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Mustang Mail - March, 2017

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It is that time of the year again for our students to be “Wild About SAGE!” This is our theme for end of level testing, which is just around the corner. It is important that you have your students to school and on time each day that testing will occur. We have very set schedules for all the tests that will be given.
We highly discourage making appointments or vacations during this time. If an absence is unavoidable, PLEASE notify the office as well as your students’ teachers. We will arrange for testing to be done at another time. Once a student begins the testing it is required for them to finish the test in our school. It is very important for every student to complete the tests.
During these times, you can use following tips to help your students prepare for the end of level tests:

Encourage your child to their best without pressuring. It is important for your child to stay relaxed, and keep a positive attitude about the tests.

Mark down test days on your calendar so you and your child are both aware them.

Make sure that your child gets enough sleep on the nights before testing.

Ensure that your child eats a healthy breakfast and avoid heavy foods that may make them groggy, avoid high sugar foods that may make them hyper.

Make sure that your child gets up early enough so that he/she will be on time to school.

Talking about the test with your child can relieve stress about test taking.

Praise and reward your child for their hard work preparing for the tests.
Thank you for your continued effort in making a difference in the success of our students!

What’s Happening in 1st Grade?

This month we are still working on mastering strategies to add tens and ones. We will then begin working toward mastery in measurement in non-standard units. In language arts, we are continuing to learn about local and national treasures. We hope that you have a nice spring break and we are looking forward to a field trip to the Planetarium in May. We will be going there to reinforce where we are in our world and universe. Please continue to read and practice math facts for fluency.
    2nd Grade News

Welcome Spring! Our 2nd graders have completed their money and time unit in math and are well on their way to discovering the wonderful world of subtracting 3 digit numbers and measurement! They have worked very hard and are proud to show off their new skills, so be sure to quiz them at home!

In Language Arts, we are continuing to work on our paragraph writing using a four-square as a tool to help us organize and sequence our thoughts. We have a district assessment coming up at the end of the month that provide students an opportunity to demonstrate all they have learned in writing.

Last, but definitely not least, our aquarium field trip is coming up on April 24th! Students that have been returning their monthly reading calendars have loved participating in our monthly reading parties! As always, thank you for the opportunity to spend this time with your children! We are all learning and having so much fun this year!

3rd Grade News

April is an exciting month for third grade students. In English Language Arts, we are learning about what happens when two ways of life come together. We encourage students to talk with their parents and grandparents about the cultural traditions that are important to their families and share them with our classes. We have wonderful discussions about how clothing from different cultures influence what we wear, how cultures are alike and different, why it can be hard to adapt to a new culture, how different cultures influence the food we eat, and the difference culture makes on where we live. We will culminate our learning with a field trip to the Museum of People’s and Cultures at BYU.
In Math, we will be focusing on fractions. We begin with reviewing and connecting what we know about fractions (dividing regions into equal parts, understanding the whole as related to fraction parts) then move onto fractions on a number line and fractions that are less than one. We finish our fractions unit with comparing fractions both by common denominator and common numerator.
Remember, you can support your child achieve mastery by practicing the concepts learned each day and reading consistently. Please help your child become a masterful third grader by encouraging him/her to read 20 minutes each day and practice math facts for at least 5 minutes a day. The more practice your child has, the more successful your child’s fluency will become in these areas.

Apr. 3-7 — Spring Recess
Apr. 11th — PTA Spring Training/Elections, CAB PDC April 24th — SCC Meeting 5:30pm
Apr. 25th — Teacher of the Year Reception
Apr. 25th-May 26th — Window for SAGE Testing (3-5 Apr. 3-7 — Spring Recess

May 2nd — CBM Early Measures (K-1)
May 1-5 — Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week
May 8th-May 26th—Window for End of Year Testing (SAGE) 3rd-5th grades May 16th — CBM Measures (2-5)
May 19th — Jog-a-thon
May 20th — Sandy Pride
May 23rd — Bell View’s 50th Anniversary 5:30pm
May 29th — Memorial Day-No School

 June 2nd June 6th June 7th
— No Student Day — Graduation
— Last day of school
 VOLUNTEER! Make YOUR school the BEST it can be!

Register at: http://foundation.canyonsdistrict.org/index.php/home/volunteer Contact Chanci Loran at 801-826-7750 or your child’s teacher!
We would love to have your help in the cafeteria or at recess, help with math and reading, and more!

February CEOs (Chief Example to Others)

Congratulations to the following students for being nominated by their teachers!
First Grade

Alivia Nester

Third Grade

Austin Kitchen Ricky Uribe Sydnee Weir

Fifth Grade

Destinee Christensen Andrew Willesen

Stefany Lujan Nevada Duke Michelle Fox-Aguirre Maria Livengood

Second Grade

Kyson Minaya Kynleigh Doman Nicklaus Becker Zedrik Montero Konner Osborne Jayden Nielson

Fourth Grade

Dylan Lucero Ethan DeVroom Basil Gillette Isabella Stratton Payten Romero MayKeefer

Eli Russo
Angel Gutierrez Trever Ehlers
Camila Alejo Herrera

4th Grade News

We have had some fun 100% homework parties that our students have earned. We really appreciate those parents who volunteered to help with our Olympic Game party and our Treasure Hunt party. Students who completed 100% of March’s homework will be allowed to bring their favorite board games or other games to play with their peers for our Game party. Students who complete 100% of April’s homework will earn a field trip to Bear Park.

We have been working hard to learn to write both informative and opinion essays. We have completed our science curriculum and will now be reviewing what we have learned in preparation for our upcoming SAGE test at the end of the year. We are working hard to learn our Utah songs for our upcoming 4th grade program. You won’t want to miss it. We will be sending information soon regarding costumes, parts and the date for our program.

We hope you have a great spring recess and keep reading!!!

5th Grade News 

We are so excited for our JA City field trip coming up on April 12th. We have been working hard writing our advertisements for our businesses, learning how to organize a checkbook, and using a debit card. We are also learning to multiply fractions in math. In science, we are learning about states of matter and in Social Studies we are learning about westward expansion. 

 CEO Criterion: Mustang P.R.I.D.E. I am Polite,
I am Responsible,
I am Independent,
I am Disciplined, and I am Empowered.

    Supplemental Kindergarten: CSD will again offer Supplemental Hours of Instruction for Kindergarten-age students in the 2017-2018 school year. Students must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2017 to participate in the opt-in, tuition-based program. CSD has been accepting applications since Feb. 15 and the window will close at 11:59 p.m. on April 15. Students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost for the program is $2,950 a year, and can be paid in monthly installments. Financial-need scholarships are available for qualifying students. More