Monday folders will not be coming home this week. We are collecting and evaluating our work in preparation for our Parent/Student/Teacher conferences next week. Please make sure to bring your student to the conference. He/she has lots to share with you!
Spiritwear Online Orders
Spiritwear orders will be taken online. There are some new, fun items available. Orders must be placed by Oct. 13th and will be delivered 2-3 weeks after order. Check it out! https://selectprintingusa.com/collections/spalding-stem-academy-staff-store-2019
CROSSING GUARDS NEEDED! Call the main office if interested. :)
Does your child have headphones/earbuds at school???
We are using several computer programs that require the use of headphones or earbuds. Please send some in for your child, if you haven't already done so. Also, if you want to send in an extra pair of headphones for a child who might not have any, that would be wonderful. Unfortunately, I can't take "extra" earbuds, since these cannot be shared. Thank you!
I now have a couple of grades to enter into the gradebook, but the gradebook has changed so much that it is going to take just a bit of time for me to learn how this new one works. I send home any graded material, so that might be your best bet for keeping tabs on your child's performance for just a bit. Remember that we are working with a different structure this year. The only time your child will receive a "3" is when we are doing a final concept/standard check such as a Unit Test. All other assignments are leading up to the final expectation and will usually only be worth a 2. If you see 2/2, you'll know that your child performed where he/she should be performing at the time. I hope it doesn't get too confusing, but I'll try to answer questions, if you have them. Thank you for your patience while we work through all this!
At Spalding, we work to follow the district's guidelines for healthy eating. We celebrate all birthdays for the month on the last Friday of the month. If your child has a birthday that month, feel free to send in treats on that day. We usually celebrate at 1:35, but there are some months that scheduling is different and our celebration is at a different time of the day. If possible, send in treats with your child at the start of the day. Then we have them here whenever we have the time for the celebration. Also, we are only allowed to have one "sweet treat" for each party. The other items must be healthy or non-food items (pencils, goodie bags, etc.) If you are planning on sending the sweet treat with your child for his/her celebration, please email me to let me know. That way, I can let you know if the sweet treat has already been spoken for. We have 24 students in our class. This month we will celebrate July and August birthdays on the 30th. A letter will come home with your child in the next few days. :)
I have a Wish List page on this site. If you are willing and/or able to contribute any of these items, it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
9/30-10/4 Kiss the Pig fundraiser. Who do you want to see kiss a pig? Bring change to put in that staff member's jar and maybe your choice will be the one to pucker up!
10/7 No School - Teacher inservice
10/7 Spalding Night at The Farmstead
10/9 Parent/Student/Teacher conferences 4-8pm
10/10 No school for students Parent/Student/Teacher conferences 8am-8pm
10/11 No School
10/13 Last day to order spiritwear online