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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!

 

First, THANK YOU for making our staff appreciation week last week so amazing! The thoughtfulness of our PTO and Irving parents and families is humbling!

This is our “State Testing” week. Students are progressing through the 4 state tests in small chunks throughout the day with plenty of brain breaks, snacks and fun!

We have a field trip coming up Friday May 24th 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 $9.00 per student and per chaperone. We are asking for students & chaperones to turn in their money by Friday, May 17th.  Each classroom is only allowed to bring 4 parents total per room. We have all the volunteers signed up. Thanks for your understanding of Aurora’s policy and space limitations.   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 3:15pm. We will be doing a lot of walking, so we suggest you wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Each student needs to bring a lunch and a snack. Lunches should be in a disposable bag and clearly marked with your child’s name as there will not be a place to store them after lunch. Please send only beverages that have a lid. We are also asking that students do not bring any glass containers. Please let your child’s teacher know by Monday the 20th of May if your student needs a lunch ordered from the cafeteria. Students are more than welcome to bring along books, drawing things, and electronics to entertain themselves on the bus rides. Please remember that these items 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. We will be arriving back at Irving as close to 3:15pm as possible. Please make sure that your child has a ride home if they are a bus rider. Also, please make sure you have a volunteer form on file at the office. The forms are good for 5 years, so if you previously completed one you should be covered, see Jil in the office regarding this. If you have any questions, or are available to chaperone please let your child’s teacher know.

Upcoming Events:

Monday May 13-Friday May 17th: Irving’s 3-5th Grade Testing Week

Wednesday May 15th: Popcorn Day & PTO Meeting

Friday May 24th: 4th Grade Field Trip to the Aurora Colony.

Friday May 31st: Irving Jog-A-Thon

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

Ms. Perrigo

Dear Parents and Families,

Today is the Irving Variety show!  There will be a dress rehearsal from 9-10 am and then an evening performance is 7-8pm.  This year participants are in 3-5th grade.  This will be a fun event showcasing Irving’s amazing kiddos!

There will be No School this Wednesday May 8th.  This week we are finishing up our Artist in Residence lessons Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 12:45-1:30. We could really use some parent volunteers for any or all of these lessons. Please let me know if you are available. We will also be spending some time this week reviewing math and reading concepts taught throughout the year to prepare for our upcoming State Testing week (May 13-17).

We have a field trip coming up Friday May 24th 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 $9.00 per student and per chaperone. We are asking for students & chaperones to turn in their money by Friday, May 17th.  Each classroom is only allowed to bring 4 parents total per room. We have all the chaperones signed up for room 12. Thanks for your understanding of Aurora’s policy and space limitations.  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 3:15pm. We will be doing a lot of walking, so we suggest you wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Each student needs to bring a lunch and a snack. Lunches should be in a disposable bag and clearly marked with your child’s name as there will not be a place to store them after lunch. Please send only beverages that have a lid. We are also asking that students do not bring any glass containers. Please let your child’s teacher know by Monday the 20th of May if your student needs a lunch ordered from the cafeteria. Students are more than welcome to bring along books, drawing things, and electronics to entertain themselves on the bus rides. Please remember that these items 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. We will be arriving back at Irving as close to 3:15pm as possible. Please make sure that your child has a ride home if they are a bus rider. Also, please make sure you have a volunteer form on file at the office. The forms are good for 5 years, so if you previously completed one you should be covered, see Jil in the office regarding this. If you have any questions, or are available to chaperone please let your child’s teacher know.

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday May 7th: Irving Variety Show

Monday May 13-Friday May 17th: Irving’s 3-5th Grade Testing Week

Wednesday May 15th: Popcorn Day & PTO Meeting

Friday May 24th: 4th Grade Field Trip to the Aurora Colony.

Friday May 31st: Irving Jog-A-Thon

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

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

This week students will be taking their end of the year Bethel Writing assessment as well as their end of the year I-Ready Math test.  We’re excited to see student growth this year! They have been working extremely hard and we’re very proud of all their efforts.

This week for math homework please have your students play “Prodigy” for a minimum of 20 minutes. I have it setup so that the questions the kids are answering are practice questions for the state test that we will be taking during the week of May 13th-May 17th. If you don’t have internet or a device at home that allows your child to play prodigy, please have him/her practice their flashcards or play a math game.

The Irving Variety show is on Tuesday May 7th.  There will be a dress rehearsal from 9-10 am on the 7th and then an evening performance.  This year participants are in 3-5th grade.  This will be a fun event showcasing Irving’s amazing kiddos!

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 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.

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday May 1: Popcorn Day

Tuesday May 7th: Irving Variety Show

Monday May 13-Friday May 17th: Irving’s 3-5th Grade Testing Week

Wednesday May 15th: Popcorn Day & PTO Meeting

Friday May 24th: 4th Grade Field Trip to the Aurora Colony.

Friday May 31st: Irving Jog-A-Thon

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

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

Dear Families,

We have an Artist in residence that will be starting 4 lessons with our class next week. This amazing experience is brought to us by our PTO. Each grade was able to choose from a variety of activities. The 4th and 5th grades are sewing wallets with LED lights in them. Our class is the last one to start our lesson and it’s been recommended to me from the other teachers to see if there are any parents that will come in and help. 🙂 The lessons are May 2nd, 6th, 7th, and 9th all from 12:45-1:30. The kids will each be threading their own needles and sewing a small LED light with wires through two layers of felt. You can see why it would be helpful to have more than two adults in the room! Please let me know if you are able to volunteer for one or more days.

Please forgive the lack of recent blog posts and the fact that you will get a couple more today as I share important information with you.

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

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