Happy Valentine’s Day

We hope your day is filled with love and kindness! The students sure do know how to make the day so special!

Just a few reminders for the week:

CLARIFICATION: There was NOT spelling homework this week. In replace of spelling homework, students were asked to complete a Daily Edit writing assignment each night. **This will be the same next week.** No Spelling homework next week. Daily Edit #8 will be homework throughout the week.

Congratulations to our 4th Grade Math Bowl team – they placed 5th in the district competition yesterday! We are so proud of them!

NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 17th – We will see everyone back on Tuesday, February 18th.

Today we are at the halfway point in our Kids’ Heart Challenge. Currently, we have raised exactly almost $7,000, which means that we have to raise another $8,000 by Feb 28th. However, we have only had 97 students contribute at least $1, so we have 14 days to TRY to raise $8,000 as a school, with EVERYONE getting involved!

We will celebrate “Kids at Work” day next Friday, February 21st. Students will be invited to wear clothing that represents a career they may be interested in exploring as an adult. For example, students may come dressed as a construction worker, a doctor, a teacher, etc.  As an added component to Kids at Work Day, teachers and staff will be wearing their college, military, trade-school, or past/present career attire.

Don’t forget to continue to send in Box Tops for the February Box Top Competition. 🙂

Mrs. Gwyn’s class is in need of tissue donations. We are done to our last few boxes. Thank you for your help!

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Math Bowl 2020

Good luck to our 4th grade Math Bowl team! They will compete in the district competition this afternoon. They have dedicated much of their own time practicing and preparing for this event. No matter what the outcome, we are proud to have them represent Letort. We hope they have a blast!

Math Bowl Team
All smiles right before lunch!
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Weekly Reminders

Happy February fourth grade families! 🙂 We hope you were able to enjoy this warmer weather – it sure makes us wish spring was a little closer! Here’s a few reminders for the week.

Calendar Reminders: This Friday, February 7th is a 1:30 dismissal. Also, there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 17th in honor of President’s Day.

*February Fundraisers: Don’t forget about our February Box Top Competition. Box tops can be clipped the traditional way and sent in or done online now. Also, please continue to raise money for the Kids Heart Challenge – some prizes have already been awarded.

**Notes for the office: Please send back the Mother Son Dance RSVP and/or the Books and Breakfast RSVP back by Friday, February 14th. We look forward to both school events!

Academic Updates:

Math: Thank you for taking the time to look over your child’s Chapter 8 Math test and signing it in a timely fashion. We appreciate you! This week, the students are working on adding, subtracting, and multiplying fractions and mixed numbers. Mrs. Gwyn’s class will take the Chapter 9 math test this week, and Mrs. Suydam’s class will take the math test at the beginning of next week. Up next, converting fractions and decimals!

Reading: We are continuing our unit on understanding fictional texts. This week, the main skill we are working on is making inferences about the text. This can be a difficult one for fourth graders to master. For example, when an author says, “When she walked into the building, she sighed loudly as she closed her umbrella and dried herself off.” Students can infer that it was raining outside, even though the author didn’t directly tell them that. Making inferences is reading between the lines to better understand the story. If you read with your child at night, it would be helpful to add that into your conversations about the story. Asking your child, “What is the author not saying?”

Writing: We’ve been using different mentor sentences from the story, Because of Winn Dixie to help us become better writers. Last week, we focused on different types of sentences, and this week we are working on adding figurative language to our writing to make it more descriptive.

Spelling: Lesson 17 homework is due this Friday. Last week, the students were introduced to a new online practice website called Spelling City. Students may use that as one of their homework assignments if the activity sheet is signed by a parent to prove they were on Spelling City for 15-20 minutes practicing the words for that lesson. Thank you for your support!

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Reminder for Week of January 27th

Bring in ANY canned food item any day next week to vote for the next winner of the Super Bowl in our annual SOUPer Bowl contest! 🥫🥫🥫 Then, wear ANY team Jersey or tshirt next Friday!! Also, next Thursday is an assembly day- show your Letort pride  with a Letort or Penn Manor Tshirt!  (Any canned items are welcome: canned fruit, meat, pasta, and soup.)(Participation in spirit days is always optional.)  

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What’s Going on in 4th Grade for the Last Week of January?

It’s hard to believe we are already coming to the last week of January! WOW!

In the weekly work envelopes today, you will find a Valentine list of names for both classes. This is optional; however, if your child does decide participate, we ask that he/she provides a Valentine for every student in the homeroom. Students may begin bringing Valentine’s in during the week of February 10th.

Also–if your child does not have a pair of earbuds to keep in his/her computer bag, would you please consider purchasing a pair? You can find them at the Dollar Tree. Earbuds are very beneficial when students are watching videos in class and on Prodigy.

We want to send some weekly reminders for you about next week.

On Monday, January 27 report cards will be sent home. Please review with your child, sign the report card envelope, and have your child return the envelope to school. Please consider providing comments on the enclosed sheet. This is a wonderful way to communicate with us or feel free to send an email.

We are celebrating 100th Day of School on Friday, January 31. We are asking the students to dress like they are 100 years old. Be creative! We always enjoy seeing the students dressed up on this day! We will be sure to post some pictures. The day will also be centered around the number 100 as the students will participate in a variety of stations.


Science: The students have been learning about energy and some of its forms. They will be quizzed on this information next week. Students may take home their science journals to study if need be. (4G quiz is on Wed./4S quiz is on Thurs.) Next, we will begin to look deeper into electrical energy!! This is where the fun begins! 🙂

Math: We are finishing up Chapter 8, Fractions. Students will be tested near the end of the week.

Spelling: We are on Lesson 16. As always, activities and test will be on Friday.

Reading/Writing: The students have been working very hard to write a two-column note for a TDA. This week we will continue mentor sentences with an our Storytown story, Because of Winn Dixie. The students will be reading an excerpt from this story. As we have begun Unit 4, UNDERSTANDING ELEMENTS OF FICTION, the students are digging deeper to understand story elements. We are also introducing and discussing the fictional writings of POETRY, PROSE, and DRAMA. Please continue to encourage your child to read at home to help accomplish the 40 Book Challenge. January Book It Calendars will also be due at the end of the week.

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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PTO Family Movie Night

Friday, January 17th!
“Toy Story 4”


Doors Open At 6 pm
Movie Starts 6:30 pm

Popcorn & Water Provided, Snacks Welcome!
Bring Blankets & Pillows To Get Cozy!

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Happy Tuesday!

We hope all of the kids enjoyed the nice three day weekend and the warmer weather we got. We have another three day weekend coming up. Reminder – there is no school on Monday, January 20th. Also, there will be a 1:30 dismissal the same week on Friday, January 24th.

REMINDER: Our Kids Heart Challenge Assembly is this Friday. A flyer came home about this last week. Students who raise $150 before Friday will be personally congratulated at the assembly, in addition to receiving a special prize from the American Heart Association. More information can be found here: Kids Heart Challenge Website

Here are some updates for the week:

Math: We are beginning a new chapter this week on fractions. Mrs. Gwyn’s class received their Chapter 7 math tests in their WWE this past weekend. Please sign and return them by Wednesday. Mrs. Suydam’s math class will get their tests in their Weekly Work Envelope this weekend.

Reading: We are finishing up our unit on non-fiction this week. This unit we focused on how to identify text features and the text structure of a nonfiction text. Students will take a test on Thursday, and then complete a written response on Friday. Up next, understanding elements of fiction!

Social Studies: We are also finishing up our unit on Pennsylvania the Colony this week. Students already received a paper with questions for flashcards last week. Hopefully, you’ve seen these. Feel free to use them in any way that will best help them study. Mrs. Suydam’s class will take their test on Thursday, and Mrs. Gwyn’s class will take their test on Friday.

Science: As we continue our physics unit, the students are learning about various forms of energy.  They will practice how forms of energy change by doing a sort activity and a task card activity.

Spelling: Lesson 14 words were given out today. Homework is due Friday, along with the test.

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Happy New Year!

Happy 2020! We hope your start to this new year has been wonderful thus far. We also hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday with your loved ones. Our time with our families was very special, but we are excited to be back with your children.

Here are some upcoming reminders for the week of January 6-10.

We will resume spelling this week. The activities and test for Lesson 13 will be on Friday, Jan. 10.

Students will be assessed on Chapter 7, Patterns and Sequences, on Thursday this week. Please continue to encourage your child to work on Prodigy each evening at home. This is a fun way to practice new skills and review previously taught skills.

In reading, we are continuing our nonfiction unit. The primary focus of this unit is identifying and understanding text features and text structures. We have been reading a variety of nonfiction texts and identifying various features and text structures. Our goal is for the students to understand why an author is writing a specific way or including a certain feature in the text to aide in our comprehension as readers.

We have begun our physics unit in science–ENERGY & ELECTRICITY. This is a fun unit for the students. Be sure to ask your child about the magnet activity they did early this week.

Students will have a Pennsylvania the Colony test in Social Studies at the end of next week. Study guides will be distributed to your students, tomorrow, Tuesday the 7th. Please make sure students are spending at least 5 minutes reviewing the concepts in order to prepare for the test.

On Friday, January 10, Letort is having an Inside Out Day. Let’s have some fun wearing our clothing inside out! Be creative!!! On Friday afternoon, the entire fourth grade will participate in Monthly Marvel. Please remind your child to bring a favorite board game!

THERE IS NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, JANUARY 13!

There is a PTO MEETING on Tuesday, January 14th at 6:30 pm

As always, we THANK YOU for the bottom of our hearts for your continual support and sharing your amazing child with us every day!

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School Spirit Day this Friday!

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Let’s start the NEW YEAR and NEW MARKING PERIOD  by turning over a new leaf…turning a new page….and turning your clothes…INSIDE OUT! This Friday wear your clothes INSIDE OUT! 🧦 

(Participation is always optional on school spirit days.)

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Our Last Week Together in 2019

Hello Letort Families!
This is such a fun and exciting time of year! Our classrooms are filled with laughter, excitement, and antsy children! 🙂

There will be no spelling this week. The homework we are asking of your children is to help out at home and show kindness to others. We understand this can be a busy week for many families, so we are keeping math homework here in school.

Our Winter Party is this Thursday from 2pm-3pm. We are showing the movie, HAPPY FEET, on Friday as long as a permission slip has been returned. Students are permitted to wear their comfy pajamas and bring a blanket to enjoy the show!

Wishing you and your family a wonderful break and holiday season! This time of year gives us an opportunity to reflect on the things that matter the most!!! We are so thankful for your children and your love and support!

See you in 2020!!!!
Love, Mrs. Suydam & Mrs. Gwyn

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