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Contact Information: wdooley@esusd.k12.ca.us

Please feel free to contact me at anytime.  Email is best!

Reminder: Every Monday is a minimum day. Students are dismissed at 1:30 

 

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Thank You!

I just wanted to send out a thank you note to the whole class for the lovely gift.  Amazon and Target are two of my favorite stores-- so thank you!  It has been a great year and this group of students has been one of the best in my years of teaching.  I wish you all the best as your child moves onto middle school!  Happy 4th and enjoy your summer!
 
Best,
Mrs. Dooley 

Room 301 Updates June 11th, 2018

 Alas.. the final week of school.  It's been such a pleasure having your child in class this year.  Have a wonderful summer break!       

Here's a look at what we'll be doing this week.                 

Monday: 

  • 5th Grade Math Game is due today!
  • Culmination Slip is due today!
  • Richmond Street Talent Show 10 am -11:30 pm at ESHS

Tuesday:

  • Richmond Street School Read-In 8:30-10:30 am – Students dress in their PJs and bring their favorite books to read, pillows, blankets and fitted sheets for a morning of comfy reading time.
  • Buddy Party at 1:15 PM- This is the last time the 5th graders will see their buddies this year. 

Wednesday:

  • Earth System’s Project Presentation is due Today!
  • Students come dressed in the favorite beach attire (Hawaiian shirts, tank tops, shorts, flip-flops) for a beach themed day. There will be games and treats during recess and lunch.  We will be watching the movie Moana in class. 
  • Yearbook Signing- Students should bring a nice pen in order to get signatures and sign other students’ yearbooks.
  • We will also be cleaning out the classroom, so please bring an extra bag or an empty backpack in order to bring all of your materials home. 

Thursday:

  • Culmination 11-12pm at ESHS
  • Culmination Dress Code: Students should come to school on Thursday, June 14th already dressed in their outfits for culmination.We do not require students to wear a specific color. Girls are not required to wear dresses, but if they choose to, then dresses should be around knee length to minimize tripping hazards going up, across, and down the stage. For the same reason, high heels are not permitted, but small wedges are fine. Otherwise, girls should wear nice slacks and a blouse. Boys should wear nice slacks or long khaki shorts, as well as a button-up shirt or polo t-shirt.

Friday:

  • All-Day Picnic at Chevron Park with Center Street 5th Graders
  • The last day of school is minimum day (students are dismissed at 1:30 pm)
  • Report cards will be sent home with students on this day.

Room 301 Weekly Updates June 4th, 2017

Social Studies/Writing/Language Arts:  We will finish our persuasive chocolate milk essays and send them to Dr. Lee. 

Math:  Students will be working on designing their game that incorporates math problems from all the 5th grade standards. 

Science:  We are piloting a new online program for science called Summit Learning.  Students use resources such as videos and websites to gain content knowledge.  The program is designed so that students can move at their own pace.  Students are continuing their project about Earth Systems and how they interact. 

News, Updates and Reminders:

  • Monday, June 4th is our Theater Performance!
    • We will have a dress rehearsal for a few of the lower grades at 11 AM in the cafeteria.
    • In the afternoon students need to return to school between 3-3:15 PM to do a final run-through before their performance.
    • Our class’s performance will start at 5:05 and end around 5:25 PM.
    • If you cannot attend the performance in the evening, you are welcome to attend the dress rehearsal at 11AM.
  • Here are the costume requirements:
    • black t-shirt
    • black jeans or leggings
    • simple sneakers - not clunky/loud or with a lot of  design
      • If you are a scholar you need to dress in the color of your name. (i.e. Violet would wear purple)
  • Thursday, June 7th is our field trip to Griffith Observatory. Please make sure your child arrives at school by 7:15 AM (buses will leave promptly at 7:30 AM) and brings a sack lunch. 
 
  • Scholastic BOGO Book Fair at RSS Library from Tuesday, June 5th to Thursday, June 7th!Our class will visit the book fair to view the selection on Tuesday, but students may also visit the book fair before school starting at 8:00 AM, during their lunch, or after school until 3:30 PM.
  • Culmination is on Thursday, June 14th at 11AM @ ESHS.

Dress Code: Students should come to school on Thursday, June 14th already dressed in their outfits for culmination. We do not require students to wear a specific color. Girls are not required to wear dresses, but if they choose to, then dresses should be around knee length to minimize tripping hazards going up, across, and down the stage. For the same reason, high heels are not permitted, but small wedges are fine. Otherwise, girls should wear nice slacks and a blouse. Boys should wear nice slacks or long khaki shorts, as well as a button-up shirt or polo t-shirt.

  •  When I post my weekly update, I will also update my homework page. So you can click on the homework tab to see what has been assigned this week.

Room 301 Weekly Updates May 28th, 2017

Social Studies/Writing/Language Arts: Students will be taking their last Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) Test this week.  We will also finish our persuasive chocolate milk essays and send them to Dr. Lee. 

Math:  Students will be taking the math benchmark test on Tuesday, May 29th and the 6th Grade Math placement test on Wednesday, May 30th.  Students will also be working designing their game that incorporates math problems from all the 5th grade standards. 

Science:  We are piloting a new online program for science called Summit Learning.  Students use resources such as videos and websites to gain content knowledge.  The program is designed so that students can move at their own pace.  Students are continuing their project about Earth Systems and how they interact. 

News, Updates and Reminders:

  • ESHS Class of 2020 is holding a Lei Flower Fundraiser for 5th Grade Culmination. If you'd like to order a lei for your fifth grader, please see the order form HERE. Orders are due by Wednesday, May 30th at 3:00 PM.
 
  • 6th Grade MathAccelerated Placement Tests will be administered at both CSS and RSS on Wednesday, May 30th. This test will help ESMS administrators and teachers determine appropriate placement for your child between regular 6th grade math and accelerated 6th/7th grade math. Please note that there will be no make-up testing. Your child must be present on Wednesday, May 30th to take the test. This test is only one factor in determining student placement. ESMS will contact you during the summer months if your child qualifies for the accelerated course. 
 
  • Spring Sing is this Friday, June 1st at ESHS.  5th Graders are to dress up like the 1970’s - think bright colors, bell bottom jeans, tie dye shirts, sundresses, tunics, flowing skirts. Please no clothing with cartoons, large logos, or large words.

Spring Sing Schedule:

3rd Grade 9:20-9:40
4th Grade 9:40-10:00
5th Grade 10:00-10:20
TK/K 10:20-10:40
1st Grade 10:40-11:00
2nd Grade 11:00-11:20
RSS Choir 11:20-11:40

  • We are very fortunate to have parent volunteer Diane Harris run a short theater program with our students. Starting May 10th students have a weekly theater class, which will culminate in performance on Monday, June 4th at 4:30 PM in the Richmond Street Auditorium.
    • Parents are invited and encouraged to attend the performance!
    • Please let your child's teacher know ASAP if your child will not be able to participate in the 4:30 PM performance on June 4th.
    • Here are the costume requirements:
      • black t-shirt
      • black jeans or leggings
      • simple sneakers - not clunky/loud or with a lot of  design
  •  When I post my weekly update, I will also update my homework page. So you can click on the homework tab to see what has been assigned this week.

Room 301 Weekly Updates May 21st, 2018

Social Studies/Writing: We will finish Chap 4: The American Colonies this week.  Students have researched and written their informational essay.  This week they will edit their work and write a bibliography. Also, the FINAL states and capitals test is this Thursday!

Math:  We are reviewing the 5th grade standards by creating poster called my favorite number poster (by on the look-out for this project at Open House).  Since we are done with state testing we will be reviewing through different fun activities and projects. 

Science:  We are piloting a new online program for science called Summit Learning.  Students use resources such as videos and websites to gain content knowledge.  The program is designed so that students can move at their own pace.  Students will be starting a new project this week on Earth’s Systems. 

News, Updates and Reminders:

  • Tuesday, May 22nd 5th graders will be walking to the El Segundo Middle School to register for classes and tour the school.
 
  • Thursday, May 24th is Open House from 6-7PM (Students will be dismissed from school at 1:30 PM)
 
  • 6th Grade MathAccelerated Placement Tests will be administered at both CSS and RSS on Wednesday, May 30th. This test will help ESMS administrators and teachers determine appropriate placement for your child between regular 6th grade math and accelerated 6th/7th grade math. Please note that there will be no make-up testing. Your child must be present on Wednesday, May 30th to take the test. This test is only one factor in determining student placement. ESMS will contact you during the summer months if your child qualifies for the accelerated course. 
 
  • We are very fortunate to have parent volunteer Diane Harris run a short theater program with our students. Starting May 10th students have a weekly theater class, which will culminate in performance on Monday, June 4th at 4:30 PM in the Richmond Street Auditorium.
    • Parents are invited and encouraged to attend the performance!
    • Please let your child's teacher know ASAP if your child will not be able to participate in the 4:30 PM performance on June 4th.
    • Here are the costume requirements:
      • black t-shirt
      • black jeans or leggings
      • simple sneakers - not clunky/loud or with a lot of  design

 

  • ESHS Class of 2020 is holding a Lei Flower Fundraiser for 5th Grade Culmination. If you'd like to order a lei for your fifth grader, please see the order form HERE. Orders are due by Wednesday, May 30th at 3:00 PM.

 

  •  When I post my weekly update, I will also update my homework page. So you can click on the homework tab to see what has been assigned this week.

Room 301 Weekly Updates May 14th, 2017

Social Studies/Writing: We will continue with Chap 4: The American Colonies.  Students will be researching and writing an informational essay on a topic of their choosing related to how the colonies grew and developed. 

Math:  We are reviewing the 5th grade standards by creating poster called my favorite number poster (by on the look-out for this project at Open House).  Since we are done with state testing we will be reviewing through different fun activities and projects. 

Science:  We are piloting a new online program for science called Summit Learning.  Students use resources such as videos and websites to gain content knowledge.  The program is designed so that students can move at their own pace.  Students will be periodically working on focus areas this week. 

News, Updates and Reminders:

  • May 14th - Incoming 6th grade parent meeting will be at ESMS from 9-10:30 in Bulldog Hall.
 
  • The ESMS Counselor will be visiting our classroom on May 15th to answer any questions students may have about middle school.
 
  • Spring Picture Day is on Friday, May 18th
 
  • 6th Grade MathAccelerated Placement Tests will be administered at both CSS and RSS on Wednesday, May 30th. This test will help ESMS administrators and teachers determine appropriate placement for your child between regular 6th grade math and accelerated 6th/7th grade math. Please note that there will be no make-up testing. Your child must be present on Wednesday, May 30th to take the test. This test is only one factor in determining student placement. ESMS will contact you during the summer months if your child qualifies for the accelerated course. 

 

  • We are very fortunate to have parent volunteer Diane Harris run a short theater program with our students. Starting May 10th students have a weekly theater class, which will culminate in performance on Monday, June 4th at 4:30 PM in the Richmond Street Auditorium.
    • Parents are invited and encouraged to attend the performance!
    • Please let your child's teacher know ASAP if your child will not be able to participate in the 4:30 PM performance on June 4th.
    • Here are the costume requirements:
      • black t-shirt
      • black jeans or leggings
      • simple sneakers - not clunky/loud or with a lot of  design

 

  • ESHS Class of 2020 is holding a Lei Flower Fundraiser for 5th Grade Culmination. If you'd like to order a lei for your fifth grader, please see the order form HERE. Orders are due by Wednesday, May 30th at 3:00 PM.

Room 301 Weekly Updates May 7th, 2017

Reading/Writing:  This week we will continue our focus on opinion articles.  We will analyze the way authors prove a claim and how they back up their claim with evidence and details.  Students will then write their own opinion piece on whether or not chocolate milk should be in our cafeteria.

Math:  We are finishing Unit 7: Metric and Customary Conversions this week.  The Unit 7 Assessment is on Wednesday. 

Social Studies:  We will continue with Chap 4: The American Colonies.  Students will be researching and writing an informational essay on a topic of their choosing related to how the colonies grew and developed. 

Science:  We are piloting a new online program for science called Summit Learning.  Students use resources such as videos and websites to gain content knowledge.  The program is designed so that students can move at their own pace.  Students will be periodically working on focus areas this week. 

News, Updates and Reminders:

  • May 14th - Incoming 6th grade parent meeting will be at ESMS from 9-10:30 in Bulldog Hall.
 
  • 6th Grade MathAccelerated Placement Tests will be administered at both CSS and RSS on Wednesday, May 30th. This test will help ESMS administrators and teachers determine appropriate placement for your child between regular 6th grade math and accelerated 6th/7th grade math. Please note that there will be no make-up testing. Your child must be present on Wednesday, May 30th to take the test. This test is only one factor in determining student placement. ESMS will contact you during the summer months if your child qualifies for the accelerated course. 
 
  • We are very fortunate to have parent volunteer Diane Harris run a short theater program with our students. Starting this week, students have a weekly theater class, which will culminate in performance on Monday, June 4th at 4:30 PM in the Richmond Street Auditorium.
    • Parents are invited and encouraged to attend the performance!
    • Please let your child's teacher know ASAP if your child will not be able to participate in the 4:30 PM performance on June 4th.
    • Here are the costume requirements:
      • black t-shirt
      • black jeans or leggings
      • simple sneakers - not clunky/loud or with a lot of  design
  • ESHS Class of 2020 is holding a Lei Flower Fundraiser for 5th Grade Culmination. If you'd like to order a lei for your fifth grader, please see the order form HERE. Orders are due by Wednesday, May 30th at 3:00 PM.

 

  •  When I post my weekly update, I will also update my homework page. So you can click on the homework tab to see what has been assigned this week.

Room 301 Weekly Updates April 30th, 2017

Our class has SBAC Testing Mon-Wed from 10:15-12:20.  Please make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast, brings a snack to school, and gets a good night sleep! 

Reading/Writing:  This week we will continue our focus on opinion articles.  We will analyze the way authors prove a claim and how they back up their claim with evidence and details.  Students will then write their own opinion piece on whether or not chocolate milk should be in our cafeteria.

Math:  We will continue Unit 7: Conversions and SBAC practice.  Students will be solving real world problems that require metric and customary conversions. 

Social Studies:  We will continue with Chap 4: The American Colonies.  Students will be researching and writing an informational essay on a topic of their choosing related to how the colonies grew and developed. This Friday we will be going to Riley’s Farm to learn about the American revolution through hands-on activities

Science:  We are piloting a new online program for science called Summit Learning.  Students use resources such as videos and websites to gain content knowledge.  The program is designed so that students can move at their own pace.  Students will be periodically working on focus areas this week. 

News, Updates and Reminders:

  • Our Talent Show is on Monday, June 11th. 3rd-5th grade students are invited to participate! See the attached flyer for more information. Here is the link to sign-up by Tuesday, May 1st at 3:00 PM:https://bit.ly/2vnczhO.
 
  • SBAC Testing for 5th Grade is April 23rd- May 2nd and May 7thMake-up testing is from May 8th -May 11th.  Please make sure your child gets an adequate amount of sleep and eats a healthy breakfast!
 
  • Friday, May 4th -Riley's Farm Field Trip about the Revolutionary War (Extended School Day 7:15 AM - 4:30 PM, depending on traffic)
  •  Incoming 6th grade parent meeting will be at ESMS on May 14th from 9-10:30 in Bulldog Hall.
 
  • May 18th is Spring Picture Day
 
  • ESHS Class of 2020 is holding a Lei Flower Fundraiser for 5th Grade Culmination. If you'd like to order a lei for your fifth grader, please see the order form HERE. Orders are due by Wednesday, May 30th at 3:00 PM.
 
  •  When I post my weekly update, I will also update my homework page. So you can click on the homework tab to see what has been assigned this week.

Room 301 Weekly Updates April 23rd, 2017

Our class has SBAC Testing all week from 10:15-12:20.  Please make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast, brings a snack to school, and gets a good night sleep! :)

Reading/Writing:  This week we will continue our focus on opinion articles.  We will analyze the way authors prove a claim and how they back up their claim with evidence and details.  Students will then write their own opinion piece on whether or not chocolate milk should be in our cafeteria. 

Math:  We have started Unit 7: Conversions.  Last week we reviewed customary units and this week students will learn how to convert metric units of measurement.    

Social Studies:  We will continue with Chap 4: The American Colonies.  Students will be researching and writing an informational essay on a topic of their choosing related to how the colonies grew and developed. 

Science:  We are piloting a new online program for science called Summit Learning.  Students use resources such as videos and websites to gain content knowledge.  The program is designed so that students can move at their own pace.  Students will be periodically working on focus areas this week. 

News, Updates and Reminders: 

  • SoCalGas and Construction: The contractors for SoCal Gas will begin work at the intersection of Palm and Virginia this coming Monday, April 23, 2018.   We recommend for students, parents and staff to avoid Palm and Virginia intersection and follow traffic control signs until the project is complete.
 
  • SBAC Testing for 5th Grade is April 23rd- May 2nd and May 7thMake-up testing is from May 8th -May 11th.  Please make sure your child gets an adequate amount of sleep and eats a healthy breakfast! 
 
 
  • May 4th -Riley's Farm Field Trip about the Revolutionary War (Extended School Day 7:15 AM - 4:30 PM, depending on traffic)
  •  Incoming 6th grade parent meeting will be at ESMS on May 14th from 9-10:30 in Bulldog Hall.
 
  • May 18th is Spring Pictures
 
  • ESHS Class of 2020 is holding a Lei Flower Fundraiser for 5th Grade Culmination. If you'd like to order a lei for your fifth grader, please see the order form HERE. Orders are due by Wednesday, May 30th at 3:00 PM.
 
  •  When I post my weekly update, I will also update my homework page. So you can click on the homework tab to see what has been assigned this week.

Room 301 Weekly Updates April 16th, 2017

Reading/Writing:  This week we will focus on opinion articles.  We will analyze the way authors prove a claim and how they back up their claim with evidence and details. 

Math:  We are finishing up Unit 6: Volume and Graphing (I know!  It’s a short unit).  Students will have the Unit 6 Assessment on Wednesday.  We will then start Unit 7: Conversions. 

Social Studies:  We will continue with Chap 4: The American Colonies.  Students will be researching and writing an informational essay on a topic of their choosing related to how the colonies grew and developed. The states and capitals choice board on the NE, SE, SW and W regions is due Thursday. 

Science:  We are piloting a new online program for science called Summit Learning.  Students use resources such as videos and websites to gain content knowledge.  The program is designed so that students can move at their own pace.  Students will be periodically working on focus areas this week. 

News, Updates and Reminders: 

  • April 17th Author David Shannon will be visiting Richmond Street! He is the best-selling author of A Bad Case of Stripes and No, David! Click on the following link to order one of his books.  Author Visit - David Shannon
 
  • SBAC Testing for 5th Grade is April 23rd- May 4th. Make-up testing is from May 7-May 11th.  Please make sure your child gets an adequate amount of sleep and eats a healthy breakfast!  Note:  Your child needs working earbuds/headphones for testing.  Please make sure your child brings them in by Friday in preparation for testing next week.  Thank you!
 
  • Come out and enjoy a beautiful morning in El Segundo and support the 27th Annual PTA Run 4 Education: Register today for Saturday April 21st, 8AM!www.esrun4education.com to REGISTER OR SPONSOR!  Download the Flier, Save the Date, and Register Today!
 
  • Don't forget to purchase your 5th Grade Yearbook! It is a beautiful keepsake full of memories from your child's last year at Richmond Street School. See the attached flyer HERE for details. You have until April 21st to purchase and create your custom pages.
 
  • STEAM Night is April 26th from 5-8 PM. A sign- up for all the classes will be sent out on April 16th.
 
  •  Incoming 6th grade parent meeting will be at ESMS on May 14th from 9-10:30 in Bulldog Hall.
 
  •  When I post my weekly update, I will also update my homework page. So you can click on the homework tab to see what has been assigned this week.

Room 301 Weekly Updates April 9th, 2017

Reading/Writing:  This week we will focus on the skill of inferencing using an informational text.  Students will read an article about rising sea levels in depth and discuss inferences that they could make based on the information provided. 

Math:  We begin Unit 6: Volume and Graphing this week.  Students will be investigating the concept of volume and then learning the algorithm. 

Social Studies:  We will continue with Chap 4: The American Colonies.  Students will be researching and writing an informational essay on a topic of their choosing related to how the colonies grew and developed. The states and capitals review quiz on the Western Region is on Thursday. 

Science:  We are piloting a new online program for science called Summit Learning.  Students use resources such as videos and websites to gain content knowledge.  The program is designed so that students can move at their own pace.  Students will be periodically working on focus areas this week. 

News, Updates and Reminders: 

  • April 17th Author David Shannon will be visiting Richmond Street! He is the best-selling author of A Bad Case of Stripes and No, David! Click on the following link to order one of his books.  Author Visit - David Shannon
  • SBAC Testing for 5th Grade is April 23rd- May 4th. Make-up testing is from May 7-May 11th.  Please make sure your child gets an adequate amount of sleep and eats a healthy breakfast!
 
  • Come out and enjoy a beautiful morning in El Segundo and support the 27th Annual PTA Run 4 Education: Register today for Saturday April 21st, 8AM! www.esrun4education.com to REGISTER OR SPONSOR!  Download the Flier, Save the Date, and Register Today!
 
  • Don't forget to purchase your 5th Grade Yearbook! It is a beautiful keepsake full of memories from your child's last year at Richmond Street School. See the attached flyer HERE for details. You have until April 21st to purchase and create your custom pages.
 
  • STEAM Night is April 26th from 5-8 PM. More information will be coming home shortly.
  • When I post my weekly update, I will also update my homework page. So you can click on the homework tab to see what has been assigned this week.

Room 301 Weekly Updates March 19th, 2017

Reading/Writing:  This week we will continue reading our second core novel, Bridge to Terabithia.  This week we’ll focus on the author’s use of imagery and atmosphere.      

Math:  We will continue with Unit 5: Adding and Subtracting Fractions this week.  There will be a Unit 5 Assessment on Friday. 

Social Studies:  We are moving on to Unit 4: The American Colonies.  Students will be researching and writing an informational essay on a topic of their choosing related to how the colonies grew and developed. The states and capitals review quiz on the NE, SE and SW Regions is on Thursday. 

Science:  We are piloting a new online program for science called Summit Learning.  Students use resources such as videos and websites to gain content knowledge.  The program is designed so that students can move at their own pace.  Students will be periodically working on focus areas this week. 

News, Updates and Reminders: 

 

  • Family Life Presentation March 30th 2:05-2:45PM - Parents are invited to preview the presentation by visiting the following website: pgschoolprograms.com  

 

  • Parent Survey, March 13 - 30, 2018:​Our annual Parent Survey is now active between March 13 - March 30. Surveys will close on March 30th at 3:00pm.  We at the School Site Council (parents, teachers, and administrators) would like to get your feedback on the programs and activities we have at Richmond Street. The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete and can be completed on a computer or mobile device. Our goal is to have at least 300 RSS families complete this survey by March 30, 3:00pm​. Please either print or screen shot the last page to your teacher for a butterfly buck!  Please find the survey at: ​https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/rssparent2018

 

  • Come out and enjoy a beautiful morning in El Segundo and support the 27th Annual PTA Run 4 Education: Register today for Saturday April 21st, 8AM!Early bird pricing is in effect until  April 7th, 2018 – Register NOW to support your schools and save $5 per runner.   www.esrun4education.com to REGISTER OR SPONSOR!  Download the Flier, Save the Date, and Register Today!
  • Don't forget to purchase your 5th Grade Yearbook! It is a beautiful keepsake full of memories from your child's last year at Richmond Street School. See the attached flyer HERE for details. You have until April 21st to purchase and create your custom pages.
  • When I post my weekly update, I will also update my homework page. So you can click on the homework tab to see what has been assigned this week.

Room 301 Weekly Updates March 12th, 2017

Dear Parents- I apologize for my tardiness in getting the newsletter out to you this week and for my frequent absences.  My daughter has been sick with RSV and was in the hospital over the weekend.  Thankfully, it looks like she’s on the road to recovery.  I appreciate your understanding. 

Reading/Writing:  This week we will continue reading our second core novel, Bridge to Terabithia.  This week we’ll focus on point of view, perspective and drawing conclusions.    

Math:  We will continue with Unit 5: Adding and Subtracting Fractions this week.

Social Studies:  We are moving on to Unit 4: The American Colonies.  Students will be researching and writing an informational essay on a topic of their choosing related to how the colonies grew and developed. 

Science:  We are piloting a new online program for science called Summit Learning.  Students use resources such as videos and websites to gain content knowledge.  The program is designed so that students can move at their own pace. 

 

News, Updates and Reminders: 

 
  • Parent Survey, March 13 - 30, 2018:Our annual Parent Survey is now active between March 13 - March 30. Surveys will close on March 30th at 3:00pm.  We at the School Site Council (parents, teachers, and administrators) would like to get your feedback on the programs and activities we have at Richmond Street. The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete and can be completed on a computer or mobile device. Our goal is to have at least 300 RSS families complete this survey by March 30, 3:00pm​. Please either print or screen shot the last page to your teacher for a classroom incentive.  Please find the survey at: ​https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/rssparent2018
 
  • Come out and enjoy a beautiful morning in El Segundo and support the 27th Annual PTA Run 4 Education: Register today for Saturday April 21st, 8AM!Early bird pricing is in effect until  April 7th, 2018 – Register NOW to support your schools and save $5 per runner.   www.esrun4education.com to REGISTER OR SPONSOR!  Download the Flier, Save the Date, and Register Today!
  • Don't forget to purchase your 5th Grade Yearbook! It is a beautiful keepsake full of memories from your child's last year at Richmond Street School. See the attached flyer HERE for details. You have until April 21st to purchase and create your custom pages.
  • When I post my weekly update, I will also update my homework page. So you can click on the homework tab to see what has been assigned this week.

Room 301 Weekly Updates March 5th, 2017

Reading/Writing:  Students have finished reading their literature circle book and are creating a theme book with their group as a culminating project.  Theme books will be presented in class on Thursday, March 8th.  This week we will also be starting our second core novel, Bridge to Terabithia.   

Math: We are finish Unit 4: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions.  There is a Unit 4 Assessment on Tuesday, March 6th.  We will also start Unit 5: Adding and Subtracting Fractions this week.

Social Studies:  We are moving on to Unit 4: The American Colonies.  On Thursday, there is a states and capitals test on the Southwest Region. 

Science:  We are piloting a new online program for science called Summit Learning.  Students use resources such as videos and websites to gain content knowledge.  The program is designed so that students can move at their own pace.  We are finishing our Patterns in the Shadows Project this week.  Students will present their posters to the class on Tuesday. 

News, Updates and Reminders: 

  • March 8th- 5th Grade Panoramic Picture at 8:45 AM Order forms are due at the time the photo is taken! Photography questions can be directed to JW Photography at 310-640-7212 or karen@jwpartypictures.com
    • Get an electronic version of the order form HERE.
    • Please make every effort to ensure your child is present and on time. We want all of our fifth graders to be included!
 
  • March 9th- No School- Teacher Inservice
  • Don't forget to purchase your 5th Grade Yearbook! It is a beautiful keepsake full of memories from your child's last year at Richmond Street School. See the attached flyer HERE for details. You have until April 21st to purchase and create your custom pages.
  • When I post my weekly update, I will also update my homework page. So you can click on the homework tab to see what has been assigned this week.

 

Reading/Writing:  Literature circles are in full swing!  In literature circles, small groups of students gather together to discuss a piece of literature in depth. The discussion is guided by students' response to what they have read.  This week students will be working with their literature circle groups on a project based on the theme of the novel they read. 

Math: We are continuing Unit 4: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions.  We are studying dividing unit fractions by whole numbers and dividing whole numbers by unit fractions.  Next week we will have a Unit 4 Assessment on February 6th.

Social Studies:  This week we are finishing Chapter 3: Explorers.  Students are continuing to read about explorers.  There will be an Age of Exploration Assessment on Thursday.  Study guides will go home Monday.  

Science:  We are piloting a new online program for science called Summit Learning.  Students use resources such as videos and websites to gain content knowledge.  The program is designed so that students can move at their own pace.  We are continuing out project called The Patterns is in the Shadows.  This week we will input the data we collected into a bar graph, so that we can analyze our findings. 

News, Updates and Reminders: 

  • Seuss Spirit Week is this Week Feb 26th- March 2nd:
    • Monday: Fox in Sox – Crazy Sock Day
    • Tuesday: Cat in the Hat – Crazy Hat Day
    • Wednesday: Lorax – Wear Green
    • Thursday: Oh the Places You’ll Go – College Wear
    • Friday: I am NOT Going to School Today – Pajama Day

 

  • Book Fair is Coming Soon! (Feb 28th- March 6th).  On March 2nd there will be a Family Literacy Night 4-8 PM!
 
  • March 8th - 5th Grade Panoramic Picture at 8:45 AM 

 

  • Don't forget to purchase your 5th Grade Yearbook! It is a beautiful keepsake full of memories from your child's last year at Richmond Street School. See the attached flyer HEREfor details. You have until April 21st to purchase and create your custom pages.
  • When I post my weekly update, I will also update my homework page. So you can click on the homework tab to see what has been assigned this week.