Dear Parents & Families,

Last week we had our “Author Visit.”  The students enjoyed meeting Ms. Ruurs. This week, we will continue our “Emma” stories and complete our final polished narratives.

4th grade students have earned a “Flashlight Reading Party” by reading more than a combined total of 70,000 minutes at home between our 3 combined classes! The reading party will take place this Friday. Please have your child wear their PJs, bring a flashlight, blanket, and of course a book or two. The kids will get to make a “fort” with their blankets and desks and then we will turn the lights off and the kids will read with their flashlights in their forts.

On February 7th our class will go on a guided field trip to the State Capitol. We plan to leave at 8:30am and return at 1:30pm. Students will need to bring a sack lunch or let their teachers know that they need one ordered from the school cafeteria by January 31st. There cost for this field trip, is $5.00 for the bus. It is important that your child wear closed toed, comfortable walking shoes, and dress in layers as part of the field trip will be outside. If you would like to join us as a chaperone, please let us know. Seating will be limited on the bus as we are only taking one bus for both classes. If you could car pool and meet us at the capitol that would be terrific!  Students are more than welcome to bring along books, drawing things, and electronics to entertain themselves on the bus ride. Please remember that all electronics are brought at your own risk. The school and teachers are not responsible for these items. However the buses will be locked at all times while we are not on them. This field trip will be a wonderful opportunity for students to see first-hand where our legislators work. The tour includes the Rotunda, Senate, House Chambers, and the Governor’s Ceremonial Office. This knowledge will help support what we are learn in Social studies and our study of Oregon. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the field trip.

Our class has our popcorn day on February 6th. The time has changed to the afternoon 12:15-2:00pm. We need 3-4 parents or grandparents to help pop and bag popcorn on that Wednesday. PLEASE let me know if you would be available to volunteer to help with our popcorn day!  

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday February 6th: Irving Math Night 5pm-6:30pm

Wednesday February 6th Ms. Perrigo’s popcorn day

Thursday February 7th: 4th Grade Capital Field Trip 8:30-1:30

PTO meeting February 20th 6:30

February 28th 4th grade Music program 7:00pm

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


Ms. Perrigo

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