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Social Studies Extra Credit (Optional)

  • Research paper on a famous Women in History (2 page typed)
  • Power point presentation 6 – 8 slides your spring break. Please include short narrative with each slide.
  • Write a summary of 2 major news events that happened over spring break. Please bring in the articles and the periodical source.

     Black History Project 

Grade 4

Dr. James

 Each Student has randomly selected a notable figure in African American History. Students write a 2 page (typed) research paper about that person (12 font).

 Research paper must include (Please see attached Rubric):

  • Title Page
  • Picture of the person on the cover page
  • Date of birth/ date of death
  • Brief life story in sequence
  • Major accomplishments (movies, poems, books etc..)  and awards
  • Your personal reflection about his/her importance (Why is this person important?)- do not leave this part out!

After students complete their research paper each student will be asked to give an oral presentation on that person. Students must embody their notable figure. You may not read your paper a loud. They must introduce themselves as that person and give important information about their life and major accomplishments. Each presentation should only last 1-3 minutes.

Students must also bring a prop/ artifact the applies to your character (ex: microphone, gavel, music, instrument etc..) and/ or dress in character. Students can also create a poster or power point presentation.

All Research paper and Oral presentations are due the week of March 2, 2018

Dear Parents,

2nd Quarter Report Cards were distributed today. Please check them and sign. Have your child return the report card this week. Our Pilot Light Field Trip is this Friday. Students will need a bagged lunch. Please return all permission forms by Thursday.

I am seeking two parent volunteers for the field trip.


Thank you,

Dr. James

Raise a Glass for Ray

Join us for a night out at The Promontory on Thursday February 1, 2018 from 6-8 pm featuring a performance by Bethany Pickens Trio!  Your $40 advance ticket includes beer, wine and light appetizers.

Child care will be provided by Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC) from 5:45-8:30 pm for $20/child + $10/sibling, including dinner and fun!  Please note that the day following the event, Friday Feb 2, is a non-attendance day for students. Get tickets now at:

Can’t attend the event but still want to support Ray School, enter our Raise a Glass raffle at:


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


  • 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.


  • 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
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)
Staff vs Student Game TBA
Winter Assembly Rehearsal @2pm
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