Sunday, October 30, 2016

Home and Backs October 28, 2016




Jog-A-Thon 2016

The jog-a-thon is just around the corner!  We jog next Friday, November 4th!  We hope you have been collecting lap pledges and donations.  

Remember to send your pledge envelope with your student next Friday.   Send it with any donations that you have collected.  The money will be removed, counted, and credited to your child.  Then the envelope will be marked with the number of laps completed, and returned to you to collect pledges. 

We hope you can come to Mayo to cheer and volunteer on jog-a-thon day!  Here is the schedule for the day:
8:30-9:00 Einsteins jog
9:15-10:00 Edisons 
10:45-11:30 Armstrongs 
1:00-1:45 Goodalls
2:30 Jog-a-thon Celebration-awards for lap count winners

Edison Update 10-28-2016

Good afternoon Edison Families!

Everyone is super excited for our first Family party of the school year!  Tomorrow is the day and, if you are helping, set up begins at 2:00.  The parties will start at 2:15 and end at 2:55.  It will be short but sweet!  Please make sure you have touched base with your child's family teacher and/or party parent to see how you can contribute (if you haven't already).

We had a fun day today in the Edison area with the beginning of our two day, "Pumpkinology."  Ask your child what special things we did today! 

The time has come for the Edisons to take their second SRI test of the year.  We will take it next Wednesday morning and can't wait to see growth in every Edison.  Please ensure that your child is well-fed and is at school on time.  Thanks!

Mayo has a wonderful Thanksgiving tradition.  We love for parents to join us for a Thanksgiving lunch the Tuesday before Thanksgiving (November 22nd).  The entire school spends the morning in a "Community Day." We participate in activities with our Mayo family related to being thankful.  To make lunch run smoothly, we must have an RSVP and payment returned for anyone who will be joining us.  Please find that form attached.  Also attached is the lunch invitation with the time that your child's family will eat lunch.  We will also take family pictures that day, as well as retakes for individual pictures (in uniform).

Some of our field study dates have changed and we want to make sure you are aware of the new dates.  On Thursday, December 1st, we will be going to the Will Rogers Museum in Claremore.  Then, on Tuesday, December 20th, we will go downtown to the Woody Guthrie Center and the new Central Library.  Please mark your calendars and let us know if you can join us!

It's almost jog-a-thon time at Mayo!  Miles for Mayo, on Friday, November 4, is the Mayo Foundation's biggest fund raiser.  This year's theme is "Supporting Our Superheroes!" All funds raised will be used to pay for professional development and supplies for the Mayo teaching staff. Keep collecting pledges and donations!  Our goal is 100% participation in the Edison area!


Dates to remember:

October 28 - Family parties
October 28 - Fall Carnival
November 2 - Edisons take SRI test
November 4 - Jog-a-thon
November 22 - Thanksgiving Community Day
November 23-25 - Thanksgiving Break, no school

Armstrong Update 10-28-2016

Greetings Armstrong Parents!
                   Welcome back from Fall Break. I hope you feel rested and ready to start the 2nd quarter of school.

Student-Led Conferences – Thank you to all the parents who came out to Student-Led conferences. We had a 73% attendance rate. If you missed conferences and would like an update on your student’s progress please email their home base teacher.

Crystal Bridges Field Study –We had a great time at Crystal Bridges this past Monday. The students spent the afternoon studying art and how it relates to perseverance. Thank you to all the volunteers who accompanied us on this fabulous field study.

Report Cards- Due to a schedule change report cards will be going home on November 1st instead of October 28th as previously stated in last week’s newsletter.

JOG-A-THON! – It's jog-a-thon time at Mayo!  Miles for Mayo, on Friday, November 4, is the Mayo Foundation's biggest fund raiser.  This year's theme is "Supporting Our Superheroes!" All funds raised will be used to pay for professional development and supplies for the Mayo teaching staff. 

Middle School Visits- Over the next few weeks the 5th grade will be visited by both Carver and Edison Middle School. 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.
-Edison Middle School will be visiting with the 5th grade class on November 14th at 8:30 a.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

FIFTH GRADE:
-          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.

-          Fall Carnival is October 28th. We need as many 5th grade students and parents to sign up to help as we can get. Please contact Nicole Reeder if you are able to take a shift nreeder@lwsl-law.com


DATES TO REMEMBER:
Oct 28 – Family Fall Parties
Oct 28 – Fall Carnival (support the 5th grade trip!)
Nov 1 – Report Cards
Nov4 – Jog-a-thon

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
Brittany Colle – johnsbr@tulsaschools.org

Goodall Update 10-28-2016

Thank you to everyone who attended student-led conferences.  The students really enjoyed “showing what they know” to all of you.  If you did not attend, please see your child’s literacy/math teacher ASAP to sign their testing reports.
 Family Parties are tomorrow at 2:15.  Set up begins at 2:00.  If you are a family parent, you may begin setting up at 2:00.  Thank you for making our Family celebrations so special!
***SHOOTS!!!  YOU HAVE A SPELLING TEST TOMORROW!!***

Fall Carnival!!! – Our Fall Carnival is tomorrow, Friday, October 28
th from 6:30-8:30PM. This is something that the 5th graders organize to raise money for their end of the year trip and it is open to all Mayo friends and families.  We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Lost Something??
We still have many “found” items that were left behind after our Overnight Trip.  They are up in the Goodall area.  If you’re missing a jacket, other clothing, towels, etc., please come and check.  Soon, we will bag them up and send them to charity.
Jog-A-Thon
It’s time again for our annual Jog-A-Thon fundraiser, “Miles for Mayo”!  This year's theme is "Supporting Our Superheroes!" All funds raised will be used to pay for professional development and supplies for the Mayo teaching staff. Your child should have come home today with a pledge envelope.  Look inside of the envelope for a flyer with details about this fun event and start collecting pledges and donations now!
Book Character Day-Book character day is on Friday, November 11th.  On this day your child needs to dress up as a favorite book character.  It MUST be from a book!  Next week, we will send home a clue sheet for you and your child to fill out, so keep you character a secret so his/her classmates can guess who they are!

Quick Curriculum Update:   
Shoots Literacy Group: Early Greek Civilizations 
Shoots Word Work:   Vowels pairs, ed and ing endings
Roots Literacy Group: The Human Body
Roots Word Work: Long Vowels and “magic e”

Year-Long Theme: Good Citizenship
Science:  Habitats 
Roots Math:  Number Bonds
Shoots Math: Measurement

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.
There are three attachments to this newsletter concerning Family pictures and our traditional Thanksgiving Lunch.  There will also be copies available in the office.

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:  
October 28 – Fall Parties in Families
November 4 - Jog-A-Thon
November 11 – Book Character Day
November 22-Community Thanksgiving Lunch
November 23-25-Thanksgiving Break

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 10-27-2016

Einstein News      October 27, 2016
·        Report of Student Progress (Report Card) Update!  Report cards will come home with your Einstein on November 1st.   This is a change from the original date. 

·        Fall Parties are Friday October 28th in Family.  Fall Parties are 2:15-2:55.  If you are a family parent that will helping set up your party, set up will begin at 2:00.  

·        Fall Carnival- The fifth graders are hosting a Fall Carnival tomorrow!  Please see the attached flyer for all the important information regarding this fun family event. 
·        Weather Change- The weather is getting cooler and fall is finally making its appearance. Please make sure your Einstein has a change of weather appropriate clothing in their cubby. The Einsteins have recess in the morning and go out as long as it is not raining and 40 degrees or above. Please send your child to school with a jacket or sweatshirt on cool mornings. Don’t forget to write their name on the tag! If your child is unable to put on or zip their jacket independently please help them practice this at home. 
·         Jog-a-Thon-It's jog-a-thon time at Mayo!  Miles for Mayo, on Friday, November 4, is the Mayo Foundation's biggest fund raiser.  This year's theme is "Supporting Our Superheroes!" All funds raised will be used to pay for professional development and supplies for the Mayo teaching staff. You are welcome to come cheer on your Einstein!  We will announce our running time as soon as it is released.  

·        Our traditional Thanksgiving lunch will be Tuesday, November 22nd.   Parents, grandparents and friends are invited to eat a Thanksgiving lunch with your child. The invitation and RSVP form for this event is attached!

·        iRead login-  2nd years can login to iRead at home! Use the following link to reach the login page https://h100001749.education.scholastic.com/slms/studentaccess  . Their username and password is their student id number. If your 2nd year does not know their id, contact your child’s homebase teacher. 


Library books are due tomorrow (Friday, October 28)!

Dates for your calendar:

October 28            Fall Parties in Family
November 4           Jog a thon (look for schedule soon!)
November 22         Thanksgiving Lunch
November 23-25   Thanksgiving Break
December 2           No School- Teacher Institute Day
December 16        Winter Parties
December 21        Einstein Caroling and Cookies for parents-More details to come       
Dec 22- Jan 3        Winter Break
January 4               Classes Resume

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Home and Backs October 20, 2016

The following attachments are included with this week's Home and Back:

Book Entry Form for students
Free flu shots for those who qualify
Miles for Mayo reminder
Teacher of the Year Nominations

I hope all of you enjoy Fall Break with your children.

-KJ

Book Entry Form for students






Thursday, October 13, 2016

Armstrong Update October 12, 2016

Greetings Armstrong Parents!
   
We are already almost through one fourth of the school year, where did the time go? With only two days of school next week, we have fall break coming up next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We will resume school on Monday Oct. 24th. We hope that you are able to take this time to relax and enjoy the time with your families. 

School pictures and Jog-a-thon envelopes were sent home with your child today.

Student-Led Conferences – Fall conferences are scheduled for next Monday (10/17) and Tuesday (10/18). Conferences will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will end at 6:30 p.m. Our conferences are student led. You do not need to schedule a time, just show up! Please sign in at the top of the Armstrong stairs and grab a conference menu for your child to lead you through their classes. Don’t forget to bring your Armstrong as they will lead you through what they have learned!  

JOG-A-THON! – It's jog-a-thon time at Mayo!  Miles for Mayo, on Friday, November 4, is the Mayo Foundation's biggest fund raiser.  This year's theme is "Supporting Our Superheroes!" All funds raised will be used to pay for professional development and supplies for the Mayo teaching staff. Your child should have come home today with a pledge envelope.  Look inside of the envelope for a flyer with details about this fun event and start collecting pledges and donations now!

*Armstrong Overnight (from last week’s newsletter) – Previously this year we had mentioned having our yearly Armstrong Overnight in November on the night of the election.  While we realize that this is a Mayo tradition, we are concerned about the volatile nature of this particular election and election season and we believe it is best to not hold our overnight on election night this year. We have been studying different systems of government in Social Studies and will be continuing to delve deeper into the United States system of government and how our Electoral College and system of voting works. We also plan on having special classes on the day of the election focusing on different presidential/election related topics including a mini-research project about former presidents. Our overnight has been postponed until the Spring, more details to follow in a few weeks.

Crystal Bridges Field Study – Don’t forget! The Armstrongs will be going to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas on Monday October 24th. Since Bentonville is approximately 2 hours by bus from Tulsa, is it imperative that we leave Mayo no later than 8AM. We are aiming to be back to Mayo by 3:00 that day, however; if your child is a bus rider there is a possibility that we may not make it in time for the buses (depending on traffic, weather conditions, etc.). 

Literacy Update – Parents, 4th grade will be studying knights and castles after fall break for literacy. We will be constructing model castles during centers. Thusly, any shoeboxes or paper towels rolls would be appreciated. Please bring them to Mr. Najera. Thanks!

Important Reminders
- We still have students who are bringing cell phones to school and keeping them in their lockers. If it is necessary for your child to bring a cell phone to school, it is policy for the phones to be kept in the office with Mrs. Jennings during school hours. Otherwise, we ask that you please keep student cell phones at home.

FIFTH GRADE:
- 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.

- Fall Candy Grams! – We need parents and their 5th grader to sell candy grams before and after school and during the parent conference. Contact Nicole Reeder if you are available to help with Candy Grams nreeder@lwsl-law.com 

- We ask that each 5th grader bring at least one bag of candy to donate for the Fall Carnival and Candy Grams. You can drop these off in Mrs. Smith’s area.

- If you have not picked up your box of World’s Finest Chocolate, please contact Nicole Reeder to get a box nreeder@lwsl-law.com. She cannot hand these out to students without parents signing a consent form first.

- If you still have coins that were not turned in for the Coin Drive last Thursday, please bring those to Mrs. Smith to be picked up.

- Fall Carnival is October 28th. We need as many 5th grade students and parents to sign up to help as we can get. Please contact Nicole Reeder if you are able to take a shift nreeder@lwsl-law.com 

DATES TO REMEMBER:
Oct 10-19 – Book Fair
Oct 17 – Student Led Conferences (3:30-6:30)
Oct 18 – Student Led Conferences (3:30-6:30)
Oct 19-21 – Fall Break (NO SCHOOL)
Oct 24 – Crystal Bridges Field Study (Leave Mayo at 8AM)
Oct 28 – Report Cards
Oct 28 – Family Fall Parties
Oct 28 – Fall Carnival (support the 5th grade trip!)
Nov 4 – Jog-a-thon

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
Brittany Colle – johnsbr@tulsaschools.org

Goodall Update October 12, 2016

October 13, 2016
 TOMORROW IS A SPIRIT DAY!  If your child has a shirt from the Goodall Overnight, please have them wear it tomorrow, with normal Mayo bottoms!!!    We’d like to take a picture.
***SHOOTS!!!  YOU HAVE A SPELLING TEST TOMORROW!!***
Lost Something??
We still have many “found” items that were left behind after our Overnight Trip.  They are up in the Goodall area.  If you’re missing a jacket, other clothing, towels, etc., please come and check.  Soon, we will bag them up and send them to charity.
Getting Messy and Having Fun with What Bugs You
We had some really great visitors this week!  On Tuesday, the OSU Master Gardeners came out and did a presentation with our students called “Spiders and Insects:  Friend or Foe?”  They learned facts about spiders and insects in the presentation.  They also made a Spider Hat, sorted facts and opinions about spiders, played Pollinator Tag, made a dirt cup snack with pudding and Oreos (complete with gummy worm), and played Bug-Go (like Bingo).  It was a fun and educational day!
Wednesday and Thursday, Robert Lewis (who you may remember as the storyteller from last year’s overnight!) came out and taught our students about clay.  He also guided them through the building/designing of a clay “pinch pot”.  Students will be decorating these before bringing them home after Student-Led Conferences. 

A BIG THANK YOU!
Tomorrow is Ms. Tandy’s official last day at Mayo.  The Goodall teachers and students have enjoyed her stay and appreciated all her hard work and assistance.  If you see her tomorrow, please tell her thank you and let her know you wish her well on her journey to become a classroom teacher!!  I’m sure she’d also appreciate hugs and handshakes from students.  
Teach Them Well, and Let Them Lead the Way
Student-Led Conferences are next week, on Monday, October 17th and Tuesday, October 18th, from 3:30-6:30.  No appointments are necessary, just come and see what your kiddos have been doing!  You’ll sign in with your child’s homebase teacher, and pick up your itinerary there.  We can’t wait to see you!
Jog-A-Thon
It’s time again for our annual Jog-A-Thon fundraiser, “Miles for Mayo”!  This year's theme is "Supporting Our Superheroes!" All funds raised will be used to pay for professional development and supplies for the Mayo teaching staff. Your child should have come home today with a pledge envelope.  Look inside of the envelope for a flyer with details about this fun event and start collecting pledges and donations now!

Fall Break
Fall Break is October 19th – 21st. School will resume on October 24th. We hope you have a safe and fun break!
Quick Curriculum Update:   
Shoots Literacy Group: Early Asian Civilizations (People and Religions)
Shoots Word Work:  Long Vowels
Roots Literacy Group: Wrapping up Fables and Folk Tales
Roots Word Work: Wrapping up assessments, “Tricky Words, and reviewing letter sounds, Blending, Chaining, and Segmenting sounds to make words.

Year-Long Theme: Patriotic Holidays, American Symbols, Important American Places, Timelines
Science:  Pebbles, Sand and Silt and Habitats 
Roots Math:  Ways to Make the # of the Day, Adding on from known amounts, deconstructing numbers (finding parts which add up to the whole)  
Shoots Math: Measurement

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.
THANK YOU for your cooperation with keeping Pok√©mon cards and all other toys at home.  It really helps us keep focused on learning!

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:  
October 10-19-Book Fair
October 17-18 – Student-Led Conferences
October 19-23 – Fall Break- NO SCHOOL!
October 27 – Fall Parties in Families
November 4 - Jog-A-Thon
November 11 – Book Character Day

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 October 12, 2016

Einstein News
October 13, 2016
Tomorrow is Spirit Day! Your Einstein may wear a Mayo spirit shirt with regular Mayo bottoms.
Library Books are due tomorrow!
Reasor’s Trip- Our Reasor’s trip was rescheduled to Monday, October 17th. Your Einstein will need to wear a regular Mayo uniform and comfortable walking shoes.  
Fall Conferences- Fall conferences are scheduled for October 17th & 18th. Conferences will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will end at 6:30 p.m. Our conferences are student led. You do not need to schedule a time, just show up! Don’t forget to bring your Einstein as they will lead you through what they have learned!  
Fall Break- Fall Break is October 19th – 21st. School will resume on October 24th. We hope you have a safe and fun break!
Weather Change- The weather is getting cooler and fall is finally making its appearance. Please make sure your Einstein has a change of weather appropriate clothing in their cubby. The Einsteins have recess in the morning and go out as long as it is not raining and 40 degrees or above. Please send your child to school with a jacket or sweatshirt on cool mornings. Don’t forget to write their name on the tag! If your child is unable to put on or zip their jacket independently please help them practice this at home. 
Jog-a-Thon-It's jog-a-thon time at Mayo!  Miles for Mayo, on Friday, November 4, is the Mayo Foundation's biggest fund raiser.  This year's theme is "Supporting Our Superheroes!" All funds raised will be used to pay for professional development and supplies for the Mayo teaching staff. Your child should have come home today with a pledge envelope.  Look inside of the envelope for a flyer with details about this fun event and start collecting pledges and donations now!

Dates to remember:
October 10-19          Mayo Book Fair
                  October 13                PTA Meeting 6:30
October 17                Reasor’s Walking Field Study
October 17&18         Student-Led Conferences 3:30-6:30 p.m.
October 19-21          Fall Break/NO SCHOOL



Edison Update October 12, 2016

Oct. 13th, 2016

Dear Edison Families,

We are excited about our field study to the Museum of Osteology tomorrow! We will leave at 8:00 sharp, so if you drive your Edison to school, please have them here on time. We did not hear from many parents that they are sending a lunch from home, so our awesome cafeteria staff has made a school sack lunch for almost every student, and we are set J. Please wear your grey Edison shirt and Mayo bottoms. Also, bring a jacket.

*******STUDENT LED CONFERENCES are next Monday and Tuesday, the 17th and 18th from 3:30 until 6:30.********* We are striving for 100% participation and plan to see you one of those nights. Your child will be in charge of showing you what they’ve been learning, and teachers can answer any questions you may have. This is a wonderful time to watch your child shine and show their pride.

It's almost jog-a-thon time at Mayo!  Miles for Mayo, on Friday, November 4, is the Mayo Foundation's biggest fund raiser.  This year's theme is "Supporting Our Superheroes!" All funds raised will be used to pay for professional development and supplies for the Mayo teaching staff. Your child should have come home today with a pledge envelope.  Look inside of the envelope for a flyer with details about this fun event and start collecting pledges and donations now!

Your child also should have brought home an Envision Math workbook today.  We will not be using this at school and thought some of you might want to use it at home for additional math practice.  We do not need anything returned, it is for you to use as you see fit.

Tulsa Public Schools is out for Fall Break next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the 19th, 20th and 21st. We hope you are able to enjoy this time with your family and we’ll see you back at school on the 24th.


Thank You!
The Edison Team

Home and Backs October 12, 2016

Greetings from Mayo

Please remember that we have a PTA Unit Meeting tonight at 6:30PM where we will discuss the possibility of becoming a Partnership School.
Don't forget that Conferences are Monday and Tuesday next week from 3:30PM -6:30PM and that we are out of school for Fall Break next Wednesday-Friday.
Your child will be bringing home their school pictures today. 
You have four attachments this week:
Fall Candy Gram


Interested in Becoming a Substitute Teacher


Meet Your Family Teacher

Jog A Thon Letter


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Carver Middle School Tours and Shadow Opportunities


Dear Principals and Counselors,

The time has finally arrived for your 5th/6th grade students and their parents to begin thinking about where they would like to attend middle school. The Carver Wildcat Family would like to invite your 5th/6th grade students and their parents to learn more about Carver Middle School. Attached to this email is a recruitment poster that we will be distributing to every elementary school and a shadow days and parent tours flyer. Posters are also on their way to you through the school mail. Please feel free to share this information with your parents and PTSA’s as you deem necessary.  Below are the dates for our shadow, parent tours, and our Showcase:

**Call 918-925-1420 to SCHEDULE a Student Shadow or Parent Tour spot (limited number of spaces)**

Shadow Dates: (By Scheduled Appointment Only)
5th Grade In-District:
6th Grade In-District:
Monday, December 5             8:15am-12:00pm
Out-of-District:
Monday, December 5             8:15am-12:00pm

Parent Tour Dates: (By Scheduled Appointment Only)
Every Monday & Tuesday beginning October 31, 2016 through January 10, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. through 10:00 a.m. 

Carver Showcase 

This information will also be posted on the Carver website at http://carver.tulsaschools.org/. Please let me know if we can place a Carver yard sign near your front door! We will be reaching out to your individual schools in the coming days to schedule recruitment visits at your school. If you have any further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me.