Each 5th grade class has created a group artwork that has been framed. These 9 framed pieces of art are now part of something really amazing, an art raffle!
The artwork will be on display during conferences by the office. Mrs. Peroddy will be by the main office to answer any questions and collect money. If you would like to try to win the artwork, here’s what you do:
1. Purchase raffle tickets. Each ticket is $2
2. Write your name & phone number on the ticket
3. Put ticket in the container with the teacher’s name.
4. After conferences (March 15th), Mrs. Parody will draw raffle tickets and call you if you are the winner!
• Photos of the artwork can be found on the Becker Intermediate Home Page.
• 100% of the proceeds will go to Intermediate Art to help offset the cost of art items such as a kiln, art supplies and fixing tabletops.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Peroddy.
It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.
Book Fair dates: November 28 – December 2
Shopping hours: Mon. 11/28 10am-7:30pm Tues. & Wed. 7:30-3:30, Thurs. 7:30am-7:30pm Fri. 7:30-12:00
If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/beckerintermediateschool. Our online Fair is available from November 23 to December 6.
Volunteer using this handy link. Volunteers make it all possible!
There will also be several displays including a "Hidden in Plain Sight" exhibit, featuring a mock teenagers bedroom with items laying around that could indicate a teen engaging in risky behaviors. Educators and other professionals attending this event can acquire 1.5 continuing education credits by simply signing in upon arrival. This will fulfill the mental health professional development requirement for the renewal of a teaching license. Doors open at 6 pm on November 3rd and refreshments will be available.
Reading aloud at home is valuable because it better prepares your child to be an effective reader. But it is also a fun, worthwhile family activity. With the One School, One Book program, we aim to build a community of readers at Becker Intermediate. Everyone – students, teachers, even administrative staff – will be participating, and we can all reap the many benefits.
You child received a copy of The Lemonade War at the kickoff on Thursday or in their classroom on Friday. There is a reading schedule on the bookmark they received and also on the other side of this letter so you can keep up at home. Please read a chapter a night – it will take about 15 minutes.
In school, your child will be invited to answer daily trivia questions to encourage and reward attentive, aggressive listening. You will soon find that your child will take pride in knowing and anticipating the details of the story. You will want to make sure your family keeps up so your child can be included. We will be talking about The Lemonade War for the whole month of October!
One School, One Book is a novel program in that children at all grade levels will all be listening to the same book, and it makes sound educational sense. Reading professionals recommend reading material out loud that is beyond a child’s own reading level. And we also believe that you can and should continue reading chapter books with your older children, even when they are able to read by themselves. We have selected a title that can be followed, understood, and enjoyed by younger students, but will still captivate and stimulate older children.
Good luck! We hope everyone will be talking about Jessie and Evan and their lemonade stand competition – and maybe even a little about math and economics! “When a whole school reads a book, there’s a lot to talk about.” With your help, we can build a Community of Readers at Becker Intermediate School.
The Becker Intermediate School Staff
Chapters should be read by the date listed. Over the weekend and during MEA families are asked to read one chapter.
We are already looking ahead and planning for an exciting start to the 2016-2017 school year. We will once again begin next fall with two Assessment/Conference days for students and families. Each student will have a scheduled 1-2 hour time slot to attend school with a parent on September 6th or September 7th. During this time, students will:
Beginning Monday, August 15th at 8:00 am, families will have the opportunity to schedule a conference time online. Parents will be able to access the conference schedule through their Skyward Family Web Access beginning on this date.
Primary School and Intermediate Schedule
Tuesday, September 8 – 11:30am-7:00pm
Wednesday, September 9 - 8:00am–3:30pm
As always, we are committed to ensuring the success of each child. Thank you for your involvement and support.
Congrats to the following students who had their rocket travel the furthest:
1st-Tyler Klipeier 4RK
2nd-Sammie Mekeland 4RK
3rd-Nick Folsom 4HB
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