Elementary Special Classes
Please send students with appropriate footwear and attire on their PE days
If a student does not have appropriate footwear or attire, they may be asked to do an alternate activity for safety reasons.
Tennis shoes are recommended but other appropriate athletic shoes should fully enclose the foot and have a non-marking rubber sole (no sandals, boots, or dress shoes)
Students should bring their own water bottle
If there is a time when a student can not participate due to injury or illness, send a note to the school.
If a student is unable to participate in multiple classes, please send a doctor's excuse.
When students reach 6th grade they will be required to bring a change of clothes
A change of clothes should include: athletics shorts or pants, t-shirt or long sleeve shirt and athletic shoes.
Students will be provided 5 minutes prior to and after class to change
Lockers are available in the locker rooms to keep clothing during class
STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. The concept behind the STEAM lab is to create a collaborative space where students can think outside the box, create, design, and build. There are many benefits of STEAM education including teaching students the value of working together, development of critical thinking skills, creativity, and problem solving abilities. Students will attend this special weekly, and during this time your child will gain knowledge and experience in digital citizenship, Google Suite, computer science, the design engineering process, digital media, coding and what it means to be a 21st century learner. The goal of STEAM education is to assist your child in developing some of the important skills that will benefit them in both their core academic classes as well as their real-world experiences!
Library: meets once per 5 day rotation
Students are encouraged to borrow a book on their level every week. Books are due back next library class.
Please take care of library books. If library books are ruined, parents must pay for the book. Students lose borrowing privileges if they return library books that are damaged.
If a student forgets their library book, they can borrow another library book when they return it.
During library class, Mrs. Murdock works on library skills, reading skills, listening skills, book talks, genre classification .... and basic traits to make lifelong readers.