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Weekly News November 15, 2019


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IMPORTANT DATES

 

November 11 – 22

Read-A-Thon

November 18 – Monday 

6:00 p.m. PTO Meeting

November 28 – 29 – Thursday & Friday 

NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

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EDWARDS ANNUAL READ-A-THON

The annual Read-a-Thon promotes reading in a fun and exciting way while encouraging students to set reading goals. Students brought home reading logs and donation envelopes on November 11th to begin our annual Edwards Read-a-Thon. 

 

Each student has a personal goal for each week to help reach their classroom goal. Here are the suggested weekly goals for each student:

Kindergarten – 4 hours 

1st grade – 5 hours

2nd grade – 6 hours

3rd grade – 7 hours

4th grade – 8 hours

5th grade – 9 hours

 

There are 4 opportunities for your student to turn in their log, first thing in the morning to their teacher, in order to receive charms for their progress. 

 

  • Wednesday, November 13
  • Friday, November 15
  • Wednesday, November 20

 

  • Friday, November 22 (All reading logs must be turned in by this date in order to receive credit towards the classroom goal. The top classroom in each grade level will receive a prize.)

 

The top class in each grade will receive an ice cream sandwich party and the money will go towards the book fair for the classroom!

EXTENDED LEARNING PROGRAM (ELP) UPDATE

Hello, everyone.  My name is Mark Royer, and I am the ELP teacher at Edwards Elementary.  It’s so nice having you read the Edwards Elementary newsletter!

 

The ELP students have begun their year of exploration with a variety of activities.  A fun activity the fourth and fifth graders recently engaged in was exploring the mechanics of sound by making tooth phonographs.  To learn more about this intriguing activity and to try it at home, go to this link:  https://www.instructables.com/id/Tooth-Phonograph/

Also, another year of Quiz Bowl, a before-school activity available to all fourth and fifth grade students at Edwards, is off to a rousing start.  Eight teams had their first set of matches on Friday, October 18. The knowledge the young competitors demonstrated was awe-inspiring, and makes me think the students would definitely win a student-adult Quiz Bowl competition!  The students clearly enjoyed the activity because many of them began to ask right after October 18 when the next match would be, and they have continued to do so ever since!

Coming up in the near future, all fourth and fifth grade students will be taking an online test to determine who will qualify to compete in the Edwards Geographic Bee in January.  The winner of that contest will then take an online test to see if they qualify for the State Geographic Bee in April 2020.

STUDENT PROGRESS REPORTS

To access Student Progress Reports, log into your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account: https://sis.ames.k12.ia.us/campus/portal/ames.jsp.

If you need username/password assistance, please contact Barb Peterson (barb.peterson@ames.k12.ia.us) at 515-268-6605 or Cathy Fitzgerald (cathy.fitzgerald@ames.k12.ia.us) at 515-268-6635.

 

 

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