Friday, April 24, 2015

Our Busy Month of May

Camp Surf Update
We are so excited to go to Camp surf on May 20-22!  We have raised a significant amount to help with scholarships, and are thankful to those who have been able to make partial payments and/or tax credit donations on or before the deadlines.  We are hoping to have enough raised to also be able go out for a snack on the way back from Camp Surf. Chocolate Money was due on the 30th of March and we hope to be able to add that to our funds to cover the remaining cost of the trip.  Thanks again for all your support in our fundraising efforts!

Classroom Publishing Projects
The students are working on their own stories to publish in book form and it has been rewarding to see every child's growth as a writer.  You can help by helping your student type in their words at home and emailing it to us so we can format the words in booklet form and then bind into a book.  

As in last year, each student is choosing their favorite photos, writing samples, and artwork to be placed on two pages for our class yearbook.  We have several editors helping to arrange the pages. We hope to finish this project in two weeks so that there is plenty of time to have it published in color for those who have paid the classroom activity fee.  If you would like to assist our editors with scanning and formatting, we welcome your assistance.

We are also seeking donations of cardboard (non-corrugated pressboard works best) that is found on thicker cereal and cracker boxes and on the back of legal pads.  Also if anyone has spray glue or colored tagboard, it would help us in our bookbinding efforts.

Mercado, May 1
Now that testing is over, our students have been busy making plans for our Spring Mercado.  Please ask your child to share with you what is needed for their group's booth so that they can be ready for our big event next Friday.  Feel free to invite as many family and friends who are interested.  There is enough fun for all.


6th Grade Projects
Our sixth graders have been quite busy dabbling in statistics for their end of year presentations.  They have created a research plan and are collecting data that will be presented during our graduation ceremony on the last day of school.

Student-Led Conferences
It is time for conferences yet again! Feel free to call or stop by the office to sign up for a time slot before or after school from April 27-May 7, or from 8-12:30 on Friday. We ask that your child be present in order to have the opportunity to showcase their work.

Important Dates in May
May 8:  No School, conferences (please call or stop by the office to sign up for a time)
May 12:  Upper El trips to Musical instrument Museum or Herpetology Museum (students will choose one)
May 15-16:  6th Grade camp out
May 20-22: Camp Surf.  We are planning to leave at 5am so that we have more time in San Diego
May 28: Going out tbd
May 29:  6th Grade Graduation, 1pm

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