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           Don't forget to return the field trip interest form.  Thank you for the donations and tools we have received.  We really need to order more SeaPerch supplies so please send your $20.00 more or less as soon as possible if you have not already donated for your child. 

There is a  powerpoint explaining the SeaPerch benefits under my Presentations.

     We are working on the Design Process and building the frames for our SeaPerches. Check out the photo album to see what the students are doing.  I will add pictures weekly. 

     Thank you for sharing your child with me.




Maker Space Wish List: Please indicate items that you have to donate to our makerspace.


Lego, K’NEX, any other building hands on components like this.

                                                               1 ½ inch pvc connectors (elbows, t’s, quads, etc.)


Large pieces of cardboard (appliance boxes etc.)




Duct tape


Nuts, bolts, screws, washers


Any hand tools including but not limited to the following


Ratchet sets and wrenches.






Rotary tools




Drill bits





Vocabulary development is essential to successful comprehension of complex ideas so we are focusing on some SAT vocabulary words.  We will be working with the word lament.

      Parent involvement is essential to a successful Gifted Education Program. I will always encourage and entertain your suggestions. Please contact me any time you have questions, concerns, or ideas. A great way to contact me is through the school email,     


 Scholastic Book Clubs Ordering Information

Class Activation Code: J6G74

 Dear Parents,

 This month's Scholastic Book Club flyers are ready for you to explore with your child. Children read more when they choose their own books, so I encourage you to look at the flyers together.

 You can order online . It saves time, offers more book choices, and earns extra rewards for the classroom!

 Happy reading,

Cathy James

 P.S. When you place your order online, you'll help earn FREE Books for our class and you also get a $5 FREE Book Pick Coupon to use on your next online order!

 Ordering online is fast and easy:

     REGISTER at

     ENTER the Class Activation Code at the top of this letter

     CHOOSE from thousands of print titles, value packs, and Storia eBooks

     SUBMIT the order to your child's teacher

     EARN FREE Books for you and the classroom too!