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410 Central Ave. N.
New Prague, MN 56071

phone: 952-758-1700
fax: 952-758-1799


Weekly Announcements!


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A HUGE thank you to the following: (December 11-15: Day 3-2) 

Teacher's Aide/Superhero of the week.....Kylie M.

Teacher's Aide/Superhero of the week last week...Mareng K.

Thanks to Bryce D. for weekly drawing donations! They are awesome!

Luke O....for giving our weekly weather report!

Bryce D...For our classroom book on kindness!

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: December 9th....Carson S. Hope you had a great day!

Congrats to our Spelling Bee finalists: Kamryn, Anna, Carson, Madison, Jacque, and Kylie as an alternate. Excellent job you great spellers! They will represent Raven Stream and our classroom on January 20 at the high school. Come and cheer them on! 

Wolves At Our Door: On Friday we heard from Cassie from the Wolf Center. She had all kinds of great facts about Wolves. We were able to touch a skull and hide of a wolf. She talked a lot about wolf adaptations. Ask your child what they are! We have a science test on this topic later this week. Hint...they are sense of smell, powerful jaws, fur coat, and partial web feet.

Needed: We are in need of any extra wrapping paper you may have. We are going to wrap our gifts we made! Thanks so much!

CONGRATS TO OUR DO LIFE BIG AWARD WINNERS: The October Do Life Big award was awarded to Zoe R and Anthony P. Way to be a leader in and out of your school! Keep spreading kindness with integrity! We are looking forward to our November recipients. 

Student Council Food Drive: The Food Drive will begin Wednesday, December 13 and end on Wednesday, December 20. Please consider donating for the local Peace Center. Thanks so much!!

Science Fair!

*Can you tell I am excited!!

What: New Prague Elementary Science and Engineering Fair!

When: Saturday, March 3 New Prague Middle School Commons, Gym and Auditorium 11:30 am - Registration/Set-up 12:30-2:30 pm - Judging 2:30-3 pm - Open Viewing 3-4 pm - Awards Ceremony 

How: This is a fun event that includes displaying and judging your projects, as well as fun and engaging science activities for the whole family! A comprehensive packet of information will be available on-line on the Community Education website and at all three Elementary schools. This packet will take students through the complete process of the project by using the scientific method or the engineering process from start to finish! Purple ribbon winners who advance from this fair will have the opportunity to represent out schools at the regional fair in Mankato on Sat, April 28
KICK-OFF event Tuesday, Jan 9 6:30-7:45pm Falcon Ridge Multi-Purpose Gym 
Our KICK-OFF event will be meaningful and full of great information to get you started. Display boards can be purchased $5, packets picked up and questions answered! TShirts will also be available for $9 if interested! Packets will be available December 8th in each school office for those who would like to begin before Winter Break.
HELP SESSIONS Each elementary school will host a science fair help session that any student is welcome to attend. Feel free to attend a different school’s session if the dates don’t work for you! A teacher and volunteers will be on hand to help guide the children with project selection, researching, or just pulling it all together. Please send a note with your child to school for permission to stay after and plan to pick up your child at the main door of the school afterward. 
Raven Stream Tues, Jan 23 & Tues, Feb 6 - Mrs. Ilkka's room (B209) 4-5pm 
Falcon Ridge Th, Jan 18 & Tu, Feb 13 - Mrs. Prchal 4-5pm 
Eagle View Th, Jan 25 & Tu, Feb 20 - Ms. Ringsred 4-5pm 
*Bring science experiment, notebook, packet and pencil.
**We can't wait to see what students come up with! Feel free to email me directly as well with questions or concerns. This is made possible by New Prague Community Education and there will be sign up information at the kickoff event and in offices after that. There is no cost to participate!


*Band - Fri., Dec. 15 (Day 2)

           Stands = Brass!
Lessons - Mon., Dec. 11 (Day 3)
                 Thurs., Dec. 14 (Day 1)
                 Fri., Dec. 15 (Day 2)
♫ 5th Grade Fine Arts Night ♫ 
Mon., Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. - RS Gym
Arrival: 5:45pm for warm-up
Attire - Band = Band shirt, black pants/skirts/shoes
            Choir = Sing shirt, jeans


SQUIRT:We have a classroom goal to stay on target for this reading program. If the students stay at 100 pages a week they can keep up! So...our total should be 1500 pages read so far. I have this total posted in the classroom as well. Each day it increases by 20 pages.




Reading/Language: We will have a Lifebook entry this week. It will be due on Friday. Please remind students to have an artifact to put in their Lifebook. This week we will be reading a few stories in StoryWorks and our own self selected books. Our focus will be on figurative language. We will focus on metaphors and similes, but we will discuss the other forms as well. We will review context clues....it was a tough one for us. We will also continue to explore our writing.

Science/Health:  We finished our our Life Science unit. We will review chapter 5-6 this week. Look for a study guide to come home. Students can study from their notes as well. Our test will be on Thursday (Mrs. W class) and on Friday (Mrs. I class). Please encourage your child to study!

Social Studies/Math and Spelling:Your child will have Mrs. Wiener for these classes. Check out her website under links on this site.


Here are the Spelling words: http://www.npaschools.org/spelling-lists

**Dates to Note**

December 18...Showcase band and choir concert: 6:00pm

December 22-January 1 Holiday break (no school)

January 12....End of first semester.

January 15...MLK Day-no school-(Staff development)

February 19...(No school) President's Day

February 25 Panorama of bands concert: high school 3:00pm

March 1 and 8...Evening conferences (school in session)

March 9....Conferences (No school)

March 26-30 Spring break-No school

May 8 All district band concert 7:00pm.

May 13....Mother's Day

May 24....Last day of school