JU-B Weekly Note

Dear Parents,

It’s been a busy week as students became immeshed in the story of Gina Zhang and how the Monkey King helps her adapt to her new home in America.  Additionally, students were able to reminisce about their glory days in 3rd grade as they enjoyed this year’s version. 

There was a change of plans this week as we stayed back from The Schuylkill Center to begin our investigation of air quality. Having placed testing strips at school, Markward Park, and the River Walk, students will check the results after a week.  Additionally, we continued our study of water systems as we walked along the pathway to learn the story of how past industrialization once stripped the Schuylkill River of all life.  At this time, we are planning a trip to the Independence Seaport Museum and Franklin Square for next Thursday.  

The silkworms are getting larger now that they are feeding on real mulberry leaves.  Students have been observing their rapid growth with interest and have been surprised by how much they eat on a daily basis. If you have any empty toilet paper rolls, we need to collect them for the silkworms.

At the end of May, the students will be taking the ERB standardized tests.  Though a more comprehensive note will be sent out as we get closer to the date (May 22-24) , we wanted to give you a heads-up as you plan your daily schedule.  

Good luck to George, Aakash, and the rest of the TPS Tigers Chess Team as they represent the school at Nationals.  

Enjoy your weekend!

Dan and Chantal