Week 15-Fall break

We finally made it to Fall Break. A break that teachers and students were excited for. I hope everyone enjoys their break and I hope its a safe one. There will not be any school the week of November 20-24-2017. Have a great fall break and a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Week 14-We are HALF way Through!

I can’t believe we are half way through quarter 2. As we know, Georgia Milestones are approaching and we are continuing to engage in lessons and activities that will better prepare all my students to be successful. Progress reports were sent home November 9, 2017. Parents, please look through the papers as well as return them with a signature.

Thank you to all the parents and students who came out to support Hendricks Elementary Math Night. My students will be receiving 10 extra credit points for engaging in the math activities and attending a meaningful session.

 

  • BELIEVE KIDS FUNDRAISER November 3rd-15th

Please support PTA by asking your family, coworkers, and friends to purchase an item.  Orders can also be purchased online.  Order packets came home on Friday.

  • THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE, Novemember 6th-16th

Please donate canned goods and non-perishable food items. Donations will be distributed to families in our community.

  • Yearbooks are on sale!!  First come, first serve.  There are only 20 hard cover and 80 soft cover left.

Thanksgiving Break November 20-November 24. No school in session!

Week 13

Hello parents! This week we finished working on mixed number fractions. We are still working on our informational pieces and perfecting them. In reading, we are working on determining the overall structure of a poem, passage, story etc… Health projects for quarter 2 are now over!

Reminder:

  • Weekly reports were sent home today. Please sign and return on Monday.
  • Back by popular demand from our parents and students, Family Math Madness Night will take place Thursday, November 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the gym.
  • Thanksgiving Food Drive will begin on Monday and will end on the 16th.

Week 12

This week we dived into fractions. I am so proud of my students. As we all know, fractions is a challenging skill, but they have been working so hard. They have learned so many different strategies and are eager to be successful in learning fractions. We have also started our informational writing. I have given the students an opportunity to choose their own topics in which they want to research. They are excited and I am eager to guide them into being successful writers this quarter.

Reminders:

Grandparents’ and Loved Ones Luncheon, November 3, 2017, During your child’s lunch

Munch and Math, November 3, 2017, 8am – 9am, Room 201

Math Night, November 9, 2017, 6pm – 7:30pm, Gym

 

Bites and Books, November 17, 2017, 8am – 9am, Room 201

 

Week 11-Conference Week

Conference week was a success.

I was so happy to meet and conference with the majority of my students. It was truly a pleasure! I appreciate all the parents that attended. Thank you all for the support. I want to invite all parents to visit my class on Monday at 9:15-10:15 to get a Spotlight on Writing Instruction in my classroom. I hope to see you all there. If you did not attend a conference, then your child did not receive a report card. I will send them out next week.

FYI: My students worked on using a POWTOON this week. It was a struggle, but they are doing great using technology to demonstrate their learning in reading. I am proud of them.

Important Events

State of the School Annuatl Title I Family Meeting, October 26, 2017, 8am – 9am, Room 215

If you have ever asked What is a Title I School?; How does our school spend Title I money?; How does our school participate in the Title I Program?; Curriculum, standards, or assessment questions please join us for our State of the School Annual Title I Family Meeting Oct. 26th, 8am.  RSVP by returning the bottom portion of the flyer your child brought home.

Grandparents’ and Loved Ones Luncheon, November 3, 2017, During your child’s lunch

This luncheon is an opportunity for grandparents’ and loved ones to come and have lunch together. All non-students pay $3.75 for lunch.  Only CASH OR CHECK will be accepted at the register.  As a treat, Lifetouch will be available to take pictures of students and their family.  So that we have an accurate, please return the bright orange form to RSVP by October 27th.  

Munch and Math, November 3, 2017, 8am – 9am, Room 201

Parents please plan to meet with the Academic Coaches, Jen Shiers & Angela Mack, to participate in K-5 learning sessions to discuss ways to help your child with quarter 2 math standards (computation strategies, fractions, and geometry) at home. Refreshments will be served!  You can RSVP by returning bottom portion  of the yellow flyer or log into Parent Vue then click on School Events (you must have an activation key to create a log in).

 

Math Night, November 9, 2017, 6pm – 7:30pm, Gym

Please join us for a night of fun, games, and prizes!  While students are playing games and showing off their math skills, teachers will be available to share math strategies and resources with parents.  You can RSVP by returning bottom portion of the lime green flyer or log into Parent Vue then click on School Events (you must have an activation key to create a log in).

Bites and Books, November 17, 2017, 8am – 9am, Room 201

Parents please plan to meet with the Academic Coaches, Jen Shiers & Angela Mack, to participate in K-5 learning sessions to discuss ways to help your child with quarter 2 reading standards at home. Refreshments will be served!  You can RSVP by returning bottom portion  of the blue flyer or log into Parent Vue then click on School Events (you must have an activation key to create a log in).

 

 

Week 10: New Quarter/Same goals

Quarter 2 is now here. It was a great new start! I know I have mentioned this before; however, as we approach conference week, I want to remind everyone to visit this site academics.cobbk12.org  There is a wealth of information to assist parents with understanding what and how their students are being taught. For some reason, the site cannot be accessed by tyingwww. before the web address, so be sure to type this exact website.

  • Weekly Reports were sent home today, please sign and return on Monday.
  • Conference week is next week. I am so eager to meet all parents again and I know that it will be great for us all to be on the same page. I am asking that each parent attends the conference time provided to them and please be on time. I encourage students to come with their parents.
  • Reminder: Students will be dismissed early next week at 12:30 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
  • Reminder: Reports cards will be given out at the conferences.

 

Red Ribbon Week       October 23rd– 27th!

Red Ribbon Week is a time for our students, staff, parents, and community to commit themselves to leading a healthy drug free life. Classroom counseling lessons will be conducted about the importance of living a more healthy and safe lifestyle. We will celebrate awareness of making healthy choices with a daily theme. Each student is encouraged to participate in the following:

Monday: “I’m a “jean-ious!” I’m too smart to do drugsWear Jeans.

Tuesday: “Closing the chapter on drugs” (classes will receive red ribbon book marks)

Wednesday: “Healthy Mind, Body, & Heart”- Wear something red to promote a healthy heart.

Thursday: “Sock it to drugs.”- Wear crazy socks.

Friday: “Stay in the game!”- Wear your favorite sports team jersey or shirt.

Week 9

WOW! I can’t believe QUARTER 1 is now over! I have a few more grades to enter and reports cards will  be given out at your conference.

*Weekly reports were sent home today! Please sign and return on Monday.

  • Conference Week is coming up (October 16-October 20). Please make sure you return the conference sheet back to me, so that I can make sure that you will be attending the conference.

Upcoming Events:

October 10th:  Coffee & Conversation with Principal 8:15 am- 9:15 am – Mr. O’Connell will be sharing nformation about assessments like RI, MI, DRA, COGAT, IOWA, and EOG. Spanish Interpreter will be available.  Flyer is attached

October 13th: Picture Make-Ups

October 16th – 19th:  Conference Week

In honor of Public Safety Appreciation week, Student Council will be hosting a Public Safety Appreciation Breakfast for Austell Police and Austell Fire Dept. on Wednesday, Oct. 18th.

Media Center will email overdue notices to them once a week.

Week 8: Almost to an End of Quarter1

Week 8: Thank you to all the parents that takes a look at and sign weekly reports along with making sure they are turned back in the following Monday. I appreciate you all. I did not send home weekly reports on Friday because students will be gone for a week and wouldn’t be able to return them the following Monday.

Important: I sent each child home with a math skills review packet (only containing 30 problems). It covers every skill taught in math this quarter. I encourage all students to complete each and every problem.  It allows them to know where they are in math and it also allows me to know their strengths and weaknesses this quarter.

FYI: There is one more week left in Quarter 1.

FYI: I update grades on a daily basis, so please feel free to view parent view for your child’s grades. I will continue sending home weekly reports as well.

Reminder: Our Fall break begins Monday September 25, 2017 through Friday September 29, 2017. There will not be school this week. I encourage all students to log onto learning farm, studyladder, and splash math to continue practicing fifth grade skills. Please make sure your child is reading every night, as well as working on multiplication.

As always if you have any questions or concerns, please email me @ [email protected] or text/call me at 678-870-7978 if it is urgent. Thank you parents for all that you do.

Week 7:Short week–post never posted.I apologize

Week 7: Hurricane Irma came and left

Wow! This was truly a short week. I am happy that all my students and families were safe and sound. Iowa testing started on September 14 and will continue through September 19, 2017.

FYI: I update grades on a daily basis, so please feel free to view parent view for your child’s grades. I will continue sending home weekly reports as well.

FYI: Munch and Math will be held at Hendricks Elementary September 22, 2017 in Room 201. (8am-9am)

Reminder: Our class blog can be easily viewed on any device, including a smartphone.

Reminder: Our Fall break begins Monday September 25, 2017 through Friday September 29, 2017. There will not be school this week. I encourage all students to log onto learning farm, studdyladder, and splash math to continue practicing fifth grade skills. Please make sure your child is reading every night, as well as working on multiplication.

  • Backpack Blessings is a weekend food program for children attending Hendricks Elementary School. Each Friday, students will go to the Backpack Blessings Room to receive five food items. The program will last throughout the school year and is free of charge.

    If you are interested in your child participating in this program, please let your child’s teacher know. You will receive an application that will need to be completed and signed by a parent or guardian, then returned to the school counselors.

Week 6

  • County progress reports were sent out September 6, 2017. Please make sure to sign the report and return it back to school. I will not send home weekly reports this week because progress reports were sent home this week.
  • FYI: All students presented their science projects this week and I must say I was very impressed. The students displayed so much effort and enthusiasm during their process of constructing their models . Thank you parents for all that you do to help and support us.
  • Reminder: IOWA testing begins next week:)
  • Backpack Blessings is a weekend food program for children attending Hendricks Elementary School. Each Friday, students will go to the Backpack Blessings Room to receive five food items. The program will last throughout the school year and is free of charge.If you are interested in your child participating in this program, please let your child’s teacher know. You will receive an application that will need to be completed and signed by a parent or guardian, then returned to the school counselors.

As always if you have any questions or concerns, please email me.