Newsletters

November 2017

 

What a crazy start to November!  November is a very busy month here at SES, so it is important to keep an eye on the upcoming events.  During November we will have parent teacher conferences, Thanksgiving break, and several spirit days!  All SES students worked very hard on their cartoon character scarecrows, so we hope that you enjoy them when you visit the building!

With just one month remaining in the first trimester, students have been working hard in all academic areas.  Math classes have been working on multiplying and dividing decimals and fractions, as well as several other high level skills!  Both reading classes are nearing the end of our second novel, Skellig for Mrs. Coutu’s class, and Al Capone Does My Shirts for Ms, Wildowsky’s class.  In writing, both classes are wrapping up scary stories that we will share with the class next week.  At the completion of scary stories, the writing classes will move on to writing expository pieces.  November also marks the time of the year when 5th and 6th graders switch subjects, 5th begins social studies while 6th begins science.  

As previously mentioned, there are many important dates to keep track of in November, so please add them to your calendar!

November 6th – Food drive begins

November 7th – No School for Students/Professional Development for teachers

November 8th and 9th – ½ day for students.  Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 10th – Veterans Day – No School

November 15th – Crazy Sock Spirit Day

November 21st – Food drive ends

November 22nd – ½ day and Pajama Spirit Day

November 23 – 24 – Thanksgiving Break

November 28th – Annual Pig Race

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October 2017

It is hard to believe that the first month of school is already behind us!  It has been great getting to know everyone and getting back into the swing of things.  5th and 6th graders have been very busy, together they created a middle school constitution coming up with rights and responsibilities that all middle schoolers will need to follow.  This was a great way to start the year, learning how to work collaboratively, and having the power to create rules for all to follow.

In academics, both reading classes have just finished Because of Mr. Terupt.  This was a great book that the students really liked.  As a cumulative project, students had to create a Voki from the point of view of a character from the book.  The Voki’s came out great, if you haven’t had the chance to watch you definitely should!  Both writing classes are coming to the conclusion of their personal narrative, and will begin writing scary stories just in time for Halloween!  Fifth graders are currently working on an engineering and technology unit in science, while sixth graders are completing a simulation in social studies.  Fifth and sixth graders will be switching science and social studies in the next couple of weeks as the trimester is nearly half over already!

There are many exciting things happening in October, including the annual scarecrow building and the exciting pig race fundraiser!  Other important dates are as follows:

October 9 – Columbus Day (No school)

October 10 – Professional Development (No school for students)

October 13 – Spirit Day – Baseball Day  –  Fundraiser begins

October 24 – Picture Retakes

October 27 – Fundraiser ends  –  Spirit Day (Wild West Day)  – Grandparents lunch

October 31 – Spirit Day – Crazy Sock Day

Have a great October!  Please contact us with any questions or concerns: mwildowsky@scotlandes.org   or    acoutu@scotlandes.org  

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September 2017

Welcome back!  We are very excited to start the new school year! It is wonderful to see both familiar faces, and several new students to grades 5 and 6.  With all of the forms coming home at this time, it is very important to read them over and return back to school as soon as possible! 

We will be beginning the year reading the same novel in both reading classes, Because of Mr. Terupt.  This is a great book that allows students to connect with characters and witness the evolution of characters throughout the book.  In writing, both classes are going to be starting a personal narrative.  We will be working on expanding thoughts, adding details, and catching the readers attention, in addition to grammar and editing!

6th graders will begin the year having social studies where they will be learning about explorers and will be partaking in an exciting discovery simulation!  5th grade has the chance to start the year with science, and be the first ones to experience our new science program!  Our new science program is extremely interactive and hands on, students are bound to love it!  In addition to the new science program, we are also going to be using Study Island, both in our classrooms and in the computer lab with Mrs. Morelli.  

September is a busy month, listed below are important dates to remember!

September 1:  First day paperwork is due

September 4:  Labor Day – No School

September 12:  Open House 6:00 – 7:30

September 15:  Spirit Day – Backwards day

September 28 – Picture Day

 

If you have any questions, please always feel free to contact us!

mwildowsky@scotlandes.org    or     acoutu@scotlandes.org