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NEWS TO KNOW

for the week of

October 20-24

Announcements: 
***OPEN HOUSE is 10/20/14 from 5:30-7:00. Hope to see you there!

**Parents-DON'T FORGET TO GO TO OUR SCHOOL WEBSITE AND TAKE THE PARENT SURVEY!
**CHICKEN BISCUIT WEDNESDAY-Order forms for chicken biscuits will be in your child's folder this week. Chicken biscuits must be preordered. The cost is $3.00.
**Students may bring ice cream money on Fridays.The cost for ice cream is .75.

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*This is our weekly newsletter. Each week you will find an updated newsletter in your child's daily folder (in the sheet protector). Please read it to see what we will be working on in class, our schedule for the week, and important events and announcements.

****Also, remember to visit our PHES Facebook page at: PleasantHILL Elementary School

****PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THIS "NEWS TO KNOW" ON MONDAY EACH WEEK SO THAT YOU WILL BE INFORMED OF WEEKLY ACTIVITIES AND REMINDERS.****

**PLEASE CHECK THE ACTIVITY CALENDAR IN YOUR CHILD'S FOLDER (LOCATED IN THE DAILY FOLDER). OUR ACTIVITY DAYS WILL BE ROTATED. WE WILL HAVE ACTIVITY TIME DAILY FROM 1:15 UNTIL 2:05. BELOW IS A KEY TO SHOW THE DAILY ACTIVITIES.

A day- P.E.     B day- Library    C day- Computer      D day-Art

E day- P.E. 2      F day- No Activity       G day- Music

***LUNCH TIME IS 12:10 ***

***PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CHILD HAS A SNACK EACH DAY. OUR SNACK TIME WILL BE FROM 10:00 UNTIL 10:15.***SNACKS MAY ALSO BE PURCHASED BEFORE SCHOOL IN THE ROTUNDA FOR .25-.75.

 *Please remember to check your child's daily folder and homework agenda EACH night. We will be sending home several important reminders and new information, including information on upcoming events and fees that are due. PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN YOUR CHILD'S AGENDA EACH NIGHT!

 Put all money or notes to the teacher in the zipper pouch of your child's daily folder so that Mrs. Lisa can collect them. All money should be clearly labeled, so that we will know which fees you are paying or if it is for lunch, snack, etc.

READING-Cowboys and Pioneers Unit
In-class texts: If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon & Little House on the Prairie (read aloud in-class daily)
Skills:Comparing and Contrasting and Main Idea and Details

REVIEW:Nonfiction Text Features
**Assessments will be given as needed to determine mastery.

 LANGUAGE ARTS- Using Context Clues

Writing Focus Lessons- Writing Reports (Informative Writing)

Review:Singular and Plural Nouns, Common & Proper Nouns, Capitalization, Writing Statements, Questions, Commands, and Exclamations

*Assessments will be given as needed to determine mastery.
MATH

Review-Skip Counting by 2's, 5's, 10's, Place Value, Number Bonds, Review of Basic Addition and Subtraction Facts, Counting to 1,000
Even/Odd numbers

**Assessments will be given as needed to determine mastery.

 SPELLING- also, three, small, beat, seat, clean, peak, dream, beach, team, meat, leaf, heal, teach, sea
*Sentence Dictation Assessment Friday

Thanks so much- Mrs. Lyles and Mrs. Lisa