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What a GREAT first week!

Sent August 13th 2017

Greetings Families & Friends,  I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend! We are off to a wonderful start in room 403! Last week we were busy, busy, busy reviewing classroom procedures and expectations, building relationships, and learning how to have a GROWTH MINDSET! (See attached pictures!)  _News for the week of August 14th:_ Thank you for _checking and signing_ your child's planner for homework, announcements, and behavior updates. Your student should bring his/her planne...

Last week of school events

Sent May 19th 2017

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...

May Events @ MEC

Sent May 5th 2017

Parents and Friends, It's that time of year again!  The International Festival is coming!  For years, it has been a Mary Castle tradition.  We are very excited about the events we have prepared for families this year!  The festival will be: Friday, May 12, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm  If you are planning to attend, please consider pre-ordering your tickets at a discounted price!  Please look at the flyer coming home with students today. Monday, May 8th midterm reports will be coming...

Mark your Calendar!

Sent April 18th 2017

Good Afternoon Families,  It is hard to believe there is only 6 weeks left of school! There are many exciting events coming up at Mary Castle. Please see the attached flyer for information regarding the Mary Castle Canned Food Drive. It will take place through May 1st.   https://dada-mec.ltschools.org/dada_mail_support_files/file_uploads/files/Food%20Drive.pdf _Upcoming Events_ [*]There will be NO SCHOOL this Friday, April 21st. This was a built in snow make-up day.  [*]ISTEP Multiple Choice: ...

Week of February 20th

Sent February 20th 2017

Good Afternoon!  I hope you enjoyed the beautiful sunshine and the 3 day weekend! Progress reports will be distributed tomorrow, February 21st. Please discuss your student's progress with them, and set goals for the remainder of the 3rd quarter. It is hard to believe the end of February is quickly approaching. With that said, _ISTEP applied skills will begin next Monday, February 27th_. I am so proud of the progress each of your students have made in 4th grade. I would like to have an extra special treat each...


Sent December 20th 2016

Good Afternoon!  Tomorrow, December 21st, our class will celebrate earning 10 compliments for positive behavior. Your student is allowed to wear pajamas to school (school appropriate) and bring a cozy pillow, blanket, or stuffed animal to enjoy during independent reading. (NO SLIPPERS PLEASE). We will also enjoy some sweet treats from the cafeteria. Feel free to send in any holiday inspired pencils, erasers, bookmarks, etc. to share with the class. (Please no snacks, we have a wide variety of allergies.) There ar...

Week of December 12th

Sent December 13th 2016

Good Morning Families,  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  As the second quarter comes to a close, I want to ensure that all families have access to skyward.  You can view your child’s current grades at any time with the following instructions: _Skyward Login_ [*]Go to: www.ltschools.org [*]Click on: Parent [*]Click on: Click here to apply for a parent username and password to check grades online. [*]Complete form and hit submit.  Below is the link: https://ltschools.wufo...

Happy Thanksgiving Break!

Sent November 18th 2016

Good Afternoon, I wanted to wish everyone a much needed relaxing and restful Thanksgiving break! School will resume on Monday, November 28th. Please check your child's backpack this evening for their progress report. These are your student's current grades. Please review and discuss with your child. I will be happy to accept missing assignments after Thanksgiving break. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.  I am strongly encouraging all students to contin...

Field Trip FRIDAY!

Sent October 26th 2016

Good Afternoon!  We are so excited about our field trip to the Benjamin Harrison Home and State House on Friday! Here are a few friendly reminders about our upcoming trip:  [*]Students should wear their new, blue Mary Castle T-Shirt on the day of the trip.  [*]If you are packing your child’s lunch, please only enclose _WATER_; We are NOT ALLOWED to bring anything but WATER into the Indiana State Library. If your child is in need of a school lunch for Friday and they have not returned their...

Report Cards and Health Ed Pro Session 2

Sent October 19th 2016

Good Afternoon, I appreciate all of the families who were able to meet with me to discuss their child’s accomplishments and goals so far in 4th grade! If you have not met with me, please contact me to set up a time to discuss your students’ progress. I hope everyone had a wonderful Fall Break. We have moved! Our new temporary “home” is located on the North side of the building between pods 5 and 6. I thank each and every one of your students’ for being helpful and flexible during this pro...

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