May 31, 2015 Update

Dear Parents,

Alas, we have come to the end of a very interesting and eventful two years.  Your children have learned so many things on their way to becoming natural leaders.  Please remember to follow up over the summer with enriching activities both outside and inside.  Scroll down to find a list of resources to use over the summer months.

As we wrap up our school year, it is very important that your child remember that we are still in session until 1:00 on Friday, June 5.  I am aware that many people feel that little learning takes place during the last week of school, but we must remember that good behavior will help up wrap up our year on a positive and fun note.

Mrs. Krissek and I will be sorting through student belongings and supplies.  All labeled supplies will be returned to you and we would like to donate some of the remaining supplies.  Unless we hear otherwise, we will donate unlabeled supplies.  This will consist mostly of paper goods.  Send in a sturdy shopping bag (reusable is best) for your child’s personal belongings.  We hope to have most non-essential student belongings sent home on Thursday.

This week will be full of fun and activity.  I think that giving you a quick peek at each day will be best….

Monday:  Math patterns through Art, Field Day, Regional Climate project, Readers’ Theater, and Poetry.

Tuesday:  Illinois Beach State Park field trip:  trash-free lunch, please.

Wednesday:  Music, Math tessellations, Book Buddies, Poetry, and Bike Hike.

Thursday:  Sarah, Plain and Tall movie, Graduation Practice, Poetry, PE, and locker/cubby clean.

Friday:  Move Up Day, Classroom Scrub, PBIS Celebration, Early Release

As with every day at PCCS, please check the weather and plan accordingly.

If your child is NOT attending the Bike Hike, notify me immediately.  

Dates to Remember:

6/1     Field Day 9:00 – 11:30

6/2     Illinois Beach State Park field trip, trash-free lunch, please

6/3     Farm to Table, Bike Hike

6/4     Graduation 7:00

6/5     PBIS Celebration and Early Release

Here is a list of summer activities.  Avoid regression of learned skills and support your child will activities!

Summer Resources

Here is a list of enrichment ideas:     This is an at home summer school program.  You send in a weekly assignment to be graded.

Check your local library for summer reading programs.

Workbook, Summer Bridge Activities 3rd to 4th grade

Visit a National Park,

Practice flashcards to memorize math facts.

Check Out These Websites

Summer Brain Games – Free ticket to Museum of Science and Industry

From the website:

Summer Brain Games provides eight weeks of free and fun at-home science experiments designed to combat the “summer brain drain,” when kids lose months of critical learning. The free online activity guide features weekly experiments with step-by-step instructions. This year, we’ll blast off and explore space with activities that are easily done at home with kids of all ages (and a little adult supervision).

Enjoy your summer and I will see you around the school in the fall!

And last, but not least…GO HAWKS!!


Cynthia McGovern