Thursday, January 9, 2014

January News

Classroom Dates:
Planetarium Field trip - January 10
Leslie Science Center Field Trip - January 15

School Dates:
Tuesday, January 14th
PTO Meeting   7:00pm
Friday, January 17th
CARPENTER SWIM & SPORTS PARTY   5:00-9:30pm
Monday, January 20th
Dr. Martin Luther King Day (No School)
Wednesday, January 22nd
MULTI-CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Tuesday, January 28th
Teacher Professional Day (No School)
Friday, February 7th
MOVIE NIGHT
Monday, February 10th
National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID)
Ongoing until FebruaryCarpenter Student Artwork on Display
  
Curriculum Information:
Math - Geometry
Science - Light
Language Arts - Feature ARticles
Social Studies - European Explorers 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

December News



Important Dates

Friday, Dec 13

Monday, Dec. 16 through Wednesday, Dec. 18

Thursday, Dec 19
 


Talent Show Auditions

Vocal Music Share Days


Talent Show in the Multipurpose room from 1:30 - 3:30
Tuesday, Dec. 17                           
KWANZAA CELEBRATION at Huron High School
Dec. 23 – Jan. 3                                      
Winter Break (No School)
Monday, Jan. 6                                           
School Resumes
 
VOCAL MUSIC SHARE DAYS
Share days are designated days during music class that a child may sing, dance or play an instrument. This is strictly a voluntary activity that promotes musical talents outside of general music. If a student would like to bring an instrument from home, they must have permission from a parent. Special items may be kept in Mrs. Borders's closet for safe keeping. Feel free to drop off on the morning of your child's share day.  Our share day will be Tuesday, December 17th from 11:20 - 11:50 in the music room.

There is also information on Mrs. Borders website at http://www.aaps.k12.mi.us/carpenter.borders/home 
 
KWANZAA CELEBRATION
Umoja! All are welcome to attend the Kwanzaa Celebration sponsored by the Huron High School's Black Parent Student Support Group. The event will be held on Tuesday, December 17th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Huron High School.  
Please feel free to confirm your attendance by using this link: http://tinyurl.com/lggsuw5
 
POPCORN & JUICE SALES!
Popcorn and juice sales are happening EVERY Friday!!  
Volunteers are GREATLY needed to assist in boxing freshly popped popcorn, filling orders, and delivering popcorn to classrooms. Join in and meet up on the stage in the MPR on Fridays from 8:30 am to 10:00 am. Cara Quann can address any questions at mrsquann@hotmail.com.  
 
OFFICE IN NEED OF CLOTHING DONATIONS!
Accidents happen! The office is in need of clothing in all sizes - especially elastic waist sweat pants. Please think of donating gently used, outgrown items to the school office. Thank You!
 
BOX TOPS & LABELS FOR ED CLASS CONTEST
Parents, have your students put their clipped Box Tops and Labels in the collection box in their classroom and be sure they include their first and last name, as well as their teacher's name, to be included in the monthly drawing for a $5 gift card to Barnes and Noble. Current promotions for earning bonus Box Tops and Labels slips at the grocery store register are posted to the Carpenter PTO Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/356451284431593/
Questions?  Contact Carol Ullmann at ciullmann@gmail.com.
THANK YOU for supporting your child's elementary school!
 
 
COMMUNITY INTERESTS
 
Circle K Homework Help
Wednesday, December 11, 2013: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner
Need help with homework? Students in grades K-12 can get homework help at AADL, provided by volunteers for the University of Michigan chapter of Circle K. No appointment necessary - just drop by!
This event is intended for grades K-12
 
CHESSTASTIC
Sunday, December 15, 2013 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Traverwood Branch: Program Room
Join us for one of the world's most popular games with players of all ages and abilities! Chess sets are provided. Challenge old friends and meet new ones.
This event is intended for grade K-adult.
 
Winter Solstice Crafts
Saturday, December 21, 2013 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Malletts Creek Branch:  Program Room AB
Celebrate this winter solstice and make a beautiful snow-covered evergreen tree!
This event is intended for preschool - grade 5.
 
Cozy Collage Craft
Friday, December 27, 2013 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Downtown Library:  Multi-Purpose Room
Bring your friends and family for a cozy craft time making your own collage creation out of colorful paper scraps and other surprises.
This event is intended for grades K-5.
 
Battery Lab
Saturday, December 28, 2013 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Pittsfield Branch:  Program Room
Batteries are great as a source of energy - they're also fun!
This event is intended for grades K-5.

Monday, October 7, 2013

MEAP Testing Begins

MEAP testing starts this week.  We will be taking our reading portion Tuesday and Wednesday morning and our Math section on Tuesday of next week.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Word Study Has Started!

YAY!  We have finally finished our 500 high frequency word spelling tests.  This means...you guessed it...SPELLING TESTS START.  Please look for spelling lists to come home on Monday's in the front of their blue homework folder.  There are 10 words on the list.  Five are from our weekly rule list and five are from their own spelling list.  We will have word work every day in class and will take our spelling tests on Fridays.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Classroom Wish list

Due to high demand....Here is the classroom Wish list


  • Kleenex (throughout the entire year)
  • Snacks (for the community bin/I forgot my snack bin)
  • Pencil Top Erasers
  • Colored pencils 
  • Clorox wipes (off brand is fine)
  • stickers 
  • Room parent to plan and organize classroom celebrations
  • Parent volunteer to run Book Orders (I can train you) 

More items will be added as needs in the classroom change.