Happy September! It is hard to believe that we have already been in school for 3 1/2 weeks! Thank you to everyone who donated items from the PI tree. Please let me know if you are ever interested in sending in donations for the class. We are always happy to accept items for our room! I have several parents volunteering in the classroom on a weekly basis. If you are interested, and have not sent back your volunteer form, please do so as soon as possible. I'm always looking for volunteers, both in and out of the room. If your availablity changes or if you would like to work on a special project at home, please jot me a note in your child's binder or send me an email. Also, there are still slots available for our Founder's Day booth, so let me know if you would like to help out that evening. We are still in need of a tent to borrow for the event.
Speaking of Founder's Day, I encourage you to come out for a fun-filled family evening on Friday, September 25th. There will be plenty of game booths, performances, rides and delicious food! The event takes place at the high school stadium, on both fields. Come celebrate the founding of our fabulous school...hope to see you there!
We have a busy month ahead! Make sure to check our calendar each week for information on school events and our classroom assignments. Our monthly newsletter will also be posted for your information, just in case your home copy gets misplaced. Spelling and reading tests are every Friday. The week's spelling words are located in your child's binder as well as on the class calendar. The week's High Frequency Words are also on the calendar. Your child should be able to read these words by Friday. Baggy Books and math homework are sent home Monday - Thursday. Please make sure to review your child's math homework with him/her before it is returned to school. In addition, please remember to check and sigh your child's binder each evening. It is a great way to stay in touch with us!
Finally, I am so fortunate to be a partner in your child's education. Please contact me if you ever have a comment, question or concern. I'm always available at some time throughout the day and I promise to get back with you promptly.
Mrs. Van Voorhees
(352) 259-7700 x4090
ACCELERATED READER INFORMATION!
If you visit your local library or bookstore and want to know if a book is AR or what level it is, you can visit this website to get the information you need! AR Bookfind: www.arbookfind.com
Just as last year, you will be able to check your child's AR information from home! AR Home Connect log-in information will be coming home soon!