Bayside Day Tomorrow

Dear Families,

Tomorrow we will have our Bayside Day.  We will leave the school at approximately 10:15 and return around 2:15.  We will start our activities on the softball fields behind the basketball court.  We will run some relays, have a super soaker/water bottle fight, and a balloon toss.  Then we will break for lunch and some free play near the pavilion.   Finally, we will head to the beach for some swimming before returning to school.

Family members are welcome to stop by at any time and join us for some fun activities.  Students should bring: lunch, sunblock, swimsuit, towel, and super soaker/water bottle.  If there are any parents willing to meet us at the park with a cooler or bucket full of water it would be a big help.  I’d also love to have someone fill up some water balloons.  If you’re willing to help you can email me, meet us by the back fields at 10:30, or if you just have a cooler of water we can use bring it to school between 8 – 8:30.

Thanks,

Mr. Cheney

Field Trips

Dear Families,

We have two field trips this week on Wednesday and Thursday.

On Wednesday, June 6th, we will be visiting the State House and Historical Museum in Montpelier (8:35-2:00).  If there is time on the way home, we may stop at the Whale’s Tails and take a few pictures.  There is limited seating on the bus, so parents may be asked to carpool.

On Thursday, June 7th, we will be visiting two Vermont businesses; Rock of Ages and Ben & Jerry’s (8:35-2:00).  There is limited seating on the bus, so parents may be asked to carpool.

Please bring a lunch (if you have signed up for a school lunch), sunblock, water, and dress in layers in case it gets really cold or really hot.  Students should also bring something to occupy them on the bus.  Electronics and iPods are okay as long as the games/music being played is rated “e” for everyone.  You are responsible for the well-being of your own electronics.

We will be leaving before morning announcements, so please arrive no later than 8:30.

Thank you,

Mr. Cheney

Field Trip Dates

Dear Families,

We have 4 great opportunities to explore different parts of Vermont during the last two months of school.  Please save the dates if you’d like to join us for any of the upcoming field trips.  A permission slip for the May 11th field trip was sent home today.  A single permission slip for the following 3 trips will be sent home on Friday, May 4.

  • On Friday, May 11th we sill be visiting the Ethan Allen Homestead (8:45 – 2:00).
  • On Wednesday, June 6th  we will be visiting the State House and Historical Museum in Montpelier (8:45 – 2:00).
  • On Thursday, June 7th we will be visiting the Rock of Ages Quarry in Barre and Ben & Jerry’s in Waterbury (8:45 – 2:00).
  • On Tuesday, June 12th  all MBS 4th graders will be visiting the Shelburne Museum (8:45 – 2:00).

Enjoy the week with your children,

Mr. Cheney

SBAC Testing

Hello Families,

The entire Lighthouse wing will be taking SBAC tests the next two weeks.  Our testing days will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays with make-up days on Fridays.  Students will be allowed to chew gum or eat mints while they are working on their tests.  In an effort to make sure students are well rested for their tests there will be no homework the next two weeks.

Thank you,

Mr. Cheney

Passion Project Fair

Dear Families,

We will be having our Passion Project Fair this Friday from 9:00 – 10:00 am.  The four Lighthouse 4th grades will be dispersed among all four Lighthouse classrooms.  That means you will have to search all four classrooms to find your child.  The kids have been working really hard on their reports and projects.  It should be a lot of fun.  Thanks in advance for taking time out of your day to attend.

Thanks,

Mr. Cheney

Report Cards

Dear Families,

Students will be bringing home their report cards today.  Please send back report card envelopes when we return from February break.  Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to complete all of our scheduled assessments this trimester, so you will notice there is no grade for the informative writing assessment or the unit 5 math test.  The writing assessment and unit 5 math test will be given when we return from break.

Enjoy the week with your children,

Mr. Cheney

Concert Tonight / Valentine’s Day Tomorrow

Dear Families,

The recorder concert is tonight from 7:00-7:30.  Please arrive no earlier than 6:45.  When you arrive you may send your child to the classroom and head to the gym.  There is another concert prior to ours from 6:00-6:30, so if you arrive too early parking may be an issue.

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow.  We are having a very low key celebration at the end of the day.  Students will share a compliment with two other students (chosen randomly) from the class and exchange valentines if they brought them.  If students bring in valentines or a treat to share they must bring one for everyone.

Thank you,

Mr. Cheney

Greek Myth Props

Dear Families,

As we are planning for our Greek Plays on Friday we’ve discovered we could use a few props.  If you have any of the following props and are willing to loan them to us, please send them in tomorrow or Thursday.

Props:

Cane

Beard

Crown (Burger King Crown would be great)

Dark colored bathrobes

Yellow caution tape (10 feet or so)

Thanks for any help you can provide,

Mr. Cheney