JU-B Weekly Note

Dear Parents,

It’s been a busy week, capped off by our completion of our individual hopes and dream for our year in JU-B. Today students celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival by making their wishes and launching a Chinese lantern into the air to honor Chang’E, the Chinese goddess of the moon. The students were thrilled to see it sail across the Schuylkill River and chased after it until it was a small white blip in the distance.

In conjunction with our all-school theme of "Surviving and Thriving," students began reading the The Great Gilly Hopkins, about an 11-year-old girl who has been shuttled around the foster care system. We focused on learning some new techniques for summarizing a chapter, as well as providing evidence to support our opinions.

We had a beautiful day at The Schuylkill Center, getting reacquainted with the environs and visiting our favorite places.

At Encuentro this morning, we learned about how to sign up for Community Service. New for families of 4th graders: Your child will do two terms of community service (out of three possible terms). New for all families: Signup this year is online and can be accessed through the TPS Progressive Edge email newsletter or directly via the TPS blog. The signup also indicates that if your family regularly volunteers at an organization, it counts for community service. You must sign your child up by Monday.

Please see the calendar above for upcoming events specific to our classroom.

Enjoy the weekend.

Dan and Chantal
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