Monday, August 31, 2015

Scholastic Book Orders

I have been sending home Scholastic Book catalogs with the students who have wanted them. I would like to put our first order in by this coming Friday, August 31st. If you would like to order but have not seen a catalog, please email me and I will send one home with your child.

There are some great deals this month. Even a few books for $1!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

PTA T-Shirt Orders

Just a friendly reminder:

The Clever Spirit Wear orders are due this Friday. These order forms should have come home on day 1 but if you would like another one, please have your child pick one up in the office. All orders are due on Friday, August 28th. 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday Reminders

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week! Please let me know if you didn't receive a copy of the 5th grade newsletter. I did send it out but I want to make sure I have everyone's emails put in correctly.

We DID finish our NWEA testing this week & ALL classes will be moving into full swing next week. The newsletter contains information about what is going on in each individual class.

There will be NO school on Monday, September 7th in honor of Labor Day.

Saturday, September 12th will be Grandparent's Day! The school will be open from 10:00 - 11:30.

FCA is having a movie night on Friday, September 4th at the baseball fields at the high school. Admission is a 2 liter of soda for girls and a snack, cookies, or dessert for the boys. Arrive at 6:30 for Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball & Football before the movie.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


 FCA Movie Night
Friday, September 4th on the hill behind the baseball field backstop!

Girls: bring a 2 Liter of Soda

Boyss: bring Chips or Cookies/Desert

Bring blankets, pillows, lawn chairs for sitting
or laying on the grass
Arrive at 6:30 pm for Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, and Football before the movie!

 Soul Surfer: The true story of a girl who was attacked by a shark and became a professional surfer.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Mrs. Goolsby

Don't forget to check out Mrs. Goolsby's blog. She will be posting many updates; including Math.

Mrs. Goolsby's Blog

Week 1

We are off to a great start! We completed the Reading & Science NWEA tests today. Tomorrow the students will begin the tests in Math & Language Arts. 

Tomorrow we begin our first unit in Science over the Scientific Method. We will be learning how to form a testable hypothesis, conduct experiments & relay our data into graphs. Our tentative test date will be Thursday, September 3rd. Sometimes test dates change due to unexpected interruptions in our schedule but Thursday is what we will hope for! 

We are still looking for a volunteer or two for a homeroom parent this year. Please let me know if you are interested.

Our first Friday newsletter will be coming home this Friday. This will have information from all 5th grade teachers as well as Mr. Sullivan & Mr. Fenske. 

Also on Friday, we will be having our PTA Fundraiser Kickoff Assembly. Students will be bringing home the fundraiser that evening!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Welcome Back!

We had a wonderful first day in 5th grade! We started off our day with a middle school meeting with Mr. Fenske  & Mr. Sullivan. We spent some time going over the handbook, learning rules & getting to know each other.
Thank you to everyone who came to Open House last night. We had three parents sign up as Classroom Volunteers however nobody for Home Room Parent or Co-Home Room Parent. Please let me know if you are interested and I will put you down! We will have three parties this year; Halloween, Christmas & Valentines Day.

Coming up next: 
Tomorrow we will be organizing & discussing our WIN binders. WIN stands for What I Need. Our WIN Time is first hour from 8:00 - 8:15. This is a time to help our students get organized & conference with individual students for what they need.

At the beginning of each unit, we will have a pre-test to determine what we need to focus the most on for that topic. Our first science pre-test is planned for Friday and we will begin our unit over the Scientific Method on Monday.

NWEA testing begins next week as well. This is the first of 3 testing sessions we will have during the school year. Science & Reading will be tested on Monday & Tuesday. Math & Language Arts will be tested on Wednesday & Thursday.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Looking for a job?

Clever-YMCA After School Program needs a Program Leader!
Compensation: $9.25 per hour (varies by experience)
• At least 18 years of age with HSD or equivalent 

• CPR/First Aid certifications and Child Abuse trainings attained within 30 days of hire

• SAS Program Leader: Must have a minimum of 60 college level credits, at least 12 credits in elementary education, child guidance, or child development, minimum of 12 months experience working with school age children, must be familiar with state licensing guidelines and requirements

Reports to: School Age Services Area Director

Wage Range: $9.25 per hour 

Hours: Hours of work 2:30-6:30 M-Th, 12:50-6:30 Fridays

The School Age Services (SAS) Program is seeking individuals to run our before and after school programs in Clever. They will be responsible for planning, leading, and implementing recreational and creative experiences for school age children in a group setting. The incumbent provides high quality recreational experiences for school aged children that focus on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring. They will also supervise staff on site while on duty.
Excellent benefits complimentary individual membership and discounted YMCA programs. The incumbent will exhibit the core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in all aspects of their work with the YMCA.

How to Apply: Please send resume along with unofficial college transcripts to : Amanda Black, School Age Services Area Director, at: ablack