Saturday, February 24, 2018

Week of February 26-March 2, 2018

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Kindergarten News 
**In Reading we will introduce the classic tale, Goldilocks and the Three Bears as retold by Valeri Gorbachev.  We will review the comprehension skill, character and the letter sound /g/.  Watch for the new Family Times newsletter in your child’s folder.  **Don’t forget to practice your high frequency sight word flashcards!
**In Math we will be finishing Topic 7, Understanding Addition and will introduce Topic 8, Understanding Subtraction.  Review vocabulary; number story, join, plus sign, and addition sentence.  Practice joining sets and counting how many altogether.
**This month’s AR “Book Buddy” recording sheet and books are due back to school on Wednesday, February 28th.  The goal for the month is 15 stories/books.  Students who meet the monthly goal will receive a Pizza Hut coupon and a treat! 
**The PBIS reward for the month of February will be a “Seuss Reward” held on Friday, March 2nd.  Students who met the goal of 4 stamps for SPARTy will earn either a movie or Art Activity.  Completed cards will be sent home on Wednesday, 2/28. 
**Friday, March 2nd is NSE’s Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss.  Throughout the week we will be reading some great books by Dr. Seuss.  Some Bloomsburg University students will visit our classroom on 3/2 to read a book and to do a follow up activity with the class.
**Toothbrush charts are due back by Friday, March 2nd.  Any student who returns his/her chart will receive a “dental health” treat from Mrs. Potts.
**Scholastic book orders will be due on or before Wednesday, March 7th for anyone interested in ordering in March.
**Spring pictures will be taken at NSE on Friday, March 9th.  For best results, do not wear green.  ALL CHILDREN WILL BE PHOTOGRAPHED and PICTURES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE IN 7-10 DAYS.  (PSP provides NSE with a donation for every portrait package produced.  Support our School!)
**Newspaper in Education Week will be March 5-9.   Detailed notes will be sent home soon, so please watch for information in your child’s folder.
**Kindergarten registration for the 2018-2019 school year will be held the week of March 12-16.  Registration is open to all residents of the NS School District.  Please pass along this information to anyone with children ready to begin Kindergarten in the fall.  Appointments should be scheduled with the office.
**The PTO Spring Fling Basket Auction will be held in April.  Our class’ theme basket will be “A Night with the Family”.  A note will be sent home next week with suggestions and ideas and more detailed information.  
Monday, February 26th will be Day 9—Gym class on the special classes’ schedule.  *Boys and girls will need SNEAKERS AND GYM ATTIRE on 2/26.  (Please note that if school is CLOSED due to inclement weather, the special class schedule is bumped to the next school day.)

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Week of February 19-23, 2018

Kindergarten News
School will be OPEN on Monday, February 19th (President’s Day) due to a snow make-up day.
*For Reading our next story will be One Little Mouse! by Dori Chaconas.  It will be a rhyming/concept story and we will review the comprehension skill, sequence.  We will introduce consonant blends too.  Look for the new Family Times newsletter in your child’s folder.  Also, don’t forget to practice your high frequency sight word flashcards!
            *In Math we will begin with Topic 7:  Understanding Addition.  Students will learn to join two groups and tell how many there are altogether.  They will learn to use the plus sign and the equal sign and learn about addition sentences.  Review vocabulary; number story, join, plus sign, and addition sentence and continue to review daily workmats/lessons.    
            *MOVIE NIGHT will be held at the High School Auditorium on Friday, February 23rd @ 7:00 PM.  All are invited to attend!!!
            *This month’s AR “Book Buddy” recording sheet and books are due back to school on Wednesday, February 28th.  The goal for the month is 15 stories/books.  Students who meet the monthly goals will receive a Pizza Hut coupon and monthly treat! 
            *Kindergarten registration for the 2018-2019 school year will be held March 12-16, 2018.  Registration is open to all residents of the NS School District.  Please pass along this info. to anyone with children ready to begin Kindergarten in the fall.  Appointments should be scheduled with the office. 
            *Toothbrush charts are due back by the week ending March 2rd.  Any student who returns his/her chart will receive a “dental health” treat from Mrs. Potts.  (Remember to continue to eat healthy foods, brush and floss your teeth, and visit a dentist at least once a year to keep your smile looking great!)
            * Friday, March 2nd is NSE’s Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  Throughout the upcoming weeks we will be reading some great books by Dr. Seuss and making some fun things to go along with the stories.  Some students from Bloomsburg University will visit our classroom on Friday, 3/2 to read and to do a follow up activity with the students.
*Newspaper in Education Week is a program sponsored by the Pottsville Republican & Herald to promote interest in the newspaper in our schools.  It will be starting on Monday, March 5th and continue through Friday, March 9th.  **Information with details will be sent home in the upcoming weeks.
            *The 5th annual NSE Chinese auction will be held at NSE this year on Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th.  You may “Shop and Drop” on Saturday and on Sunday.  The auction will start promptly at 3:00 on Sunday.  Donations of prizes are greatly appreciated!! For more information “like” North Schuylkill Elementary Spring Fling Chinese Auction on Facebook.  Information about a “class basket” will be sent home soon.  Watch your child’s folder in the upcoming week(s)!
Monday, February 19th is Day 4 on the special classes’ schedule.  **Boys and girls will need sneakers and gym attire on Monday, 2/19 and Library books for exchange on Friday, February 23rd. 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Week of February 12-16, 2018

Kindergarten News
*For Reading we will read the story, My Lucky Day, by Keiko Kasza.  It is an animal fantasy (fiction) story and we will focus on the comprehension skill cause and effect.  We will review the /l/ sound and connect it with the letter Ll.  Watch for your new Family Times newsletter!  **Also, don’t forget to practice your high frequency sight word flashcards!!
*In Math we will continue with Topic 6: Numbers to 100.  Practice counting to 100 by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s and writing numbers 0-20.  Please review daily work mats/lessons.
          *There will be NO DATA DELAY for students on Wednesday, February 14t due to the recent snow days and there WILL BE SCHOOL for students and teachers on Monday, February 19 due to a scheduled snow make-up day.
         *Friday, Feb. 16th is a Spartan Dress Down Day.  All staff and students can wear a Spartan shirt with jeans or sweatpants with a $1.00 donation.
         *Toothbrush charts are due back by the week ending March 2.  Any student who returns his/her chart will receive a “dental health” treat from Mrs. Potts.  (Remember to continue to eat healthy foods, brush and floss your teeth, and visit a dentist at least once a year to keep your smile looking great!)
FYI:  *Kindergarten registration for the 2018-2019 school year will be held March 12-16, 2018.  Registration is open to all residents of the NS School District.  Please pass along this info. to anyone with children ready to begin Kindergarten in the fall.  Appointments should be scheduled with the office. 
         **Thank you to the homeroom parents for helping with the Valentine’s Day classroom party!  Students had a LOVE-ly time.  It was SWEET of you to volunteer!  Also, thank you to ALL the students for their sweet Valentines!   XOXO
-->      Monday, February 12th is Day 9 on the special classes’ schedule.  **Boys and girls will need sneakers and gym attire on Monday, 2/12.  (Please note that if school is cancelled—the special classes get bumped, so students do not miss a special class.)