Classroom News

I hope everybody enjoyed the long weekend.  I know I ate too much and shopped too much, but I did enjoy the time spent with my family.  I love this time of year where we can get together with family and just be thankful for all we have.

5th Grade Yearbook Cover Contest
Calling all artists!  Here's your chance to get your art published on the cover of Foothills 2018-2019 yearbook.
Rules:
Must be completely drawn by you--no computer generated images
8 1/2" x 11" paper with 1/2 " border on all sides
No Spelling errors
Must have "Foothills Elementary 2018/2019" in the drawing.
Write your name and your teacher's name on the back
Deadline in Wednesday, Nov. 28



Book Fair
Foothills Book Fair will be December 3-7.  I will not be sending home any Scholastic Book Orders this month in support of the Book Fair.  Happy Shopping.  :) 

i-Ready Reading
Foothills is piloting an after school reading program called i-Ready.  We are also using this in the classroom.  It helps teachers pinpoint gaps in reading and teach specific lessons.  So far, it has been going great.  If you would like more information on the i-Ready program, please let me know. 

Weekly Progress Reports
I hope you are still looking for these in Friday Folders.  I am a little concerned with the amount of missing work for some of my students.  If your child is missing assignments, please let me know how I can help/support them getting things done.  Having a plan to turn in missing work will help them be lore successful next year in Middle School.  

PTA Reflections

Reflections is a National PTA & Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. It is open to all students, grades K-12. The art must be focused on a theme: “Heroes Around Me”. This is a chance for your student to show their creative side. Categories include: Literature: poetry, short stories, fiction, nonfiction drama & lyrics Photography: color/black & white, including techniques (photo-gram, retouched, montage, multiple exposure) Visual Arts: painting, collage, drawing, computer generated art, printmaking, needlework & leather tooling Music Composition: original music with or without words Film/Video: original works with or without sound, of animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or music video/film Choreography/Dance: original choreographed dance composition
Entries are judged on creative ability and interpretation of the theme. A PTA member will be coming to classrooms soon with more information.
 Entries are due December 7th, 2018. Questions? Please email Kristi Shafer at foothillselempta@gmail.com


Dates to Remember
Popcorn Friday
November 30--Movie Night 6pm


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