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Week of January 14th

Sent January 13th 2019

123 Happy New Year! Welcome back families! We have started 2019 on a great note in Room 403. We spent time sharing about our winter break, setting goals for the new year, and revisiting classroom and schoolwide expectations. January is set to be a busy month at the Castle. Please see important dates and reminders below.  Important January Dates:  [*]Report cards were available via skyward on Friday, January 11th. Please review your students grades and set goals as we progress through the 3rd quarter. Pleas...

Happy Thanksgiving Break!

Sent November 16th 2018

Dear Parents and Friends,  It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is upon us. Your students have been working hard at mastering 2 digit by 2 digit multiplication. They have also been making great gains when it comes to finding the main idea and supporting details in difficult non-fiction texts. We have learned about the election process, and the steps candidates take to try and win an election. We have also spend several weeks investigating how the Earth can change shape suddenly (volcanoes, landslides, and eart...

Field Trip tomorrow 9/27

Sent September 26th 2018

Hi Families! We are very excited about our field trip tomorrow to the State Capital Building, Benjamin Harrison Home, and the Indiana State Library!! I wanted provide some information and reminders about this very busy day!  [*]Please have your student wear their blue Mary Castle Globetrotters T-shirt from last year. If it does not fit or they do not have one, please make sure they wear a blue shirt. If you have any extras please feel free to send those with your student to share.  [*]If your child signed...

Field Trip 9/27

Sent September 21st 2018

Good Morning!  Many thanks to all the families that were able to attend parent teacher conferences. I truly appreciate your time and efforts as we work together to make it a great year for your student.  Thursday, September 27th  we will take our annual Legacy Field Trip. We w will  visit the State Capitol building, the State Library, and the Benjamin Harrison Home. Students will need to either pack a lunch from home, or order a sack lunch from the school cafeteria. Please keep in mind that stude...

Parent Teacher Conferences MONDAY

Sent September 14th 2018

Happy Friday! Just a quick reminder parent teacher conferences will take place Monday, September 17th. There will be no school for students. Conference confirmation slips were sent home with your child today. If you are unsure of your time, please email me directly or call me at 317.964.4643. If you have yet to schedule a time, you can also do that by phone or email. You can also still sign up online through the following link. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094faaa92eaafc1-4thgrade . I'm looking for...

Parent Teacher Conferences 9/17/18

Sent September 6th 2018

Hello Families! Our Parent-Teacher conference schedules are now available... ONLINE! Conferences will be held on Monday, September 17th. If you are unable to meet that day, please call, email, or text through seesaw/remind app to reschedule. I am usually available before school and until 4:30 after school most days. Click the links below to schedule a time with your child's teacher at a first-come, first-serve basis.Would you like to meet with a Related Arts teacher? Send them an email to schedule! ¡Ho...

Back to School Night NEXT WEEK

Sent August 17th 2018

Hello Families! I want to invite you to our Back to School Night on Tuesday, August 21st.  There will be 2 sessions:  5:30 - 5:55 p.m. and 6:00 - 6:25 p.m.  Please come straight to the classroom.  This is a great opportunity for you to come and hear about fourth grade and to see your child's learning environment.  I hope you can make it.  If not, I will gladly send home my handouts the next day.  Looking forward to seeing you again!  Have a great weekend! Kristin McDonou...

News you can USE!

Sent August 7th 2018

Dear Parents and Friends, WOW! We are off to an amazing start in room 403. I have enjoyed learning about your students and hearing all of their stories about summer! We have spent time getting to know one another, working on collaborative STEM challenges, and setting conditions for learning in our classroom. Ask your student what T.R.O.T stands for! This year  our 4th graders have a very long morning, and will not eat lunch until 12:25. We want our students to be fully focused and ready to learn. We will have ...

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...

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