Final night… Parent Teacher Conferences
We would like to thank our PTA for providing snacks for our teachers during parent teacher conferences. Also we would like to thank our parents for their support and commitment to our work. We very much appreciate the partnership we share with our families.
We look forward to welcoming our students back to school on Monday.
From time to time, Google uses their doodle, the graphic on their front page, to highlight a person of note. Today Google celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Jonas Salk, a pioneer in the development of a vaccine to prevent polio. For those of us of certain age, we can remember friends and family members that suffered from polio before the advent of a vaccine.
“Dr. Jonas Salk himself was a humble man and never patented the vaccine, forgoing an immeasurable fortune. When asked who owned the patent, Salk said it was the people that owned it, adding,”Could you patent the sun?” “
Happy 100th, Dr. Jonas Salk!
You can learn more about the creation of the doodle by following the link below.
To learn about the life and work of Dr. Salk, please follow this link. Dr. Jonas Salk
Do you love to sing? Would you like to spend time with others who love to sing, too? Well, the place for you to be is in Room 24 at 7:45 each Tuesday morning starting Nov. 18. That’s the day the Lewis Singing Club starts up.
The Lewis Singing Club is open to all 4th and 5th graders who are interested in having fun, learning new songs, singing their hearts out, and maybe performing for others.
We will be doing mostly unison singing where everybody sings the same melody, but as we get better and more confident, we’ll throw in some rounds and harmony.
You’ll need permission from home to participate and be able to commit to coming to all practices on Tuesday mornings ready to sing.
Have your parents go to goo.gl/tou32x and fill out the form by Friday, Nov. 7. That’s it!
Painting with Light Class with Ms. Layman
If your child would like to participate in a three week project of Painting with Light please email me at email@example.com.We will cap the group at 20 participants.
This class will be from 3-3:35 on Thursdays October 23, Nov 6th and 13th. This is a movement activity with LED lights and a darkened room creating image captured on photos with a slow shutter speed. Parents welcome to stay and join the fun. For some examples, please take a look at Ms. Layman’s Blog
Ms Layman has created a request for my classroom at DonorsChoose.org: Painting With Light
Donations made by October 27, 2014 will be doubled thanks to DonorsChoose.org. Just enter the code SPARK on the payment page and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100).
Today we conducted an earthquake drill as part of the statewide Great Oregon Shakeout. Students and staff practiced safety procedures, reviewing the Drop, Cover, Hold On procedure and then practicing a building evacuation. The drill went smoothly and the students and staff responded extremely well to the whole event. We will conduct another earthquake drill later in the school year.
Emergency Contact Information: Drills such as this are a good time to remind families to be sure that your contact and emergency contact information is up to date. If you have changed phone numbers, or if the list of people who can pick up your child in the case of an emergency has changed, please be sure to contact the school office ( 503 916 6360 ) and we will be glad to update our records.
Today we held our annual Run for the Arts. Students have been collecting pledges and today they ran to raise funds for our arts programs. We had a great number of parent, grandparent, and community volunteers to help with our event. We thank them for their support and we thank our students and teachers for their efforts today.