Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Want to help set a Guinness World Record?

Earn a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD 
LOTUS LIVE 

Sat, July 15 | 1-3 PM
FREE
RSVP Online 
Want to be a part of history—and get a free admission to the Asian Art Museum? Join us for LOTUS LIVE – our attempt to earn the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Largest human flower!

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The Asian Art Museum’s LOTUS LIVE is an effort to earn the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Largest human flower

Part human be-in, part artwork, part celebration of the museum’s Flower Power exhibition and the 50th anniversary of San Francisco's Summer of Love and ALL FUN!

Be part of history and join us to form a beautiful lotus that can be seen from the sky. We need at least 3,000 community members who want to create something larger than themselves to break the record. The current GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Largest human flower featured 2,297 people at the Rochester Lilac Festival on May 9, 2014.



DATE AND TIME

LOCATION

Asian Art Museum - Civic Center Plaza
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Friday, June 23, 2017

California Habitat Links and Selected Habitats




NameHabitatState/National Park
Jesustropical rainforestEl Yunque NF, Puerto Rico
RusskylarforestOuachita NF, OK/ARNF = National Forest
JashanforestShawnee NF, IL
Elianatropical rainforestEl Yunque NF, Puerto Rico
VickytundraDenali NP, AKNP = National Park
Nathan D.temperate rainforestRedwoods National Park, CA
AndrewoceanCumberland Island NS, GANS = National Shoreline
ThanhforestAshley NF, UT/WY
Heiditemperate rainforestGorges State Park, NC
KellybeachesVirgin Islands NP, VI
DarrinislandChincoteague Island NWR, VANWR = National Wildlife Refuge
MichaeloceanChannel Islands NP, CA
TarendesertChihuahuan NP, AZ/NM/TX
Paul N.oceanEverglades NP, FL
DanieloceanPoint Reyes NS, CA
KatieoceanKalaupapa NHP, HI
AndersonislandAngel Island State Park, CA
Aaronisland beachesHawai'i (Hapuna Beach State Park?)
AnthonielakeLake Tahoe
Jennifertropical rainforestEl Yunque NF, Puerto Rico
HarmandeepriverSnake River
Nathan T.ocean
Kalaupapa NHP, HI

Joshuacoastal beachesMiami (Oleta River State Park?)
Paul V.coral reefFlorida Reef, FL
BrandonforestApalachicola, FL

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Chris Colfer is Coming!

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Wednesday, July 26 at 7 p.m.
at the Hammer Theatre Centre

Bestselling author and Glee star Chris Colfer will bring his sixth and final The Land of Stories book to a Hicklebee's audience. Order tickets now (the book is included in the $22 price) for this event which will feature a reading from Chris, audience Q&A, Land of Stories Trivia, a costume contest, and prizes.
worlds Everyone attending this offsite event at the downtown Hammer Theatre Centre (the "blue cube" that formerly housed San Jose Rep) must have a ticket. Each ticket includes a pre-signed copy of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide and a raffle ticket. Fans who attend in costume will receive an additional raffle ticket. Raffle tickets enter fans in a drawing for an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet with Chris immediately following the event. Five lucky readers (and one guest each) will have a chance to meet Chris, snap photos, and get their book personalized.

In the highly anticipated conclusion to the Land of Stories series, twins Conner and Alex will try to restore order in a world where all the fairy tale characters--heroes and villains alike--are no longer confined in their stories. There will be breathtaking action mixed with laugh-out-loud moments. Hollywood is waiting with as much excitement as Chris's fans.

FREE Day at the Tech (and $5 for IMAX movies)

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Community Day at The Tech

Sun, Jun 25, 2017   |  10:00am - 5:00pm
The Tech Museum of Innovation
201 S Market St, San Jose

Come one, come all! For one day only, we’re opening our doors for free! Spend a day in beautiful downtown San Jose and experience The Tech’s award-winning exhibits and hands-on activities. And tickets to the Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater will be just $5.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

HW - Wednesday, 6/7

Parents:

      THANK YOU to the parents who volunteer to chaperone today's field trip as well as drive their cars with other parent volunteers! The field trip was a success because of you! Again, thank you!
  • Field Trip tomorrow to Cataldi Park. Please wear your class t-shirt and comfortable clothes; bring your lunch; and be ready to have some safe fun and make good memories.
  • ALL music instruments need to be returned ASAP!
  • Want your 2016-17 student ID? Bring your library book/s AND/OR textbooks to Ruskin immediately! Or you need to pay for your book/s!
  • PTA News:  
  • TenMarks - Students can complete the rest of the assignments for practice and review. Yesterday, I just added 10 5th grade strands (20 problems each). These were identified by the 5th grade teachers as important to practice.
  • CONGRATULATIONS to our 2016-17 San Jose Sharks Reading is Cool MVP Reader: ANDREA!
    1.  Read for 30 min.

    Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    HW - Tuesday, 6/6

    Parents:
    • Field Trip tomorrow to Mission San Juan Bautista. Please wear your class t-shirt and comfortable clothes; bring your lunch; and be ready to learn!
    • ALL music instruments need to be returned ASAP!
    • Want your 2016-17 student ID? Bring your library book/s AND/OR textbooks to Ruskin immediately! Or you need to pay for your book/s!
    • PTA News:  
    • TenMarks - Students can complete the rest of the assignments for practice and review. Yesterday, I just added 10 5th grade strands (20 problems each). These were identified by the 5th grade teachers as important to practice.
    • CONGRATULATIONS to our 2016-17 San Jose Sharks Reading is Cool MVP Reader: ANDREA!
      1.  Read for 30 min.

      Monday, June 5, 2017

      Looking Ahead


      • Science Camp dates have been set: September 11-15, 2017. The cost per student is roughly $320 for the 5 days and covers room and board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) while they are at camp. To ensure your child experiences the unique exploration of the local habitats and practical application of their science curriculum, the 5th grade teachers are asking that you plan ahead and start saving some money for Science Camp.
      • Orchard Supply Hardware is having a "Build A Race Car with Dad" event this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Limit one kit per child, while supplies lasts.
      • Also this Saturday at Toys R Us:

      HW - Monday, 6/5

      Parents:
      • Talent Show tomorrow (~1.5 hours).
      • ALL music instruments need to be returned ASAP!
      • Want your 2016-17 student ID? Bring your library book/s AND/OR textbooks to Ruskin immediately!
      • PTA News:  
      • TenMarks - Students can complete the rest of the assignments for practice and review. Yesterday, I just added 10 5th grade strands (20 problems each). These were identified by the 5th grade teachers as important to practice.
      • CONGRATULATIONS to our 2016-17 San Jose Sharks Reading is Cool MVP Reader: ANDREA!
        1.  Read for 30 min.

        Friday, June 2, 2017

        LAST WEEKEND OF THE SCHOOL YEAR!!!

        Time just "speeds up" as you get older...

        The schedule for the last week of school:
        • MONDAY - Field Day. Wear your class t-shirt, loose clothes (maybe shorts), running shoes, and you may want to bring a hat/cap and water bottle. Applying sunscreen before school may be a good idea, too. Field Day will end before lunch; ribbon assembly is after lunch; and the PTA purchased popsicles for each participating student.
          • Parents, if you can assist, please show up on Monday. We will need parent helpers to watch the students.
        • TUESDAY - Talent Show. If you are participating in the Talent Show, make sure you are practicing your routine/skit/etc. I hear it's a pretty long one this year (about 1.5 hours).
        • WEDNESDAY - Mission San Juan Bautista Field Trip. Please wear your class t-shirt and bring your lunch and as well as some comfortable walking shoes and clothes. I will be contacting parent chaperones this weekend.
        • THURSDAY - 4th Grade End-of-the-Year Picnic at Cataldi Park. Please wear your class t-shirt (if possible) and bring your lunch and as well as some comfortable walking shoes and clothes.
        • FRIDAY - Last Day of School. We will be hanging out, signing yearbooks, playing games, etc. Remember: 1:00 p.m. dismissal. (But you can always sign them out earlier if you have other functions to attend that day.) Hot lunch will be available for students who would like to order one.
        Congratulations to Andrea as she was our classroom's San Jose Sharks Reading is Cool MVP Reader for the school year!

        Thursday, June 1, 2017

        HW - Thursday, 6/1

        Parents:
        • UPDATE:  Field Day and the End-of-the-Year Picnic are back ON. Parents, please contact me if you can help watch the kids on Monday.
        • ALL music instruments need to be returned TUESDAY. Ms. Wang and Ms. Clements need to collect and inventory them for next year.
        • It's going to get warmer so drink lots of water and stay cool!
        • Want your 2016-17 student ID? Bring your library book/s AND/OR textbooks to Ruskin immediately!
        • PTA News:  
        • TenMarks - Students can complete the rest of the assignments for practice and review. Yesterday, I just added 10 5th grade strands (20 problems each). These were identified by the 5th grade teachers as important to practice.
        • CONGRATULATIONS to our April San Jose Sharks Reading is Cool winner: ANDREA!
          1.  Read for 30 min.
          2.  P.E. tomorrow