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Important Dates and Information:

Friday, 14th February, 2020

February Reading Log due: Friday, 28th February, 2020.

Monday, 17th February, 2020: Presidents Day - NO SCHOOL

Happy Valentines Day!

Thank you to the parents who helped with the Rock painting today! Students loved the activity and took home their rock art.

Oakland Museum Field trip: Thursday, 13th February: Thank you to  all the parents who chaperoned on this trip! You are amazing!The class loved the trip and learned many interesting facts and information about California history and enjoyed art work.

Thank you,

Mrs. Taha

 

Friday, 7th February, 2020

February Reading Log due: Friday, 28th February, 2020.

Oakland Museum Field trip: Thursday, 13th February: Thank you to  all the parents who offered to chaperone this field trip. You are amazing!! Information was sent home regarding this trip yesterday.  This is a great trip and Room.35 is really excited!!

Please note the following items for our field trip:

- students need to wear their Fall stampede t-shirt

- bring a bagged lunch (in a plastic bag as a brown bag may rip and that can be easily disposed) which includes a sandwich, snack and water labelled with their NAME, Teacher name: 'TAHA' and Room.35

- mini notepad and pencil - OPTIONAL ( that can easily fit in their jacket pocket)

- We will not be taking school bags with us, so students do not need to bring one on the day

Thank you,

Mrs. Taha

 

Thursday, 30th January, 2020

January Reading Log due: Friday, 31st January, 2020.

Oakland Museum Field trip: Thursday, 13th February: Thank you to  all the parents who offered to chaperone this field trip. You are amazing!! Information regarding this day will be sent home nearer to time.

GLOBAL PLAY DAY, Wednesday, 5th February: On this day students are allowed to bring board games/rainy day games, a reasonable sized blankie and medium sized stuffed animal to snuggle with.  This is a great day where students will take part in group, pair activities including arts and crafts.

DREAMBOX: Please ask your child to show how this works as it is a great Mathematics resource, which students have been using in class.

Thank you,

Mrs. Taha

 

Thursday, 23rd January, 2020

January Reading Log due: Friday, 31st January, 2020.

PROGRESS REPORTS: Progress Reports went home today with a cover letter.  Please sign and date both the cover letter and progress report and return this back with your child tomorrow - Friday 24th January. Once this is checked, the progress report will be sent back for your future reference, so you can work with your child towards these standards.

OAKLAND MUSEUM FIELD TRIP: 13th February, 2020.  If you are interested in chaperoning, please send in a note with your child.  Without chaperones, we will not be able to go on this trip.

DREAMBOX: Room. 35 has been introduced to this new program last week.  Please ask your child to show how this works as it is a great Mathematics resource.

Thank you,

Mrs. Taha

 

Thursday, 16th January, 2020

MONDAY, 01/20/20: NO SCHOOL - MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

January Reading Log due: Friday, 31st January,2020.

OAKLAND MUSEUM FIELD TRIP: 13th February, 2020.

Permission forms for this field trip went home today.  Please complete all required fields and return the forms.  If you are interested in chaperoning, please send in a note with your child.  This is a great trip and all classes in the past have hugely enjoyed this trip.

DREAMBOX: Room. 35 has been introduced to this new program this week.  Please ask your child to show how this works as it is a great Mathematics resource.

Thank you,

Mrs. Taha

 

Monday, 6th January, 2020

MONDAY, 01/20/20: NO SCHOOL - MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

January Reading Log due: Friday, 31st January.

Welcome Back!

We hope everyone had a wonderful, restful winter break.  It was nice to see students of Room.35 back after two weeks.  Homework this week is focused on Benchmark, where students have to complete writing assignments.  Even though Math homework is included from Tuesday, please do not exceed the 40 minute homework required time.

Thank you,

Mrs. Taha

 

Thursday, 19th December, 2019

FRIDAY, 12/20/19: SCHOOL ENDS AT 12:15

FRIDAY, 12/20/19: PYJAMA DAY!

12/23/2019 - 01/03/2020: WINTER BREAK

01/06/2020: Back to School

Room. 35 has worked hard this year!  Every morning students come to the classroom, taking chairs down, getting out their homework well before the 8.10 am bell!  Next month, we hope to get the attendance award, this goes to the class that has the least amount of tardies.

Thank you to all the parents who helped bring food items for today's event, the class will receive a well earned treat for working so hard this year!

Tomorrow is Pyjama day and we have a minimum day, with school finishing at 12.15. We hope all parents and students of Room.35 have a wonderful, restful, fun and safe winter break!

Mrs. Taha

 

Thursday, 12th December, 2019

FRIDAY, 12/20/19: SCHOOL ENDS AT 12:15

FRIDAY, 12/20/19: PYJAMA DAY!

12/23/2019 - 01/03/2020: WINTER BREAK

Happy Thursday! Next Year is our last week in 2019! Next Thursday on 12/19/19, there will be a Science Quiz on Electricity and Circuits. Students will be preparing for this with Monday and Tuesday's definition homework and they will be taking their Science binder home on Wednesday.

Room. 35 have been encouraged to make and bring in an ornament of their choice to decorate our classroom for the holidays.  Next Friday is a minimum day and we will have a small holiday event on Thursday.  

 

Friday, 6th December. 2019

We have had a great week back!  Two more weeks to the Winter holidays!

Room. 35 did their Math Unit.3 Test today. Next week they will take their folders home.  Please ask them to store their Unit 3 Classwork and Homework with Units.1 and 2 at home for future revision.  No work should be thrown away.  

Thank you,

Mrs. Taha

Wednesday, 20th November, 2019

THANKSGIVING BREAK: 11/25/2019 - 11/29/2019

MATH UNIT 3 TEST: 12/6/2019 Math Binders will be sent home before the break just in case if you want to review Unit 3 with your child.  ELA packets were sent home with Wolf Folders for parents to review classwork.

Thank you to all the parents who attend the conferences on time this week.  We look forward to meeting the rest of the parents today and tomorrow.  Students of Room. 35 have worked exceptionally well in our first trimester and we look forward to the start of our second trimester.  Please make sure that you keep the report card safe, and review it from time to time with your child to work on goals for our second trimester.  Additional Math and ELA practice is always available on different programs on Clever.

We hopeful you all have a wonderful, restful and fun Thanks-giving break!

Thank you,

Mrs. Taha

 

Friday, 15th November, 2019

MINIMUM DAY SCHOOL ENDS AT 12.20 : Monday 18th, Tuesday 19th, Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd

WEDNESDAY 20th: School ends 1.40 pm

November Parent Conference Schedule: All conferences have now been finalized, and parents will be sent reminders on the day with your child.  Please bring your child to this meeting as it is important that they understand the standards that they have achieved and standards they need to work towards in the second trimester. We have a tight schedule so please plan to arrive at least 5 minutes early for your appointment. Thank you.

Mrs. Taha

 

Friday, 8th November, 2019

SCHOOL CLOSED: Veteran's day 11/11/2019

Room Parents Donations: Thank you to everyone sent in donations. Ms. Bala Ponnulakshmi is now our Room Parent.  Please contact her is you have an questions involving Room Parent activities.

November Parent Conference Schedule: All conferences have now been finalized, and parents will be sent reminders nearer to time.  Please bring your child to this meeting as it is important that they understand the standards that they have achieved and standards they need to work towards in the second trimester. We have a tight schedule so please plan to arrive at least 5 minutes early for your appointment. Thank you.

Higuero Rancho Fieldtrip: Thank you to all the parents who chaperoned on this trip. You are amazing!! The class had a wonderful time and the will be writing about this trip next week.

 

Wednesday, 30th October, 2019

SPELLING BEE: 11/4/2019

Room Parents Donations: Thank you to everyone sent in donations. Ms. Bala Ponnulakshmi is now our Room Parent.  Please contact her is you have an questions involving Room Parent activities.

November Parent Conference Schedule: All parents were emailed last Tuesday with the link where you would be able to sign up. Thank you for signing up ONE slot.  This will be your confirmed slot and reminders will be sent put nearer to the conferences.DEADLINE for any sign-up or changes is TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5th. 

Higuero Rancho Fieldtrip: We are going on our first field trip next week! Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to chaperone our class.  We got 5 parents who will be accompanying us, with two back-up parents.

Benchmark Text for Close Reading "Government in Action' and Packet: These two items will be sent home tomorrow with Wolf Folders.  Please go through these two items with you child and ask your child to complete pg.80 of the packet.  This has been sent home to show you the content which is covered in class for Benchmark.  The writing prompt on page.80 will allow students to prepare for future prompts and work on these writing skills.

Our School Library needs Volunteers! Please sign up on the link below for our "POLAR / ARCTIC" Fall Book Fair 2019.  Also if you wish to help support our class in the Library on Tuesdays from 9 am to 9.30 am, please either send me a note or feel free to speak me either before or after school. docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Ic1dRGtB3BEyj8HDIutoN9lTckXFb46uGP9Oe-9Xbw/edit?usp=sharing

HALLOWEEN PARADE: 10/31/2019 from 10.45 a.m. - 11.15 a.m. (However, if it rains, there will be no parade. Parents are invited to come view the parade).

Important Reminders:

1. Students can wear costumes to school

2. Students can have decorative hair but must do it before school. (No aerosol cans are allowed on campus.)

3. Do not bring fake weapons

4. Do not wear heavy makeup. (This prevents us from being able to identify students for safety issues.)

5. Masks can be worn during the parade with teacher approval. They cannot be worn throughout the day.

6. Do not use or bring fake blood.

 

Wednesday, 23rd October, 2019

SPELLING BEE: 11/4/2019

Room Parents: Thank you so much to the parents who sent in notes of your interest in supporting this role.  Ms. Bala Ponnulakshmi has very kindly offered to lead this role.  She will be contacting you about future events where you can help support our class.

November Parent Conference Schedule: All parents were emailed yesterday with the link where you would be able to sign up. Please reserve a conference time by typing your child's name into ONE slot if you already have not. You may change the time slot to any open slot if you prefer a different time. These appointments are based on first come, first served basis. DEADLINE for any sign-up or changes is TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5th. 

Our School Library needs Volunteers! Please sign up on the link below for our "POLAR / ARCTIC" Fall Book Fair 2019.  Also if you wish to help support our class in the Library on Tuesdays from 9 am to 9.30 am, please either send me a note or feel free to speak me either before or after school.  docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Ic1dRGtB3BEyj8HDIutoN9lTckXFb46uGP9Oe-9Xbw/edit?usp=sharing

HALLOWEEN PARADE: 10/31/2019 from 10.45 a.m. - 11.15 a.m. (However, if it rains, there will be no parade. Parents are invited to come view the parade).

Important Reminders:

1. Students can wear costumes to school

2. Students can have decorative hair but must do it before school. (No aerosol cans are allowed on campus.)

3. Do not bring fake weapons

4. Do not wear heavy makeup. (This prevents us from being able to identify students for safety issues.)

5. Masks can be worn during the parade with teacher approval. They cannot be worn throughout the day

6. Do not use or bring fake blood.

 

Wednesday, 16th October, 2019

Room Parents: If you are interested in becoming or help support Room Parents of our classroom please send a note with your child or feel free to speak me either before or after school.

Our School Library needs Volunteers! Please sign up on the link below for our "POLAR / ARCTIC" Fall Book Fair 2019.  Also if you wish to help support our class in the Library on Tuesdays from 9 am to 9.30 am, please either send me a note or feel free to speak me either before or after school.  docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Ic1dRGtB3BEyj8HDIutoN9lTckXFb46uGP9Oe-9Xbw/edit?usp=sharing

HALLOWEEN PARADE: 10/31/2019 from 10.45 a.m. - 11.15 a.m. (However, if it rains, there will be no parade. Parents are invited to come view the parade).

Important Reminders:

1. Students can wear costumes to school

2. Students can have decorative hair but must do it before school. (No aerosol cans are allowed on campus.)

3. Do not bring fake weapons

4. Do not wear heavy makeup. (This prevents us from being able to identify students for safety issues.)

5. Masks can be worn during the parade with teacher approval. They cannot be worn throughout the day

6. Do not use or bring fake blood.

 

Thursday, 10th October, 2019

FALL STAMPEDE: Tomorrow  10/11/2019

LAST DAY TO SEND IN WOLF WEAR ORDERS: 10/11/2019

Thank you to parents who sent in donations for our Fall Stampede.  There is still a chance if you have not.  Please ensure that your child wears their Fall Stampede, running shoes and brings a labelled water bottle for tomorrow.

Progress Reports went home today.  Please read, sign and date both pages sent home today and return them back with your child tomorrow Friday 11th October. Once these are checked on Friday, students will take these back home so that parents can hold onto these copies.

Thank you,

Mrs. Taha

 

Thursday, 3rd October, 2019

FALL STAMPEDE: 10/11/2019

Happy October!

Room. 35 have had a busy month!! They have worked really hard and we are looking forward to another busy month ahead. THANK YOU to all the parents who offered to chaperone for our field trip to Higuero Rancho next month.  The first five parents to offer were chosen and will be given information nearer to time, the remaining were placed on a waiting list - thank you again!

Please look out for Room.35's amazing artwork which is on display in the main building. They are such GREAT ARTISTS!!

Today the Math Unit 1 tests went home.  Please sign and return the test back tomorrow with corrections completed if there are any.  Next week we have our FALL stampede!!  Please ensure that your child comes in the appropriate running shoes.

Students were introduced to 'CLEVER', a website where they can access Mathematics and Reading resources both at school and home.  Please ask your child to show you if they have not already.

Thank you,

Mrs. Taha

Thursday, 19th September, 2019

Happy Thursday! It was so wonderful to meet parents on Back to School Night on Tuesday!  Thank you for attending and for your feedback.  If you did not attend, your child took home my Power Point presentation and information sheets handed out on that night.  Please also view our Principal's video below, which was shown on Tuesday.

www.dropbox.com/s/4brbxospc5dyani/WS%20BTSN%20Parent%20Video%2019-20.mp4?dl=0

Thank you,

Mrs. Taha

 

Thursday, 12th September, 2019

PICTURE DAY: 9/16/19

EARLY RELEASE AT 1.40 PM: 9/17/19

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT, 5 P.M. - 6 P.M.: 9/17/19 - This is a parent only information evening, where we will be providing you with important information for the school year.  Please note that seating is limited to one parent per child, with some space for parents to stand at the back of the classroom. We look forward to meeting you!

 

Thursday, 5th September, 2019

What a great, busy week!

Thank you to all of our amazing parents of Room.35 for sending in money for planners, ensuring that your child has their personal supplies and sending in community supplies and field trip donations. You are amazing! Every single student purchased a planner this week, and it is not too late to send in Field Trip donations and make community supply donations.  Tomorrow is the last day to bring in personal supplies and send in Emergency Food Kits, however if you are unable send this in with your child, please send me a quick note in your child's planner.  

This week your child was introduced to our weekly schedule.  Please note the following:

PE: Mondays, Thursdays and alternate Fridays.

Coming up.................

PICTURE DAY: 9/16/19

EARLY RELEASE AT 1.40 PM: 9/17/19

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT, 5 P.M. - 6 P.M.: 9/17/19

 

Thursday, 29th August, 2019

NO SCHOOL MONDAY 3/2/19 : Labor Day

Welcome to Room. 35!

We are so excited to start this new school term!! Welcome all the students and families of Room. 35!! The first two days of school have been great and it has been so nice to meet the new class and parents in the mornings.  A HUGE thank you to everyone to donated classroom supplies!! So many supplies have been donated which will be invaluable to our classroom this school year.

Homework this week was to read papers and worksheets that were sent home and so many students brought back today.  The required items are listed in the homework section. Please check and have your child bring these by Tuesday the latest, and ignore if they have. The required homework is listed for next week, which students will be bring sheets home for them to complete.

Please check this space for up-to-date information which will be posted weekly on Thursdays.

Thank you and happy Friday eve!

Mrs. Taha