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  • January 19, 2017 4th – 6th grade:  Our 2nd Winter Activity Day is Monday, January 23, 2017.  Money is due tomorrow, January 19, 2017.  Sack lunches:  children may bring their own, or can order in advance from the cafeteria through their teacher.  Please remind children to dress for outside activity.  Students attending Siskin should also be prepared for inside activity at the new recreation center. 
    Posted Jan 19, 2017, 7:25 AM by Marguerite Cross
  • January 12, 2017 Happy Thursday, Hopefully, you remember that we have NO SCHOOL tomorrow, Friday, January 13, 2017, nor Monday, January 16, 2017. Tomorrow, teachers will be engaged in professional learning!  In the morning, teachers will be working with the NCSU reading coach regarding 3 reading opportunities every day, the release of responsibility model, structure of mini-lessons, and the different types of conferences to have with students, small group instruction and flexible ways to group students, assessment and using assessment to inform instruction. In the afternoon, all teachers will focus on learning more about and planning for Student Led Conferences. In addition, specialists will be engaging in a book study about how to help children develop growth mindsets in the classroom ...
    Posted Jan 12, 2017, 7:34 AM by Marguerite Cross
  • January 4, 2017 I hope the holidays were special for you and your family.  Happy New Year!   We were pleased to welcome your children back to school for the new year, and have challenged each classroom to earn 5 Mega Paws in the month of January.  ROAR!   Here’s what we have going on next week at school:   1.  Grades 4-6 have their first Winter Activity Day on Monday, January 9 , 2017.  A bag lunch consisting of ham sandwich will be available from the kitchen.  Please make sure your child lets his/her teacher know if a bag lunch from school is needed.  Otherwise, children should bring a lunch from home.  Remember that children will be spending the entire day outside, so ...
    Posted Jan 5, 2017, 5:59 AM by Marguerite Cross
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