CHICAGO HERE WE COME!!!

Hello Parents & Students!

Our 5th grade Chicago trip is finally here! Please review the itinerary/rules for our day in Chicago.
Remember:
1. Meet in the Cafeteria at 6:00 a.m. SHARP! The bus will be leaving at 6:15 a.m.
2. Bring a sack lunch for the bus ride to Lincoln Park Zoo.
3. A phone tree was sent home for those who are not accompanying us on the trip. We will call as soon as we cross the MI/IN border. Approximate arrival time home is 12:00 a.m.

RULES & GUIDELINES:
1. MODEL BEHAVIOR IS EXPECTED FROM ALL STUDENTS AT ALL TIMES.
2. EVERYONE MUST SHOW RESPECT TO ALL! INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR, LANGUAGE, AND/OR GESTURES ARE PROHIBITED.
3. ALL BUS RULES MUST BE OBEYED, ESPECIALLY: REMAIN SEATED AT ALL TIMES WHILE TRAVELING, AND DISPOSE OF ALL LITTER IN THE PROPER PLACE.
4. CD PLAYERS, DVD PLAYERS, IPODS AND GAME SYSTEMS ARE ACCEPTABLE.
5. ALL MOVIES (G OR PG), GAMES AND MUSIC MUST BE AGE APPROPRIATE. Please be respectful of all peers and chaperones.
6. EACH STUDENT SHOULD BRING HIS/HER OWN SNACKS TO EAT ON THE BUS. NO GLASS CONTAINERS.
7. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY BE PURCHASED OR CONSUMED, INCLUDING THE CHAPERONES.
8. DRESS PROPERLY FOR THE WEATHER. IF YOU BRING A JACKET AND DO NOT NEED IT, YOU MAY LEAVE IT ON THE BUS.
9. EACH PERSON NEEDS TO BRING A SACK LUNCH, WHICH WE WILL BE EATING ON THE BUS AS WE ARRIVE AT THE LINCOLN PARK ZOO.
10. EACH STUDENT MAY BRING SPENDING MONEY.
11. EACH STUDENT WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS/HER BELONGINGS.

ITINERARY:
*** THE FOLLOWING TIMES ARE MICHIGAN TIMES***

6:00 A.M. STUDENTS AND CHAPERONES MEET IN SCHOOL CAFETERIA-At this time teachers will pass out the seating chart and itinerary.
6:15 A.M. BUSES ARRIVE- WE WILL BOARD AT THIS TIME.
Note: WE WILL BE STOPPING AT THE MICHIGAN BORDER REST AREA (JUICE AND SNACK PROVIDED)
10:00 A.M. ARRIVE AT MUSEUM OF SCICENE AND INDUSTRY
11:45 A.M. OMNIMAX THEATER MOVIE (The Last Reef) REQUIRED/PLEASE BE ON TIME SO WE CAN ENTER AS A GROUP. Your child’s teacher prior to entering the show, which begins promptly at 12:00 P.M., will pass out all tickets.
2:00 P.M. BOARD BUSES TO LEAVE FOR LINCOLN PARK ZOO-EAT LUNCH ON BUS
2:45 P.M. ARRIVE AT LINCOLN PARK ZOO
5:00 P.M. BOARD BUSES TO LEAVE FOR DAVE & BUSTER’S
5:45 P.M. ARRIVE AT DAVE & BUSTER’S FOR DINNER- It is extremely important as a chaperone, you are with your group at ALL TIMES. Game cards will be handed out during dinner to chaperones only. Please get these from your child’s teacher.
8:15 P.M. BOARD BUSES FOR MUSKEGON
12:00 A.M. APPROXIMATE ARRIVAL TIME AT SCHOOL

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Looking forward to a great day in Chicago!! Predicted Weather in Chicago for 4/25: Showers in the morning, then clearing with ample sunshine in the afternoon. High near 65F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

~Mrs. Ellis

 

Farewell Ms. Green!

Thank you to all who contributed to Ms. Green’s farewell party on Friday! The kids kept it a secret the whole time and she was definitely surprised!

We will see her again on Friday when we head to Chicago and hopefully she will be able to sub for me a couple times this year!

Thanks again for all the support!
~Mrs. Ellis

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Frog Fluency

Here is a video of us practicing our fluency for this week! You can refer to this when practicing on Wednesday and Thursday night!

 

Lunar Eclipse is TONIGHT!!!

Check out the lunar eclipse tonight (if the skies are clear)! :)

Full eclipse occurs after midnight

 

April Newsletter

The April Newsletter is now posted! You can find it under the “Newsletter” tab or under this post. It will also be in your child’s Friday Folder. This would be a great one to put on the fridge because it contains important dates and information for April, May, and June!

April 2014

 

Our Visit With Ivan!

Our adventure with Ivan came to an end today! As a special treat Ivan came to visit us!

 

MEAP Results

MEAP results will not be mailed home this year. Instead, they will be coming home in your child’s Friday Folder today! Please take a look and celebrate your child’s success!

Thanks for all your encouragement and support! It truly makes a difference!

~Mrs. Ellis

 

WhiteCaps Reading Ticket:

Just a reminder that ALL Whitecaps reading logs are due by Monday, March 31. This MUST be turned in order for students to earn their ticket to the game. (The game will be May 20th).

Thanks for your support and keep reading!
~Mrs. Ellis

 

Book Swap: Wednesday, March 19th

Ross Park is having a book swap this week!! Please take a moment to watch our very own 5th graders in a commercial that advertises this exciting event!

Book Swap

 

Box Tops

It’s time to look through your cupboards for all those items that may have box tops on them and send them in! We are currently tied for 1st place in our Box Tops Challenge for the month of Feb/March! Contest ends this FRIDAY!

Thanks for your help,
Mrs. Ellis :)