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Upcoming Dates:

Wed. 10/21: 8:40 AM Online Chapel Led by Mrs. Mueller, Family Life Minister
Mon. 10/26: Fall Harvest Spirit Day – Accessory Day
Wed. 10/28: 8:40 AM Online Chapel Led by Pastor Mueller
Mon. 10/30: Fall Harvest Spirit Day – T-Shirt/Sweatshirt Day
Wed. 11/4: 8:40 AM Online Chapel Led by Mrs. Neafcy, Kindergarten Teacher

Wed. 11/11: no school-Veteran’s Day
Thur. & Fri. 11/5 & 11/6: No School for Parent/Teacher Conferences (via Zoom)/ ESC Open

Fri. 11/20: Picture retake day; Free Dress Day

Wed. 11/25: last day of Trimester 1; 11:45 dismissal

Thurs. 11/26 & Fri. 11/27: no school (Thanksgiving holiday)

 

Classroom Notes and News:

Parent-Teacher Conferences- I look forward to discussing your child’s strengths and challenges during the upcoming Fall Conferences. These are optional for grades K-8, but strongly encouraged, as it is a great time to connect and share with each other. If you do not see an available time that works for you, I am very flexible and am happy to meet with you at times other than the regular conference days/times. Most any day after school would work for me if needed.  Just reach out and I’m sure we can work something out! Many of you have already signed up, but in case you haven’t and would like to, here is the sign-up link: https://sites.google.com/hopeseattle.org/hls-ptc-booking/home

Upcoming Specialist Additions: We are pleased to announce some new specialist times!  Hope will be incorporating a new art teacher who will be doing some art lessons for grades K-3 starting in mid-November. 2nd grade will also be having a technology time taught by Mr. Davenport, which is a specialist class that we have had in past years. These new additions mean that our schedule will be changing a bit, with PE on Tues/Thurs/Fri and Technology on Thursdays.  Music and Art will continue to be on the same days as our current schedule.  With the exception of art, these changes will take place starting next week.  The kids will be excited to hear this news!

 

What We Are Learning:

-Reading:  The Ugly Vegetables (realistic fiction) and They Really Are Giant! (informational text)

-Grammar: Proper nouns

-Spelling/phonics: /ck/ sound (as in track) and double consonants (as in dress)

-Writing: Informational Paragraph-fiction book summary

-Comprehension Skills: drawing conclusions; story structure; analyze/evaluate

-Math: Subtraction of 2 & 3-digit numbers with and without regrouping

-Social Studies: Geography-landforms and bodies of water; map labeling

-Science: Insects

-Bible & Faith: Joshua and the Battle of Jericho

 

Classroom Reminders:

-Scholastic Book Club: Digital flyers can be viewed online and book orders can be sent directly to your home!  In addition for a limited time, each order will receive a free bonus book from Scholastic (specific titles vary.)   Our classroom code is: DVQ83 (only needed the first time you visit the site)

Check out this link to view flyers and/or place orders:    https://editions.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=670604

-Library Day is every Monday (please remind your child to look for lost books)

 

In case you missed it…..WOH Highlights:

Fall Harvest Spirit Days
This year, we are particularly looking for opportunities to add joy and spirit into our school days. In that vein, we will offer two optional spirit days next week:

  • Monday October 26 – Fall Harvest Accessories Spirit Day – students may wear Fall Harvest themed accessories such as headbands, glasses, socks, tights, and jewelry.
  • Friday October 30 – Fall Harvest T-Shirt/Sweatshirt Spirit Day – students may wear Fall Harvest themed t-shirts or sweatshirts, to include fall colors, pumpkins, scarecrows, and that type of thing.

Please note these are optional spirit days so students choosing not to dress up need to wear regular school uniforms. Please be sure accessories and t-shirts/sweatshirts are not scary and are appropriate for preschool students to see; these spirit days are not costume dress-up days.
Happy Fall!