Weekly Information

At this point you can expect your child to have assigned word study and reading each night. Students have access and may use Reading A-Z/RAZ KIDS for their reading homework. Math homework is assigned as needed and students are given the opportunity to complete/work on at school so that we may assist them. Another great math resource for your child is having them work on their math facts. In class we work on www.xtramath.org

XtraMath is a free program that helps students master addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts.

 . Other resources are available to the students by going into their CLEVER account. 




Christmas Festivities

Dear Families-


We have upcoming events I would like to give you information about…


1. “T’was the Week Before Christmas Break….”

Each day during the week of Dec. 16-20, students may wear certain clothing items.

· Monday Dec. 16th- Holiday Socks

· Tuesday Dec. 17th - Christmas PJ Day

· Wednesday Dec. 18th- Santa Hats, Elf Ears, and Antlers

· Thursday Dec. 19th- Red and Green Day

· Friday Dec. 20th - Ugly Sweater Day


2. Polar Express Day

December 17th we will have a Polar Express Day. Students may come to school in their PJs! Slippers may be brought to school, but they must have rubber soles (or the little rubber non-slip dots on the soles) so students won’t slip in the hallways. We will watch the movie “The Polar Express” along with incorporating some “Polar Express” activities into our daily schedule. Students will also have some yummy cookies and hot chocolate too!


3. Grinch Day

December 19th we will be having a GRINCH DAY. Our class will be having lots of grinchy fun. We will enjoy math and literacy activities all centered around the Grinch. Your child is welcome to dress up for this fun day. Ideas include wearing green, trying out some WHO inspired hairdos or wearing antlers like the Grinch’s dog Max to name a few. Have FUN!!!


4. Classroom Christmas Party

Our classroom Christmas party will be Friday December 20th. We will do different activities throughout the day. Students do not need to bring in a regular snack or lunch.

I am asking that everyone donates $5.00 for this. I will use this money to order pizzas, purchase goodies and drinks for the day. Please turn in your $5.00 donation by Tuesday December 17th .


Thank You!!


Important Dates

  • Thursday Dec. 5- Progress Reports go home
  • Friday Dec. 6- Field Trip to Northside High School to see "The Nutcracker" Wear your blue shirts 🙂 
  • Friday Dec. 6- Holiday Fair from 5-7pm
  • Monday Dec. 16-20 "Holiday Spirit Week" see information above
  • Friday Dec. 20-Jan. 1st Holiday Break, school resumes on Thursday Jan. 2nd. 
 Just a few additional reminders: 
STAR Binders
Please make sure that you are seeing and checking your child's STAR binder each night. This binder is a great way for parent and teacher to maintain communication. It will also encourage responsibility in the students. I have supplied all of the items in the STAR binder. If any items are lost and damaged during the school year, it will be the responsibility of the family to replace those items. 
DRESS CODE (students)

 The dress and appearance of students has a significant effect upon conduct and behavior while at school. It is expected that students will be dressed and groomed appropriately for the age group of the individual. Carolina Forest International Elementary School, in accordance to OCS Board Policy has adopted the following dress code guidelines:


* No hats inside of building.

* Appropriate shoes should be worn for safety reasons keeping in mind students have daily recess and physical activity. Flip flops are not safe footwear and should not be worn. Shoes should have a heel strap.

* No brief or revealing attire. Shorts, skirts, and skorts must be appropriate length (generally fingertip length). Baggy pants/shorts are not permitted. A jacket or shirt should be worn over/under tank tops and spaghetti strap shirts/dresses.

* Clothing that encourages the use of tobacco, alcohol or other drugs, or contains the use of profanity is not permitted.


If you have not paid your $6.00 school fee, please do so as soon as possible.


If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me. Have a great week!