Weekly Linc

October 24, 2021

THE WEEKLY LINC
OCTOBER 24, 2021

TIME REMINDERS


7:50 - Student drop off time
  Students eating breakfast go to the cafeteria. All other students report to the gym.
8:10 - Students may enter their classrooms
8:30 - Classes begin
11:05-12:00 - 3rd Grade Lunch/Recess
11:50-12:45 - 4th Grade Lunch/Recess
3:25 - Dismissal

Please try to schedule all appointments after school.  Students are involved in learning from the start of the day to dismissal.  

COLD WEATHER GEAR


As the temperatures begin to cool we are reminded that winter is right around the corner.  All students are expected to go outside when the real feel temperature is 0 degrees or above.  Students are expected to have a jacket or heavier sweatshirt at 50 degrees.  Once snow flies, students are asked to have boots, snow pants, heavy coats, hats, and mittens. 

WEAR BLUE ON FRIDAY

Students are invited to wear blue on Friday, October 29 as Charles City Community Schools celebrates October as National Bully Prevention Month. The elementary theme for the day is "Say Boo to Bullies." Stay tuned as more information about the day comes from your child's classroom teacher this week.

NOTES FROM THIRD GRADE:

Reading: We have completed our unit in studying characters across a series of books.  This skill will be our focus again this week as we start reading, Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo.
Writing: Third graders are working diligently on their opinion writing pieces and are shifting to persuasive writing to change the world.
Science/Social Studies: 3E and 3Pa will be moving into our next social studies unit centered around Westward Expansion.  3S and 3Pl will begin studying forces and motion in science this week.
Math: Students are working on creating and analyzing bar graphs (single and double), pictographs, and line plots. 
Leader in Me: This week, we will be focusing on tracking our Wildly Important Goals (WIGs) and how we can keep each other accountable towards reaching our goals.

NOTES FROM FOURTH GRADE:

Kindness Retreat: All students participated in the kindness retreat on October 19. Students learned different ways to show kindness.
Writing: We are finishing our look at how to write a paragraph that hooks our audience as well as spending some time on grammar skills.  We will start our new informational unit on Monday.
Reading: Book clubs continue with an emphasis on narrative elements, writing summaries using text evidence, and looking at themes within stories.
Math: We started Unit three which is called Multiple Towers and Cluster Problems. Students will learn how to break apart multiplication problems using new strategies as well as how to solve division problems. Please continue to practice multiplication facts at home. 
Science/Social Studies: Students continue to learn about the Grand Canyon and Erosion by participating with some hands-on activities.  
Leader In Me: We continue to work on Habit 2, Begin With The End in Mind, and have been talking about what matters most. 

ART

The next Art Club is on November 17th from 3:30-4:30pm. Permission slips are available in the art room. Email Ms Hamm with any questions!

MUSIC

3rd grade has begun to work hard on finding the Meter in music. This leads to them organizing beats into groups of 2, 3, and 4. There is a lot of connection to math in this unit! Ask them to show you what they are learning. 

4th graders are working hard on their solfege skills. Their main focus right now is Do, Re, and Mi and connecting that how pitches move by step, skip, or stay the same. This skill also helps them with matching pitch when singing. We are also using recorders to help with this unit. If you have a recorder that is collecting dust, the music room would gladly take it off your hands!

LIBRARY

Third and fourth graders are still learning the inner workings of the electronic card catalog. They are currently working on a scavenger hunt to locate books by call number. I can only send small groups within the racks during their meeting time, so some students may not have this opportunity until next week.

Talented and Gifted (TAG)

Does your child EXCEL in one or more areas of learning and creativity? If so, please feel free to stop by the relocated TAG room at Lincoln Elementary and speak with Mrs. Yaddof during conferences after 3:30. She will be at Washington Elementary from 11:00-3:15.

NURSES

On November 8th the North Iowa Community Action I-Smile @ School will be coming to the Charles City Community School District to provide FREE dental screenings to all students in grades Kindergarten through 8th. If you would like your student to participate in this NO COST program, please read the parent letter, complete the attached consent form and return it to your child's respective school building by Friday, November 5, 2021."  https://redcap.link/nicaoismileconsent 

From the School Counselor:

With all we’ve been through the last few years, we want to remind everyone of the importance of daily, regular, timely school attendance!!!  This is so important for students to be healthy and successful.
The benefits of regular, on-time attendance include (but are not limited to):
Strong academic preparation * Establishment of positive habits * More likely to graduate from high school * Less likely to live in poverty * Less likely to suffer poor health * Build health relationships with other students and school staff * Success in a future career/job

See you ALL at school, and remember, “You can learn and be loved here.”

FACE COVERINGS

There is a health moderation plan in place in order to quickly respond to protect our school family from a major COVID outbreak. The plan outlines steps to use face coverings as a targeted tool only where and when necessary in order to keep schools open. Please see this plan for details. The use of face coverings is encouraged at all campuses. 

UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER

10/25          Begin 2nd Quarter
11/24-26     Thanksgiving Break
12/22          End 2nd Quarter
12/23-31     Winter Break
01/03          Professional Learning
01/04          Classes Resume Begin 3rd Quarter
01/17          MLK Day – No School
02/04          Professional Learning
03/11          End 3rd Quarter
03/14-18     Spring Break
03/21          Begin 4th Quarter
03/31          K-12 Conferences
04/01          Professional Learning
05/06          Professional Learning
05/10          10:00-2:00 3rd Grade to Rockford Fossil
05/22          Graduation

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