Week #15 -April 22nd, 2019

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus school on Monday.  Monday was originally supposed to a pre-scheduled day off, but because of our crazy weather this winter, and our even crazier CCSD scheduling, we have to make-up our snow day on Monday the 22nd of April.  Don’t let your kids tell you otherwise.  Because of this make up day, we will have two Day 4s on our specialist schedule.  Monday and Wednesday will both be Day 4, so we’ll have PE on both of those days. Dress appropriately.

Thank you all who helped out the school with our APEX Fun run last week.  I don’t have the numbers yet, but I’ll post them as soon as we get them.

Hopefully as you read this this week, we will all be in great moods from the Golden Knights victory on Sunday and moving onto the Second Round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Sadly we lost.  but alas, we have 1 more game to move on! Go Knights Go!!!

Parents, the 5th grade CIMI field trip is still taking reservations for our current 4th grade students.  At last count, there were only 12 seats left.  The field trip will be in October of 2019, so we need to get all those interested in attending signed up and registered as soon as possible.  A $100 deposit will secure your child’s spot and the rest will be due by September.  Spots are going fast, so don’t delay!  For more information on it, please see me or Ms. Philipus to get the latest info.

SPECIALISTS:
Monday: Day 4 – PE (This date is a make up for the snow day in February)
Tuesday: Day 3 – SCIENCE
Wednesday: Day 4 – PE
Thursday: Day 5 – MUSIC
Friday: Day 6 – ART

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Apr 22: – Snow Day Make Up Day! Yes, we do have school this day!
Apr 24: – FACES S.T.E.A.M. Night (Free for all families!)
Apr 25: – Talent Show
Apr 26: – Field Trip for AR Top Readers
May 3: – Muffins with Mom

HOMEWORK:
Monday: 04-22-2019 Math Homework
Tuesday: Spelling ABC Order
Wednesday: SBAC Practice
Thursday: Spelling 4 Times Homework (spelling test tomorrow)

SPELLING: Latin Roots

  1. dictionary
  2. verdict
  3. dictate
  4. contradict
  5. abrupt
  6. locate
  7. location
  8. rupture
  9. predict
  10.  portable
  11.  erupt
  12.  interrupt
  13.  import
  14.  transport
  15.  passport
  16.  disrupt
  17.  locally
  18.  bankrupt
  19.  export
  20.  dislocate
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Week #14 – April 8th, 2019

Hello and welcome to the last week before SPRING BREAK!!! (Insert cheers here) We have a busy week this week.

First, we are continuing our APEX fundraiser Fun Run this week up until Thursday.    A few students still have not gone online to register for their free T-Shirt so that we may get them their correct size.  Please make sure your child gets their shirt because we will be using these same shirts for Field Day later this year!  So far our class has raised $12.67 per lap.  We are trying to reach a class goal of $20 per lap by Monday.  By Thursday, our class goal is $60 per lap.  Remember that the most laps that students are allowed to run is 36.  So by pledging a dollar per lap, that is a maximum of a $36 dollar donation.
Some parents have asked what the funds go toward.  The money raised will go to purchasing STEM resources and programming for the school.  This could include items such as 3D Printers and engineering devices.  If your child forgot their login code, you can just go to the apex website and put in info to retrieve it.

My Apex Event Link

The second big thing happening this week is the 4th grade Cookie Project which is due on Wednesday the 10th.  It is a big project to be completed at home and brought in by Wednesday.  On Wednesday morning, the students will showcase their cookies to the school in the cafeteria.  Afterwards, students are free to take them home and may share them with their families.  Please be cautious about allowing students to share with other students because of possible food allergies.  Here are the specifications that the students are to follow and a few suggestions:
Cookie Project Requirements

If you have questions or concerns about this, please do not hesitate in contacting me or one of the other 4th grade teachers. Again, they are due by Wednesday without exception because that is the day of our showcase.

Parents, the 5th grade CIMI field trip is now taking reservations for our current 4th grade students.  At last count, there were only 18 seats left.  The field trip will be in October of 2019, so we need to get all those interested in attending signed up and registered as soon as possible.  A $100 deposit will secure your child’s spot and the rest will be due by September.  Spots are going fast, so don’t delay!.  For more info on it, please see me or Ms. Philipus to get current info.

SPECIALISTS:
Monday: Day 4 – PE
Tuesday: Day 5 – MUSIC
Wednesday: Day 6 – ART
Thursday: Day 1 – PE
Friday: Day 2 – LIBRARY

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Apr 10: – NV Cookie Project DUE
Apr 11: – APEX Fun Run
Apr 15 – 19: Spring Break (No School)
Apr 22: – Snow Day Make Up Day! Yes, we do have school this day!
Apr 24: – FACES S.T.E.A.M. Night
Apr 25: – Talent Show

HOMEWORK:
Monday: Spelling words in ABC Order
Tuesday: Complete Cookie Map
Wednesday: Get Final Pledges for APEX Fun Run and Math
Thursday: Spelling 4 Times Homework (spelling test tomorrow)

SPELLING: NV Cookie Map Words
Sierra Nevada
Ruby Mountains
Truckee River
Carson River
Walker River
Reese River
Humboldt River
Little Humboldt River
Muddy River
Virgin River
Colorado River
Lake Tahoe
Pyramid Lake
Walker Lake
Lake Mead
Mojave Desert
Death Valley
Great Basin Desert
Las Vegas
Reno
Carson City

2019 – Week #13 – April 1st, 2019

Welcome back to another week. We  had a blast last week with our career day guest speakers.  This week week have a couple of things kicking off.

First, our annual APEX Fun Run kick off assembly is on Monday.  This fundraiser helps our school purchase important material necessary to give better instruction.   Students will be bringing home info on what we would like to see each child accomplish.

Secondly, 4th grade students will be receiving their NV cookie sheet instructions for the Goynes Annual NV State cookie sheet presentation in a couple of weeks.  Students and their families have a great time building an edible state replica.

Parents, the 5th grade CIMI field trip is now taking reservations for our current 4th grade students.  The field trip will be in October of 2019, so we need to get all those interested in attending signed up and registered as soon as possible.  A $100 deposit will secure your child’s spot and the rest will be due by September.  Spots are going fast, so don’t delay!.  For more info on it, please see me or Ms. Philipus to get get current info.

SPECIALISTS:
Monday: Day 5 – MUSIC
Tuesday: Day 6 – ART
Wednesday: Day 1 – PE
Thursday: Day 2 – LIBRARY
Friday: Day 3 – SCIENCE

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Apr 1: – APEX Pep Rally
Apr 5: – GPATT Movie Night
Apr 15 – 19: Spring Break (No School)
Apr 22: – Snow Day Make Up Day! Yes, we do have school!
Apr 24: – S.T.E.A.M. Night
Apr 25: – Talent Show

HOMEWORK:
Monday: Spelling Page 65 Homework
Tuesday: Math Adding Fractions Page Homework
Wednesday: Spelling and Math
Thursday: Spelling 4 Times Homework (spelling test tomorrow)

SPELLING:Words with Greek Roots
telephone
biography
telescope
photograph
microwave
diameter
barometer
microscope
headphones
microphone
autograph
microchip
telegraph
perimeter
paragraph
phonics
symphony
saxophone
periscope
megaphone

2019 – Week 12 – March 25th, 2019

Hello all and welcome to the las week of March.  This school year is flying by and we are making great strides in everything.  This week, we have a few things planned.

First on Thursday, we have our FACES Literacy night at 4:30 pm.  Come as a family to enjoy an evening of Literacy activities starting at 4:30 pm.

Then on Friday, our school will have Career Day Presentations where students in grades 3-5 will learn about professions by people in our community.

Next week, we begin our APEX Fun Run Fundraiser.  It all kicks off with a pep rally for the kids.  The Fun Run Will occur later in April.

SPECIALISTS:
Monday: Day 6 – ART
Tuesday: Day 1 – PE
Wednesday: Day 2 – LIBRARY
Thursday: Day 3 – SCIENCE
Friday: Day 4 – PE

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Mar 28: –  Family Literacy Night at 4:30
Mar 29: – Career Day
Apr 1: – APEX Pep Rally
Apr 5: – GPATT Movie Night
Apr 15 – 19: Spring Break (No School)
Apr 22: – Snow Day Make Up Day! Yes, we do have school!
Apr 24: – S.T.E.A.M. Night
Apr 25: – Talent Show

HOMEWORK:
Monday: Spelling page 63 HW and Math 8-1 HW
Tuesday: Spelling and Math
Wednesday: Spelling and Math
Thursday: Spelling 4 Times Homework (spelling test tomorrow)

SPELLING: Words with Double Consonants
tomorrow
written
offer
current
borrow
bottle
suffer
lettuce
different
ridden
slippers
saddle
rabbit
odd
grasshopper
shudder
matter
bubble
worry
hobby

2019 – Week 11 – March 18, 2019

Hello all and happy St. Patrick’s Day.   I hope you are all wearing green today! This coming week is a busy one and a short one.  First off, there is  no school on Friday!!!  It is a pre-scheduled day off for students and teachers, however, the front office will still be open.

This Wednesday is the GPATT Family Fun Night!  GPATT_Fun_Night

This Thursday we will host an Exotic Pets STEM Camp. Be a part of Goynes STEM Academy’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) enrichment camp. With STEM mini-courses featuring animal interactions with Exotic Pets, we guarantee a fun hands-on STEM focused learning environment to spark student innovation!
WHEN: Thursday, March 21 – 2:30-4:30 pm
(light snack will be provided)
WHERE: Goynes STEM Academy *
3409 W. Deer Springs Way, NLV
*Transportation is not provided
COST: $25.00 per student

We also have a FACES Literacy night coming up next week on the 28th.  For too many kids in this country, reading is a negative word. This hands-on workshop shows how families can make some small adjustments to their normal daily routines that will make reading an enjoyable and natural habit for anyone. (Find more information by searching the hashtag #CCSDReads on social media!)
Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 5 p.m.
Theron & Naomi Goynes Elementary School
3409 W. Deer Springs Way
North Las Vegas, NV 89084

A form has been sent home last week asking for volunteers for career day.  If you would like to come in and share about your profession, please return the form as soon as possible. They are due by Friday. Career day will be on the 29th!

SPECIALISTS:
Monday: Day 2 – LIBRARY
Tuesday: Day 3 – SCIENCE
Wednesday: Day 4 – PE
Thursday: Day 5 – MUSIC
Friday: No School!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Mar 20: – GPATT Family Fun Spring Festival
Mar 21: – STEM Camp
Mar 22: – No School
Mar 28: – Literacy Night

HOMEWORK:
Monday: Spelling
Tuesday: Spelling
Wednesday: Attend Family Fun Night – Spelling 4 Times Homework (spelling test tomorrow)
Thursday: Enjoy your STEM Night!

SPELLING: Multisyllabic Words
reaction
prerecorded
incorrectly
incredibly
disobedient
disagreeable
refreshment
unbreakable
declaration
retirement
misdialed
undefined
unhappily
watchfully
gleefully
sportsmanship
repayment
questionable
displacement
midshipman

2019 – Week #10 – March 11, 2019

Welcome to Picture week!  This Thursday, our class will take its class picture.  Please make sure everyone is present and if you plan on buying pictures, bring in the money and order form on Thursday.  You can also pre-order online, but you need to bring in the receipt.

This Tuesday and Thursday, we are holding auditions for everyone that returned their audition form.  No more forms are being accepted and there are no exceptions.

A form will be sent home Monday asking for volunteers for career day.  If you would like to come in and share about your profession, please return the form as soon as possible.

SPECIALISTS:
Monday: Day 3 – SCIENCE
Tuesday: Day 4 – PE
Wednesday: Day 5 – MUSIC
Thursday: Day 6 – ART
Friday: Day 1 – PE

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Mar 12 and 14: – Talent Show Auditions
Mar 14: – Picture day!
Mar 20: – Spring Festival
Mar 21: – STEM Camp

HOMEWORK:
Monday: Spelling and Math Sheets
Tuesday: Math Sheet
Wednesday: Math sheet
Thursday: Spelling 4 Times Homework (spelling test tomorrow)

SPELLING: Prefixes un-, dis-, in-
distrust
discontinue
unopened
inability
uncertain
unaware
disrespect
disapprove
incomplete
disorder
unimportant
unsolved
unlikely
discount
unlisted
disobey
unfair
indirect
disrepair
unsuspecting

2019 – Week #9 – March 03/04/2019

Greetings all! I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend.  This coming weekend, we have our AstroCamp weekend!  For those students that are going, there is a parent meeting on Monday morning at 7:15. The bus leaves early Friday morning, so don’t be late!

Picture day is coming next week on the 14th.  Please remember to bring in your order form with money on picture day.  You can also pre-purchase online.  A form went home last week with details.

On the 12th, Goynes will hold their talent show auditions.  Get your singing voices ready, brush up on the latests dance moves, or just do whatever it takes to get on stage.  It is always a great time!

We have started our “My favorite things about Goynes” video project and will continue throughout the next 2 weeks.  Students are using a camera to walk around school to photograph things they like or are interested by to add to their video.  Once the video is created, students will upload them into a website they will create and write about them.  If any parent has an old camera they are willing to donate for this project, I would appreciate it.   I have a few cameras, and am looking for a few more to make the picture taking go faster.  Please know that these cameras won’t be returned. I am just looking for something the students can use and I won’t have to replace if they are accidentally dropped and broken.

Yearbooks are on presale for $20. Order them now before the price goes up to $25!

Parents, we are getting closer to our high stakes

SPECIALISTS:
Monday: Day 4 – PE
Tuesday: Day 5 – MUSIC
Wednesday: Day 6 – ART
Thursday: Day 1 – PE
Friday: Day 2 – LIBRARY

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Mar 4: – AstroCamp Parent meeting @ 7:15
Mar 8 – 10: – Astrocamp!
Mar 8: – GPATT Movie Night
Mar 12: – Talent Show Auditions
Mar 14: – Picture day!

HOMEWORK:
Monday: Spelling and Math Sheets
Tuesday: Math Sheet
Wednesday: Math sheet
Thursday: Spelling 4 Times Homework (spelling test tomorrow)

SPELLING: Consonant  /j/, /ks/, and /kw/
village
bridge
excited
exercise
except
knowledge
expect
quart
explain
question
Texas
liquid
quick
equal
fudge
quilt
charge
queen
excellent
expert