We are coming up on a few holidays. Please make sure to put them on your calendars: Thanksgiving recess is November 27-29, with a short day on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Winter Recess is December 23-January 1. School resumes on Thursday, January 2nd. Our mid-year DIBELS test will be the week of December 9th. Please keep your child reading as much as possible for home reading minutes to have a better score on that test. We are beginning a new online math fact practice program called XtraMath. A note will be coming home on Monday, Nov. 18th that explains the program. There will be a link and a password assigned to each student. If a child practices at home (sessions are timed for 10 minutes and only one session can be done each evening), their scores will be connected to their school log-in. The program is free for laptops or desktop computers and there is a small charge for the app on cell phones and tablets. Those students who don't have online access can still keep practicing with the colored math facts sent home at the beginning of the year. The end of 2nd term will be a week and a few days after we get back from Winter Break. It ends on January Thursday, Jan. 9th. (Short Day) Please see that all late work is turned in by Friday, Jan. 2nd. Thank you!