I hope everyone is having a great summer!
I wanted to share some information with you about the 2017-2018 school year.
The 2017-2018 school supply list has been added to our website. It is listed under the “Current Families” tab, under “Resources”.
In February, next year’s fourth graders will get to vote for their favorite Caudill and Bluestem nominated books. The third graders get to vote on Bluestem books. It would be a good idea if they get a jumpstart by reading a few of them this summer. The website listing the nominated books is www.islma.org. Please use your discretion when helping your child choose books off the list. Some of them (especially on the Caudill list) cover more controversial themes and/or topics than others. You might want to read Amazon reviews of the books or go to www.commonsensemedia.org.
Looking ahead, second (soon to be third!) grade parents, as you shop this summer, you might want to be on the lookout for their take home three-ring binders for next year. We are recommending you get the kind that zips closed around the edges. They are really nice because they are very sturdy. Also, if they get dropped, papers don’t go flying all over the place.