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May Happenings

May 5th – Buffalo PRIDE meeting (VCMS Gym 6-7pm)

May 14th  – Tropicana Speech County Competition

May 10th – Last Day for Online Surveys

May 22nd   – End of Fourth Nine Weeks  and the Last Day of School!

Progress Reports

Now Online!!

Progress Reports will no longer come home with your child in paper form UNLESS you do not have access to internet.  Parents should go onto Skyward through the school’s website (www.tvcs.org) and view their child’s progress.  If you do not have access to Skyward, please let your child’s teacher know that you need the progress report in paper form.

Online Surveys

Each year, VCS encourages parents to participate in anonymous surveys about the school.  This valuable feedback allows the charter school administration and staff to continue to learn and improve our great school.  Additionally, families have the opportunity to earn a total of 2.5 informational PI hours.  The last day for the online surveys is May 10th

Owl Pellets

As part of our science curriculum during the week of May 5th – May 8th, the students will get to play the part of scientist when we dissect owl pellets.  We will be discussing the life processes of animals during this time.  It is a fun, awesome experience for the students.  They will get to work with a partner for the project and will be graded on participation in the dissection, completion of the packet, and the completed skeleton.  

May 15, 2015

Field Day will take place in the morning.  Students do not have to wear uniforms.  Sunblock is encouraged but MUST be applied at home.  Students may bring a change of clothes.  If they get wet, coming back in the building can be chilly.  Hats are also allowed.

The afternoon will be filled with fun board games in the classroom.  Students are welcome to bring a game they would like to share with their classmates. Please make sure all pieces are there.  Games should be age appropriate, no video type games unless it is a board game that may need it.

Parent Involvement

If you would like to donate items to our classroom, please see the list below.

Pencils, pencils, pencils, Expo markers, treasure box items, water bottles, paper towels, colored pencils, glue sticks, markers, & sticky tack.  Thank you for all you do.:-)

This is a good site for practice with the standards:

www.ixl.com

This is a good site for practice in Math Standards:

www.mathscore.com or www.adaptedmind.com

Math Practice Websites:

http://www.aaamath.com/B/g66a_ax1.htm#section2 Adding Fractions With Like Denominator

Reminders

Thank you to all of you who are checking your child’s homework nightly and making corrections, initialing their homework, and their planner.  Please help your child get into the routine of checking their planner nightly to be sure they have completed all of their homework.  Many of our children seem to think if they don’t have a worksheet for a particular subject, they don’t have any homework in that subject for the night.  They are forgetting to look at the planner, which shows that they may have spelling homework, reading homework, or study homework that did not require a worksheet.  It is a good idea to check your child’s planner when signing it just to be sure you have seen all the required work.  Just as a reminder, late and missing work will have a negative effect on your child’s grade.  A maximum of 60% will be awarded for work turned in one day late, and a zero will be entered in the grade book thereafter. Homework is designed to practice skills learned in class, so it is very important that it be done on time.   Please note, absent assignments do not fall under this category. The “Absent Homework Policy” still stands. The Handbook Attendance Policy states that in order to receive credit for missed work due to an absence, a student must turn in assignments upon returning to school within the number of days missed plus one day.  Thank you for all of your support.

Special Areas

P.E. (daily)

11:05-11:25

 

Spanish/Music

Mondays and Thursdays

8:05-9:05

 

Computer Lab

Tuesdays and Fridays

8:05-8:50

 

Art

Wednesdays

8:05-9:05

Educationally,

Ms. McCranie

 http://moodle.tvcs.org/ 

http://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/school/w9t6 (reading and science online connection)

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/start.do  (math and social studies online connection)

Online Scholastic orders:

https://orders.scholastic.com/HMLHC

 

Contact: Samantha.McCranie@tvcs.org

PDF documents
Behavior Plan - Behavior Plan
Grading Policy - Grading Policy
January Newsletter - January Newsletter
March Newsletter - March Newsletter
Reading Log - Reading Log
Scholastic Parent Letter - Scholastic Parent Letter
Scholastic Parent Online Ordering Letter - Scholastic Parent Online Ordering Letter
Volunteer Application page 1 - Volunteer Application page 1
Volunteer Application page 2 - Volunteer Application page 2

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