News to Know

Posted by S. Davis on 5/26/2015 3:08:52 PM

I can’t believe this year is almost over. Heading in to the last three weeks of school there is a lot going on, so this might be a long one.

We successfully completed the math and reading MAP assessment on Monday and Tuesday. The kids seemed nice and relaxed.

We will be having our compliment party this Friday: Students can wear pajamas, bring a stuffed animal and electronic devices. And if you would be so kind to send in a treat for the class with your student that would be great.

Monday is a half day. Students will be released at 12 pm. Please make sure your student is aware of how they are getting home and if it is out of the ordinary please send a note.

All library books are due by Wednesday, May 27th.

Next Thursday and Friday are the Reading and Math EOG respectively. I like for parents to provide some breakfast for the class each day. Please go to the following link and sign up for a day and dish. Some ideas are fruit, granola, oatmeal, quiche, yogurt. Nothing too sweet.

Urban Trail permission slips are coming home tomorrow. We will be taking this field trip on Monday, June 8th and really need parental support that day. Any and all chaperones are needed. Just let me know that you are coming so we can make sure to have enough lunch prepared.

Field Day is the next day, Friday, June 9th. Send in a towel and a change of clothes. They will be getting wet.

The IDES Garden Program is excited to share some wonderful gardening opportunities with our school community.
We invite all of our families to gather with us from 10:00 am-1:00 pm on each of the four Saturdays left in the school year. We're doing all kinds of fun, kid-friendly activities including:
* Watching Bugs
* Harvesting Food
* Making Lemonade
* Making Signs and Banners
* Creating Fairy Houses
* Planting and Mulching
* Painting
* Watering
* Planting Seeds
* Taking Photos
Come Grow With Us!
The IDES Garden Club

Want to find out about next year’s 4th grade Sound to Sea trip? There will be a parent information session on Thursday, 6/4/2015 from 5:30 – 6:30 in Ms. Genova’s room at Isaac Dickson. We will share information about the trip and answer questions. We will plan fund raising efforts.

Hi Everyone,
Asheville City Schools Foundation invites you to hear Senator Terry Van Duyn and Representative Susan Fisher speak about current education related legislation and how it can impact our schools here in Asheville.
Date/Time: Friday, May 22, 2015 from 11am- 2pm
Place: Vance Elementary School @ 98 Sulphur Springs Road
More information can be found on Facebook:
Also, if you're interested you can sign up to receive Advocacy Alerts from the Asheville City Schools Foundation. Here is the link to the sign-up page:
Thanks so much,
Kristen Wilkerson