January Parent Informer

JANUARY PARENT INFORMER

JANUARY

6          Back to school- regular day, students out at 2:40 p.m.
9          Reach for the Stars challenge papers sent home
13-27   Reach for the Stars Reading Challenge
20        Martin Luther King Jr. Day- NO SCHOOL
28        Reach for the Stars packets due!
29        4th Grade STEM day
30        PTA Story Night- 6:30 p.m.- Free event for families
31        Readasaurus' Birthday- "Reading is our Superpower"

FEBRUARY

4-7     Reach for the Stars Book Fair (in library)
6-7     Parent /Teacher Conferences- students out Thursday at 12 p.m./ No School Friday
14      Valentine's Day
17      President's Day- NO SCHOOL

PTA Harry Potter Fundraiser 6-7 p.m.  POSTPONED TO A DIFFERENT DATE (TBA)

 

PTA STORY NIGHT
The PTA "Story Night" is Thursday, Jan. 30th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the school.  Bring your children to enjoy a fun, FREE event with bedtime stories, cookies & milk. Children may wear pajamas and bring pillows and blankets.

New this year....Bring a used book (or two) to share at the book exchange!  Bring one, take one and share the gift of reading!

READASAURUS' BIRTHDAY
Each year we celebrate our mascot's birthday at school with a special themed party!  This year is superheroes. Students may wear pajamas or dress as a superhero for a fun day full of reading.  There will be an opening assembly to kick of the day and an exciting closing assembly if students reach the reading goal.

REACH FOR THE STARS
Reach for the Stars Reading Challenge is held between January 13th -27th.  Packets are due Jan. 28th. Students are challenged to read 300 minutes during that time.  If students want, they may collect pledges from sponsors.  Students receive a voucher for 100% of the pledges they collect, which they can use at the book fair, Feb. 4th -7th. There are additional incentives for students that read over 1000 minutes and classes that read the most. 

Reach for the Stars is designed to fuel children's interest in reading and help them stretch themselves by reaching a goal.  The program also puts books into our classroom libraries and school library.  Watch for info coming home with your student this month!

NO SCHOOL
Martin Luther King Day-  January 20th
Parent/Teacher Conference-  February 7th
President's Day- February 17th


PTA NEWS:
Thank you to everyone who supported and participated in the Christmas Family Fun Night fundraiser. We’d like to especially thank Hermansen’s Hardware for their generous donation for our beautiful Santa backdrop.

Don't forget to turn in Box Tops!  Traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production, but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store.  You can still clip and send them to school.  You may also use the new Box Tops app to scan your store receipt.  The app will automatically find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to your school's earnings online.

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