Science Spirit Week – Feb 9th – 13th
We are having an exciting week next week – lots of activities and learning opportunities. All students are putting the final touches on their Science Fair Projects. Students may dress up for each day – please see theme days below:
Monday – “Research Day”
Wear Mismatch Clothes – Two different shoes/socks, backwards shirt etc.
Tuesday – “Question/Hypothesis Day”
Wear warm pajamas – please insure they are full length and appropriate – sturdy slippers too
Wednesday – “Materials” Day – “Procedures” Day
Crazy Hair Day
Thursday – “Lab” Day
Wear career outfits – dress like a scientist, doctor, reporter, engineer, conductor, etc.
Friday - “Analysis” Day
Wear your Thinking Caps
Parents Reaching Out is partnering with Route 66 Elementary to offer a summer Reading Camp the week of June 13 – June 17 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. It is a free reading program for children ages 6-9. All students will RECEIVE TWO FREE BOOK EACH SESSION! Each session will include:
· Hands-On Literacy Themed Activities & Games
· Reading And Literacy Resources For Parents & Caregivers
· Support For Families
CONTACT: Rt66ReadingCamp@gmail.com OR: www.parentsreachingout.org (505)247-0192 or (800)524-5176 to Register!
May 16 -23, 2016 - Student Leadership Council voted to undertake the 1,000 Thank Yous CHALLENGE! We are the first elementary school to join the challenge to Share Gratitude, Spread Joy and Change Lives.
An email from Melinda Forward, the director of The School Culture Project, explaining the project: ‘As the director of The School Culture Project, I am excited to welcome you to the 1,000 Thank Yous CHALLENGE! This is going to be an exciting experience! You will be surprised by your students. Let's make this the BEST month of the year, yet! Why? This challenge is about connecting in a personal and meaningful way with gratitude. This is a busy time of year in schools. So often, we are so busy, we don’t take time to stop and tell people how much we appreciate them. It’s not that we don’t appreciate one another. We just don’t stop and take the time to express it.
The 1000s Thank Yous Challenge is simple, write and share 1,000 hand-written Thank You notes in 10 days, or less. The notes can be written to someone on campus, or not. Explaining what you appreciate about that person is important.
Reading Race – Students at Route 66 finished the Reading Race and made it all the way to California. They traveled 24,612 miles (earned points for each mile). Students read 31,502,388 words. Students in 1st -5th selected books within their Lexile Range to improve their comprehension and understanding. We took a baseline score for students in the 1st – 5th grade and measured growth for year.
Way to go Roadrunners!!
72% of students raised their Lexile score from September to May. 60% of percent of those students raised their score more than 100 points when the average for expected growth is 75. 22% of students raised number from 500 – 847 Lexile points.
Average Lexile Growth Per Grade Level
Please make sure all 3rd - 5th graders are here everyday April 11 - April 22. We have broken the PARCC assessment into 7 small sessions so students are not testing every day all day. If they miss, they can do a makeup but may have to take more than one session a day. Plan your vacations accordingly!! Thank you!!
Spring Break - No School
SPRING BOOK FAIR
This year’s Spring Book Fair theme is Feelin’ Groovy. It will be held
Monday, February 29th – Friday, March 4th
Students will visit the Book Fair during their Library Pull Out.
A,B,C IT’S EASY AS 1,2,3
JOIN US THURSDAY, MARCH 3RD FOR
FAMILY BOOK FAIR NIGHT: 4:-30 -6:30p.m.
Route 66 Math Night: 4:30 – 6:00p.m.
It is Feelin’ Groovy Dress Up day for students on March 3, 2016.
February 26, 2016 - Join us for Movie Night. We will be watching The Good Dinosaur. Doors are open at 6:30 p.m. - movie starts at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free. Snacks available for purchase.