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Room # 213
(281)357-3080 ext. 3498


stacyqualls@tomballisd.net
Conference Time:    11:10-12:10
 

 

 

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Last 2 1/2 Days

Last 2 1/2 days
 
Today we have career day!
 
Tomorrow we have our end of the year Awards starting at 9:00 in the cafeteria. (kids are to wear their class shirts and jeans)  Parents are welcome to attend.  We will have our clap out following the awards. 
Classroom parties are also tomorrow starting at 2:45-3:30. 
Please make sure your child brings their yearbook and a sharpie tomorrow for yearbook signing.  If your child didn't purchase a yearbook, we have mini ones made for them for signing. 
 
Thursday will be a 1/2 day, we will dismiss at 12:50.  

4th Grade Step Up Party Reminders

4th Grade Parents:

The 4th Grade Step Up Party will take place this Friday, May 25th from 9AM - 2PM.

If you would like to attend please sign up to volunteer via the SignUp Genius link below: 

 

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Each 4th grader will receive the following:

2 store bought pre-packaged snacks (grab and go).
Popsicle
Lunch: 2 Hotdogs / chips
Dessert: Bahama Bucks Snow Cone
Drinks: Powerade and Water

If your child has dietary restrictions that will not allow them to eat the food provided, please send snacks and lunch with your child or have them purchase lunch in the school cafeteria.

Reminder:
Please apply sunscreen on your child before sending them to school on Friday, have your child wear their class shirt, pack a change of clothes and a towel.

We are looking forward to a fun day of celebrating all of the great memories at WCES all of the amazing memories to come at NIS!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Amanda Bass or Kristy McCoy.

Amanda
832-606-7837

Kristy
281-686-9988

Week 35: May 14-15

Week 35: May 14-18
 
*Field day is this Friday, May 18th.  Please have your child wear their class t-shirt, shorts and tennis shoes.  Sunscreen needs to be applied before your child leaves for school.  Students can also wear sunglasses and a hat if they like.  Your child can bring a change of clothes, towel and flip flops if they want to change into before they leave.  I hear there are some water events, please have them bring a plastic bag for their wet clothes. :-)  Parents are welcome to come, make sure you get your badge pre-printed to make things easier that day. K-2 is 9:00-11:00 and 3rd/4th is 1:00-3:00.
 
* Next Thursday, May 24th is our Market Day.  I will be checking in with students this week to make sure they know what they are doing.  Just a reminder, each students needs to bring a minimum of 10 products to sell.  Each store(group) needs a tri-fold with their store name and products listed with prices.  Students can work on this at school with their partner(group) before announcements if needed.  Just a reminder, because of limited space and it being part of our regular learning day parents are not allowed to attend.  
 
*Next Friday, May 25th is our 4th grade Step up Party!! I can't wait, it sounds like it is going to be so much FUN!!!  Students will again need to wear tennis shoes, class t-shirt and shorts!   I would send a change of clothes, towel and flip flops for students to change into.  Also, please apply sunscreen before they leave the house.  The party is from 9-2.  Parents who have volunteered to help will be able to attend.  Email me if you have any questions. 
 
In Math this week we will be learning some 5th grade concepts!! The kids always enjoy getting a jump start to NIS!  In Science this week we will be continuing to discuss life cycles and ecosystems!  We will have an open notes test over this unit next week along with our Science Benchmark.  I will send home a review sheet for the Science benchmark this week.  No more math homework!! woohoo!! :-) 12 1/2 days ya'll.. we are almost there!  I will send lots of Edlios these last couple weeks.. I know it is a lot! 

Important for Upcoming Events

These letters are coming home today.  To make sure everything runs smoothly for the events coming up, please make sure you have filled out the form and returned it before the date of the even you plan on attending.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  

Flea Market Day

Dear Parents,

Here is some additional information about Market Day on May 24th.

1. This is not a grade but does tie in with our financial literacy TEKS and gives students a better understanding of supply and demand.
 
2.Students in the same shop/group (2-4 ppl in a shop/group) DO NOT have to sell the same thing. Having a theme for the shop would be nice such as: sports or bath items, but it also works well with a different types of products being sold.

3. Students can work on their tri-fold advertisement boards at school before announcements, or at home with their groups, but no actual class time will be dedicated to working on the projects.   

4. The teacher will be checking in with groups here and there to make sure the store is coming along and help with pricing as needed.  

5. The whole 4th grade will be participating in the flea market in the cafeteria.  Each class will have a certain area in the cafeteria to set up their shops.  Boys and girls will shop at each shop so having products to suit all students might be a good plan, but is not mandatory.


If you have any additional questions please let me know.

Summer Programs and Camps

Parents,

In library this week, I am introducing several summer camp opportunities for your children. 

Please click the links below to see all the opportunities your child(ren) have for Summer Programs and Camps. 

Also, we have a Powerpoint from the Harris County Public Library (Tomball Location) that has some awesome free entertainment fro you and your family this summer!

Summer Reading and Technology Camps in the area and online (some may cost money)

Harris County Public Library (Tomball Location): https://goo.gl/iKBHvM

WCES Summer Reading Activities: https://goo.gl/ru6VLr

WCES Summer Camps Activities: https://goo.gl/XfZ7zm

Week 34: May 7-11

Week 34: May 7-11
 
We have a lot going on this month.  This week we are preparing and reviewing for STAAR and continuing our unit on life cycle and ecosystems.  
 
Important Dates:

May 14th: Math STAAR
May 15th: Reading STAAR
May 16th: ALL library books are due
May 18th: Field Day (wear class shirts, comfortable clothes, tennis shoes, and sunscreen. Hats and sunglasses are ok.)

We are still in need of volunteers to work field day and to present on career day.  Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering for either or both days!
Field day times:
Set-up in the morning at 6:30
8:30-11:15
12:30-3:15
3:15-4:15
Please email brendaspedden@tomballisd.net if interested. 
May 24th: Market Day (Sorry, no parents)
May 25th: Step-Up Party
May 28th: No School
May 29th: Career Day (8:00am-3:30pm)
We need parents with all different types of jobs to share about their profession with our 800 Willow Creek Wildcats!  We will set you up with a classroom, and kiddos will rotate through to hear your presentation every 20 minutes.   Please email jenniferherold@tomballisd.net if interested or if you have any questions. 
May 30th: 4th Grade Program/Awards/Clap Out (9:00am) and Class Parties (2:45pm)
May 31: Last Day of School (Early Release)

STAAR Review Book

Dear Parents,
 
I have attached a STAAR Review book that I have made in the past.  Instead of using valuable review time writing down these strategies or reminders, I am posting them for your use.  I hope you find them helpful!!  We will be reviewing for STAAR all week next week to help cover any of the things that we are still struggling with and refresh the things we may have forgotten. Please let me know if you have any questions.  

Texian Time Machine Tomorrow

Texian Time Machine is tomorrow
 
***Please make sure your child wears their class t-shirt, shorts and tennis shoes.  Also, they can wear a hat and sun glasses if they like since we will be outside all morning.  Also, please make sure to apply sunscreen and bug spray to your child if needed prior to coming to sending them to school.
 
Students will rotate through 8 stations.  I have included the website for you to check out. 
It will be a fun day!  

Field Day and Career Day Volunteers Needed!!!

We are still in need of volunteers to work field day and to present on career day.  Please let me know if you are interested in volunteering for either or both days!  
 
Field Day - May 18th
Field day times: (Please let me know what time you are interested in)
Set-up in the morning at 6:30
8:30-11:15
12:30-3:15
3:15-4:15
 
Career Day - May 29th (all day)
 
Thank you in advance!

Date Correction

Market Day is May 24th, sorry for the mix up!!! 

Step up Party is May 25th (more details to come)

Week 33: April 30-May 4

Week 33: April 30-May 4
*Market Day- May 25th (each student needs to come prepared with 10-15 items minimum and the group needs to have a tri-fold prepared)  Your child should have a group and items already planned.  I will check in with each group on Friday.  Because of limited space and it being part of our regular learning day parents are not allowed to attend.  
 
*Texian Time Machine is this Friday, May 4th here at WCES.  Students will rotate through 8 stations.  I have included the website for you to check out. 
It will be a fun day!  Please make sure your child wears their class t-shirt, shorts and tennis shoes.  Also, they can wear a hat and sun glasses if they like since we will be outside all morning.  Also, please make sure to apply sunscreen and bug spray to your child if needed prior to coming to sending them to school.
 
This week in math we are wrapping up our financial literacy unit.  We are testing over this unit today, May 1st.  We answered questions in class yesterday.  We will go over the homework and answer any questions before the test.  I am sending home a new homework page that will be due Friday, May 4th.  The rest of the week we will begin our STAAR review and prep!  Next week we will kick off "Escape from Emoji Island" STAAR review rotations. Feel free to send in any Emoji themed goodies, the kids would love it!! 
 
This week in Science we are beginning our study of plant and animal life cycles.  We will discuss the difference between complete and incomplete metamorphosis.  I am in need of another milk weed plant (with a caterpillar egg on the leaf please).  Thank you so much Mrs. Guerra for our first donation, but we didn't have any caterpillars! :(
 
It is a busy last month of school- I will send extra Edlios to keep us all straight. 

2018 Summer Coding Camp

Parents/Guardians,

 

2018 Summer Coding Camp will be offered June 11-15 (one week) from 8:30-11:30 all 5 days.  Camp will be held at Tomball Intermediate School, 723 West Main Street, Tomball, 77375.  Registration is online and will open at 8:00AM Friday, April 20th and remain open until May 4th or until all 50 spaces are filled. Summer coding Camp is available to students who will be enrolled in grades 3-5 during the 2018-2019 school year.   

 

The cost for this camp is $65.00 per student and registration is on a first-come basis. Once notified that your child has been registered via email, please submit your check or money order made payable to Tomball ISD to your campus librarian (WES submit to Administrative Assistant).  Payment is due by May 11th.  REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED!! 

 

Prior experience with coding and/or robotics is not required. Students will be provided with all the resources they need to participate in this learning opportunity including,  chromebooks, Scratch programming language, and various robots.  Students should bring snacks and bottled water daily.  The cost for this camp is $65.00 per student and registration is on a first-come basis.

Week 32: April 23-27

Week 32: April 23-27
 
In math this week, we will be continuing our unit on financial literacy.  Have discussions with your child about the importance of having a budget and balancing the money you have with the money you spend.  Give them some examples of fixed and variable expenses and see if they can tell you which one it is. (Ex: electric bill - fixed because you expect to pay it every month; entertainment expense - variable because it changes or varies every week/month)  Also, have them practice signing their name.  We will be learning to write checks and I would love them to be able to write their name in cursive to sign the check.  Homework came home on Friday (MB pgs 887-888 and 893-894) and it is due Friday.  We will be having a finance quiz on Wednesday.  New homework will be coming home this Friday and will be due next Tuesday.
 
In science this week, we will be continuing our unit on plants and animals with inherited traits and learned behaviors.  Have discussions with your child about the traits they have inherited from you or their dad.  If you have pets, traits they could have inherited from its parents.  Also, talk about the behaviors they or their pet have learned from their families. (Ex: walking, talking, reading, etc...)  We will be having a quiz tomorrow.  We will go over the quiz and review for the test they will have on Friday.  
 
I hope you have a great week!