Weekly Update

Math- We are reviewing for Chapter 12 test today. In this chapter we learned about metric units and how to convert or solve problems using these measurements. We will be testing tomorrow. Ask your student some metric trivia!

Reading – Last week, we began a new unit – Tackling Multiple Texts. During this unit, we will be looking at two or more passages and finding similarities and differences between them. This week we are comparing and contrasting two texts, “Danitra Brown Leaves Town” and “Summertime Star Parties.” Both passages are located in the student anthology.

Spelling- This week we will be doing Daily Edit grammar for homework instead of spelling. There will be a quiz at the end of the week on the grammar concepts covered on the homework.

Science- We are beginning a new unit on magnets, electricity, and energy. The students are already full of questions and excited to learn more!

Social Studies – We begin our new unit on PA Government this week in preparation for our field trip to the state capitol! This field trip is planned for May 22nd. Paperwork for chaperones will be coming home within the next two weeks.

Dates to Remember:

Tuesday, March 26th 2:15 – 3:15 – Human Growth and Development for 4th Grade girls

April 3 – School Field Trip

April 8 – Report Cards will be coming home

April 15 – 17 ELA PSSAs

NO SCHOOL on April 19th and April 22nd

April 24-25 Math PSSAs

April 30 – May 1 Science PSSAs

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Spring Picture Day – Wednesday, March 20th

This Wednesday, March 20th, is Spring Picture Day. For those who would like to order pictures, they may use the order form that was sent home, or order online. Students who are new to our school who do not want to order pictures, may still get their picture taken so it can be included in our school yearbook. *This is completely optional.*

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PTO Talent Show

Come see all the SPECTACULAR talents our LeTort Students have to offer!

The LeTort PTO will be hosting it’s annual Talent Show, “LeTort’s Got Talent”, this Friday, March 15th from 6:30-8:30 (doors open at 6:15) in the all-purpose room.
  
This is a free, family-friendly event and a great chance to see all the many talents our students want to share with their classmates and families. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Hope to see you there!Questions: Melissa Hochreiter at melissamannix@hotmail.com or 717-538-0401

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Weekly Updates

**Mr. McCabe is in need of as many paper towel rolls as possible. If you are able to help him out, please send them in with your child. Thanks for your help!**

Social Studies – Students are finishing up their unit on Pennsylvania the Colony. Miss Eby’s class will take the test on Wednesday, March 13th, and Mrs. Gwyn’s class will take the test on Thursday, March 14th. To help study, students have a packet of information they can use. Some studying ideas that came from fellow 4th graders include making flashcards (the cause and effect page in the packet is able to be cut apart for this), having an adult or sibling use the packet to test the 4th grader, or creating their own test using the packet and having someone else take it.

Reading – Unit 4 on fiction came to a close this week. The students will hopefully be finishing up their TDA for this unit assessment today. Look for these tests to come home in your child’s Weekly Work Envelope (WWE) this week or next week. Next up – Unit 5: Evaluating Author’s Claim!

Writing – Has your child asked you which is better – handwritten letters or electronic letters? That is what they are writing about this week. Be sure to see those essays coming home in the next few weeks!

Math- We are finishing Chapter 11 on Monday. This chapter was all about measurement. We will review with a practice test on Tuesday and the test will be on Wednesday, March 13.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

The PTO Roller Skating Party is Monday, March 11th, from 5:30 to 8:00 at the Castle Roller Skating Rink.  Admission is free, but a donation item for Penn Manor Cares is requested.  Skate rental is $3.50 for quads and $5.00 for in-lines.

  • March 12th – PTO Meeting @ 6:30pm
  • March 15th – Letort Talent Show from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • March 20th – Spring Picture Day
  • March 22nd – 1:30 Early Dismissal
  • March 26 – Grade 4 Human Growth and Development
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Math Chapter 11

Measure, measure, measure! As we move into another chapter we are discussing measurement. We have already learned about measuring and the units of length and capacity. We will continue this chapter by talking about weight and time. We have been challenged in converting measurements as it is a tricky concept! We will be wrapping up this chapter the beginning to middle of next week. Ask your student about measurement! Maybe they can even help in the kitchen or around the house to practice using these skills!

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Changes in Reading Schedule

Due to the shortened day on Monday, the students will be taking their UNIT 5 – FICTION test on Wednesday, March 6th instead of tomorrow. If students wish to refresh their memory on the skills for this unit, they may bring home their FLASH READERS.

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March Madness – Box Tops!

It’s that time of year!
Come one, come all to the PTO Box Top Shamrock challenge!!
Collect Box Tops to win and support our school!!!
Each week, we will have TWO top students who will be our Shamrock Box Top Super Heroes featured in the hall by the main office. 
You have only four weeks during the month of March! At the end of the four weeks the class with the most Box Tops will win a class surprise!
Take the Box Top Shamrock challenge!! Start collecting today!!

If you have any questions regarding this contest, please feel free to contact:
Bethany Landgraff at 717-471-2019 or bethanyparmer@yahoo.com

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Field Trip – Change of Location

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the all-school field trip scheduled for April 3, 2019 has been moved from The Ware Center in downtown Lancaster TO The Winter Center at Millersville University.

If you have returned a permission slip that does NOT permit your child to attend, I hope that you would reconsider your child’s participating in this opportunity. If another permission slip is needed, please contact the school office at 717-872-9530.

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Reminders

We hope you are all enjoying yet another snow day! Because of the closure, school is now in session on Friday, May 24th.

Just a reminder that when we have a snow day, the cycle days get bumped. When we return to school, it will be a cycle day A.

Homework Reminders:

  • Spelling – Students received new words on Tuesday. Homework will still be due on Friday. If your student left their list and homework at school, please see the “Spelling Lists” tab on the blog for needed materials.
  • Reading – A vocabulary sentences homework assignment was given on Tuesday. This will still be due on Friday. Directions are on the worksheet. If your child has misplaced it, feel free to email Mrs. Gwyn @ danielle.gwyn@pennmanor.net.
  • Math – Due to the closure, students will be responsible for completing BOTH Tuesday and Wednesday on their spiral review.

***Kids at Work Day is this Friday, February 22nd. Students are encouraged to wear an outfit that represents what they would like to be when they grow up!

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Weekly Updates

We hope you and your family enjoyed these extra few days off! We are happy to be back, even if it is a shortened day! Just some reminders for this week.

There will be NO SPELLING this week due to the days off. We will continue with Lesson 16 next week. Please see the Spelling Lists page on the blog for lists and activities if you want to get an early start!

Tomorrow is a school spirit day – show your Letort Love! Wear red or pink. Participation is optional.

Early notice – Kids at Work Day is Friday, February 22nd. This is a day where students can dress up as who they want to be when they grow up. Participation is optional.

FYI – Band and string players… new schedules will be given to you today. Due to the snow days, rehearsal dates are now changed.

Continue to contact us with any questions or concerns you have as the year progresses! Thank you for your constant support!

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