March eNewsletter

News from Mrs. Black

Bulldog Families,

March is a busy time for us. Please sign up for parent teacher conferences. We want all our families to participate. IF you only have  a minute or two available, tell the teacher. We can make them brief. We are also out of school for quite a few days. The days are also starting to warm up. This will mean more students riding bikes and walking home from school. Students will forget the expectations. Remind them to walk directly home from school. No one should stop and play then go home.

Ask your students about Timely Taters. We are working to get all our students to school on time and for the entire day. Students are working to get parties with their classmates. Please help us with this activity. We need them here so they can learn.

Finally, NOW is the time to begin thinking about summer. IF you want your child involved in a summer activity, you should be signing up now. The library has a link to the community calendar. http://www.jclib.org/ The calendar is at the bottom of the initial web page. They are a great resource for information.

Have a great spring.
Jennifer Black

Important Dates

3/9/2018 No School– Plan Day

3/15/-3/16 No School—PT Conferences

3/19– 3/23 Spring Break

3/30 No School– Good Friday

 

Bulldog Booster Club

Thank you for your continued support in collecting Box Tops for Education. We are excited to see which class will have the most box tops at the end of the year. Remember to ask friends and family to help collect for our school too!

In March we look forward to supporting our teachers by providing a meal during Parent Teacher Conferences. Also in March we will be kicking off our Red Wheel Food Fundriser(March 13th-28th). Our goal this year is for each student to sell at least 2 items. We encourage students to ask adults they know(not selling door to door). No money is needed at the time the order is placed but must be paid for when picked up. On April 11th, orders will be delivered to the school and MUST be picked up.(Parent volunteers will be needed to help fill orders at 2:30 PM.)

Important Dates:

March 13th– Red Wheel Fundraiser kick off

March13th– 28th Red Wheel Fundraiser

March 28th– Red Wheel orders are due

April 11th– Red Wheel Delivery– Order pick up 3-6pm. (Money is due at pick-up) **Volunteers needed**

 

Kindergarten

Spring has sprung in Kindergarten! This month we will be learning about the season Spring and learning all about insects! In math, we will continue practicing addition and subtraction skills. This month we will also be having parent teacher conferences. Be on the lookout for a note from your child’s teacher to schedule a time to meet for conferences. Continue reading every night with your child and practicing their sight words!

The Kinder Squad

 

First Grade

There are many exciting things going on this month as well many great learning opportunity in 1st Grade. In Math we will be identifying and naming 2D and 3D shapes, fractions and telling time. In Writing, we will be focusing on creating realistic fiction stories. We will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday by reading his book as well as other spring activities. We look forward to seeing you at conferences. Be on the lookout, as notes will be coming home soon about scheduling conferences. We can’t wait to celebrate all of your child’s accomplishments!

Mrs. Hout, Mrs. Sigle, Ms. Simpkins & Ms. Beemer

 

2nd Grade

Spring is in the air! Along with the warmer weather, second graders will be enjoying learning about problem solving with data and money in math. Reading and writing will continue to thrive as always. We will begin to learn about basic economics forward to meeting with parents and guardians during parent teacher conferences as well. Be on the lookout for upcoming schedules and notes being sent home regarding those conferences. See you soon!

Mrs. Holmes, Ms. Brown, Ms. Bauerle

 

3rd Grade

In math, third grade finished up the 4th module on area and have started working on module 5 which  is fractions. We finished writing our   informational writing/reports on countries and presented them to our classes. During our   writing project we used Virtual Reality Goggles to look at places around the world, like the Great Wall of China, the Eiffel Tower, and Big Ben. What a fun way to “see” the places we were researching! In STEM we are working with forces in motion. We had Mr. Dinkel come to our classes and do a LEGO robotics lesson. We built cars and determined if the size of their tires determined if the size of their affected their speed.

Third Grade Team

 

4th Grade

In math, fractions, fractions, fractions! For reading, make sure your child is reading at least 20 minutes each night and bringing back their form signed. In Social Studies, we will continue learning about the regions in the United States. In writing we will continue writing opinion pieces. In science we are learning about mealworms. There is No School on March 9th. Parent teachers conferences are March 12,13,15. Spring Break is March 19-23.

Thank you,
Miss Hansen and Miss Heigert

5th Grade

Dearest parents and/or guardians,

We have a hit the month of March! Can you believe spring is just around the corner?! March will be a quick month. We have parent teacher conferences during the second week and spring break the third week. Fifth graders will start working on opinion writing focus on using voice more in our writing. In math we will continue to work on multiplying and diving fractions and decimals and begin our new module on volume, area and shapes. We will begin to work on Building a New Nation:1770s-1790s in social studies. It’s always an adventure in fifth grade!

Mrs. Fallin and Mrs. Hentzen

 

Music

 Please join us on Thursday, March 8th for the 1st Grade Music Program. Students are to arrive in their classroom at 5:30 pm. The program will begin at 6:00 pm and last approximately 30 minutes. Students are to wear something nice.

P.E.

During P.E. classes students will be working on ball handling as well as getting along activities. These activities include partner and group games that help students in working with each other. Students are also doing exercises that strengthen their bodies. Please exercise with your child as a great way to spend time together as a family.

Physical Education Rocks
Mr. Schwarz