Mrs. Gagnon's News - February 1, 2019

website: http://goo.gl/53VWw
email: pat.gagnon@springfield.k12.or.us

Important Dates:
Jan. 25 - Early Release, 12:30
Jan. 30 - Feb. 1 - Conferences
Feb. 1 - No School for students
Feb. 6 - PTA Meeting at 6 pm (free child care)
Feb. 14 - Valentine's Day Party
Feb. 15 - Early Release, 12:30
Feb. 15-21 - Reading Marathon
Feb. 18 - No School, President's Day
Feb. 21 - Oregon Logging Convention, 9:30-12
Mar. 1 - Early Release, 12:30
Mar. 8 - Grading Day, No School

Valentine's Day Party

  Just like the last party, we're looking for healthy treats.The sign up will be on Bloomz.  I know that some cards come with unhealthy treats. These can be passed out but have to be eaten at home. We'll be making a Valentine's container in class. The Valentine's list is below.
 
 Oregon Logging Convention

  On Feb. 21, we will be going to the Oregon Logging Convention. I'm allowed to take as many volunteers as would like to come. I'm setting up a sign-up list on Bloomz (let me know if you'd like to go but can't access Bloomz). We'll leave at 9:30 (from the classroom at 9:20) and return at 12. We'll have lunch at school as normal.

Valentine's List

  Eduardo, Mia, Arlette, Olivia, Trenttyn, Avery, Conner, Evelin, Josilin, Edgar, Angel, Cesar, Michael, Hunter, Rachel, Elijah, Landon, Allison, Emanuel, Sapana, Jaden, Joseph, Brandon, Carly, Sarai, Nichole, Aniah, Bella, Anthony, and Cain.


Reading Marathon

  For the Reading Marathon, we're asking that each child read 1 1/2 hours each day (time for homework reading is included). Every child that accomplishes this gets an award. Please help your child to accomplish this. Top 3 classes gets a party. We'd love for our class to win a party!

Volunteers

  I love having help in the classroom. During a time when I'm not as mobile, having someone just walk around the room is helpful. Sometimes there are things to prepare and sometimes I like to have help helping students. It's also nice to have someone to pass out Pawsitives to students doing the right thing. Please let me know if you'd like to be a part of our classroom or just drop in.

 Book Orders

  A book order form is going home today. These are totally optional and just offered for your child's benefit. I would like them back by next Thursday, Feb. 7. If you choose to order online, our class code is GPX8C at scholastic.com/bookclubs.

  
 Please Sign up for Bloomz

  Newsletters are done monthly so I use Bloomz to update you in between. I've also found it a great app to share class pictures with you and have sign-up lists for field trips and parties. Our class code is: M92EDT. 

 Homework

  Just a reminder that we have homework every school night. Students need to read for 20 minutes and practice math facts for 20 minutes. After they have finished each night, please initial the assignment calendar. Studies have proven that 20 minutes a day of reading for a child can make a huge difference in reading ability. Thank you.


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