PT Conferences

posted Oct 5, 2018, 10:52 AM by Jamie Kellogg

Hey Parents,

Your scheduled conference date and time are coming home stapled to your child's Friday Folder today. There is a second reminder stapled in the planner. Feel free to rip those little pieces of paper off the FF and/or planner to keep for your convenience.

If anyone needs to reschedule, please just send me an email at and together we can find another time that works. 

I look forward to seeing all of you in the next couple of weeks for conferences.

Have a great weekend!

Tomorrow-Fri, Sept 21

posted Sep 20, 2018, 12:09 PM by Jamie Kellogg

Hey Parents, 

A couple of quick things about tomorrow-

The kids are having a short math quiz over multiplication. They are aware of this and we have been practicing these skills. 
Example problems:

Also, the walk-a-thon is tomorrow afternoon from 2:30-3:30. Please send your child to school with their fundraiser donations and tennis shoes on their feet. There's a groovy theme so kids that want to go retro are welcome to dress up. Parents, you are all welcome to join us on the high school track. In case of inclement weather, we will still do the walk-a-thon inside. 

Have a good night,

Class shirt form & nice group of kids!

posted Aug 30, 2018, 1:04 PM by Jamie Kellogg   [ updated Aug 30, 2018, 1:06 PM ]

So we've got a couple of weeks under our belts, and as per the norm, we are finding our feet. This isn't my first rodeo, this really is a nice group of kids!

Thank you for sending me kind, well-mannered children. I'm seeing lots of cooperation, friendliness, and genuine care which is really exciting.  Each class has a a vibe and this group clicks well so far. I'm hoping to be able to do some very cool things with this group because of this.  Fingers crossed we keep growing and getting better and stronger as a team. 

We are working on getting back into the swing of working hard at school, understanding when it's time to talk and when it's time to be quiet, to complete work on time, and to participate in lessons. I will be sending home individual progress reports next week.

Also a heads up, there are class shirt order forms in your child's Friday Folder today.

Have a great Labor Day weekend!   

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Seeking 2 more volunteers-short term

posted Aug 29, 2018, 11:06 AM by Jamie Kellogg   [ updated Aug 29, 2018, 12:32 PM ]

Hi All,

I'm seeking two more volunteers to help quiz kids on multiplication facts one day a week for about an hour. I need one volunteer for Mondays and one on Thursdays. (I have Tues, Wed, and Fri filled). 

Anybody interested? Or know a grandparent that might be? This would be until Thanksgiving break. If so, please let me know.

The one-on-one attention and individual accountability for learning a set of facts is invaluable. It tends to light a fire with effort to finally memorize facts because students know they are going to be quizzed every other day. To say I appreciate the help is an understatement. Ultimately, the kids win. Facts become solid, math feels easier and more fun.

We have a huge focus at the beginning of the year to solidify multiplication and division facts as they act as the foundation for the remaining math skills we will learn this year. Your child's success in mathematics will be much greater if facts are fluent. 

May I suggest quizzing your kids on facts in the car? Sure do love those seat belts in a moving vehicle...makes for a captive audience. :) I'm playing but it really does work wonders. Thanks for your support at home. 

Friday Folders Today

posted Aug 24, 2018, 9:20 AM by Jamie Kellogg

Hi Parents,

We had a FABULOUS first week! Your kids are coming home with their Friday Folders today. Please check out the papers and sign and return the folder. Thank you.

Have a wonderful weekend. 


Unsubscribe Link

posted Aug 8, 2018, 1:45 PM by Jamie Kellogg

Hey! I hope you all have had a wonderful summer. So it's that time...time to gear up for another school year. Just a friendly reminder to unsubscribe from my webpage as your kids are now heading on to middle school! Please wish them my best. 

If you scroll to the bottom of this email, you'll see the unsubscribe link.

Enjoy your last week before school starts up again!

Jamie :)

MI ADV tickets sent home

posted May 24, 2018, 11:29 AM by Jamie Kellogg   [ updated May 24, 2018, 12:49 PM ]

Michigan's Adventure tickets are being sent home with your children today for all of you that are driving separately. Please ask your child to give those to you right away. If your child is riding the bus on Tuesday, I am holding your tickets with mine and will give them to you when we meet in the room Tuesday morning.


Bus riders come to school like normal at 9:05. However, bus riders must have a ride waiting here at Page to pick them up at 5:15 p.m. as there will be no bus transportation home that day.

If you are driving separately, there is no need to stop at school, just head to the amusement park and depart when you wish.

I just got word that the water park will not be open that day, but please remember that your ticket does include your lunch. The lunch times are listed on your ticket stub and the stub is your entrance into the pavilion. The pavilion is located right by the bungee jump. 

It is not required that your child wear his or her Team Kellogg shirt but it's quite nice if they do as it sure does make it easier to spot friends from class and most other classes and/or schools there also have their class shirts on.

Thanks all. As of right now, looks like beautiful weather! Hope it stays that way. 

Science Test Tomorrow

posted May 21, 2018, 10:39 AM by Jamie Kellogg   [ updated May 21, 2018, 12:21 PM ]

Just a reminder that the kids have a science test tomorrow. 

Students were given time last week to complete the study guide in class and we have gone over correct answers in each section. I gave them time to study in class, but many students need to put in more time this evening studying definitions/examples. 

Each of Newton's Three Laws of Motion as well as the Universal Law of Gravitation must be memorized as they will be given a chart and asked to write the law and real life examples of each. I'm not concerned that the wording is perfect, but rather that they can state the law accurately. We have gone over these laws multiple times as a class and students have been aware of this required piece of the assessment.

No tricks, what's on the study guide is on the test. I've asked students to get their study guide signed so I know they put in some extra effort at home. Thanks for your help as we wrap up the year! 

Field Trip Reminders

posted May 16, 2018, 10:53 AM by Jamie Kellogg

We are going on a field trip this Friday, May 18th, to Pierce Cedar Creek Institute. We will be gone from 9:10-2:30ish.

A few important reminders----

Students need to come wearing close toed shoes (preferably tennis shoes as we will be hiking), long pants, and a light jacket in case of rain or cool weather in the morning. If the weather is beautiful then no jacket needed.

Kids will need a sack lunch and a water bottle. Students that would like to order a sack lunch to be prepared for them from the Page cafeteria need to order a day ahead (meaning they need to let me know tomorrow).

Optional items--sunscreen, bug spray

Students are responsible for carrying their own items. I suggest a small backpack be brought for the trip/hike.

Looking forward to our time in nature. :)

Michigan's Adventure Info

posted Apr 26, 2018, 9:41 AM by Jamie Kellogg

Sent home yesterday---Michigan's Adventure field trip ticket ordering form.

Forms and $ are due back on or before Friday, May 4th.

A little background that you may find helpful...

The Michigan's Adventure trip is a celebration trip as your child completes his or her elementary years.  Bus transportation is available for students and parents that would like to ride; however, most parents choose to drive separately or carpool with other families so they can arrive and leave at their leisure. This allows a lot more time at the park. 

If you can't make it but your child wants to go with their friend and his or her parent(s) from another classroom (or our classroom for that matter) that is also absolutely okay. There's a spot to write that information on the bottom of the ticket ordering sheet. 

If your child is going to travel with another family to and from MI ADV, you will need to fill out a "Travel Release Form." Your child can ask for one in the office.

I usually end up with a small handful of kids that need to join in with a parent chaperone. Thank you  in advance to those of you willing to chaperone! I will be in touch later in May. The kids needing chaperones will travel with me to and from MI ADV on the bus. You and I will just talk ahead of time, exchange cell phone numbers, and set a time and place to meet and make the kid exchange at the park. This has always worked perfectly in the past. 

There is no checking in at school that day. Just go directly to the amusement park and have a great time. Hopefully, we bump into each other! 

Our trip is Tuesday, May 29th. It really is a great time.

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