Uniform Reminder! - Center for Advanced Learning

Class Newsletter and Reminder
October 25-28, 2010
Uniform Reminder!
Label all of your child’s uniform, including shoes. Please practice tying shoe laces and ties
as well as buttoning the top buttons of shirts. Students must be in uniform every day; they
may bring extra clothes for after school activities.
Lunch Information
Please send your child to school with healthy drinks for lunch. Healthy drinks could be
fruit juices, lemonade, bottled water, or milk. Children will not be allowed to drink soda at
In addition, no fast food will be allowed during the lunch period
Home – School Connection
Please look out for the 4th grade curriculum letter published in the middle of each month.
This will inform you of our current areas of study.
All Appointments
Should be schedule outside school hours
Monday – Thursday: 1:45am. – 3:15p.m. And Friday: 7:45a.m. – 12:35p.m.
Students that miss any class work due to leaving early will be required to complete
All assignments upon their return. Thank you.
Please bring your student to school on time every day. Tardy students disrupt the class
and they miss valuable learning instruction. Thank you
Pick- Up
Please pick-up your students on time. There is no afterschool care
on campus. Thank you
October Birthdays!!
Will be celebrated together on the last THRUSDAY OF THE MONTH, this will be done in a
potluck event. Parents contact me if you wish to do something in class.
“Daedalus and Icarus”
“The Snowflake: A Water Cycle Story”
1. telephone (n) an apparatus, system, or process for transmission of sound or speech to a distant
point, esp. by an electric device.
2. phonic (adj) of or pertaining to speech sounds.
3. microphone (n) an instrument capable of transforming sound waves into changes in electric
currents or voltage, used in recording or transmitting sound.
4. homophone (n) a word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning
5. democracy (n) government by the people
6. pandemic (adj) (of a disease) prevalent throughout an entire country, continent, or the whole
world; epidemic over a large area.
7. demography (n) the science of vital and social statistics, as of the births, deaths, diseases,
marriages, etc., of populations.
8. academy (n) a school or college for special instruction or training in a subject
9. pathos (n) A quality, as of an experience or a work of art, that arouses feelings of pity, sympathy,
tenderness, or sorrow.
10. pathetic (adj) causing or evoking pity, sympathetic sadness, sorrow
11. empathy (n) Identification with and understanding of another's situation, feelings, and motives
12. dermis (n) The sensitive connective tissue layer of the skin located below the epidermis,
containing nerve endings, sweat and sebaceous glands, and blood and lymph vessels.
13. epidermis (n) The outer, protective, nonvascular layer of the skin of vertebrates, covering the dermis
14. dermatology (n) The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders
of the skin, hair, and nails.
15. history (n) the branch of knowledge dealing with past events
historian (n) an expert in history; authority on history
historic (adj) well-known or important in history
prehistoric (adj) of or pertaining to the time or a period prior to recorded history
cardiac (adj) Of, near, or relating to the heart
cardiology (n) the study of the heart and its functions in health and disease.
Challenge Words
21. cacophony (n) harsh discordance of sound; dissonance
22. symphony (n) An extended piece in three or more movements for symphony orchestra
23. sympathize (v) To share or understand the feelings or ideas of another
Vocabulary words
1. flowed
2. Glacier
3. Irrigation
4. jagged
5. Particles
6. Raging
7. reservoir
8. Trickled
9. process