Bowling – Please Reply

Dear Families,

Some of you may have noticed that the bowling permission slip the office sent home yesterday forgot to include a line for a parent/guardian signature.  Many of you picked up on this and just signed at the bottom of the slip anyway, thank you.  For those of you that didn’t miss the error, please email me at Joseph.Cheney@colchestersd.org and state that you give your child permission to go bowling on Thursday.  If you didn’t return the permission slip sent home yesterday, please just send me an email giving your child permission to go bowling on Thursday and that will be sufficient.

Additionally, please have your child wear their yellow shirts on Thursday.

Thank you,

 

Bowling Reward

Dear Families,

Permission slips went home today for our school-wide bowling reward, which will take place on Thursday.  Please return the green permission slips that went home today, tomorrow.  This reward will be paid for by the PTO.  Any donations to the PTO in the future are greatly appreciated.

Thank You,

Mr. Cheney

Food Drive

5th Grade Food Drive Announcement:

 

MBS Food Drive

Start date: Tuesday, January 15

End Date: Friday, January 25

The class that gets the most points will get a pizza party.  

Students should collect non-perishable items.  These include canned goods and items in boxes(like crackers, stuffing mix etc).  Each item collected is worth a point.

They are especially in need of pasta sauces, peanut butter, canned chicken and jelly.  These items will be worth double points.

Money can also be donated.  For every dollar collected the class will earn a point towards their total.

Please check the dates of anything you take out of your pantry.  Items out of date will not count towards the class total.

Friday, December 21

Dear Families,

We have a pretty busy day tomorrow and I suspect many students will be too distracted to focus entirely on school.  As a result, in between our unified arts and special assemblies I told the kids we could watch a movie as a reward for filling our fish bowl.  Students have asked to watch Christmas Chronicles on Netflix.  I told students that would be fine as long as there were no parent objections.  If there are any parent objections, please email me right away.

Thank you,

Mr. Cheney

Game Day

Dear Families,

Due to the snow day, we will be postponing our game day to Friday, November 30, from 1:30 – 2:50.  We’d appreciate any board or card games you send in for us to use.  Additionally, if you would like to join us from 1:30 – 2:50 on Friday and partake in the fun, we’d love to have you.

Thanks,

Mr. Cheney

Game Day and T-Shirts

Dear Families,

Students have elected to have a game day tomorrow as a reward for filling their fishbowl.  I’ve encouraged kids to bring board games if possible, but electronic games are acceptable.

Students got their T-Shirts today and wore them to our school-wide meeting.  Our plan is for students to wear their T-Shirts whenever we have a school-wide meeting or a field trip.  If you are concerned you’ll forget to send in your child with their T-Shirt on the correct days,  you may wash it, put your child’s name on it, and send it back to me tomorrow or after Thanksgiving.

Thank you,

Mr. Cheney

Shelburne Farm Pictures

Dear Families,

We had a great day at Shelburne Farms.  I tried to take pictures of every child that’s allowed to have pictures taken of them.  I’ve posted the pictures to my twitter feed, which you can access by clicking the link in the left hand column of this blog.  Students had the opportunity to hold a chicken (if they could catch it first), watch cheese being made, milk a cow and groom a donkey.  This will be great background knowledge for our future discussions about Vermont and the different products that are made here.

Thanks,

Mr. Cheney

Field Trip on Thursday

Dear Families,

Our field trip is all set up for Thursday.  I sent separate emails to parents that I haven’t received a permission slip from yet.  You can either return a signed permission slip, or reply to my email granting permission.

The weather prediction for Thursday does not look good, so please dress in layers, bring a raincoat, and maybe even an umbrella.  We will also be eating lunch at the farm, so pack yourself a snack and lunch as well.

Thank you,

Mr. Cheney