1/22/19

 

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.

Save the Date!  Thursday, January 31st is our Family STEAM Night here at Wolf Canyon.  We will have experiments and activities for the whole family to participate in.

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
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1/15/19

Welcome back & Happy New Year!!!  We hope everyone had a fantastic break and enjoyed their time off 🙂 We would also like to send a huge THANK YOU for all of the wonderful presents we received. Our team is so grateful for your kind thoughts and generosity!

steam night

Save the Date!  Thursday, January 31st is our Family STEAM Night here at Wolf Canyon.  We will have experiments and activities for the whole family to participate in.

Important Dates:

  • January 15, 2019 – First Day of Third Quarter (Minimum Day)
  • January 21, 2019 – No School – Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 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

 

12/17/18

Can you believe we are already halfway through the school year?  We hope everyone has a restful break and we look forward to an awesome 2019!  School will resume on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 and will be a minimum day for students.

This Friday: This Friday Wolf Canyon is sending 2018 off into the sunset by having Hawaiian Spirit Day.   On Friday, our 4th graders will also have a Tech/Board Game Party. Students in the 4th grade have access to school laptops, however, they may bring in their own game or device that day.  Please remember that all games must be acceptable for a school environment.  Also, please be advised that the school and staff are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Report Cards: On the last day of school for this quarter, December 21, your child will receive their first report card. Please review the report card, next steps, and any other information contained in the envelope with your child. Please sign and return the report card envelope with your child when we return in January.

Paper Donation – Due to limitations with our budget, we are in need of some copy paper. If you are able to donate a ream or two, please send them to school with your child. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Accelerated Reader – Since this is the last week of school for the second quarter, your child should have 100% of their reading goal! You can always have your child login to ARHomeconnect and you can check their progress, quiz results, levels, and goals.

Lost and Found: The Lost and Found is starting to accumulate!!! Please mark your children’s jackets, sweatshirts, lunch bags, etc with permanent marker. It will help us reunite lost items with their owners.

Winter Cleaning: 4th Grade families, as you clean out your children’s toy boxes to make room for new items this season, please consider donating gently used “Happy Meal” sized toys to your child’s Homeroom.  This is a great way to refill our Prize Boxes.

Important Dates:

  • December 21, 2018 – Last Day of 2nd Quarter
  • December 24, 2018 – January 14, 2019 – Winter Break
  • January 15, 2019 – First Day of 3rd Quarter! (Minimum Day)

12/10/18

Lost and Found: The Lost and Found is starting to accumulate!!! Please mark your children’s jackets, sweatshirts, lunch bags, etc with permanent marker. It will help us reunite lost items with their owners.

Winter Cleaning: 4th Grade families, as you clean out your children’s toy boxes to make room for new items this season, please consider donating gently used “Happy Meal” sized toys to your child’s Homeroom.  This is a great way to refill our Prize Boxes.

AR Tests: Please remind your child to take an AR Test at school after they have read a book.  These tests are meant to test comprehension skills and track your child’s reading progress.  Students are encouraged to use the book as they take the test so that they may refer back to the text and any notes they may have taken.

Reading: It is a good idea to read with your child and ask them questions after they read.  Having a conversation about their reading will help them make connections and improve their comprehension.

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:

  • December 21, 2018 – Last Day of 2nd Quarter
  • December 24, 2018 – January 14, 2019 – Winter Break

12/3/2018

Winter Cleaning: 4th Grade families, as you clean out your children’s toy boxes to make room for new items this season, please consider donating gently used “Happy Meal” sized toys to your child’s Homeroom.  This is a great way to refill our Prize Boxes.

End of the Quarter Tests: As we wind down this quarter, it is important that your child stay focused on doing their best on their school work.  We have several assessments coming up over the next few weeks and we want to see all students be as successful as possible.

Headphones: Please consider allowing your child to bring in headphones or earbuds during testing.  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 🙂

AR Tests: Please remind your child to take an AR Test at school after they have read a book.  These tests are meant to test comprehension skills and track your child’s reading progress.  Students are encouraged to use the book as they take the test so that they may refer back to the text and any notes they may have taken.

Reading: It is a good idea to read with your child and ask them questions after they read.  Having a conversation about their reading will help them make connections and improve their comprehension.

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:

  • December 21, 2018 – Last Day of 2nd Quarter
  • December 24, 2018 – January 14, 2019 – Winter Break

11/26/18

Mid-Year Interim Level Set Test: This Wednesday 4th grade students will take the Mid-Year Interim Level Set Test. The purpose of this test is to see how your child’s Lexile level has changed since the beginning of the school year. The Level Set Test occurs 3 times a year, at the beginning, in the middle, and finally towards the end of the year. In order for a student to be considered proficient in 4th grade reading they must score a 740 Lexile or higher on the end of the year Level Set Test.

APEX Fundraiser:  The Apex Fun Run fundraiser is in full swing and we have already received a lot of pledges! Remember, every dollar we earn from this fundraiser goes to support Wolf Canyon. The actual Fun Run will be this Thursday, November 29, during the school day. To log your pledges and contacts, go to:

https://myapexevent.com/

apex-fun-logo

AR Tests: Please remind your child to take an AR Test at school after they have read a book.  These tests are meant to test comprehension skills and track your child’s reading progress.  Students are encouraged to use the book as they take the test so that they may refer back to the text and any notes they may have taken.

Toy Drive: a toy drive is being conducted from November 1-30 if you would like to donate a toy.  Toys can be dropped off in the front office.

Reading: It is a good idea to read with your child and ask them questions after they read.  Having a conversation about their reading will help them make connections and improve their comprehension.

i-Ready Math: The i-Ready program is available for students to use at home.  It seems to work best on a computer or laptop and using Google Chrome as the web browser.  To navigate to the site follow these instructions.

  • Visit www.cvesd.org
  • Click on the Students Tab
  • Click on the Office 365 Tab that says Sign in to your account
  • Sign in
  • Click on the app launcher (Waffleicon
  • You should see the iReady icon. Click itIf you do not see the iready icon then click “All apps” and find the iready icon.  Click on the 3 dots next to the iready icon, then click “Pin to launcher”.  Return to the app launcher (Waffle) icon and click on the iReady icon.
  • Click on the green square to begin your iready lessons 🙂

Lost and Found – The Lost and Found is starting to accumulate!!! Please mark your children’s jackets, sweatshirts, lunch bags, etc with permanent marker. It will help us reunite lost items with their owners.

Important Dates:

  • November 29, 2018 – APEX Fun Run
  • December 21, 2018 – Last Day of 2nd Quarter
  • December 24, 2018 – January 14, 2019 – Winter Break

APEX 11/15

Dear Wolf Canyon Families,

Today, our Apex lesson was all about step #2 in becoming a STRONG leader. The Apex Team taught us the importance of being trustworthy. In order for leaders to be trustworthy, we have to do what we say and be accountable for our actions. The best teams are filled with members who can rely on and trust each other. When we are trustworthy, we earn more freedom!

*Important note: Pledges must be entered online to count towards our class total, so please be sure to log them in at www.myapexevent.com.  

Here is tonight’s challenge-

            Silly string challenge! The class that gets the most kiddos to participate will win a silly string day with the Apex team! Each kiddo will get a can of silly string and depending on grade they will get to spray each other or the entire Apex team!