Week of Jan. 17

Good afternoon families!

This is an exciting week at TaraO as the iPad rollout has finally arrived! This is a HUGE undertaking for our district and we are excited to see how it is going to enhance our learning! Attached is a video that shows some of what technology does in our classrooms and how appreciative we are to the district for their support of technology.

Along with this, we have lots going on:

1. The iPad rollout will effect our schedules tomorrow because the afternoon will be spent setting up the iPads. Because of this, fifth grade will eat lunch at 11:05!
2. Thank you to those of you who came to one of the 4 meetings planned last week about the iPad rollout. We as teachers, we are looking forward to the challenge of using them across all subjects to enhance the learning experience. If you did not attend one of the meetings, Ms. McCallie will give out blank slips to the students who have not turned one in to take home. They cannot use an iPad until this form has been signed and returned.
3. Each student received a class t short reorder form. If you need to reorder a class t-shirt, please have the form turned back in with $10 by Friday.
4. New Wild Rumpus Reading Logs were given to students last week. The reward this nine weeks is a dance party! Encourage your students to read, read, read! Students who turned in a completed log for the second nine weeks will have their reward on January 27th.
5. Next week is Kindness Week at Tara O! Attached is the flyer about the week. Students also brought home a copy of this today. Please encourage your kids to participate!
6. Donuts with Dad is Jan 31 (A-M) and Feb 1 (N-Z) from 7:45-8:20.
7. Parent Conferences will be Feb. 9 from 4-7pm.
8. No school on Feb. 10!
9. Mark your calendars for Tara O Night at the Museum! This will be an exciting evening as the students showcase things they are learning! Make plans to attend!

Whew, I think that’s it for now! Have a fabulous week!

Mrs. Talbot