Happy spring! The later sunsets, the blooming flowers, April showers, songbirds in the morning, and the smells of spring are all the signs of the changing season.
However, April brings with it the realization that our school year is quickly ending. Our students are busily working on final projects in upper and lower Elementary, K-6th students will have summative assessments this month, and our Primary students are learning about the renewal of spring through lessons on the life cycle of plants, animals, and insects.
All students are showing amazing strides in reading as we conclude our month of literacy and move into a month of Poetry! In our school, we will celebrate reading, writing, and sharing poetry all month. Each day we will do a reading of poetry over the intercom. The students look forward to these every day. If you student has a favorite poem they would like to share, please send the front desk a copy.
We have many events this month so please look at the dates and reminders section to ensure that you do not miss out!
We had such fun celebrating and recognizing the importance of literacy this month. Our kick-off week and dress-up days were so much fun!
Our goal was to read 350 books school-wide in March. Drumroll please, we read 371 books!! Yahoo! We will start having students pick out their books next week!
Thank you to everyone for making this fun and enjoying books with your children.
What is National Poetry Month?
Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K–12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, families, and, of course, poets, marking poetry’s important place in our lives. (poets.org)
Earth day is on April 22, 2022. Our school will be participating in Parent Teacher Conference on the official day, so we will celebrate all week long! Earth day is for fostering an appreciation for the earth’s environment and awareness of issues that threaten it. Students will explore these topics based on age and grade. Each student will come home with an earth flower packet to plant at home! We will finish the month celebrating Arbor Day!
Our pizza fundraisers have been a huge success! We have raised some money to support MOSS students, bring Idaho Shakespeare to our school, and fund emergency scholarships! We could not do it without parent support so THANK YOU!
Do not forget to pre-order your yearbook at the front desk! $25 proceeds support PTO.
In person, Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on April 22 and 23rd, 2022. The school will not be in session. We will have evening conferences on the 21st for those families that are in PM care. We are so excited to welcome you back to the classroom. The teachers spend time preparing to share about your child’s progress and growth. Please plan on signing up to attend a conference, childcare will be provided for your conference time if you need it.
Summer camp brochures are available. Our priority registration has started and will conclude on April 15, 2022.
Please register early, as we are limited on space. We are excited to offer once-a-week off-campus field trips for our Elementary campers and once-a-week on-campus field trips for our Primary campers!
Dates to Remember:
April 1st– PJ day
April 6th– Idaho Shakespeare
April 15th -Last day for priority registration for summer
April 15th– Wacky Hair Day
April 21st-22nd – Parent-Teacher Conference (no school in session)
April 27th – Mugshot photos by Barb (pre-register at the front desk)