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Grade 4 News

Sunday, May 19, 2019
 
What a year! We have been so fortunate to be able to teach your students and watch them grow every step of the way. As we get ready for the last four days of school there are a few things to be aware of below.
 
Announcements
 
Volunteer Opportunity
Ms. Moore is in some need of volunteers to help take down the Art Show. The amazing volunteers that helped put the show up, did a wonderful job labeling what art work belongs to which classes. Ms. Moore will need help taking the artwork off the walls (and sticky tape) and organize it into piles to be distributed back to students to take home.
If you could please pick a slot on sign up genius, it would be a tremendous help.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C48ABA828AAFB6-artshow1
 
Last Week of School
We have a fun week planned for the last week of school. Since the whole week is a dress of choice week we thought we would have a themed dress of choice week. Students do not have to participate in the theme for the day but the more the merrier. Remember the rules for dress of choice still apply. NO BACKPACKS!! Students can bring a small bag to transport any crafts we do but no school backpacks need to be at school this week.

Monday - Beach Theme - End of Year party/ Movie
For the beach theme flip flops or spaghetti/tank tops are NOT allowed. Please think Hawaiian, bright colors, flowers and sun hats.
Tuesday- Superhero Theme- Memory Books/ Yearbook signing
Wednesday- Decades/Century Theme- Craft Day
Thursday- Field Day!!

Hotdog Lunch/End of the Year Celebration – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
On the day of your child’s designated Field Day (Middle School Field Day, May 22nd and Elementary Field Day, May 23rd), the school will NOT be serving hot lunch.  Instead, kiddos have the option of ordering a Hotdog Lunch provided by the PTO or packing a sack lunch (only peanut free foods) on their specific Field Day.  The AAPTO-LM will be grilling up hotdogs as well as providing chips, fruit snacks and a drink for $5. Parents, siblings & relatives are also welcome to purchase a hotdog lunch and to enjoy lunch with your student.  You must have returned the sign-up sheet along with $5 CASH per hotdog lunch by May 10th.  The PTO is also providing all students with a Field Day/Fire Fighter Appreciation Tek Tshirt to wear on Field Day.  A donation of $5 is greatly appreciated, but not required to cover the cost of the performance tek t-shirt.  Kids can wear these school approved shirts on spirit days for the 2019/2020 school year.
 
If you would like to help with the hotdog lunch, we need volunteers on Tuesday, May 21st, Wednesday, May 22nd and Thursday, May 23rd.  Click here to sign up:

Hotdog Lunch Volunteers

 
Elementary Field Day -VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Elementary School Field Day is scheduled for Thursday, May 23rd.  Kindergarten – 2nd Grade will participate from 8:00AM – 11:00AM and 3rd Grade – 5th Grade will participate from 11:45AM – 2:45PM.  Coach McGarva, our PE Teacher, needs several volunteers at each station.  Please note, if you sign up as a field day volunteer, you will not rotate positions/stations or follow your child from station to station.  To volunteer, please sign up here: 

Field Day Volunteers

 
Volunteer Appreciation Happy Hour
 American Academy would like to thank ALL our parent volunteers at a special happy hour event.   Our volunteers are all amazing, and we couldn’t do what we do without you!  We will be hosting an early evening happy hour at the Brick House Tavern and Tap on Tuesday, May 21st from 5:30PM – 7:30PM.  American Academy will supply the food, fun, gratitude and giveaways, you supply the drinks—the school isn’t allowed to buy that kind of happiness!  Mark your calendar now, we hope you RSVP'd for the event!
 
Start Making Plans for Summer Camp - registration is now open!
We hope your kids can join us for one or more of the fun camps hosted by American Academy teachers and staff. There are many great options, and some camps even start the first week of summer break. 
For more details and information about current summer camp offerings, visit the American Academy Summer Camp page (info is on the main website, under quick links >> parents >> summer camps). 
Please note: ANY American Academy student can attend ANY of the summer camps listed, regardless of where the camp is being held. i.e. If your CP student wants to attend a camp being held at LM, simply log into your school store account but click on the other campus school store; all their camps will be listed under the Summer Camps tab. If you have questions, please email Catrina Phillips.

 
Curriculum:
 
Math
Students finished up their Go Math placement test and those results will be sent out to you mid-summer (July). We are so excited for the new program and think your students will thrive and grow even more with Go Math!
 
Literacy
In language arts, we wrapped up our Fantasy unit and finished out last novel Gulliver's Travels. Be sure to check the website later this week to see what summer reading there will be for 5th grade. They will have to write a book report on one of the books they read at the beginning of the year. Keep reading and enjoy your summer break!

History
We finished our year learning about the Constitution and a few of the early reformers. Students were able to learn so much this year it was fun to see all the connections they made throughout the year.
 
Science
We made it through 4th grade SCIENCE. I spent the last day of science class congratulating each student on their hard work throughout the year. Each student was presented with a "science journal". I secretly kept each entry they completed throughout the year and spiral bound a journal for each student to see their own growth in learning and in writing. SO FUN!!! Take a look at your student's' journal. Student's finished off the year with doing an endangered animal research project. It was a wonderful year spent with each of my student's and I thank you all for your support in and out of the classroom to help them be successful in science. Enjoy Summer!
 
 
Thank you and we appreciate your support!
 
 
The Fourth Grade Team
 
Tonya Tuley, Melissa Papulias, Laura Donovan, Jessica Encinias