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Mrs. Carter

Happy New Year!

See you in 2018!

January 16, 2018


  • Volunteer opportunities are up and ready to go on “Sign Up Genius” for math and reading centers. I have filled in dates through the end of May. I hope you can join! No experience required, but you do need to be approved through the district.


  • If you are interested in placing a book order through Scholastic for the month of January, please have your orders in online or to me by Friday morning.


  • We had a guest speaker from the Gardens at Heather Farms come today to talk about plants and animals. Ask your child what s/he experienced!


  • We will not have a spelling test through our language arts program this week. Instead, the students will continue to prepare for the school wide spelling bee.


  • International Family Fest- Monte Gardens ELAC and DBPC will hold our first family community event celebrating our multiculturalism. It will be on Friday, 1/19 at 5:00-8:00 in the MU.  A flier went home on 1/8/18 and information and sign up genius are on our school website. Families are encouraged to bring a dish or artifact or performance of any kind (reading a book in a foreign language, dance, etc.) We will have Bingo in multiple languages and tae kwon do academy performance.



  • If you have pictures from school events that you would like included in the memory book this year, please email them to



Our Star of the Week is Olivia!


Important Dates

1/17- Spelling Bee starts

1/19- Scholastic Book order due

1/19- International Family Fest

1/26- Book Report due

1/27- Restaurant Day- Bambinos

Book Report of the Month

This year your student will be given a book report each month within a specific genre. Please help your child choose a book to complete the report. 


September: Fantasy- a story including elements that are impossible such as talking animals or magical powers

October: Realistic Fiction- a story using made up characters but could happen in real life

November: Mystery- a suspenseful story about a puzzling event that is not solved until the end of the story

December: None

January: Traditional Literature- a story passed down from one group to another including folk-tales, legends, fairy tales, myths

February:Informational- texts that provide facts about a variety of topics such as sports, animals, science, history, careers

March: Biography- account of a person's life written by another person

April: Poetry- verse written to create a response of thought and feeling from the reader, often uses rhythm and rhyme



Mrs. Katie Carter

(925) 685-3834

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Scholastic Book Order

Online ordering code: PVTYJ