November 22-Community Thanksgiving Lunch
November 23-25-Thanksgiving Break
December 2-No School-Teacher Institute
December 8-Field Study to Oklahoma Aquarium
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 

Einstein Update November 17, 2016

Einstein News                                                       November 17, 2016

Thanksgiving Break- Next week we have school on Monday and Tuesday only! We will return to school on Monday, November 28th
Skill Practice- Some skills for you and your Einstein to practice at home are shoe tying and having them independently put on their coat! 
Jog-a-thon- We had so much fun at the Jog-a-thon last Friday and appreciate your support continuing to collect those per lap pledges.  As soon as you have collected all of the money, please send your envelope back to school.  The deadline for returning the money is Monday, November 28th.
2nd year Einstein program- The 2nd year Einstein program will be Tuesday, December 20th at 6:30.  2nd year Einsteins will need to arrive at 6:00.  We will have a preshow performance at 6:00 by the Starlight Brass Band for your listening pleasure.  2nd year Einsteins will need to dress in their “Holiday Best” for the performance.  Please follow the link below to be sent to a YouTube playlist of our holiday songs.  All Einsteins have been practicing these songs!  http://tinyurl.com/EINSTEINSONGSDEC2015
Oklahoma Methodist Manor Caroling- On December 21st all Einsteins will be caroling for some of the residents of Oklahoma Methodist Manor. During the month of December we will be talking about how we can help others meet their needs. To tie in our curriculum we would like to make a donation of adult size cozy, soft, warm socks or a festive holiday hat to the residents.   A collection box is in the hall near Ms. Bond’s homebase.  We will be giving them the gift of song and the gift of warmth along with some joy! Due to space limitations we will not be able to accommodate any extra adults. Good news…..you will not miss the show! You are invited to our first ever Cookies and Caroling!
Cookies and Caroling- On December 21 at 1:30 you are invited to the all Einstein performance of “It’s a Small World”. The program will take about 20 minutes and afterwards we will have cookies for you and your Einstein star to share together! 
Pajama Day- December 21st is pajama day! Your Einstein can come to Mayo in their pajamas and regular shoes J.
Coloring Book Exchange- We have a holiday tradition in the Einstein area. We exchange a gift of a coloring book and a box of crayons. We will do this on Friday, December 16. Please send a wrapped coloring book and a wrapped box of 24 crayons by December 15.  Please do not send markers or crayon boxes larger than 24 because we want all the children to have the same gift. The coloring book should be appropriate for either a boy or a girl – please no Barbie or Transformer type coloring books. Please address the gift; To: My Friend   From: Your Child’s Name

Library books are due tomorrow!

Dates for your calendar:
November 22           Thanksgiving Lunch
November 23-25      Thanksgiving Break
December 2             No School- Teacher Institute Day
December 16 Coloring Book Exchange & Winter Parties
December 20           Oklahoma Methodist Manor caroling
December 20           2nd Year Einstein program @ 6:30 p.m.
December 21           Einstein Caroling and Cookies for parents-More details to come 
December 21           Pajama Day
Dec 22- Jan 3           Winter Break
January 4                  Classes Resume

Edison Update November 17, 2016

Dear Mayo families,

We had a wonderful treat today. Mr. Stoops brought Magnum, his Search and Rescue dog (and family pet), along with two other firefighters to demonstrate for us some of the ways these amazing working dogs are trained! Ask your Edison what they saw and learned.

Just a reminder that Tuesday at Mayo is a community day and the Thanksgiving luncheon. All students will be with their Mayo families from 8:20 until 12:45, and they will eat lunch and take family pictures with that group as well. Please see the attached flyer about lunch times if you have turned in the reservation form and plan to attend. 

Colder weather is headed our way, so please begin sending your child in a coat since we go outside every day, even if it's for a tiny bit. Also to avoid a huge lost and found pile, please label outerwear with your child's name.

Dates to remember:

Dec. 1 -Will Rogers Museum, Claremore 9:00-12:20
Dec.2- No school
Dec. 7- Any Given Child/ Philbrook (sorry to be a downer, but they discourage parent      
           attendance).
Dec. 16- Winter Parties 
Dec.20- Woody Guthrie Museum, Tulsa City County Library 8:30-12:30
Dec. 21- Pajama Day

We wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!

Armstrong Update 11-17-2016

Greetings and salutations Armstrong Parents!
Well we are on the home stretch towards Thanksgiving!!! I am ready to gobble till I wobble!!!

Note Passing- Parents please talk to your child about note passing. It is starting to become a problem in the Armstrong Area. It is an inconvenience to all involved and is leading to people getting their feelings hurt. 

John Smith Game-We have started studying about Jamestown in our Social Studies classes. There is a great website for students to get on where they can watch short videos about John Smith and his contributions to the colony of Jamestown as well as play games related to Jamestown. This is a great website for students to use interactively if they have extra time at home. 

Jog-a-thon- We had so much fun at the Jog-a-thon last Friday and appreciate your support continuing to collect those per lap pledges.  As soon as you have collected all of the money, please send your envelope back to school.  The deadline for returning the money is Monday, November 28th.

Elementary Parent-School Contract- We are still missing a good amount of Elementary Parent-School Compacts.  If you have not read and discussed this with your child, please do so and return the form with your signatures at the bottom.  Please return this as soon as possible.  Thanks for your help!

Thanksgiving Community Day/ Picture Day- Next Tuesday (November 22nd) is the Mayo Thanksgiving Lunch and Community Day.  RSVP were due Wednesday (November 16).

Middle School Visits- Parents are welcome to attend if they have any questions concerning these two schools.
-Carver Middle School will be visiting with the 5th grade class on November 18th at 1:45 p.m.

Book Orders- We will be sending home Scholastic book orders today. Please have them returned to your student’s home base teacher by the end of November

Air and Space Field Study- Our next field study will be on December 9th. If you would like to volunteer as a chaperon please e-mail your student’s home base teacher.

FIFTH GRADE:
-          TONIGHT!!! November 17th from 6:00-6:30 is a middle school informational meeting at Mayo. There will be a 5thgrade meeting immediately afterwards. 
-          Thoreau Shadow Day will be Wednesday November 30th. This day is set aside specifically for Mayo students to shadow with a Thoreau 6th grader to see what a day is like. This is a great opportunity to see what Thoreau has to offer and if it is the right fit for you and your child. You must call Thoreau to put your child’s name on the schedule for this day. You will need to drop your child off and pick them up from Thoreau on this day as well.

DATES TO REMEMBER:
November 22 –Thanksgiving Community Day, family pictures, individual picture retakes (in school uniforms)
November  23-25- Thanksgiving Break
Novemeber 30- Thoreau Shadow Day
December 9- Field Study to Air and Space Museum

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


Friday, November 11, 2016

Home and Backs November 10, 2016

WE HAVE FOUR ATTACHMENTS THIS WEEK.

Family Picture payment envelopes will be sent home today.

Dates to remember In November
11th -RSVP Thanksgiving Lunch DUE
23rd – 25th NO SCHOOL HAPPY THANKSGIVING 
28th -Jog-a-thon money due
DECEMBER
2nd - NO SCHOOL

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