Friday, April 1, 2016

Week 31 April 4-8

April 4, 2016

Dear Parents, 
We hope you enjoyed your weekend!  

For Earth Day, we will be helping Arca de Honduras. We need your help by sending in recycled materials such as clean soda cans, newspapers, magazines, clean plastic bottles. Send in as much as you can. We will be helping Arca de Honduras all month long.   
In class we will be making "Litter Bugs" out of recycled materials so in addition to all of the paper and plastic products you will be sending in if you could also send in clean aluminum foil, small cardboard boxes, egg cartons, paper towel rolls, toilet paper rolls, plastic caps, milk or juice cartons and many others. PLEASE MAKE SURE THE MATERIALS ARE WASHED AND CLEANED BEFORE BRING THEM IN!

We are also working on reducing the amount of trash we throw away and reusing containers that are used to pack our lunches. Please help us out with this. Our planet will be thankful!

The Annual Family Night is this Friday, April 8th starting at 4:00pm! Come join us for great food, cool games, and a movie!

MOTRICITY CLASS- We will be building a pair of  tin can stilts (zancos). You may start looking for 2 clean and empty tin cans of the same size and two pieces of rope that are as long as your child's height up to his or her shoulder. We will start using them on Tuesday April the 12thPlease make sure your child has its own pair by that date.

We have a new digital portfolio called Seesaw. We will be uploading cool things we do here at school. To access this portfolio, you need to download the app called "Seesaw Parent". Please check it out and let us know what you think.

It is starting to get hot in the afternoon. Please remember to have your child bring in a refillable water bottle and a hat. Please make sure to put bug spray and sunscreen on daily! 

This week your child will be inquiring into the following: 

Language Arts
Word Wall- This week your child will be reviewing all the Word Walls with various chants and activities. The spelling challenge will be on Friday, April 8th.

Vocabulary: well, large, must, big even, night

Reading/Social Studies/Writing:
Your child will be learning about Earth Day and the many ways to help our Earth. 

Math- This week your child will continue learning about clocks and time. We will start learning about picture graphs.


Chapter 9 Skills:   S2, S3, S5 

Reading: Read for 10 minutes and fill in the reading log.
WWW:  Worksheet 

Reading: Read for 10 minutes and fill in the reading log and watch this cool video! If the video does not work, please copy and paste the link below!

Reading: Read for 10 minutes and fill in the reading log.  
Spanish:  Worksheet

Reading: Read for 10 minutes and fill in the reading log. 
WWW: Study for Spelling Challenge

FAMILY NIGHT: The DPTO invites you to its annual family and movie night! (PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIMES ON THE AANOUNCEMENT).

PICAMIEJO PRESENTATION – We are inviting all our students in grades 1-11 to the Picamiejo presentation that will take place at our school on Wednesday, April 20 at 9:00 a.m. The cost of this presentation is L100 per student, and this is one of many activities that we have planned for La Semana Del Idioma Español. There will be a follow up literary discussion and extension project concerning this presentation. Please bring the L100 to your Spanish teacher as soon as possible.

For Grades K-4:

 BRICK4KIDZ -The new Module for this quarter begins today, Monday, April 4. It is an exciting 4-week adventures that deals with Laws of Motion. There is still time to sign up! Stop by the conference room on the second floor of the administration building.

For Grades 9-12:
CAREER DAY: We will be having Career Day here in school on Wednesday, April 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. We have invited several professionals from our Discovery School community as well from the outside, to come to share with our students their experience and thoughts about the career they chose to pursue. Grades 9th through 12th and all parents are invited to attend.

Important Dates Coming Up:

April 7                                   All Staff Meeting at 3:15 p.m. in the Conference Room
April 8                                  DPTO Pirates & Mermaids Carnival (FAMILY NIGHT)
April 15                                HOLIDAY – Day of the Americas
April 20                                Picamiejo Presentation at 9:00 a.m.

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