#8 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 *only 8 school days left!

We made it through a totally successful Buffalo Cove trip and we have earned our last SPARK party this Friday June 1. Despite a myriad of creative ideas the class has voted yet once again for a movie/pj/special object party.  I, for one, am so disappointed we never had a dance party so I may boycott ;)  Today, we had a thrilling surprise when we discovered our Cecropia moths had emerged from their cocoons after all! The beautiful male and female made their way out over Memorial Day weekend and we have tons of eggs to show for it. The hope is to raise the next batch for the rising 3rd graders!

In the meantime, we have been working hard to prepare for our first End of Grade tests coming this Monday and Tuesday June 4th and 5th. Please support us by making sure your child rests up on Sunday and Monday and comes to school on time, hydrated, and stuffed full of a high protein breakfast.  Please also send in a high protein, easily served snack for the whole class to share just before each day of the test if you can! We will also need help cleaning our classroom next Wednesday, Thursday, and again Monday the last day of school. 

Upcoming Events and Reminders:
*Friday June 1 last SPARK party
   -End of Year party  2-5 Brookshire park
*Monday June 4 and Tuesday June 5  End of Grade Tests *arrive on time rested after a high protein breakfast*
*Friday June 8 End of Year slideshow, Rocky Knob field-trip *we need drivers*1:00 dismissal*3:00 graduation*
  -join us just after arrival (8:45)  for a short showing of our end of year slideshow, even if you can't join the trip to Rocky Knob
  -send your child with a water bottle and sturdy walking shoes this day
*Monday June 11 Last day of school *EOG scores and report cards home*

*I can use the BEST strategy to take the End of Grade test:
     Star it/Skip it
     Try again

All Two Rivers Families are asked to make a commitment to volunteer 4 hours a month...if you haven't had a chance to help out, here's how:
-classroom cleaning Wed June 6, Thurs June 7 or Mon June 11
*email or call to set up a time or just drop in during or after the school day...even if you only have half an hour, every little bit counts
*EOG snacks

We Appreciate Your Time & Contributions!
-the long overdue thank you for Susanna, Jessica, Staci, Robert, Susan, and Maureen for driving us all the way to Charlotte for our Discovery Place trip!
-Sarah for keeping up with website photos all year long and creating our EOY class slideshow AND donating the super awesome book from our wish list "Plant Secrets"
-and of course Staci, Laura S., Dixie, Jeannie, Lindsay, Jessica, Jason, and Leigh for support with critical classroom jobs all year long!
-Patrick for whole school tech support!

-vinyl tablecloth
-Various items from Amazon:
-books from our wish list
-Amazon or Teacher Pay Teachers gift cards
- old printer ink cartridges

click here for our CLASSROOM BOOK WISH LIST 
Our class has a lengthy list of books we want for our library. Many of them are tied to writing and math lessons or our SPARK lessons
(most available on Amazon.com) 

 click here for website
Keep your child's interest in reading!
Our class earns free books each time you order! 
Most cost only 3 or 4 bucks. Please write me a note or email if you would like "just right" recommendations for your child. 

Ordering online is fast and easy, click on the icon above and:

REGISTER at https://orders.scholastic.com/L4NVB 
ENTER the Class Activation Code L4NVB 

 black birch toothpicks, drawing maps and finding treasure at Buffalo Cove, what the letters BEST stand for in our test taking strategy, the day our Cecropia moths emerged!, 

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Other Reminders
Follow directions below to receive classroom reminders: 
Follow link: 
Via email: send an email to rmd.at/6ckec6
To unsubscribe, reply with 'unsubscribe' in the subject line.
Via text: @6ckec6 to 81010 
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Trouble using 81010?
Try texting @dgcc2k to (704) 419-8638 instead.

-If your contact information changes at any point, please let Ms. Lindsay AND Ms. Beth in the office know as soon as possible
-Before school is offered each day from 7:30-8am in Ms. Vicki’s kindergarten room in upper campus for a fee. 
Please drop your child off up top if you arrive before 8.
-Afterschool is offered each school day until 5:30. More details available upon request. 
-Please send a jacket LABELED with your child's name each day, we will go outside EVERY day...rain, snow, or shine!
-Fitness is Mon and Fri: 
Please have your child dress accordingly (shoes and layers)
-If your child is absent and you have email access, please send excuse note to beth@trcsboone.org and lindsay@trcsboone.org 
-illness policy if you child has been vomiting or has had a fever in the past 24 hours, please keep them at home ;)
-Pizza lunch available Friday 
(Middle school fundraiser; money due Thursday before)
-Snacks available every day for $0.75 (fundraiser for 5th grade to go to Sound to Sea program)
-If you shop at Staples or Harris Teeter, please link your rewards card to TRCS (HT code is 5860)
-If you shop on Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com and select TRCS as the non-profit you would like to support and we will get a percentage of the profits 

How families can help make arrival and dismissal more efficient and safe: 
· First, please slow down and consider staying off your cell phone- safety is most important. 
· Approach the upper lot from the Food Lion (east) end of Archie Carroll road, and the lower lot from the BREMCO (west) end, with no left turns into either lot. 
· Drivers must abide by The NC Child Passenger Safety & Booster Seat Law. 
· If someone else is picking up your child please notify the teacher and/or front office before dismissal. 
· If you need to talk with a teacher, it is best to wait until dismissal is over. 
 -When parking and walking a student to or from the classroom walk on the track instead of through the parking lot. 
· At dismissal, let the staff person with the walkie-talkie call the student. 

Thank You! Let us know if you have any questions.

In the Case of Inclement Weather,  Delays or Early Release:
*  Please make sure your phones numbers are on file are current.
*  Should there be an early release - DO NOT call the school. We will call OR text 
    you. We only have four available lines and calling the school will use up those 
    lines so that we are unable to call out and reach you. 
*  If it is snowing at dismissal, all after school activities will be cancelled 
     (including after school).
Please check the following for the most up to date announcements:
1) TRCS school website:  www.trcsboone.org
2) Sign up for Remind 101 messages:
    To sign up for whole school text message....text @drrizo to 81010
                         for whole school emails....send blank email to         
    To receive 3rd grade messages via text:text @6ckec6 to 81010 
     You can opt-out of messages at anytime by replying 'unsubscribe @6ckec6 '
Trouble using 81010?  Try texting @6ckec6 to (704) 419-8638 instead.
Or to receive 3rd grade messages via email, send an email to rmd.at/6ckec6
To unsubscribe, reply with 'unsubscribe' in the subject line.
3) Call school voicemail: (828) 262-5411
4) Check Ray's Weather:  www.ncweatherclosings.com
5) Check Watauga Roads:  www.wataugaroads.com
6) Listen to radio stations:  
      WATA 1450 am,   WMMY 106.1 fm,  WECR 102.3 fm,  WXZIS 100.7 fm

Feel free to email Dr. Rizor or Beth Vossen should you have questions about this procedure. 
Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe and ensure the efficient running of the school.