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Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! I am excited to be your child’s 4th Grade math, science & social studies teacher! Browse around to look for important information, updates and events. Please +subscribe to my page so that you can get email alerts when changes are made on my website.

 

Mrs. Heather Bell

Huntsville Elementary

Room 302

hdbell@huntsville-isd.org

936-435-6850

Conference Time: 9:55-10:55am

 

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STAAR Writing

Today, your students are bringing home a note from our Superintendent, Dr. Howell Wright. If you did not receive it, please see below.
 
Dear Parents or Guardian,
 
March 29th is an important testing day for your 4th grader. To provide an optimum testing environment for all students, we are asking for your help with the following:
 
1. Students must be well rested and ready to do their best. Each student should eat a good breakfast on the morning of testing. 
2. The State of Texas requires an extremely controlled testing environment. Therefore, students will not be allowed to have cell phones, other recording devices, etc. during the test.
3. Again, in the interest of test security and an environment free of distractions we are asking parents not to call to request a release pass for students. 
4. Please reschedule dentist appointments, routine doctor's visits and anything else that could be postponed until after testing.
5. Students must remain quiet and respectful of other students after they have finished testing. 
6. On normal school days we encourage parents, grandparents and other family members to visit and eat lunch with their child. We believe that the school/family partnership is an important one. However, campuses will be closed to public visitors on testing days to maintain the security of the testing process.
 
Your child, his/her teacher, principal and many other school staff have worked very diligently to prepare for this test. We appreciate your support and part in giving your child every advantage to do well.

Writing Homework

March 14, 2016  
       

Dear Parents,

The schedule below is an outline of our writing homework assignment.  The completed packet is due Friday, March 18.  We will begin the writing assignment in class, and students are expected to complete parts of the assignment at home.  It is very important that your child bring their work back each day. Each day I will check work.

 

Monday, March 14
Prewriting:
Brainstorming ideas
I-Chart/outline Completed in class
 
Complete I-Chart/outline and add splashes at home
Tuesday, March 15 Write rough draft
Wednesday, March 16
Parents read your child's paper
Students complete revising and editing
Thursday, March 17 Write final copy
Friday, March 18
Final copy due 

 

PLEASE RETURN THE PACKET DAILY.  If you have any problems, please see me during the week before Friday.

Thank you for supporting our young writers.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Heather Bell

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Friday, February 12, 2016, we will have a class Valentine's candy exchange (not a party). Each student can bring a bag of assorted individually wrapped candy. Students are also allowed to bring Valentine's cards to exchange with their classmates, but they must bring one for each student in the class. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Reminder: There is no school on the following days:
 
Friday, January 15, 2016 (Teacher Workday)
Monday, January 18, 2016 (Holiday)
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 (Staff Development)
Scholastic order forms are due, with payment, on Thursday, January 14, 2016! Remember, you can also order online with our unique class code (P6L2X) at https://clubs2.scholastic.com/ All online orders will ship for free to school and will be sent home with your student when they arrive. Thank you for your support!
Dear Parents,
4th grade will have a Christmas themed day on Friday, December 18th. This will be an ongoing celebration with themed activities throughout the day. As a treat, we'll have milk and cookies while we watch a Christmas movie. We ask that your child bring their favorite cookies to share with their classmates. Students are allowed to wear their pajamas to school. School will dismiss at 1:15pm.
 
Also, on December 16th, we will be attending the high school band concert from 11:30-12:15.
Parents/Guardians,
 
SHSU literature block students that have been housed on our campus and in the 4th grade classrooms this semester want to give back to the HES community! We are going to have a penny war to raise money that can go back to the 4th grade teachers and benefit your child! The penny war will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 10th and end of Thursday, Nov. 19th. 
Each class will have a jug in which they collect as many pennies as possible.
 
1 penny= 1 point added to the total. The goal is for each class to get as many points as possible.
 
However, any child can put any denomination of money other than a penny in other classes' jugs, which will result in a loss of points.
1 nickel= 5 points deducted, 1 dime= 10 points deducted, etc...
 
At the conclusion of the penny war, the class with the most points will win a prize funded by the SHSU literature block students.
Scholastic order forms are due, with payment, on Monday, November 9th! Remember, you can also order online with our unique class code (P6L2X) at https://clubs2.scholastic.com/ All online orders will ship for free to school and will be sent home with your student when they arrive. Thank you for your support!
Family FYI Night at HES
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
5:30-7:00pm
 
It's time to let your student show you the exciting and engaging ways they are learning this school year! Teachers will provide information on academic expectations and ways you can help ensure your child's success.
October 26-29 is Red Ribbon Week!
 
Monday- "Our future is too bright for drugs!"- Wear neon colors & sunglasses
Tuesday- "Be a superhero, drugs will make you a zero!"- Wear superhero gear
Wednesday- "Give drugs the boot!"- Wear red and boots
Thursday- "Team up against drugs!"- Wear team jersey or t-shirt