May 23

What is the summer reading slide?

Some of you may have heard of the summer reading slide while that may be a completely new term for some of you. The summer reading slide is the idea that students that do not continue to practice reading or math facts tend to lose about two months worth of instruction. However, there are many ways we try to combat this issue. Students will be coming home with a summer folder that details more information on the summer slide as well as some activities that they can complete.

Below are a few links if you would like to learn more about the summer slide.

My favorite source of information about the summer reading slide and all things reading. Scholastic’s Summer Reading Report

Scholastic- Do Kids Really Experience a Summer Slide?

Avoid the Summer Brain Drain! Easy Ways to Build Your Child’s Reading Skills


May 16

End of the Year Celebration

*Updated donation list as of Monday, June 4th. Thank you to everyone who has already agreed to donate something. ūüôā

Dear Families,

The students have been hard at work planning our End of the Year Celebration for Friday, June 8th! The students separated into committees to make decisions on the activities and refreshments for our party.

One of the crafts that our craft committee chose is tie-dyed shirts! If you could please send in some sort of white clothing for your child to tie-dye, I would greatly appreciate it. (shirt, socks…etc.) Please have the clothing items in by Tuesday, June 5th, and make sure that they are clearly labeled with your child’s name or initials. I will do the necessary preparations for the clothing items so they will be ready for the tie-dye process. If you cannot make it to the store, I will pick up some extra shirts that students can use.

Our craft committee also chose to make Lava Lamps. This is a fun and easy experiment. However, we will need 22 empty water bottles for this project. If you have any empty 16 ounce water bottles, please send them in.

Our games committee chose Drip, Drip, Splash and Minute to Win It games. I will provide the necessary materials for both of the games.

Below are the donations we still need. Thank you so much to anyone that donates items or is able to volunteer.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Thank you so much for all of your support making our End of the Year Celebration a blast for all of the students!
Thank you!
Lacey Henn

Lunch: *These items are needed by 11:00 on Friday, June 8th.

-2 Large Pizzas           2- Large Pizzas (The Pizza can come at 11:20)

1- Crock pot full of mashed potatoes  2 -2 liter bottles of coke

End of Day Refreshments: *These items are needed by 11:00 on Friday, June 8th.

1- big container vanilla ice cream

Games and Crafts Materials: *These items are needed by Tuesday, June 5th.

1- Bag Assorted Rubber Bands

  • Pack Small Gloves 2 ‚Äď Giant (128 oz) Containers Vegetable Oil

48- Original Alka-Seltzer Tablets            2- Packs Food Coloring          РGlitter in various colors


Thank you so much for your donations! The students are so excited for their end of the year celebration!