Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fall Coat & Boot Drive

Indian Trail’s
Fall Coat
& Boot Drive
Fall is the time of year to clean out our closets, and during the month of October, we are holding a community-wide winter coat & boot collection. Due to the growing need in our community, we are collecting new and gently-used, warm, clean coats and boots of all sizes from infant to adult. The items will be distributed to families in need within our community in November.
Please drop off your donations in the Fall Coat & Boot Drive box outside of the Indian Trail main office from
October 14th – October 28th
Thank you for your generosity!

If you have any questions about the coat drive, please contact Shirley Harwood at

Friday, September 25, 2015

Weekly Update

Good afternoon!  After another week with a strange schedule at school--we are really looking forward to a full, 5 day week at Indian Trail.

Here is a quick recap of what we have been working on!
Literacy--We are continuing our study of identity and immigration.  We began reading In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson, which is the story of a young Chinese immigrant to New York City.  Ask your son or daughter to explain to you which grade Shirley got placed into at her new school....and why that grade is incorrect!!  We are also continuing to work on visualization and we just started discussing character traits.  We also reviewed common and proper nouns in grammar.

Math--This week we focused on rounding!!  The students are doing a great job rounding into the hundred thousands and millions places.  I also introduced Quick Tables on ALEKS.  

Social Studies--This week we participated in 3 different geography challenges. These challenges involved reading different types of maps (elevation map, precipitation map, etc.) as well as using longitude and latitude to find the location of different places around the country.  Next week we will begin our study of the Northeast Region.

Writing--We are continuing to write our personal narratives, with an emphasis on more descriptive language!!

1. Please send in your picture day order form
2. Please complete the Chromebook insurance enrollment for the new school year

Have a wonderful weekend!!  Please let me know if you have any questions!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Open House Reminder!!

Good afternoon!

I just wanted to send out a quick reminder about Open House!  Indian Trail's Open House program is tomorrow night, September 17, at 6:30 pm.  The program will begin in the big gym with a presentation from our new principal, Dr. Maria Grable. The classroom presentations are from 7:00-7:20 and then from 7:30-7:50.

I hope that you can make it!  I have lots of information to share with you.

See you tomorrow night!