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1-Mrs. Ceglio's Class

Ms. Ceglio's Class News and Information

Last Message: Year End Info

Hello Families, Only 4 days left.  I have so enjoyed this year ~ I've laughed, grown, learned, and most importantly I've loved.  There are so many precious children in class, with tremendous opportunities ahead of them.  I feel honored to have been a part of their school journey.  Thank you for sharing them with me, and trusting me with teaching them. *Monday ~ "Hat and Sunglasses" day for Spirit Week *Tuesday ~ Dress like a "Career" that interests you.  Tuesday i...

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1-Mrs. Frieze’s Class

Mrs. Frieze's Class News and Information

Last Message: reminders for this week

Please remind your child to dress appropriately on Wednesday for Field Day.  I would encourage everyone to wear tennis shoes, shorts, and sunscreen.  We will be outside for about 2 hours in all that day and I don't want them to get burnt.  Also if you can help out and have turned in your form, Mr. Beattie sent home reminders today.  But don't worry. . . if you can help and have not yet returned the form he can still use you!  It takes a lot of people to put on Field Day.  Remember,...

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1-Mrs. Goodwin's Class

Mrs. Goodwin's Class News and Information

Last Message: 1-Mrs. Goodwin's Class Message

Hello from your child's classroom.....one last time :( I want to thank each and everyone of you for an outstanding year. Your support, kindness, and love for  your children has made my job so much easier, and such a pleasure. I have seen a tremendous amount of growth in your children, both physically and academically. It is an incredible thing to witness , and one of the best things about my job.  It will be a very sad day tomorrow as we say goodbye for the last time. I prefer to thin...

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1-Mrs. Perdue's Class

Mrs. Perdue's Class News and Information

Last Message: 1-Mrs. Perdue's Class Message

Perdue Press  This time of the year is always bittersweet but reflecting on this group brings a great sense of pride as they have made amazing growth and worked very hard.  It has been a fun year and they have been flexible with all of the moving, construction and weekly changes in our building.  I will look forward to keeping in touch to see what great things they accomplish in 2nd grade.  Thanks so much for ALL of your support as I have truly enjoyed this class.   Congratulations to Cayne! ...

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1-Ms. Landers

Ms. Landers' Class News and Information

Last Message: Field Trip

Good evening, The kids are getting excited about our field trip coming up on Monday! I'm excited to spend the day exploring the State Park. We have to turn in our _final lunch counts and student counts_ into the office by _tomorrow_. If you have not returned your permission slip, please make sure to do that tomorrow. I also wanted to remind you that there is a cost of $5 for the trip. If you are planning on chaperoning, then it would cost an_ additional $5_ for you as well. The weather looks like it will be beauti...

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2-Mrs. Borgert's Class

Mrs. Borgert's Class News and Information

Last Message: 2-Mrs. Borgert's Class Message

Thank you so much for sharing your children with me this year!  I loved this class so much.  They were a joy!.  I hope all of you enjoy your summer with your precious children.   Sincerely, Kelly Borgert ...

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2-Mrs. Ellis' Class

Mrs. Ellis' Class News and Information

Last Message: 2-Mrs. Ellis' Class Message

Good afternoon! Can you believe we have just 8 days of school left before our kiddos are fourth graders!?! What a wonderful year we've had! Just a few quick reminders: 1. Field Day is Wednesday. Mr. Beattie is still needing volunteers. Thank you to Chris, Trevor, Allie, Ava and Amaya's families for volunteering. Don't forget to come to breakfast that morning! :) If you are able to volunteer, please let me know and I'll pass that along to Mr. Beattie. 2. Awards Ceremony will be next Wednesday morning a...

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2-Mrs. Russo's Class

Mrs. Russo's Class News and Information

Last Message: Have a wonderful Summer!

Have a wonderful summer and thank you for your support from home!  Our school needs to know if you are returning to Mary Castle in the fall. Please respond on your child’s Skyward page or call 317-964-4600 today or tomorrow. ...

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2-Mrs. Young's Class

Mrs. Young's Class News and Information

Last Message: 2-Mrs. Young's Class Message

Field Day tomorrow: *STUDENTS MUST WEAR TENNIS SHOES.  If a student does not wear tennis shoes, then they will NOT be able to participate. (This is a safety concern) *Bring an extra set of clothes in a plastic bag Wear sunscreen and appropriate clothing for the weather outside. ...

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2-Ms. Polley's Class

Ms. Polley's Class News and Information

Last Message: Last Week Reminders

Hello lovely families.  As we near the end of our school year, here are some reminders of all that's going on this week! Tomorrow, May 23rd [*]Career Day - Students can dress up as what they want to be when they grow up! [*]Talent Show - We will be participating and enjoying the talent show at 9am. Wednesday, May 24th [*]Awards Day - Every student will be receiving an award during the ceremony from 9:45-10:15. Thursday, May 25th [*]Last Day of School!! [*]Report Cards come home [*]Classroom celebrati...

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2-Ms. Smelser's Class

Miss Smelser's Class News and Information

Last Message: 2-Ms. Smelser's Class Message

Dear Parents, Thank you so much for your attendance at Parent Teacher conferences.  Your enthusiasm for your children is contagious, and I appreciate all of your support.  Tomorrow I will be working on report cards, and they will be distributed on October 19th.  Some of you have expressed interest in accessing your child's grades online.  Please visit this website to learn how you can obtain a parent username and password. https://ltschools.wufoo.com/forms/skyward-parent-access/ I hope you all...

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3- Mrs. Jones' Third Grade News

3- Mrs. Jones' Third Grade

Last Message: Have a WONDERFUL summer!

Hello Parents,     I wanted to send a quick note to say "THANK YOU" for sharing your children with me this school year. It has been so fun to watch them grow as children and scholars.     Even though I will be teaching 3rd grade next year, I am still here if you need any assistance! I will never forget how special this class is! Please continue to keep in touch! Below is a picture from yesterday! Have a fun, relaxing, and energizing summer break, Mrs. Ashley Jones ...

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3-Mr. Betts Class

Mr. Betts Class News and Information

Last Message: 3-Mr. Betts Class Message

Hello Families, Tomorrow is Field Day!  The weather forecast looks excellent!  Be sure your child dresses appropriately for an afternoon of field day events.   We are continuing to complete end of year testing.  Don't expect to see extra homework.  Students are still encouraged to read for 20 - 30 minutes as an evening activity.  The following is an important reminder about student registration: This is a notice to all families in the MSD of Lawrence Township that every family must...

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3-Mrs. Clarke’s Class

Mrs. Clark's Class News and Information

Last Message: What a Year!

Hello Parents, What a wonderful year! I have enjoyed spending every day with your children. I will so miss them next year! Here is a video that the students made as end of the year shout outs. Shout out Video Here is an end of the year video slideshow of all the fun times from this year.! End of year video Thanks for all your support this year! Mrs. Clarke  ...

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3-Mrs. Davis’s Class

Mrs. Davis's Class News and Information

Last Message: RSVP for next year!

*This is a notice to all families in the MSD of Lawrence Township that every family must complete the Returning Student Verification Process (RSVP) by *June 1st. * This process will facilitate the transition to a paperless online registration through Skyward Family Access and is mandatory for all families. In order to complete this process, you must be able to log in to Skyward Family Access. If you do not have your Skyward Family Access account information, please visit your child’s school with a valid ID t...

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4-Miss Cowger's Class

Miss Cowger's Class News and Information

Last Message: A message from Miss Cowger

Hello Parents!  It's the last week of school and there is a lot going on!  The Talent Show is tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 p.m.  On Wednesday, May 24th, 10:30 - 11:00, award certificates will be given to 4th grade students who have been on the Honor Roll (All A's and B's or B's) and High Honor Roll (All A's) all year and for this last grading period.  Global Citizens will also be recognized.  After the awards ceremony, parents are welcome to come back to the classroom to see o...

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4-Mrs. Cannon's Class

Ms. Cannon's Class News and Information

Last Message: Last Week NewsDear Parents and Friends, Whew! ISTEP IS DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Give your child a HUGE hug! They have done an OUTSTANDING job on all sections. I couldn't be more proud!!! Here are a few notes for next week. Upcoming events this week in and around The Castle: Field Day Mr. Beattie is looking for volunteers to help with the Mary Castle Field Day on Wednesday, May 17th The 6th, 5th, and 4th, grades will have their Field Day from 9:00-10:30. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade will have their Field Day from 12:00-1:30. If you would be interested in helping all of the day or just part of the day please fill out the parent volunteer form and have your child give the form back to their homeroom teacher or have them place it in my teacher mailbox by May 12th. Thank you for your help and the more volunteers we can get the better our Field Day will be. Thursday, May 4th: Flower Sale Pick Up, The Mary Castle PFO needs your help with volunteering next Thursday May 4th for our annual flower sale pick up date. Click here to donate any amount of time you have to help our school. Thanks for your support. Tuesday, May 9th: PFO Meeting @ MEC; 7pm Thursday, May 11: Talent Show Try Outs (Flyers for students interested went home in Take-Home folders on 4/28/17) Friday, May 12: International Festival 6-8:30/Teachers winning Canned Food Drive get a PIE in the FACE! Come and see! Tuesday, May, 16: Culver's Night Wedensday, May 17: Field Day (Look out for volunteer forms soon!) Tuesday, May 23: Talent Show (Times TBA) Wednesday, May 24: Awards Day & Classroom Celebration: Meet the Press Party (Tentative) (Times TBA) Thursday, May 25: Last Day of School, 6th Grade Awards/Clap Out, 6th Grade Picnic Homework Next Week ***Goal is for all students to be done with Lexia. Individual emails will be sent to families of students who are not done with the program. Please encourage your child to work at home as needed. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday No Homework this week: ISTEP Testing Today Homework Schedule Resumes -Topic 14 Practice Homework Schedule Resumes -Topic 14 Practice Homework Schedule Resumes -Topic 14 Practice Homework Schedule Resumes -Topic 14 Practice Meet the Press! The tentative date for our Meet the Press Party will be on Awards Day for 4th Grade: Wednesday, May 24. Times are TBA as scheduling for end of the year activities are still being prepared. We will be celebrating your child and the many projects they have finished Quarter 4. The celebration will be held in our classroom. Students will showcase the following projects: Geometry Cities Nonfiction Magazines (Meet the Press!) Tiny Houses Completed Genius Hour Projects Class Economy Projects County Fair Projects In math, we are continuing Topic 14: Graph Points on the Coordinate Plane. We are also launching a 2-week long project: Geometry Cities! Please click the links below for more information. Throughout our geometry unit, your child has learned the following skills: How to identify a geometrical figure using geometry vocabulary Naming geometrical elements and describing their features How to draw various figures given a set of characteristics How to find the area and perimeter of geometrical object The use of geometry in the real world such as in map reading, architecture, and more! Students will work in teams to sketch a blueprint, or rough draft, of their city, edit and revise the draft as a unit, and outline their vision on a large sheet of butcher paper. Students have been given a set of requirements for completing this assignment. Students will be graded on their work using a rubric. There will be points given based on neatness, teamwork, work ethic, and accuracy. This culminating activity will act as a significant portion of your child’s math grade for Term 4. Please read over the instructions included in this packet with your child and take a moment to look over the student samples here. In writing, students are publishing their nonfiction magazines using a program called, Canva. Learn all about it on www.canva.com! Magazines are created based on topics students are interested in and articles are written in the 5 different nonfiction text structures: compare & contrast, cause & effect, problem & solution, sequence & order, and description. Articles should be related to the magazine topic. See the rubric below for more information. Click the magazine cover pages below to get a SNEAK PEEK at our Magazines! For these last weeks of school, students will be participating in a classroom economy! This week, students will officially begin Phase 2 of this unit--using goods and services to create an income and contribute to our classroom economy. Students are choosing a skill or hobby they are passionate about, and working toward creating a store or service based on that idea. Examples that kids have come up with include: -Different flavors of popcorn -Friendship bracelets -Braiding hair -Painting nails -Creating Samurai objects from rocks -Creating store fronts for classmates Some students are choosing jobs and services that will require extra materials. They may ask you to take them to the store to purchase these items. Your family is in no way obligated to do this, however, donations are welcome. I have access to many materials and items that students can use. I have encouraged them to check with me first before coming home with requests. Please let me know how I can assist with this. In Social Studies during the week of ISTEP, students in all 4th grade classes will be researching a county in Indiana. Students have written letters to the Chamber of Commerce in their county seed and are eagerly awaiting responses! A final, “County Fair” will be held in classrooms in May during the last weeks of school! Stay tuned for more! Please let me know what questions you have about any of our upcoming learning goals or activities! Students are excited to end our year strong and I am thrilled to lead the way! Thank you all for your support and hard work with students outside the classroom. Have a great week, Andrea Cannon

Dear Parents and Friends, It's the LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL!  I can't believe it!  As I take time to reflect on our journey together, I get a very bitter-sweet feeling!  Bitter because I will deeply miss seeing your childrens'' smiling faces each morning and sweet because I know that they are on to greatness in 5th Grade High Ability!  It has truly been a year of inspiration and personal as well as professional growth.  Thank you families for all of your support, kindness, and gener...

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4-Mrs. Eads' Class

Mrs. Ead's Class News and Information

Last Message: Please complete the Returning Student Verification Process if you have not already!

Please see the following message from Mrs. Johnson: This is a notice to all families in the MSD of Lawrence Township that every family must complete the Returning Student Verification Process (RSVP) by June 1st.  This process will facilitate the transition to a paperless online registration through Skyward Family Access and is mandatory for all families. In order to complete this process, you must be able to log in to Skyward Family Access. If you do not have your Skyward Family Access account information, please...

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4-Mrs. Lancaster's Class

Mrs. Lancaster's Class News and Information

Last Message: You're Invited!

Good afternoon! Click _h__ere_ to view your invite to tomorrow's fun events! See you tomorrow (hopefully)!! Sharon Lancaster 4th Grade Teacher Mary Castle Elementary 317.964.4644 123 ...

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4-Mrs. McDonough's Class

Mrs. McDonough's Class News and Information

Last Message: Last week of school events

Good Afternoon Families!  It's hard to believe that next week is my last week with your amazing kiddos. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with each and every one of your students. It seems like just yesterday I was shaking their little hands at "Together on a Tuesday". They have worked so hard and have shown so much growth. I am looking forward to seeing many of you again at our end of the year celebration! The 4th grade award ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 24th from 10:30-11:00. Af...

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5-Mr. Creger

Mr. Creger's Class News and Information

Last Message: 5-Mr. Creger Message

Good afternoon.  I just wanted to thank all families for your help this year.  We had a fantastic year and I can't wait to see all of the student growth next year. I  want to remind everyone to please RSVP by phone (317-964-4600) or Skyward about your child's registration for next year.  Please RSVP as soon as you can. Thanks and have a great summer! ...

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5-Mrs. May's Class

Mrs. May's Class News and Information

Last Message: 5-Mrs. May's Class Message

This is a notice to all families in the MSD of Lawrence Township that every family must complete the *Returning Student Verification Process (RSVP) by *June 1st.  This process will facilitate the transition to a paperless online registration through Skyward Family Access and is mandatory for all families. In order to complete this process, you must be able to log in to Skyward Family Access. If you do not have your Skyward Family Access account information, please visit your child’s school wit...

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5-Mrs. Maynard's Class

Mrs. Maynard's Class News and Information

Last Message: VERY IMPORTANT Summer Information

Good afternoon families! I hope this finds you rested, relaxed, and enjoying this beautiful weather. Happy summer everyone! First, I want to say thank you to everyone for allowing me to be a part of your child's life this past year. I cannot believe that it is over already I miss them so much and it's only the first true day of summer! :-) Second, I have some very important information to share with everyone so please be sure to read all the way to the bottom of this e-mail. Thank you! RSVP for 2017-2018 scho...

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5-Ms. Dorsel's Class

Ms. Dorsel's Class News and Information

Last Message: 5-Ms. Dorsel's Class Message

Good Evening Families,  Tomorrow is an exciting day as we have both the academic awards at 11:30 for families and our Oscars Awards for just our class.  If anyone is available to help me (shhh... it's a surprise) decorate the classroom for our Oscars at 10:30, that would be great! Just let me know.  In the past, students have dressed up for the Oscars and brought a change of clothes for the rest of the day.   _Your child does have a little homework tonight_.  The award they will receive ...

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5-Ms. Jones' Class

Ms. Jones Class News and Information

Last Message: 5-Ms. Jones' Class Message

Good evening families, Our 5th Grade Awards Ceremony will be held tomorrow in the gymnasium at 11:30.  We will also have a lemonade stand set up for parent's to purchase lemonade.  All money collected will go to Heifer International, an organization that helps people all over the world  end hunger and poverty by showing them how to use livestock and animals, including bees. Please remind your scholar to wear yellow tomorrow to support the cause. Hope to see you all tomorrow! Miss Jones ...

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6-Mr. Avant's Class

Mr. Avant's Class News and Information

6-Mr. Todd's Class

Mr. Todd's Class News and Information

Last Message: Last Day Reminder

*Good Afternoon,* We are looking forward to a fun last day of school!  Fingers crossed that the rain will hold off.  Regardless of the weather we will be having our picnic at 12:00. The 6th grade t-shirts will be passed out in the morning.  *Students are welcome to bring a Sharpie or permanent marker* to sign each other's shirts throught the day. *Just a reminder of our schedule:/* 10:00 - 6th grade awards 12:00 - picnic 1:00 - Kickball finals 2:20 - clap out *I look forward to seeing ma...

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6-Mrs. Buhler's Class

Mrs. Buhler's Class News and Information

Last Message: 6-Mrs. Buhler's Class Message

Here is the last list serve of the year!  Hope to Thursday, Mrs. Buhler https://dada-mec.ltschools.org/dada_mail_support_files/file_uploads/files/Buhler%20Update%205-23-17.pdf ...

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6-Mrs. McLaren's Class

Mrs. McLaren's Class News and Information

Last Message: Last Day Reminders

Good Afternoon, We are looking forward to a fun last day of school!  Fingers crossed that the rain will hold off.  Regardless of the weather we will be having our picnic at 12:00. The 6th grade t-shirts will be passed out in the morning.  Students are welcome to bring a Sharpie or permanent marker to sign each other's shirts throught the day. Just a reminder of our schedule: 10:00 - 6th grade awards 12:00 - picnic 1:00 - Kickball finals 2:20 - clap out I look forward to seeing many of you tom...

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