HFM District Wide Common Core Fair November 4, 2013 Common Core Information for Parents
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Edinburg Family and Friends,
Happy early holidays to all of you from all of us at Edinburg Common School.
On November 15, we had a wonderful veteran’s pancake breakfast with red, white, and blue pancakes, sausage, fruit, and beverage. 10 veterans came to visit with children, grandchildren, and relatives: Mr. Bradley Brownell, Mr. Claude Farrington, Mr. Terry Frasier, Ms. Rebecca Hoffman, Mr. Daryl Jensen, Mr. Jeffrey Jensen, Mr. John Killen, Mr. Brennan Riches, Mr. Keith Shults, and Mr. John Ward. Notes were presented to each veteran during the breakfast as a thank you for serving our country.
Holiday breaks are coming up and I feel it’s important that our students spend equal time with family, friends, playing outdoors, reading, using the computer, and /or watching TV. Here are some ideas to get your children to read more at home with a family member:
· Read aloud everyday and have your children read to you.
· Practice reading aloud to “all” family members.
· Read a book, and then watch the movie when finished.
· Let children choose what they want to read, even if it’s a comic book.
· Tie reading into winter vacation activities.
· Visit the library or book store.
Parent/teacher conferences were held on November 21, from 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. and on November 22, from 1-3 p.m. Every parent/guardian had the opportunity to meet with their child’s teacher to review report cards and discuss their child’s progress.
Edinburg Common School would like to wish everyone a wonderful and safe holiday season and
remind everyone of the Edinburg Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 7.
Students of the Month for October:
Character Education focused on “Fairness”
First Grade Fourth Grade
Sierra Lundquist Josiah Jensen
Second Grade Fifth Grade
Rylee Wilson Zackary Pike
Third Grade Sixth Grade
Lance Edwards Killian Evans
The Eagle’s Eye on Fourth Grade
Written by Mr. Chad Sitts
As the holiday break approaches, the 4th graders are not only getting excited but are also surprised at how fast the first quarter of school has gone by already. They have been so busy and involved in their school work that time seems to have eluded them.
In reading, we have been learning all about the Iroquois Indians and their way of life, both pre-and post- European arrival. The students have been reading various books by author Joseph Bruchac and actually got to meet him in November. They loved meeting an actual author of books that they were reading in class, and at the end, each student got to get a book personally signed by Joseph Bruchac. Math started off a little rough with the introduction of the new math modules, but the students have been learning to persevere through things and not give up. I, as a teacher, could not be prouder of them. The students started with some place value review but quickly jumped to rounding with vertical number lines and solving multi-step word problems with tape diagrams and other methods. In social studies, we have been working to learn all about our state and its various symbols. Did you know our state reptile is the snapping turtle? In writing, they have been working on learning to write clear concise paragraphs and then transitioning them into essays. With all we have been doing, no wonder time has gone by so fast.
The 4th graders would also like to send a big thank you out to everyone that came to the roast beef dinner to support the Edinburg PTO. The PTO sold 247 dinners, just a few shy of the record. A special thank you goes out to the Moll family who won the 50/50 raffle and donated fifty dollars back to the PTO. All the money raised helps the PTO fund or bring down the cost of fun activities for the students such as roller skating and tubing parties throughout the year. Don’t forget Santa’s Workshop will be coming up soon! This is one of the 4th graders favorite things, along with a lot of other students, too.
The 4th graders’ want to remind everyone that the holiday time is a time to think of other people just as much, if not more than yourself.
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Edinburg, N Y 12134
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Breakfast and Lunch Menu
Friday, December 6, 2013
Beef and Gravy over Noodles, Vegetable
December 6, Discovery Kids Pre-School, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
December 9, Board of Trustees Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
December 10, Professional Development Workshop, dismissal at 11:30 a.m.
December 13, Honor/High Honor Roll gathering at 8:20 a.m.
December 17 & 18 Santa's Workshop
December 18, Title I Movie Night from 6 to 8 p.m.
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