Monday, September 16, 2013

Week 7 September16th-20th,2013

September16, 2013

Dear Parents,

We hope that everyone had a very relaxing long weekend!

Next Monday September 23rd, the first graders will be doing their first MAP assessment! There will be 4 MAP assessments in total, 2 math and 2 reading tests. If you would like some more information about MAP please visit the pages on your right. We will begin by taking the first part of the math test.

There will be no school for students on Wednesday, September 25th. Ms. Judi Fenton will be back visiting our school and teachers will receive in-service sessions with her.

Last, the first graders will be examining different cultures in a couple of weeks. I would like to invite parents to come to school to speak to the children about your culture. I would like you to speak about the customs, beliefs, shelter and language of that culture. If you are interested, please contact me as soon as possible.

This week your child will be inquiring into the following:
Langauge Arts

Phonics- This week your child will be reviewing all the word wall words. He/she  will review the words through various chants and activities.
Reading- This week, your child will be reading and listening to poems. He / she will discover how poems differ from stories.
Writing- Your child will be learning about different pre writing strategies that will help him/ her organize his/ her thoughts before writing.

Math- Your child will be inquiring into subtraction.

Theme- Your child will begin to examine their culture by creating and presenting All About Me posters.




Reading-read 10 minutes and complete the reading log


Reading-read 10 minutes and complete the reading log

Language Arts- sight word puzzle                  

Math- Subtraction worksheet


Reading-read 10 minutes and complete the reading log

Language Arts- opposites

Math- Subtraction worksheet


Reading-read 10 minutes and complete the reading log

Math- Subtraction worksheet

Phonics-study for the Spelling Challenge


Guest Speaker- Please contact me if you are interested to come talk to the students about your culture.

No School Wednesday, September 25th;

MIDTERM REPORTS were issued last Thursday, September 12. We encourage parents to go over them and discuss them with your child (ren), sign them and send them back to school. If you would like a conference, and one was not requested, please call the school to set up an appointment.

DPTO – The Discovery Parent-Teacher Organization (DPTO) works to help the school fundraiser for projects and provide fun activities for our students, parents, and teachers! Anyone interested in joining and help to organize events is more than welcome to join us, as we meet every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. in the school Cafeteria. We would like to remind all parents of the agreement made by the General Assembly in May 2013, to have all parents donate L. 200 per child to help finance the events and activities organized during the year. You can pay the fee in the Finance Office to Ms. Belgica Varela, or your homeroom teacher. You will receive a receipt from the school. Parents who still have not done so, please fill out our survey at

MAP FALL TESTING SESSION – Our Map testing session will begin on Monday, September 23. The specific times and dates for our grades will be published in our blogs. Parent cooperation in making sure our students are in school on time is greatly appreciated. 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEDNESDAY IN SEPTEMBER – There will be no school for students on Wednesday, September 25. Teachers will receive in-service sessions with Ms. Judi Fenton.

(Only for Grades 9-11) INFORMATIVE MEETING WITH PARENTS GRADES 9 – 11: We are inviting grades 9-11 parents to attend a meeting with the school’s Counselor, Ms. Marilis Zambrana, and Ms. Gloria Palacios, Secondary Assistant Principal to discuss college admissions and other pertinent information. The meeting will take place Thursday, September 19 @ 8:15 (school Library).

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