June 2017


Parent Involvement Opportunities…







June 2nd  10:00 a.m.     5th Grade Beach Trip

June 5th   1:00 p.m.  5th Grade Dance

June 6th   1:00 p.m.  5th Grade Softball Game

June 7th    10:00 a.m.  5th Grade Picnic

June 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th  8:30 a.m.  Madres Activas Meeting

June 8th   9:00 a.m.  5th Grade Culmination

June 9th     8:30 a.m.  5th Grade Pictures and Autographs

June 9th    Last Day of School – 12:30 p.m. Dismissal

June 12th    Pupil-free Day – Have a great summer!

June 19th – July 28th  10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Free Summer Playground

June 19th – July 28th   12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Free Lunch Program

June 21st – July 14th    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Free Swimming Lessons


Book of the Month

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In our quest to build our students’ vocabulary and academic language, we are continuing our tradition of all classrooms reading the same book each month.  Our Book-of-the Month for June is Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold.  The book is about a little girl named Cassie Louise Lightfoot who had a dream to be free to go wherever she wanted to for the rest of her life.  One night, up on “Tar Beach” which is the roof of her family’s Harlem apartment building, her dream came true.  The stars lifted her up, and Cassie Louse Lightfoot began to fly.  This is a story that shows creative imagination.  Since summer is upon us, our students will need to think of different ways to have fun during their vacation period.  The beach is a wonderful place to play, but sometimes we must use our imagination to create our own beach.


Poem of the Month

Remember…      – Anonymous

Watch your thoughts; they become words.

Watch your words; they become actions.

Watch your actions, they become habits.

Watch your habits; they become character;

Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.



Song of the Month


The Star Spangled Banner

By Francis Scott Key

Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?


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