Tuesday, May 9, 2017

May/June

May & Start to June Calendar
Please make sure that your child’s iPad is 100% charged for MSTEP days. Thank you!

May 1 4th Grade M-Step testing – ELA
FOLLOW NEW SPECIALS SCHEDULE May 1 - 19

May 2 4th Grade M-Step testing - ELA

May 5 Safety Orange Bowl – Troy Lanes 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Student Lighthouse Meeting – Room 8 @ 8:00 a.m.
Bagel Delivery

May 8 4th Grade M-Step testing - Math

May 9 4th Grade M-Step testing – Math
PTO Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.

May 10
4th Grade M-Step testing – Math
Ellen Cale at Troy Union
Flower Delivery – 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

May 11 4th Grade M-Step testing – Science

May 12 4th Grade M-Step testing – Science

May 13 T.R.O.Y. Fitness Run at Boulan Park--9:00 – 9:30 a.m. registration

May 17 Parent Appreciation Breakfast LGI 8:40 – 10:10 a.m.

May 18
Fire Drill @ 1:45 p.m.

May 19 Eagles Nest 9:50 – 10:20 a.m. (Specials Teachers Hosting)
Bagel Delivery and Writing Celebration

May 21 Baseball Game at Jimmy Johns Field (MRIM reward)

May 22 Troy Public Library Visit- LGI
Grades 3-5 @ 1:00 – 1:20 p.m. and K-2 @ 1:35 – 1:55 p.m.

May 23 Ellen Cale at Troy Union 7 rotating subs – Cultures of Thinking
Fire Drill – 2:30 p.m.


May 25 Cardboard Challenge – See Letter that went home 5/9 for volunteers

May 26 Students ½ day – a.m. Dismissal at 12:17 p.m.

2B Specials AM in the AM

May 29 No School – Memorial Day

May 31 Band/Orchestra Assembly @ Troy Union 1:55 – 2:25 p.m. For grades 3 and 4 -- optional for lower grades


June 2 Field Day Grades K – 2 @ 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 3-5 @ 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Monday, February 6, 2017

February Important Dates

February 1  3rd grade Camp Almena- Computer Lab closed all week

February 2 Math Test Chapter 4

February 3 Student Lighthouse @ 8:00 a.m. Room 8
Author Visit-Maria Dismondy

February 6 SHEEPSHANK SAM, Take 2 – Wear flannel or your yellow shirt. This is an at school all day assembly for all of 4th grade

February 7 Eagle’s Nest 9:05 – 9:35 a.m. WEAR YELLOW SHIRT
Mark Dziatczak visits Troy Union 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
PTO Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.

February 8 
Official Count Day

February 10 Bagel Sale

February 13 Wida Testing in computer lab so no lab

February 14 Valentine’s Day Parties and Valentine’s Box due 2:15 is the party and THANK YOU to Mrs. Schlinke and Mrs. Waldron for organizing it! Check the sign up genius to donate!

February 15 Family Game Night 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in cafeteria

February 20 Mid-winter recess

February 22 School resumes
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February 23 4th Grade Lansing Field Trip – All Day Sennott's Class arrives at school 4:00 p.m. so please have someone here to pick up your child. There will be no bus drop offs that day. PLEASE see the yellow, green and blue sheets for details.

February 24 Kick off assembly for March is Reading Month – Cafeteria @ 1:45 p.m.
Disabilities Awareness Workshop 12:30-3
Bagel Sale

February 25 Eat/Drink/Bid Fundraiser Auction
Kilgour Center @ 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!!



March 2 PTO Skate Party – 6:15 p.m.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

TWO field trips in February!!!

Disabilities Awareness Workshop 2/24

Looking ahead, we have two field trips in February. We were able to secure a date for the Disabilities Awareness Workshop on Friday, February 24 at the Troy Services Building from 12:40-3:00 PM. We are in need of volunteers. Below is the sign up genius for our date if you could PLEASE volunteer. 

PLEASE NOTE: I am attending this field trip with Mr. Piontkowski's class.

This is a FREE field trip because of our amazing PTO and a permission slip will be coming home soon. 
 
Disabilities Awareness Workshop Volunteers SIGN UP:   


Lansing Field Trip: SAVE THE DATE 2/23


We are going to Lansing and the Hall of Justice! This is ALL DAY on Thursday, 2/23. Please save the date. The permission slips will be coming home soon and we will ask for volunteers at that time. This field trip usually costs between $20-$30 per student, if you know you will not be able to afford the trip, PLEASE let me know. I do not want anyone to miss out on this experience.

Thank you!! 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

January Important Dates

January 3 School Resumes
January 4-6 Iowa Testing for all of 5th grade
January 6 Student Lighthouse meeting – 8:00 a.m. Room 8
January 10 PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m.
January 12 Eagle’s nests @ 1:45 p.m. (2nd grade facilitating)
January 16 MLK Day – No School
January 18
·       READING MOVIE POSTER and FINAL Persuasive Letter DUE TODAY (The rubrics are class created and will be pictured on their iPad on Monday, January 9 as we have to create them. They will have time to work on these in class, but if they don’t use their time wisely, they may have homework.)
January 19
·       Code yellow and red @ 2:40 p.m.
·       PTO Skate party @ 6:15 p.m.
January 20
·       No school for students; end of 1st semester
·       Teacher workday
January 23
·       Vision screening through Jan. 27 Grades 1, 3, 5
·       3rd grade Camp Almena through Jan. 27
·       Computer Lab closed
January 26 “Sheepshank Sam” assembly – 4th grade LGI – all day
January 27 Bagel Delivery
January 30 Report Cards available to view on HAC

February 3 Author Maria Dismondy Assembly 

Monday, December 5, 2016

December News

The December News
Important Dates:
  • December 1 – Kaiser Studio taking candid pictures for the yearbook
  • December 5 – Preview day for the book fair!  It will be open after school from 3:30-6:30
      • Leader in Me Family Night at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria
  • December 6 through December 8 – Book Fair
  • December 8 – “Choose Wisely” assembly at 10:30
  • December 12 – Eagle’s Nest – 2:30 p.m.
  • December 14 -  Oberweis Fundraiser
  • December 16 – Holiday Shop!!! Bagel Friday too!
  • December 19 – Trade Fair Items Due
  • December 20 – Holiday Parties!
  • December 21 – Holiday Sing-A-Long at 9:15-10:00 a.m. Last Day before winter recess
  • Monday, December 5th - Leader in Me Family Night (6:30-8:00)
  • Tuesday, December 20th - Holiday Parties – More info to come
  • December 22-January 2 – Winter Holiday Break
  • January 3 – School resumes

Other Reminders:
  • iPads should be charged and READY each day!
  • Troy Tech Talks: Tech Talk Revised Schedule.pdf  
  • Reminder: Cell phones, iPods, radios, electronic handheld games, gum chewing, Pokemon or Yu-Gi-Oh! cards are NOT allowed in school.
  • Giving Tree: There are now hearts outlining specific needs on the branches in the main hallway if you are interested in supporting the Troy Union Giving Tree.
  • Book Fair: The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Troy Union from December 5th through December 8th! Students will preview the books on Monday, December 5th and will come home with their “Wish Lists”. Students will shop during their normal Library specials time throughout the week. A schedule and notice about the details and a book fair flyer will be sent home in the next few weeks, please be on the lookout.  The book fair is a school wide fund raiser and the proceeds from purchases will be used to enhance the physical environment of our Media Center through a flexible seating initiative.  If you would like to sign up to help during the book fair, please sign up using the attached link.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44a5ab2fa2f85-december2

Monday, November 7, 2016

November News

The November News
Important Dates:
  • Friday, November 4th - End of the Marking Period (No School)
  • November 9 – Family Game Night
  • November 10 – iMOVIE due for reading
  • November 17th – Math Test on Chapter 2
  • November 11 – Final Copy of Realistic Fiction due
  • Wednesday, November 16th -  1/2 day in the AM only followed by afternoon/evening conferences (Dismissal at 12:17)
  • Thursday, November 17th - 1/2 day in the AM only followed by afternoon/evening conferences (Dismissal at 12:17)
  • Friday, November 18th - 1/2 day in the AM only (Dismissal at 12:17)
  • Wednesday, November 23rd - Sunday, November 27th: No School (Thanksgiving Break)
  • Monday, December 5th - Leader in Me Family Night (6:30-8:00)
  • Tuesday, December 20th - Holiday Parties – I will notify you of the time in the next newsletter, BUT thank you to Mrs. Dennis and Mrs. Mattson for volunteering to organize it!
  • Wednesday, December 21st - Last Day of School Before the Winter Break

Other Reminders:
  • iPads should be charged and READY each day!
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences: Please sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences by visiting the following link.
  • Troy Tech Talks: Tech Talk Revised Schedule.pdf  
  • Reminder: Cell phones, iPods, radios, electronic handheld games, gum chewing, Pokemon or Yu-Gi-Oh! cards are NOT allowed in school.
  • Giving Tree: There are now hearts outlining specific needs on the branches in the main hallway if you are interested in supporting the Troy Union Giving Tree.
  • Book Fair: The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Troy Union from December 5th through December 8th! Students will preview the books on Monday, December 5th and will come home with their “Wish Lists”. Students will shop during their normal Library specials time throughout the week. A schedule and notice about the details and a book fair flyer will be sent home in the next few weeks, please be on the lookout.  The book fair is a school wide fund raiser and the proceeds from purchases will be used to enhance the physical environment of our Media Center through a flexible seating initiative.  If you would like to sign up to help during the book fair, please sign up using the attached link.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44a5ab2fa2f85-december2
  • Report Cards: Report cards will be available on HAC Monday, November 14th, for students in grades 1-5.   Kindergarten students will not receive a report card at this time; they will receive report cards at the end of the first and second semesters.  Instructions for HAC are below.  Please make sure to activate your account.  Markings/grades for Art, Gym and Music will also be sent home at the end of the first and second semesters.
o    Login with your HAC username and password. If you do not know your username or password you can use the Forgot my Username of Password feature.  If you have not yet registered for HAC , please send an email to hacsupport@troy.k12.mi.us that includes your name and the name(s) of your student(s) along with their school name and grade. Within one business day you will receive information to set up your HAC account.


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Fun Run!!

This is a reminder that our FUN RUN is on Friday! 4th grade runs from 9:00-9:30. Feel free to come and watch. 4th graders will wear YELLOW during the run. Please have your child wear their yellow Leader in Me shirt on Friday. If you don't have one, any yellow shirt will work. The new shirt orders will be in tomorrow, ready for the run on Friday.

Please don't forget to send in the envelope of donations! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year.

We have a new competition this year!!! The most spirited class, wearing as much of their class color as possible will win a special lunch in the gym with Mr. V, a fun recess, extra gym time, and a treat!  SO....anything that you can think of so that we are a huge yellow group of 4th graders.  Any other ideas, I'm open, send me an email.  Let's do this!! Let's show our spirit!