3/11/2019

Minimum School Days- Minimum School Days for Parent-Teacher conferences begin this Thursday, March 14th and will continue the week of March 18th. 4th graders will dismiss at 1:45!

Parent-Teacher Conferences– Please remember that Spring Conferences for 4th grade are Student Led.  This means it is very important that your child attend the conference.

Headphones- Parents, as we enter the testing season we are asking that you please consider allowing your child to bring in headphones or earbuds. We often have times where students may use their own headphones in class, while using the computer.  You may even want to have your child leave their headphones at school 🙂

Donations– If you are interested in helping out our class we are in need of the following items: headphones, gently used books for our class libraries, and prizes for our prize boxes.

Important Dates:

  • March 14 – 21, 2019 – Minimum Days – Parent/Teacher Student Led Conferences
  • March 22, 2019 – Last Day of the 3rd Quarter
  • April 8, 2019 – First Day of the 4th Quarter (Minimum Day)
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3/4/19

Headphones: Parents, as we enter the testing season we are asking that you please consider allowing your child to bring in headphones or earbuds. We often have times where students may use their own headphones in class, while using the computer.  You may even want to have your child leave their headphones at school 🙂

Dear parents, staff, and community members:

Please take a few minutes to respond to an open-ended question about what we’re doing well and where we can improve.

For more information and to participate:
Go to exchange
Estimados padres, personal y miembros de la comunidad:

Tómese unos minutos para responder a una pregunta abierta sobre qué estamos haciendo bien y dónde podemos mejorar.

Para obtener más información y participar:
Ir al intercambio
Chula Vista Elementary School District will be using your input to inform our academic priorities in support of student achievement.

This year, we are using a new version of Thoughtexchange. After clicking on the link above, you will be asked to share your thoughts then read the thoughts of other participants and assign 1-5 stars to show how important each idea is to you. You will also have a chance to discover the top thoughts in the conversation.

Our Thoughtexchange will be open until March 15. Please visit the conversation often and add comments throughout the process.

Thank you so much for your participation.

Sincerely,
Mathew Shy, Principal
Wolf Canyon Elementary

1. It could take you as little as 5 – 10 minutes to participate.
2. Please complete this exchange by Friday March 15, 2019 07:00 PM
3. You can add and rate thoughts at your own pace until the exchange ends. You can also return to review your answers and Discover the results at any time.

Here are some quick tips to get you going:

– Come into the exchange to share your thoughts. Remember to say why each thought is important.
– Consider and rate the thoughts of others using stars (30 is ideal).
– Thoughtexchange keeps confidential who shared each thought and rating.
– When enough participants have shared and rated thoughts, you will be able to explore and discover the results.
– If you need technical help, please call Thoughtexchange at 1-800-361-9027 ext. 4 or email help@thoughtexchange.com.

El Distrito Escolar Primario de Chula Vista usará sus comentarios para informar nuestras prioridades académicas en apoyo del logro estudiantil.

Este año, estamos usando una nueva versión de Thoughtexchange. Después de hacer clic en el enlace anterior, se le pedirá que comparta sus pensamientos, luego lea los pensamientos de otros participantes y asigne de 1 a 5 estrellas para mostrar qué tan importante es cada idea para usted. También tendrás la oportunidad de descubrir los mejores pensamientos en la conversación.

Nuestro intercambio de ideas estará abierto hasta el 15 de marzo. Visite la conversación con frecuencia y agregue comentarios durante todo el proceso.

Muchísimas gracias por su participación.

Sinceramente,

Mathew Shy, Director
Wolf Canyon Elementary

1. Puede tomarle tan solo 5 – 10 minutos participar.
2. Complete este intercambio antes del Friday March 15, 2019 07:00 PM
3. Puede agregar y calificar pensamientos a su propio ritmo hasta que finalice el intercambio. También puede volver a revisar sus respuestas y descubrir los resultados en cualquier momento.

Aquí hay algunas sugerencias para comenzar:

– Entre en el intercambio para compartir sus pensamientos. Recuerde decir por qué cada pensamiento es importante.
– Considerar y calificar los pensamientos de otros usando estrellas (30 es ideal).
– Thoughtexchange mantiene de forma confidencial quien compartió cada pensamiento y calificación.
– Cuando haya suficientes participantes que hayan compartido y evaluado sus pensamientos, podrá explorar y descubrir los resultados.
– Si necesita ayuda técnica, llame a Thoughtexchange al 1-800-361-9027 ext. 4 o correo electrónico help@thoughtexchange.com

Important Dates:

  • March 14 – 21, 2019 – Minimum Days – Parent/Teacher Student Led Conferences
  • March 22, 2019 – Last Day of the 3rd Quarter
  • April 8, 2019 – First Day of the 4th Quarter (Minimum Day)

2/25/19

Parent-Teacher Conference Notices – Your child should have brought home a parent-teacher conference notice on Friday. If you have not seen this form then please look for it in your child’s homework folder or contact your child’s homeroom teacher.

Please look it over carefully and return the notice as soon as possible. Thank-you!

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Headphones: Please consider allowing your child to bring in headphones or earbuds. We often have times where students may use their own headphones in class, while using the computer.  You may even want to have your child leave their headphones at school 🙂

i-Ready Math: The i-Ready program is a math program available for students to use at home. Please use this program at your discretion 🙂

Important Dates:

  • March 14 – 21, 2019 – Minimum Days – Parent/Teacher Student Led Conferences
  • March 22, 2019 – Last Day of the 3rd Quarter
  • April 8, 2019 – First Day of the 4th Quarter (Minimum Day)

2/19/19

Spirit Day: This Friday is Video Game Character Day.  Please do not bring masks, props, or anything else that might be a distraction in class.

Dances with Wolves: Friday, Feb. 22 from 2-4PM in our school auditorium. Dance Entry sale begins Feb. 19-21.  The cost is $1.00.  See PTA table before and after school.

Headphones: Please consider allowing your child to bring in headphones or earbuds. We often have times where students may use their own headphones in class, while using the computer.  You may even want to have your child leave their headphones at school 🙂

i-Ready Math: The i-Ready program is a math program available for students to use at home. Please use this program at your discretion 🙂

Important Dates:

  • March 14 – 21, 2019 – Minimum Days – Parent/Teacher Student Led Conferences
  • March 22, 2019 – Last Day of the 3rd Quarter
  • April 8, 2019 – First Day of the 4th Quarter (Minimum Day)

2/11/19

President’s Day Weekend – There is no school this Friday, February 15 and Monday, February 18 in honor of President Lincoln and Washington. Enjoy a nice 4-day break!

Valentine’s Day-  Students may bring in cards to share on Thursday.   If you want to pass out gifts, we encourage non-food items (pencils, erasers, etc.) due to students with food allergies in our classrooms.

JUMP ROPE FOR HEART – Our school is getting ready for Kids Heart Challenge (formerly known as Jump Rope for Heart) with the American Heart Association. Remember to get started now by going online CLICK HERE to Sign Up  and search  Wolf Canyon Elementary School. You can earn a glow in the dark members only wristband just for registering! Our school’s Kids Heart Challenge event day is February 14, 2019. Thank you for your support!

Valentine grams: Sales will begin Feb. 5th- Feb. 12th while supplies last. Please see the PTA table before and after school to purchase yours! The cost is $2.00. Grams will be delivered on February 14th.

Important Dates:

  • February 15, 2019 – No School – Observance of Abraham Lincoln
  • February 18, 2019 – No School – Observance of George Washington
  • March 14 – 21, 2019 – Minimum Days – Parent/Teacher Student Led Conferences
  • March 22, 2019 – Last Day of Third Quarter

2/4/2019

VAPA Rotations: VAPA (Art & Music) rotations will happen on Thursday this week due to our School Speech Competition taking place on Tuesday morning.

STEAM Night:  Thank you to everyone who came out to Wolf Canyon’s STEAM Night this past week.  We hope your family enjoyed the many activities we had set up all around the school 🙂

Speech Competition:  Our 4th grade students gave some amazing speeches this past week. The entire 4th grade team was very impressed with how well our students are developing as public speakers.  We noticed that our students excelled in the area of structure, organization,  evidence, achievement of the purpose, voice expression, and thinking about how to keep the attention of the audience when delivering their speeches.  For many students, their primary next steps in public speaking are being confident and enthusiastic in being in front of an audience.  Great job Timber Wolves!!!

JUMP ROPE FOR HEART – Our school is getting ready for Kids Heart Challenge (formerly known as Jump Rope for Heart) with the American Heart Association. Remember to get started now by going online CLICK HERE to Sign Up  and search  Wolf Canyon Elementary School. You can earn a glow in the dark members only wristband just for registering! Our school’s Kids Heart Challenge event day is February 14, 2019. Thank you for your support!

Valentine grams: Sales will begin Feb. 5th- Feb. 12th while supplies last. Please see the PTA table before and after school to purchase yours! The cost is $2.00. Grams will be delivered on February 14th.

Important Dates:

  • February 15, 2019 – No School – Observance of Abraham Lincoln
  • February 18, 2019 – No School – Observance of George Washington
  • March 14 – 21, 2019 – Minimum Days – Parent/Teacher Student Led Conferences
  • March 22, 2019 – Last Day of Third Quarter

1/28/19

STEAM Night:  Come on out to Wolf Canyon’s STEAM Night, this Thursday from 6:00-8:00 pm.  Your child should’ve received a handout with the night’s schedule. Please take the time to plan out the night as there will be many activities. We hope to see you here 🙂

JUMP ROPE FOR HEART – Our school is getting ready to kick off Kids Heart Challenge (formerly known as Jump Rope for Heart) with the American Heart Association. Get started now by going online CLICK HERE to Sign Up  and search  Wolf Canyon Elementary School. You can earn a glow in the dark members only wristband just for registering! Our school’s Kids Heart Challenge event day is February 14, 2019. Thank you for your support!

Speech Competition:  Students will begin giving speeches in class on January 30, 2019!

  • All students must give a speech in class.
  • The Speech Prompt is “How does cooperating with others achieve harmony?

Rules:

  • The speech should be 3-5 minutes long.
  • Note cards are optional.
  • No speech should be read verbatim
  • Do not use props or costumes

Grading Rubric:

FIFTY-POINT SCALE

CONTENT (25 Points)

  • Speech Development – Structure, Organization Support Material (10)
  • Effectiveness – Achievement of Purpose (10)
  • Speech Value – Ideas, Logic, Original Thought (5)

POISE/DELIVERY (25 Points)

  • Physical Appearance – Confidence, Eye contact (5)
  • Voice – Voice expression/projection, Tone & Voice (5)
  • Manner – Enthusiasm (5)
  • Correctness – Grammar, Word Selection (5)
  • Appropriateness – To speech purpose & Audience (5)

Students who want to be enter the school contest, will give their speeches first. The winning student from each class will be notified by February 1, 2019.  Those students will give their speeches to the school on February 5, 2019.

Important Dates:

  • January 31, 2019 – Wolf Canyon Family STEAM Night!
  • February 15, 2019 – No School – Observance of Abraham Lincoln
  • February 18, 2019 – No School – Observance of George Washington
  • March 14 – 21, 2019 – Minimum Days – Parent/Teacher Student Led Conferences
  • March 22, 2019 – Last Day of Third Quarter