Week of April 23, 2018

earth dayCelebrate Earth Day with us! Our Science Teacher, Mrs. Diaz, invites you and your family to 3 Earth Stewardship parades on Tuesday, April 24th, Wednesday, April 25th, Thursday, April 26th. Meet on the corner of Norstad and Chanute to begin walking to school at 7:20 am. Look for the large blue banner. We will walk East on Chanute, turning on Piccard, then Byrd, to arrive at our Finney garden by 7:35 am. Click here for more information.

April 23-27 is Pocket Poetry Week. Each student is encouraged to memorize a poem, and recite their poem to as many adults as possible in exchange for chance tickets. We still need parent volunteers to be on the playground during recess to listen to poetry and give out tickets. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up in the office.

Students will take district and state tests starting April 24. Please see testing calendar here.

Arts=Opportunity is offering a FREE class for families at Finney: Reading Through The Arts. Two Friday sessions, 1:15-3:00 pm May 4 and 11, and a FREE museum field trip on Saturday, May 12. More information here or in the school office.

April is Month of the Military Child. We salute our military families. Military children and families will be recognized on Monday, April 30 during announcements. Please join us at 7:45 on the blacktop! Everyone is encouraged to wear red, white and blue or PURPLE on April 30.spot_PurpleUPLogo2013

Friday, April 27 is Jump Rope for Heart Day. Thank you too all for your donations to the American Heart Association!

May 7-11 is Staff Appreciation Week at Finney. We are asking parents to help provide breakfast treats for staff during this week. Each grade level is assigned specific items to bring. Please see list here.
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If you would like to volunteer your time to help during Staff Appreciation Week, there will be a volunteer meeting on Tuesday, April 24 at 9:00 in Room 201.If you’d like to surprise a staff member, one of the best gifts is a sincere thank you note. We have also compiled a list of staff gift preferences: click here.

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