Karin and Alyssa

                                                                                  January 12, 2018


Dear Families,

          We are just about at the mid-year of school.  As we start the new semester the kids are excited about their work with multiplication and fractions, endangered animals, mapping and exploring the genre of tall tales.

          As we dive into more learning over the second half of the year, it’s amazing to reflect on how far the students have come since September. We see how third graders begin to take off as readers and writers, as they become more successful decoding and spelling words.  Fourth grades have become more adventurous readers and more confident writers.

          Next week the third and fourth graders will take part in a mini-project period for three mornings (Tues, Wed, Thurs). The students will be separated into grade level for these three morning. The 4th grade students will be collaborating with The Yard and Sandglass Theatre to work on a project based around puppets. The 3rd graders will work with visiting artist Becky Nutton and create a diorama of a specific scene from a tall tale. We are looking forward to both of these projects and collaboration and can’t wait to show you our final products. Stay tuned for information on when to view the students work on these projects.

It was a slippery, icy, wet, and muddy week out on the playground! We strongly suggest that indoor shoes or slippers and extra socks be left at school so that the boys and girls can take off their wet, soggy boots and put on warm dry footwear.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 17th at 5:30pm. MVPCS will hold its annual Student Showcase. We hope you join us at school on Wednesday to see student work. Fourth grade parents may be interested to check out the 5th and 6th grade advisories and preview those classrooms for next year.

                                          We’ll see you after the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday!


                                        -Karin, Alyssa, Mercedes and Jennifer




                                          Curriculum Highlights


Language Arts                            

Tall Tales

Spelling Bee practice

Tall Tale writing



Grade 3

Multipliction x2,x3,x5,x10



Grade 4

Equivalent Fractions

Social Studies

Mapping the Southeast


Endangered animal research project


Upcoming Events


NO Homework Club on Tuesday, January 16th due to a faculty meeting.

No School on Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.  Day

MVPCS Enrollment Open House and Student Showcase, Wednesday, January 17th at 5:30pm.