Ms. Perrigo's Classroom

  

Dear Parents and Families,

 

We are officially done with state testing! The kiddos did a great job working through their assessments. We will spend the last few weeks of school working on a geometry unit in math, a research project and speech in writing, creative reading/writing during our reading block, and the scientific method in science.

We have a field trip coming up Friday May 25th to the Old Aurora Colony in Aurora, Oregon. Thanks to our wonderful PTO the bus to the Aurora Colony is paid for! We do however, have to pay for admission. The cost for this field trip is $7.00 per student and per chaperone.  We encourage all parent chaperones to drive and meet us there. If you signed up to chaperone please let us know if you would like to potentially carpool with another chaperone attending.  Students and chaperones need to be here at the school at 7:00am the day of the trip. The buses will be leaving promptly at 7:15am and arriving back at the school at around 3:30pm. We will be doing a lot of walking, so we suggest you wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

We will be taking a short field trip on Thursday May 31st through the Bethel Nutrition Services Farm to School program. We have been very fortunate this year to have a representative from the School Garden Project come to our classroom throughout the year to help educate kiddos about healthy eating, growing, planting, and taking care of our Irving garden.  We will be leaving the school at 9:00am and returning at 12:00pm.  The field trip takes place at the district garden site, Prairie Mountain Elementary.  We will have a picnic lunch at 11:30am where students (in addition to their sack lunch) will enjoy a harvest meal that they prepare on the field-trip. On the trip students will have the opportunity to assist with a helping task and tour of the farm, participate in a hands on lesson on a science topic which could include (pollination, seed dispersal, flowers parts and roles, plant life cycles, or climate and weather).  Students need to make sure they pack a sack lunch on Thursday May 31st or please let us know by Wednesday May 23rd if your kiddo will need a sack lunch prepared from our school cafeteria.  If anyone is interested in attending the field trip as a chaperone we could use 1-2 parent helpers. Thank you!

Student will be bringing home a science experiment this week that they will need to practice and then be ready to present to the class on June 4th. There is a letter explaining the activity as well as the science experiment directions, materials list, write-up etc. This will come home tomorrow. Please email me if you have any questions after you read the letter.

Mark your calendars:

Friday May 25th: Aurora Field Trip

Monday May 28th: No School Memorial Day

Tuesday May 31st: School to Garden Field Trip; 9:00-12:00pm

June 4th-8th: Science experiment presentations

June 12th: Amazon field trip

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at school.

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

Good Morning!

I just want to send out a clarification. Our “School to Garden” field trip is May 31st. Mrs. Moss’s class is doing the same trip on May 29th. Yesterday I accidentally gave both dates. I gave the correct date in my letter, but then gave the 29th in “Dates to Remember”. I apologize for any confusion I may have created. Our class needs sack lunches on May 25th and May 31st for the 2 field trips. Please email me or write me a note ASAP if you would like me to order a sack lunch from the cafeteria for your child. 🙂

Thank you,

Ms. Perrigo

Dear Parents and Families,

The students did a wonderful job at our annual Jog-A-Thon last Friday.  Pledge envelopes are due back this Friday May 18th. Thanks for all who were able to donate. The funds go to buying new technology for our kiddos and fun activities throughout the year.

We have a field trip coming up Friday May 25th to the Old Aurora Colony in Aurora, Oregon. Thanks to our wonderful PTO the bus to the Aurora Colony is paid for! We do however, have to pay for admission. The cost for this field trip is $7.00 per student and per chaperone. We are asking for students & chaperones to turn in their money by Friday, May 18th.  We encourage all parent chaperones to drive and meet us there. If you signed up to chaperone please let us know if you would like to potentially carpool with another chaperone attending.  Students and chaperones need to be here at the school at 7:00am the day of the trip. The buses will be leaving promptly at 7:15am and arriving back at the school at around 3:30pm. We will be doing a lot of walking, so we suggest you wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

We will be taking a short field trip on Thursday May 31st through the Bethel Nutrition Services Farm to School program. We have been very fortunate this year to have a representative from the School Garden Project come to our classroom throughout the year to help educate kiddos about healthy eating, growing, planting, and taking care of our Irving garden.  We will be leaving the school at 9:00am and returning at 12:00pm.  The field trip takes place at the district garden site, Prairie Mountain Elementary.  We will have a picnic lunch at 11:30am where students (in addition to their sack lunch) will enjoy a harvest meal that they prepare on the field-trip. On the trip students will have the opportunity to assist with a helping task and tour of the farm, participate in a hands on lesson on a science topic which could include (pollination, seed dispersal, flowers parts and roles, plant life cycles, or climate and weather).  Students need to make sure they pack a sack lunch on Thursday May 31st or please let us know by Wednesday May 23rd if your kiddo will need a sack lunch prepared from our school cafeteria.  If anyone is interested in attending the field trip as a chaperone we could use 1-2 parent helpers. Thank you!

This is our last week of state testing. The students have done a great job and have persevered through and we’re very proud of all their hard work these last several weeks. Way to go 4th graders!

Each students has chosen an animal or insect to research. This will be the last week of “in class research”, next week students will be writing their rough drafts of their essays and then typing them on Chromebooks. Students will be giving a speech about their research project. Please check in with your child about his or her research. He or She may need some assistance. Your child has a packet of questions to complete. Thank you for your assistance with this project!

Room #12 is running out of snack! Please consider picking up a box of crackers, dry cereal, or bag of pretzels for the kids on your next trip to the grocery store.

Mark your calendars:

Wednesday May 16th: PTO Meeting with Pizza Dinner

Friday May 25th: Aurora Field Trip

Monday May 28th: No School Memorial Day

Tuesday May 29th: School to Garden Field Trip; 9:00am-12:00pm

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at school.

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

Dear Parents and Families,

Just a reminder that 4th graders will be participating in the Jog-a-thon today from 9:00-10:00! Students should wear shoes and clothing that they can comfortably run/jog in. The Jog-a-thon helps support things like field trips, Arts Attack, technology. and many other programs and resources for kids!

Thanks,

Ms. Perrigo

Dear Parents and Families,

We have a field trip coming up Friday May 25th to the Old Aurora Colony in Aurora, Oregon. Thanks to our wonderful PTO the bus to the Aurora Colony is paid for! We do however, have to pay for admission. The cost for this field trip is $7.00 per student and per chaperone. We are asking for students & chaperones to turn in their money by Friday, May 18th.  Each classroom is only allowed to bring 5 parents total per room. We have all the chaperones we are allowed for this field trip. We encourage all parent chaperones to drive and meet us there. If you signed up to chaperone please let us know if you would like to potentially carpool with another chaperone attending. Thank you parents for volunteering! Students and chaperones need to be here at the school at 7:00am the day of the trip. The buses will be leaving promptly at 7:15am and arriving back at the school at around 3:30pm. We will be doing a lot of walking, so we suggest you wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

In class we have started using a web-based math program called, Math Prodigy.  I have given students their usernames/passwords.  The program is web-based and can be done at school and home. The program covers math common core state standards in a “game-based” structure. Let me know if you have questions.  Students know how to login and can work through it anytime.

 

Mark your calendars:

Wednesday May 9th: Walk and Bike to School Challenge

Friday May 11th: Jog A Thon

Wednesday May 16th: PTO Meeting with Pizza Dinner

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at school.

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

Dear Parents and Families,

This week we will be concluding our 4th Grade Bethel Writing Benchmark assessment. This same format of assessment was given in the fall to our students. I can’t wait to see how students have grown in their writing abilities this year!  We are also finishing our 2nd of four state tests.

 

Irving is also having a “Box top” competition. Our goal for Irving is to raise $1,500.00 this year through box tops. We are less than $500.00 from that goal! Please remember to send in your Box tops and ask family, friends and co-workers for theirs. The money raised goes to support programs for reading and math interventions, etc.

Mark your calendars:

Thursday April 26th: 3rd Grade Music Program

Wednesday May 2nd: Popcorn Day

Thursday May 3rd: Irving Family Math Night

Friday May 11th: Jag-a-thon

Friday May 25th: 4th grade field trip to the Aurora Colony 7:00am-3:30pm cost $7.00

Thursday June 1st: Ms. Perrigo’s class “School to Garden” field trip 9:00am-12:00pm cost Free

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at school.

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

Math Night is coming to Irving Elementary!

When:  Thursday, May 3rd

Time:  5:00 – 6:30

Who:  All families and their students from K-5

What is it? Student led math activities from grades K – 5 

It would be wonderful to see families, from our classroom, participate in this school-wide activity, even if it’s just for a short time.  Drop by  before heading off to the sporting activity that your child may be involved in.  If you’re not sure about it, come by and check it out.  There will be pizza, too!

If you think you can make it, please  fill out the RSVP form that was sent home in the last two Friday Folders and return it to us ASAP.  Thank you!

Ms. Perrigo

Dear Parents and Families,

The students in 4th grade (both classes) have read more than 105,000 combined minutes so far this year! Congratulations!! They have earned a “flashlight reading party” for tomorrow. Students may wear PJs, bring a blanket, flashlight, and a favorite book. Students will get to create “forts” using their blankets and then read in the fort with their flashlight and book.

The kids finished their Language Arts State test Wednesday. Today we started the district writing test.  We will be testing in the mornings. Please try and have your kiddos to school on time and with a full tummy. Irving has free breakfast for all kiddos. They can come get breakfast starting at 8 a.m. in the cafeteria.

For the next 4 weeks the 4th grade will be having guests come from “Junior Achievement.”  Our presenters are teaching kiddos about business & entrepreneurship.  This is a perfect addition to our social studies curriculum as it is a state standard that students learn about the economy and how it relates specifically to Oregon.

Irving is having a student led Math Night May 3rd. I sent home permission slips today with ten of our students that volunteered to be leaders. If your child brings home a permission slip please let me know as soon as possible if she or he is available to be a “math leader”.

Room 12 is running out of snack. Thank you so much for anyone who has been able to donate throughout the year. We really appreciate it!

Mark your calendars:

Friday April 13th: Spirit Day

Wednesday April 18th: Popcorn Day

Wednesday April 18th: PTO Mtg at 6:30pm

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at school.

Warmly,

Ms. Perrgo

Dear Parents and Families,

Happy Monday and welcome back! I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing spring break! It’s hard to believe we are already in April! It seems like just last week that I was welcoming your children to 4th grade. There is a lot happening this week. We are starting state testing this week with the English Language Arts CAT test which is a general knowledge test. State testing and district testing will start this week and go through the first week of June with breaks between each test. It is now more important than ever that your child comes to school on time every day well rest and with a good breakfast.

We have a field trip Friday to BRING and the Transfer Station. Please make sure your child dresses in layers as part of the field trip is outside and so far the forecast is calling for rain showers. This field trip is paid for through a grant and we will be back to Irving in time for lunch.

Room #12 is out of snack! If you have not yet donated a “snack” for the class, please consider throwing in a bag of pretzels, animal crackers, a box of crackers, dry cereal, fruit snacks or other snack the next time you’re at the store.

Dates to Remember:

Book fair Monday April 2nd- Thursday April 5th

Popcorn day April 4th

Bring field trip April 6th 8:45-11:50

5th Grade Wax Museum April 5th 6:30-7:30

PTO Meeting April 18th

3rd grade Music program April 26th

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

Dear Parents and Families,

The “School Garden Project” presenters are back for the next 4 weeks (every other week) to help the fourth grade prepare and maintain the garden. The students will learn about plants, gardening, healthy foods/diet and then put into action their newfound knowledge in our very own Irving garden.

Room 12 is going on a field trip to BRING and the Glenwood refuse station. Students will see firsthand what happens to items we recycle and those that we throw away. This ties in perfectly with the lessons Green Schools and The School Garden Project presenters have been discussing with the students all year. The field trip for our room is on Friday April 6th from 8:45-11:50.  We will be back to school in time for lunch.  Mrs. Moss’s room will be going on the field trip on Wednesday April 4th.  The field trip is free.

Please turn in your orders for the Square One Arts Attack by Friday!

In March, the PTO meeting is on March 21st. It will be starting at 6:15 with a brief pizza dinner before the meeting in the cafeteria. Childcare is provided. This is a great way to get involved and have some dinner too!

Mark your calendars:

Popcorn Day: Wednesday March 21

Spring Break: March 24-April 1st. School Resumes on Monday April 2nd.

Bring Field Trip: Wednesday April 6th:

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at school.

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

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