Tuesday, December 4, 2018

November Reading Challenge

Way to go room 9 readers for continuing to read over the past two weeks and returning your Thanksgiving Break reading logs! Congratulations to our top readers, Olivia, Oren, and Henry. They won a free book choice from the December book order. All students who returned their reading logs earned a roll of Smarties, because reading makes you a lot smarter!
FYI, there will be another reading challenge over winter break, with more prizes to be earned.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Room 9 News~ November 30

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Thank you for attending your Parent/Teacher Conference. I enjoyed meeting with each and every one of you. Now I know why room 9 is full of such enthusiastic learners. It's because they have such fabulous families! I look forward to maintaining open lines of communication with families. You are welcome to schedule another conference at any time to discuss your child's progress. You can also reach me on ClassDojo or drop by for a visit any day after school.

Image result for 5 senses clipartAll 1st grade classes will be coming together to celebrate December with a study of the 5 senses. They will be creating art projects, participating in a taste test, and guessing some secret sounds. If you would like to help donate supplies for our 5 Senses study, please look for the sign -up sheet in your child's backpack on Monday, December 3rd. Thank you in advance for your willingness to help!

December 6~ December Book Orders Due
December 7~ Early Release at12:30
December 24- January 4~ No School- Winter Break

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Parent/Teacher Conference Schedule

November 29
8:20      Kennedy
8:40      Oren
9:00      Fhenix
9:20      Corbin
10:00   Jaxson
10:20   Henry
2:20      Saige
2:40      Colette
3:20      Beau
3:40      Adrick
4:00      Chloe
4:20      Kaitlyn
4:40      Braya
5:00      Melissa
5:40      Mitra
6:00      Taytum     
6:20      Ava
6:40      Channing
7:20      Brianna

November 30
8:20      Madison   
8:40      Jaden
9:00      Olivia
9:20      Briana

Friday, November 16, 2018

Room 9 News~ November 16

Brrrrr! It's beginning to feel a lot like winter with these freezing morning temperatures. Morning recess is especially chilly, so please make sure your child wears a warm coat to school, and I will make sure they wear it outside to recess. I heard that we are in for lots of snow this winter. We'll see............

Thank you for returning your Parent/Teacher conference forms so quickly. I was able to schedule everyone who returned their forms with their first or second requested time.
Conferences are scheduled to start on Thursday, November 29th. To stay on schedule, please be on time. If you cannot make it to your conference on time, please call to reschedule a phone conference.  (541-744-6308) I am looking forward to meeting with you to discuss your child's progress! Thank you!

I will not be sending regular homework home over the long conference weekend. Instead, your child will have a reading log to keep track of reading minutes. If they return the log to school on Monday, December 3rd, they will earn a prize.
Thank you for your donations of canned food to support our school community. Our basket is filling up. The drive will continue through November 16.

Wednesday, November 21~ Canned Food Drive Ends
Thursday-Friday, November 22-23~ No School- Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday, November 28~ No School- Grading Day
Thursday-Friday, November 29-30~ No School- Parent/Teacher Conferences 
December 7~ Early Release at12:30
December 10~ December Book Orders Due
December 24- January 4~ No School- Winter Break

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Room 9 News~ November 2


This week we began our unit about animals and how their different parts help them to survive. Our
first lesson was called, “Why do birds have beaks?” We did an activity to learn how the shape of a bird’s beak tells you something about what that particular bird eats. 
You can continue to support your child’s curiosity at home! Any time you see a bird, whether on a walk or looking out the window, encourage your child to look and ask them what they think that bird might eat and why. If it’s possible, set up a bird feeder near your home. This will give you and your child frequent opportunities to observe birds together.  

Students explored several new learning sites this week, including Reflex for math fact fluency, and epic, an online library of thousands of books.

November 16th from 6-8 pm.
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Ridgeview Gymnasium 

A fall themed carnival with over 20 games and activities.

1 for $5
4 for $15

Wristbands include entry AND access to games/activities.
There will be food and concessions for sale in the cafeteria.
Ridgeview PTO will be selling wristbands/entry passes, 20 minutes before AND after school this Friday the 2nd. We will continue to sell them before and after school the following 2 Fridays. 
Wristbands are also available to purchase in the office during regular school hours or at the event. We are hoping to sell as much as we can prior to the event, in order to keep the line down. :)

Parent/Teacher conferences are coming up on November 29th and 30th. I will be sending a conference scheduling form home on Monday, November 5th. Please check your child's Home/School Folder for this blue conference form. Conferences will be scheduled on a first returned basis. I am looking forward to meeting with you!

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Cold season is upon us. Here are some simple rules to help you through the next few months:
Common cold with runny nose & cough, but NO fever -- does not require staying home from school. Send tissues with your student, encourage extra fluids & frequent hand washing.
Runny nose, with cough AND FEVER -- seek medical advice.
(A thermometer reading over 100.4 is considered a “fever”.)
Sore throat, NO fever -- uncomfortable, but going to school is OKAY. Encourage your child to get more rest and to drink extra fluids.
Sore throat WITH fever, headache or abdominal pain -- seek medical advice.
Ear pain -- needs medical attention. If an infection is present, antibiotics will be
prescribed & possibly medication for pain relief. A child with an ear infection does not need to miss school. These guidelines also apply to sinus infections.
Diarrhea & Vomiting -- Exclusion from school is required if the student has 3 or
more watery stools in one day, and for any vomiting. If a fever develops, seek medical advice. Students may return to school when there has been no fever for 24 hours.

Friday, November 2~ Popcorn Day
Friday, November 9~ Canned Food Drive begins
Saturday, November 10~ Book orders due 
Monday, November 12~ No School- Veteran's Day
Friday, November 16~ Fall Festival

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Room 9 News~ October 19

We really enjoyed our field trip to Dorris Ranch. The weather was perfect for tending the garden, scrubbing laundry on a washboard, pumping and carrying buckets of water across the field, shooting a bow and arrow, and grinding corn to make cornbread. We learned that pioneer children had many chores to do each day, and sometimes had time to play with toys like the stick game, that were made from the trees on the land.

Thursday, October 25~ Papa's Teacher Night
Friday, October 26- Early Release at 12:30   
Thursday, November 1~ Picture Retakes                        
Friday, November 2- Popcorn Day

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Room 9 News~ October 5

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I just wanted to share a quick note to thank you for helping make the start of this school year such a great one. Something that has really helped is how well the drop off and pick up in the driveway is going in the morning. If you drop off or pick up your child in the front driveway of the school, thank you for making sure to observe the pause parking guidelines. Another routine that has been extremely helpful this year is students going to my outside door each morning and waiting to be let in there instead of in front of the school. This allows for better supervision of my students and this way I get the opportunity to greet and welcome every student every morning. After the 8:35 school start bell, please feel free to check in at the office as usual. Finally, thank you for your patience and understanding with our new push button entry system recently installed by our district team. We enjoy having visitors at Ridgeview, and your support in our morning routines have really helped the school and the kids get off to a great start, so thanks again.

Thursday, October 11 is Open House from 5:30-6:30. It will start out in the gym with a music performance and introduction of staff by Mr Hugo. You are then invited to visit your child's classroom and the library. There will be  food carts outside if you would like to stay for dinner. I hope to see you at Open House!

Next week is the Walk and Roll to School challenge. Students are encouraged to walk, ride bikes or scooters to school all week. There will be prize drawings for those who participate, and most importantly, your heart will be a little healthier for the exercise. 

Pics Photos - School Bus Images Clip ArtRoom 9 will be going on a field trip to Dorris Ranch next Friday. Please remember to send a disposable field trip lunch with your child that day and to remind your child to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather.
We do not need any more chaperones for this trip. Dorris Ranch has asked that parents not accompany their child on this trip unless they are chaperoning. We will have another field trip in the spring if you did not get to chaperone this one. Thank you in advance for preparing your child for this special trip and thank you to our PTO who is paying the cost for this trip.

Classroom volunteers are scheduled to start next week. If you signed up to volunteer in our classroom, I will be contacting you to arrange a quick orientation before your start date. If you did not have a chance to sign up on Meet the Teacher Night, and you would like to be a regular classroom volunteer, please contact me to schedule a time.
PTO is always looking for volunteers to help with the activities and events. If you can lend a hand, please contact our PTO.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for young developing minds to fuel up for rigorous day of learning.
Mornings can be very hectic trying to get everyone ready for school and work, and sometimes there just isn't enough time for a healthy breakfast at home. I am guilty of grabbing a pepsi, or a Pop-Tart, among other not-so-healthy foods on rushed mornings. Did you know that the Ridgeview cafeteria serves a nutritious breakfast every morning at 8:15? The cost of this most important meal of the day is only $1.25! Every student is welcome to have breakfast at school (the $1.25 cost is debited from their lunch account). All they have to do is be at the outside cafeteria doors by 8:15. They may find me sitting at a table enjoying a warm stack of french toast, milk and yogurt!

Monday, October 8~ Walk and Roll to School Begins
Wednesday, October 10~ Book Orders Due
Thursday, October 11~ Open House
Friday, October 12~ Field Trip to Dorris Ranch
                                 Early Release at 12:30
                                 Papa's Coupon Fundraiser Ends
Friday, October 26~ Early Release at 12:30