Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed the break! As we ease our way back into the routine of school, I just wanted to let you know about a few things that will be happening in CATS this month.
Report Cards All CATS students should receive a CATS report card along with their regular class report card the first week back from Winter Break. Please let me know if you do not receive a report card for CATS and if you have any questions about the evaluation.
Important Dates tentatively scheduled for this semester Field trip and other important dates are also posted and updated on the CATS website (fwcats.weebly.com), under the tab “Important Dates.” Permission slips can be downloaded from the forms tab. They are also listed below. (Note: this is a tentative list and may be difficult to see on a mobile phone, sorry)
Monday, January 3rd NO CATS for 6th grade Monday, January 17th NO SCHOOL, Dr. Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 31st: Field Trip 6th grade to FWJHS MESA Program Thursday, February 3rd: 1/2 Day Monday, February 14th: Valentine’s Day, NO CATS
Important Communication! Students should be bringing home their CATS communication folder and communication log every week. Please be sure to read your child’s log each week, discuss what your child is doing in CATS, and sign it every week. Also, please try to check your email at least once each week, as it is the best way for me to get CATS information out to families. 6th Grade This month, 6th grade students will learn about the importance of setting goals for the New Year, learn some new, fun logic/strategy games, continue studying the basic principles of flight, and become familiar with some opportunities that will be available to gifted students at Flowing Wells Junior High. We will visit the Junior High on January 31st, to experience the campus and participate in a MESA activity with the MESA teacher and some current MESA students. Junior High pre-registration will (probably) be happening toward the end of February in their regular 6th grade classrooms. My goal is to help CATS students be aware of the MESA Program, which is an elective class gifted students are encouraged to take. Accelerated English, math, and science classes are also available, and I encourage CATS students to seriously consider registering for accelerated classes. Accelerated math may have a placement exam requirement.
I am here to help with your student’s transition to the Junior High, so please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that come up.
Classroom Needs We are in need of class snacks (even 6th graders like to enjoy a mid-morning snack in CATS!) and empty 2-liter bottles for launching stomp rockets in the spring. Thanks!
5th Grade This month, 5th grade students will learn about the importance of setting goals for the New Year, learn some new, fun logic/strategy games, and continue to read and discuss the novel, Walk Two Moons.
4th & 3rd Grades This month, 3rd & 4th graders will begin 2022 with some leadership and goal-setting activities. We will also be continuing with gardening, as we planted a winter garden in November that we are excited about! Our plants are growing strong!
Always feel free to contact me with any concerns – 696-8437 or by email. Puzzle of the Month Can you write down five odd-numbered digits in such a way that they add up to 14?