Congratulations to the Cool Kids who had perfect attendance in September: Zoe, Gerry, Sebastian, Brian, Sidney, Zachary, Holly, William, Jayden, Sonia, Douglas, Jason, Kyle, Najeeull, Benson, Aimee, Carissa, Leena, Helen, and Darin!
Research has shown that students with excellent attendance make much more progress than those who have absences. Naturally, we all should stay home when we are sick; but, we should make an extra effort to be at school every day, on time. See this site for more information about the research.
If you wish to enter the PTA Reflections contest, entries are due by Friday, October 23.
Most of you have either already made your AR goals or are getting close. The following students have made their AR goals for the first trimester: Zoe, Sebastian, Brian, Luke, Sidney, Zachary, Holly, Sonia, Jason, Bridget, Benson, Aimee, Helen, Dionna, Grace, Darin.
If you don't see your name on this list, you need to get going! You have until November 6 to make your goals. Please email me or see me for more information if your student has not yet met their goals.
Our next awards assembly is on Friday, October 23 at 8:55 in the MPR. Congratulations to Luke, Jayden, and Carissa for earning an award this month.
Red Ribbon Week
As always, next week is a week we use to promote healthy life choices and "say NO to drugs." Please see the schedule in the Upcoming Events section to know what is happening each day.
Our current science unit is about forces that change Earth's surface. We will be focusing on causes and effects of volcanoes, earthquakes, erosion and weathering, glaciers, and wind. During our study, we will explore the layers of the Earth (crust, mantle, outer core, and inner core), tectonic plates, and landforms such as valleys, mountains, canyons, oceans, lakes, rivers, islands, plains and so forth. We will be studying about different kinds of rocks, including fossils, in the context of volcanoes and weathering. If you have read this far, please send in a scrap of paper with your student's name and their favorite dessert to get a sticker.
This week we are reading about Fire Prevention Week. Have a plan for your family in case of a fire. Do you know what to do?