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Week of September 17-21, 2018 One More Week Before our Fall Break!—NO SCHOOL ALL NEXT WEEK!

Wow!!!  I can’t believe that we have almost reached Fall Break!  We have been working so hard that the days and weeks are just flying by!  I hope everyone has a safe, restful, and fun Fall Break.   Don’t forget to keep your Reading Skills sharp by reading 3 or more books over the break!—-September Reading Logs are due when we return on Monday, October 1st, so make sure your Reading Log is completed!

Here’s some news and reminders for this week and dates to remember for when we return October 1st.  I look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday, October 1st!

Monthly Reading Logs  PLEASE READ FOR YOUR READING LOG DUIRNG OUR FALL BREAK NEXT WEEK.—YOUR CHILD NEEDS TO COMPLETE THE  ENTIRE READING LOG (12 BOOKS)  BY THE TIME WE RETURN TO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 1ST TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NEXT FRIDAY CLUB.—-PLEASE READ BOOKS FROM HOME, BOOKS THEY HAVE BROUGHT HOME FROM MY CLASS AND THE MEDIA CENTER, OR  VISIT THE COBB COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY IN KENNESAW, ACWORTH, OR MARIETTA!  

 

THE NEXT FRIDAY CLUB FOR SEPTEMBER WILL BE WHEN WE RETURN FROM FALL BREAK.—THAT WILL BE FRIDAY,  OCTOBER 5, 2018.  This should give every student enough time to complete their September Reading Log and read 12 or more books. 

DOES YOUR CHILD GET “BORED” OVER THE SCHOOL BREAKS?  CHECK OUT OUR GREAT PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN KENNESAW, ACWORTH, & THE MAIN LIBRARY IN MARIETTA!—YOUR CHILD CAN CHECK OUT AS MANY WONDERFUL BOOKS ON THEIR LEVEL AS THEY LIKE!—NO COST INVOLVED, JUST GO TO THE LIBRARY WITH YOUR CHILD AND APPLY FOR A LIBRARY CARD!. 

 

LOOKING AHEAD INTO OCTOBER:            PARENT-TEACHER FALL CONFERENCES WILL BE HELD THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-19.  PLEASE LOOK FOR INFORMATION TO COME HOME IN FOLDERS .   EACH PARENT-TEACHER CONFFERENCE WILL LAST 20 MINUTES, SO PLEASE BE PREPARED TO ASK QUESTIONS OR SHARE ANY CONCERNS YOU MAY HAVE.—SCHOOL WILL DISMISS AT 12:15 THAT WEEK TO ACCOMMODATE THE SCHOOL CONFERENCES.——–PLEASE, PLEASE BE ON TIME FOR YOUR CONFERENCE SO WE WILL HAVE THE ENTIRE 20 TO DISCUSS YOUR CHILD’S PROGRESS. 

 UPCOMING EVENTS: 

Wednesday, September 19—5—9 p.m.—Family NIGHT @ HUEY LUEY’S ON COBB PARKWAY.—ALL PROCEEDS GO TO OUR PITNER PTSA TO BENEFIT OUR PITNER STUDENTS! 

 Monday, Sept. 24—Friday, Sept. 28—FALL BREAK!–SCHOOL IS CLOSED ALL OF THAT WEEK!—SCHOOL RESUMES ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 1. 

Friday, Oct. 5——Our next “FRIDAY CLUB” THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER.—YOUR READING LOG MUST BE COMPLETE (12 OR MORE BOOKS) WHEN WE RETURN FROM FALL BREAK ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 1. 

 Saturday, October 6—11 a.m.–3 p.m.—Pitner Fall Fest & 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off. 

 WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-19—PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES.—SCHOOL DISMISSES @ 12:15—LOOK FOR MORE INFO TO COME HOME.. 

 

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Week of September 10-14, 2018 Testing is over for 1st Grade!!! So proud of how hard every student is working!

CogAT Testing is over for 1st Grade, so it is back to our regular schedule.  Here’s some news and reminders to help your child’s school week run smoothly this week!

Monthly Reading Logs:  We had a GREAT time at our 1st Friday Reading Club last Friday!—8 of our 14 friends were able to participate because they read 12 or more books in the month of August!—ALL OF YOUR CHILDREN  NOW HAVE A NEW SEPTEMBER READING LOG IN THEIR FOLDER.—PLEASE READ:  “to your child”,  “with your child”, or have your child “read to you” if possible .—-PARENTS MUST READ WITH OR “HEAR” THEIR CHILD READ SO THAT THEY CAN HELP THEM WITH THE DIFFICULT WORDS  AND CORRECT THEM IF THEY MAKE READING MISTAKES.—READING AT HOME IS A VALUABLE WAY TO PRACTICE AND CAN HELP YOUR CHLD WITH THEIR “FLUENCY” –ease of reading AND CONFIDENCE.     

 

THE NEXT FRIDAY CLUB FOR SEPTEMBER WILL BE WHEN WE RETURN FROM FALL BREAK.—THAT WILL BE FRIDAY,  OCTOBER 5, 2018.  This should give every student enough time to complete their September Reading Log and read 12 or more books. 

 

 DOES YOUR CHILD GET “BORED” OVER THE SCHOOL BREAKS?  CHECK OUT OUR GREAT PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN KENNESAW, ACWORTH, & THE MAIN LIBRARY IN MARIETTA!—YOUR CHILD CAN CHECK OUT AS MANY WONDERFUL BOOKS ON THEIR LEVEL AS THEY LIKE!—NO COST INVOLVED, JUST GO TO THE LIBRARY WITH YOUR CHILD AND APPLY FOR A LIBRARY CARD!.—P.S.  Of course, you will be responsible for the replacement cost of any lost, unreturned, or damaged books. 

 

 CogAT (Cogitive Abilities Test) —Your children did a remarkable job of staying focused and giving their best efforts during our CogAT tests on Wed., Thurs., and Friday.—So many thanks for getting your children to school on time for the test, making sure they were rested, and make sure they had eaten breakfast for their “brain food”.—WE ARE ALL DONE WITH OUR TESTS NOW! 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

 Friday, Sept. 14—LIBRARY DAY IS CHANGED TO FRIDAY JUST FOR THIS WEEK! 

 Monday, Sept. 24—Friday, Sept. 28—–FALL BREAK!—SCHOOL IS CLOSED ALL OF THAT WEEK! 

  Friday, Oct. 5——Our next “FRIDAY CLUB”  for September!—  GET BUSY!    THAT’S 4 WEEKS AWAY!—PLENTY OF TIME TO READ   12 OR MORE BOOKS FOR THE SEPTEMBER READING LOG!

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Week of Sept. 3-7, 2018 A Short Week This Week and Lots of Learning to Do!

I hope everyone had a restful and fun Labor Day Holiday!  Here is some information and reminders of what’s going on in our classroom and at Pitner for this week and the month ahead!

Monthly Reading Logs:   Our 1st “Friday’ Club”  will be this Friday, September 7.  Congratulations to the 7 students who will be participating because they completed their August Reading Log!—-Students who complete their September Reading log by October 1 will be attending the next Friday Club at the end of September. 

 FYI:  THE “FRIDAY CLUB”  IS A CELEBRATION OF ALL STUDENTS WHO t COMPLETED THEIR MONTHLY READING LOGS.—STUDENTS WHO QUALIFY,  JOIN ME IN MY CLASSROM FOR LUNCH ON THE SELECTED FRIDAY AND GET TO DINE WITH THEIR FRIENDS AT ONE OF OUR CLASSROOM TABLES!    THERE IS ALWAYS A “SPECIAL TREAT”  FROM ME FOR THOSE WHO GET TO ATTEND!  

 Grandparent’s Day: Pitner will be celebrating our student’s Grandparents with an “ICE CREAM SOCIAL” on this  Thursday, Sept. 6 & Friday, Sept. 7 AT 1:00 p.m.—1ST GRADE WILL CELEBRATE GRANDPARENTS DAY ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7!—-Don’t’ forget to join the 1st grade grandparents if you sent in a purple reservation form.—The deadline was last Friday.—-SORRY, BUT ONLY GRANDPARENTS WITH ADVANCE RESERVATIONS MAY JOIN US ON FRIDAY. 

 The CogAT (Cogitive Abilities Test) begins tomorrow—Wednesday, September 5 and will continue on Thursday and Friday.  ALL STUDENTS IN 1ST AND 3RD GRADE WILL BE TAKING THIS TEST!—An Informational Flyer was sent home last Friday. 

Reminders: 

  • Make sure your child is rested and has eaten breakfast so they will be at their best! 
  • BE ON TIME:  —THE TEST STARTS AT 8:00 SHARP.—CHILDREN WHO ARE LATE TO SCHOOL WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO INTERRUPT THE TEST AND WILL REPORT TO THE MEDIA CENTER UNTIL THE TEST IS OVER.—They will be required to take a make-up test at another time. 

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

Friday, Sept.7—AUGUST FRIDAY CLUB 

 Friday, Sept. 7—Grandparent’s Day—A purple invitation was sent home 2 weeks ago . ATTENDANCE IS BY RESERVATION ONLY and the deadline was last Friday. 

 Friday, Sept. 7—Pitner Night @ Kell High School Football Game 

 Monday, Sept. 24—Friday, Sept. 28—–FALL BREAK!—SCHOOL IS CLOSED ALL OF THAT WEEK!

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