Due to the school closure today, our class was unable to perform their play for the school, or for you tonight. We have a contingent plan in place.
If we have school on Friday (tomorrow!), kids will perform for the school at 10:00 a.m. No evening performance on Friday.
If we don’t have school or it’s a two-hour late opening on Friday, this in-school performance will be moved to Monday.
Monday, Nov 17 at 6:30 p.m. is the evening performance. We hope you can make it to that performance. Kids should be at school at 6:00 p.m. to meet Michael in the cafeteria on Monday.
Students will need to bring their costume on Friday. If it’s a costume that is not “weather friendly,” please send along a change.
School performance on Friday.
Evening performance on Monday.
I appreciate your flexibility with this schedule change.
I have so many students who have told me they’re on an OBOB team. I have also received notification from many parents regarding existing teams. (Thank you!) I have created a form that will allow me to hold all this information in one spot and ensure that I have everyone accounted for! Please take just a minute to fill out and submit! Thanks!
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The Lewis Singing Club is looking for 4th and 5th grade students who love to sing. A great voice is not required, only the desire to sing. We start up on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 7:45 a.m. in Room 24. Hopefully that’s not too early for singing! My plan is to do some vocal warm ups, then sing our hearts out until 8:30. We’ll be doing some songs with guitar and some a capella (without accompaniment). If you want to sign your child up, please go to goo.gl/tou32x and fill out the form as soon as possible. Thanks, Mr. Colvin
Because of the short week, I did not assign new spelling words. However, if your child missed words last week, they will be tested on those words Friday! We will be back on track with new words next week!
Because of the short week, there will not be new spelling words this week. We will have a test on Thursday for anyone that missed words last week. A new list will be coming home next week!
I think one of the most challenging parts of being a teacher is having to say goodbye to students each June. We come together in September tentative, nervous and filled with hope and anticipation. We begin to learn who we are as individuals and as a community. We cautiously begin to trust each other and take risks. As time goes by, little by little, we gain comfort and let down our guard; we accommodate each other and care for each other. By spring, we are a smooth moving machine. We know the expectations, push ourselves to be the best we can be and revel in who we have become. Life is pretty comfortable. Then in late May we realize it is drawing to an end. There is excitement for the summer break, but also a sadness in knowing that our time together is culminating. I always tell my students that if they feel sadness, then they know it was good. I am feeling a great deal of sadness, so I know that it has been very good. I thank each of you for your support, encouragement and for the amazing children you are raising. They are each unique, bright and creative human beings. I feel so fortunate that I was able to spend a year with them. (Some, two, or even three!) In the next two days, we still have work to wrap up. I know you have noticed that I have been sending things home each day. This will continue through Friday. I would love it if you could send a grocery bag in for kids to bring the final items home on Friday. I wish you all a relaxing, fun-filled summer. Every student received a copy of the Multnomah Library Book Challenge. I encourage you to support your child’s continued learning by providing opportunities to read, write and explore math and science during the summer. (Along with swimming, playdates, family vacations, etc.) I will be posting end of-the-year pictures on my blog, so keep taking a peek in the coming days/weeks after school lets out. I will eagerly await the hugs and greetings when I see everyone in September!
With great fondness,