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 Fourth Grade Weekly Newsletter - Ms. Smith


Week of: 

May 30 - June 1, 2017



Language Arts Topics



End of the Year Memory Book
Class Awards




*Please check your child’s homework folder and planner each night for notes.


* Lunch is 12:15-12:45


*All LIBRARY books due!!!!!


Social Studies Topics








Weekly Events

-May 30th - Math Carnival, Awards and Movie Afternoon

-May 31st - DoJo Flea Market 

-June 1st - Class Party @ 9:30 and Early Dismissal @ 12:50


Specials Smith


Tues. – Art

Wed. – PE

Thurs. – 

Fri. – 

Specials Bosworth


Tues. – Music

Wed. – PE

Thurs. – 

Fri -

Upcoming News

 -Have a great summer!

-Read, read, read



Recent Posts

End of Year Note to Parents

I've worked with your flower
And helped it to grow.
I'm returning it now,
But want you to know.
This flower is precious;
As dear as can be
Love, take care of it
And you will see
A bright new bloom with every day.
It grew and blossomed
In such a wonderful way.
In August just a bud
Then January, a bloom 
And now a lovely blossom
I'm returning to you.
Remember, this flower,
As dear as can be-
Though rightfully yours,
Part will always be with me!
Dear Parents,
I've so much enjoyed the past two years with your children.  I can't believe that this next week we will spend our last few days together.  I want to thank you for sharing your children with me.  I looked forward to my job everyday, because I knew I got to spend the day learning and growing with them.  They have such great futures ahead of them.  Please stay in touch, and keep me updated on their accomplishments.  You will know where to find me.... 4th grade hallway at Timber Creek :)
Have a wonderful summer,
Ms. Smith

Famous Texan Project

The speeches for the Texans project are coming along. There is no homework this week, but please make sure your child has their speech memorized.  They will be graded in class for their speech on Tuesday, and present for the school on Wednesday.  Also work on that creative costume you will wear Wednesday.  Can't wait to see my famous Texans perform!  Let me know if you have questions through email.  Thanks!

Famous Texans Project

Your child will bring home their Famous Texans Project folder tonight.  Please look over the instructions with them, sign and have them bring it back tomorrow.  Today they chose their Texan to research, and we will continue researching in class all next week.  Their only responsibility at home is to come up with a costume to resemble their famous Texan for our live wax museum.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks.

This Week

First off, thank you sooooo much for the wonderful gifts and treats last week for Teacher Appreciation.  You spoiled me, and I'm a very lucky teacher!
-One more round of STAAR testing to go!  Monday is math and Tuesday is reading.  They kids are soooo ready.  Get some rest, a healthy breakfast and "Let's Rock The STAAR."  
-Field Day is Friday May 12th - pizza provided for lunch - bring a drink for lunch and a water bottle for field day - wear class shirt and tennis shoes
-Read In on Wednesday May 10th - bring pillows, blankets and books - we will make forts and have some fun relaxing and reading
-All library books due Friday May 12th 
-No spelling this week or homework :)
-Only 17 more days to go... keep up the hard work... it's not over yet :)
Have a great week!!!

Career Day and Ambassador Forms

-If you would like to volunteer to present at Career Day on May 26th, please contact Mrs. Cathcart (counselor).
-If you are applying to be a 5th grade TCES Ambassador for next year, return forms by May 5th.
-Please get all picture money / pictures returned to me ASAP.
Thanks :)

Dash and Bash Update

REMINDER: Please turn in your Dash for Cash pledges  and order forms! We are only halfway to Let’s win a Pizza Party for our class - hosted by our own Principal Mutant Ninja Turtles! Let’s WIN!! – Class Currently in the Lead: 1st Grade Mrs. Lyon’s Class!

Dash and Bash

Don't forget Dash and Bash this Friday April 21st.  Buy your wristbands!  The class with the most bids for the "Dash" gets a pizza party. Support TCES!

April 3rd - 7th

Please remember that the book fair is open all next week (April 3rd - 7th).
Tuesday April 4th @ 7:30 - Pastries and Book Fair in the Morning
Thursday April 6th @ 5:30 - Book Fair Open in the Evening 

Next Week

Monday STAAR writing ice-cream party to celebrate what great writers we have become!
I can't believe that the end of March is here, and the STAAR writing test is this Tuesday March 28th.  The students are more than ready!  I can't wait to see how they do!  There will be no homework this week.  Please get a good nights sleep Monday night, eat a healthy breakfast and come ready to write!
I sent home a note in Wednesday folders last week asking parents to write a quick note to their child for Tuesday morning.  Please send the note back to me Monday in an envelope, so I can give it to them right before they take the test.  
Please remember no visitors on campus Tuesday or Wednesday next week for STAAR testing (this includes lunch).
Have a wonderful weekend!

Welcome Back From Spring Break!!

I hope you had a relaxing, fun spring break!  I know I did!  Here are a few reminders for the week:
-No School Monday March 20th 
-Spring Pictures Thursday March 23rd (dress nice and practice your smile)
-Monday March 27th Ice Cream Party for finishing STAAR Boot Camp Prep
-Tuesday March 28th STAAR Writing Test (no visitors on campus during lunch)


**Don't forget that the 3rd 9 weeks flea market is this Friday.  Make creative items to sell to your friends using your DoJo points!
**If you would like your child to work on an editing / revising writing packet  over spring break to prepare for STAAR writing on March 28th, email me and I will send one home with them.  They can bring it back for a "treat" from me after the break!!!
**Have a wonderful spring break.  Relax, have fun and enjoy!

March Madness - Attendance Incentive

TCES March Madness- Attendance Incentive

We are nearing Spring Break, when our attendance tends to fall. Every child who is at school all day, every day from March 1- March 31, will earn a 30 minute open gym pass with Coach Kruppa or a 30 minute technology “bring your own device” pass dependent upon student interest. In order for a child to earn this incentive they need to be on time for school every day, with no early check outs. Thankful for our families and their help in making this goal possible to achieve!

Class T-Shirts

Don't forget class t-shirt forms and money are due Wednesday March 1st.
Please make checks to Jennifer Kable.  Shirts are $10.  I will send home more forms today.

Reminders for this week

**Writing Editing / Revising Test on Wednesday February 22nd
**Math and Science Night Thursday February 23rd @ 5:30.  Come join the fun!!!
**Please begin studying the following study guides for STAAR Writing on March 28th - Students will bring home these study guides next week on yellow laminated card stock

Reminders for Next Week

*Valentines Day Party on Tuesday February 14th @ 2:30 - Make sure your child brings a bag / box to exchange Valentines (be creative with your bags / boxes) 
*No School on Friday February 17th or Monday February 20th - Enjoy your loooooong weekend!