Thank you for attending parent-teacher conferences. It is a wonderful opportunity for teachers to meet with you and update you on your child's progress. It is also beneficial for you to know all the great activities your child is doing each day in school to help him or her become a more well-rounded learner.
Next week students will begin their winter MAP assessment on Tuesday. Remember, teachers will look at these scores in comparison to how they scored in the fall to best determine how to differentiate our instruction to best mean each individual child's needs. If you have any questions about MAP, please contact your child's teacher. Winter MAP scores will be sent home at the end of January when all district testing is complete.
We are approaching our annual WINTER CONCERT! 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will perform on Thursday, December 17th, both at 2:10 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (please arrive promptly at 6:15pm and report to classrooms). If your student cannot attend the evening performance, please let Mrs. Prost know ASAP (email@example.com or by written note by Wed.12/9 at the latest).
Friday Fruit Fun! I wanted to thank our food service provider, Arbor Food Services, who helped to get us pre-sliced and individually bagged oranges to any student who wanted that for their snack today. Nearly EVERY student took one! Mr. Mark and I had fun delivering their snacks today. Next week they will be sending us an apple for every student to be delivered to them on Friday. What a wonderful and healthy snack!
Families, as your children are getting older and are having more exposure online, a host of questions can arise about your child's Internet safety. For the next several weeks, I will use this message to link you to a parental subject that may help as a resource to further investigate questions you may have about what your children may be doing online. This week, I'd like to start with social media. Please click here for a good parental resource.
The Early Learning Center is having a toy drive for their students. If you would like to donate, please feel free to bring something in and leave it in the yellow bin that is in the family waiting area next to the office. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
As the air is getting colder, please remember to send your students in the appropriate clothing for the weather. If we go out for recess and there is still snow on the ground, make sure your children have boots, snow pants, gloves, hats, etc., or they will have to stay on the blacktop. Thanks!
- Also, PTC is holding a contest from now until Winter break for the class that turns in the most box tops! There will be a 1st and 2nd place winner! Please fill out the sheets that went home last week and send them back full of box tops!!
Girls Scout News:
- Girl Scout Troop 40391 out of Terrace Elementary School is participating in The Blanket Brigade again this year and is asking for any and all help in collecting new fleece blankets for Lutheran General’s Children Hospital. They will be collecting blankets until the end of November, so there's plenty of time to get some fabric and make some blankets. JoAnn’s fabric has fleece on sale plus an extra 20% off of total purchase coupon. If you check out blanketbrigade.blogspot.com you will find all the details on this wonderful project and all the instructions on how to make these blankets. If you have any other questions please email Lesley DeRusha at firstname.lastname@example.org. They are hoping to have a blanket-making party coming up soon, so keep an eye out for more information.
If you are on Facebook and would like to see what is going on at Terrace, be sure to check out the Terrace Facebook page. Pictures are regularly posted to better give you an insight into all the great things that go on at school each and every day. Remember to click the "like" button so our updates appear regularly on your feed. Or, under the school address near the top left of this page, you can click Facebook, and it will direct you straight to the page. My goal is for us to get to 300 "likes", so tell your families and friends to "like" our page!
It is important for us to have a current email address and phone number for you at all times. If you want to ensure that you receive emails and notifications from Terrace and D62, please make sure our office has your most current email and phone numbers on file. If you send us your contact information, I ask that you please write very neatly so we can make sure we are entering the correct information in our student information system.
Congratulations to Mr. Roy's class for earning the Courageous Cardinal!
Click here for the December Terrace Times!
Have a great weekend, and enjoy the holiday next week!