Mrs. Soplanda’s 3rd grade class was the class that qualified and earned the most average points in the school. They will be getting a prize in the next 3-4 weeks. Congratulations! Your hard work really pays off!
Which brand of diaper holds the most liquid? What happens when you mix oil and water together? Which type of soda is the most corrosive? These are just a few of the titles for Fourth Grade Science Fair projects. Fourth graders were "acting scientists" who followed the scientific method and presented their results to their classes. On March 19, the NJSP Elementary gym was full of intriguing projects on display. We had a lot of fun seeing everyone's projects and are very proud of our "scientists." TERRIFIC JOB, 4TH GRADE!!!
Who? 1st & 2nd Grade Students
When? Thursday, April 10th
1st Grade is at 5:30 p.m.
2nd Grade is at 6:30 p.m.
Where? NJ-SP Elementary Gymnasium
More Information...Parking will start for the 1st Grade program at 5:00 and the 2nd Grade program at 6:00.
1st Grade students should arrive by 5:20 and go to their classrooms, parents should be seated in the gym.
Please browse the family book reviews for 2nd grade in the library between 6:00-6:25. Teachers are encouraging all second graders to wear western attire that night.
After returning from our spring break, the kindergarten students are ready to get back to work. This week, we are learning about emergency vehicles. In our book, Mayday! Mayday!, we have enjoyed reading about fire trucks, police cars, ambulances, boats, and helicopters that help in emergencies. We are continuing to work on addition, and soon will be starting subtraction. Also, check out the sunflower garden in our hallway. Spring has sprung!
Since spring is here and we will be having outdoor recess when the weather allows, I would like you to look over the school dress code so that your child can be dressed appropriately for the school day. Please read the dress code from our student handbook on page 18:
1. As a general guideline, reasonable standards of grooming which are not disruptive to the educational process are acceptable. .
2. No Flip Flops are to be worn at school. No High Heels are to be worn unless it is a formal event, such as the Fifth grade party or a “Dress Up” day.
3. Feet are to be covered with some form of proper footwear. Roller skates or shoes with built-in roller skates are not permitted.
4. Clothing, buttons, or pins that have vulgar print, inappropriate words or pictures or clothing that advertises alcohol, drugs, tobacco, or secret organizations will not be permitted.
5. Inappropriate attire for students would include strapless tops, shirts with narrow straps, muscle shirts, tops which expose the midriff, and those with low necklines. Short shorts or skirts are not allowed. Each grade level determines the appropriate length of skirts or shorts.
6. Clothing that is badly torn, tattered, or shirtsleeves that are altered will not be permitted.
7. Hats or any kind of headgear may not be worn in the building unless waived for special “Spirit Days” or other special exceptions.
8. Gym shoes are required to participate in gym. In addition, comfortable and suitable clothes should be worn to allow for maximum participation.
Mr. McBride, Principal
Do a Self-Test Review
After becoming familiar with the subject through daily study, all your child needs to do before a test is a self-test review.
Help your child:
*Make up test questions she would ask if she were the teacher.
*Try to answer her own questions to see what she needs to study
* Review her notes, handouts, textbooks and learning objectives.
*Relate things she needs to learn to things she already knows.
*Memorize facts and formulas. Help her make memorizing a game.
*Get a good night’s sleep the night before a test.
The Parent Institute-Teaching Children Responsibility For Their Learning Behavior.
Nobody likes to take tests. And some kids get what’s called “test anxiety.” They are so worried about taking the test that they can’t show what they know. Telling your child, “Just relax” won’t work. Instead, share these tips:
- Don’t cram. A good night’s sleep is more important than an extra hour of studying. Studies show that last-minute cramming doesn’t work.
- Read directions---carefully!
- Look the test over quickly. Before answering any questions, skim quickly through the test. Figure out how much time to spend on each section.
- Don’t be afraid to skip a question. Don’t waste time worrying about a question you can’t answer. Instead, go on to questions you know. If there’s time, go back to the items you skipped.
- Remember past tests where you did well. You can do well again!
Step-by-Step Method Helps Students Study For Tests
Help your child learn that the “secret” of studying for tests is first having a good plan for studying everyday—and then before the exam.
The Parent Institute-Teaching Children Responsibility For Their Learning Behavior. www.parent-institute.com
Mar. 19 - 4th Grade Science Fair
Mar. 21 - School in Session
Mar. 24 - 28 Spring Break
Apr. 1 - Spring Pictures
Apr. 8 - Kindergarten Registration 5-7 p.m.
Apr. 18 - School will be in session-Snow Make-Up Day
Apr. 20 - Easter Sunday
Apr. 21 - School will be in session-Snow Make-Up Day
For the safety of our students, if a child has to have a transportation change, it must be in writing. The note may be sent to school with the child or may be brought to the school before 1:30 p.m. It may also be faxed into our office at 574-896-2129. The note should have the child’s complete name, room number/teacher’s name, and a phone number where the parent can be reached. No verbal changes will be accepted over the phone.
Students will not be released to parents between 2:10 and 2:25 p.m. Please make appropriate arrangements if you need to pick up your child before the end of the school day.