November 22 All School Meeting (Plovers and Puffins will present)
November 22 Empty Bowls 5-7pm
November 25-29 Thanksgiving Break
December 2 Book Orders Due
Homework Due by Friday, November 22nd
1. Read for at least 20 minutes every night.
2. Complete at least 30 minutes of math practice (click here for DreamBox).
3. Complete 20 minutes of typing practice.
4. Optional: Compete Paragraph of the Week writing assignment.
Prompt: We have all taken the time to make something special for someone else. Write about a time when you gave somebody something that you made.
Upcoming Out and Abouts
This Wednesday, we will have our Potlatch/Salmon Ceremony during our Out & About time. We will use our Out & About time in December for Fairy Tale Engineering Labs! Over three weeks, students will invent, test and refine solutions to problems in popular fairy tales.
1. Breakfast Donations - Needed every Friday in December
2. Library Chaperones - Needed 12/2
First Salmon Ceremony - Donations Needed For Nov 20!
This Wednesday, the Plovers will have a ceremony to celebrate the conclusion of their Early Northwest Coast project. This celebration will include storytelling, music, games and a feast! Please take a look at our food list below, and select an item that your family could donate. You can send your donation in with your student any time!
NOTE: To comply with state laws and to be safe for food allergies in the classroom, please send only commercially packaged food items.
- Smoked fish (shelf-stable/non-refrigerated)
- Dried meat/jerky (salmon, turkey, elk or beef)
- "Blubber" (aka jello cups)
Scholastic Book Orders
Class Code: L79X9
Order Due Date: 12/3/19
Book orders must be paid for online - I can no longer accept checks or cash.
This will be the last book order before Winter Break. If you plan to give books as a gift and do not want your student to see them, I can place your order in a paper bag or set them aside for you to pick up. Please send me an email if you do not want your child to see the order. Visit our class book club page to see this month's selection, including the Holiday Gift collection.
Empty Bowls - November 22nd 5-7pm at Forest Grove Senior Center
Bring your whole family, have a lovely dinner, and help your community! Every student at FGCS made a bowl this year, with the help of Pacific University's clay studio. You will be able to purchase a bowl made by students for $5, then you will get to fill it with soup and have dinner. All of the money raised will go to HomePlate Youth, an organization going to help feel homeless teenagers in Washington County. It is a great way to give back to our community right before Thanksgiving!
The 2019-20 FGCS Yearbook is now available to order online! Click here to purchase a yearbook with credit or debit. If you prefer to pay with cash or check, you may do that in the office using this form, which is also available in the school office.
Last week, we worked with Trackers Earth Portland to learn about archery - a skill that interior Native American tribes, like the Kalapuya, would have used for hunting and fighting. The Plovers had fun learning how to use the bows and foam arrows and playing several games. We also started preparing for our Potlatch and All School Meeting presentation. Part of the Potlatch ceremony involves giving gifts. Students had time in class last week to make a small trinket (like a friendship bracelet or painted rock) to give to another student, along with a card. Some Plovers may want to work at home on their gift, but this is not required and families are not expected to buy any presents or materials!