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 Important Dates and Information, 2020-21

Wednesday, 9th June, 2021

Dear Room.35 Parents and Guardians,

Today is our last day of the school year for the 4th Grade!! We did it!! Sincerest thanks to all Room.35 Parents and Students for making this an exceptional school year over Distance Learning! All Room.35 students worked really hard and I wish them the very best!

Special thanks go to our amazing Room Parents – Ms. Chakrabarti, Ms. Li and Ms. Dronamraju for their  outstanding effort in arranging and running events for our students this school year! Also, Thanks to all the parents who supported us along with all the lovely words and gestures. You are amazing!

Room.35 students and I created a digital 4th Grade Yearbook, which is available on Google classroom. Students have been reminded to share this with family ONLY. Please take some time to share these wonderful moments with your child.

Please check the Parent Portal on Illuminate for Report cards on June 14th.The class was shown the optional summer work available to them in the 'Classwork' section of our Google Classroom.

I hope you all have a wonderful, safe and relaxing summer. I would love to meet every parent and student in person once we come back to school! :)

Best wishes and thank you,

Mrs. Taha

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Thursday, 3rd June 2021

FINAL MATERIALS PICK UP AND DROP OFF DATE: FRIDAY 4TH JUNE

4TH GRADE Talent Show: Thursday, 6/3, 1145 -1 PM, Friday, 6/4, 11:15-12:15 PM

ROOM PARENT VIRTUAL Celebration: Tuesday 6/8 at 11:15 - 12.15

Today was our last full school day. Starting from tomorrow we will be having minimum days! The schedules have and will be posted on Google Classroom. Please ask your child to carefully read these. Since these are minimum days we will not be having any independent time.

Minimum Days: We will be following minimum day schedules on these days:

6/4 Friday : School Ends at 12:15

6/7 Monday:School Ends at 12:20

6/8 Tuesday: School Ends at 12:20

6/9 Wednesday: School Ends at 12:20 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!

Report cards will be posted in the Illuminate parent portal on June 14th.

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Wednesday, 26th May 2021

SCIENCE 'NATURAL HAZARDS' DEADLINE: Thursday 5/27 at 2:45pm

NEXT WEEK MATH U8QQ2 this FRI 5/28

Schedule Changes & Cover: We have had a new schedule on Fridays over the past weeks - please ask your child to show you the new change. We will be having a schedule change this Tuesday 1st June which will be relayed to students. From time to time, as in the past, I will be covered by a Substitute Teacher, in such cases, students will be notified in advance. Schedules (some slight changes) and materials been taught will remain the same.

SCIENCE 'NATURAL HAZARDS' PRESENTATIONS STARTING 6/1

MONDAY 5/31 MEMORIAL DAY: SCHOOL CLOSED

Minimum Days: We will be following minimum day schedules on these days

6/4 Friday : School Ends at 12:15

6/7 Monday:School Ends at 12:20

6/8 Tuesday: School Ends at 12:20

6/9 Wednesday: School Ends at 12:20 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!

FINAL MATERIALS PICK UP AND DROP OFF DATE: FRIDAY 4TH JUNE

4TH GRADE Talent Show: Thursday, 6/3, 12:15-1 PM, Friday, 6/4, 11:30-12:15 PM

ROOM PARENT VIRTUAL Celebration: tbc

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Thursday, 20th May 2021

SCHEDULE CHANGE on Fridays - please ask your child to show you the new change

NEXT WEEK MATH U8QQ1 possibly TUE or WED

SCIENCE 'NATURAL HAZARDS' DEADLINE: Thursday 5/27 at 2:45pm

SCIENCE 'NATURAL HAZARDS' PRESENTATIONS STARTING 6/1

MONDAY 5/31 MEMORIAL DAY: SCHOOL CLOSED

Minimum Days: We will be following minimum day schedules on these days

6/4 Friday : School Ends at 12:15

6/7 Monday:School Ends at 12:20

6/8 Tuesday: School Ends at 12:20

6/9 Wednesday: School Ends at 12:20 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!! Report Cards available

FINAL MATERIALS PICK UP AND DROP OFF DATE: FRIDAY 4TH JUNE

4TH GRADE Talent Show: 

Thursday, 6/3, 12:15-1 PM, Friday, 6/4, 11:30-12:15 PM

 

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Thursday, 13th May 2021

ELA - U5W2 Benchmark assessment - Mon 5/17/21

SCHEDULE CHANGE on Fridays - please ask your child to show you the new change.

MATH U7QQ1 after 7.3 - Thursday 5/13 completed

U7QQ2 after 7.7

U7QQ3 after 7.13

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Thursday, 6th May 2021

ELA - U5W2 Quick Benchmark assessment - Fri 5/7/21

SCHEDULE CHANGE on WED 5/12 PE FIRST THING with Mr. Townsend from 8.05 till 9am- Back with me Mrs. Taha at 9am

MATH U7QQ1 after 7.3 - Thursday 5/13

U7QQ2 after 7.7

U7QQ3 after 7.13

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Thursday, 29th April 2021

ELA - U5W2 Quick Benchmark assessment - possibly Thurs 5/6 or Fri 5/7

MATH U6QQ3 MONDAY 5/3 

MATH UNIT.6 TEST Thursday 5/6 

Materials Pick up TODAY- Thursday, 29th April , 11 am and 1.30 pm: Please read this email carefully for the allocated pick-up time for your child.

Progress Reports will go out on 4/30: Not every student will receive a progress report. Please check your email to see if you receive one for your child. Progress reports are sent to indicate if students need additional support in particular areas before report cards are sent home.IF YOU RECEIVED A PROGRESS REPORT ON FRIDAY - PLEASE RETURN THE REPORT BACK SIGNED AND DATED by REPLYING BACK TO THE EMAIL YOU RECEIVED BY TUESDAY 5/4/21

ROOM PARENT EMAIL DISTRIBUTION LIST: An email was sent out to all parents from our Room Parents regarding their email distribution list. Please contact them directly if you wish to be part of it.

Thank you,

Mrs. Taha

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Wednesday, 21st April 2021

ELA - U5W1 Quick Benchmark assessment

Math Quick Quizzes will be given the following order and the day it will be administered is dependent on the day that a lesson has been taught:

Math U6QQ2 after Lesson 6.6 Thursday 4/22

Math U6QQ3 after Lesson 6.10

Progress Reports will go out on 4/30: Not every student will receive a progress report. Please check your email to see if you receive one for your child. Progress reports are sent to indicate if students need additional support in particular areas before report cards are sent home.

Materials Pick up Thursday, 29th April , 11 am and 1.30 pm: An email was sent out to all parents today. Please read this email carefully for the allocated pick-up time for your child.

Thank you,

Mrs. Taha

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Wednesday, 14th April 2021

Welcome back! We hope that everyone had a wonderful Spring Break!

Math U6QQ1 Thursday 4/15

Math Quick Quizzes will be given the following order and the day it will be administered is dependent on the day that a lesson has been taught:

Math U6QQ1 after Lesson 6.3

Math U6QQ2 after Lesson 6.6

Math U6QQ3 after Lesson 6.10

FUSD’s Comprehensive Health, Puberty, and Sexuality Education Curriculum: This curriculum is being taught this week everyday from 12.15 till 1pm. Students were given the class link to join in Google Classroom. Opt-Out students were also given the Opt-Out Class link to join, which they need to attend.

WOLF WEAR: Our spirit wear store is open as of Monday, April 12th for two weeks.  All  orders due on 4/23. https://warmspringsspiritwear.itemorder.com/sale

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Thursday, 25th March 2021

Math U5QQ2 Monday 3/29 

Math UNIT. 5 TEST - Wednesday 3/31

‘Because of Winn-Dixie’ movie - Monday 3/29- Wednesday 3/31 - Thank you all parents for promptly responding back to my email requesting permission to show this movie to our class!

Thursday 4/1 - Minimum day, School ends at 12.15 (schedule available on Google Classroom) Next week we have a 4-day week!

Friday 4/2 - NO SCHOOL

SPRING BREAK APRIL 2ND - 9TH - Have a wonderful, safe and relaxing break!:)

FUSD’s Comprehensive Health, Puberty, and Sexuality Education Curriculum: An email was sent out to all parents regarding this curriculum Friday, 12th March. Please check your email and read the letter (link) carefully if you have not already done so.  Thank you.

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Thursday, 18th March 2021

Math U5QQ1 after Lesson 5.5

Trimester 2 Reports cards will be available on the Illuminate Parent Portal TOMORROW Friday 3/19 at 12:00am.

FUSD’s Comprehensive Health, Puberty, and Sexuality Education Curriculum: An email was be sent out to all parents regarding this curriculum last Friday, 12th March. Please check your email and read the letter (link) that will sent in this email carefully. Thank you.

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Thursday, 11th March 2021

Math U5QQ1 after Lesson 5.5

Trimester 2 Reports cards will be available on the Illuminate Parent Portal on Friday 3/19

I-Ready Reading & Math Diagnostic Assessments: Room.35 have been on these this week. They have been so amazing and patient in taking these assessments. Kudos to our entire class!!

FUSD’s Comprehensive Health, Puberty, and Sexuality Education Curriculum: An email will be sent out to all parents regarding this curriculum tomorrow Friday, 12th March. Please check your email and read the letter (link) that will sent in this email carefully. Thank you.

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Thursday, 4th March 2021

Math U5QQ1 after Lesson 5.5

Trimester 2 Report Cards will be available 3/19

I-Ready Diagnostic Assessment ELA Wed (3/10), Math Thur (3/11)This replaces to former District assessments that were previously taken on Illuminate.Please disable firewalls or to add the URLs (in the document in the link below) to your URL Bypass List on students' personal devices.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PyoIkyvYyut0nmDgfTo2GPvvGCDrcsNC/view?usp=sharing

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Friday, 26th February 2021

SOCIAL STUDIES California Indians Slides Project Presentations next week beginning 3/1 (provisional presenting schedule will be available on Google Classroom)

Dr. Seuss Day: Tues 3/2

MATH UNIT.4 TEST Tues 3/2

I-Ready Diagnostic Assessment ELA Wed (3/10), Math Thur (3/11): This replaces to former District assessments that were previously taken on Illuminate.

Trimester 2 Report Cards will be available 3/19

Dear Room.35 Parents and Guardians,

Last week  Mrs. L covered me for the morning as I had to attend a training. From time to time, I may need to attended trainings/meetings, if this is the case students will be informed in advance. On these days, students will log in as usual in the mornings and I will make the Substitute Teacher host of my Zoom meeting before I leave.

Happy Friday!

Mrs. Taha

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Friday, 19th February 2021

Math U4QQ3 Mon 2/22

Math U4QQ4 Fri 2/26

Dr. Seuss Day: Tues 2/2

MATH UNIT.4 TEST Tues 3/2 or Wed 3/3

I-Ready Diagnostic Assessment ELA (3/10), Math (3/11): More information to come

ATTENDANCE: Students were reminded to log into our Zoom classes before 8.10 am this week, rather exactly at 8.10 am as it takes a few minutes to log in. Please also ask your child to make sure they submit all classwork and homework on time. Several students have not been doing this over the past two weeks and some students have completed the work but have forgotten to submit their work, resulting in their mark been marked as late.

PREP ATTENDANCE: It has been brought to attention that some students are missing Prep lessons for PE and Science Lab. If you child does not attend these lessons, parents will be notified by email. Please encourage your child to attend ALL classes and on time. Students are reminded of prep classes that they need to attend daily.

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Thursday, 11th February 2021
February, 15th - President's Day: NO SCHOOL

Math U4,QQ2 after Lesson 4.6 - 2/16 Tuesday

Math U4,QQ3 after Lesson 4.9 - Possibly Fri 2/19

ATTENDANCE: Students were reminded to log into our Zoom classes before 8.10 am this week, rather exactly at 8.10 am as it takes a few minutes to log in. Please also ask your child to make sure they submit all classwork and homework on time. Several students have not been doing this over the past two weeks and some students have completed the work but have forgotten to submit their work, resulting in their mark been marked as late.

PREP ATTENDANCE: It has been brought to attention that some students are missing Prep lessons for PE and Science Lab. If you child does not attend these lessons, parents will be notified by email. Please encourage your child to attend ALL classes and on time. Students are reminded of prep classes that they need to attend daily.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH & CHINESE NEW YEAR: This month we looked/going to look at these two events. Throughout the school year, we try our best to cover, talk and learn about as many different traditions, cultures and events as possible. Please encourage your child to share anything if they would like with our class.

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Thursday, 4th February 2021

Math U4,QQ1 after Lesson 4.3 - 2/9 Tuesday
February, 10th: Valentines Activity!
Room.35 Valentines day project and compliment jars
February, 15th - President's Day: NO SCHOOL

Dear Room.35 Parents and Guardians,

Thank you for signing and returning back progress reports this week. These were due Monday, 1st. If you have not returned them please email me the signed copy as soon as possible only if you received an email from me last friday. Next week Monday 8th, I will have a Mrs. L cover me for the morning as I need to attend a training. I shall be back on Zoom after lunch. Students will log in as usual Monday morning and I will make Mrs. L host of my Zoom meeting before I leave.

Next week, Room. 35 will participate in Valentines days activities with other grade level classes and we will also have individual class activities. Students are always encouraged to share festivals and celebrations that they celebrate with our class. We will be looking at the upcoming Chinese New Year on Friday. Please encourage your child to share anything if they wish to on this day.

ATTENDANCE: Students were reminded to log into our Zoom classes before 8.10 am this week, rather exactly at 8.10 am as it takes a few minutes to log in. Please also ask your child to make sure they submit all classwork and homework on time. Several students have not been doing this over the past two weeks and some students have completed the work but have forgotten to submit their work, resulting in their mark been marked as late.

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Thursday, 28th January 2021

February, 3rd: Global Day of Play

February, 15th - President's Day: NO SCHOOL

Math U4,QQ1 after Lesson 4.3 - 2/9 Tuesday

Happy Thursday!

The Warm Springs PTA is holding a mini-fundraiser this Saturday from 5 pm to 9 pm at the Chipotle on Osgood Rd. Please check your email for details.

Progress Reports will be sent out tomorrow. Not all students will receive a progress report in the manner that was sent out in trimester 1. Progress reports will be sent via email to parents of students that need to focus on particular areas. The purpose of this report is to give students ample notice about the status of their grades so that they can work towards mastering these standards before report cards go home in March. Friday's Math test on Unit.3 have not been taken into account in these reports.

This is only a snapshot of your child’s current grades. Graded assignments, quizzes and tests will carry more weight as the grading period progresses and as students have had time to master concepts and standards.

 If you receive a progress report for your child, please sign the form and email it back to me. Please view all work for the subject indicated and ask your child what they can do to work in this area.  If your student has a concern about his or her grade, they need to discuss it with me first.  This will be excellent practice for them for next year and beyond.  Please sign, date and return the Progress Report within 2 days by responding back to my email (if you receive one).

ATTENDANCE: Students were reminded to log into our Zoom classes before 8.10 am this week, rather exactly at 8.10 am as it takes a few minutes to log in. Please also ask your child to make sure they submit all classwork and homework on time. Several students have not been doing this over the past two weeks and some students have completed the work but have forgotten to submit their work, resulting in their mark been marked as late.

Next Wednesday, 3rd February  is Global Day of Play. Students will participate in fun activities focused around this concept on this day with Mathematical and Reading activities, and virtual field trips!

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Thursday, 21st January 2021

MATH U3QQ2  after 3.11 - TUES 1/26

MATH UNIT 3 TEST - FRIDAY 1/29

Friday 1/29 - Progress Reports

Dear Room.35 Parents and Guardians,

Due to technical difficulties, Progress Reports will be emailed next week Friday, the 29th January instead of tomorrow. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Mrs. Taha

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Thursday, 14th January 2021

January, 18th - Martin Luther Day: NO SCHOOL

Tuesday 1/19: ELA UNIT 3 assessment

Thursday 1/21: MATH District Assessment 

Friday 1/22 - Progress Reports

MATH U3QQ2  after 3.11 - TUES 1/26

MATH UNIT 3 TEST - FRIDAY 1/29

Next Thursday 21st January, we will be administering the Math District Assessment live on Zoom. Since this may take longer to complete during our regular time, we will be starting the Test straight after register at 8.10 am. We will complete this till recess at 9.40 am.  Hence our schedule (synchronous minutes) next week will be modified to accommodate the test. This assessment will be based on all worked currently completed in class.

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Thursday, 7th January 2021

MATH PROJECT PRESENTATIONS START NEXT WEEK - schedule for this has been posted on Google Classroom.

Wed 1/13 ELA U3,WK1 QQ and MATH U3QQI after 3.6

Fri 1/15: ELA, U3, W2 and UNIT assessment

January, 18th - Martin Luther Day: NO SCHOOL

Jan 21st: MATH District Assessment 

January, 22nd - Progress Reports 

Dear Room.35 Parents and Guardians,

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Welcome back and happy 2021! Hope that all students and families had a wonderful winter break. We have had a busy week and it it hard to believe that it is already Thursday! Students were reminded to join our Zoom classes with a mini whiteboard and expo markers. This is an invaluable tool needed for our current distance learning. Please also encourage your child to join our Zoom classes with all required subject textbooks and notebooks, as valuable learning is being wasted with materials not present.

Students were also reminded this week about resubmitting assigned work that has already been submited. NO CHANGES CAN BE MADE TO YOUR WORK ONCE IT IS SUBMITTED. ANY RE-SUBMITTED WORK WILL NOT BE GRADED. Please speak to your child about this as due dates are set on projects to allow students to work to deadlines and follow procedures. Allowing students to add items to their project after the submission date is not fair to those who have abided by the rules.  

Thank you and please stay well and safe,

Mrs. Taha

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Friday, 11th December 2020

PTA WINTER SOCIAL, 5pm

MATH PROJECT DUE Wednesday,16th December, 5pm

Wednesday, 16th December: Materials Pick Up from 11 am and 1.30 pm (allocated times)

4TH GRADE TALENT SHOW: THURSDAY 8.15 am
WINTER ACTIVITY (by our Room Parents): THURSDAY 12.15

Dec 18th: Last day before Winter Break, school ends at 12.20 - modified schedule

Dec 21st - Jan 1st: Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

Materials Pick Up: 

Wednesday, 16th December, 11 am and 1.30 pm. Please check your email for instructions. Please pick up your child's bag at the allocated time. Bags will be place outside Room.35.

This week we said goodbye to Miss Cheung. She has been amazing and has promised to visit in in the future.

This is our last week before Winter break! Next week, we will be having a Winter event planned by our lovely Room Parents and the 4th Grade Talent Show, which will allow students to meet their friends in other classrooms online. Looking forward to an exciting week ahead, which is the last week in 2020!

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Thursday, 3rd December 2020

Dec 8th Tue: ELA District Assessment  and  Social Studies Unit 1.4-5 Assessment

MATH PROJECT DUE Wednesday,16th December, 8.10 am

Wednesday, 16th December: Materials Pick Up from 11 am and 1.30 pm (allocated times)

Dec 18th: Last day before Winter Break, school ends at 12.20-modified schedule

Dec 21st - Jan 1st: Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

We hope that students and their families had a wonderful Thanks-giving break! This week went by so fast!! Two more weeks till our Winter break! Next week Thursday, 11th December will be Ms. Cheung's last day with us! She has been amazing and we will miss her!

Next Tuesday 8th November, we will be administering the ELA District Assessment live on Zoom. Since this may take longer to complete during our regular time, we will be starting the Test straight after register at 8.10 am. We will complete this till recess at 9.40 am.  Hence our schedule (synchronous minutes)next week will be modified to accommodate the test. 

Materials Pick Up: Wednesday, 16th December , 11 am and 1.30 pm. Please check your email for instructions.

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Thursday,19th November, 2020

Thanks-giving Break: 23rd - 27th November, NO SCHOOL

Dec 1st Tue : MATH Unit 2 Assessment 

Dec 2nd Wed : SCIENCE Transfer of Energy Multiple Choice Assessment 

Dec 3rd Thur : Grammar Interrogative Pronoun & Misspelled Words Quick Quiz 

Dec 4th Fri : ELA U2 W2 + U2 Assessment

MATH PROJECT DUE Wednesday,16th December, 8.10 am

Wow this trimester has gone by so quickly!! Well done Room.35 for working so hard this trimester!! You have been amazing! It was great to see all parents and students during our Parent Teacher Conferences this week. Thank you to all parents for all of your support during our distance learning!! Please remember that report cards will be available via the Parent Portal on Illuminate on the Monday, the 23rd November. Please see upcoming assessments when we return on the Monday, 30th November. These assessments will be given, as we each the end of units for different subjects. Since assessments may take longer to complete during our regular time, we will be starting the tests straight after register at 8.15 am. We will complete this till recess at 9.40 am.  Hence our schedule (synchronous minutes)next week will be modified to accommodate the test. 

Ms. Cheung and I hope you all have a wonderful, safe and relaxing thanks-giving break!

Thank you!

Mrs. Taha

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Friday,13th November, 2020

Math U2 QQ4 Tue 11/17/20

Transfer of Energy Science Multi-choice Assessment Wed 11/18/20

U2 W1 ELA ASSESSMENT - Thur 11/19/20

Thanks-giving Break: 23rd - 27th November, NO SCHOOL

Next week Schedule: Please note that next week- everyday is a minimum day ( our schedule will be ending at 12.20) except for Wednesday where will finish at our normal time of 1.40 pm. A special schedule has been created for students which will be posted on Google Classroom.

NOVEMBER PARENTS CONFERENCES NEXT WEEK

Looking forward to seeing all parents next week! Please remember to join on time with any questions you may have. Since our conference is 15 minutes, please come prepared with any questions, so that we can answer then and also go over your child's report card.  We will be discussing your child's report card on Zoom. A screenshot of your child's report card will be shared with you at the meeting. The report card will be available to you in the Parent Portal on November 23rd.

Internet connectivity, audio and Ipad usage: Students this past week have been facing several issues related to internet connectivity, audio and Ipad usage. Parents of these students have been emailed. Please let me if you are facing such issues. Chromebook usage is recommended over Ipads due to accessibility to apps and video visibility on Zoom. Please email me if your child does not have a Chromebook. In the event of students being unable to join Zoom, please ask students to remain patient and wait to join, as there may be a scenario where internet connectivity or other technical glitches can occur.

Thank you for all of your support! 

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Wednesday, 4th November, 2020

NO SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAY, 11TH -VETERAN’S DAY!

Social Studies Unit 5 assessment TUESDAY, 10th Nov! 

Friday, 13th : School ends at 1.40pm.

MATH U2 QQ4 on THURSDAY,12th Nov!

Thank you to our amazing Room Parents for organizing amazing Halloween activities on Friday! The class had a great time and they loved the activities organized!

NEW UPDATE-NOVEMBER PARENTS CONFERENCES

Thank you for signing up! We will be discussing your child's report card on Zoom. A screenshot of your child's report card will be shared with you at the meeting. The report card will be available to you in the Parent Portal on November 23rd.

ONLINE BOOK FAIR: The online Book Fair runs October 26 - November 8. With the cancellation of our spring fair, Mrs. Blizel really hopes that we can get books into the hands of our students and raise funds for the library! See the Book Fair Flyer Elementary Digital Flyer which is attached below. View the Book Fair Video (link below) https://players.brightcove.net/1543299976/Eyj59PHsg_default/index.html?videoId=6180142309001

Scholastic Website https://shop.scholastic.com/parent-ecommerce/360fair.html

Internet connectivity, audio and Ipad usage: Students this past week have been facing several issues related to internet connectivity, audio and Ipad usage. Parents of these students have been emailed. Please let me if you are facing such issues. Chromebook usage is recommended over ipads due to accessibility to apps and video visibility on Zoom. Please email me if your child does not have a chromebook.

Room Parent Directory email: On Monday, all email was sent out to all parents from our three Room Parents - Ms. Chakrabarti, Ms. Dronam and Ms. Li who have volunteered to be our Room. 35 Room Parents this year. They plan to organize fun seasonal activities for our class on Zoom! Please check your email if you have not already done so.

FALL STAMPEDE: As a school we've collected $12,000. Please help us reach the goal of $50,000 by donating at the following website https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/wsfallstampede

Thank you for all of your support! 

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Friday, 22nd October, 2020

Wednesday 4th November: Math Quick Quiz 3

Wednesday 4th NovemberScience Quiz on all work done on Energy

Monday 3rd /Tuesday 4th: ELA Benchmark Unit.1 Assessments

Friday 30th October: Our Room Parents have planned exciting activities for our class tomorrow after lunch! Students will join earlier at 12.15 and leave later at 1.15. They will be joining from a different link that has been posted on Google Classroom.

Congratulations to all our winners of our Character Trait Award for Respect this month!!!  As explained to the class, it would be impossible to award one to every student, but if they did not get one this month, there is always an opportunity for a upcoming different trait!

November PARENT CONFERENCE SIGN-UP: All Room.35 Parents have been emailed with the sign up sheet. We will be having minimum days on November 16, 17 and 19th and School will end at 12.20. We will be holding Parent Conferences after school. Please reserve a conference time by typing your child's name into ONE slot. We will be discussing your child's report card on Zoom.Your child's report card will be emailed to you before the meeting to give you a chance to come prepared for our meeting.You may change the time slot to any open slot if you prefer a different time but please do not delete a slot if it has already been taken. These appointments are based on a first come, first served basis.

** DEADLINE for any sign-up or changes is TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10th. Thank you!

ONLINE BOOK FAIR: The online Book Fair runs October 26 - November 8. With the cancellation of our spring fair, Mrs. Blizel really hopes that we can get books into the hands of our students and raise funds for the library! See the Book Fair Flyer Elementary Digital Flyer which is attached below. View the Book Fair Video (link below) https://players.brightcove.net/1543299976/Eyj59PHsg_default/index.html?videoId=6180142309001

Scholastic Website https://shop.scholastic.com/parent-ecommerce/360fair.html

Internet connectivity, audio and Ipad usage: Students this past week have been facing several issues related to internet connectivity, audio and Ipad usage. Parents of these students have been emailed. Please let me if you are facing such issues. Chromebook usage is recommended over ipads due to accessibility to apps and video visibility on Zoom. Please email me if your child does not have a chromebook.

Room Parent Directory email: On Monday, all email was sent out to all parents from our three Room Parents - Ms. Chakrabarti, Ms. Dronam and Ms. Li who have volunteered to be our Room. 35 Room Parents this year. They plan to organize fun seasonal activities for our class on Zoom! Please check your email if you have not already done so.

FALL STAMPEDE: As a school we've collected $12,000. Please help us reach the goal of $50,000 by donating at the following website https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/wsfallstampede

Thank you for all of your support! 

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Friday, 22nd October, 2020

Tuesday 27th OctoberMath District Assessment

Tuesday 27th October: Warm Springs PTA Zoom School Social – the PIZZAZZ at 5pm. Please ask your child to go to Google Classroom for login details and information. And don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes!   

Wednesday 28th OctoberMath Quick Quiz 2

Thursday 29th October: ELA Benchmark Unit.1 Assessments

Friday October: Halloween activities!! More details to come!

Assessments: As we progress through the school year, students will be given quick quizzes throughout the week to check for understanding. Since this is dependent on our teaching, we will announce this to students as soon as we can.  Tests will be announced on here in advance. Next Tuesday 27th October, we will be administering the Math District Assessment live on Zoom. Since this may take longer to complete during our regular time, we will be starting the Test straight after register at 8.20 am. We will complete this till recess at 9.40 am.  Hence our schedule (synchronous minutes)next week will be modified to accommodate the test. 

November PARENT CONFERENCE SIGN-UP: All Room.35 Parents have been emailed with the sign up sheet. We will be having minimum days on November 16, 17 and 19th and School will end at 12.20. We will be holding Parent Conferences after school. Please reserve a conference time by typing your child's name into ONE slot. We will be discussing your child's report card on Zoom.Your child's report card will be emailed to you before the meeting to give you a chance to come prepared for our meeting.You may change the time slot to any open slot if you prefer a different time but please do not delete a slot if it has already been taken. These appointments are based on a first come, first served basis.

** DEADLINE for any sign-up or changes is TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10th. Thank you!

ONLINE BOOK FAIR: The online Book Fair runs October 26 - November 8. With the cancellation of our spring fair, Mrs. Blizel really hopes that we can get books into the hands of our students and raise funds for the library! See the Book Fair Flyer Elementary Digital Flyer which is attached below. View the Book Fair Video (link below) https://players.brightcove.net/1543299976/Eyj59PHsg_default/index.html?videoId=6180142309001

Scholastic Website https://shop.scholastic.com/parent-ecommerce/360fair.html

Internet connectivity, audio and Ipad usage: Students this past week have been facing several issues related to internet connectivity, audio and Ipad usage. Parents of these students have been emailed. Please let me if you are facing such issues. Chromebook usage is recommended over ipads due to accessibility to apps and video visibility on Zoom. Please email me if your child does not have a chromebook.

Room Parent Directory email: On Monday, all email was sent out to all parents from our three Room Parents - Ms. Chakrabarti, Ms. Dronam and Ms. Li who have volunteered to be our Room. 35 Room Parents this year. They plan to organize fun seasonal activities for our class on Zoom! Please check your email if you have not already done so.

FALL STAMPEDE: As a school we've collected $12,000. Please help us reach the goal of $50,000 by donating at the following website https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/wsfallstampede

Thank you for all of your support! 

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Friday, 16th October, 2020

Wednesday 21st October, Social Studies Quick Quiz on Unit.1

Friday, 23rd October: ELA Unit 1, Week 1 Assessment

Assessments: As we progress through the school year, students will be given quick quizzes throughout the week to check for understanding. Since this is dependent on our teaching, we will announce this to students as soon as we can.  Tests will be announced on here in advance. Next Tuesday 20th October, we will be administering the ELA District Assessment live on Zoom. Since this may take longer to complete during our regular time, we will be starting the Test straight after register at 8.20 am. We will complete this till recess at 9.40 am.  Hence our schedule (synchronous minutes)next week will be modified to accommodate the test. 

Progress Reports: Thank you to all parents who emailed back the signed progress reports. If you have not please email by Monday the 19th the latest. Please help support your child work towards these goals.

Independent/Asynchronous work: A lot of students are submitting work late. Independent/asynchronous is assigned daily and expected to be completed during the school day, assigned during the independent work time in our schedule. Please help support your child to complete this during the time allocated.

Coming up: Red Ribbon week- week beginning 26th October, Halloween activities - Friday, 30th Friday!

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Friday, 9th October, 2020

FALL STAMPEDE next week on Thursday, 10th October at 9:55am!

Progress Reports: Please check your email today for your child's Trimester 1 Progress Report with your child’s grades for each curricular subject to date.  The purpose of this progress note is to give students ample notice about the status of their grades so that they can work towards mastering these standards before report cards go home during parent conferences in November, which will take place via Zoom.

This is only a snapshot of all Standards including Priority Standards covered this trimester and their grades as we have spent substantial time in review at the beginning of the year.  Graded assignments, quizzes and tests will carry more weight as the grading period progresses and as students have had time to master concepts and standards.

If your student has a concern about his or her grade, they need to discuss it with me first.  This will be excellent practice for them for next year and beyond.  Please sign, date and return the Progress Report within 2 days by responding back to the email that was sent to you with the progress report. Thank you.

Recording next week: Ms. Cheung will be recording some Math lessons next wee k(Tuesday and Wednesday 10/13/20 -10/14/20). All students will be asked to rename themselves to their roll numbers to maintain anonymity for all. Students who have declined the video consent form may turn off their camera and mute themselves for the duration of the recording. Mrs. Taha will turn off her camera and rename herself to #29 and be muted too while recording.

Thank you,

Mrs. Taha

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Thursday, 1st October, 2020

QUIZZES: We will be having quick quizzes for ELA, Social Studies and Science this week. These will be reviews of what we have learned so far.

MATH: UNIT. 1 TEST ON TUESDAY, 6TH OCTOBER - We will be completing this live on Zoom. Since this may take longer to complete during our regular time, we will be starting the Test straight after register at 8.20 am. We will complete this till recess at 9.40 am.  Hench our schedule (synchronous minutes)next week will be modified to accommodate the test. 

Connectivity and Problem-solving: Room.35 have worked really hard this week. We ask students and parents to continue to patient as internet connectivity and audio issues arise. In Fourth Grade, we ask students to problem-solve and think of answers to questions that they may have before they ask an adult. Please encourage your child to do this and explore Google Classroom for questions that they may have.

Please regularly check this space for updated information, as try our best to regularly update this section.

Room Parent position: We currently have three parents who have volunteered. If you were contacted by the PTA about this position please email me. More information to come!

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Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020

Dear Room.35 Parents/Guardians,

An email was sent yesterday regarding Material Pick up day tomorrow - Wednesday, 23rd September between 11 and 2pm. Please check your email to see your allocated time to pick up your child's bag.

Thank you,

Mrs. Taha

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Friday, 18th September, 2020

Dear Room.35 Parents/Guardians,

Happy Friday!

Thank you to all the parents who attended Back to School Night this week! It was so lovely to see parents in person at our Zoom meeting! An email was sent on Wednesday with my PowerPoint for your review and the link for the Student Information form for you to complete. If you have not completed this form, please complete as soon as possible to help better support your child. 

Ms. Cheung, has also asked parents to complete the DocuSign Consent Form that she sent out by email last week. 

Room Parent position: Thank you to all parents who emailed with interest in this role. More details to come!

Spirit Week: Next week is Spirit Week! Please view the newsletter, from the link below on information about activities that we will be doing with students. 

Spirit Week Newsletter link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Em8oKvrwYcGTh4w6FavrnrCIcG8vUHP1/view?usp=sharing

Happy Friday and have a great, safe, restful weekend!

Mrs. Taha

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Tuesday, 15th September: BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT,  5 P.M - 6 P.M (please join our Class Zoom Link), School ends at 1.40 p.m.

Friday, 11th September, 2020

Dear Room.35 Parents/Guardians,

Happy Friday!

We hope that you are well and safe and have had a good week. Room.35 have had a great week and students have been amazingly joining in the morning on time!  Throughout the day, students have been facing internet issues, also when joining after lunch. We ask parents and students to be be patient and try rejoining and to notifying me as soon as they can back into our Zoom class.

Back to School Night: Please join this Tuesday between 5 p.m and 6 p.m. Please join from one device per student. We will start promptly at 5 p.m and end promptly at  p.m for the PTA meeting. We have early release at 1.40 pm on this day.

Schedule: Please note that our Class Schedule is subject to change, and we ask students to not print this document as changes are made on this live document. Changes were made this week that were shown to the class.  Adjustments will be necessary at times to ensure that our schedule works.  Please to encourage your child to check our schedule (can be found in our Google Classroom under 'Schedule') regularly and independently, so that they are in charge of their learning.

Office Hours : Office Hours are optional for students. Parents need to make an appointment by email 24 hours in advance to join. We ask that students attend these office hours if they have any questions or concerns. We ask parents to encourage students to advocate for themselves first rather than go straight to their parents. Our goal is to make our students independent, confident speakers, and brave, problem-solvers!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Thank you,

Mrs. Taha

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Monday, 7th September: SCHOOL CLOSED - Labor Day

Tuesday, 15th September: BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT,  5 P.M - 6 P.M (more details to come)

Thursday, 3rd September, 2020

Dear Room.35 Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to my the 'Classroom News' section of my website!  We have had a great full week OF DISTANCE LEARNING! Since this is the FIRST time that we we have been teaching and learning in this manner, Room.35 have done REMARKABLY WELL!!  This is due to all the amazing support that you have all provided with your child during internet and technically difficulties that we have faced this week, from accessing our schedule to logging into our Zoom Class. Thank you so much for being so patience and help us navigate through this new process of distance learning. This is a learning process for us ALL! So all of your support is greatly appreciated. Room.35 Parents you ROCK!

Students have been joining my Zoom Class each morning well before 8.10 am! They are amazing!! Each morning we have been visiting our schedule, so students are aware of when to log into my classes and their prep classes for Mr. Mann, Mr. Morgan and Mr. Townsend (Mr.Hickey has been covering). We have also gone over where the links for each other teachers can be found (at the end of the schedule, once you scroll down). We will continue to do this, but we ask you please to encourage your child to check our schedule (can be found in our Google Classroom under 'Schedule') regularly and independently, so that they are in charge of their learning.

Text books: Thank you to all Parents who picked up the bag of supplies last week! We understand that most students are eager to complete classwork and move ahead. Usually we do not send textbooks home, but due to COVID we have had to. Therefore, we ask that you encourage your child to complete work in sync with our class, so that we have their full attention on the topic taught.

ELA Texts for Close Reading (TCRs) and SOCIAL STUDIES books are still yet to be delivered to our school. As soon as they arrive, all parents will be contacted about the next Pick Up date.

Parent Teacher Association (PTA): Join our Warm Springs PTA! Parental support is so important for our school!! Some of the benefits of having an active PTA are listed below! The link to join the PTA is https://jointotem.com/ca/fremont/warm-springs-pta. Oh, and, by the way, the class with the most PTA memberships by September 25 will win a $50 gift card for their teacher!! Let's hope Room.35 wins it!!

 In order to make sure that all classes are supported and the information flows properly between the class and the PTA, we need a parent volunteer from Room.35.  If you are interested in becoming our Class Liaison for the PTA please email me at ntaha@fusdk12.net. This role will include attending the PTA meetings and properly representing the needs of you and our class in the PTA. 

This year there will be monthly PTA Zoom School Socials (PTAZSS)! With everyone so isolated from each other, the PTA will be hosting monthly PTAZSS (pronounced “Pizzazz!”) sessions to create and encourage a strong sense of community! They will be held on the last Tuesday of every month – the first one is being held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, and it will star our awesome principal Mr. Scott Iwata! More details on the session will be shared as we get closer to the date. All of you will be approached in the coming months to get involved in future sessions to show off your talents and skills. So be ready!

Thank you and hope you have a well-rested, safe three-day weekend!

Mrs. Taha

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Please check your email on Friday, 21st August after 3 pm for detailed information.

- Aug. 24 Monday

1:00 Online Access Verification

Thank you to all Parents and Students who attended this meeting! If you did not, please check your email and voicemails where reminders and information were sent for the school year.

- Aug. 25 Tuesday

12 - 4pm Pick up of Materials needed for distance learning. 

 

- Aug. 26 Wednesday

First Day of School!!

Please direct your child to login into our Zoom class (Zoom details on Letter sent) before 8.10 am. The Zoom Class will be open from 8 am. Looking forward to our first day!!

Pick up of Materials 2pm - 4pm (Remaining) - All bags have been picked up! Thank you to all parents who came and picked up student's materials needed for distance learning.