Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a nice Thanksgiving.  On Wednesday morning Room 12 students will have a class discussion about a brief project we will be undertaking known as a Cultural Identity Quilt.  Each student will create a 9" x 9" quilt square that represents their heritage.  On the quilt square will be a flag of their ancestors' country of origin, a sketch of the country, as well as a food and holiday that is important in that country.  We will begin this project in school and it will be due on Wednesday, December 2nd.  The homework part of this project involves your child asking you some questions to help them to better understand their heritage and add a few additional details to their quilt square that will help to enrich it.  Once again, I wish everyone the best this holiday.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

People Helping People

The after-school fitness club, Fit Girls, has organized a Thanksgiving food drive for People Helping People. This organization provides much-needed support to Burlington families. They ask that you check your kitchen for extra items such as: stuffing (bagged or boxed), cranberry sauce, mayonnaise, canned corn, cornbread mix, gravy, or chicken broth.
Please support this food drive, and send your child to school with a contribution. The deadline is Friday, November 20. Thank you!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Parent-Teacher Conferences!

Hi Parents,
Just a reminder that Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for the first week of December.  I have sent home a notice to all parents who are not currently signed up for a conference.  As the notice states, please write in your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices for a conference and send the form back to school.  Please return the conference form on Thursday or Friday at the latest.  I will send out conference reminders confirming date and time of conferences early next week.  Thank you.