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Dear Parents and Families,

Happy Friday! Just a reminder that there is no school Monday because of Veteran’s Day. We have been talking about it in class this week and I know we have some parents and family members that have served our country. I want to take the opportunity to say thank you for your service and thank you for your sacrifice, because of you we all enjoy the protections and freedoms of our wonderful country.

We need some parent volunteers for our popcorn day! It is Wednesday, November 13th from 8:00-10:30ish. Please let me know if you are available to help pop popcorn for the 4th grade popcorn day! 

Irving had a lockdown drill yesterday. I just want to reassure families that it didn’t have anything to do with events that happened in our community this week. Our schools are required to practice fire drills, lock downs, and earthquake drills. The lock down drill was something that had been scheduled for over a month. It did bring up a lot of questions for students in our class. I dealt with the questions by reassuring students that it is my job and the job of the adults here and in their lives to keep them safe. That is something we take seriously and they can trust us to do that. I wanted to let you know that many of the kids did have questions and concerns about the events that happened Wednesday, so that you as their parents can address your child’s concerns as a family.

In social studies we are continuing our study of geography and our location in the world. We had a quiz on continents and oceans that is coming home in Friday folders. Next week we will be working on longitude and latitude, and making balloon globes. In writing we are starting our first performance task. This is a practice test similar to what students will see in the spring on the state test. We will do three or four of these throughout the year to prepare students for the test. This first one I will be modeling a lot of the note taking for them to teach them how to find text evidence that they will later use in their essays.

As we are starting into cold and flu season, we could use more donations of boxes of tissue. (I share with Mrs. Moss since she doesn’t have a homeroom class. 🙂 ) The kids go through a box of tissues per week, but I would rather have them do that than to share their germs!

I know the math puzzles in the homework can be quite challenging. Students are more than welcome to do an alternate activity for math homework if they don’t want to do the math puzzle. Some options are getting online and doing iready lessons, prodigy, or other favorite math learning app. Students have their login information and can do these activities from home. Students can play a math game with a family member. Just write a note on the puzzle page and let me know what alternative activity your child did.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

upcoming dates:

Nov. 11th- No school Veteran’s Day

Nov. 12th- PTO Pie fundraiser

Nov. 13th- popcorn day Perrigo/Castillo

Nov. 13th- Garden lesson

Nov. 15th- Arts Attack 1:00-2:00

Nov. 20th- Picture retakes

Nov. 21st- K/1 music program 7pm

Nov. 22nd- No school report card day

Nov. 28th & 29th- No school Thanksgiving

 

 

Dear Parents and families,

I’m sorry this for the sort notice, I’ve been trying to get this sent out all week, but time have just slipped past me! The kids have earned a movie and PJ party and we were unable to do it last week because of our field trip. The party will be tomorrow. Students can wear their pajamas to school and then we will watch “Hotel for Dogs” after lunch.

As the weather is turning colder, please remind your child to bring a sweatshirt or coat to school. He or She can always take it off, but it’s hard to learn when you’re freezing. 🙂

Next Wednesday is Open house at Irving from 5:15-7:00. Students will get to share some of their work and show their families around their classrooms.  

As Halloween approaches I want to remind families that students will not be able to wear costumes to school on Halloween, but our PTO will have the Monster Mash Bingo Bash October 25th from 6:00-8:00pm. There will be costume contests, food, games, crafts, and lots of fun! Please join our school community Friday, October 25th!

Room 12 is quickly running out of snack. We only provide snack after first recess when we have donations. Thanks to the families who have already been donating snack! Our kids have a tough time waiting until lunch! If you are able to contribute, healthy snacks like crackers, fruit snacks, etc. would be much appreciated! 

If you have any questions or concerns please email or call.  Christy.perrigo@bethel.k12.or.us   (541)688-2621 ext. #2414

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

Dates to remember:

Oct. 23rd Open House 5:15-7:00

Oct. 25th Monster Mash Bingo Bash 6:00-8:00

Nov. 11th No school Veteran’s day

Nov. 12th-27th Pie Fundraiser

Nov. 20th Picture retakes

Nov. 20th PTO meeting 6:30

Nov. 21st Kinder music program 7:00

Nov. 22nd No school report card day

Dear Parent and Families,

Bike safety is over and we are back to a normal schedule. This week did bring a new activity. We had our first garden lesson! The school garden team will visit our class every other Wednesday in the fall and spring for 10 weeks. This will be in coordination with our second field trip to the Bethel Farm next Thursday October 10th from 9:30-1:00pm. I sent a letter home in Friday folders last week about it. There is no cost for the field trip, but students will need to remember to bring a sack lunch Thursday or make sure to let me know by Monday at the latest if they need a lunch ordered from the cafeteria!

Speaking of field trips, tomorrow is our big field trip to Newport! Please have your child here at our classroom by 7:25. Please make sure kids have something to eat and use he bathroom before arriving to school. There will be very limited opportunities on the bus ride for bathroom breaks. If your child is bringing a lunch from home, don’t forget it! Remember to mark it clearly with his or her name. I would also suggest students bring a snack packed separately from their lunch (lunches will be stored in the compartment under the bus) and something to entertain themselves on the bus. Electronics are welcome, but are brought at students’ own risk. Also important is layered clothing, and a jacket. There is rain in the forecast! Finally, we will be arriving back at Irving as close to 4:00 as possible. Please make sure your student has a way home. It will be a great day!

Thanks to all who participated in the “Roll and Walk” to school this week! It was fun to see so many students participating in the way that worked for them. There will be another opportunity later this year!

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me. Christy.perrigo@bethel.k12.or.us

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

Mark your calendar for these important dates:

Friday, Oct. 4th- Field trip Marine Hatfield Science Center

Friday, Oct. 4th- PTO Birthday Box Assembly, 6:00-8:00 & PTO catalog fundraiser ends

Monday, Oct. 7th- Health Screening

Tuesday, Oct. 8th- Picture day

Wednesday, Oct. 9th- popcorn day

Thursday, Oct. 10th- field trip Bethel Garden 9:30-1:00

Friday, Oct. 11th- No school, state in-service

Wednesday, Oct. 16th- PTO Meeting, 6:30

Wednesday, Oct. 23rd- Irving Open House 5:15-7:00

Friday, Oct. 25th PTO Monster Mas Bingo Bash 6:00-8:00

Dear Parents and Families,

This week we working on place value with whole numbers in 4th grade and decimals in 5th grade. We are continuing our study of the ocean habitat to prepare for our field trip to the coast next week. Students are working on completing fall assessments in reading, writing and math. These assessments are given three times a year. It has been a busy first month here at Irving!

Please remember to turn in field trip money! I still need money from ten students and five of our chaperones. (Ben, Anje, Darcy, Jen, Scott, Cari, Paul, and Colby) are the parents who have either paid or were the first 5 free chaperones.  NO ONE has told me that they need a sack lunch so if your child DOES PLEASE let me know ASAP! Thank you!

4th & 5th Grade Field Trip

 Where: Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, OR

When:   Friday, October 4th

Depart: 7:30 am

Arrive back to school: 4:00 pm

Cost: $6.50 (Please send in if you haven’t yet)

We will be taking our first field trip of the school year to the Hatfield Marine Science Center on November 10th.  We will leave school promptly at 7:30 to ensure we arrive at the HMSC at 10:00. Once at the science center we will divide up into our two separate classrooms. While one class takes part in an hour long science lab, the other class will explore, investigate, and learn new science facts while touring the center. After one hour both classrooms will switch activities. For the science lab, students will participate in live crab races, form hypotheses based on initial observations and design experiments to test them. This should be a great “hands-on” experience.

Thank you! To all of the parents who have volunteered to chaperone our first field trip! I’m going to encourage parents to car pool since we are only taking 2 buses for our 130+ students. Students will also need to bring a sack lunch or order one from or cafeteria for this field trip.

Please see our important dates below, our second field trip is quickly approaching. October 1oth we will be taking a field trip to the Bethel Farm. Buses will load at 9:30 and we will arrive back at the school at 12:30pm. Student will need a sack lunch for this field trip or to order one from or school cafeteria. There will be a letter going home in Friday folders about this fields trip.

 

Room 12 is quickly running out of snack. We only provide snack after first recess when we have donations. Thanks to the families who have already been donating snack! Our kids have a tough time waiting until lunch! If you are able to contribute, healthy snacks like crackers, fruit snacks, etc. would be much appreciated! 

If you have any questions or concerns please email or call.  Christy.perrigo@bethel.k12.or.us   (541)688-2621 ext. #2414

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

Dates to remember:

 

Oct.4th 4th/5th grade field trip Marine Hatfield Science Center

Oct. 10th Bethel Farm field trip Ms. Perrigo’s class 9:30am-12:30pm

Oct. 11th No school Inservice day

Oct. 16th PTO meeting 6:30

Oct. 23rd Open House 5:15

 

 

Dear Parents and Families,

This week we working on continuing to learn and establish our classroom routines and procedures so that our year will run smoothly. In writing, we read a mentor text called “The Important Book”, students are now completing a writing assignment about what’s important about them and their lives. I also want to mention that Wednesdays is our library day. The following field trip letter was sent home in Friday folders:

4th & 5th Grade Field Trip

 Where: Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, OR

When:   Friday, October 4th

Depart: 7:30 am

Arrive back to school: 4:00 pm

Cost: $6.50 (Please send in if you haven’t yet)

We will be taking our first field trip of the school year to the Hatfield Marine Science Center on November 10th.  We will leave school promptly at 7:30 to ensure we arrive at the HMSC at 10:00. Once at the science center we will divide up into our two separate classrooms. While one class takes part in an hour long science lab, the other class will explore, investigate, and learn new science facts while touring the center. After one hour both classrooms will switch activities. For the science lab, students will participate in live crab races, form hypotheses based on initial observations and design experiments to test them. This should be a great “hands-on” experience.

The first 5 chaperones will be free. 

Thank you! To all of the parents who have volunteered to chaperone our first field trip! We have 10 chaperones! 🙂 I’m going to encourage parents to car pool since we are only taking 2 buses for our 130+ students. The five free chaperones are Ben, Anje, Darcy, Jen, and Scott. Seven of you all let me know at the exact same time and I didn’t know how to chose fairly so I put your names into a container and picked them out randomly. lol It was the only thing I could think of to do. If your name does not appear on the “free chaperone list” please send in your $6.50 so that we don’t run short. Thank you so much!! Students will also need to bring a sack lunch or order one from or cafeteria for this field trip. If your child hasn’t turned in their $6.50 for this field trip please do so as soon as possible. Thank you!

Bike safety for 5th graders is coming up on this Monday September 16th. I still need completed paper work from six 5th grade families. Students won’t be able to participate unless they have their paperwork turned in. For confidentiality I don’t want to post student names, but you can ask your child what his or her number is. The students who still need to turn in their paperwork are numbers 1, 2, 29, 26, 7, and 11.

Room 12 is quickly running out of snack. We only provide snack after first recess when we have donations. Thanks to the families who have already been donating snack! Our kids have a tough time waiting until lunch! If you are able to contribute, healthy snacks like crackers, fruit snacks, etc. would be much appreciated! 

If you have any questions or concerns please email or call.  Christy.perrigo@bethel.k12.or.us   (541)688-2621 ext. #2414

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

Dates to remember:

Sept. 18th PTO meeting 6:30

Sept. 16th-19th Bookfair

Oct.4th 4th/5th grade field trip Marine Hatfield Science Center

Oct. 11th No school Inservice day

Oct. 16th PTO meeting 6:30

Oct. 23rd Open House 5:15

 

 

Dear Parents and Families,

Hello and Welcome to a new school year! It has been fun these first few days getting to know your children and renewing relationships with some of the kids that I had in my class last year. 🙂 I will be updating our classroom blog with information that will enable us to make this a very positive and rewarding year. I feel that open lines of communication between the parent, student, and teacher are the key to promoting an educational climate that is conducive to learning. I am looking forward to working with you and your child. Together we can make a difference! You can help by sending well-rested children with full tummies and a hug and a kiss still fresh on their minds. This sets the stage for a lovely day.

It is indeed a pleasure to have your child in my class. It is my goal to be the best teacher that I can be. In doing so I will do whatever necessary to help your child feel successful and have an enjoyable  school year. Our goal, as teachers, is to never stop learning, growing, and improving. I believe that your child is a “teacher” as well as a student and as a classroom family we will spend the school year learning from one another.

Please feel free to contact me at any time if there is a question or situation you would like to discuss. You will receive additional communication throughout the school year. I look forward to building a relationship with you and your child and thus providing the best education that I am capable of giving.

We can’t wait to get started! Please click on link at the top of the page to complete the Parent-Contact Information survey if you have not done so already. From the data collected we will be better able to contact you throughout the school year to discuss your child’s growth and needs. Our first field trip of the year is actually already scheduled for October 4th to the Marine Hatfield Science Center. We will be learning about habitats, the scientific method, conservation and many other wonderful things about our Oregon coast. The cost for this field trip is $6.50. There will be more information to come. Students will need to either bring a sack lunch from home or order one through the school cafeteria. There will be a letter going home about it in the  Friday folder.

If you are the parent of a 5th grader, please remember to return your completed bike safety form as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns please give me a call or send me an email.

Warmly,
Ms. Perrigo

Good evening!

My head has been all about the field trip the past couple of days! I forgot to let everyone know that tomorrow we are doing our “fort and electronics” party that the kids earned the last points for on Friday. They are welcome to bring a blanket and their “devices” to build forts with their desks and play on their devices for an hour tomorrow. I’m sorry for my tunnel vision and the short notice! The field trip went really well!!
Thank you!
Ms. Perrigo

 

Dear Parents and Families,

I can’t believe this will be one of my last posts for our school year! I’m feeling excited and a little sad.  The students have grown, shared, and learned so much this year. I’m excited for them to start their next chapter, 5th grade, but also sad to let them go. I’m excited that I will get to share in that adventure next year with some of them since we will be teaching the blends. (I will have about 17 5th graders and about 13 or so 4th graders in my homeroom class next year.)  We have had a fantastic 4th grade year together. We want to thank all parents/guardians for your support of our classroom family and your child.  We have had a remarkable year! We wish the students the best in 5th grade and we hope they come back and visit us in the years to come! We would love to hear all about their accomplishments!

On Monday, June 17th, we will be tidying up the room. I am asking that each student bring in a plastic grocery bag or reusable bag (with their name on it) on Monday to school or ASAP. This bag will be used to carry all their packets and left-over school supplies. We will be cleaning out our desks and cubbies too!

Tuesday June 18th is our last day of school (Half-Day). On Tuesday we will have a school-wide “Field Day” where students will participate in activities around the school. We will finish the day with an assembly. The students will get out at 11:30. Report cards will be mailed home the week of June 24-28th.

All library books will be due on June 10th.  The Awesome Prize Box will be available starting Monday, June 10th. If you have your library books turned in by this date you may come and choose a prize! Mrs. Ferguson has been collecting treasure all year long! You don’t want to miss out!

We will be taking our last field trip to Amazon and will be having an end of the year celebration tomorrow, Tuesday June 11th. PLEASE remember to put sunscreen on your child before they leave home in the morning! It is supposed to be EXTREMELY HOT and SUNNY! You may also want to send sunscreen with your child to apply after swimming for playing in the park. We will have some, but if you prefer your own brand that’s great too. Please send a water bottle with your child! We don’t want anyone to become dehydrated. There will be a faucet for them to refill it at the park.  

The last two weeks of school the students will be reflecting upon their year and preparing for the summer months. We will write about our year and the students will write letters to the “future” student who will sit at their desk. I know each child has words of wisdom to share with future 4th graders!

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday June 11th: Amazon End of Year Field Trip

Last Day of School/Half Day/ Field Day; Dismissal at 11:30am: Tuesday June 18th

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

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

4th Grade Families,

The Jog-a-thon is 17 days away!  Here is a Jog-a-thon fundraising update. 

Total Amount Raised so far: $2750     Goal: $15,000   Goal %: 18

Amount 4th Grade has raised online:  $565

Participation Rate: 13% of Students School Wide have participated in online fundraising

Days Remaining to donate online:  24

Online Fundraising Closes:  June 7

How to Help: We need your help to raise as much money as possible for the PTO.  The Irving PTO has helped purchase additional teacher time each year over the last 8 years.  PTO’s contribution to supporting students is invaluable.  In order to continue to provide the same support to Irving we need to raise as much money as possible during the Jog-a-thon.  The PTO has set a goal of $15,000.  If each student were to collect $45 in pledges we would reach our goal.  Please use the link below to contribute to the Jog-a-thon and also help spread the word via social media and email.  You can send links to friends and family as well.  Thanks for your efforts in supporting the Irving school community!

Use this website:  https://99pledges.com/fund/irvingtigers

Thank You for Supporting Irving Students and the Irving PTO!

 

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