Ms. Perrigo's Classroom

  

FYI: The kids earned a PJ and Movie party through positive behavior in the classroom. We also finished our read aloud “Wonder”, so tomorrow the kids can wear their PJ’s and we will watch “Wonder” in our class. Thank you for supporting and encouraging good behavior in the classroom. 🙂

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

Dear Parents and Families,

Thank you to all who were able to attend our  field trip on Thursday and for all who were able to donate to our Fall Celebration party last Wednesday. We had a great week!

For our next Buddy Activity are planning on making a “friendship mix”. Please have your child bring in one cup of an item he or she would like to add to the mix by Friday November 16th. Examples of items are Cheerios, Rice Chex, or other dry cereal, gold fish, animal crackers, pretzels, raisins, dried cranberries, banana chips or other dried fruit, chocolate chips, or whatever else they can think of.

Room 12 is quickly running out of snack. We typically only provide snack after first recess when we have donations. Thanks to the families who brought in snack at the beginning of the school year! Our class really appreciated it! If you are able to contribute, healthy snacks like crackers, fruit snacks, etc. would be much appreciated.

Upcoming Events:

Friday November 9th: Conference slips sent home in Friday Folders

Monday November 12th: No School; Veterans Day

Wednesday November 14th: Popcorn Day

Thursday November 15th: Conferences Slip Need to be returned

Friday November 16th: Bring in one cup of an item for “Friendship Mix”

Friday November 16th: Native American Research Projects Due

As always, please contact us with any questions or concerns. Have a wonderful week!

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

Dear Parents and Families,

I just to make sure you are aware of a research project we have started in class that is Due November 16th. Each student was assigned a Native American Region within the United States and is responsible for creating a report in some form. Students have a packet with the information and criteria in their portfolios.  It can be a poster, Power Point, video, diorama or other visual presentation. If you visit our class blog there are two links on the right side of the page under student links for this project. http://blogs.bethel.k12.or.us/cperrigo

Thank you,

Ms. Perrigo

Dear Parents and Families,
Our first annual “Irving Open House,” will be held this Wednesday October 24th from 5:15-7:00pm. The evening will begin with a dinner from 5:15-6:15 pm followed by a brief “parent talk” from 6:15-6:30. From 6:30-7:00pm we will have a student led “open house” where your kiddo will walk you through the room discussing important information about our classrooms, routines, and expectations. We can’t wait to see you then!

Wednesday, October 31st, we will be making fall lanterns out of jars. Please have your student bring in a clean label-free jar no smaller than a pint but no lager than a quart. We will be decorating them with tissue paper. We will also eat apples and caramel dip and drink apple cider. If anyone is able to donate label free pint or quart sized jars, tissue paper, sliced apples, caramel dip or apple cider that would be wonderful. We also need empty paper towel or toilet paper rolls for a social studies activity. 🙂 Let me know if you already one of these items sitting around that you’d like to donate, or would like to volunteer to donate an item and I can email you one item to send in with your kiddo. Thanks!

This Friday, October 26th, the Irving PTO is hosting a fun family get together at school from 6-8pm. It will be a “Monster Mash Bingo Bash.” Students and families can wear costumes and have fun together as a school community!

I had a parent reach out to a contact she has and put me in touch with someone from Autzen. Our field trip on November 1st WILL include a short tour of Autzen and the kids will get to run through the tunnel and onto the field. For this reason we will get back to the school at 2:25 instead of 1:25. SORRY for the change again and thank you for being understanding. We want to give the kids the best experience we can. I only have 3 chaperones so far. I’m hoping to have twice that many. Please let me know if you’re available.

Room 12 is quickly running out of snack. We typically only provide snack after first recess when we have donations. Thanks to the families who brought in snack im or brought snack in multiple times! Our kids really appreciate it! If you are able to contribute, healthy snacks like crackers, fruit snacks, etc. and you have not yet donated please think about it. It would be much appreciated.

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday October 24th: Irving Open House 5:15-7:00pm

Thursday November 1st: Nearby Nature/Science Factory Field Trip. More Details to Come!

As always, please contact us with any questions or concerns. Have a wonderful week!

Warmly,
Ms.Perrigo

Enjoy our final our engineering project! We made roller coasters for ping pong balls. Each team had to come up with a design plan when given a certain set of materials and criteria. If their original plan didn’t work or if they thought they could make it better then they need to go back and change their plan and model to have a better product. Here are their final products. 🙂

https://youtu.be/66YkbfeyuYY

https://youtu.be/66YkbfeyuYY

Dear Parents and Families,

I need to make a correction! Our field trip on November 1st is from 8:35-1:25 not 2:25. Just an FYI 4th grade goes on the most field trips of any grade at Irving. I think it’s my fault because I arrange all but one of them. 🙂 We enjoy providing your children with lots of learning experiences within our community and state of Oregon. Five of the six field trips we take are all related to science and social studies. The last one of the year is about fun! Our field trips are the Bethel School Garden Free (Sept. 21st),  Near by Nature/ Science Factory $6.00 (Nov. 1st), State Capital $5.00 (Feb. 7th), Transfer Station /Bring Free (April), Aurora Colony $9.00 (May 24th), and Amazon pool $5.00 (June). We do our best to keep the cost down for the field trips, 2 of them are actually free! The total cost of the rest of the field trips for the year is $25.00. You can pay for your child’s field trips as they come up, or some families prefer to just pay the one time fee of $25.00 and then not have to worry about it for the rest of the school year. Here is the letter that will be going home in Friday folders about the field trip on November 1st.

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

 

Dear Parents,

Our next field trip will be Thursday, November 1st. As part of our study of habitats, wetlands, and the Solar System we will be taking a field trip to Near by Nature and the Science Factory. We will load the bus at 8:30am and arrive back at Irving at 1:25pm. The cost of this field trip is $6.00. We will be eating lunch during the field trip so all students will need to pack a sack lunch. We ask that you do not send any glass containers. If you need the cafeteria to make your child a sack lunch, please let your child’s teacher know by Monday the 29th.      

On our fieldtrip, we will be participating in a guided, inter-active nature walk where students will have the opportunity to see up close the animals that live in and around our local ponds and river ecosystems. Students will also participate in a pond dipping activity to observe the creatures that live in the pond ecosystem. Students will then get a chance to visit the Science Factory and planetarium where they will get to enjoy some hands-on science activities and watch a show that will give them an introduction to the current season’s night sky and constellations. We are excited to offer these opportunities to our students. We need two chaperones for every 9 students. Please sign and return the bottom portion of this letter and indicate if you are available to chaperone, or you need a sack lunch from the cafeteria. Please also enclose the $6.00 for the admission fee.

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Castillo, Ms. Perrigo, Ms. Holliday, & Mrs. Moss

 

 

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My child’s name is: ______________________________

 

_____Yes, I am available to be a chaperone._______________

 

______Yes, my child needs a sack lunch ordered from the cafeteria.

Dear Parents and Families,

This week we have “Green Schools” presenters coming to speak to our class on Tuesday. They will be continuing to educate the students in regards to sustainability at our school and home.  Thursday we have our first Arts Attack lesson paid for through Irving PTO funds and taught this year by parent volunteer Colby Prasad, assisted by Anje Postma, Athena Shay, and Leuretta. (I’m sorry, I’m unsure of your last name.) Thank you so much to our volunteers! Speaking of volunteers! 🙂 We have our second field trip coming up! November 1st we will be doing a combination of Near by Nature and the Science Factory. I was really hoping to include a tour of Autzen for the kids, but I was unable to get anyone to return my phone calls. 🙁 If anyone has a contact person please let me know. We will be leaving the school at 8:35 and be returning to the school at 2:25 just in time for students to be dismissed. Students will need to bring a sack lunch from home or order one from the cafeteria. There will be a letter in Friday folders this week with more information. We need at least 4 chaperones for this field trip. Please email me and let me know if you are willing and able.  christy.perrigo@bethel.k12.or.us

Our first annual “Irving Open House,” will be held on Wednesday October 24th from 5:15-7:00pm.  The evening will begin with a dinner from 5:15-6:15 pm followed by a brief “parent talk” from 6:15-6:30. From 6:30-7:00pm we will have a student led “open house” where your kiddo will walk you through the room discussing important information about our classrooms, routines, and expectations. We can’t wait to see you then!

At the beginning of the school year as part of our supply list we asked that kiddos pay $10 toward additional supplies needed just for 4th graders. We have 5 kiddos in our room who haven’t paid that $10 yet. When possible, please drop off a check to Jil in the front office. Thank you!

Room 12 is quickly running out of snack. We typically only provide snack after first recess when we have donations. Thanks to the families who brought in snack at the beginning of the school year! Our class really appreciated it! If you are able to contribute, healthy snacks like crackers, fruit snacks, etc. would be much appreciated.

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday October 16th: Health Screening

Wednesday October 17th: Popcorn Day

Wednesday October 17th: PTO meeting

Wednesday October 24th: Irving Open House 5:15-7:00pm

Thursday November 1st: Nearby Nature/Science Factory Field Trip. More Details to Come!

As always, please contact us with any questions or concerns. Have a wonderful week!

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

 

 

 

Dear Parents and Families,

Happy fall season! As October approaches, we’re getting more into our regular curriculum, including our math program (Ready Math), Journeys reading, and learning some new geography.  The past two weeks have also been busy with district testing as well as the diagnostic test for our new math curriculum, which will help us give each student the instruction they need to be successful in math. Students have stayed focused and worked hard to do their best on all of the tests. Thankfully we are almost finished. 🙂

At the beginning of the school year as part of our supply list we asked that kiddos pay $10 toward additional supplies needed just for 4th graders. We have 7 kiddos in our room who haven’t paid that $10 yet. When possible, please drop off a check to Jil in the front office. Thank you!

The kids are working on an essay in writing to enter into a contest being put on by Governor Brown. Oregon was selected as the state to provide the Christmas tree for the White House this year. Governor Kate Brown has challenged the 4th graders in Oregon to write a 500 word essay explaining what they love about the outdoors.   Read below for more information:

Calling all fourth grade students: “Why do you love spending time outdoors?”

One lucky, young Oregonian will have the opportunity to fly to Washington, D.C. and join the Speaker of the House in lighting the 2018 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree during the official ceremony. To coincide with the 2018 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree theme, “Find Your Trail!”, we’re launching an essay contest asking 4th grade students to write letters about what they love about Oregon’s outdoors. Governor Kate Brown will select one letter from statewide submissions to receive a once-in-a-lifetime all-expenses paid trip for the winner and one guardian to travel to Washington, D.C. to take part in the tree-lighting ceremony alongside members of the House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, and the public in attendance, and also attend festivities surrounding the tree lighting taking place throughout the capitol.

Applications and essay submissions are due by Friday, September 28, 2018. The winner will be announced October 12, 2018, with travel to Washington, D.C. the first week of December. Essays submissions should be formatted with 12 point font, 1 inch margins and double spacing. Letters should be no longer than 500 words and will be evaluated on the following criteria: relevant content, clear focus, and originality.

Our students have been working on their essays since last week. We started typing them in their Google docs accounts today. Students have their usernames and passwords taped to their portfolios. Your student can continue to work on his or her essay at home on any computer that has internet.

 

Upcoming Events

Friday September 28th: Spirit Day (wear red!)

Tuesday October 9th: Picture Day

Friday October 12th: No School (state in-service)

Wednesday October 24th: Irving Open House (More Details to Come)

Thank you again for all of your support so far this year. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. Have a fantastic week!

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

Dear Parents and Families,

It has been so much fun getting to know all of your children.  It really feels like we are all learning to work as a group. We are settling into our routines, following expectations, and learning more about one another.  What a great group of students!

Jake a student in our classroom chose to spend his Dojo points on a PJ party for the class! If your child would like to, he or she may wear their PJ’s to school tomorrow!

We are so excited for our first field trip on Friday! Please remind your child to bring their sack lunch if he/she is bringing one from home! Also, please remind your child to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for trekking through 6 acres of gardens and fields. 🙂

At the beginning of the school year as part of our supply list we asked that kiddos pay $10 toward additional supplies needed just for 4th graders. We have 9 kiddos in our room who haven’t paid that $10 yet. When possible, please drop off a check to Jil in the front office. Thank you!

Please continue to help your student stay organized by checking his or her planner each day for homework. Also, remind your child to return any papers that are removed from the portfolio BACK into the portfolio so that they make their way back to school.  Thank you for recording R-A-H minutes and initialing your child’s planner so that I know you have seen it. The class is working toward a whole class R-A-H minute goal to earn a party!

We typically only provide snack after first recess when we have donations. Thanks to the families who brought in snack at the beginning of the school year! Our class really appreciated it! If you are able to contribute, healthy snacks like crackers, fruit snacks, etc. would be much appreciated.

Book orders were due Monday, September 17th.   Please make checks payable to “Scholastic Book Clubs.”  You can also buy books online using our classroom code, which is J8JXR. You are never obligated to buy a book, although it is a very inexpensive way to purchase nice books for your child’s home library.  Please be sure your child’s name is on the book order and the payment is in an envelope before returning it to school. I will be sending in the book order tomorrow!

 

 

Important Dates:

9/17-9/21 Book Fair 6:00-8:00pm

9/19 PTO Meeting 6:30 Please attend!

9/21  Field trip to Bethel Garden 9:50-1:00

10/3 Popcorn Day

10/9 Picture Day

As always, please contact us with any questions or concerns. Have a wonderful week!

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo