I am proud to announce our class collected the most money in the school. Way to go! Thank you to all the families who went beyond and left donation boxes at work, church and/or community centers. Our school fell about $80 short of our $2,000 goal but we increased our total from previous years.
Every March we have a service project where the students of Southwest collect pennies, spare change or dollars to donate to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The funds help cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and melanoma, and improve the quality of life or patients and their families. As an extra incentive the class that collects the most money will receive a pizza party.
Please send in all loose change or bills OR make a donation to help this wonderful cause!
Last day to collect money will be Thursday, March 24, 2016.
All students have been given an Esperanza Rising project sheet. Students should complete one project of their choice which is due Thursday, April 14th.
I have very exciting news! On Friday, March 4th, the students will be participating in Google Expeditions. Google Expeditions is a new product that allows teachers to take classes on virtual field trips to exotic locals through an immersive experience that includes 360° photo spheres, 3D images and video, and ambient sounds.
We will be visiting the Borneo National Park in Malaysia.
This is all possible through Google Cardboard, a simple cardboard viewer that turns a smartphone into a virtual reality device! Check out Google Cardboard here: https://www.google.com/get/cardboard/
We had a blast kicking off our spring fundraiser, the Bookfit Bowl today and we are excited for our Bookfit Challenge Program! This Spring we are raising funds for Media Center Upgrades and books, and we need your help!
You can use your same email and password login information from last semester but you have to register your student again using this code: 985-767. View your student’s pledgebook for more information and start logging in pledges tonight! Don’t forget to help track your students reading at home.
We are challenging students to complete 35 “Learning Laps”. A Learning Lap = 5 minutes of reading. We will celebrate the hard work of your students next week on Friday the 26th at the BookFit Bowl Game in the Gym during our specials time. ALL students are invited to participate and we want parents to join in the reading fun!
Thank you for your support!