Thursday, June 13, 2019

THANKS for a great year!

It has been my pleasure to work with your fantastic children this school year.  Every day, they worked hard, they tried their best and were kind to one another!  It was truly a joy getting to know them and I know they’ll do a fantastic job next year in 5th grade.

If you and your child are looking for ways to keep getting ready for next year over the summer, here are some fun and easy things to do together:

  • Math:  Practicing basic math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication) is important so students retain their knowledge over the summer.  You can also challenge your student with 2 or 3 digit multiplication problems to practice that pesky Partial Quotients Algorithm. There will be no new algorithms next year, just practicing the ones students have already learned.  Students can also practice online on Freckle and ConnectEd (through Clever) as well.  Other great websites for practicing math skills include Khan AcademyProdigy and CoolMath4Kids.
  • Reading: Read, read, read!!  Anything and everything students can read will benefit them next year.  Encourage your child to talk about his/her books and share feelings about the characters and events in the story.  Students can also use their Clever badge to log into Lexia to continue to practice over the summer.  You'll find a copy in your child's homework folder and in the report card envelope.  Also, check out Ann Arbor Public Library’s summer reading program!  They have more information on their website:
  • Writing: Daily writing can be extremely beneficial for students.  They’ll have both their Writing Notebooks and Reader’s Notebooks from our class at home.  You can even become pen pals with one another by writing back and forth about books, just like we have been doing this year.  They can also use their writing notebooks as journals to document their experiences over the summer.  

Thanks again for an amazing year.  Have a wonderful and safe summer!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Message from our Spanish Teacher

Please see the message below from Profe Bares, our Spanish teacher:

It has been a joy to teach your 4th grader Spanish this year and I look forward to teaching him/her next year in 5th grade so that we can continue to build his/her language skills and cultural understanding and have fun!
As a culminating activity your student produced Mi libro de espaƱol which highlights the content that we learned in the various unit throughout the year. These book were sent home Tuesday with your student. I encourage you ask your student to share his/her book with you so that you can see all of the progress your student has made. ¡Estoy muy orgullosa! (I am very proud!)

I wish you a memory filled summer!

Hasta septiembre (Until September),
Lisa Bares

Tuesday, June 11, 2019


Dear Parents and Families,

Due to the weather forecast on Thursday, we are changing the date of our end of year pool party to TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12th.  

Students will need to bring a bagged lunch, a water bottle and their swimsuit, towel and comfortable walking shoes. 

Please make sure that your child has his/her materials TOMORROW for the trip!  

Thank you for your cooperation!
Mrs. Sawin

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Field Day

Tomorrow, Monday, June 10th is Angell Field Day!  We will participate in activities in the morning from 9:20-11:30.  If the weather is rainy, we'll have alternative activities inside.

Students should plan on wearing gym shoes and clothes that they can move in.  We'll be outside, so hats, sunglasses and sunscreen (applied before school) is a good idea.  They may also get wet outside, so plan accordingly!  If they'd like to bring a change of clothes if they get wet, that's okay, too. 

Mrs. Lindemann is still looking for volunteers, so if you'd like to sign up, here's the link:

Let's make it a great Field Day!

Friday, June 7, 2019

Week of 6/10

We will have a great final week of 4th grade!  This week, we'll be completing all of our subject area work.  We are especially excited about presenting our Traditional Literature projects to the class.

Our Pool Party will be Thursday, June 13th.  Please see the previous post or handout for more information. 

The last day of school will be Friday, June 14th.  Dismissal will be at 11:39!

Thank to everyone for a great year!

Monday, June 3, 2019

Message about 5th grade Reception

Please see the attached for a message from Ms. Lee's Room Parent, Diana Racek.  Thanks!
Hello Fellow 4th Grade Parents!

It's hard to believe the year is nearing to an end. The 5th Graders will graduate from Angell on Friday, July 14, at 10am. It is the school's tradition for 4th Grade parents to host the graduation reception after the ceremony. Please help me give them an amazing farewell from Angell! 

Our needs:
  • I'd love a couple people to help me set up tables with food, etc. on 6/14 from 9-10am. It may not take that long. 
  • A few parent volunteers to help cut cake (there are 3 large ones) and help serve drinks, from 10:45am-11:30am. 
  • Contribute fresh fruit (drop off on 6/14 morning -- leave in teacher's lounge with "5th Grade Reception" note)
Here is the sign-up sheet. Please let me know if any questions!

Big thanks in advance,
Diana Racek
Ms. Lee Room Parent

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

End of Year Pool Party

May 28, 2019
Dear Parents, 
Mr. Kelly, Mrs. Ward, and Mrs. Rudberg’s 3rd grade classes and Ms. Lee and Mrs. Sawin’s 4th grade classes are having a swimming party at Geddes Park (3000 Fuller Road) and Racquet Club Pool (3010 Hickory Lane) on Thursday, June 13th. We will be leaving school about 10:00 AM and will walk together to the park. After eating lunch and playing in the park, we will walk together to swim in the pool from 12:00-2:00 and then walk back to school shortly thereafter. 
Each student should bring a bathing suit (if he/she plans to swim), a towel, sunscreen, and a water bottle. Each student needs to bring a sack lunch or order a school lunch.
If you are not a member of the Racquet Club, we ask that each student’s family donate $5.00 toward the admission. Be assured that no student will be denied this opportunity if a donation isn’t possible. 
We will also send home a "hold harmless" permission slip that needs to be completed, signed and returned to school ASAP.  Without this slip, students will not be able to attend the trip.  Look for that in your child's homework folder tonight!
Thank you,
Mark, Anne, Jessica, Mary Catherine and Jae