Newsletter 16 – 1/9/16

Welcome back!

This week we spent time building a beautiful set of calendar cards to show off our agreements. We also did some team initiatives in naming what we do to work well as a team.

We completed an assignment with the chapter book kids read over winter break. We made “fortune tellers” with some different prompts related to the text. We shared our reading experiences. Thank you for all your support in seeing that they read!

We’ll be starting book clubs with most of the class next week. Book clubs will be: Savvy by Ingrid Law, The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis, Becoming Naomi León by Pam Muñoz Ryan, Holes by Louis Sachar, Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie T. Lamana, and Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko.

Book club work and specific assignments that are not completed in class will take over most of our homework for the next several weeks. We also ask that students are focused on learning their lines and lyrics for our play – January 26th!

Jump n’ Jive Juliet Information –

Below you will find a cast list and basic costume description for our upcoming Jump ‘n’ Jive Juliet performance that is less than three weeks away. If you are unable to find an outfit for the show, or have any questions at all, please feel free to contact Chris at

Performances at the Ivy Tech/ Waldron Auditorium will be on

Tuesday, January 26th

Ms. Kalei’s DREAMS cast will perform at 6pm

Mr. Jim’s HOPES cast will perform at 7:15pm

There are TWO separate casts performing (for fire code regulations). Students in the 6pm DREAMS show should arrive at 5:45pm. Students in the 7:15pm HOPES show should arrive NO EARLIER than 7pm, in order not to disturb the first performance. Parents are welcome to attend the dress rehearsals earlier that day, if they would like to see the other cast’s performance. Just let me know, so I can alert security at the theatre.

See you on Tuesday, January 26th!


COSTUMES: Our show takes place at a performance/dance hall in Venice Beach, California, around 1945. All students should wear 1940’s style outfits: dress pants/dress shirt/ tie/ jacket (optional), 1940’s dress or blouse/skirt. PLEASE, no blue jeans. Students are free to add their own character specific touches to their outfits! Costumes should be comfortable enough to swing dance in. Those students sharing a role (Juliets and Rons) will need to coordinate similar looking outfits. If you have any questions at all, please email Chris at . If your child’s name does not appear on the list below, you can email Kalei ( for their information. 

Mr. Montague Solomon Mason M
Mrs. Montague Maia Lucy
Ron Montague (1) Nathan Ella
Ron Montague (2) Surya
Brad (lawyer) Silas
Brian (lawyer) Keate Nick
Betty Jaidyn Irene
Deputy Mayor Mark Elijah
Mayor Sophie Wade
Judy Julia G Monet
Mr. Capulet Alden Matthew
Mrs. Capulet Nora Lily
Juliet Capulet (1) Ava Iris
Juliet Capulet (2) Charlotte Julia I
Mercy O’Reily Edwin Cian
Spider Johnson Sam
Queen Bee / Scorpion Celie Ethan
Narrator Holden Dye Dye
Dance Captain Kalen Dye Dye
Mark (Mercutio) Mark Elijah
Robert (Tybalt) Quenten Kadin
John (Romeo) Aidan Keith
Alan (Benvolio) Logan Shane
YES People Abel, Holden,

Jamari, Kalen, Oliver

Anen, Dye Dye, Judah, Monica, Zachary


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