Wednesday, August 31, 2016

DARE

We began our DARE program today. Officer Whittaker came today to talk to us about DARE and what we would be doing this semester. It will be every Wednesday morning at 8:15. 

Your child should be bringing home some information about our DARE program with a place for you to sign that it is okay for him/her to participate. We would like this turned back in before our next DARE class, next Wednesday. 


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Upcoming Quizzes & Tests

I apologize for not posting this sooner. I am very good at blaming the 'baby brain' for my forgetfulness. 

*We have been working on our continents and oceans as our morning work for the past two weeks. We will have a quiz over them on Friday morning. All students have a map that we have been using to label & study.

*Our first math topic of place value is almost over. Students will be allowed to take the test tomorrow if they feel ready but will have until next Tuesday if they would like more time. We will be spending the rest of this week and Monday on anything they are still confused on. I do have a study guide created that is not mandatory but will be available to them if they would like. It is rather long but I have given examples & been as descriptive as possible with my instructions. They may do all, part or none of it. It is really for them to practice the specific parts they are struggling with.

*We have also been working on a list of vocabulary words. Students will have a vocabulary quiz on Tuesday morning. I'm not checking for spelling with these words; just an understanding of their meanings. Their words are:

-Veto
-Rash
-Variable
-Novice
-Receptacle
-Outstanding
-Quiver
-Generally
-Blunder
-Hazardous

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Tooth Truck

We are pleased to announce the Tooth Truck has the opportunity to treat eligible students at Clever during the 2016-2017 school year.  The Tooth Truck provides comprehensive treatment, from cleanings and x-rays, to repairing cavities at no charge for qualifying families.  Requirements for being seen and treated on the Tooth Truck are:

-Qualify for free and reduced lunch program at school
-Cannot be an established patient of a local dentist
-Cannot have private dental insurance
-Must complete a Tooth Truck application form

The Tooth Truck treats Medicaid-eligible and uninsured children.  Children seen last year are not eligible for a routine check up but should apply if there is a new dental concern.
An application is available at school upon request.  Complete the application form and return to the school nurse as soon as possible.
The Tooth Truck staff will be scheduling students very soon.

Thank you,
Your school nurse 

Scholastic Book Orders

We have had one online book order placed & I will wait until Friday before I finalize the order. See the Scholastic Book Order post below for the link if you would like to see the entire list of books available. You can send the paper form back in with your book order or place the order online. 

Let me know if you have any questions.

Mrs. Fenley

Band

This is the Rental Information that will be sent home with your child on Thursday from Ms. Adams. I just wanted to give everyone a heads up.

5th Grade Band
Instrument Rental Information

5th Grade Band Parents!

First of all, I am so glad you have chosen to embark on this journey with me! Beginning band is a very exciting time and I am really looking forward to getting to know your kids and getting to teach them music. Below is everything you need to know about picking instruments.

  1. What you need to do right now...is nothing! I do things a little bit differently than other band directors. Before starting on band instruments, all students will learn music fundamentals on recorder. We will also be learning some music theory, doing ear training, and reading lots of notes and rhythms.
  2. In mid-September, a team from Springfield Music will come during 5th grade band time to help me get every student tested on every instrument. With the testing information and what I have observed from every student on the recorder and with our class activities, we will start narrowing down what each student will play. *Please note that a very limited number of saxophonists and percussionists will be taken.* I work very hard to get all students on an instrument that they are interested in and will be successful at playing. If you do have a concern, please let me know.
  3. Finally, Instrument Rental Night with Springfield Music will be Tuesday, October 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the MS Band Room. All families will need to come that night, even if it is only to purchase the band book. I am choosing to do the rental night with Springfield Music, but if you would rather rent from Palen Music or Hoover Music, you may do so. *Please also remember that there are very few school instruments available and many of them are not in ideal playing condition. Unless there is no way for your family to afford $20-25/month for a quality instrument, please plan on renting or buying the instrument that we settle on for your child.*

Thanks again for supporting and being a part of music education! I know that your child will learn a lot and have a lot of fun. There’s nothing quite like the experience of learning to play an instrument!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. The best way to get ahold of me is via email.

Musically,

Haley Adams
Director of Bands
Clever R-V Schools
adamsh@cleverbluejays.org

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Scholastic Book Orders

Scholastic Book Orders were sent home earlier in the week with students who were interested. If you would like to order but have not seen the order forms, let me know or visit The Scholastic Website. You can see all of their book options online and place an order that way if you would like. 

Our class code is NLQ6K.

Cox Care Mobile

The Cox Care Mobile is scheduled to be at Clever Schools on September 8th.  The Care Mobile is a medical office on wheels that provides FREE services for children ages birth to 18 years.  These services include: sport physicals, hearing and vision screenings, well check-ups and sick visits.  Vaccinations are available for those that qualify.  You may call the school nurse to schedule an appointment and to receive the necessary paperwork. 

 Thank you!

Monday, August 15, 2016

5th Grade Band

All 5th grade students had the opportunity to be introduced to band today & were able to meet Ms. Adams, Clever's new band director. They were given the band syllabus & permission form. If students are interested or even not sure about it, they will be going back to talk more with Ms. Adams this week. Those permission slips are due next Monday, August 22nd. 

If your child has talked to you about band and has made the decision not to participate, he/she will not need to go back to band again this week. 

If you have any questions, feel free to email me or Ms. Adams.

Mrs. Fenley
fenleya@cleverbluejays.org

Ms. Adams
adamsh@cleverbluejays.org

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Cafeteria Remind

Sign Up for Important Dates from our cafeteria!
More information to come at Open House. See you all then!

Cafeteria Remind

Monday, August 1, 2016

New Meal Prices


Listed below, please find meal prices for the 2016-2017 school year. Please note that based on federal regulations, all student and adult meals were increased by $.10. Reduced prices remain the same. A la carte items are priced individually and are subject to change in the next few weeks.