Friday, February 24, 2017

Armstrong Update 2-24-2017

Armstrong Families,

Good day and howdy.  We have developing news below.  Highlights include the Armstrong Overnight details, picture day info, and Student Lead Conferences scheduled. 

Armstrong Overnight is April 20th and 21st, a Thursday and Friday.  We will check the lay of the land in Oklahoma City and Chickasaw.
Further details include:

Thursday, April 20th
Leave for OKC. and the Myriad on Thursday, April, 20th at 8:30 a.m.
Arrive at the Myriad at 10:30 a.m.
12:00 we load bus, have snack, and head to the Zoo where we will explore and have lunch.
4:30 meet in front of the Zoo to load buses.
5:00 Leave the Zoo for dinner and a nights rest, details still developing.

Friday, April 21st
9:00 Leave the church to head for Chickasaw
10:30 Arrive at Chickasaw National Recreational Area for hiking and nature
1:30 restrooms and load the buses
2:00 Head back home
4:30 Arrive at Mayo

Parents interested in joining may contact home base teachers.

The Mayo Kicks Auction is February 25th, and tickets are still available.

Spring Pictures and free dress day collide on March 3rd.

March 7th and 9th, Tuesday and Thursday, will Student Lead Conferences.  The hours are 3:30 to 6:30

Armstrong Program dates changed from March 9th to March 28th.

Thank you for all that you do and have a wonderful weekend!

Goodall Update 2-23-2017

February 23, 2017
Wow!  It’s already the weekend again!  
No spelling test tomorrow for Roots or Shoots.

Student-Led Conferences will be held on March 7th and March 9th.  Mrs. Bunch will be unable to attend the Tuesday conferences.  She will have a necessary surgical procedure on Friday, March 3rd.  She will hopefully return to school on Wednesday, March 8th.  She will be happy to schedule conference meetings to be held after school on Tuesday, March 21st or Wednesday, March 22nd in order to meet with every parent.  IF neither of these days or times works for you, please contact her to schedule another meeting.  

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!

THERE IS STILL lots of sickness going around!  Wash hands often and please keep your child at home if they are running a fever or complaining of nausea.  Please encourage your children to cough and sneeze into their elbow rather than out into the air we all breathe in.  We are doubling down on handwashing and hand sanitizer as well as Clorox-wiping our surfaces regularly.  Nose-picking is a really quick way to introduce germs into your system…so please discourage this at home, and know that we are, also.
Quick Curriculum Update:  
Shoots Literacy Group: Cycles of Nature
Shoots Word Work:   long i spellings-ighi_eie
Shoots Math: Place Value up to 1000, Double Digit Addition and Subtraction

Science:  OERB-Oil and Natural Gas
Year-Long Theme/Social Studies:  African-American History Month, Geography
Roots Word Work:  Words with r-controlled vowels (erar, or)
Roots Literacy:  Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia 
Roots Math:  Measurement
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.

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
February 25-Mayo Kicks Auction
March 3-Shoots AGC field study (no chaperones needed)
March 6th and 8th-Student Led Conferences from 3:30-6:30
March 13-20-Spring Break

Mrs.  Ms. Molina  
Mrs. Hernandez:   Mrs. Sowle:
Mrs. Bunch:         Mrs. Moreno:

Edison Update 2-23-2017

Dear Edison Families,

          We hope you are enjoying this amazing weather!  

          Please remember that school starts at 8:00!  Our enrichment classes start at 8:00 and if your student is late, they miss critical lessons and instruction.  Our enrichment time is an intense hour of reading instruction and is required by the district.  Please ensure your child is at school, ready to learn by 8:00.  Thank you for your help!

The Mayo Kicks Auction is this weekend!!  We hope to see you Saturday, February 25th at the Bond Event Center.  It will be a super fun event for grown ups that benefits your student’s every day at Mayo. You will have the opportunity to bid on some fabulous items created by Mayo students, as well as all kinds of donated items and events. The Edison teachers are offering an afternoon of cooking with a group of students. We hope to see you there!

Thank you to those who have returned the overnight information!  We have extended the deadline to return this form until the last day of conferences, Thursday, March 9th.  Attached is another copy of the Edison overnight form in case you need it.

Dates for your calendar:

February 25            Mayo Auction
March 3                  Spring Pictures (Free Dress) – See attached flyer
March 7 and 9         Student Led conferences
March 9                  Deadline for adult registration for the Edison Overnight
March 13-20           Spring Break - No school

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Einstein Overnight Information

Below is some important information and the agenda for the overnight. The information is a bit lengthy but we hope it answers any questions you may have! We look forward to our overnight this Friday! 

Overnight Field Study Important Info 
·         Einsteins should come to school on Friday in regular Mayo bottoms or jeans along with a Mayo polo or spirit shirt. We will have a special overnight shirt for them to change into that morning. 
·         Einsteins will be dismissed from the cafeteria in the morning at 7:45 in order to allow them to use the bathroom, change and be ready to leave at 8:00. Please plan to arrive at school by 7:45 that morning, 7:30 if your child will need breakfast.
·         Buses will leave Mayo at 8:00 sharp.  Buses will be parked in front of the Wilson Auditorium on Columbia. Since we are leaving during morning drop off, you will not be able to park behind the buses. The address for the WONDERtorium is 308 W Franklin Ln Stillwater, OK 74075. You may follow the buses if you wish or meet us there. (Keep in mind, buses drive slower than cars J)
·         While at the WONDERtorium please make sure that the children in your group are using walking feet, treating materials nicely and staying with you. We also ask that you make sure they have a bathroom break before loading the bus. Lunch is from 10:45-12:15. Please make sure your group eats during this time. You may eat anywhere but the carpeted museum floor and the gift shop. If it’s nice, feel free to have a picnic outside!
·         There is not a concession stand at the WONDERtorium. You will need to bring a lunch for yourself!
·         We will load the buses to return to Mayo at 1:50
·         If your child is not staying for the evening activities, they will need to be picked up in home base by 3:30. Just a reminder, we will not be back in time for your child to ride the bus!
·         If you are staying for the evening activities relax and enjoy some down time away from the children! Grab a coffee, go home and shower/nap, go shopping, etc. We will see you back at Mayo by 5:00

Overnight Evening Activities & Agenda
·         If you are staying the night: Meet your Einstein on the big playground when you arrive for evening activities. Once you check in with your child’s homebase teacher, you and your Einstein will find your special sleeping spot. Please do NOT bring your overnight things into Mayo until you arrive in the evening. You may find a special spot in any of the Einstein classrooms, we will not be using the upstairs during the overnight! We ask that during the overnight, your child does not go into centers and play.  
·         If you are not staying the night: Meet your Einstein on the big playground when you arrive for evening activities. Once you check in with your child’s homebase teacher, you and your Einstein will stay on the playground until 5:00

Dinner and set up sleeping spot in Einstein area. Dinner will be served from 5-5:45- come at your leisure. If you finish dinnerand set up, play on the playground.

Vehicle Fair in the Wilson lot. Take your Einstein to see the different vehicles. Talk to them about what occupation might use the different vehicles. 

Hancock & Regnier- snack
Bond & Beckman- art cars

Hancock & Regnier-art cars
Bond & Beckman-literacy

Hancock & Regnier- literacy
Bond & Beckman- snack
Mason- art cars

****Station Locations****
Snack-upstairs in Armstrong area (follow the arrows)
Literacy- library
Art Cars- cafeteria

·         8:20-8:40 Have your Einstein get ready for bed.
·         8:45 Lights Out! Once your child has fallen asleep, parents are welcome to socialize with one another in the cafeteria!  Please consider bringing a snack or beverage to share.  It is TPS policy that alcohol and tobacco are not allowed on school property.  Please make sure that all snacks and beverages are non-alcoholic.

Lights on! Clean up your sleeping spot, get dressed, pack the car.
Breakfast. Meet us in the cafeteria for a light breakfast. Once you have finished your breakfast, you may head home!
Overnight is Complete! Head home to rest up for the Mayo Kicks Auction in the evening J.

Overnight Job Assignments:
Regnier Homebase Parents- breakfast set up (organize food on tables, pour drinks)
Hancock Homebase Parents- clean up literacy station (pick up books/crayons/pencils, clean up trash)
Bond Homebase Parents- clean up snack station (pick up trash, clean tables) 
Mason Homebase Parents- clean up art car station (clean up supplies, sweep)
Beckman Homebase Parents- dinner clean up (wipe tables, pick up trash)

Friday, February 3, 2017

Edison Update 2-3-2017

Dear Edison Families,

We sent home the results from the latest battery L of tests the Edisons endured. There is a letter attached and if you have any questions please let us know.

   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-20 students plus 1 teacher (or 60 if you want to give every Edison student a card).  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!  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.

     February 25th, join the Mayo PTA, staff and parents for our Annual Mayo Kicks Auction. It is a super fun event that benefits your student’s every day at Mayo.

Dates for your calendar:

February 10             Friendship Parties at 2:15 in Family
February 10             Friendship Card Exchange 
February 20            President’s Day – No school       
February 25            Mayo Auction

In Literacy, we are finishing up the novel, Because of Winn Dixie.  We will be working on this for the next few weeks.  We have been focusing on Figurative Language (Simile, Metaphor, Hyperbole, Personification, Alliteration, and Onomatopoeia), Cause and Effect, and Comprehension.

In Math, we are still working on Fractions, Multiplication (through 8s), and Graphing.  Please help your child with memorizing their multiplication facts and continue reading each night!  

Lisa Sander | Edison Teacher (3rd grade)
Tulsa Public Schools,  Mayo Demonstration School
1127 S. Columbia Ave., Tulsa, OK 74104

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