Mrs. Lester's Leopard Cats




December 2016

posted Dec 9, 2016, 10:47 AM by Jessica Austin

December Update

December is a very busy month in room 125. please see below for the upcoming events that will be taking place this month.

PTA Meeting on Monday, December 5th @ 4:00pm. Are you looking for ways to be involved in the activities that are going on at Acacia? Consider joining our PTA! 

Internet Safety for Parents and Families on Thursday, December 8th @ 6:30pm. Please check your student's take home folder for additional information.

5th/6th Grade Winter Dance on Friday, December 16th @ 3:30pm. Students must have a signed permission slip in order to purchase a ticket. 

School Spelling Bee on Tuesday, December 20th @ 1:30pm. Good luck to Kira Small and Robyne Dorazco as they compete for an opportunity to represent Acacia at the District Bee.

Gingerbread Houses with our Kinder Buddies on Thursday, December 22 @ 2:15pm. We would appreciate any candy and frosting donations for our fun and festive buddy project. All candy and frosting must be STORE BOUGHT. Please be on the lookout for a flyer with additional information.

Spirit Week:
December 19-22
Monday: Sports Day
Tuesday: Holiday Sweater Day
Wednesday: Holiday Head Gear Day
Thursday: Pajama Day (must wear closed toe shoes)

Winter Break: 
No School Friday, December 23rd - Friday, January 6th
School resumes on Monday, January 9th.

I wish you all a safe and enjoyable break with your loved ones. I am very grateful to work with such an amazing group of students. Happy Holidays, Leopard Cats!

Love,
Mrs. Lester



November 2016

posted Nov 18, 2016, 12:25 PM by Jessica Austin   [ updated Dec 4, 2016, 2:55 PM ]

I can't believe that I am writing our November update. This year is zooming by! November is a short month but there are quite a few things going on. Please read below for the events taking place this month. :)

No School on Friday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

Midterms will be sent home on Wednesday, November 23rd, please review your student's academic progress and sign and return ASAP.

There is No School Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th for Thanksgiving Break.

Gobble Grams will be on sale for $1.00 in the cafeteria during lunch. You can purchase Gobble Grams until Tuesday, November 22nd. 

As a reminder, students should be reading for 20 minutes EVERY NIGHT and completing their reading log. Students should be half way to their 2nd quarter AR goal by this point. 

October 2016

posted Oct 5, 2016, 2:46 PM by Jessica Austin

October Update

Spirit Week: October 3rd-7th
Monday: Character Day! Dress like your favorite book, TV, or movie character.
Tuesday: Twin Day! Find your besties and plan a fun coordinating outfit!
Wednesday: Sports Day! Support your favorite team or sport by dressing up!
Thursday: Pajama Day! Please wear closed toe shoes. No slippers. 
Friday: School Spirit Day! Wear your class t shirt of Acacia spirit shirt.


Fall Break: October 10th-14th
There will be no school. Relax and recharge your batteries. School will resume on Monday, October 17th. Hope you all have a restful and relaxing break!

Parent/Teacher Conferences: October 19th, 25th, 27th, and 28th
Please check your child's take home folder for information regarding conferences. Conferences are set up on a first come, first serve basis. To ensure you get the time you want, please return your form ASAP!
Thursday, October 27th and Friday October 28th will be early release days for parent/teacher conferences. Please mark your calendars accordingly.

Trunk-or-Treat: October 31st
Come join us for our annual trunk-or-treat! Staff members and their families will be dressing up and decorating their cars for the festivities. Trunk-or-Treat will be held from 5:00pm-8:00pm in the staff parking lot. Hope to see you all there!

September 2016

posted Sep 3, 2016, 9:57 PM by Jessica Austin

September Update:

There are so many things going on this month! Please read below for important dates as well as important things to be on the lookout for.

There is NO SCHOOL Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day

Midterms go home Wednesday, September 7th. Please review your student's current grade report, sign the bottom portion, and return it. If you have any questions, feel free to call or email.

CHEESE!! Picture Day will be Tuesday, September 13th. Please be on the look out for order information in your student's take him folder. 

Thursday, September 22nd will be our BACK TO SCHOOL BBQ! Come and see the wonderful things happening at Acacia. The BBQ will be from 5:00-6:30. I hope to see you all there!

Fox 10 News will be coming to Acacia Wednesday, September 28th! Tune in to see our smiling faces and Acacia A++ spirit!

Additional Information:

Homework Expectations: Please make sure your student is completing their homework every night. All students should be reading 20 minutes every night and completing their reading log. Also, they should be completing their math spiral review and multiplication facts. 

Class t-shirt information will be coming home soon. I can't wait to see all the Leopard Cats in their new shirts! It's going to be purrrrfect!

JA Biztown Field Trip: Our field trip is scheduled for November 8th. We have a lot of prep work to do to get ready for this field trip. Please be on the lookout for the permission slip and additional information. 


August 2016

posted Aug 30, 2016, 7:57 PM by Jessica Austin

Welcome Back Leopard Cats! 

I am looking forward to an exciting year together! 
Things to Remember:

1) Early Release EVERY WEDNESDAY @ 1:45pm
2) Blue homework packets due EVERY FRIDAY
3) You should be reading a MINIMUM of 20 mixtures (in your AR level) every night and completing your nightly reading log.

Please check our class website for updates and important dates.

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