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ISTEP begins 4/18/18

Sent April 16th 2018

Good Afternoon! We are just two school days away from ISTEP Part 2. 4th graders will begin testing on Wednesday, April 18th. Testing will continue through Wednesday, April 25th. Below you will see the approximate times of testing each day. Testing Reminders It is imperative that your child gets an adequate amount of sleep each night (8-10 hours) Your child should also eat a healthy and filling breakfast. We will be testing during the late morning, so I encourage each student to bring a healthy snack. If you are abl...

Field Trip March 16th!

Sent February 26th 2018

Good Afternoon!  We are very excited to announce we will be visiting the Indiana State Museum on Friday, March 16th. I am in need of 3 more parent chaperones to assist with the field trip that day. We will be departing Mary Castle around 9:30 and returning by 2:00 p.m. Admission for students, teachers, and parents is free. If you are interested, please give me a call, shoot me an email, or send a note in with your student! Thanks in advance! Your students did a great job on the math portion of ISTEP this morning...

Week of February 19th

Sent February 19th 2018

Good Afternoon! I hope everyone is enjoying the 3 day weekend! Tomorrow we will have our final Health Ed Pro lesson for the year. Tomorrow we will also begin taking the practice ISTEP test in class.  Wednesday, February 21st Portillo's (116th st. and I-69) will be hosting a Mary Castle Fundraiser. 20% of the proceeds will support the Mary Castle PFO. Stop by to show support for Mary Castle!  ISTEP Part 1 begins next Monday, February 26th for 4th graders. Please make sure your child gets a good nights r...

Week of January 22nd

Sent January 23rd 2018

Greetings Families!  I have thoroughly enjoyed reconnecting with so many of your amazing kiddos! We have shared exciting stories from our time away, as well as revisit our community and school wide expectations and procedures. Ask your child how they show "T.R.O.T" each and every day.  Important Dates and Announcements:  [*]Report cards were released online on Tuesday, January 16th. I sent a paper copy home with your student today. Please review report cards with your child and set goals for...

Week of December 1th

Sent December 12th 2017

Good Afternoon Families!  It is hard to believe the end of 2017 is quickly approaching! We have so much to be proud of in our classroom!  We have grown as readers, mathematicians, teammates, and so much more! With just 8 school days left before winter break, it would be a great time to check your child's grades on skyward. Please contact me with any questions, or how to access grades. I will accept any missing or late assignments until Thursday, December 21st.  Just a friendly reminder that your st...

Report Cards Available

Sent October 22nd 2017

Dear Parents and Friends, Quarter 1 report cards are now available to view on your child's Skyward account. This year, we will not be sending home paper copies. Please review and set goals with your child for the second quarter. If you have any questions, feel free to email or call me. Please be on the lookout for information regarding our upcoming 4th grade Legacy Field Trip on Wednesday, November 1st. We will be visiting the Benjamin Harrison Home, State House, and State Library. A permission slip and informati...

Week of September 25th

Sent September 24th 2017

Good Morning Parents and Friends,  A special THANKS to all who attended parent teacher conferences last week! It is so important to keep open lines of communication between the classroom and home. I am so thankful to work with you and your children on a daily basis.   _News for the week:_ [*]Your student has one week left to _take charge of their learning_ and pass 2 quizzes for September's reading challenge! The quiz software is up and running, so please encourage your child to read this week! After t...

Weekly Update

Sent September 8th 2017

Good Afternoon Families, Today a sign up sheet for parent teacher conferences was sent home with your child. Conferences will be held on Monday, September 18th. Please return the form with your preferred time as soon as possible to ensure your most desired time. I will do my best to accommodate your time requests and send home a confirmation next week.  Information about School Smiles was also sent home today. If you are interested in this dentist service for your child, please complete the information form and ...

Back to School Night

Sent August 29th 2017

Good Morning Families, Please mark your calenders for Thursday, August 31st.  We will be holding _Back to School Night_ here at Mary Castle from 6-7:30. I will be sharing 4th grade highlights, classroom expectations, and resources to help your child succeed this year! I'm looking forward to seeing as many families again as possible!  Please check your student's backpack today for information regarding Mary Castle spirit wear. The order is due this Friday, September 1st.  Picture day is this Fr...

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...

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