Math in Focus Parent night for 2nd-5th grade is Thursday, Feb. 27th from 6:00-7:15. Childcare will be provided for children 2 and above. Students in 2nd-5th grade are welcome to participate in the training with their parents. Bar Models are one of the strategies we use to teach students how to solve word problems. It is a complicated strategies to learn, but when applied to word problems, bar models help students understand how to solve the problem and the steps necessary to get the correct answer. I have added a link for you to access the Bar Model presentation on the IBES home page on the right hand side of the home page. You will need to have Microsoft Powerpoint to open the presentation and then click on view slideshow to see the entire presentation and view the videos that are attached. The teachers and I would be happy to go over problems with you to help you better help your child at home. I hope once you get the hang of using Bar Models, you will find them as beneficial to a child's learning as we do.
Due to the 6 snow days we have had this quarter, teachers have not been able to take a sufficient amount of grades, so we are going to delay sending home progress reports until Friday, Feb. 14th. Thanks for understanding.
Upcoming Dates to Remember:
February 4th - Rescheduled PTO meeting at 6:30 in the IBES library
February 6th - PTO Love of Reading Night 6:00-7:45 and Scholastic Book Fair 3:00-7:30
February 14th - Progress reports go home
February 14th - Valentine's Day parties at 10:15 and 11:30 dismissal
February 17th - No school-President's Day
Registration for Little Cheerleader 2014 is closed. We are at our limit, and we can not accept any late registrations past today's deadline. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Gresham at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Little Cheerleader 2014 is Saturday, February 1st. Your child received registration information about the event earlier this week, and completed registration forms are due Wednesday, January 22nd. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Gresham at email@example.com.
PTO is hosting a movie night for K-2 students on Friday, Jan. 17th. Students who sign up can stay after school and watch the movie Turbo. PTO will provide popcorn and juice for all the students. The movie night will be held in the commons from 3:15-5:30. Flyers went home on Monday, Jan. 13th. Please contact the office if you need another flyer. Volunteers will be on hand to supervise students and help with passing out snack
Thanks to everyone for participating in the 3-Way Race. We raised $1008.61 and collected 5 cartons full of pudding mixes and gelatin. Thanks for all your help!
Here is the coin drive breakdown by grade level.
3rd grade - $218.18
4th grade- $257.63
5th grade - $195.80
Teachers and Staff - $337.00