May 14-18

Monday:  STAAR Math- Bring a book to read after testing, an unopened bottle of water, a healthy snack, & mints or mint gum.  No outside lunches or visitors will be allowed.

Tuesday:  STAAR Reading- Bring a book to read after testing, an unopened bottle of water, a healthy snack, & mints or mint gum.  No outside lunches or visitors will be allowed.

Wednesday:  5th Grade STAAR Science– No outside lunches or visitors will be allowed.

No electronics (including classroom phones) are allowed on STAAR testing days.  If you need to get a message to your child or a teacher, please call the Intermediate office, 903-291-2101.

Friday:  Bouncy House during enhancement & Splash Pad from 10:30-2:00–Socks will be needed for the bouncy house.

A letter was sent home with Splash Pad details, including entry fee ($1), concession prices, &  CHAMPS behavior minutes.  Parents are welcome to come join the fun!  Students will be allowed to be signed out with the teacher.

Have a great week!

Mrs Clift

April 24, 2018

Reminders for this week!!

Wednesday:  4th Grade Field Day— Students will need to bring a LABELED water bottle, a towel, & a change of clothes/shoes (if staying at school for the whole day).  Please wear sunscreen & tennis shoes (no sandals or flip flops).  All activities will take place on the upper practice field.  Parents will be able to sign-out their child with the teacher ONLY AFTER ALL ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.

Thursday:  Spelling test,  Progress Reports,  and binders will be sent home.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Clift

April 9, 2018

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, will begin this week. On Tuesday, April 10th, our 4th grade will participate in the Writing STAAR, and our 5th grade will take the STAAR Math assessment. On Wednesday, April 11th, our 5th grade will complete the STAAR Reading assessment.

We encourage our students to:

  • Go to bed early.
  • Be on time for school.
  • Plan to bring your lunch from home that morning or purchase your lunch from the cafeteria on these two testing days. Food brought in for lunch will not be allowed for any grade level on testing days.VISITORS for lunch will not be permitted on campus on April 10th and 11th.
  • Students may bring one, sealed bottle of room-temperature water. Any other drink will not be allowed.

We are proud of our students and know that they are ready to show what they can do. Let’s stand behind them and show our support by making sure these tips are followed by all.

March 29, 2018

Remember:  No school tomorrow!! Good Friday Holiday-  Have a Happy Easter!!

Spelling words for test next Thursday are transition words:

after
although
as
where
when
while
until
because
if
since
conclusion
finally
example
however
sometimes
conclude
once
later
another
addition

 

Have a great long weekend!!

Mrs. Clift

March 28- Easter Party Update

Easter Party Changes for Fourth Grade

Due to weather conditions, we have decided to cancel our picnic at Penic Park. Instead, we will have a picnic in our Fourth Grade Hall.

Beginning at 11:00, fourth grade students will have a picnic in the hall and enjoy a delicious chocolate ice cream sundae from DQ.

Students will need a sack lunch, drink, and a towel to sit on.

When students are finished eating, parents may sign their students out with their homeroom teachers.

Thanks,
Fourth Grade Teachers

March 1, 2018

One more week until SPRING BREAK!  Remember- Spring Break is March 12-16.  Then Monday, March 19, is a teacher workday.

Homework for next week will come home on Monday and will be due Thursday. The passage is called “Cinco de Mayo” Please make sure to sign the homework!

Our Spelling Words for next week are:

  • wiped
  • covered
  • mapped
  • pleasing
  • slipped
  • putting
  • traveled
  • seeking
  • visiting
  • mixed
  • shipped
  • phoning
  • offered
  • smelling
  • hiking
  • checking
  • fainted
  • landed
  • becoming
  • wandering

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Clift

January 22, 2018

NO EARLY RELEASE THIS WEDNESDAY!  It will be a regular day of school.

To prepare for our STAAR Writing test we will send a  homework paper on Mondays to be turned in by Thursday.  There will be a place for parents to sign as well.

Spelling words for test Thursday:

  • about
  • no
  • know
  • except
  • myself
  • new
  • knew
  • then
  • can’t
  • what
  • usually
  • are
  • our
  • don’t
  • right
  • write
  • everything
  • everyone
  • everybody
  • won’t

Have a great week!

Mrs. Clift

January 8, 2017

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

Report Cards will be sent home this week with graded papers envelope.

Math Benchmark- Tuesday, January 9-Students may bring a water bottle and a healthy snack.

Reading Benchmark- Thursday, January 11-Students may bring a water bottle and a healthy snack.

SCHOOL HOLIDAY – MONDAY, JANUARY 15

Spelling Test- Wednesday, January 17

Writing Benchmark- Thursday, January 18-  Students may bring a water bottle and a healthy snack.

Spelling words:

  • title
  • towel
  • battle
  • pedal
  • metal
  • simple
  • eagle
  • special
  • total
  • trouble
  • nickel
  • gentle
  • barrel
  • model
  • tangle
  • ankle
  • marvel
  • juggle
  • squirrel
  • riddle

Remember you can study at www.spellingcity.com/mclift

Have a great week!

Mrs. Clift

November 17, 2017

REMEMBER:  Thanksgiving Break is next week, November 20-24.  Have an amazing break!!

Spelling words for the week of November 27- December 1:

poster
secret
whether
author
rocket
bushel
agree
bucket
ticket
declare
chicken
clothing
apron
whiskers
degree
gather
achieve
rather
bracket
machine

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mrs. Clift

Boxtop contest ends November 27-  keep sending those to school!

Fundraiser delivery-  Thursday, November 16

Picture retakes-  Wednesday, November 15

If you were absent when pictures were made, or you are a new student to White Oak after pictures were made, please make sure that you come prepared to SMILE for the camera on Wednesday. You will need to pick up a picture form from the intermediate office.

Anyone else who wishes to have pictures retaken MUST RETURN THE FIRST PICTURE PACKET IN ITS ENTIRETY TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER BEFORE participating in pictures retakes.

November 20-24  Thanksgiving Break!

Our Spelling words this week are associated with Thanksgiving:

Thanksgiving

squash

stuffing

utensils

cranberry

Pilgrim

Native American

delicious

longhouse

grateful

tradition

England

Squanto

autumn

Thursday

settler

vegetables

November

colony

celebration

Have a great week!

Mrs. Clift