10/17/2020

10/17/2020
Dear Parents,
We appreciate your continued support throughout this year. We value your partnership with us as we continue our unique year of learning. If you have questions about your child’s progress, please reach out to us. This week, Mrs. Meyer and Mrs. Gernady joined our classes to talk about big feelings. “Stop, name your feelings, calm down” is a strategy that can be used anywhere when any emotion becomes overwhelming. Ms. Naomi also joined our Zoom meetings this week to talk about winter pollinators. Ask your child which pollinator they are assigned to research. We look forward to seeing their discoveries in their nature journal next Thursday. We appreciate our staff joining our Zoom meetings. Let’s celebrate and congratulate Sofia O. as Natural Leader to represent the 5th/6th Grade Band this month. We have fantastic leaders at PCCS and are honored to be recognized! Here is the link to PCCS’s Green Challenge Assembly: https://www.facebook.com/PCCSHawks/live/. We encourage families to balance screen time with green time this month!
Math news: Students have completed their Unit 1 math test, and these tests were returned in their math Google Classroom. Please have your child show it to you and any corrections they made. We talked about the mindset of how anytime we can grow from our learning experiences. We showed the different types of mistakes: math calculation mistakes, silly mistakes, process mistakes. We will continue to refer to these understandings throughout the year with strategies to prevent these types of mistakes. Grades for this test will be posted in PowerSchool this weekend.
Students worked with fraction problems this week, especially with the focus of converting fractions to decimals in the context of money. This upcoming week they will continue their conceptual understanding of fractions through analog clock studies and start to find equivalent fractions with common denominators.
Science news: Our study of the environment continues. Students learned different kinds of renewal and nonrenewable energy sources. These energy resources are seen in our everyday lives. Students read an article about the environmental effects of a fast food meal. Next week we will plan and compare a meal made with local resources.
Upcoming dates/events:
  • Wednesday, Oct. 21: Early Release at 1pm
  • Friday, Oct. 23: Supply Drop Off/Pick Up 3-4pm
  • Tuesday, October 27: Board Meeting 6:30pm
  • Friday, Oct. 30: Staff Costume Wave Parade 1-3pm

Enjoy the remainder of the beautiful fall colors!

Warm regards,

Mrs. Psimaras and Miss King