Saturday, April 29, 2017

Einstein Update 4-27-2017

Einstein News                                          April 27, 2017

Curriculum Update:  This week we have been talking about ants and characteristics of ants! What are the parts of an ant? What resources are available to help us learn about ants? (i.e. internet, books, videos, experts, etc.) We will continue our study on bugs and look closer at bees next week and how they work together as a community to meet their needs.

Summer Birthdays: If your Einstein has a birthday during the summer and they would like to celebrate with their homebase by bringing a treat, please contact your child’s homebase teacher so they can schedule a day to celebrate!

MAYO Neighborhood Applications If anyone is interested in applying to Mayo for a KG-5th grade spot the application window is Monday 4/10/17 – Friday 4/28/17.  Parents will need to fill out a “paper” application at the Enrollment Center during the application window.  All tours have been completed and all applications are due tomorrow!

Einstein End of Year Bash will be Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Einsteins will have a special lunch provided by the teachers (parents will need to bring their own) and we will be visited by a sno cone trolley! Parents are invited to attend any/all of this fun event. Parents will also be able to purchase a sno cone for themselves from the trolley for only $1! As with any Mayo field study, this day is for Einsteins and their parents/grown ups only! Please make other arrangements for all siblings. 

ALL Library Books are due back at Mayo by May 5th. Monday was the last day for check out so there will be not be library books coming home with Einsteins next Monday.

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) – Second year Einsteins have started MAP testing sessions to assess Reading and Mathematics skills.  When taking the MAP test, the difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers all the previous questions.  As the student answers correctly, questions become more difficult.  If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier.  This is the last time second year Einsteins will have to take this test this year. We will share these scores with you once they are made available. Please make sure your Einstein eats a nice healthy breakfast and goes to bed early to ensure they do their best! 

Volunteer Breakfast- Each year we like to honor those people who graciously give their time to volunteer at Mayo.  If you have volunteered in any way, shape, or form this year you are invited to our Volunteer Breakfast on May 12th at 7:15 A.M. in the Mayo Library. We appreciate all your hard work!

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
April 25-May 5         MAP Testing Window
May 1-5                     BOGO Book Fair 
May 5                        ALL library books are due
May 5                        Spirit Day (Mayo spirit shirt and regular uniform bottoms)
May 12                      Volunteer Breakfast @ 7:15 a.m. in Mayo library
May 12                      Lifeskill Awards Ceremony (more details to come)
May 17                     Einstein End of Year Bash
May 18                      Last Day of School for students!


Goodall Update 4-27-2017

April 27, 2017


One Last Field Study!
Goodalls will be taking a trip to Woolaroc Museum as the culmination of their OERB unit.  This will take place on April 28th.  Buses will leave Mayo at 8:45 and return about 2:30.  Your student may wear jeans with their Goodall overnight shirt (maroon with the “Wander” quote).  If you cannot locate the overnight shirt, they should wear a red uniform shirt.  If you did not turn in a form or did not inform a teacher, your child needs to bring a sack lunch from home. If you are planning to check your child out to ride home with you, you must sign them out with a Goodall teacher.  We will all have a master list, so you may sign out with any one of us.

MicroSociety:
Our final project for the year will be Goodall MicroSociety.  MicroSociety is a way to bring real-world experiences into the classroom and further our study of goods/services, wants/needs, income/scarcity, etc.  The Goodalls have been  learning about Economics.  They have created their businesses and supply notes have been sent home.  This event will take place next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (May 2nd , 3rd  and 4th ).  On May 2nd and 3rd, the students will sell their products to their classmates.  On Thursday, May 4th, parents and guests are invited to “shop til you drop”!  We will even give you $10.00 to shop with!  Please have your child’s supplies at school by Monday, unless it is food, which may be brought daily.


EOY MAP Testing:
The window for End of Year MAP tests in Reading and Math is April 25-May 12th.
We will send home reports and be in touch after the results are compiled.  Shoots will also take the SRI (Scholastic Reading Inventory). 

Library Information:
April 24th-April 28th is the last week for checking out books.
May 1st-5th   - -  BOGO Book Fair
Friday, May 5th  - - ALL Library Books are Due

*** Spelling test Monday for Roots and Shoots!!***

Quick Curriculum Update:   
Shoots Literacy Group: Civil War
Shoots Word Work:   alphabetical order/tricky spellings
Shoots Math:  Double/Triple Digit Addition and Subtraction w/regrouping

Year-Long Theme/Social Studies:   Economics/Microsociety
Roots Word Work:  Writing Process
Roots Literacy:  Astronomy or Animals and Habitats 
Roots Math: Strategies for Adding 2-digit Numbers (10 more, Number Bonds, etc.)
PLEASE work with your Root on counting by ones, twos, fives, and tens 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 day and practicing their addition and subtraction math facts.
Dates to remember: 

Thursday, April 27th - - Edison Program
Friday, April 28th - - Goodall Woolaroc Field Study
May 1st-5th - - BOGO Book Fair
Friday, May 5th - - ALL LIBRARY BOOKS DUE IN
Friday, May 12th - - Volunteer Breakfast and Lifeskill Awards Assembly
Tuesday, May 16th - - Shadow Day and 5th Grade Promotion
Thursday, May 18-Last day of classes


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 

Armstrong Update 4-28-2017

Greetings Armstrong Families!
                We are quickly winding down to the end of the year and we have a lot of important events coming up as well as several date changes and/or event cancellations. Please read through the entire newsletter, I will try to keep it brief and to the point J

   In science, students are finishing up their ecosystem research slideshows.  They can log in to show you at home via Google Slides by logging in with their school email (First Name + last initial + two digit month/date of birthday @ student.k12.tulsaschools.org plus their 6-digit ID number as password).  Ask them about their research so they can share what they are working on with you!


5th Grade Promotion
-          5th Grade Promotion is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16th in the Wilson Auditorium at 6:30PM.

-          Information about 5th Grade Memory Books was sent home 5th graders on Monday. This is a treasured Mayo tradition, but is optional for those who want to participate.

-          4th Grade Parent Volunteers Needed! – If you are interested and willing to help coordinate the Promotion Reception please email Mrs. Smith (consists of picking up the cake, balloons, d├ęcor, paper goods and setting up the Cafeteria during the promotion. Yes, we do have a budget for this J)
IMPORTANT DATES
-          April 28 – No Celebrations
-          May 1-5 – Book Fair
-          May 3-5 – 5th Grade Trip!! (5th graders will be in school on May 3 and will be leaving for Dallas after school)
-          May 8 – Band/Strings Program at 2:15pm / Last day of Band/Strings
-          May 10 – 4th Grade Any Given Child Field Study
-          May 12 – Volunteer Breakfast (7AM) and Lifeskills Ceremony
-          May 16 – All-School Shadow Day (in the morning)
-          May 16 – 5th Grade Promotion at 6:30PM in Wilson Cafeteria
-          May 18 – Last Day of School for students!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please email your child’s homebase teacher.
Also, we have heard from many students and parents that they are not getting our newsletters. If you know of any Armstrong families that are not receiving our updates, please tell them to update their email with the front office. Anytime you make a change to your email, please email your child’s homebase teacher or Mrs. Jennings so that we can update the information in Powerschool.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Edison Update 4-24-2017

Hello Edison families,

We hope you and your child are rested from the overnight!  Thank you parents for contributing to the success of the overnight by helping when asked (or when seeing a need) and being engaged with your child.  We want these trips to be learning experiences for students, parents, and teachers.  Special thanks to those who stayed with the group and followed the outlined expectations.  When we travel, we do so as a school group and represent Mayo. We want to be good guests and leave a good impression so that we may return in the future.  Thank you if you contributed positively.  

The Edison Program is this Thursday, April 27th.  YOUR STUDENT NEEDS TO WEAR THEIR EDISON GREY SHIRT AND JEANS TO SCHOOL AND THAT EVENING.  The students need to meet in the Edison area at 6:00p.m.  You may stroll to find a seat in the Wilson Cafetorium after sending your Edison upstairs.  We ask that you and your family bring a blanket to sit on to watch the program.  This allows the majority of the audience to see the students.  If you or other guests need to sit in a chair, we will have some available along the back of the room.  EVERY student has a part in the program.  If your child will not be able to be here Thursday evening, please respond to this email and let us know ASAP.  

Here are some important dates for your calendar:

April 27          Edison Program @ 6:30 (be here at 6:00)
April 24-28    Last week for checking out books.
May 1-5         BOGO Book Fair 
May 3rd          Edisons take SRI
May 5th          Edisons take MAP Reading
May 5th          ALL Library Books are Due
May 11th       Edison Field Study to Tulsa Historical Society
May 12th       Volunteer Breakfast/Lifeskill Ceremony (see details in Mayo Times)
May 15th       Lyric Theater present 1776 to Edisons and Armstrongs
May 16th       All School Shadow Day (more info to come)
May 18th       Last Day of School for students!


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

twitter: @tulsaschools
@Mayo_PTA


Friday, April 21, 2017

Einstein News 4-20-2017

Einstein News                                          April 20, 2017

Curriculum Update:  This week we have been talking about bugs and characteristics of bugs! Ask your Einstein what their favorite bug is. What are the needs of bugs? What resources are available to help us learn about bugs? (i.e. internet, books, videos, experts, etc.) We will continue our study on bugs and look closer at bees and ants and how they work together as a community to meet their needs.

Summer Birthdays: If your Einstein has a birthday during the summer and they would like to celebrate with their homebase by bringing a treat, please contact your child’s homebase teacher so they can schedule a day to celebrate!

MAYO Neighborhood Applications If anyone is interested in applying to Mayo for a KG-5th grade spot the application window is Monday 4/10/17 – Friday 4/28/17.  Parents will need to fill out a “paper” application at the Enrollment Center during the application window.  The application is called “Neighborhood School Transfers”.  Parents who wish to apply and have their child’s name placed on a waiting list for the 2017-18 school year must attend one of the tours listed below.  Tours are for adults only and a reservation must be made in advance.   


Einstein End of Year Bash will be Wednesday, May 17, 2017. We will picnic at a park, have a special lunch and more! Parents are invited to attend any/all of this fun event. As with any Mayo field study, this day is for Einsteins and their parents/grown ups only! Please make other arrangements for all siblings. 

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) – At the end of this week, second year Einsteins will complete MAP testing sessions to assess Reading and Mathematics skills.  When taking the MAP test, the difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers all the previous questions.  As the student answers correctly, questions become more difficult.  If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier.  This is the last time second year Einsteins will have to take this test this year. We will share these scores with you once they are made available. Please make sure your Einstein eats a nice healthy breakfast and goes to bed early to ensure they do their best! 
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
April 21-May 5         MAP Testing Window
April 24-28              Last week for checking out books.
May 1-5                     BOGO Book Fair 
May 5th                      ALL Library Books are Due
May 12                      Volunteer Breakfast/Lifeskill assembly (more details to come)
May 17                    Einstein End of Year Bash (more details to come)
May 18                      Last Day of School for students!



TPS Students Celebrate Earth Day at TU


MEDIA ADVISORY

What:              Tulsa Public Schools students celebrate Earth Day at the University of Tulsa
When:             Friday, April 21, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where:            University of Tulsa, Harwell Field, S. Gary Place/E. 5th Place 
Contact:          Emma Garrett Nelson at 918-202-6956 or garreem@tulsaschools.org

TULSA, Okla. – On Friday, April 21, 2017, approximately 1,500 students in pre-kindergarten through second grade will participate in the fourth annual Tulsa Earth Day celebration on Harwell Field at the University of Tulsa. The event will focus on outdoor hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning programs and activities.

This annual celebration was started by Tulsa Public Schools parent Katherine Anderson, pre-kindergarten teacher Patty Eaton, and community member Annie Tyndall at the suggestion of Katherine’s then-five-year-old son. This event is designed to:
·         promote civic engagement and mobilizing the Tulsa community by working with partner organizations to provide opportunities to build community relationships and become active in the environment;
·         implement environmental education programs to engage students to solve local environmental issues;
·         inspire students to become environmental leaders through awareness at an early age; strengthen the environmental community in schools;
·         build understanding of the benefits of clean water, energy conservation, endangered animals, recycling, waste management and sustainable healthy food; and 
·         provide a fun way to celebrate Earth Day. 
  
Event Schedule

Shift one: Lanier, Kendall Whittier, Remington, Lee, and Emerson elementary schools

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.       
Lunch for students in shifts one and two

Shift two: Mark Twain, Cooper, Owen, Chouteau, Lee, and Sequoyah elementary schools, Zarrow International School, and Mayo Demonstration Academy

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Armstrong Overnight Info

Greetings Armstrong Parents,

I wanted to send one last reminder email to make sure that all students, parents and teachers are on the same page. 

We have heard from several students that they will not be attending the overnight but have not heard from their parents. We have also been contacted by parents about their child not attending and we appreciate your communication. Please understand that this overnight is a part of your child’s curriculum. 

If you are planning on not sending your child, please know that they are still expected to be in school on Thursday and Friday. We will have a small assignment to make up for what they are missing on the overnight that they will need to complete. If a student is not attending the overnight and does not come to school on those days they will be counted as an unexcused absence. 

Thursday Morning Drop-Off:

The bus will be here at 8AM on Thursday morning. We will be convening in the church parking lot south of Mayo. Your child does not need to go to the Armstrong area. 

Attendance – All Armstrongs will check-in with Ms. Tandy
Food and Supplies – Parents who can help load and transport supplies need to see Mr. Najera
Nurse and Meds – Mr. Guss will be taking care of the meds, if you have any additional medication you need to make sure it is checked in with the nurse. 
Itinerary and Questions – Please see Mrs. Smith for an itinerary and about any questions you may have

We ask that belongings are loaded onto the bus that your child is assigned (see below for details) and that your child board the bus to wait. If you are joining us on the overnight we ask that you please make sure your child is seated on a bus and that they have had a bathroom break.

What to Pack and T-Shirts:

Tomorrow your child will be bringing home a packing list with the following items: a black trash bag, a white trash bag, a large Ziploc baggie and a small Ziploc baggie.
·         The Black Trash Bag for all sleeping gear.
·         The Large Ziploc Baggie for your child’s sack lunch Thursday
·         The Small Ziploc Baggie for any toiletries.
·         The White Trash Bag is to be used as an emergency poncho.

The packing list will also include what students are expected to wear on Thursday and Friday. Students will not receive their Armstrong T-Shirt until Thursday night.

The name tag on the black trash bag is for easy identification of belongings and bus assignments. Please do not remove this. It also has your child’s bus number written on it.

We strongly discourage parents and students from bringing air mattresses as there is limited space at the church we are staying. It is the same church that the Armstrongs stayed at last year. 

Please let your child’s homebase teacher know if you have any last minute questions. Thank you for all you do.

Sincerely,

The Armstrong Team

Mrs. Smith – embryel@tulsaschools.org
Mr. Najera – najerhu@tulsaschools.org
Ms. Tandy – tandyju@tulsaschools.org

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Goodall Update: 4-3-2017

April 13, 2017
Goodall Program Info:
Our program will take place on Tuesday, April 19th, at 6:30 p.m.  We ask students to be in the Goodall area at 6:15.  Please wear your maroon shirt from our overnight trip.  Family and friends can go grab a seat in the Gym, and Goodall teachers will walk students over at show time!  If you will be unable to make it in the evening, you can come and watch the Goodalls perform during Family time at 2:15 p.m. at our Dress Rehearsal.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B12fi244MOF0fk9iNGZNWndtdTlSWmZjVy1yNzh6aUllcWIzSy1IcmJWdmF6Z1BVMWFBTnc

MAYO Neighborhood Applications:
If anyone you know is interested in applying to Mayo for a KG-5
th grade spot, the application window is Monday 4/10/17 – Friday 4/28/17.  Parents will need to fill out a “paper” application at the Enrollment Center during the application window.  The application is called “Neighborhood School Transfers”.  Parents who wish to apply and have their child’s name placed on a waiting list for the 2017-18  School Year must attend one of the tours listed below.  Tours are for adults only and a reservation must be made in advance.  

Tuesday 4/18 - - 9:00AM
Wednesday 4/26 - - 6:30PM

One Last Field Study!
Goodalls will be taking a trip to Woolaroc Museum as the culmination of their OERB unit.  This will take place on April 28th.  Buses will leave Mayo at 8:45 and return about 2:30.  Students will need a sack lunch for that day.  Please let us know as soon as possible if your student will bring a sack lunch, or will need one from the Cafeteria.  We will have more info about any needed Parent Volunteers next week.

MicroSociety:
Our final big project for the year will be Goodall MicroSociety.  MicroSociety is a way to bring real-world experiences into the classroom and further our study of goods/services, wants/needs, income/scarcity, etc.  In the upcoming weeks, Goodalls will be learning about Economics.  They will be working in small groups to create a “business” that will sell a good or provide a service.  Each group will be required to submit a business proposal.  Once these are decided, we will send a letter home to let parents know what supplies students will need.  We’ll be encouraging them to choose businesses that won’t require expensive supplies.  Students will plan, price, and advertise their businesses.  We will set up booths/tables for Goodalls to shop each other’s booths.  On the final day, of Micro, we will invite parents to come and shop!

Family:
Our last day of Family will be April 26th.  This is generally a Family Teacher party.  Teachers would love a written note from your Goodall, telling them how much they enjoyed their time together this year, and what was fun.

EOY MAP Testing:
The window for End of Year MAP tests in Reading and Math is April 25-May 12th.
We will send home reports and be in touch after the results are compiled.  Shoots will also take the SRI (Scholastic Reading Inventory). 

Library Information:
April 24th-April 28th is the last week for checking out books.
May 1st-5th   - -  BOGO Book Fair
Friday, May 5th  - - ALL Library Books are Due

*** Spelling test tomorrow for Roots and Shoots!!***

Quick Curriculum Update:   
Shoots Literacy Group: Insects
Shoots Word Work:   alphabetical order/subjects and predicates
Shoots Math:  Double/Triple Digit Addition and Subtraction w/regrouping

Science:  OERB-Oil and Natural Gas
Year-Long Theme/Social Studies:   Economics
Roots Word Work:  Writing Process
Roots Literacy:  Astronomy or Animals and Habitats 
Roots Math: Strategies for Adding 2-digit Numbers (10 more, Number Bonds, etc.)
PLEASE work with your Root on counting by ones, twos, fives, and tens 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 day and practicing their addition and subtraction math facts.
Dates to remember: 

Tuesday, April 18
th, 6:15 p.m. - - Goodall Program
Friday, April 21st - - TU Earth Day Celebration
Wednesday, April 26th - - Last day of Family
Thursday, April 27th - - Edison Program
Friday, April 28th - - Goodall Woolaroc Field Study
May 1st-5th - - BOGO Book Fair
Friday, May 5th - - ALL LIBRARY BOOKS DUE IN
Friday, May 12th - - Volunteer Breakfast and Lifeskill Awards Assembly
Tuesday, May 16th - - Shadow Day and 5th Grade Promotion
Thursday, May 18-Last day of classes


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