|First Grade with Mrs. Arce||
Please consider contributing to Westgate's Food Drive this fall. It begins this Monday, 10/30 and will continue until November 15th. The attached link will provide additional details. Thanks for your help!!
Always looking for new books? Then, enter the PawsForReading Contest and win 100 free books! Scholastic Book Clubs is sponsoring a contest and awarding the winners 100 free books of their choice. To enter, all you need to do is submit a photo or illustration of a cat or dog reading. This can be as creative as you like! Please note Scholastic may publish the entries they receive. Contact me if you ha
Today the bookmobile visited our classroom. We had the opportunity to board the bookmobile and pick out library books ourselves! Please help your student to return these wonderful books within four weeks. They can be returned to the Arlington Heights Memorial Library or back to the bookmobile itself. We are lucky to have the bookmobile park right outside our school at 3:35 every other Thursday. Remember, your child can even get their own library card!!
Show your school spirit and support Character Counts all week long, October 22-26!
Monday, October 22nd: Hats off to Trusthworthy friends and good Citizens. Wear a hat!
Tuesday, October 23rd: Turn your back on Disrespect. Wear your clothes backwards.
Wednesday, October 24th: Give someone a hand! Donate winter items such as mittens.
Thursday, October 25th: Bring On the Flannel for Fairness. Wear Pajamas!
Friday, October 26th: By making Responsible choices, we have bright futures. Celebrate your bright future and wear university spirit wear!
We are requesting your cooperation in selecting school-appropriate costumes that avoid violence, sharp objects, weapons, unnecessary gore, etc. At the discretion of the principal, students with inappropriate costumes will not be able to participate in the parade. If you are unsure of the appropriateness of your child’s costume, please contact the office.
The lunch time for ALL grades will be from 12:30 -1:30PM as follows:
PRIMARY (1-2) Lunch 12:30-1:00/Recess 1:00-1:30PM
INTERMEDIATE (3-5) Recess 12:30-1:00/Lunch 1:00-1:30PM
Students leaving the school for lunch will use the following exits: Main Door (Door #1), Primary Door (Door #2), and 5th Grade Door (Door #16.) The Cab Doors (adjacent to the North Parking Lot, Door #13 ) will not be used for lunch dismissal. Remember: Students leaving for lunch should not return to school prior to 1:30PM. Returning students should line up at the Main Entrance (Door #1.)
The costume parade will start at 1:45 PM (please note lunch changes below for Halloween). Weather permitting, the parade will begin outside on the sidewalk. Students in grades 1st and 2nd will exit the building using the Primary Doors and line up on the sidewalk along Dwyer Street. Students in kindergarten and 3rd grade will exit the building using the Main Doors and line up on the sidewalk in front of school. Students in grade 4th through 5th will exit the Grove Street door and line up on the sidewalk along Grove Street west of Dwyer Street. The office team will lead the parade and students will parade in the following order: Kindergarten, 3rd , 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th grades.
The parade will walk north on the west side of Dwyer Street to Sigwalt, and then return to Westgate walking south on the east side of Dwyer Street. Parents are welcome to line the parade route outside along Dwyer Street. (Students will exit the Primary Door, Main Door, and Grove Street Door. The entire school will meet on the southwest corner of Grove Street and Dwyer Street.) In the event of inclement weather, we will either reduce the length of the route or keep the parade inside the school.
Our room representatives will be planning a classroom party for us. The party will follow the parade and last the duration of the school day. Please contact our room reps if you would like to participate or donate to our classroom party.
Today we had our in-school field trip. Thanks to High Touch High Tech, we were able to invite a real scientist into the classroom. She shared several exciting experiments with our class in order to help us better understand gravity, friction, and Newton's Laws of Motion. Check out the youtube film below as well as several photos on our photos page to see some of our activities. Enjoy!