From the Head Teacher
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The month of May has suddenly arrived. The 2018-19 school year has had laughter, new experiences and plenty of growth. Many achievements have been made thus far. Friendships have been gained. Personalities have blossomed. Together, as a community we will continue to help each child overcome the last hurdles that May lays before them.
The Practical Applied Recital will be held on Friday, May 2nd starting at 4 P.M. at Griffith’s Theatre. Please join us as they perform “Presto”, showing their growth as musicians.
JCO members will be participating in the PTA’s Shoppers’ Day event on Saturday, May 4th at the Gym. Members will be providing free face painting from 9 A.M. until 12 noon. See you there!
Lower school clubs will be wrapping up on May 10th. With the conclusion of these clubs please make the needed adjustments to your child/ward’s pick-up schedule.
The science department will be hosting their annual Science Fair on May 17th. Some of the upper LS grade levels will be experiencing judging over the course of their blocks on either the 16th or 17th. It is important your child/ward knows what blocks they need to have all materials and their display board set up for. Please join us from 3:15-4:00 P.M. at Griffith’s and the Little Theatre on May 17th to support them in their discoveries.
Lower School regular classes run until Monday, May 27th. Students will have No School on Tuesday, May 28th as teachers have their Faculty In-Service Day. See everyone on May 29th as students will have their Moving Up Day Ceremony and Sports Award Ceremony. The school will be sending out a more specific schedule sometime next week.
Have a wonderful summer! God Bess.
Lower School Head Teacher
Pre-K and K
We are now in the last stretch of the school year but certainly not the least. The children are steadily progressing and gearing up to move to the next level.
On Tuesday (May 7), PKK will have a tribute for the Grade 5 class and wish them well before they move on to Middle School.
Pre-Kinder will finish up with introduction to word families and nursery rhymes and Kinder will end the year with Data Gathering in Math and writing amazing stories in Language Arts.
Enjoy the summer break! See you next school year!
It seems as though it was yesterday when we had our first class and you were all so eager to learn new things in Grade 1. Now, I am proud to claim that you’ve all grown so much wiser.
We will finish up r-controlled vowels, -er, -est words, adjectives and prefixes in LA and conclude our lessons in Math (Capacity), Social Studies (Community) and Science (Balance and Motion).
Thank you for the wonderful year with you!
Good luck and much love to you all! ☺
The school year might be coming to a close, but we’re not going to run out of exciting activities this May. In Language Arts, we’ll be celebrating our work, publishing our poems and sharing what we learned as experts of reading book series. More experiments await in Science as we discover changes in matter, and explore the processes of developing and marketing products in Social Studies. We’re also going to grow our math skills in adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers, so please continue to review regrouping ones, tens and hundreds.
It has been an such an awesome year with your children. Thank you for all your support!
This is it! The last leg of a 2 year journey. It’s been wonderful and honestly, incomparable. Thank you for the most fun and blessed 2 years. But back to more serious matters, we’ll be finishing up all our units in Math. They will be back to learning about money, time and geometry. In Language Arts, we’re finishing up with Fairy Tales and will eventually write their own fairy tale adapted from a classic tale. Science will see the wrap up of their Solar System project. For Social Science, it will be our unit on Inventions that will be showcased during the Science Fair. Please talk to you children about finding inventions that will help solve today’s problem of trash. Cheers to these last few weeks for third grade!
It is with great pride that as we end another academic year, we look back as the 4th graders have displayed many achievements. They have strengthened their characters and abilities in all aspects of school life.
A great deal of what we do in school cannot be achieved without the support of our parents and guardians; so I would like to extend a big thank you to them.
I want to wish all of you a wonderful summer break! See you in August!
Remember, “once a Brentonian, always a Brentonian!”
In our classroom this May…
Language Arts – Opinion Writing
Math – Decimals and Fractions
Science – Body Systems and Science Fair
Social Studies – Trash to Treasure Project
May is full month for your child/ward. Final concepts and skills are being taught and review has begun. As assessments fill the remaining days, let’s continue to motivate them to finish strong. Language Arts continues with Research-Based Arguments and Fantasy Book Clubs. Science wraps up with The Scientific Method and Types of Matter. Within Social Science, our unit on Governments and Citizenship will move into United Nations.
Students, this last month will go fast. Remember to take time to enjoy your final moments in 5th grade and Lower School. The big jump into middle school is just a few months away! Wishing you all the best in your next chapter. Enjoy your summer break! – Teacher Katelin