Archive for May 2014

RES truly has some AMAZING Reading Roadrunners!

This year, the RES Language Arts Committee set a goal for our students to earn a collective 7,000 Accelerated Reader points. Today is the final day to take AR tests, and our students have already earned over 11,400 points!

Students who have earned 100 points or more will be given a special prize during the Awards Ceremonies on June 5. A Grand Prize will also be awarded to the top AR point earner for the school!

On the morning of Tuesday, June 3, all RES students are invited to participate in an AR Celebration for their hard work.  They will be treated to popsicles and some well-deserved play time on a rented inflatable obstacle course and bouncy house from Benham’s Bounceables (owned by the family of two former Roadrunners).

The AR Celebration will be held in the grassy area near Mrs. Gates and Mrs. Ferguson’s rooms.  Teachers have signed up to bring their homerooms outside for a 30-minute time between the hours of 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.  In the event of rain, the AR Celebration will be moved indoors to the Multi-Purpose Room.

Congratulations on your reading success, Roadrunners!

I am SO proud of our Reading Roadrunners!  We have surpassed our goal of earning 7,000 Accelerated Reader points as a school.

As of today, our students have earned 10,113.8 points!!!

    • Kindergarten has scored an amazing 91.1 points so far.  Each book at that level is only worth about 1/2 point, so that’s the equivalent of reading about 182 books…WOW!!!
    • 1st grade has 609.8 points, which is approximately 1,219 books!!!
    • 2nd grade is rocking it out at 1,267 points!!!
    • 3rd grade has earned an impressive 1,525.2 points!!!
    • 4th graders are reading machines with 2,861.3 points!!!
    • 5th grade has read more than ever before with 3759.4 points!!!
And keep reading!  Students have until May 30 to take AR tests.  We have a BIG celebration planned on the morning of June 3.  Stay tuned for more info!

The school year is beginning to wind down, so please continue to return all of your library materials.  Overdue notices will continue to go home during the next few weeks.  If a book is lost, please make checks payable to RES.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!