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4 Sep

Dear Parents, Below you will find the rubric that is used for daily assignments and homework. Please Click the link below. Fourth-Grade-Grading-Rubric Room 206  

4 Sep

September 4, 2018 Dear Fourth Grade Students and Families, My name is Dr. Toney-James, and I am very excited to be your child’s 4th grade teacher this year! This year, I am extremely excited to have a University of Chicago intern co-teaching in fourth grade.  Ms. Redmond is a graduate student who is currently fulfilling her teacher preparation credentials at Ray (see attached introduction letter). Together we look forward to a positive year with strong parent-teacher communication to best serve the needs of your child. We are both committed to doing everything within our power to make this year... 

19 Jun

Dear Fourth Grade Parent,                                                                                                                                                June 19, 2018 We hope that you and your family enjoy a wonderful summer that is both fun and relaxing.  To prepare your child for fourth grade, it is important that some practices are in place. First of all, your child should be reading everyday.  Because it is the summer, let your child read for pleasure enjoying books that they enjoy.  As their parent,... 

19 Jun

4th Grade Supplies 60 pencils – # 2 Sharpened 6 Color Coded Specific Notebooks (red, blue, yellow, green, black, purple) 1 box of colored pencils 10 glue sticks 1 box of markers 1 box of dry erase markers 1 pencil case 1 pair of old clean socks 3 pairs of scissors 2 pocket folders 1 package of Clorox wipes 1 box of reclosable plastic sandwich bags 1 box of large gallon bags 2 packages of notebook paper 2 packages of copy paper 2 boxes of Kleenex Paper Towels Wet wipes 1 ruler with centimeters and inches 2 packages of post-its 2 black sharpies 1 package of index cards    

11 Jun

Dear Parents All 4th grade students were given a take home exam today it will be due on Tuesday 6/12/18. No late test will be accepted. There will be a states and capitals matching exam 6/12/18 this exam will be given in class. All Trip Planning Final Projects are Due Friday 6/15- The last day of the term. Students are working on them in class. All students need a white poster board to complete the project.  

4 Jun

Final Project  The students are given the task of planning a trip within the U.S. for a family of 4. They are given a budget of $3,500. They have to be creative in  planning for transportation, lodging, food  attractions etc.. This project is done completely in class. Nothing is done at home. Materials Needed:- Due Monday June 11th (Students May bring it in earlier)   Standard Poster Board (White) Required– name on the back Markers/ Colored Pencils- (Required) Letter Stencils-( optional) 4X6, 3X5  images/ drawings of  attractions, dining, lodging state on map (optional)  

15 May

We’re devoting our last meeting of the year to cooking! On May 22nd at 5:30 pm, families will get to experience Ray School’s Pilot Light food education program by preparing a meal together.   We will be working together to make ingredients that can be used for Banh Mi sandwiches, a rice dish or a green salad. Seats are limited so please sign up soon! Join us, please RSVP by clicking here or email so we know what quantity of ingredients to buy.    

14 May

Ray School Walk-a-thon May 18, 2018  Please register your child  at – the fundraising happens when parents share their student’s page on Facebook or via email with friends and family.  100% of every dollar raised goes to support health & wellness initiatives at Ray – recess monitors, playground equipment, new water fountains.   Ray at The Rink- Sunday, May 20th 2018 Tickets are $10 in advance $12 at the door. Price includes skate rental. Pay online with credit card at Any questions please email Jennifer... 

14 May

Fourth Grade Students will take their Northeast Region states and captitals test on Wednesday May 16 (Oral) & Thursday May 17th 2018. All 4th graders were given a study guide. Northeast Region Connecticut – Hartford Delaware – Dover Maine – Augusta Maryland – Annapolis Massachusetts – Boston New Hampshire – Concord New Jersey – Trenton New York – Albany Pennsylvania – Harrisburg Rhode Island – Providence Vermont – Montpelier  

16 Apr

Report Card Pick Up will be held this Wednesday from 11:00 p.m- 6:00 p.m. Thank you to everyone who signed up for a conference time on Wednesday. Please email me with your requested time request. Notes were sent out last week. Please choose 3 time slots and indicate your preference by writing the time next to 1st , 2nd or 3rd. Appointments are given in 10 minute increments.  You may also email me at  

10 Apr

Room 206 will participate in the Ray School Rock fest When: April 11, 2018 Time: 9:00 a.m  

10 Apr

On Sunday May 6th you will have the opportunity to buy a new mattress in the Ray lunchroom at up to 50% off retail, with 20% of every sale donated back to Ray. Take advantage of this great deal and support Ray at the same time – WIN WIN!