Study Midwest Region  Map and Oral Exam test 1/26 (oral )& 1/29 (map)

Student generated study guides will be given out this week.

 

Dear Ray Families:

The purpose of this new plan to reduce heavy hallway traffic as students enter and exit the building. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

Start Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Arrival

  • Pre-K students will enter through the glass annex door.
  • Kindergarten will line up outside the auditorium doors.
  • First, Second and Fifth Grades will continue to follow the same procedure.
  • Third & Fourth Grades will enter through the Main Entrance Door.

Dismissal

  • Pre-K students will exit through the glass annex door.
  • Kindergarten will be dismissed outside auditorium doors.
  • First, Second and Fifth Grades will continue to follow the same procedure.
  • Third Grade will exit through the main entrance door and walk to their numbers on the North playground.
  • Fourth Grade will be dismissed from the main entrance door.

 

 

 

 

Dear Parents,

This term we have been working on biographies in our Reading Block. As a culminating activity 4th graders will participate in a living Wax Museum. Next week, students should bring a biography (a book) of the famous person they plan to portray.  In the weeks to come we will begin to create our monologue for the wax museum.  The Fourth Grade Wax Museum will be held on Thursday, February 1st at 9AM.  All are invited to attend!

Please make certain that the child has their book by Wednesday January 17, 2018.

 

Winter Celebration Assembly- 

I am asking that students wear solid white collared shirts and black slacks or skirt. Please let me know if your child is in need of a white shirt.

“Walking in a Winter Wonderland” 

Date: December 22, 2017

Time: 9:15 am – 10:15 a.m.

Location: Ray School Auditorium.

All parents, guardians and family are invited to attend.  Please note that the doors to the School Auditorium will open at 9:00 am. Ray school students will celebrate the winter season with musical and dance performances.

On behalf of the entire faculty and staff, please join us as we share this joyous time of year together!

Monday-Friday  –Schoolwide Project
RAK -Random Acts of Kindness at Ray
Monday – Student to Student in the same class
Tuesday – Student to Teacher and/or Support Staff
Wednesday – Student to Clinician, Resource Teacher, Office Staff, Safe Passage, Custodian, Lunchroom Staff or  Bus Driver
Thursday – Student to Family Member
Friday – Student to Student not in the same class or Free Choice
*Write a note, give compliment, be someone to a strange, help keep our school clean and the list goes on
Wednesday
Winter Caroling
8:55-9:10  First Floor (Pre-K, K & 1)
9:15-9:30  Second Floor (2, 3, 4 & DHH)
9:30-9:45  Third Floor (5, 6, 7 & 8)
Thursday
Staff vs Student Game TBA
Winter Assembly Rehearsal @2pm
Friday
Class Winter Celebrations
Winter Assembly@ 9:15 a.m.

4th grade students will take states and Capitals Test on the Southwest Region this Week. Students will be given an oral and map  test on Tuesday. Students were given a study guide to practice.

Southwest Region 

Arizona, Phoenix

New Mexico, Santa Fe

Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

Texas, Austin

Winter Spirit Days
December 11-15, 2017

Monday – Crazy Day
Crazy Colorful Clothes
Crazy Socks
Crazy Hair

Tuesday – Pajama & Stuff Animal and Movie (3-3:45) Day

Wednesday – Education T-Shirt Day
Wear any school t-shirt or hoodie
Staff eat lunch with students and share high school and college experiences

Thursday – Ugly/Beautiful Winter Sweater Contest Day (Prizes awarded in class)

Friday – Twin or Jean Day

Come join us for a fun night of Science Technology Engineering and Math !!!!!! 
WHEN: Tuesday, December 12th from 5:00 – 6:30 PM.
There will activities for all ages.
Our school Science Fair judging will be taking place in the cafeteria

Dear Parents,

Are there any available parent volunteers for a walking field trip 12/08/ 17 ? Please email  me.

During the week of November 13th, parents received a form concerning Robocalls.  Forms need to be turned in to allow Robocalls to be used as a form of communication.  Please turn in the form if you would like to have Robocalls as a way of being informed about the events at Ray School.

Literacy Homework Worksheet – Due Friday 12/8/17 

Groups A &B:

The Two Harriets,  Heroines of Abolition (H)

Math Homework- 

Homelinks 3.10 – Monday

Homelinks 3.11 — Tuesday

Homelinks 3.12 –  Wednesday

Homelinks 3.13 Thursday

All homework due Friday

 

4th grade students will take states and Capitals Test on the West Region this Week. Students will be given an oral test on Wednesday and a Map test on Thursday. Students were given a study guide to practice.

West Region

  1. Alaska – Juneau
  2. California – Sacramento
  3. Colorado –Denver
  4. Hawaii – Honolulu
  5. Idaho –Boise
  6. Montana – Helena
  7. Nevada- Carson City
  8. Oregon – Salem
  9. Utah – Salt Lake City
  10. Washington – Olympia

11. Wyoming – Cheyenne

 

 

Thanksgiving Activity- Due Monday November 27, 2017- Only required assignment for holiday break.

Students are required to take 1-3 pictures with a camera (no illustrations)  over the holiday break of various activities they have participated in. Examples are: cooking with family, Thanksgiving dinner Shopping , ice skating, travel, spending time with friends/family etc… Either send the photo via email to mrtoney@cps.edu  or bring a hard copy to class on Monday November 27, 2017. Each photo should have a brief description of who was in the photo, where was it taken, what is going on in, when was it taken etc..)  Students may present this in any format it can be typed, sent in a power point, poster presentation.  It is up to them!

 

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Dr. Toney-James

 Dear Parents,

Quite a few students did not complete their homework last week. Please make certain they refer to the homework chart daily. An additional day was given to complete assignments.  Homework assignments  were due on Monday November 20, 2017. Also, students are not putting their names on their assignments. This week quite a few students received a missing for no names on work turned in. Please remind them to place their names on their work.  These assignments cannot be made up. This has been a major problem this school year.

Thanksgiving Activity- Due Monday November 27, 2017- Only required assignment for holiday break.

Students are required to take 1-3 pictures with a camera (no illustrations)  over the holiday break of various activities they have participated in. Examples are: cooking with family, Thanksgiving dinner Shopping , ice skating, travel, spending time with friends/family etc… Either send the photo via email to mrtoney@cps.edu  or bring a hard copy to class on Monday November 27, 2017. Each photo should have a brief description of who was in the photo, where was it taken, what is going on in, when was it taken etc..)  Students may present this in any format it can be typed, sent in a power point, poster presentation.  It is up to them!

Have a wonderful and safe holiday!

Dr. Toney-James