Archive for January, 2012

Mr. Matthew Weimer – January 30, 2012

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Dear Parents and Students:

I look around and see people being tossed by the waves that are upon this stormy sea.  The ones I most notice I also recognize.  They are my brothers and sisters.  They are people who have given their hearts, lives and fortunes to our King Jesus, but there are others too.

What makes this scene hard to comprehend is that those nearest me are GOD’s own people, yet they are in the tempest as well.  I hurt for them, for I remember, in fact I am still wet and soar.  Their pain makes my own heart ache from both my own memories and from the weight of the iron bonds of friendship.  Some of them are close enough to reach out to, but others are too far away.  I can only pray for them, as I and my fellow oarsmen must strain against the swells to reach those in the water nearest me.  So we pray as we work, and we sing.  It feels like we are praying for everyone.

Right now our boat is not thrown so violently.  The waters around us are calm enough to offer some aid, but we cannot take in these friends.  We do not have the strength or room to deliver them.  We want to, but we cannot.  So, we make our way from one huddled group to the next offering whatever aid and encouragement we can give.  Although the boat remains calmer than the seas around it, we are all soaked to the skin.

There is One who can rescue forever, them and us, and He is coming!  His return is near, but we cannot make Him out yet.  So we urge them to, “Hold fast!  Stay together!”  He will not delay so we shout, “He knows your location and that you are in need!”

For those others we shout to them,” Pick up your eyes and believe that you are seen.  You are loved with a love that is even more fierce than the waves of this ocean.”  Those who will lift their gaze and reach out, we tow over to one of those rings of floating people who wait for rescue.

Oh that there were more rafts, canoes, yachts, or barges and workers to man them.   For people are going under.  I can’t see them all, but I can hear them crying and know that they are slipping under the waves.

“Great and long-awaited Savior, come quickly!  Forgive us! Guide us to those who will be helped.  Uphold those whose strength is almost gone.  Keep Your people together, and send us more boats and boatmen!  Let hope buoy our own spirits, and allow more of the castaways to receive the help You have promised.  We watch for you like we look for the dawn!

VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATION

Our class will be having a short Valentine’s Day celebration on Tuesday, February 14th from 2:00-3:00.  Students may choose to participate in exchanging Valentines. If your child desires to bring personal valentines to school, please be sure they bring one for each student. A class list is going home today.  They may also want to give one to our wonderful office staff!  Please bring your valentine’s on the day of our celebration, not any earlier. Thank you!

STATE OF THE SCHOOL ADDRESS

Superintendent Debbie Siebert will hold the third annual State of the School Address on January 30th at 7:00 pm in the Peoples Church Music Suite, Building 9.  As a school community it is beneficial for everyone involved to have a clear understanding of how well we are meeting the mission of Fresno Christian Schools.

SPELLING BEE

Congratulations to our FCS 2011-2012 Spelling Bee Team which competed in the Non-Public School Spelling Bee on Saturday: Anjeli Macaranas, Daniel Williams, Seth Freitas, Regan Ott, Mary Hyatt and Jenna Bynum. Anjeli Macaranas placed 1st for 4th grade, Daniel Williams placed 3rd for 4th grade and Seth Freitas placed 1st for 5th grade. Seth Freitas will go on to compete at the Fresno County Spell-Off on March 29. Congratulations to all!

PEACH BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

The students did an outstanding job at the Oral Interpretation Speech Meet!!  Congratulations to the following students who will represent our school along  at the Peach Blossom Festival soon in spring:

Derek DeGroot
Logan Lewis
Nicole Wagoner
Kaylie Clem
Regan Ott
Anna Weskamp
Alexa Riedinger
Joshua Pletz
Tyler Villines

WORLD’S FINEST CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER

The World’s Finest Chocolate Candy Bar Fundraiser is coming to an end!  Please turn in your money for all boxes checked out by Tuesday, January 31st.  *Reminder:  No returns will be accepted.  Please turn in the money in an envelope with the student’s name on it in order to receive a Weeple.  Thanks for supporting our school and making our fundraiser successful!

SECOND GRADE TRANSITION DAY

Friday, February 17 the second graders from Northeast Campus will visit our campus to preview the “World of Third Grade” on Peoples Campus.  They will join the 3rd graders for lunch, a campus tour and interactive class activity.  Let’s make sure to give them a BIG welcome!

CALIFORNIA HISTORY

On Wednesday, February 1, 2012, we will take our test on the trailblazers, pioneers, rebels and soldiers who helped make California into the Bear Flag Republic and then into a part of the United States.  Please remind your boy or girl to review the study guide and to own this story.

BOOK PROJECTS

This quarter our students will be required to choose a Mystery book from the library to complete their next book projects.  Each child will create a Cereal Box.  The guidelines and rubrics went home a couple of weeks ago and projects will be due on Friday, March 2.

MATH

We are preparing for our Ch. 5 Test on Division.  Please be reviewing the math workbook and practice sheets your son or daughter brings home to ensure their mastery of the steps involved.

THIS WEEK’S BIBLE VERSE and SPELLING WORDS

My commandment is this:  Love each other as I have loved you.  Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

Reference:  John 15:12-13
Character Trait:  Love

Lesson 20 -Plurals

Pattern Words
1.  oxen
2.  chalk
3.  calves
4.  loaves
5.  hooves
6.  movies
7.  heroes
8.  quizzes
9.  crumbs
10.  libraries
11.  laborers
12.  branches
13.  groceries
14.  themselves
High-Frequency Words
15.  important
16.  information
Vocabulary Words
17.  gyroscope
18.  microscope
19.  periscope
20.  telescope
Bonus Words
1.  officials
2.  foreign
3.  administration
4.  surrender
5.  resistance

CALENDAR

January 30- FCS State of the School Address 7-9 pm
February 6-10- Parent Teacher Conferences Early Dismissal
February 13- No School- Lincoln’s Birthday
February 15- Half Day/Staff In-Service 12:00 Dismissal
February 17- 2nd Grade Transition Day
February 20- No School- Washington’s Birthday
****SPIRIT WEAR –EVERY FRIDAY–SHOW YOUR FCS SPIRIT!

Mrs. Witters January 30, 2012

Monday, January 30th, 2012

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Dear Kindergarten Parents,                                                January 30, 2012

 

Last week we celebrated the 100th day…. our soup was delicious!

 

Plan to attend Superintendent Siebert’s annual State of the School Address TONIGHT at 7:00 p.m. in the Peoples Church Music Suite.  Don’t miss this opportunity to hear how the school is doing.

We learned some new concepts in reading.  Please keep reviewing letter sounds at home so that they are automatic.  Many children are sounding out words and are reading short sentences.  If your child isn’t to that point please don’t worry; every child is progressing at his or her own pace.  The important thing is to keep reading to your child and impart the love of books to him or her.  Please help your child with the work we send home and practice blending sounds together to make words.

We have been learning songs about love and Valentine’s Day.  Last week I sent a poem or quote home for your child to memorize for our Red, White and Blue Review program on February 14.  PLEASE practice this with your child.  THANK YOU!

This week our character trait is Honesty.  Our Bible verse is, “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.” Exodus 20:5.

 

                    Red,White and Blue Feb.14 th

    I hope you all can come to our program (9:00 a.m.). It will be in the church across the street from our school. Please dress your child in patriotic colors if possible. Blue denim is fine!  This is a fun and educational way to celebrate our beloved U.S.A. After the show we will have recess and then continue the fun with our Valentine Party.  There is a sign-up sheet on our “K” door to help with the Valentine Party!  THANK YOU!!!!!

 

Please send the children’s valentine cards as soon as possible.  Remember to have your child sign his/her name on the back of the card, but please don’t put the names of the other children on the cards or envelopes.  It is so difficult to sort cards for so many children.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. I really appreciate it.

 

We will be practicing for physical fitness testing.  Your children will be running, doing curl-ups, V-sit stretches, and pull-ups on the bars.  They will be eligible for an award at the end of the year if they are able to complete all activities successfully; however, this is very difficult for young children to do.  Little girls may want to wear shorts under their dresses.  Everyone should wear some sort of running shoes.

 

The annual FCS AUCTION is coming up on Saturday, March 17th. It’s a fun night with great food.  There is an extra attraction for the kindergarten parents and grandparents this year – we have a beautiful class quilt for sale!!!  Hope you’ll come!

With our love and prayers,

Mrs. Witters

and your Honest Kindergartner

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

February 13            Lincoln’s Birthday – NO School

February 14            Red, White and Blue Review and Valentine’s Party –

(Regular Schedule)

February 15            Come at 8:15- 11:50  Teacher In-service

February 20            President’s Day  – NO School

March 2                   Dad’s Day – All dads, grandpas, uncles or special friends are invited!  We have a fun-filled day planned!

March 17                  F.C.S. Auction – Lots of FUN!!!!!

 

 

Mrs. Ferguson, January 30, 2012

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Dear Parents,

Parent conferences are the week of February 6-10 for grades 1-6 only.   We will have noon dismissal for that whole week.  Please try to be on time since each conference is only allotted 20 minutes.  I look forward to meeting with each one of you and telling you about your “Faithful Follower” and the growth they have shown this year! They are such a delight to teach each day!!

VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATION

Our class will be having a short Valentine’s Day celebration on Tuesday, February 14th from 2:00-3:00.  Students may choose to participate in exchanging Valentines. If your child desires to bring personal valentines to school, please be sure they bring one for each student. A class list is going home today.  They may also want to give one to our wonderful office staff!  Please bring your valentine’s on the day of our celebration, not any earlier. Thank you!

STATE OF THE SCHOOL ADDRESS

Superintendent Debbie Siebert will hold the third annual State of the School Address on January 30th at 7:00 pm in the Peoples Church Music Suite, Building 9.  As a school community it is beneficial for everyone involved to have a clear understanding of how well we are meeting the mission of Fresno Christian Schools.

SPELLING BEE

Congratulations to our FCS 2011-2012 Spelling Bee Team which competed in the Non-Public School Spelling Bee on Saturday: Anjeli Macaranas, Daniel Williams, Seth Freitas, Regan Ott, Mary Hyatt and Jenna Bynum. Anjeli Macaranas placed 1st for 4th grade, Daniel Williams placed 3rd for 4th grade and Seth Freitas placed 1st for 5th grade. Seth Freitas will go on to compete at the Fresno County Spell-Off on March 29. Congratulations to all!

PEACH BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

The students did an outstanding job at the Oral Interpretation Speech Meet!!  Congratulations to the following students who will represent our school along  at the Peach Blossom Festival soon in spring:

Derek DeGroot
Logan Lewis
Nicole Wagoner
Kaylie Clem
Regan Ott
Anna Weskamp
Alexa Riedinger
Joshua Pletz
Tyler Villines

WORLD’S FINEST CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER

The World’s Finest Chocolate Candy Bar Fundraiser is coming to an end!  Please turn in your money for all boxes checked out by Tuesday, January 31st.  *Reminder:  No returns will be accepted.  Please turn in the money in an envelope with the student’s name on it in order to receive a Weeple.  Thanks for supporting our school and making our fundraiser successful!

SECOND GRADE TRANSITION DAY

Friday, February 17 the second graders from Northeast Campus will visit our campus to preview the “World of Third Grade” on Peoples Campus.  They will join the 3rd graders for lunch, a campus tour and interactive class activity.  Let’s make sure to give them a BIG welcome!

SCIENCE

Last week we began a new unit in physical science on Forms of Energy. We began by studying the 3 states of matter: solids, liquids and gases. Students did a hands-on science experiment in groups where they had to identify and label the states of matter! They really enjoyed working collaboratively!

BOOK PROJECTS

This quarter both grades will be required to choose a Mystery book from the library to complete their next book projects.  3rd graders will complete a Fancy Folder and 4th graders will complete a Cereal Box.  The guidelines and rubrics went home last week and projects will be due on Friday, March 2.

MATH

This week 3rd grade will begin Chapter 7 this week on Geometry and Measurement.  We will continue practice in multiplication as well.  Those who have mastered their multiplication math facts will be continue learning 4th grade multiplication concepts.  4th grade is beginning Chapter 6 on Fractions and Mixed Numbers. We will still continue to practice long division and double digit multiplication.

3rd Grade Spelling-Lesson 20

Pattern Words-R-Controlled Vowels: (air, ear, er, ir)

1.  stir

2.  first

3.  silver

4.  chair

5.  learn

6.  early

7.  stairs

8.  skirts

9.  heard

10.  nearly

11.  fearful

12.  airport

13.  answer

14.  upstairs

15.  thirteen

16.  covered

17.  together

18.  shepherd

High-Frequency Words

19.  engine

20.  symbol

Challenge Words

*  volcano

*  geology

4th Grade Spelling- Lesson 20

Pattern Words-Plurals

1.  oxen

2.  chalk

3.  calves

4.  loaves

5.  hooves

6.  movies

7.  heroes

8.  quizzes

9.  crumbs

10.  libraries

11.  laborers

12.  branches

13.  groceries

14.  themselves

High-Frequency Words

15.  important

16.  information

Vocabulary Words

17.  gyroscope

18.  microscope

19.  periscope

20.  telescope

Bonus Words

1.  officials

2.  foreign

3.  administration

4.  surrender

5.  resistance

BIBLE VERSE

Character Trait:  Love

Reference:  John 15:12-13

Verse:  My commandment is this:  Love each other as I have loved you.  Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

CALENDAR

January 30- FCS State of the School Address 7-9 pm

February 6-10- Parent Teacher Conferences Early Dismissal

February 13- No School- Lincoln’s Birthday

February 15- Half Day/Staff In-Service 12:00 Dismissal

February 17- 2nd Grade Transition Day

February 20- No School- Washington’s Birthday

****SPIRIT WEAR –EVERY FRIDAY–SHOW YOUR FCS SPIRIT!

Mrs. Fraser, January 30, 2012

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

BIBLE VERSE

Character Trait:  Love

Reference:  John 15:12-13

Verse:  My commandment is this:  Love each other as I have loved you.  Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

Definition:  Meeting another’s needs unselfishly

Opposite:  Putting my own needs first 

SPELLING

LESSON 20  Pattern Words:   R-Controlled Vowels (air, ear, er, ir )

1.  stir

2.  first

3.  silver

4.  chair

5.  learn

6.  early

7.  stairs

8.  skirts

9.  heard

10.  nearly

11.  fearful

12.  airport

13.  answer

14.  upstairs

15.  thirteen

16.  covered

17.  together

18.  shepherd

High-Frequency Words

19.  engine

20.  symbol

Challenge Words

*  temperature

*  thermometer

PARENT CORNER

SUPERINTENDENT’S STATE OF THE SCHOOL ADDRESS

Superintendent Debbie Siebert will hold the third annual State of the School Address on January 30th at 7:00 PM in the Peoples Church Music Suite, Building 9.  As a school community, it is beneficial for everyone involved to have a clear understanding of how well we are meeting the mission of Fresno Christian Schools.

This is an exciting time here at Fresno Christian as we plan for our future.  A sneak preview into “How the World of Technology Will Ignite Our 21st Century Classrooms” will be presented along with the usual report regarding school program, ministry effectiveness, and our positive financial outlook.

Don’t miss this time of celebration!

PEACH BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

The Grades 3-6 Finalist Round of Oral Interpretation Speech Meet was FABULOUS!!  We truly had some outstanding, entertaining, competitive storytellers!  I am so very proud of every third grader’s contribution to the Class Speech Meet and Finalist Round.   Congratulations to the following students who will represent our school along  at the Peach Blossom Festival soon in spring:

Derek DeGroot
Logan Lewis
Nicloe Wagoner
Kaylie Clem
Regan Ott
Anna Weskamp
Alexa Riedinger
Joshua Pletz
Tyler Villines

VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY

Tuesday, February 14, our class will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a party from 2:00-3:00 PM.  Students may choose to participate in exchanging valentines.  A class list will be provided so that all students can be included in the valentine exchange.   Please bring your valentines on the DAY of the party, not any earlier.  Thank you!

SPELLING BEE
Congratulations to our FCS 2011-2012 Spelling Bee Team which competed in the Non-Public School Spelling Bee on Saturday: Anjeli Macaranas, Daniel Williams, Seth Freitas, Regan Ott, Mary Hyatt and Jenna Bynum. Anjeli Macaranas placed 1st for 4th grade, Daniel Williams placed 3rd for 4th grade and Seth Freitas placed 1st for 5th grade. Seth Freitas will go on to compete at the Fresno County Spell-Off on March 29. Congratulations to all!

PARENT CONFERENCES

Just a reminder that parent conferences will be held next week, February 6-10 for grades 1-6.   Monday through Friday are minimum release days with dismissal at 12:00 PM.   Please try to be on time since each conference is only allotted 20 minutes.  I look forward to meeting with each one of you and sharing the growth your child has shown this year!

WORLD’S FINEST CHOCOLATE

The World’s Finest Chocolate Candy Bar Fundraiser is coming to an end!  Please turn in your money for all boxes checked out by Tuesday, January 31st.  *Reminder:  No returns will be accepted.  Please turn in the money in an envelope with the student’s name on it in order to receive a Weepul.  Thanks for supporting our school!

SECOND GRADE TRANSITION DAY
Friday, February 17 the second graders from Northeast Campus will visit Peoples Campus to discover the World of Third Grade.  They will join us for  at 12:15 PM for lunch recess, a campus tour, and an interactive class art activity.  We look forward to giving the second graders a warm welcome!!

COMING ATTRACTIONS

JANUARY

Monday, January 30 – FCS State of the School Address 7-9 pm

Tuesday, January 31 — World’s Finest Chocolate PTF Fundraiser Ends

FEBRUARY

February 6-10 – Parent Teacher Conferences Early Dismissal

Monday, February 13 – No School/Lincoln’s Birthday

Tuesday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day Party

Wednesday, February 15 – Half Day/Staff In-Service 12:00 Dismissal

Friday, February 17 – Second Grade Transition Day 11:30 AM-2:30 PM

Monday, February 20 – No School/Washington’s Birthday

 

Mrs. Hancox January 30, 2012

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Dear Parents and Students,

Plan to Attend – State of the School Address

Superintendent Debbie Siebert will hold the third annual State of the School Address on January 30th at 7:00 pm in the Peoples Church Music Suite, Building 9. As a school community it is beneficial for everyone involved to have a clear understanding of how well we are meeting the mission of Fresno Christian Schools.

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES:  Next Tuesday, Feb. 6th, is Parent Teacher Conference week. Students will be dismissed at 12:00. Conferences are schedule for a 20 min. each. I thank you in advance for being on time!

FCS AUCTION: Be praying and thinking about donations you can make for the annual Fresno Christian School Auction which will be held on March 17, 2012 at 5:30 PM. You may purchase a table for your friends and family through the FCS office. Or, plan on making your favorite dessert and donating it for auction! This is a fun night and the proceeds benefit families with tuition assistance.

VALENTINE’S DAY:  We will celebrate Valentine’s Day as a class. Our hearts will embrace that “We Are One” through Christ. Therefore, we will make hearts with words of encouragement to one another. Students who desire to bring personal Valentine’s are asked to make one for each student in our class.

PEACH BLOSSOM CHAPEL: -Congratulations to our 3rd-6th grade oral interpreters. The following were chosen to attend the Peach Blossom Chapel at CSUF.

Derek DeGroot
Logan Lewis
Nicloe Wagoner
Kaylie Clem
Regan Ott
Anna Weskamp
Alexa Riedinger
Joshua Pletz
Tyler Villines

SPELLING BEE:
Congratulations to our FCS 2011-2012 Spelling Bee Team which competed in the Non-Public School Spelling Bee on Saturday: Anjeli Macaranas, Daniel Williams, Seth Freitas, Regan Ott, Mary Hyatt and Jenna Bynum. Anjeli Macaranas placed 1st for 4th grade, Daniel Williams placed 3rd for 4th grade and Seth Freitas placed 1st for 5th grade. Seth Freitas will go on to compete at the Fresno County Spell-Off on March 29. Congratulations to all!

Communication folder-Student graded work and school notices are placed in their blue folder each Monday. Please be sure to check their work. Thank you to the parents who signed the weekly planner on Friday verifying your child’s completion. I will not check planners daily this 3rd and 4th quarter as I will have pop checks! Thank you for your partnership.

Writing-students will write creative short stories by using the Excellence in Writing techniques. In February, students will become Young Authors and create their own stories. L05W1.1 – Multiple-paragraph narrative compositions
L05W1.1.a – Establish and develop a situation or plot
L05W1.1.b – Describe the setting
L05W1.1.c – Present an ending

Reading-We will continue reading chapters 15-19  in the novel, The Sign of the Beaver.  Your child’s RED  folder should host their reading packet and rubric. They are to complete the chapter questions weekly.

gourd-used as a bowl or cup

boisterous-noisy and lacking restraint

ramshackle-rickety, close to falling apart

genial-cheerful or friendly

taggle-to follow closely

flaunting-to show off

gaunt-thin and bony

stern-strict

Students may perform reading counts quizzes at home from our school website. Their test must be supervised and a passing scored printed,  signed, and returned to school.

PROJECT:  Students are to design a project to make a reading connection with our literature study. They have a rubric which they can use to help inspire and create the project. Projects are due in class THIS Tuesday, Jan. 31st, and a brief project talk will be given by each student during the week.

Spelling-more suffixes

difference

importance

absence

tremendous

advantage

horrible

entrance

delicious

sensible

convenient

courteous

intelligence

industrious

numerous

obedient

generous

courageous

nutritious

deliverance

reasonable

Math: WE WILL HAVE A QUIZ COVERING THE CONCEPTS OF ADDING AND SUBTRACTING FRACTIONS WITH UNLIKE DENOMINATORS ON WEDNESDAY! We will continue on mixed numbers and then multiplying and dividing of decimals.

I encourage parents to spend a min. of  15 min. a night with your child on the new concepts and math facts. For those students who have mastered their multiplication and division facts, they should practice reducing of fractions.

 

Bible verse:  STUDYING OF THE BEATITUDES

Matthew 5:7-8

Social StudiesStudents are using their text and study booklets to guide them in note taking skills with expository reading. Our studies this week continue from last week on the New England Colonies. We will have a quiz next Wednesday covering the notes and information learned in class (study guide pgs. 47-53)

SCIENCE:
Our students were tremendously blessed to have a presentation on friday by our head room mother, Karen Walters, on agriculture.  She shared her expertise on the subject as related to dairy and poultry farming, tying it in with our study of nutrition.  We even had a guest appearance from Big Red, a hen who surprised us all by laying an egg in the middle of class!

Quiz on Wednesday: The quiz will cover the 5 food groups, the main nutrient provided by each, and what each does for our bodies.  The importance of drinking water and limiting the amount of extra sugars and fats will also be included.   Two DVD’s were viewed on this, a collage was made, and we took notes in our Camp Eatawella booklets on page 10.  We will review in science on Tuesday.

We are displaying the Choose My Plate collages on the 5 food groups in the hallway.  Some have been put up already and the rest of all three 5th and 6th grade classes will be added early this week.  Students may earn extra credit by playing nutrition games on http://www.nourishinteractive.com/kids/11-chef-solus-meal-games . Please sign their nutrition booklets after they play the game and include how many minutes they played.

CARPOOL DRIVERS NEEDED FOR FIELD TRIP:

Thank you to Mrs. Dayka, Mrs. Savage, Mrs. Clem, and Mrs. Rurik for volunteering to drive. We are still in need of two more drivers. The tickets are now limited. Therefore, if you are willing to drive, then enjoy fellowship and coffee with those not attending, please e-mail me! The field trip information is as follows:

On Friday, March 2 all the 5th and 6th graders in three classes will attend a musical theater production entitled Yo, Vikings presented by the Children’s Musical Theatre.  We need drivers to take us to the Fresno Veterans’ Memorial leaving school at about 8:45 A.M. and drive us home at about 10:45 when the musical is over.  If you can help us, please e-mail me at thancox@fresnochristian.com or write me a note.  We also have a limited number of tickets at $6 each for parents who would like to experience the musical with us.

FUNDRAISER: The World’s Finest Chocolate Candy Bar Fundraiser is coming to an end!  Please turn in your money for all boxes checked out by Tuesday, January 31st.  *Reminder:  No returns will be accepted.  Please turn in the money in an envelope with the student’s name on it in order to receive a Weeple.  Thanks for supporting our school and making our fundraiser successful!

January 30- FCS State of the School Address 7-9 pm

February 6-10- Parent Teacher Conferences Early Dismissal

February 13- No School- Lincoln’s Birthday

February 15- Half Day/Staff In-Service 12:00 Dismissal

February 20- No School- Washington’s Birthday

****SPIRIT WEAR –EVERY FRIDAY–SHOW YOUR FCS SPIRIT!  BOX TOPS TOO!!!

Mrs. Tally – January 30, 2012

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Dear Families,

 Last Friday was wonderful for the children…..they loved celebrating 100 days and probably came home with a little too much sugar on board, but we sure had fun!!!!! We look forward to another great week.

LANGUAGE ARTS – First Graders, continue working on vocabulary that comes home.  It is so beneficial to your child and his/her progress. We continue to talk about the elements of  a story.  We  also read a winter chapter book last week, which they really enjoyed.  They surprised themselves how easy it was. Just a reminder that Book Bags are due every Friday. Second Graders received the Rubric for our next book report which is due on Feb. 24th. Your child may choose any book, but we talked about choosing a mystery if they have not read that genre yet.  If you can’t find a mystery, it is ok, as it is only a suggestion, not a requirement. In Writing,  Second Graders will start to write their Young Author Story, which is a Fictional Narrative. First Graders will be working on their next benchmark which is a Narrative About Oneself.

MATH – First Graders have begun a chapter on money.  Begin throwing change out on the table and have your child practice counting it.  This skill takes a lot of practice for some. We will also practice at school. Please continue to review counting and writing to 100 by 2′s, 5′s, and 10′s, if  your child still struggles with this.Continue  to practice counting by 10′s starting at 5 as well as  working on 10 more than and 10 less than. Remember to faithfully do 4 minute math drills at home. Second Graders have begun a chapter on Multiplication and Division.  Hee- Haw….they are growing up fast!!!!! They are quite proud of themselves for attacking this chapter with ease.

  

BIBLE We will study David’s life and learn how he met Goliath in the name of the Lord and was victorious,  as well as Saul’s growing jealousy with David’s popularity.

 

SCIENCE -  February is Dental Health month.  We will do a unit on”The Care of Our Teeth.”

SOCIAL SCIENCE - Second Graders will have their first Social Science Test on Thursday, Feb 2nd.  The Chapter Review is also due that day. We will be reviewing at school as well.  In third grade, a test is taken at the end of every chapter, so we are preparing for that transition. This review will take the place of the skill sheets that usually come home in the homework folder on Fridays. So when your child told you there is only a Reading Log for this week, that was correct information.  Some were concerned that mom wouldn’t believe them!!!! 

FUNDRAISER  - The Fundraiser comes to an end on Tuesday, January 31st. Please turn in your money in the envelope enclosed to Mrs. Howard. The student’s name and teacher need to be written on the envelope. Many thanks for all your work in making this a very successful fundraiser. 

VALENTINE’S PARTY-  We will celebrate on Tuesday, Feb. 14th.  Our party will be from 1:00 – 2:30.  There will be a sign-up on our classroom door for the items we need.  The children will exchange valentines with one another. Please be sure  your child brings a valentine for everybody. A class list of names  will be in the work envelope on Monday.

TRANSITION DAY -  Second Graders will be going to People’s Campus on Friday, Feb. 17th. We will eat lunch at NE and then board the bus at 11:45 AM.  You will pick your child up from Peoples Campus, as we will NOT be going back to NE. The children will get a “flavor” of what 3rd grade will be like.  Hopefully, this will help alleviate some of the anxieties of leaving NE Campus and going to the BIG campus. 

SECOND GRADE FIELD TRIP  Second Graders will go to the Savemart Grocery Store  at Shaw/ Armstrong on Thursday, Feb. 23rd.  We will leave at 9:40 AM and return by 11:00 AM.  

FIELD TRIP TRANSPORTATION –  As of Jan. 1st, due to our state’s new carseat requirements, all field trips for grades  K-2 will be by bus.  We will no longer be using carpools.  This will be in place for both 2nd gr. field trips in February. Parents are still welcome to join us on these trips.

LEARNING RESPONSIBILITY - We did better last Friday, however,some are still forgetting work envelopes, homework folders, and book bags, which are due every Friday. We have spent a great deal of time talking about this and coming up with ways to help us become more responsible. Any support you can give in this area would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help in creating responsible students.

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES -  Elementary conferences are scheduled for the week of  Feb. 6-10. School is dismissed at 12:00 PM each day during that week. Please return your conference confirmation if you have not already done so.  I look forward to sharing with you the mid-year assessments and the progress your child has made.

STATE OF THE SCHOOL ADDRESS
Superintendent Debbie Siebert will hold the third annual State of the School Address on January 30th at 7:00 PM in the Peoples Church Music Suite, Building 9.  As a school community it is beneficial for everyone involved to have a clear understanding of how well we are meeting the mission of Fresno Christian Schools. Along with reporting on  the school program Mrs. Siebert will present information regarding the financial picture of our school. As we work together to strengthen Fresno Christian the more information we have about all aspects of the program the more effective our unified efforts will be.

PHYSICAL FITNESS TRAINING - We have begun preparing in earnest for our Physical Fitness Testing which is in March. The requirements for this assessment  will be handed out at conferences. The requirements are different for boys and girls, as well as their age.

PEACH BLOSSOM -  All of the presentations were wonderful. Micah Friesen and Derek DeGroot were chosen to represent our school at Peach Blossom held at Fresno State in the spring.

SHOW AND TELL - This week will be Team B

STANDARDS ADDRESSED THIS WEEK: Reading 1.1  - 1.2 – 1.3 – 1.4 – 1.8 – 1.9 – 1.11 –  1.14 – 1.16 –  2.1 – 2.2 – 2.3 – 2.4 – 2.5 – 2.6 –  3.1 -Listening and Speaking 1.1 – 1.2 – 1.3 - Writing - 1.1 – 1.2 – 1.3 – 2.2 Written and Oral Language - 1.1 – 1.4 – 1.5 – 1.6 – 1.7 – 1.8 – 2.2  Math- NS 1.1 –  1.4 –  1.5 – 2.1 – 2.2 –  2.4 –   2.5 - Social Science - 1.2 .1 – 1.2.2 – 1.2.3 – 1.2.4 – 1.3 1.5.3

                                             

                       WINTER CALENDAR                   


1-30 - State of the School Address – 7-9 PM
2-6 –  2-10 - Parent Teacher Conferences – School dismissed at 12:00 PM
2-10 - Happy 8th Birthday Gregory Tanaka
2-13 - Lincoln’s Birthday – No School
2-15 - Teacher Inservice – School dismissed at 12:00 PM
2-16 - Happy 8th Birthday Max Hinton
2-17 - Second Grade Transition Day – People’s Campus 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
2-20 - President’s Day – No School
2-23 - Second Graders Field Trip to Savemart
Spirit Day is every Friday.  Please wear one of your favorite FCS shirts!

Bible Verse – Jan. 30 – Feb. 3

The Lord’s blessing is our greatest wealth.  Proverbs 10:22  10 pts.

 

 

First Grade Spelling – Jan. 30 – Feb. 3 -Lesson 24

soon

good

look

took

food

book

zoo

foot

cool

noon

many

he

family

Second Grade Spelling – Jan. 30 – Feb. 3 – Lesson 22 

strong

donkey

trunk

thank

bring

hung

along

think

triangle

climb

thumb

sending

front

spend

himself

February

groundhog

miracle


Mr. Broersma, January 30, 2012

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

CLASSROOM NEWS

Congratulations to Tyler Villines and Josh Pletz from our class who were chosen by the judges to represent our school in the Peach Blossom Festival of oral interpretation.

SPELLING BEE:

Congratulations to our FCS 2011-2012 Spelling Bee Team which competed in the Non-Public School Spelling Bee on Saturday: Anjeli Macaranas, Daniel Williams, Seth Freitas, Regan Ott, Mary Hyatt and Jenna Bynum. Anjeli Macaranas placed 1st for 4th grade, Daniel Williams placed 3rd for 4th grade and Seth Freitas placed 1st for 5th grade. Seth Freitas will go on to compete at the Fresno County Spell-Off on March 29. Congratulations to all!

State of the School Address

Superintendent Debbie Siebert will hold the third annual State of the School Address on January 30th at 7:00 pm in the Peoples Church Music Suite, Building 9. As a school community it is beneficial for everyone involved to have a clear understanding of how well we are meeting the mission of Fresno Christian Schools.

PARENT CONFERENCES  AND NOON DISMISSAL:
Today we will send home parent conference forms.   We would appreciate  having them returned as soon as you are able to do so.  Remember, the entire week of parent conferences, February 6-10, students will be dismissed at 12:00 noon.  I look forward to meeting with each one of you.

CARPOOL DRIVERS NEEDED FOR FIELD TRIP:
On Friday, March 2 all the 5th and 6th graders in three classes will attend a musical theater production entitled Yo, Vikings presented by the Children’s Musical Theatre.  We need drivers to take us to the Fresno Veterans’ Memorial leaving school at about 8:45 A.M. and drive us home at about 10:45 when the musical is over.  If you can help us, please e-mail me at mlazo@fresnochristian.com or write me a note.  We also have a limited number of tickets at $6 each for parents who would like to experience the musical with us.

Nature Photos:

This year for our auction project we will be making a nature photo book. Please go out and take some pictures of nature (trees, animals, flowers, etc) and bring them to Mr. Broersma as soon as possible!

SCHOOL PHOTOS:

If you have any Hume Lake, sports, or any other school photos, please bring them to Mr. Broersma for the yearbook and photo slide show. Thanks!

World’s Finest Chocolate fundraiser:

PTF will start distributing boxes of chocolate on Tuesday, January
10th and will be at school everyday until Friday, January 13th. After
that we will be at the NORTHEAST CAMPUS on Tuesdays and Thursdays and
PEOPLE’S CAMPUS Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays after school. The
fundraiser ends on Tuesday, January 31st.

The prizes will again be Weeples…BUT we will only distribute
Weeples on Fridays.  Students will only receive their weeples after
their money has been turned in, NOT when they check out a new box.

Parents have to sign for the boxes of chocolate, students cannot sign
them out on their own.

From the Library Media Center:

 In the upcoming days students will be bringing home 3rd Quarter “Reminder Notices” listing the items that they have from the LMC. Please look over the list and encourage your student to  return books they have finished reading. Undoubtedly some items will have been returned before the notices make their way home. If you have any questions please call me. Thanks! Lin Brown 299-1695 ext. 119.

LOST AND FOUND: (FROM CENTRAL OFFICE)

Please have your student check the lost and found racks. Lots of jackets, sweaters,  lunch boxes, and water bottles have been left since the beginning of the school year.

SPIRIT WEAR:

Every Friday we encourage all of our classmates to wear a FCS shirt to demonstrate school spirit. Each of the classes will be rated on the percentage of students wearing spirit wear to build the enthusiasm.

WAYS TO CHECK ASSIGNMENTS AND ACTIVITIES:

Weekly Newsletter, Student Planner and PowerSchool

BIRTHDAYS:

Each child’s birthday is a special one! If you would like to share that special day with the class. An advance notice of one or more days is greatly appreciated. I encourage snacks that fall into the nutritional category such as juice bars, granola bars, etc.

ACADEMICS

HISTORY:

Quiz on Tuesday. Please study the education and social class quiz cards.

SPELLING:

Lesson 17

temperature

development

bulletin

satellite

mysterious

announcements

broadcast

thunderstorms

tornadoes

investigation

listeners

anchorman

hurricane

burglary

disaster

freezing

crisis

commentary

correspondent

fashions

MEMORY VERSE:

The next two weeks we will be learning 1 Corinthians 11:23-26. Week 1-

1 Corinthians 11: 23-24

For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread,  and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

Book Report/Presentation Due Thursday March 8th.

1) After choosing and reading a book, each student will select a book report container. The container could be a manila envelope, a can, paper bag, hat or anything else that might be appropriate for and connect to the book. Students will decorate their containers to convey some of the major details, elements, or themes found in the books.

When the containers are complete, students will go to work on the contents of the containers. Please include the following inside your container:

  • Eight objects that have a connection to the story. It could be any object that has a connection to the story. For example, you could have a baseball in your container if you read a book about Jackie Robinson.

The next part of the project will be the student presentation. Each student will present a “Book in a…” project to the class. In the presentation, the student will explained the connection of the container to the story, conduct a show and tell about the eight things, and then shared information about three of the book’s literary elements — setting, characters, conflicts, climax, or resolution. The presentation should be more than 2 minutes long and no longer than 5 minutes.

2) Response to Literature

  1. Fill out the attached outline on Response to Literature.
  2. Type your response to literature and turn this in with your container. Use Times or Times New Roman and it needs to be a 12pt font. Please double space.

SCIENCE:

Our students were tremendously blessed to have a presentation on friday by our head room mother, Karen Walters, on agriculture.  She shared her expertise on the subject as related to dairy and poultry farming, tying it in with our study of nutrition.  We even had a guest appearance from Big Red, a hen who surprised us all by laying an egg in the middle of class!

Quiz on Wednesday: The quiz will cover the 5 food groups, the main nutrient provided by each, and what each does for our bodies.  The importance of drinking water and limiting the amount of extra sugars and fats will also be included.   Two DVD’s were viewed on this, a collage was made, and we took notes in our Camp Eatawella booklets on page 10.  We will review in science on Tuesday.

We are displaying the Choose My Plate collages on the 5 food groups in the hallway.  Some have been put up already and the rest of all three 5th and 6th grade classes will be added early this week.  Students may earn extra credit by playing nutrition games on http://www.nourishinteractive.com/kids/11-chef-solus-meal-games . Please sign their nutrition booklets after they play the game and include how many minutes they played.

HOMEWORK AND ASSIGNMENTS

Monday:

  • Bible: Memory Verse
  • Spelling: Packet and Study
  • Math: P. 281 #1-19
  • History: Quiz Tomorrow
  • Reading: Book Report
  • Science: Quiz Wednesday
  • Writing: Response to Literature due tomorrow
  • Nature Pictures by Feb. 24
  • Fundraiser Money due Tomorrow

Tuesday:

  • Bible: Memory Verse and Handout
  • Spelling: Packet, Study and Broadcast Script
  • Math: Equation Handout
  • Reading: Book Report
  • Science: Quiz Wednesday
  • Nature Pictures by Feb. 24
  • Fundraiser Money due Tomorrow

Wednesday:

  • Bible: Memory Verse and Handout “The Triumphant Entry”
  • Spelling: Packet, Study and Broadcast Script
  • Math: P. 282 #1-16
  • Reading: Book Report
  • Writing: Young Authors Graphic Organizers due Friday
  • Science: Workbook
  • Nature Pictures by Feb. 24

Thursday:

  • Bible: Memory Verse and Handout “Cleansing the Temple”
  • Spelling: Packet and Study
  • Math: Equations with Multiplication and Division
  • Reading: Book Report due March 8
  • Writing: Young Authors Graphic Organizers due Friday
  • Science: Workbook
  • School and Nature Pictures by Feb. 24
  • Bring Auction Items

Friday:

ADDITIONAL NEWS

WEEKLY NEWS:
Please be sure to check online for your weekly newsletter. I will post the weekly news on Friday so that you and your child have time to prepare for the upcoming week. Grades and assignments can be accessed daily at: www.fresnochristian.com. Click the Grades K-6 button on the right and scroll down to the Power School button.

POWER SCHOOL:
Power School offers a variety of information including attendance, grades, and special notes to parents.  This is a SECURE website and therefore you, as a parent, may access your child’s information confidentially. Future  assignments are posted and available for viewing at our school website.

CONTACT:
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at: jbroersma@fresnochristian.com. I check e-mails throughout the day. In the event of an emergency, please call Kerry Roberts at 299-1695.

DATES TO REMEMBER

  • State of the School Address: Monday, January 30 at 7:00 pm
  • Parent Conferences, noon dismissal: February 6-10
  • Inservice half Days -12:00 dismissal: Jan. 25, Feb. 15, and Mar. 21
  • Holidays -Lincoln’s and Washington’s birthdays: February 13 and 20
  • Easter break: April 2-9

Mrs. Lazo, January 30, 2012

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Dear Parents,

Congratulations to Lexie Riedinger and Regan Ott from our class who were chosen by the judges to represent our school in the Peach Blossom Festival of oral interpretation.

SPELLING BEE RESULTS:
Congratulations to our FCS 2011-2012 Spelling Bee Team which competed in the Non-Public School Spelling Bee on Saturday: Anjeli Macaranas, Daniel Williams, Seth Freitas, Regan Ott, Mary Hyatt and Jenna Bynum. Anjeli Macaranas placed 1st for 4th grade, Daniel Williams placed 3rd for 4th grade and Seth Freitas placed 1st for 5th grade. Seth Freitas will go on to compete at the Fresno County Spell-Off on March 29. Congratulations to all!

STATE OF THE SCHOOL ADDRESS -
Superintendent Debbie Siebert will hold the third annual State of the School Address on January 30th at 7:00 pm in the Peoples Church Music Suite, Building 9. As a school community it is beneficial for everyone involved to have a clear understanding of how well we are meeting the mission of Fresno Christian Schools.

VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT EXCHANGE:
One way our class will be celebrating Valentine’s Day will be by having a “Gift of Prayer” gift exchange.  Each student will pick the name of a classmate.  They will be asked to pray for that person every day for a week.  At the Valentine’s Day party on February 14 the students will reveal who they have been praying for. They are welcome to give a small “gift from the heart” to that person if they would like to do so.  This gift should not be store-bought, but rather something from the heart such as the sharing of a Bible verse, a drawing, a poem, or a photograph.

PARENT CONFERENCES  AND NOON DISMISSAL:
Most of you sent back your parent conference forms.   We would appreciate  having the rest returned as soon as you are able to do so.  Remember, the entire week of parent conferences, February 6-10, students will be dismissed at 12:00 noon.  I look forward to meeting with each one of you.

CARPOOL DRIVERS NEEDED FOR FIELD TRIP:
On Friday, March 2 all the 5th and 6th graders in three classes will attend a musical theater production entitled Yo, Vikings presented by the Children’s Musical Theatre.  We have three drivers so far to take us to the Fresno Veterans’ Memorial leaving school at about 8:45 A.M. and drive us home at about 10:45 when the musical is over.  We need 2 or 3 more, depending on the capacity of the vehicle.  If you can help us, please e-mail me at mlazo@fresnochristian.com or write me a note.  We also have a limited number of tickets at $6 each for parents who would like to experience the musical with us.

NEW YEAR FUND RAISER: (PTF)
Tuesday, January 10 started our new FUNd raiser…World’s Finest Chocolate!
· Easy to sell and still only $1.00 each.
· Parents MUST sign out for the boxes of chocolate. (Once opened, the boxes CANNOT be returned)
· Sale will be from Tues., Jan 10–Tues., Jan. 31.

Distribution of the boxes will continue on the following days at PC Campus:

  • Mon,  Jan. 18 -30

SUPPLIES :
Thank you for the response of sending hand sanitizer and plates!

MATH:
5th grade will progress with Ch. 6 on Data, Statistics, and Probability while the 6th grade prepares for and takes a test on Ch.5 on Integers and Rational Numbers.  Both grades also have a packet of challenge sheets to stretch their minds during this unit, due at the end. 5th graders are required to do at least 5 of the challenge pages.  Because the 6th grade has a very short chapter, they will be required to do at least 3 of the challenge sheets.  

SCIENCE:
Our students were tremendously blessed to have a presentation on friday by our head room mother, Karen Walters, on agriculture.  She shared her expertise on the subject as related to dairy and poultry farming, tying it in with our study of nutrition.  We even had a guest appearance from Big Red, a hen who surprised us all by laying an egg in the middle of class!

Quiz on Wednesday: The quiz will cover the 5 food groups, the main nutrient provided by each, and what each does for our bodies.  The importance of drinking water and limiting the amount of extra sugars and fats will also be included.   Two DVD’s were viewed on this, a collage was made, and we took notes in our Camp Eatawella booklets on page 10.  We will review in science on Tuesday.

We are displaying the Choose My Plate collages on the 5 food groups in the hallway.  Some have been put up already and the rest of all three 5th and 6th grade classes will be added early this week.  Students may earn extra credit by playing nutrition games on http://www.nourishinteractive.com/kids/11-chef-solus-meal-games . Please sign their nutrition booklets after they play the game and include how many minutes they played.

READING AND LANGUAGE:
We will continue with our class novels, one for 5th grade and another for 6th grade.  Each are award-winning books that connect to the social studies curriculum for each grade level. We will resume doing some composition writing, as well.   All students should choose a book from the genre of realistic fiction to read during the month of February.  We will do an extensive book response called a foldable for this book.

SOCIAL STUDIES:
One of our important 5th grade standards is learning all of the states, their locations on a map, and their capitals. Soon they will begin quizzes on sections of the U.S. with the big test given in April. Please have your child play games, do puzzles, make flash cards, and use web sites to learn these beginning now. One free site I recommend is sheppardsoftware.com. Click on U.S. geography and choose the states and capitals tutorial. Thank you for your support on this standard that will be covered in Mrs.Hancox’s social studies class.

SPELLING:
5th Grade: 
Lesson 21 – Word Building
1. affect
2. affection
3. defect
4. defector
5. effect
6. effective
7. imperfection
8. perfection
9. perfectly
10. confusion
11. defuse
12. diffuse
13. fusion
14. refuse
15. refusing
16. transfusion
17 contradict
18. dictate
19. dictator
20. dictionaries
21. edict
22 .predict
23. prediction
24. deportation
25. exported
26 .imports
27. reporting
28 .transport
29. transportable
30. transporting

6th Grade Spelling Lesson 21 – Prefixes
1. exercise
2. exclamation
3. innocence
4. irresponsible
5. reduction
6. superintendent
7. embrace
8. substantial
9. extraordinary
10.interrupt
11. endeavor
12. repetition
13. supervisor
14. embarrass
15. superb
16. subcompact
17. improvement
18. exceptional
19. recommendation
20. religion
Challenge:
1. philosophical
2. conspicuous
3. gnarled
4. foliage


BIBLE VERSE: Matthew 5:4-6
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for
they will be filled.

DATES TO REMEMBER

  • FCS State of School Address: Monday, January 30 at 7 P.M.
  • Chapel: January 24, Feb. 7  8 A.M.
  • Parent Conferences, noon dismissal: February 6-10
  • Inservice half Days -12:00 dismissal: Jan. 25, Feb. 15, and Mar. 21
  • Holidays -Lincoln’s and Washington’s birthdays: February 13 and 20
  • Field Trip to see muscial at Fresno Veterans’ Memorial: Mar. 2
  • FCS Auction: March 17
  • Easter break: April 2-9

Mr. Matthew Weimer – January 23, 2012

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Dear Parents,

We read today in Leviticus 25.  This chapter  looks at GOD’s commands to Moses and to Israel.  In this portion of GOD’s Word we see a piece of what GOD planned to cause Israel to look different than the nations they were surrounded by.  GOD’s intent was that those people would see the difference and come to Him as well.  Israel at times fulfilled this mission and at times did not.  When they did not it grieved GOD’s heart.

It is interesting to note that the church’s mission is the same today.  We are to reflect GOD’s glory, to lift up the Name of Jesus, so that those who do not know Him will be drawn to the light, the goodness they see in His body, the Church.  The goal is the same, the salvation of GOD’s crowning creation, man.

Father, You’ve sent Your Holy Spirit to aid us in this task.  Use Him to lead us to You so that more of the men and women and children You created will acknowledge and will please You.  Make us into a blessing by causing us to look like You, not like the nations that surround us.

Forgive us for allowing petty differences to separate us when the blood of Your Son unites us.  Help us to remember that act of sacrifice and worship when we feel that our tasks are too large or too difficult.

Restore to us the “dynamite” You promised would accompany Your followers.  Make us powerful for the sake of service not for status.

In the Name of Jesus, Your Son, amen.

ORAL INTERPRETATION

We enjoyed listening to the selections your sons and daughters worked on this year.  We practiced listening and offering suggestions to the other members of the class. These kids would make good judges and coaches.  Our three representatives in today’s assembly were Brittany McCann, Andrea Soravilla, and Nicole Wagoner.  They all did a very nice job with three very different pieces.  The whole class was very patient during what proved to be a long assembly.  Well done!

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Parent conferences are the week of February 6-10 for grades 1-6 only.   We will have noon dismissal for that whole week.  Conference slips will come home today and need to be returned by Friday.  I look forward to meeting with each of you.

WORLD’S FINEST CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER

PTF will continue distributing boxes at the NORTHEAST CAMPUS on Tuesdays and Thursdays and PEOPLE’S CAMPUS Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays after school. The fundraiser ends on Tuesday, January 31st.

The prizes will again be Weeples…BUT we will only distribute Weeples on Fridays.  Students will only receive their weeples after their money has been turned in, NOT when they check out a new box. Parents have to sign for the boxes of chocolate, students cannot sign them out on their own.  If possible, please swap out all change for dollar bills to help out our PTF when counting the money. Thank you!

BOOK PROJECTS

This quarter our students will be required to choose a Mystery book from the library to complete their cereal box.  3rd graders will complete a Fancy Folder and 4th graders will complete a Cereal Box.  The guidelines and rubrics will be going home today and projects will be due on Friday, March 2.

MATH

We continue to work on division.  Please check on your students work to be sure that he or she has the pattern.

 WRITING

Students will begin writing creative short stories this week using the Excellence in Writing techniques. In February, students will become Young Authors and create their own stories.

 

THIS WEEK’S BIBLE VERSE AND SPELLING TEST

 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.”

Reference:  Philippians 2:3

Character Trait:  Humility

Lesson 19 – Contractions

Pattern Words

1.  I’d
2.  it’ll
3.  let’s
4.  won’t
5.  they’ll
6.  hasn’t
7.  we’re
8.  we’ve
9.  they’d
10.  they’ve
11.  doesn’t
12.  couldn’t
13.  wouldn’t
14.  shouldn’t
High-Frequency Words
15.  region
16.  recognize
Vocabulary Words
17.  autograph
18.  paragraph
19.  photograph
20.  telegraph
Bonus Words
1.  vigilantes
2.  delegate
3.  hydraulic
4.  population
5.  representatives

CALENDAR

January 23 – Gr. 3-6 Oral Interpretation Assembly 8:15-9:15
January 25 – Half Day/Staff In-Service 12:00 Dismissal
January 30- FCS State of the School Address 7-9 pm
February 6-10- Parent Teacher Conferences Early Dismissal
February 13- No School- Lincoln’s Birthday
February 15- Half Day/Staff In-Service 12:00 Dismissal
February 17- 2nd Grade Transition Day
February 20- No School- Washington’s Birthday

****SPIRIT WEAR –EVERY FRIDAY–SHOW YOUR FCS SPIRIT****

Mrs. Witters January 23, 2012

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

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Dear Kindergarten Parents,                           January 23, 2012

 

         Thanks to all who helped to make our Cowboy Cookout a Texas-sized success.  We had a rip-roaring time lassoing, barrel-racing, and making horses-in-the-blanket.

This week our verse is “In Quietness and trust is your strength”- Isaiah 30:15.  Our character trait is Wisdom-seeing situations the way God does and making decisions which would please Him.  We are trying to review and reinforce former character traits, so if you observe your child exhibiting one of them, please write me a note.  We will read it to the class.  The children are so excited to have their good qualities recognized by their parents and friends.

I am sending home your child’s part for the Red, White and Blue Review.  Please practice it at home !  It is a VERY fun filled day!!!

Please remember to return homework folders on Thursday.

This Friday is the 100th day of school!!  We will celebrate by making 100 Day Soup!  Please read the attached flyer to learn all the details!

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the annual State of the School Address on Monday, January 30th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Peoples Church Music Suite.  As a school community it is beneficial for everyone to receive pertinent information regarding how well we are meeting the mission of Fresno Christian Schools.  Along with reporting on the school program Mrs. Siebert will present information regarding the financial picture of our school.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

                                 

January 25         ½ Day  – Come at 8:15- 11:50

Teacher In-service

January 30        State of the School Address –  7:00 p.m. in the Peoples Church Music Suite

 

February 13         Lincoln’s Birthday-  NO School

 

February 14       RED,WHITE, and BLUE REVIEW and Valentine Party

February 15         ½ Day – Come at 8:15- 11:50

Teacher In-service

 

February 20       President’s Day ( NO school )

 

God Bless you all.

Mrs. Witters  and your wise Kindergartner