Fabulous First Week!

Dear Families,

We had a fabulous first week of 4th grade.  Students did a great job of listening and following directions.  I was really impressed by how well they got along, not only in the classroom, but also on the playground.  This week we mostly focused on getting to know our peers and learning the school rules.  Next week we’ll add in a few assessments to see where kids are academically.


Parents, you actually have some homework this weekend.  Every student wrote in their Communication Log about the first week of school.  The Communication Log should be in their Friday Folder ready for a parent to read it and respond to it.  Please take a minute to write a short note back to your child below their letter to you, or on the next page.  I’ll make sure they read it at the beginning of next week.  We will try to write in our Communication Logs every Friday.


Thanks for sending in such well-behaved and happy kids this week!

Mr. Cheney

Welcome to 4th Grade!

Dear Families,

I’m very excited to start the school year with you tomorrow and hope that you are excited as well.  Sometimes our excitement can be tempered by the anxiety we feel about starting something new.  I want everyone to know that we will be having a very relaxed day tomorrow, so please don’t worry.  When students enter the building they will come right to the classroom, room 151 in the Lighthouse.  Once they’ve arrived, students will get to pick their seat and start on a word search that includes every students’ name.  Throughout the course of the day, we will participate in P. E., attend a 4th grade assembly and play some games to help us get to know our classmates.


Our Unified Arts schedule this year is as follows:

Monday: Library or Guidance (2nd and 4th quarters)

Tuesday: Music or Art (2nd and 4th quarters)

Wednesday: P.E.

Thursday: Music or Art (2nd and 4th quarters)

Friday: P.E.

Lunch daily: 12:55


You’ll notice that our lunch time is pretty late in the day.  As a result, we will be playing around with our snack time to see what works best for students.  The first day of school is pizza day if your child would like hot lunch.


See you tomorrow,

Mr. Cheney