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Manatee Elementary > Forester > Posts > January 2014
January 2014



Welcome to the Second Half of Second Grade! We made it this far!




Second Grade Awards Ceremony, Monday, January 13, 9:15 a.m. in Gary Hopper Hall

(Manatee's Cafeteria). Your child received an invitation this week if he/she will be attending.

There will be 2 more ceremonies held this school year.


BookIt! Forms for February 2014 will be due February 3. Goal for

February will be reading 10 books. Forms (white) were put in the outside pocket of the silver folder this week.


Progress Reports came home this week. Thank you to ALL students who

returned the envelopes back the very next day!! This is fabulous to have them all turned

back so quickly!


Parent Conference Night is coming up Thursday, 1/16 from 5 – 7 p.m. Please be sure

to Email me or send a note in the silver folder if you are interested in attending. Our

School Wide Goal is to meet with all Parents and Students again this school year!



January 13 – 17, 2014

A note from Mrs. Kuhlblank, our Magnificent Media Specialist:

Next week we have some exciting events going on and I wanted to share them with you on how Manatee Elementary will Celebrate Literacy Week!!


Each morning on the Manny TV News, we will be sharing reading facts and statistics from our Reading Rocks program and SRI statistics of student improvement.  Special guests will also share their favorite books and help to get our Manatee students excited about reading.


As you enter school on Monday, we will have a "Word Walk" experience on display throughout the building.  Word Wall words will appear for each grade level which students and teachers may read as they move about the hallways all week long. Enjoy strolling down the hallways reading words and discussing their meaning.


On Wednesday, since it is a shortened school day, our wonderful Activity Teachers are going to host the Million Minute Marathon with their classes on this day.  A cart full of books will be waiting as classes visit their assigned Activity and will read for the 30 minutes instead of the regularly scheduled lesson. (If your students have a particular book that they'd rather read, please encourage them to bring it to activity on this day!!!) We will submit these minutes to represent our school participation to the state of Florida!! Go Manatee!!


Thanks for your help in making this a special week full of awareness to the importance of reading and how it can help shape our young lives!!


Reading Accelerates Success!!!


Friday, 1/17/14: Walkathon Event – make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather and in comfortable clothing/shoes. Water bottles are being provided so no need to send in.


***Reading R.O.C.K.S. competition details:

Each grade level has been competing this year… using their Reading Counts quiz data base for number of words read for the month. Encourage your child to read, read, read and take the quizzes so our class will have the most number of pages read in the month of January!!!


Reminder: Monday, January 20 is a School Holiday in observance of

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday


Short Days/ Early Release Days for January – Wednesday, January 15, 29 – 1:15 p.m. – make sure your child has a plan for what to do on Rainy Days! This applies especially to bike riders and walkers.


Just a friendly reminder: when coming in to volunteer, attend a conference or any kind of meeting here at school, please sign in at the front office and print out the yellow visitor's sticker. This is for everyone's safety.




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