GAME DAY is Thursday, June 6  

    Please see the attached letter from Mrs. McKiernan regarding game day.

    Game Day Letter to Parents




    The PTN is happy to announce that it will be providing a free pizza lunch from a local pizzeria for all students on the day their grade participates in Game Day.

    Each student will be given 2 slices of pizza and a bottle of water at no charge.  If your child(ren) does not wish to participate, (s)he can either purchase lunch form the cafeteria or bring in a lunch from home as usual.

    The PTN hopes that this adds to the fun and excitement of the Game Day experience.

    Your child’s COMPLIMENTARY GAME DAY SHIRT has been sent home.  Please have your child(ren) wear his/her shirt on their grade level’s Game Day. *T-shirts should remain in-tact and should not be cut or embellished.


    Student Dress Code

    As stated above, it is time to review dress codes with students especially the excerpt regarding NO FLIP-FLOPS or OPEN TOED Shoes.   Please see the excerpt from the student handbook below. If you have any questions please contact the Main Office.

    Restrictions on freedom of students’ dress will be imposed whenever the code of dress in question is unsafe either for the student or for those around him/her or whenever it is disruptive to school operations and the educational process in general.  Specifically:

    1. Students will not wear hats, caps, or other head coverings in the building.
    2. No clothing, jewelry, or item that promotes violence, bigotry, profanity or use of a restricted substance, and/or otherwise deemed inappropriate, or interferes with the instructional setting.
    3. Jewelry and clothing should not restrict movement, be distracting or cause a safety hazard to oneself or others.
    4. No micro-mini shorts or skirts will be permitted.  Skirts/shorts must be no shorter than mid-thigh in length.
    5. No boxers, spandex shorts or cutoff shorts will be worn.
    6. No torn or tattered clothing.
    7. All students must wear shoes at all times for safety and health reasons.  No flip-flops or open-toed footwear are allowed.
    8. Students should not wear outer clothing in the building.
    9. All shirts should cover students’ shoulders, backs and come down to the waistline.
    10. Tank tops and backless shirts are not permitted.



     Please make sure your child is studying their basic math facts nightly!!
    Click on the picture below for some great district resources!
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  • Our units we will be covering this year are


     Building a Reading Life

     Reading to Learn: Grasping Main Ideas and Text Structures


     Character Studies

     Research Clubs: Elephants, Penguins, and Frogs, Oh My!




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    Pre- and Post On Demand Writing Assessments

    For each Unit of Writing’ Workshop, students complete a Pre-on Demand writing sample at the onset of the new unit and then a Post On Demand piece upon completion of the unit. The Pre On Demand piece is a formative assessment used to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the student(s) before beginning the unit of study.The Pre On Demand sample does not count toward the student’s grade. This assessment equips the teacher with an understanding of the student(s) needs while preparing instruction to meet the needs of his(her) learners.

    At the end of each unit, the students will complete a Post On Demand sample which is a summative assessment counting toward the student’s performance on the unit. The teacher analyzes each piece to identify the growth the student has made since writing the first sample.

    Each assessment is scored on a rubric that analyzes development of ideas, organization, elaboration as well as conventions including sentence structure, punctuation, capitalization , and grammar. It is expected that the child will show growth from the onset.

    The rubric is scored on a scale of 1 - 4, with four being the highest score. It should be noted that the rubric used is set on a June expectation.

    4= writing exceeds grade level expectations

    3= writing is on grade level and meets the expectations of the grade level.

    2= writing is approaching grade level expectations.

    1= writing is below grade level expectations

  • Math

    Please encourage your child to study their multiplication facts daily.  This will help them greatly daily in Math.


    Please have your student log in to the Pearson website... There are a lot of great features on this site to help reinforce skills taught in school.  They use their google sign in to get into their Pearson account.

  • Specials Schedule for 2018-19

    Monday: Gym - Please wear sneakers.

    Tuesday: Computers

    Wednesday: World Language

    Thursday: Music

    Friday: Art

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    Our class is scheduled for last lunch, which is 1:00.  I believe that the class would benefit from a mid-morning snack to help the students maintain their focus during lessons.  Since we will be working through snack, I ask that you limit the snack to one healthy food item per day.  (some examples: one piece of fruit, carrot sticks, pretzels, crackers) NO PEANUTS OR PEANUT PRODUCTS OF ANY TYPE DUE TO PEANUT ALLERGIES IN THE ROOM. Thank you for your cooperation!


     If you need to get in contact with me, I can be reached at bahughes@jacksonsd.org