Can you believe it’s already MAY?! Where does the time go? I would just like to update you on some of the big events coming up. Please remember that all activities during our final week of school MUST BE EARNED, based on the Behavior Contract that went home twice this school year. Some key things to remember is that students must have 90% classwork and homework completion. They should not be receiving Stop and Thinks or other behavior notices. Click to review the Criteria Letter-2018.
Students went home with a packet including Dates to Remember, EOY Activity Fees, three permission slips, and an optional Chaperone request form. All slips and fees are due by May 18th.
Dates to Remember:
WEEK OF MAY 7 – 11: CAASPP TESTING
Friday, May 18: VAPA 6th Grade Showcase Celebration 6:00-7:00pm; MPR & Library Media Center
Thursday, May 24: 6th Grade Awards Ceremony – 8:30-9:30am (details to come)
Monday, May 28: NO SCHOOL; Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 29: AMC Theater field trip – 9:00-10:30am (movie is TBD) & Windingwalk Park – lunch and games 11:00am-2:00pm
Wednesday, May 30: Olympic Field Day – 8:30am-12:30pm; Kickball Game: Staff vs. Students – 1:30pm
Thursday, May 31: Legoland field trip -(approximately) 9:00-6:00pm (parent chaperones need to ride the bus to & from)
Friday, June 1: Camarena 6th Grade Promotion; Eastlake Community Church; runs from 2:00-3:00pm; students do NOT attend school; students MUST ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 1:30pm (dress code details to come)
Time flies when you’re having fun! Today during our Apex time, we got our next leadership lesson – Empathize. This isn’t an everyday word for students at their age. Simply put, The Apex Team described it as understanding the feelings of others and this lesson is crucial to our team being UNITED.
There are going to be times when students disagree with each other because we all come from different backgrounds. We have our own unique experiences and various points of view so its important to empathize and “walk in someone else’s shoes” to understand how they may be feeling!
As of today our class is at $2.70/lap.
Our goal is to get to $10/lap by tomorrow so we can earn our rewards!
Race Day is almost in sight and today we spent our Apex time on our next leadership lesson, which was to be Teachable. To be ready and willing to be taught is an approach I hope each student takes each day when they come into my classroom.
The Apex Team used the three “ize/eyes/ise” to help retain this lesson. Realize we can always be taught something new no matter how much we know. We learned to have open eyes, unplugged ears, and to sometimes close our mouths so we can see and hear what we can learn from others. Finally, we must be wise. It’s not enough to just know an abundance of information. We must also apply it to our everyday lives!
As of today our class is at $1.67/ lap.
Our goal is to get to $10/lap by tomorrow so we can earn extra recess and a homework pass as a team! (Each $30 simple donation equates to a $1/lap)
Here is tonight’s challenge-
The class with the most pledges by tomorrow gets to participate in a water balloon party!!
After today we are half way through our Apex leadership lessons! We learned about how to inspire others and how this lesson is crucial for a team to be united. The Apex Team used the example of a car battery needing a jumpstart sometimes to help get it going and how we can do the same for our teammates but offering them encouragement and having a positive attitude.
Time is one of the hardest talents to give, there is so little of it in today’s society. I hope you and your child take the time tonight to talk about some of the talents you see in them. Thank you for your support of your child, this classroom and our school. You truly are making a difference.
As of today our class is at $1/ lap. Our current goal is to get to $15/lap by Monday.
If you have lost your students Access Code you can reach out to the support email on www.apexfunrun.com
Here is tonight’s challenge- The class with the most pledges over the weekend gets to have a pizza party on Monday!!!
Adventure Alex with the Apex Team
Our annual Earth Day celebration will be on Friday, April 20th. We will have a Trash-to-Treasures art contest again this year. Please refer to the flyer for details.