Final Update before Trackout!

Dear Parents,

Here’s to hoping that all y’all have a fantastic track out! Hard to believe that one quarter has already flown by.

Thank you for sharing such a great group of kids with us. They are truly remarkable. They are willing and eager and kind and friendly and funny almost every single day. I enjoy them as much as I’ve enjoyed any group of kids that I’ve taught in the last 25 years and am looking forward to three more quarters of learning together.

A few details for you:

(1). In science, we started studying the characteristic properties of matter this week. Those are properties that never change — no matter how much of a substance you are studying. That makes them super valuable to scientists because it means when we find an unknown substance, we can cleary identify what it is. Density is one of those properties. So is boiling point and solubility.

(2). When we come back from break, we will be looking at the different states of matter — solids, liquids and gasses — and trying to understand a bit more about how a material moves from one state to another.

(3). Thanks for sending in Boxtops for Education for us! We’ve been collecting them like crazy this week. Please keep looking for them when you are shopping and throwing away packages. The money that we get from those simple boxes really starts to add up over time. I think that’s cool.

(4). Remember that you won’t be getting your child’s report card until AFTER we track back in. New county rules.

(5). There are two fliers coming home today about our PTA’s fundraiser. I hope you’ll consider getting involved. We could use all the help that we can get when it comes to providing opportunities and materials for our students. That’s what the PTA’s fundraiser is all about.

Finally, our first quarter Honors Assembly — which you are invited to — is scheduled for Monday October 30 in the auditorium from 9:00-10:00. It should be a fun chance to celebrate the greatness of your kids.

Be well,

Bill Ferriter