Week of May 19-24

I cannot believe that I am writing this on our last week of school!  This year has absolutely flown by, and I am going to miss each and every one of you.  You guys have learned so much and grown so much this year.  It seems like only yesterday that we were just beginning the year.

Monday will be the day to really work on meeting and exceeding standards!  On Tuesday we will pack up all of our stuff, so be sure to have your backpack.  After Tuesday, you won’t need to bring it back.

The essay contest entries for the Important Historical Places in Jackson County are due May 22nd to Mr. Johnson.  You may work on these at home and at school.

Our brunch will be on Wednesday from 9:30-10:30.  Awards day will begin at 11:30 for 4th grade.  Please make plans to join us!  Please sign up at the link below:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B044CA8AE2AA57-endofthe1

Report cards will go home on Thursday, May 22nd.

Let me know if you have any questions!

 

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Added information

Please put what you would like to bring in the “personal message” section of the sign up.  Thanks!  See you next week.

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End of the year celebration

Please make every effort to join us next Wednesday for our end of the year brunch and awards day!  There is a link to sign up to bring items for the brunch.   Please let me know if you have any questions!

 

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B044CA8AE2AA57-endofthe1

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Tuesday, May 13th will be DEAR Day and Book Character Dress Up DayDEAR means Drop Everything And Read.  We will read all day long on Tuesday.  I will be sending students to the media center on Monday to get books, and I have lots of books in the classroom.    You may also bring books from home to read.  Book Character Dress Up Day was previously scheduled for Thursday of next week.

We would like to share the following letter from Dr. Howard concerning student safety.  Words that are important for elementary students are bolded.  Mr. Johnson and Mrs. Hitzges have offered an incentive for good behavior for the rest of the year that includes an extra 30 minutes of recess and ice cream or popsicles on the last day of school if we get through the year without any writing on bathroom walls, etc.  We know our students make good choices and are confident they will earn this reward.  Lastly, we have parent volunteers in the hallways to monitor.  Please know that your child’s safety is of upmost importance to us.

 

Good Evening Jackson County Leaders,

Unfortunately, our school disruptions have not ceased as a result of the video message shared by me and Sheriff Mangum.  The safety, security, and integrity of our school district is being jeopardized and will not be tolerated.  Please plan for the following:
  • Staff should be on high alert at all times; ANY suspicious activity should be reported and investigated immediately.
  • Restrooms should be monitored as students access them; custodians should limit access and may choose to close some restrooms to ensure school’s ability to monitor.
  • Middle and High Schools will be on Level 1 Lock Down for the remainder of the year.  
    • Level 1 Lock Down includes:
      • All exterior and interior doors locked; all students accounted for at all times.
      • If a student must leave the classroom, they must sign out with destination and time noted, as well as, return time noted.
      • Outdoor activities suspended (including field day events).
  • Elementary Schools will be on a soft lock down for the remainder of the year.
    • Soft Lock Down includes:
      • All exterior and interior doors locked; all students accounted for at all times.
      • If a student must leave the classroom, they should sign out with destination and time noted, as well as, return time noted. 
  • Should a statement be discovered or any threat arise, schools should:
    • FULLY Implement the safety plan
      • book bags and all belongings should be left in the classroom; only what students have on their person should leave; account for all students.
      • SRO immediately notified and school safety plan enacted.
      • NO students will be dismissed until the entire building and premises are clear of any threat.
      • ANY lost instructional time will be made up through Saturday school and/or extended school day/year.
Please share these expectations and procedures with all staff.  Our high school students have very important EOCT’s upon them and deserve a focused learning environment to ensure optimal performance.  Graduation is an exciting milestone in students’ and families’ lives.  We have a responsibility to ensure a positive and productive end to the school year. Thank you for your commitment and professionalism!
 
 
April Howard, EdD
Superintendent
706-367-5151
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Week of April 28-May 2

You are doing a GREAT JOB on the CRCT!  I am so proud of you!  You are arriving to school early, taking your time on the CRCT, and doing your best!  Keep up the good work!  Continue to study for science and social studies this week.  Please study 30 minutes each day for the CRCT.  Use your study guide, Study Island, or CRCT links on this page.  Monday is the last day to earn points for AR and Math Facts in a Flash.  We’ll go to the PC Lab on Monday.   We have two class photos available for $10.00.  Please send in your money this week and you will go home with a photo!

CRCT Schedule:

Tuesday, April 29              Science

Wednesday, April 30        Social Studies

Free breakfast will be served each day and the PTO will provide snacks.  :)

Friday, May 2 at 1:15         Panther Pride Assembly

 

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, May 7             4th Grade Field Day

Thursday, May 8                 7:00  3rd and 4th Musical/PTO Meeting at WJPS

Friday, May 9                      Career Day, CRCT Cookout

Tuesday, May 13                 DEAR Day

Thursday, May 15                Book Character Dress Up

Wednesday, May 21            11:30  4th Grade Awards

Thursday, May 22                Last Day of School, Report Cards Go Home

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Great CRCT study practice

This is a really cool link to practice tests online!  Your child will choose Georgia, and then CRCT practice, 4th grade, and then whatever subject they would like to practice.  You can have them put in your email, and it will send the results to you, or you can have them put in my email address, and it will send the results to my email.  It’s only ten questions per section, so it’s not too overwhelming to practice:)  Have a great weekend, and I’ll post more for next week later on today.

www.linkstolearning.com

 

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Week of April 14-18

This week in math we will be working on measurement conversions and area and perimeter.  In science, we will finish survival and adaptations and take a test.  Mrs. Grizzle’s homeroom will have a science test on Wednesday.  Mrs. Riley’s class wil have their science test on Thursday.  Your homework is to study for the CRCT for 30 minutes each day by working on your packet, CRCT Games & Practice Tests Link, Moby Max, or Study Island.

 

Come to WJIS Trivia Night on Thursday, April 17th to show what you know!  Doors open at 6:30 and Trivia begins at 7:00.  Tell Mom and Dad you can buy dinner there:  hot dogs, drinks, sno-cones, popcorn, and candy!  Tables are $5.00 each with no limit to number of people on team.  See green flyer that is coming home Monday.

CRCT Schedule:

Tuesday, April 22              Reading

Wednesday, April 23        Language Arts

Thursday, April 24            Math

Tuesday, April 29              Science

Wednesday, April 30        Social Studies

Free breakfast will be served each day and the PTO will provide snacks.

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Measuring angles

Here is a website for practicing how to measure angles with a protractor.

http://www.mathplayground.com/measuringangles.html

 

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CRCT Study Guide Link

Here is the link that I promised you.

http://sites.jackson.k12.ga.us/lmedlin/files/2014/03/Grade_4_Study_Guide_GA13_Final1.pdf

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Week of April 7-11

Welcome back!  Spring break flew by, and we are now in the final days of the school year.  Unbelievable!  I hope that everyone had a great break, and that you are all ready to get back into the groove of school.  We still have a lot to learn, and not a lot of time to learn it, so get ready!

This week in math, we will begin our study of measurement.  We will also be reviewing for CRCT starting this week.  We will review for a few minutes each day.

In science, we will continue our study of ecosystems, and we will also learn about animal adaptations.   This is my favorite science unit of the whole year.  We will also be reviewing a little each day of things we learned earlier in the year just so it is fresh in your mind.

CRCT is coming up in a couple of weeks.  I will post more information for you later, so be on the lookout for that.

Homework this week will be to study your CRCT study guide for 30 minutes each night.

See Mrs. Riley’s website for information about social studies and language arts.

Remember that Study Island is a GREAT resource to help you study also.

Mobymax is a great resource as well.

I will put a link up for a CRCT study guide that is created by the Georgia DOE.  It is just another way for you to study with your child.

I wish everyone a great week!  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!

 

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