Mr. Lucas Newsletter – Dec. 9, 2016
Mr. Lucas Newsletter
Friday, Dec. 9, 2016
Class Holiday Party and Gift Exchange
Our class holiday party will be Wednesday, December 18. At the party we will have a gift exchange. For the gift exchange, I’m asking each student to bring in 21 small items (one for each class member). These can be pencils, erasers, candies, small party favors, etc. Then, at the party, everyone will pass out their 21 gifts to everyone else. That way, all the kids will get the same thing and they will get lots of different stuff. Its always a lot of fun. The kids can start bringing in their items next week, if they would like.
Syracuse Elementary Food Drive Continues
We need your help! We need things like canned goods, paper products, boxed foods, hats, gloves, socks, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc. Please no frozen or glass items.
Heifer Project Fund-raiser – Spirit Week
Our school is doing a fund-raiser to support the Heifer Project. This organization purchases farm animals for people in needy countries. To help, the students can be a part of “Spirit Week” next week. Students who bring in just $1 can do any or all of the days of Spirit Week that they want.
Monday: Pajama Day “Don’t sleep
Tuesday: Crazy Sock Day “Sock it
Wednesday: Warrior Wear (green
and gold day) “Warriors wipe out
Thursday: Super Hero Day “Be a Hero – Stop Hunger!” (Dress like your favorite super hero). And Thirsty Thursday: Students can purchase bottles of water for an additional $1.
Friday: Santa/Elf hat day
“Syracuse Cares like Santa”
Upcoming Dates to Remember
Dec. 22-Jan. 3– Christmas Break – No School
Thur. Jan. 21 – Parent-Teacher Conferences
Mon. Jan. 25 – Snow Make-up Day – No school unless we have a snow-day before that.
Fact Practice at Home on iPad
Several days a week, the students do timed fact practice tests on their iPads. They can practice these tests at home (internet required). Students can visit the facts page just like they do at school. They can practice taking the tests untimed (or, for practice, you can time them). Students are encouraged to practice to improve their fact skills.
Monday – Music
Tuesday – Gym
Wednesday – Art
Thursday – Music
Friday – Gym, Library