Tuesday, January 16, 2018


The next extra credit POSTER is due Jan 25 and is worth up to 40 points AND 4 tokens.  The topic is "The best places in the world to ski or snowboard"...VERY COOL!  If you need a poster board, come see me.

Monday, October 9, 2017


* Book reports are due this week.  Please work with your child to make sure they have their report sheet & fan-fold.  Also have your child practice presenting it so that they'll be more confident with their presentation.

* Parent/teacher conferences begin next Wed.  If you haven't signed up for a time to talk to your child's teachers, please go online and sign up today.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I'm extra excited to be adding history to my language arts lessons this year!  We have lots of great field trips and extra credit opportunities planned.

TIPS & TRICKS (for making your child successful)!
1. Sign the planner & help him/her with homework EVERY NIGHT.
2. Check Aspire EVERY WEEKEND to see if they have missing work or low scores.
3. Attend at least 1 parent/teacher conference.
4. Stay in touch with teachers through e-mail or phone calls.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The End Is Near...Less than 2 months left and boy is there a lot going on!

APRIL / MAY-   SAGE testing...Be sure your child goes to bed early & eats a big breakfast!
APRIL 28-  Last extra credit poster due (favorite poet & one of his/her poems)!
MAY 5-  Extra credit group presentations due (history or science)!
MAY 17- Extra credit book reports due!
MAY 23-  Awards assembly (time & location TBA)
MAY 24-  Field day (we'll need lots of parent help)

Please continue to check planners & Aspire grades.  We want them to end the year successfully!  ;-)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

HARRY POTTER literacy night!

Hello witches and wizards of OPA! This is a reminder to all 5th & 6th grade students that this year’s Harry Potter literacy night will be on Thursday, Jan 26 from 5 to 7 pm.  You can bring parents and siblings, but no Muggles will be allowed to enter!  The magic begins at 5:00.  Wear your best robes while you do fun activities with your favorite professors!  There will be free pizza and prizes, but you must turn in your reservation slips by Friday (Jan. 20) to your homeroom teacher.  We await your owl!


Our next book report is a biography.  Your child has already chosen which person they'll be reading about and they're due on Feb. 28.  Please check the green instructions that went home last week & help your child keep up with reading their book & working on the report.  If you have any questions, feel free to call or e-mail me.

Friday, October 7, 2016

I will not be in town during parent teacher conferences this month (Oct), but am available after 2pm each day to meet with parents and discuss your child's progress.  You may also call or e-mail me any time.