Cheri's Weekly Update 12-2-11

posted Dec 2, 2011, 12:23 PM by Cynthia Friedman
Sharing theme (week of 12/05): A sign of Winter

Cafeteria Lunches: Please be sure to order and pay for your child’s lunch in advance! Next week’s order forms will be sent home Thursday.

Read-a-thon: Remember to keep track of minutes spent reading (or listening to read-aloud) at home for the Read-a-thon. Students spend at least 100 minutes in the classroom each week reading or listening to books read aloud. Remember to add these minutes to your reading log.

FOOD DRIVE – A group of students from our classroom (Jayden, Rayna, Ian, Jivan Jot) have organized a food drive for Food for Lane County. Food will be collected through Thursday, Dec. 15. Please support this student-led community service project by sending non-perishable food donations.

Scholastic Book order Forms: Book order forms were sent home this week. Scholastic Books is not a school fundraiser. However, we do earn points that can be redeemed for free classroom books. These inexpensive books also make great holiday gifts & stocking stuffers! Just a reminder: Firefly and SeeSaw book clubs offer books appropriate for beginning readers. Lucky and Arrow book clubs are for more experienced readers. You may order from multiple clubs and only write one check. Please write your student’s name on the order form, cut out the form, include it with a check to “Scholastic Books” and return by Tuesday, December 6. Also, please write your student’s name on your check’s memo line.

BOOK EXCHANGE: Bring in your gently used books and “exchange” them for new ones! Books will be accepted this Monday, 12/5 – Thursday, 12/8. The Book Exchange will take place on Friday 12/9, the same day as Pajama Day!

Homework: Families, thank you for your support of the homework program. Remember to return homework packets on Fridays. If you forget, just keep the packet until the following Friday. Questions? Please e-mail or send a note.

Calendar:

Tuesday, 12/6 Return Scholastic book orders

Friday, 12/9 Book Exchange & School–wide Pajama Day!

Friday, 12/16 Last school day before Winter Break

Wed, 1/4 First school day back after Winter Break

Friday, 1/13 Read-a-thon pledges due

Cheri and Azusa
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