PTA Movie Food Truck Night ​

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Did you hear the news? For just $5, enter to win ​
​Walt ​Disney ​World Tickets​ and Skyline Park Tickets​ at our​ Annual PTA Movie Food Truck Night ​this ​​​Friday, April 20th 5pm – 10pm. The movie will be shown in the faculty parking lot on the big screen provided by Monte Carlo Productions.  Bring chairs and blankets to be comfy while enjoying the movie.  ​ ​We will have unlimited fresh popcorn poppin’ and fun activities too.
Willing to volunteer? Sign-up here:
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/ 9040B49A4AB2BA02-ptamovie
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Food Trucks:
The Royal Pig BBQ            Atlanta Ice Cream Truck
Genki Sushi                          Funnel Cake Guys
Pattywagon                          Kona Ice

Weekly Update 4/09/2018

Dear Parents,

I hope that you and your family are doing well. We have approximately six more weeks of learning before the end of the school year. In Math we continue learning about 3-dimensional figures and the children have done a great job creating their own solid figures in the classroom. In Reading we are reading informational texts with an emphasis on identifying main idea and using context clues to infer information and improve comprehension. In Grammar we are studying suffixes and irregular past tense verbs, and in Science we continue studying different life cycles (butterfly and plants). The homework packet is due on Monday and the Spelling test is this Friday. The spelling words for this week are the following:

  1. spoke
  2. drove
  3. began
  4. drank
  5. told
  6. forgave
  7. sang
  8. forgot
  9. caught
  10. bought
  11. became
  12. taught
  13. built
  14. heard
  15. chose

Challenge Words:

  1. understood
  2. partitioned
  3. migrated
  4. molting
  5. emerging

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

Weekly Update 3/26/2018

Dear parents,

I hope that you had a great weekend. We had a great time during the field trip to the Atlanta Children’s Museum on Friday. Thank you to all the parents who helped as chaperones.

The specials’ schedule for this week is: Monday—Music, Tuesday—Science, Wednesday—PE, Thursday—Art, Friday–PE (please remember that students must wear tennis shoes the during PE days).

Our academic objectives for the week are the following:

Phonics: words with the prefixes dis, pre, and mis

Science: Frog Life Cycles

Reading: Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel – Chapters 2 and 3 – Main Idea and Context Clues

Math: 2-Dimensional Shapes with partitioning.

Writing: Informational writing (focus: frog life cycle – sequence)

The spelling words for this week are:

Spelling Words:

disagree

dishonest

dislike

disbelieve

disappear

premade

preschool

prepaid

preview

pretest

misbehave

mishear

misspell

misuse

misread

 

Challenge Words:

 

misunderstood

misinformation

disorganized

disrespectful

prehistoric

 

Thank you!

 

This Week

Dear parents,

I hope that you had a great weekend. We had a great time during the field trip to the Atlanta Children’s Museum on Friday. Thank you to all the parents who helped as chaperones.

The specials’ schedule for this week is: Monday—Music, Tuesday—Science, Wednesday—PE, Thursday—Art, Friday–PE (please remember that students must wear tennis shoes the during PE days).

Our academic objectives for the week are the following:

Phonics: words with the prefixes dis, pre, and mis

Science: Frog Life Cycles

Reading: Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel – Chapters 2 and 3 – Main Idea and Context Clues

Math: 2-Dimensional Shapes with partitioning.

Writing: Informational writing (focus: frog life cycle – sequence)

The spelling words for this week are:

Spelling Words:

disagree

dishonest

dislike

disbelieve

disappear

premade

preschool

prepaid

preview

pretest

misbehave

mishear

misspell

misuse

misread

Challenge Words:

misunderstood

misinformation

disorganized

disrespectful

prehistoric

 

Field Trip Information and Report Cards

Dear Parents,

I hope that all of you had a great day. As you know tomorrow is the field trip to the Children’s Museum of Atlanta. The children are definitely excited about it. We plan to leave the school at approximately 9:15 a.m. and we should be back by 1:15 p.m.. The following is a link to the museum’s website in case that you want more information about the place: http://childrensmuseumatlanta.org/

The children who regularly eat food from the cafeteria will receive sack lunches prepared at school, but those who bring their own food from home need to bring their lunch in a lunch bag or any other appropriate container that is disposable with their name on it. Please do not send their regular lunchboxes as we need to be able to throw away the bag or container at the museum.

Thank you very much to our five volunteer chaperones: Mr. Stone, Mrs. Angel, Mrs. Graham, Mr. Gudipalley, and Mrs. Meni!

On a separate note, I sent home the report cards for the 3rd Quarter. Please sign the envelope provided and send back to school as soon as possible. You may keep the report card, but we need the signed envelope back. Thank you.

 

What’s Next?

Dear parents,

I hope that you had a great weekend. We have our field trip to the Atlanta Children’s Museum on Friday, so the kids will be excited about this all week. The specials’ schedule for this week is: Monday—PE, Tuesday—Art, Wednesday—PE, Thursday—Computer (please remember that students must wear tennis shoes the during PE days).

Our academic objectives for the week are the following:

Phonics: words with the prefixes re/un

Science: Frog Life Cycles

Reading: Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel – Chapter 1

Math: 2 Dimensional Shapes and what defines them

Writing: Informational writing (focus: frog life cycle – sequence)

The spelling words for this week are:

  1. redo
  2. replay
  3. rewind
  4. retest
  5. reset
  6. review
  7. refill
  8. retell
  9. undo
  10. unhappy
  11. unwrap
  12. untie
  13. unsafe
  14. unlucky
  15. unfair

Challenge:

  1. unacceptable
  2. unnecessary
  3. unusual
  4. reorganize
  5. recover

Next Week

Dear parents,

A great week without any disruptions!  Students have been awesome, as usual, and are hard at work. Thank you for all the support you give to your kids and to me. Your support truly makes my job easier and I want each of you to know I appreciate your willingness to go the extra mile for your child.  Every minute that you spend helping them with their reading, practicing math with them, researching a topic of interest online or at the library, practicing the spelling words or learning new words, etc., are precious priceless minutes that not only strengthens the bond between you and your child, but also instills in them a love for learning that will rip life-long benefits.

On a separate note, the children will receive their homework packet on Monday and they will have until the following Monday to complete. The curriculum for next week is the following:

Phonics: -ur, -er, and –ir . Spelling words:

1.        burn 2.     curve 3.     nurse
4.     fur 5.     church 6.     turn
7.      girl 8.     first 9.     skirt
10.  third 11.    stir 12.  twirl
13.  germ 14.  verb 15.  were

The challenge words are:

1. squirm  2. thirsty  3. splurge  4. hamburger  5. centimeter

Math: 3-digit addition with regrouping. See attached letter with important information regarding the application of base 10 knowledge and helpful/useful web links.

Social Studies: We will continue to learn about the life of the amazing Jackie Robinson. Here’s a link with interesting facts about him: http://www.softschools.com/facts/biography/jackie_robinson_facts/852/

Writing: Simple/Compound Sentences and Opinion Writing

Reading: Comparing and Contrasting Two Versions of a Fairy/Folk Tale –

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qFKp6tpcns

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB07RfntTvw

Have a fun and restful weekend!

Victor M. Mateo

Next Two Weeks

Dear parents,

I hope that everyone is safe and that you and your family had a chance to enjoy the snowy landscape while it lasted. It is hard to believe that we only have seven more school days before the winter break! The last two school days before the break (12/19 & 12/20) will be early release days. On Tuesday 12/19 we will have our classroom holiday celebration from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. and all of you are invited. Thank you very much to all the parents who promptly replied to the Sign-Up Genius that I sent earlier today. Initially I had planned to purchase everything necessary for the party, so I did not think it was necessary to ask for contributions. However, I was informed earlier today that it is customary to invite the parents and to ask for contributions from the parents.

During the following four days the children will continue learning length and measurement in math, forces and motion in science, informational reading and writing, and root words with prefixes and suffixes during grammar. The children will also take several important benchmark tests during this week, so it would be of great help if they get adequate sleep. Due to the unexpected early release on Friday the students did not receive their homework packets. These will be given to them on Tuesday (tomorrow) and they could be turned on Monday of next week. The corresponding spelling test will be on Monday as well. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have ANY questions or concerns. I had some problems with my Outlook email, but these problems have been resolved. You may also text me at 404-933-2228 (personal number). Thank you!

Weekly Update

Dear parents

I hope that you and your families are doing well. This week the class will learn about possessive nouns, the sound of the /ou – ow/ vowel diphthongs, continue with reading informational (non-fiction) texts, writing based on facts gathered from informational text, subtraction of two digit numbers, and we will study important figures in early Georgia history.

Field Trip Information and Firefighter Homework

We are excited about our first field trip to the Cobb County Fire Safety Village on November 13, 2017. A Cobb County Firefighter spoke to the class this morning about fire safety issues and handed a couple of goodies to the students. It is important that we receive both permission/medical release forms completed and signed by the parents. I received most of them but a few are missing one or both of the forms. If your child has one of these forms in her/his folder, then it probably means that the form sent needs to be completed. Please let me know if you have any questions.

The children have to complete the Firefighter Homework sent home today by Friday. This homework is an important part of the field trip and not completing it may keep your child from participating in some of the activities at the Safety Village.

The children will be provided a sack lunch, but if you want your child to bring her/his own lunch from home, it must be brought to school in a disposable bag or container, as it will be discarded after they eat. Please do not send lunch boxes or food containers that cannot be discarded.

Important Upcoming Dates

November 6th -14th – Food Drive
November 7th – 
Student Holiday; Staff Workday
November 13th – 17th – Book Fair
November 14th – 16th – Friends & Family Holiday Luncheon
November 20th – 24th – 
Thanksgiving Holiday

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

Field Trip Permission Forms

Dear parents,

We have a one day field trip to the Cobb County Fire Safety Village scheduled for November 13, 2017, from 9:15 am to 1:15 pm. It should be educational and fun for the children! I sent home two forms that must be completed by you in order for your child to participate in this field trip. I sent one of these forms yesterday and many of you sent it today—THANK YOU! However, there is a second form (sent today) that also needs to be completed and signed by the parents. The form sent yesterday had to be completed on both sides, so if you received it back today is probably because only one side was completed, please complete the information on that form, as well as in the form sent today and send them back with your child as soon as possible (ideally by tomorrow). Please let me now if you have any questions. Thank you