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Room 106 Announcements 2013-2014
School Supplies 2014-15
Thursday, June 26, 2014 9:55 AM

Portfolio Sharing
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 11:20 PM

Greetings! I am sorry for the late notice!! In my head, I sent this info out! In reality, I did not! SORRY!

We will be having our Portfolio Share next Thursday, June 5 starting at 7:15-8:15 (or so!) This is the morning of Lake Day!

Thanks for sharing your kids with me! It's been a great year!! I can't believe the end is near!


Pizza on the Roof and Lake Day
Monday, May 26, 2014 8:55 PM

Greetings!! The kids have voted to have an "end of the year" pizza lunch on the rooftop! (Yes, the roof!)

We are asking each child to bring in between $2-$5 for the pizza. The lunch will be next Wednesday, May 28! (I know it's short notice, but the kids seemed to think it was plenty of time!)

Bike day will be Tues., June 3!! It's the only date we could get a lifeguard! The permission slips are in their mailboxes, ready to go home on Tuesday!

Thanks for everything!


News 5/19/14
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 8:50 PM

Greetings! We are swimming Tues.-Thurs. this week! Please send swimming stuff to school!!

We are planning on having our annual "Bike Day" Friday. May permitting! The alternate date will be Tues., June 3. We leave Barton (on bikes) around 9:00 and bike to Lake Nokomis. We are in need of adult bikers to take a small group over to Nokomis and back again! Please let me know if you are able to help us out! We also need a parent to transport lunches and gear over to the park.

Permission slips for Valley Fair and the Uppers' MacBeth play went home last week. Please turn them in by Friday, May 23.

I have really enjoyed the "10 Hr. Project Presentations! What a group of smart, articulate individuals!! We will finish up with them on Friday!

Have a good one!


Monday, May 12, 2014 8:00 AM

Greetings and Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there!

It seems like forever since I have sent a newsletter!

We are entering the week of "10 Hour Projects". We will be presenting projects all week (plus Monday and Friday of the following week...we are swimming Tues.-Thurs. May 20-22) The kids signed up for these presentation a while ago and they are FINALLY here! I'm excited to learn something new!! I love this week (and Monday and Friday of the following week)!

We are in the middle of Lit. Circle groups. The theme is "Kids that do Extraordinary Things". The group seems to be enjoying them and working very hard.

In History we are approaching the Revolutionary War. We will kick this off sometime this week with a "tug of war" to represent the colonists vs. the British! It's a fun activity and the kids really understand how we finally won this war!

Barton is expanding next year! We will have 3 full day Kindergarten classrooms! This means that our room (106) will be moving downstairs to room 8A. I am excited to be moving back downstairs!! The district will be remodeling this space for us this summer! If anyone has some good "moving boxes" I would LOVE them! I'd like to start organizing (and tossing) stuff within the next few weeks!

Upcoming dates...
May 20-22-Swimming at the YMCA
May 29-Flory's/Uppers (and some Middles) play "MacBeth" more info. coming
June 5-Lake Day/Portfolio Share in the morning
June 6-ValleyFair (last day)

**We are planning to do our annual Middles Bike Day. We ride our bikes to Lake Nokomis for a day of fun/picnic. The district has now mandated that if we are near a body of water we need a licensed life guard with us. I think we have a lead on one. If you are a licensed life guard or know of one who would hang with up for a day, please let me know ASAP. We are planning on having Bike day either May 30, or sometime that first week in June. We usually have 2 dates and see which date is better with Mother Nature!

Thanks for sharing your kids with me!


MCA Update
Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:25 AM

Greetings! Here's the scoop with the MCA's...

Because we are camping during our scheduled  Reading MCA time, we are taking the first part this Friday at 10:15. We will take the second part on Thurs., April 25 at 1:00. It's not ideal but we will make it work! :)

The Math MCA will be April 30 and May 1 at 10:00.

Please encourage your child to bring a quiet activity (book, word puzzle etc.) to have with them in case the finish early!



YMCA Camp St. Croix Overnight Field Trip Forms
Thursday, April 10, 2014 7:45 PM
Green Plants and MCA Schedule
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 11:40 AM

Hello All,

The Barton Plant Sale ends this Friday!! Please turn in any orders by Friday!! As the song goes..."Sell Green Plants!"

The new MCA testing schedule is

Friday, April 11- 5th graders only-Science (7:45-?)
Friday, April 25- Reading (7:45-?) Plus another date TBD
Wed. & Thurs., April 30 & May 1- Math (10:00-?)



106 Quick News--4/7/14
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 11:40 AM

Greetings! I hope everyone had a restful spring break!! It does seem as if spring has sprung!! (I hope I just didn't jinx it!!)

A few things...

1. EWCS (Elder's Wisdom Children's Song) is this Thursday evening! Please have the kids here by 6:45 (We will meet in the classroom at this time to "decompress" before the program begins at 7:00.) The food portion starts at 5:30! If it's anything like last year...NUM! We have decided to wear red and black for the program. These are Gini's favorite colors!

2. The camping dates are April 21-23. New permission slips/medical forms will come home early this week (hopefully tomorrow)! They will be due Monday, April 14. If you are able to chaperone PLEASE let me know ASAP! We could really use ya!

3. I will be sending home the directions for "The 10 Hour Project" this week. This is our last big report of the year!

4.The dates for the MCA tests have changed due to the change in our camping trip. I will let you know ASAP what they are.

I think that's it for now...

Thanks for sharing your kids with me,


April 10!! Elder Wisdom Children's Song
Sunday, April 6, 2014 6:35 PM

Greetings! Please put April 10th on your calendar! The Middles team will be honoring our 5 elders in song! Our Elder is Gini Meyers (Bella McQuerry's Grandma).

There will be an Ethnic Food Festival in the gym starting at 5:30. The program begins at 7:00 sharp in the commons! The kids should be here no later that 6:45.

Someone will be contacting you to ask if you would like to share a family favorite dish!

Thanks so much,

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