PTO Fundraiser

Yellow PTO packets are being sent home today introducing our fall fundraiser. The PTO is organizing a sub and pretzel roll sandwich fundraiser. Order forms and payments are due back on October 9th. Feel free to send them in early when finished. The class with the highest subs sold will win a soda and popcorn party! Let’s hope it’s a 4th grade class! Thank you for your support with raising money for fun activities and events put on by you and the PTO.

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Weekly Reminders for September 16-20

Fourth grade is off and soaring! As always–THANK YOU for your continued support!

This past weekend was the first for parents to sign the “Power Log”. The “Power Log” is the monthly calendar located in your child’s planner. Please remember to sign this ALONG WITH your child’s Weekly Work Envelope and any signed tests. You can find it on page 19 for the month of September. You will notice this week, they began recording where they landed on the clip chart at the end of each day. In addition, your child’s homeroom teacher will sign this page if a student did not complete a homework assignment for that week. If you don’t see a note from us on page 19, that means your child handed in all his/her homework for that week! Each weekend, it’s the students’ responsibility to get this page signed by an adult. This week, please sign in the box for September 21st or September 22nd to verify that you saw the planner.

Here’s a look at our week:

Spelling: Lesson 3 Test and Activities due Friday, September 20. Lists are located on the blog if your child ever forgets it at school.

Reading: We will learn about character traits and characterization. We will do a variety of activities to practice this focus skill. Remember to READ DAILY at home!

Math: We are currently working on Addition and Subtraction of Large Numbers: Chapter 2. The students will be assessed on this chapter later this week. Your child will receive his/her MY MATH log in. This site could be used if your child needs additional practice on a skill. There are games, tutorials, videos, etc… This is an additional resource available to you and your child. Your child will receive daily math homework Monday through Thursday.

Science: We are currently learning about ecosystems. Students will work cooperatively to identify the components of an assigned ecosystems in class. Ask your child what ‘BIOTIC’ and ‘ABIOTIC’ means? 🙂

Social Studies: This week, we are beginning our Native American unit. In 4th grade, we focus on the Native American tribes of Pennsylvania.

ADDITIONAL REMINDERS: We are asking each student to have a pair of earbuds/headphones to use with computer assignments. If you need assistance with this, please let us know.

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Earbuds

Hi Parents!
As you know, the fourth graders each have a Chromebook this year to use in the classroom. We are asking that each student bring in a pair of earbuds to keep here at school. There will be many times throughout the year they will need to watch videos and these will help while they are watching in the classroom. If this is an issue, please let us know, and we will take care of it.

Once again, THANK YOU for your continued support!!! We just love our Superheroes and their excitement to learn!!!

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Weekly Reminders – Week of September 9th

It’s our first full week of school and we couldn’t be more excited to get into a normal routine. The fourth graders are adjusting nicely to being the BIG kids in the school. We are very proud of their maturity and progress so far this year.

NEW THIS WEEK: The “Power Log” is the monthly calendar located in your child’s planner. You can find it on page 19 for the month of September. You will notice this week, they began recording where they landed on the clip chart at the end of each day. In addition, your child’s homeroom teacher will sign this page if a student did not complete a homework assignment for that week. If you don’t see a note from us on page 19, that means your child handed in all his/her homework for that week! Each weekend, it’s the students’ responsibility to get this page signed by an adult. This week, please sign in the box for September 14th or September 15th to verify that you saw the planner.

Here’s a look at our week:

Social Studies: Students will take their World Map quiz this week. 4G will take the quiz tomorrow, Wednesday. 4S will take the quiz on Thursday. **Most students know their address and their phone number, but some still need a little practice. Feel free to check to see if they know it for their quiz!

Science: We are beginning our Biology unit this week.

Math: On Monday, we began Chapter 2 Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers. Logins for our online Math resources will be coming home soon. The My Math resource will allow you to access the student workbook online as well as many other beneficial tools to help your students practice.

Reading: Our super readers are working to identify story elements when reading a story. Ask them to recite the Story Elements chant to you (Hint: It starts with “In a story, there will always be…”). Good readers pay attention to these story elements to better understand what they are reading.

Spelling: Lesson 1 spelling tests were either in your child’s Weekly Work Envelope last week or will be coming home this Friday. On Monday, we began Lesson 2. Test is on Friday. If your child ever forgets their list at school, you can always find each list on the blog under the “Spelling” tab.

Writing: We continued to review the 4 types of sentences – declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory. We watched this youtube video to help us remember the difference. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxcZifP8wRI

Enjoy your week! 🙂 Don’t forget to check your child’s Weekly Work Envelope (WWE), empty it out, and sign the outside. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you have. We thank you for your constant support!

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Science FUN!!!

Today the fourth graders practiced the steps to the scientific process by answering the following question, ” How Many Licks Does it Take to Get to the Center of a Tootsie Pop?”

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Volunteer Calendars

If you are able to help out in our classrooms, could you please return the volunteer calendar that was distributed at Meet the Teacher as soon as possible.

Thank you so much!!

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A Look at Our Week–September 3-6

We hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable Labor Day weekend.  Here is some information for you about this week in fourth grade.


Math:  We have been working through Chapter 1–Place Value.  The students will be assessed later this week by completing the Chapter 1 test.  We are hoping to have MY MATH log-ins for you soon.  MY MATH is a great place for additional help, tutorials, practice activities, and interactive games.  Your child will be bringing home some practice work each evening in preparation for the test.


Reading: This week we begin Unit 1–Getting to Know Main Characters and Theme.  For the next few weeks, our focus will be on the basic story elements of a story.  We will look deeper into how the main characters and setting affect a story’s plot. Try reading with your child once a week and ask them about the main characters and setting of the book they are reading.  


Spelling:  We will begin spelling this week.  Your child will receive the spelling list today.  Since this is a shorter school week, we are only requiring the students to complete TWO activities off of the choice menu.  Please make sure your child is practicing the words each evening.  The two activities and Lesson 1 test will be this Friday.


Writing:  The focus this week is learning about the four types of sentences.  Once the students learn about the sentence types, we will play SENTENCE SWAT as a class and complete some additional activities.


Science: We will be discussing the scientific method and how this process can and should be applied to everyday life.  On Friday, we will be applying the scientific method with a fun activity.  Please be sure to ask your student about it after school on Friday.


Social Studies: The students are reviewing the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the world. In order to be in our exclusive 7-5 Club, they will need to accurately identify each continent and ocean on a map.  Completed maps will be coming home today and tomorrow to help study!  Quiz will be next week!!

As always, we look forward to a SUPER week! If you have any questions or concerns, please email us!  Thanks again for your continual support!!

Your 4th Grade Teachers 🙂

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Splash Party Canceled

Due to the weather forecast of severe storms this evening, the splash party has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. Students who participated in the Summer Reading Incentive will be treated to extra recess tomorrow and a special treat.

Our apologies for this inconvenience!

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Wednesday, Aug. 28, is MEET THE TEACHER and the READING SPLASH PARTY!

All new students and their families and all kindergarten students and their families are invited to our Summer Reading Splash Party on Wednesday at Millersville Pool right after Meet the Teacher Night. Come join the fun!

Meet the Teacher is from 4pm-6pm. Mrs. Suydam and Mrs. Gwyn will be leading a formal presentation at 5pm if you are able to make it at that time to learn more about fourth grade, etc…

We look forward to meeting you!

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Important Details for the Splash Party

Details for Summer Reading Splash Party on Wednesday after Meet the Teacher Night from 5:30-7:30:

  • Students will receive their free ticket on Monday if they returned their calendar.  Please check backpacks for them.  They should bring their ticket to the pool.
  • Unfortunately if it rains. we will need to cancel and not be able to reschedule.  Let’s hope for sunny weather!
  • Scoops Food Truck will be there if families would like to get supper that evening!
  • Looking forward to a fun time together as a school!
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