Clear Lake is holding a Box Tops collection competition February 6th through 10th. The class with the most Box Tops will earn a popcorn party. Room 13 has done an exceptional job this year participating in fundraising events, and I suspect we will be in the top groups competing for the party. Thank you so much, Room 13 families!
To help families compile their stash of Box Tops, I’m posting a downloadable Box Top Collection Sheet. Completing the sheet is easy–just tape a Box Top in a square. You could probably even convince your child to do it; my own children love doing this! Sheets do not have to be completely filled for the Box Tops to count. Only have 1 or 2? No problem! Just tape them down and send them in! Don’t want to tape them down? Just send them in. We’ll take them, no matter how they get here!
The competition ends February 10th, so don’t delay! Send in those Box Tops today!
Sometimes the school day just needs a little shaking up to keep things fresh and moving! This has been especially true following all of the crazy schedule changes we’ve had due to snow and ice. Today, this meant a few minutes of dancing to one of our favorite songs, Fight Song by Rachel Platten. Courtesy of Go Noodle, students whipped out some quick dance steps and sang their hearts out while resetting for the rest of our day.
The district has finalized plans to make up lost classroom time due to the six snow days and two delayed starts we’ve had so far this winter. These changes will allow Clear Lake students to recover meaningful instructional time without putting a big dent in family summer plans.
Here are the changes:
February 13 (previously a high school no-school day) will become a school day for all district students
February 20 (Presidents Day) will become a school day for all students
March 3 (previously a no-school day for K-8 students) will become a school day for all students
Monday June 19th, and Tuesday June 20thwill be full school days for K-11 students (seniors will have graduated)
June 20thwill now be the last day of school for students (it will be a full-day, not an early release)
If we have additional Snow Days this winter they may be added to the calendar after June 20th
Did you know that you can get all the important dates for Room 13’s events right on your calendar? That’s right! If you add our Room 13 calendar to your electronic calendar–Google, ical, etc.–every time we add an event to our calendar, it will show up on your existing calendar. Never again wonder if it’s Popcorn Friday, whether there’s a PTO meeting tonight or when the music concert is!
All you have to do is click on the link below (ical for Apple users; HTML for everyone else) and say “ok”. Bam! You’ve got the direct link to Room 13’s events and activities. You can also click on the plus sign located next to the words “Google Calendar” on our events calendar to the right of your screen and get our calendar directly linked.
The final four Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) meetings have been scheduled for the 2016-17 year. Please note that the final two meetings are 15 minutes longer, lasting until 3:45pm. The dates for the meetings are:
January 18th 3:00-3:30 Mock Battles
January 25th 3:00-3:30 Mock Battles
February 8th 3:00-3:45 Official Battles
February 15th 3:00-3:45 Official Battles
Want these dates right in your electronic calendar? Simply click on one of the links below to get Room 13’s event calendar!
I am happy to let you know that we have rescheduled the parent-teacher conferences that were postponed twice due to snow. These conferences are very important, and we’re determined to provide the opportunity for you.
This week in math, we have been working on multi-step story problems. On Tuesday, we used a technique called “Math Carousel” where students worked in groups to solve a multi-step problem and then present their solution on a poster.
Students were required to state the question they were trying to answer and then show both their mathematical solution (or algorithm) and a drawing that represented the mathematical process they used to solve the problem. Finally, students answered the question using a complete sentence. After working with their team to solve the problem, each group presented their poster to the rest of the class. We have a few presentations left to go, but plan to finish them before we head out to winter break.
UPDATE 1/11:Conferences have been rescheduled for January 26th. Please see our website post from January 11th for more information.
UPDATE 1/5:Due to inclement weather, conferences scheduled fortoday are cancelled. We will be re-scheduling conferences for a TBD date in January.
Families who were scheduled to meet with teachers on Thursday, December 8th are now rescheduled to Thursday, January 5th. This will be a half day for students in order to accommodate time for teachers to meet with parents. Friday, January 6th will be a regular full day of classes.
Rescheduling notices are going home in today’s Tuesday folders. Your conference time has not changed. If you had a meeting time scheduled for Thursday, you will keep that same time for January 5th. If you need to make changes to your conference time on Jan. 5th, please call the school at 541-689-0511 or email me so we may reschedule. You can also download a copy of our conference schedule here.
Has your student come home and told you about our Morning Meetings? Or, maybe they’ve mentioned our new Morning Meeting Song? Curious what in the world they’re talking about?
Morning Meeting is a school wide initiative we’ve started to help build a stronger sense of community and set up kids for social and academic success. We spend the first 20 minutes every day (8:55-9:15) greeting one another, sharing and learning about characteristics such as kindness or empathy. Our meetings generally consist of four parts: a greeting, sharing, an activity and a morning message. Recently, we added one more component: Our Morning Song (see video). The kids love the time we spend together in the morning and it gives us time to interact with one another and have some FUN!
Room 13 is proud to announce that seven of our students earned Perfect Attendance for the first trimester of the 2016-17 school year. Congratulations to Kayla, Paij, Jake M., Gabi, Michael, Syrus and Cody! These students have not missed a single day of school this year, nor have they arrived late or left early. Nice work, kids!
Unfortunately, the data system that pulls the attendance report experienced some sort of glitch causing these students to be omitted from the perfect attendance list used for recognizing students at our assembly yesterday. Our utmost apologies that these students were not recognized during yesterday’s assembly. We enjoyed a special Room 13 Exclusive celebration of their achievement today.