Dear Fourth Grade Parents,

Welcome to November!

DESIGN THINKING
Over the next couple of weeks, students will begin (or continue learning) about the Design Thinking Process by doing a “rapid cycle challenge.” We need your help! Please have your student bring in any of the following recyclable materials you have at home:

  • cereal boxes
  • egg cartons
  • empty tissue boxes
  • toilet paper rolls
  • paper towel rolls
  • plastic containers (washed and dried)
  • plastic tubes/pipes
  • used bubble wrap
  • used bottle caps
  • corks
  • used (but clean) tin foil
  • used foam pieces (any sizes or shapes)

Please continue to save and send these items in with your students until December

FOOD DRIVE
As mentioned in this week’s newsletter, the AAS Food Drive began this week. Please send in any food donations you can with your student. Bins have been placed in front of each divisional office. This food drive will help benefit the Noy House here in Moscow. For more information, please take a look at this presentation. For any questions or concerns, please contact Jessica Long (jessica.long@aas.ru).

COLD/WINTER WEATHER GEAR
Winter has arrived in Moscow, eeeekkk!!!  It is imperative that your son/daughter come with the appropriate clothing, especially with this recent snow! As stated in the AAS Family Handbook:

Recess is spent outside, under supervision of the school faculty members and the Playground Supervisor. Warm and appropriate outdoor clothing and boots are imperative. There are three recess periods, one each for grades PK-1; 2-3; 4-5. A second recess is given to the students in conjunction with their lunchtime. With the limited winter daylight hours and long commutes for many students, the school feels it is important for students to be outside as much as possible. Unless below -18C (or windy between -15C and -18C) or raining, students are sent outside. If the student is well enough to attend school, it is the school policy that he/she should go out for his/her outdoor recesses. Exceptions are made only under extreme circumstances.

Hands, legs, ears and feet should be covered outside during the winter as temperatures can go as low as -30 degrees Centigrade (-22 degrees Fahrenheit). Boots should be warm and waterproof. Jackets and snow pants or snowsuits are essential as early as October. Sturdy rainwear and lighter rain/mud boots are also necessary in the fall and spring. It is highly recommended that clothing and personal articles be labeled with your child’s name and homeroom teacher’s initials.

HALLOWEEN
A special thanks to all the room parents for making today EXTRA special. Students had a great time at today’s class party and it wouldn’t have been possible without their leadership and support. We were so amazed by everyone’s level of participation. Please enjoy some pictures from the day.

We thank you in advance for your continued help and support. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to your child’s homeroom teacher.

Kind regards,
G4 Team