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TUESDAY:  EARLY RELEASE &  "Dress like an old person day"

Remember, the older you look the better!  (But please make sure your outfit will still allow you to focus during the school day and do your best during academic times!)

Our Kids who Care total thus far is $54.01.  Please donate and help us reach our goal of $3,000 by Friday.

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one” -- Mother Theresa


 
 
The 2013 NSSD 112 read-a-thon (iRead) is here!  In lieu of our usual monthly reading calendar for homework, we will be using the iRead recording form to document our reading between now and the end of the contest  (so that you don't have to record what you read twice on two different documents).  An informational note was sent home earlier this week with complete details for this event as well as the recording sheet.  

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Join other students and some Indian Trail teachers to READ, READ, READ!

Come before school, during lunch recess or stay late on the scheduled dates and times to read and record minutes for the iRead for 112 Foundation program.  Earn up to 465 minutes for your 112 Foundation iRead reading log!



Students must:
1. Bring books with them to read for the entire time 
they are participating in the iTune into Reading session. 
2. NOT disrupt the reading atmosphere or they will be asked to leave. 
3. Read the entire time 
4. Write down the minutes on their official iRead form so the host teacher can initial the 
entry. This is a critical part to the program.

Students may be dropped off at the front door at Indian Trail for morning iTune into Reading. 
They will be directed to that day’s location. Students who attend the after school sessions must 
be picked up at 4:30 in the carpool line. There is no extracurricular bus for this voluntary 
reading program. 

Students do not need to sign up, you just need to show up and READ, READ, READ.
Every time a student attends a session to read and record a time, the student will be given a 
popcorn coupon that can be redeemed at school during designated popcorn times.

To DOWNLOAD the original informational letter and events flier, click BELOW.

ituneintoreading2013.pdf
File Size: 169 kb
File Type: pdf
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Our class was DAZZLED watching the Tiger Tales performance last month.  Watch this LIVE video of their performance in St. Louis!  Look for siblings of our 3rd grade students shining like stars!  Way to go Mrs. Lucci and the Tiger Tales Ensemble!!!
 
 
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It looks like we have the next Edgar Allen Poe or Hitchcock aboard Mission #125!  Nate was selected as one of the all-school winners of the annual Indian Trail Scary Story Contest!  We can't wait to read the story once Mrs. Grost publishes it.

Thank you to everyone who participated and a special congratulations to Nate and his family.  We are ALL VERY PROUD of you and so happy that an award-winning author is aboard Mission #125!  

 
 
Would you like something FUN and educational for your child to engage in over the weekend?  If so, I have a great challenge available!  If your child visits DOGO News (click on image below) and posts a COMMENT about a kid-friendly news article they read on the site, they will receive 5 bonus points!!!!  These bonus points will go towards their Martian Money payment to be used at our Galaxy Mall!!
  1. Click on image below to go to DOGO News
  2. Find a great news article to read.
  3. Comment on this BLOG POST telling me the following:  
  • Your first name
  • Article title
  • A few sentences summarizing the article
  • Your favorite part of the article

4.  DON'T FORGET TO EDIT YOUR BLOG POST FOR SPELLING, GRAMMAR, & PUNCTUATION!!  Points will only be given to students with correctly written entries, so check your work before submitting!
 
 

Download link below:

its_so_scary_creative_writing_contest.pdf
File Size: 1682 kb
File Type: pdf
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BOO!
It's that time of year again!!  Halloween is just around the corner and so is the Indian Trail annual "It's SOOO Scary" writing contest!

Click on the document download link to the left to access the official details, rules, and deadlines for this year's school-wide contest.  Let's put our great writing skills to SPOOKY use with this fantastically FRIGHTFUL opportunity!

All entries are due to the library before 
NOON on October 22nd!

Contact Mrs. Grost with any questions:
kgrost@nssd112.org