Welcome to 316-A!
We warmly welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year. We look forward to working with you throughout the school year to help your child reach his/her fullest potential. We are looking forward to meeting with you all at back to school night. We truly enjoy working with each student and can't wait to see how much they will grow academically as the year progresses.
Homework is essential in order for students to obtain academic growth. In addition, it is a practice of the skills we have done in class. Please make sure students are completing homework on a daily basis. They will be receiving homework in their planners, or printed in a packet form. On Fridays, we will not give students homework (other than reading) unless we have a long break. Please make sure students are reading on a daily basis for it will help them develop essential skills to succeed.
We strongly believe that communication is a KEY for the success of our students. It is a way we can work TOGETHER to help your children succeed. Students are bringing home many important documents on a daily basis in their blue communication folder. If you have a note for me, or any concern please place it in this folder. In addition, students will be receiving handouts for you that will go in this folder. If a student is absent, please send in a proof of absence form in their communication folder to submit to the office. You may also communicate myself or Ms. McLaughlin through EMAIL: Efitzgibbons2@10x094.org KMclaughlin4@10x094.org or any time on Tuesdays between 2:30-3:00. We are located in the annex building, on the third floor, in room 316. In addition, please let us know if you are available for any type of volunteer work during the school year (class trips, celebrations, parent/student learning opportunities, classroom visits, ec). We am firm believers that you should be able to experience learning with your children.Therefore, we will be sending notes home on opportunities for parent involvement in the classroom. Again, please feel free to use any of the listed above to communicate any concerns or questions you may have! We want this to be a smooth year for all of us. Thank you so much for being the biggest supporters. Looking forward for all the success this school year has to offer!
Ms. Fitzgibbons & Ms. McLaughlin
JUNE 10TH - JUNE 14TH -- Homework A- Ms. Fitzgibbons
Ms. Fitzgibbons' Group
In this group--> Jeton, Shawn, Lauren, Jasper, Isabella, Sherlyn, Jayda, Avril, Brandon, Dylan, Gabriel--- No fundations (disregard fundations on HW sheet, DO NO FUNDATIONS when marked in italics)
Fundations> Danielle, Younus, Hailey, Aaliyah, Aisha, Darwin, Madison, Benjamin
JUNE 17TH - JUNE 21ST -- Homework B- Miss. McLaughlin
Ms. McLaughlin's Group
Josiah, Yanuel, Agdiel, Gavin, Sofia, Ethan, Fatoumata, Kristian, Andrew, Janiya, Madison, Elijah
Election Day/Chancellor’s Conference Day
Election Day/Chancellor’s Conference Day for Staff Development (Students do not attend school)
Please vote!PS 94 Kings College School
Veterans Day Observed (Schools closed)PS 94 Kings College School
Parent Teacher ConferencesPS 94 Kings College School
Thanksgiving Recess (Schools closed)PS 94 Kings College School
Winter Recess (Schools closed)PS 94 Kings College School
We raised over $450.00 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! We won a class pizza party!! Woo hooo!!!! Thanks for your participation!
Chancellor Carranza announced the launch of the 2019#FreeSummerMeals program, providing free, nutritious breakfast and lunch options at approximately 1,200 sites across the City,including schools 🏫, parks 🌷, pools 💧, libraries 📚, and food trucks 🚚 in all five boroughs!
All children under the age of 18 are eligible to receive#FreeSummerMeals from June 27 to August 30!
Visit schools.nyc.gov/summermeals to find your site.
PLEASE SIGN AND RETURN FIELD DAY PERMISSION SLIPS. FIELD DAY IS 6/12 AT OVAL PARK! IF YOU NEED AN EXTRA SLIP, LET ME KNOW.
As the school year comes to an end, please be sure to get your child to school on time. We want to finish the year strong! 8:00am sharp! Thank you for your cooperation.
Field day is June 12, 2019.
*Students should bring a bagged lunch, or one will be provided by the school.
*It is at Oval Park.
*Be sure your child is wearing sneakers and comfortable clothing on this day, as they will be doing physical activities.
*Be sure to pack a water bottle! Or one will be provided for your child.
*It will be June, so I can assume it will be sunny. Possibly a hat or some sunscreen would be great too.
*Hours are 9am to 1:30pm at Oval Park.
*We are walking from the annex to the park.
Thank you so much.
Our end of year Math MOSL test will be May 15. Please be sure your child is present and on time on this date. Be sure they rest up and get a good night sleep. Since we do not know what the exam looks like (or what will be on it), you can prepare by reviewing the following basic skills at home with your child:
*addition (2 digits and 3 digits)
*subtraction (2 digits and 3 digits)
*Base 10 block pictures (hundreds, tens, ones)
*How to make a 100 in base 10
*Graphing-bar, line, picture graphs
*Repeated addition: 5+5+5=15 is the same as 5x3=15
*Skip counting: example 5, 10, 15, 20....etc.
We will also have students clear out their math folders up to the current unit to bring home in order to have materials to study with.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out tome.
Module 7 Math Exam- Friday May 3rd. Use review sheets from class to study!!
We raised $473.72 for pennies for patients. Woo hoo!! Thank you parents and students!!!
Hope you have been well. Students are going to be participating in a T.I.G.E.R. Day reading challenge. This is hosted by our librarians, Ms. Clarke and Ms. Martino. The goal is to get students involved in reading and to think about goal setting for themselves. We will be sending home the T.I.G.E.R packets today 4/11/19. They are due Friday, May 3, 2019. If your child completes the entire packet thoroughly, they earn a medal and will be presented with it at a school wide assembly. More details on that to come. If you wish to have your child hand it in BEFORE May 3, I can keep it locked away safely in my desk for them. Any questions, please reach out to us as always.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
4:30pm to 7:30pm
No appointment necessary.
Second – Fifth Grade Parents:
PLEASE BRING YOUR CHILD TO THE CONFERENCE
**Green Meadows Farms (Floral Park, NY) permission slips distributed on 4/9/19. Please return on or before trip date.
Trip is May 8, 2019. Please make sure your child wears comfortable shoes (lots of walking) and has a bagged lunch/water. If not, school lunch will be provided. Thank you!
**Spring Recess Projects Distributed 4/5/19. Please complete them by Monday, May 6th, 2019. Children can complete up to 3 projects. 10 leader tickets for each project. Let us know if you need a packet or assistance. Thanks! ***
Please see the attached log-in cards below for RAZ KIDS. It is a FREE app students can use for reading. In addition, if you click Headsprout when the kids log in- they can work on phonics. It is an amazing resource for all levels and all ages. Please have your child use this at home! We can track their progress and see which skills they still need to improve on. Their username and password are the same. The teacher code is efitzgibbons0.
**Students are permitted to bring a healthy snack, as lunch time is early. This has always been the case, but just checking in. If you would like, please send your child to school with a healthy snack that they can munch on and work throughout the day. Thank you! **Healthy snacks include: crackers, fruit, veggies, dry cereal, goldfish, granola, yogurt, granola bars, etc.** Please, no juice! Just water :)
Reminder: Sight word quizzes every Friday! Please sign and return.
Gym on Tuesdays and Wednesdays- PLEASE have your child bring or wear sneakers-or they can not participate in gym!
Parent Communication / Updates Links
ABCYA Reading, Writing, Math
What are We Learning?
In ELA, we are in Unit 6: Fairytales
In Math, we are working on Engage NY Module 6-> Equal Shares/Repeated Addition/Introduction to Multiplication
In Science, we are working on Physical Matter (Amplify Science).
In Social Studies we are in Unit 4: Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities.
Sight Word Calendar
Sight Words calendar -Click the link below
These words will have all been given as homework and students have been tested on the words closest to the current date. Please keep reviewing these words with your children!
Estas palabras se habrán dado como tarea y los estudiantes han sido evaluados en las palabras más cercanas a la fecha actual. ¡Por favor, sigan revisando estas palabras con sus hijos!
Class 316 In Pictures!