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Castle Pines

Grade 4 News

September 3, 2021

Dear Fourth Grade Parents,

It’s been a great start to the year. Students have already learned so much. Please read the newsletter in its entirety as any events, updates, and important reminders will be included. Thank you for partnering with us.

 

Back to School Night

The fourth grade back to school night will be September 15th from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm. Parents will rotate classes following their child’s class schedule. All you need to know is your child’s homeroom teacher to get started. You will find your child’s schedule on their desk. Each teacher will present information about their subject. This will move quickly so please be on time. There will not be time to talk with teachers individually so please email us with questions that don’t get answered for you during our presentations.

 

Supplies

Please make sure your child has the supplies they need for school. This helps set them up for success. Check in with your child to be sure they are stocked up on everything.

Many students are coming to class without earbuds. Please ensure that your child has those at school.

Fourth Grade Webpage

Please check our webpage for newsletters, directions on how to get to online platforms (downloads), teacher favorites, and other fourth grade resources. Go to the AA website, Castle Pines campus, and 4th grade.

Volunteers Needed

If you are looking for some volunteer hours this year, you might be interested in the following opportunity. Castle Pines is asking for volunteers to help with carpool before and after school. The fourth grade has been asked to help with the month of October. If you would like to help with carpool, please click on the link that applies to your child’s homeroom teacher and sign up. You are welcome to sign up for any week. Thank you.

Ms. Summers: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F49AFAC2CA1FF2-carpool4

Ms. Andrunik: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F49AFAC2CA1FF2-carpool5

Ms. Spencer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F49AFAC2CA1FF2-carpool6

Ms. Roundy: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F49AFAC2CA1FF2-carpool7

 

 

Communication

Please feel free to email your child’s teacher with any questions or concerns you have throughout the year. We are happy to help. 

 

Kickboard

We will be using kickboard this year. Students will have opportunities to earn points throughout the day to spend at our school store. Kickboard documents positive use of AA character and manners as well as redirections and misbehaviors.

We would love donations of small toys or candy (nut free please) for our school store. The dollar store is a great place to collect these. Thank you in advance.

 

SDM Carpool App

To ensure carpool runs efficiently the first day of school, please make sure you have followed the instructions that were sent out to all parents last week regarding SDM (School Dismissal Manager).  For more detailed instructions, review the website at https://www.aak8.org/apps/pages/aa-sdm-about. If you did not receive the email from SDM with your parent login credentials or have questions, please email carpool@aak8.org.   

Ms. Summers

I’m so excited to be back in school! In the next couple of weeks we will start our first novel, Gulliver’s Travels. The reading will be done in class with reading response questions that become homework if not finished in class. I’m sure you have seen Hake homework coming home. Students are given time in class to get started on their grammar homework. The first Hake test will be September 8th. Check infinite campus for any assignments.

Ms. Spencer

Hello Parents! This year is off to an amazing start! Over the next couple of weeks, we are going to be digging deeper into literacy. We will begin the novel, Gulliver’s Travels as a class. Your student will be getting their set of spelling words at the start of next week, with their first spelling test scheduled for Friday, September 17th. The pretest will take place on Monday, the 13th. If your student earns 100% on the pretest, they will not need to take the actual test, so be sure to study those words! Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Ms. Andrunik

It has been a spectacular two weeks! The fourth graders have been working hard and allowing their curiosity to guide them as they make sense of map skills and the history behind maps and globes. We will be completing our unit by the end of next week and taking our end of unit assessment the following week. The students and I will be going over all of the information that will appear on the exam, and they will be given a variety of materials to begin reviewing at home. From there, we will dive into a unit exploring the Middle Ages! Please be sure to continue checking infinite campus weekly for assignment information and details.

Ms. Roundy

Students are learning about topographic maps and landforms. They will participate in labs throughout our unit. Please check infinite campus for assignments and assessments.

 

Sincerely,

Summer Summers (ssummers@aak8.org)

Olivia Andrunik (oandrunik@aak8.org)

Tia Roundy (troundy@aak8.org)

Erica Spencer (espencer@aak8.org)

Solise Anderson (sfanderson@aak8.org)

 

CP Specials Updates:

Please visit the respective links below to see what your child is experiencing in specials programming!

 

CP ART

 

CP MUSIC

CP TECH

CP PHYS ED