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Important Events for May and June!
Thursday, May 16th - Ms. Geier's 2nd grade music concert at 1:20
Monday, May 20th - Talahi School Picture at 1:15! Wear blue!
Tuesday, May 21st - Ms. Atkinson and Ms. Meyer's classes going to SJU Arboretum at 8:00am, Ms. Eiden, Ms. Neyssen and Ms. Dierkes' classes going to SJU Arboretum at 11:00am
Wednesday, May 22nd - Ms. Bechtold and Ms. O'Brien's classes going to SJU Arboretum at 8:00am , Ms. Ferrante and Ms. Thielen's classes going to SJU Arboretum going at 11:00am and PTA Meeting at 5:00
Thursday, May 23rd - Tech Orchestra Concert at 9:45am and Talahi Family Picnic/STEM Night from 5:00-7:00pm
Friday, May 24th - Activity Day for grades 4 - 6 and Grade 2 field trip
Monday, May 27th - No School for Memorial Day!
Wednesday, May 29th - 5th and 6th grade orchestra concert at 1:30
Thursday, May 30th - Talahi Orchestra concert at 6:00pm in the Talahi gym
Friday, May 31st - Wolf Walk during United Arts and PBIS Carnival
Tuesday, June 4th - Talent Show at 12:30
Wednesday, June 5th - Grade 3 going bowling and Grade 6 going to SCSU for ropes course
Thursday, June 6th - Grade 6 graduation at 9:30am and Grades 4 and 5 going skating
Friday, June 7th - Last Day of School! 2 hour early dismissal! Grade 5 graduation at 8:00am
Talahi Ranked Nationally
Mrs. Senger’s Talahi third grade math class has been working hard on their “Math Fax” this year and has that effort paid off! Math Fax is a nationwide competition in which students take four math tests throughout the school year. Students have 30 minutes to complete 25 high level challenge math problems. Students across the nation compete and track their scores online at www.educontest.com
Math student, Lily Huber, led the nation in the third grade division throughout the school year and finished strong! She was awarded first place in the third grade division and first in the NATION! Way to go, Lily.
In addition to Lily’s first place awards, other Talahi students placed in the third grade division including Rakel Munshi taking second place and Marcus Johnson taking third place.
Congratulations to Lily, Rakel and Marcus – a special thank you also to Mrs. Senger for preparing the students for the competitions.
FUN TIME FOR ALL WITH SUMMER COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES.....take a look now! Click here to access District 742's Community Education catalog!
Big News at Talahi!
The Board of Education is implementing an Inclusive Decision Making process for important decisions. Currently, District 742 needs to determine whether an additional site should be considered for the Spanish Immersion program. This Inclusive Decision Making process asks for feedback from interested staff, parents and community members. The feedback received will assist the Board of Education in coming to a decision. Click HERE to provide your input. Feedback will be received through April 30th. Be sure to regularly check the Inclusive Decision Making page for future topics that will utilize Inclusive Decision Making.
MCA Test Information for Parents
During mid-April and early May all 3rd through 6th graders will be taking the MCA tests in both reading and math. If you would like to practice with your child at home, please click here. Just click on sign in and then select your child's grade on the next screen. Then you may select reading or math and begin practicing. Thanks for your help!
Are You Interested in Becoming a Reading Corps or Math Corps Tutor at Talahi next year?
MAKE A DIFFERENCE. BECOME A LITERACY TUTOR FOR MINNESOTA READING CORPS RIGHT HERE AT TALAHI!
Minnesota Reading Corps is a statewide initiative to help every Minnesota child become a successful reader by the end of 3rd grade. The program places AmeriCorps members as literacy tutors in sites across Minnesota to implement a researched-based early literacy effort to help struggling readers. The Minnesota Reading Corps strategies are designed for both preschool-aged children and K–3rd grade students. Both full time and part time tutoring positions are open for the 2013-2014 school year. Work 1 to 1 with students to increase reading success!
If interested, visit: http://minnesotareadingcorps.org/become-a-member/apply or visit with Mrs. Jiskra at 251-7551 Ext. 5007
MAKE A DIFFERENCE. BECOME A MATH TUTOR FOR MINNESOTA MATH CORPS RIGHT HERE AT TALAHI!
Minnesota Math Corps tutors know growth. They see it in the kids they work with. They grow along with them. Our goal is to ensure Minnesota students are algebra-ready by eighth grade and to set them up for success in a world increasingly dependent on understanding math concepts. Passing algebra is strongly linked with college attendance and graduation. Right now, nearly two in five Minnesota eighth-graders are not on track to pass this course. You have the power and the skills to change that statistic. As a Minnesota Math Corps tutor, you’ll work with children from fourth through eighth grade to provide proven research-based instruction and ultimately, guide struggling students toward increased confidence and success in math. If you have the energy and the attitude, we provide the training and support you need to help students grow their math skills. Talahi has one full time member opening for the 2013-2014 school year.
For more information, please visit the Math Corps Website at:
http://minnesotamathcorps.org/become-a-member or contact Mrs. Jiskra at 251-7551 Ext. 5007
You will need your MARSS Number to log on which is 0742000 immediately followed by your lunch number.