Friday Feature (4/8)

We are so proud of the kids for handling PARCC testing this week with ease. Thank you for sending them to school well prepared for the day. They came in with a ready to work attitude, and we feel confident that they are putting forth their best efforts on the standardized tests.

In social studies this week, each student has been assigned a polis as we begin learning more about Ancient Greek civilization. Sparta? Athens? Corinth? Ask your child which city-state they are from. In Word Study, we continue to read our read-aloud book, When You Reach Me. Set in New York in 1979, a sixth grade girl named Miranda begins receiving mysterious notes asking for her cooperation with helping a friend in need. It sounds like the notes have been sent from the future, if that’s possible. As we begin the second half of the book, we have more questions than answers, and we’re excited to see where the book takes us.
April will be a busy month, particularly with our Earth Week celebrations. Please be sure to send all Earth Week paperwork (including the $7.00 fee for the Wildlife Discovery Center in-house field trip) to school on Monday, April 11th. Thank you to all of you for your support of PCCS and the many wonderful activities that take place at our school. A special shout out to Lori Maier, our fearless room parent, for leading the charge on many class events!
And finally, you may have seen the Book Sale signs posted by the school entrance. The sale will be held at the Grayslake Public Library this week-end, and we highly recommend stopping by to browse the many Children’s and YA titles available.