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Week 16

It certainly feels like December! Keep warm, everyone! We just finished learning about Illinois and its natural resources. The students discussed the difference between renewable and non-renewable resources, and learned about how important it is to take care of our Earth. We will be moving on to inherited traits and adaptations next week. The students continue their hard work on our new true stories. We used a different approach to writing this time, and it is certainly paying off! The 3rd and 4th graders have fantastic starts to their papers, and I am looking forward to seeing how they develop. The 4th graders have started a new unit on partial quotient division. It is interesting to look at the different ways division works and how we can represent these problems in a variety of ways. Next week, we will continue more advanced work on our division skills.


Additional Information

  • Wednesday 12/7 is an Early Release – please do not send nuts in your child’s snunch
  • Friday 12/9 is our 4th Geography Bee – we will be selecting two 4th graders (and two runner-ups) to go to the whole school Geography Bee on December 12th
  • Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for weather every day
  • Our Veterans are taking the lead this year and heading up the Toys for Tots Drive. Toys for Tots benefits a number of local agencies and townships, providing needy children with a little extra holiday cheer. We will have a Toys for Tots Collection Box in the Office Waiting Room beginning Monday. Please consider donating a new toy, game or book for our local children in need. No donation is too small! Thank you for your generosity!
    Please take a few minutes and share your opinions about PCCS through the 5Essentials Survey. This survey is available for parents to take now through January 16, 2017. We will need 20% of our parents to complete the survey in order for survey results to be shared. We would love to have 100% parent input! Please share your thoughts!