Mrs. Walker’s Tiger Bites for the Week of April 30th:


We welcome May during our 33rd week of school! If the weather forecast is correct, we will also welcome back some warmer temperatures.

OAA Testing:  The next week’s OAA testing schedule is listed below.  Remember that it is very important that students are in school on scheduled testing dates.  I appreciate how hard that students and parents have worked to have students to school and on time during last week’s testing.  Our attendance was wonderful! 

Flying Pig Info:   PTA will pick up all registration packets for the Flying Pig Kids Marathon on Monday, April 30 and will distribute them to your child on Wednesday, May 2.   We ask that all registered AE students meet at the entrance to Great American Ballpark no later than 11:30. Our group has been assigned white T-shirts, so please look for those. A course map will be distributed on Wednesday of next week, but will also be included in your packet. Each school will be assigned a location and “wave” start. That will be included in your packet as well. The start will begin at Noon and will continue in 5-minute start “waves”. Kids will go through finishers “chutes” for flow and safety. Group reunion area will be near the big Paddle Wheel monument on Mehring Way.  Bring your cameras… this would be a WONDERFUL event!

Calendar of Events:

Monday, April 30th:

  • 6:30-7:30  West Clermont Community Meeting at the Union Township Public Library

Tuesday, May 1st:

  • 5th Grade MATH OAA
  • Kindergarten Field Trip to Drake Planetarium

Wednesday, May 2nd:

  • 4th Grade MATH OAA
  • Kindergarten Field Trip to Drake Planetarium
  • 10:30-11:30  West Clermont Community Meeting at the Union Township Public Library
  • 6:30-7:30  West Clermont Community Meeting at A.H.S. Multi-Purpose Room

Thursday, May 3rd:

  • 5th Grade SCIENCE OAA

Friday, May 4th:

  • Monday/Wednesday Kindergarten Students in Session

Saturday, May 4th:

  • Flying Pig:  AE students meet at the entrance to Great American Ballpark no later than 11:30
  • 12:00  Flying Pig Race
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Mrs. Walker’s Tiger Bites- Week of April 16th:


Happy Sunday.  I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend.  I had two days packed with soccer games.  The rain certainly made them interesting.  I spent Saturday at Notre Dame University watching my twin sons’ soccer game… such a beautiful campus!

We have a very busy 37 days left of the school year!  Can you believe that we are in the last 8 weeks of school?

Kindergarten Weekly Schedule:  Monday/Wednesday kindergarten students will be in session on Friday, April 20th.

OAA Spirit Week:  As I had mentioned earlier,  our OAA theme this year is Amelia Tigers Race to the Top!  Mark your calendars and have fun with the following activities:

  • Monday, April 16th: Daytona 500 Day (wear your sunglasses, visors for the hot race!)
  • Tuesday, April 17th: Kentucky Derby Day (wear your favorite Derby hat!)
  • Wednesday, April 18th: Amelia Spirit Day (wear Amelia spirit wear or white and blue!)
  • Thursday, April 19th: Hawaiian Kayak Race Day (wear Hawaiian or colorful shirts and leis!)
  • Friday, April 20th: Flying Pig marathon Day  (wear your craziest socks, fastest gym  shoes and sweat bands!)

OAA Testing  Schedule:   3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will be taking the Ohio Achievement Assessment in a week. Please mark your calendars and try to schedule doctor’s appointments around your child’s testing date. Our goal is to have 100% of students in attendance on their testing dates.  Students who are in attendance on testing days will participate in the OAA celebration dance held during the school day on May 25th.  Only students (3rd, 4th and 5th graders) with perfect attendance on testing days will be permitted to attend.  Lets shoot for 100% attendance on testing dates!!!

  • April 24th: 3rd grade reading OAA
  • April 25th: 4th grade reading OAA
  • April 26th: 5th grade reading OAA
  • April 27th: 3rd grade math OAA
  • May 1st: 5th grade math OAA
  • May 2nd: 4th grade math OAA
  • May 3rd: 5th grade science OAA

Book Fair:  The following link is to Amelia Elementary’s Book Fair Web Page. Parents will be able to  shop online through April 30th. The link also has our classroom shopping schedule posted. Happy shopping!  http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/ameliaelementary

Have you “friended” Amelia Tigers on FACEBOOK?  Feel free to do so for another avenue to stay informed of Amelia Elementary news and current events!

3rd, 4th and 5th grade OAA Schedule:


Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA Testing) is coming soon.  Please mark your calendars and try to schedule doctor’s appointments around your child’s testing date.  Our goal is to have 100% of students in attendance on their testing dates.

  • April 24th: 3rd grade reading OAA
  • April 25th: 4th grade reading OAA
  • April 26th: 5th grade reading OAA
  • April 27th: 3rd grade math OAA
  • May 1st: 5th grade math OAA
  • May 2nd: 4th grade math OAA
  • May 3rd: 5th grade science OAA

Mrs. Walker’s Tiger Bites- Week of May 2nd:


Finally a day without rain.  I hope that you have enjoyed it as much as my family and I did. 

It is hard to believe that we only have 24 days left of the school year.  It seems like yesterday when we opened our doors for the first time inviting our students, families and community into our beautiful building.  What an exciting year it has been!

OAA Assessments Continue:  Students in 4th grade will complete the math OAA while 5th grade students complete the science portion on Tuesday, May 3rd.  Please remember that being in attendance on testing days is very important. 

Teacher Appreciation Week:    The PTA has asked me to remind all students that this next week will be teacher appreciation week.  Information regarding scheduled activities were sent our previously but the following summarizes what you can do in order to show your appreciation.  Feel free to participate in recognizing your favorite teachers.

  • Monday:  Give your teacher a high-five or a hug.
  • Tuesday:  Write a thank-you note telling your teacher why he or she is great.
  • Wednesday:  Write an acrostic poem/draw a picture.
  • Thursday:  Give your teacher a compliment.
  • Friday:  Bring a treat for the Teacher’s Appreciation Lunch

Election Day:  Just a reminder that Tuesday, May 3rd is Election Day.  This is a great “teachable moment” for your child.  Consider discussing the importance of voting  to your child and bring them with you (before/after school) to observe you and community members perform their civic duty. 

OAA Spirit Day- Dress for Success:


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  Amelia students were dressed for success today during another OAA spirit day.  A building full of adorable students in dresses, suits and ties… absolutely ADORABLE!

OAA Spirit PJ Day:


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  Amelia Elementary students were “relaxed” while celebrating  during OAA spirit week.  The theme of the day on Tuesday was “relax and do your best on the test.”  I think AE students are going to do WONDERFUL next week… as you can tell, being relaxed was something that these kids did well!  🙂 

Enjoy!

Mrs. Walker’s Tiger Blog Bites- Week of April 18th:


OAA Spirit Week:  We have a lot of fun events planned for the 3 day week ahead.  In celebrating and motivating students for the OAA, students and staff will be participating in a spirit week.  We would LOVE for all of our students to participate in each of the daily themes.

 

 

Monday, April 18thShow your School Spirit (Wear Spirit Wear)

Tuesday, April 19thRelax & Do your Best on the Test (PJ Day)

Wednesday, April 20thDress for Success (Wear your Very Best)

OAA PEP Assembly:  On Wednesday, April 20th, students will participate in a OAA pep assembly.  Each classroom in grades 3, 4, and 5 will perform a song or skit revolving around “showing what they know” on the OAA.  This is always a favorite activity for Amelia Students!!  Look for video and photos later in the week!

OAA Sponsor Program:  Kindergarten, first and second grades each “sponsor” a testing grade level.  They work to create motivational posters and decorations to be displayed in the hallways.  What a powerful message promoting success!!

OAA DANCE:  Friday, May 13th   The OAA dance has become a tradition at Amelia Elementary over the past few years.  All students who are in attendance during each day of testing will participate in the OAA dance scheduled for May 13th.  ATTENDANCE ON TESTING DAYS IS CRITICAL!  Each student that is absent on a testing day is required to make-up the test before the mandatory shipping date (typically only have a few days to complete). 

Lets make perfect attendance our goal!!!!

TESTING DATES

  • 3rd grade:  April 26th and April 28th
  • 4th grade:  April 27th and May 3rd
  • 5th grade:  April 26th, April 28th and May 3rd

NO SCHOOL:  This is a reminder that we do not have school on Thursday and Friday of this week due to spring break.  I hope that you have a wonderful extended weekend with family!!