Tuesday, January 23, 2018

STEM FAIR Finalists

Thank you to all the family members that helped and supported their scholars during the STEM FAIR project process.  The following 4th Grade scholars (In no particular order) will be moving on to the finals on Wednesday January 24.  They will be presenting their projects to the judges during the school day.  The STEM FAIR Awards night will be Thursday January 25th at 5pm in the gym.

Mrs Gonzalez's Homeroom
- Jordan
- Priye
- Sydney
- Julian
- Addyson
- Kai

Mrs Kowalskyj's Homeroom
- Bryce
- Kori
- Andrea
- Isaiah Sw.
- Nenijah
- Maddox

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Happy New Year!

We hope everyone had a wonderful winter break! Thank you to all the parents that contributed to our Holiday Party in December.  The scholars enjoyed making their craft, exchanging gifts and having snacks.  Thank you for your holiday gifts.  We appreciate our parents!

Second quarter will be ending on January 25th. Please encourage your child to finish strong and continue 1) Being Respectful 2) Being Responsible and 3) Being Ready to Learn.  If your child is low on school supplies like pencils, crayons and glue sticks please replenish them as needed for the second half of the school year.

Our classrooms are getting low on tissues and wipes. Any donations would be greatly appreciated.

Partnering with you,

Mrs Kowalskyj and Mrs Gonzalez

Monday, December 11, 2017

Classroom Holiday Party

Holiday Party

On Thursday December 21 the 4th graders will have their Classroom Holiday party in their homeroom class.  We will have snacks / refreshments, completing a craft and having a gift exchange.  Children who wish to participate in the gift exchange should bring a wrapped gift valued around $5 and labeled for a boy or a girl. If you would like to contribute items to the holiday party a sign up link is available below.  Please select which items you would like to donate to the 4th grade party in each homeroom. There are 27 students in Mrs Kowalskyj's class and 28 in Mrs Gonzalez's class. Feel free to drop off party items earlier in the week. Thanks for your support!  4th Grade Team
Date: 12/21/2017 (Thu.)         Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST

Sign Up Link for Donations

Sunday, December 10, 2017


It's that time of year ....preparing for the STEM FAIR.  All 4th graders will be participating in this year's STEM Fair.  The project will be a major portion of your child's 2nd Quarter Science grade but it is broken down into smaller sections with their own due dates.  Please guide your child to follow the following timeline.

December 6:     Prediction/Hypothesis Due
December 8 :    Variables Due
December 11:   Materials and Procedures Due
December 18:   Data Collection Tool Due
January 2 :       Results from Experiment Due
January 8 :       Conclusion Due
January 16:      STEM Fair Project Checklist, Research Paper and Display Board brought to school.

STEM FAIR Projects will be judged at school on Wednesday 1/24

If you have any problems, questions or concerns please feel free to email your child's science teacher Mrs Kowalskyj.

Friday, November 17, 2017


Hello 4th Grade Families,

Permission slips arrived at the end of today for the field trip to the White House. Students will receive them on Monday.  Cost of the trip is $14.00.  Due to the pending holiday these forms must be returned no later than Tuesday, November 21, 2017.  Please email Mrs. Kowalskyj or myself if your child will not be here on Monday.


Please let me know if you have any questions.

Mrs. Gonzalez & Mrs. Kowalskyj

Friday, November 3, 2017

Important Dates

Nov. 6   - Science Rock Project due
Nov. 9   - End of First Quarter
Nov 9    - Parent Conferences 3:45pm - 7:00 pm
Nov 10  - Parent Conferences 8:00am - 12:00 pm - No School Veteran'sDay
Nov 13  - 2 Hour Early Dismissal
Nov 15  - Field Trip to Luray Caverns 7:15 am to 5:30 pm
Nov 22-24 -Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
Nov 29  - Report Cards Distributed
Dec. 1   - 1st Quarter Awards Ceremony

Please email us if you were unable to schedule a parent teacher conference on 11/9 or 11/10 and we will make time on an alternate day after school. 

Partnering with you!

Mrs Gonzalez and Mrs Kowalskyj

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Parent Teacher Conferences Nov. 9th and 10th

Parent Teacher conferences are now available through signup .com  
Mrs Gonzalez and Mrs Kowalskyj will be meeting with parents on Thursday 11/9 from 4:00-7:00pm 
and Friday 11/10 from 8:00 am -12:00pm.  Sign up now for a 15 minute appointment.

Please sign up for 4th Grade Conferences 2017! 

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/KvqjYVn
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com) 
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! 

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact us and we can sign you up manually.