Ms. Scott

Welcome to 5th grade! My name is Marissa Scott and this is my third year teaching at Iron Horse. I am so excited to have another wonderful year at this school and with all of you!


Room 377

On this site, you will find important updates, a calendar with important school dates and classroom dates and some pictures of what we're doing throughout the year! If you need to reach me, shoot me an email at mscott@dcsdk12.org!

 

October Newsletter!

Happy fall! I can’t believe that we are a quarter of the way through the school year already! I am so excited to have the kids come back to five days and see all their smiling faces every day! I hope you all have a wonderful fall break!  

 

End of Day Pick up Changes

         After fall break, there will be some changes to the end of day dismissal times. If you pick your child up in the car line, they will not be dismissed starting at 3:15pm. If they ride a bus, they will be dismissed at 3:22. If your child is a walker or you are picking them up to walk to the car, they will be dismissed at 3:30pm. If you are picking up your child to walk them to the car, please change their mode of transportation in PikMyKid to walker.  

 

Conferences

         Parent-teacher conferences will happen on November 2nd, 4th, and 5th. They will be held over a Zoom call or over the phone. The link to Canyon Creek will be active for parent sign up soon. More information will come out later closer to these dates as well.  

 

Halloween Party

Halloween will look a little different for us this year. Instead of a party, we will be having snacks and watching a Halloween movie. Thank you to those who have already signed up to bring something for us on the Sign-Up Genius. If you would like to sign up, here is the link again. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0944A4AA2DA2FE3-halloween1 We will also not be wearing costumes this year. Students are welcome to dress up in Halloween colors or shirts, just not full costumes.

 

Nightly Homework

         After fall break, we will be changing up how we are currently doing homework. Students will receive a math packet with the homework that correlates to the unit we are working on. Students will only have to do one sheet a night that relates to what they were taught in class. They will also receive a spelling packet. One sheet will be completed on Wednesdays each week and it will relate to the spelling skills we have been working on in class that week. Students still need to be reading 20 minutes a night and filling out their logs as well.

 

         Since we will be shifting back to a more regular routine, we will also be starting Friday Afternoon Club. This will be a time for students to come in during the food portion of lunch (they can eat in my room) and have that time to catch up on any missing work they have. If they have no missing work, they are able to eat lunch like normal and will get a star on the board. If they are only missing one star by the end of the semester, they will win a fun prize! Students are also able to gain back stars from previous weeks if they get all that work made up for that week.       

 

Band and Orchestra

I just received information regarding orchestra/band for 4th and 5th graders. It's all virtual right now, and it's not too late to join! The following links let you know a little more information about it! Check out the website for sign ups and further information.

 

Video intro:

 https://drive.google.com/file/d/16OQnQCVRNs4bEOFJgRrqH1yV9Qq5MJQg/view?usp=sharing

 

Meet the Instruments: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1jnI0tfJT3mPn-nAQCto-p79mOOhtomdy6d4Z1Lt_Nyo/edit?usp=sharing 

 

Website: http://cochamberorchestra.org/index.php/cco-educational-programs/

 

Once orchestra returns to in-person, Ms. McCollum will be taking over orchestra for the LHS elementary feeders. Right now, since it's virtual, students can either jump in with Chaparral/Ponderosa, or talk to Ms. McCollum (amccollum1@dcsdk12.org) or Ms. Petersen (former orchestra teacher, dianjpetersen@gmail.com) directly. 

 

Band info is also on these websites, I believe.

 

National Elementary Honor Society

Congratulations to those who were accepted into this year’s National Honor Society! I will be letting members and their families know more information about when we will start and how after fall break!

 

Snacks

I am a big believer that kids who have food and water in them can focus better and become better learners! With that being said, I encourage my students to bring small snacks and water bottles into my room to munch and sip on throughout the day. I just ask that they are healthier snacks and just plain water! If they are not healthier snacks or are drinks other than water, the kids will be asked to put them back in their backpacks until lunch. Also because of the precautions we have at the school right now, all drinking fountains have been shut down so please make sure your student has a water bottle with them each day.  

 

Important Dates in October

10/12 -10/16 Fall Break

10/19 Vision and Hearing test

10/26 Picture retakes

11/3 No school

11/2, 11/4-11/5 Conferences

 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns!

 

Kindly,

Marissa Scott

mscott@dcsdk12.org