Happy Summer

Hi everyone, hope you are enjoying your time off.  Thanks to Saniya, I have been reminded to put up our class code for NEWSELA:  VDK4QC.  I hope you are going on and reading.  Remember to add ho112 to the beginning of your FastMath password.  


Mrs. Ricchiuti

Happy Memorial Day Weekend
Please send in permission slips and payment for our field trip to the Circle Line.  Thank you to all who expressed interest in coming.  We are trying to accommodate as many as we can.

Science Performance Test will be this week.  We will take the written test on June 1st.  Our Circle Line field trip is Thursday June 18, please submit permission slips and payment to VSUFSD #13.  

Welcome back.  The NYS ELA exam is this week, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Please make sure your child is well rested and has had a healthy breakfast.  The test will begin at 9:00 am. The NYS Math exam is next week on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  

Parent teacher conferences next week March 18th and 19th. Parents please choose 3 times on the form and I will get you as close to your preferred time as possible.  

Congratulations to Karina for a perfect score on Vocabulary unit 10.  

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had an enjoyable time off.  When we return we have a fun day ahead of us.  It is our Journey into Native Americans field trip.  We will meet in the classroom as usual, take attendance and 
lunch count, and spend the rest of the day in the big gym.  

Happy Thanksgiving  Please have your child practice multiplication facts over the long weekend.

Conferences are soon:
Please remember to return your conference slip.  You can download a copy of the form here:  conference-choose-3.doc

Upcoming Tests

Math (Addition and Subtraction) and Science Tests on Monday, November 17.

Assessment Results 10/31:

Vocabulary: Congratulations to Jaden, Sidney, Victoria, Krysten and Immanuel who all achieved their personal best score. Congratulations to Amna, Joshua and Rana, who received a perfect score on Unit 4.

Spelling: Two students received 100% on Lesson 4 and are eligible to be exempt from the Lesson 5 test, via the lottery drawing. In addition to his personal best vocabulary score, Jaden gets double mention for also receiving his personal best on Lesson 5 Spelling.

Reflections Topic We will be finalizing our reflection pieces this week in class. The world would be a much better place if....

Test Folders
Please keep your child's tests and return the summary sheet inside the test folder ASAP.

Assessment Results for this week:

There were 16 students with an improved Vocabulary score on Unit 3, you should be proud, I am. Two of them got a perfect score for the first time. They were Niayal and Thomas. Congratulations to you both. There are seven students with a perfect score and eligible to be exempt from our next Spelling test.

Class Reps and Congratulations

Our Student Council class representatives for the school year were elected today. Congratulations to Kristen Diaz and Joshua Hunt.

Job well done on Unit 1 vocabulary. The following individuals received a score of 100% on Unit 1: Rayan, Amna, Rana, and Johannson. Unit 2 has only one honorable mention. One individual received 100%: Congratulations Rana.

Thomas was the lucky winner today. Having received the highest score on Lesson 1 spelling test, he and Niayal were in a drawing to be exempt from today's test and administer it to the class. Lesson 3 will have six individuals who will be entered into the drawing. Who are they, and who will be the lucky winner? Tune in in 2 weeks.

4th Grade

Our third week of 4th grade was a busy one. NWEA, PBIS tour, Bus & Fire Drills, Vocabulary, Social Studies Geography and Math tests. In the coming weeks we will continue to work on Place Value concepts, begin a study of New York Geography, start Vocabulary Unit 2, and complete Grammar Lesson 1.

NYS Test Scores

Your child's 3rd grade ELA and Math test scores are available on the parent portal.

Health Forms

Just a quick reminder - New York State requires all 4th graders have a physical upon returning to school. If you have not already sent in your childs' Health Appraisal Form, please do so as soon as possible. If your child has not had a well visit, please schedule one and bring the appraisal form to be completed.

Scholastic Book Club

Orders can be placed on-line from home. Using on-line ordering enables you to use a credit card for payment. All orders submitted through the backpack require a check for payment. The online class activation code is HB9R3. When you go to you will see parent orders.

Parent Portal
Please sign up for the Parent Portal if you have not already done so. In addition, you can sign up for the Valley Stream 13 E-News. This will provide you with email notifications of school and district announcements such as the word and strategy of the month and much, much more.