Novel #2 Due Fri, 3/22

posted Mar 18, 2019, 12:40 PM by Jamie Kellogg

Hey Parents, 

Just a quick one to let you know that the second novel for Battle of the Books needs to be completed by this Friday. It would be great if you could ask your child how their second novel is coming so they know we are the same page. We read everyday at school, but your child may need to do some reading and/or work on the novel form at home. 

Have a great week!

Winter Gear Needed for SB Tomorrow

posted Mar 4, 2019, 7:44 AM by Jamie Kellogg

Hi! Tomorrow at Starbase the kids will be building rockets. The intention is for them to shoot them off outside after. Please be sure to send your child to school with a winter jacket, hat, scarf, gloves and boots. I understand the weather is iffy and the staff there will make sound decisions in the best interest of the children, but please send the kids prepared to be outside for a bit. 

Kids will also need a sack lunch, drink, and to wear their Starbase shirt.

Thanks so much,

What's happening next week....

posted Feb 22, 2019, 12:19 PM by Jamie Kellogg

Conferences are next week Monday and Wednesday. Students brought their date and time home with them last week in Friday Folders and also in planners. If you need to reschedule, please email me and we will find something that works. 

If for some reason we have a snow day on a conference day, all conferences will be canceled that evening. I will contact you to reschedule. 

Please be sure that your child attends the conference with  you as he or she will be leading it. Student-led conferences are my favorite! I'm looking forward to them.

Book fair is going on during conferences in the Page library. Students are also welcome to shop during the school day. 

We have STARBASE again on Tuesday. Please be sure the kids have a sack lunch and drink. Kids should wear their STARBASE shirt that day as well. 

Have a great weekend! See ya soon. :) j.

Starbase tomorrow

posted Feb 19, 2019, 10:27 AM by Jamie Kellogg

We have a field trip to Starbase tomorrow. Please be sure your child has a healthy sack lunch and drink. It can be in a bag or in their lunchbox, either is fine. Students should wear their Team Kellogg shirt. Thanks so much. 

Conference times coming home

posted Feb 15, 2019, 11:16 AM by Jamie Kellogg

Conferences times are coming home today. You'll find a slip with the date and time stapled to your child's Friday Folder and another stapled in their planner. 

I was able to accommodate all requests, and took the liberty of scheduling a date and time for students that did not turn in a request form. Hopefully, those conference times work too, but if not, just let me know and we can find something else that does.

Reminder, no school Monday, February 18. 

Have a great weekend!

Starbase & V-Day Update

posted Feb 13, 2019, 9:10 AM by Jamie Kellogg

Hey Everybody. Mother Nature has got us home again, but hoping we will be in school tomorrow for Valentine's Day.

The kids will be exchanging cards so he or she should bring those to school, as well as a box or bag to collect their cards. Also, the kids signed up  bring in snacks for us to enjoy throughout the day so please send those in too. Thanks for the collective effort!

As soon as I find out the reschedule date for our missed Starbase trip from Tuesday, I'll pass that on. 

Have a good one!

Field trip tomorrow-INFO

posted Feb 11, 2019, 12:07 PM by Jamie Kellogg

Tomorrow is our first STARBASE trip. A few important things for all kids---

1. Every kid needs a sack lunch. There is no cafeteria or food on site. 

Please pack a healthy lunch avoiding pop and candy. This is a fun field trip, however it is educational. There are many hands-on experiments and experiences, and the kids are expected to be on their best behavior while we are off site. 

2. Have your child wear his or her TEAM KELLOGG shirt on Monday. 

Our class shirt will be for our first trip only. The STARBASE team will give us STARBASE shirts which should be worn on all future trips to Battle Creek.

3. The bus---kids need to be on time to school as we will leave around 9:10ish. 

I am fine with the kids bringing something on the bus to keep them occupied, however any student that brings technology will be told that there will be no messaging, texting, gaming between devices, sharing of music, etc. It would be for your child independently and students need to be making appropriate choices with their device and have earbuds if there is sound. 

I've been going to STARBASE for over 10 years and I've never had a child lose or get their 'stuff' stolen; however, there are no promises. Devices are left on the bus in their seat while we are on site. The bus is on the premises the whole time and we have the same seats rule. So, I leave the decision up to you whether or not you allow your child to bring something of value. 

Valentine's Day Info

posted Feb 8, 2019, 12:27 PM by Jamie Kellogg

For Valentine's Day, we planned out as a group what snacks/food we'd like to have in class that day and each child signed up to bring in something to share. Your child wrote what item he or she signed up to bring in his or her Friday Folder. Hopefully this works out fine, but if you are unable to send in the item your child volunteered to bring in, please just let me know.  Thank you for the shared effort to send in the goodies!

Important Field Trip Info

posted Feb 8, 2019, 11:14 AM by Jamie Kellogg

Thank you for sending in your child's STARBASE permission slips. If you have not sent that in, please do so Monday in order for your child to attend the field trip with the class on Tuesday.

Few important things-

I still (desperately) need chaperones. We are required to bring at least one on each trip. It's very low key and casual, a no stress field trip. 
If you can attend on any of the following dates, please email me at and I'll get you the info. Field trip dates: Feb 12, 20, 26 & March 5 and 12.

All kids and chaperones will need a sack lunch, including a drink. Please do not send pop and candy as this is a classroom environment so a regular, healthy lunch is great. 

Students should wear their Team Kellogg shirt to school Tuesday for our first trip. 

In Friday Folders today, you will find a paper detailing what STARBASE is and what types of (very cool!) activities your child will be experiencing.

Thank you! Have a great weekend.

Conferences & V-Day

posted Feb 5, 2019, 12:08 PM by Jamie Kellogg

Hey there, me again. :)

Conferences notes are coming home with your child today. If you have a preferred date and time, please fill out the form and return it by Friday and I'll make sure you get a time that works for you. Just a reminder that these conferences are student-led so your child will need to attend the conference with you as he or she will be leading it.

Thanks so much with the quick turn around time with all of the paperwork coming home this week. 

So...the weather is looking icy. I really hope we are in school the next couple of days, but if the ice prevents us from being here, I'd like to suggest your child make his or her Valentine's Box for collecting cards. Any container is fine with me...cereal box, shoe box, etc. We will not be having a traditional party time but we will still exchange cards, play games, and eat! 

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