Current Read Aloud:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


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Homework is assigned every night Monday- Thursday.  Students also need to read 20-30 minutes at home.  Please have your students bring their Homework Folders, Homework, and Student Planners to class everyday. Parents, please check your child's homework and folder to make sure they have completed all of their work with their best effort.  Thank you! 


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CAASPP Testing


The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) testing will begin the week of May 1st.  I will send home a letter with an encouraging outlook, testing times, and a list of tips to help you prepare your students on those days so that they can do their absolute best on the test.  Our dates are as follows:


Language Arts:

Tuesday, May 2nd

Mathematics Performance Task:

Thursday, May 4th

Language Arts Performance Task:

Monday, May 8th 

Tuesday, May 9th


Monday, May 15th



Open House

-Book Fair  -Food Trucks


Wednesday, May 10th




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Southport Color Run


Students will bring home their fundraising packets for the 2017 Southport Color Run, which will be held on April 29th, 2017.  Check-in's start at 8:30 am.  The Color Run will be from 9:00-10:30.  Pancake Breakfasts will be offered for $5 from 9:00-11:30.  Vendor Fair and Silent Auction will be from 9:00-12:00.  Pledges are due April 27th.  


Please encourage your students to raise money for the most fun and exciting fund raiser of the school year.  For more information, and a copy of the Duck Dash Packet click here. *


Click Here to make an Online Pledge!


Click here to register and preorder your T-Shirt!



Click Here for the Color Run Volunteer Sign Ups



Donation and Volunteer Sign Ups


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Your donations and your time are both truly appreciated.  Thank you!







Hello!  It’s very important to talk with your children about the things they are learning in class.  We have started a new pilot curriculum called Reading Wonders and Wonder Works!


I will be sending home the SCHOLASTIC book order form. This is due by May15th. I will be sending home one a month and there are some really good prices for children’s books. It’s now easier than ever because you can order online at .  Our CLASSROOM CODE is:  MCQCD


There is a lot going on this month, so please help your child in completing their homework and make sure it is turned in every day. PLEASE work on language arts and math at home every night. The reading for 20-30 minutes each night is very important too.  It is very important that we work together for your child’s education. Thank you!  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!



Dates to Remember:




5/2- Language Arts CAASPP

5/3- Minimum Day

5/4- Mathematics CAASPP Performance Task

5/8- Language Arts CAASPP Performance Task

5/9- Language Arts CAASPP Performance Task

5/8-5/12- Book Fair

5/10- Minimum Day

5/10- Open House

5/16- Mathematics CAASPP 

5/24- Minimum Day

5/26- 8:15 Award Ceremony

5/29- No School

5/30- Minimum Day

5/31- Minimum Day

6/1- Minimum Day

6/1- Last Day of School






Next book order due by: 



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Upcoming Field Trips

Check back for upcoming field trip information.  Thank You!

Daily Schedule


Regular Day (8:05-2:30)

8:05                           Bell

8:10 – 9:30               Instruction

9:30 – 9:50               Recess

9:50 – 11:05             Instruction

11:05 – 11:50           Lunch

11:50 – 1:10             Instruction

1:10 – 1:30                Recess

1:30 – 2:30                Instruction


Minimum Day (7:55-12:45)

7:55                            Bell

8:00 – 9:20                Instruction

9:20 – 9:35                Recess

9:35 – 10:45              Instruction

10:45 – 11:25            Lunch

11:25 – 12:45            Instruction