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Hello, Parents and Students!

Welcome to our class web page!!  I am looking forward to a fantastic year with these AMAZING kiddos!! Sharing your child with me is precious!  Please know that I love all of them and value the partnership you and I are embarking on to educate your child.
 
Use this website to find out the wonderful things that are happening in our classroom. If you are looking for something in particular that you don't find, please email me at melindawandling@tomballisd.net with what you need, and I will consider adding it.  I want this communication tool to be useful information for all of us! 

Sincerely,
 

Recent Posts

FYI - This week....

Hello, Everyone!
 
Wow! We had a full week last week!  Moving on Up! was a blast!!  Thank you again to parents for helping out! We also had our DI team competing in Knoxville, TN!  They made us all VERY proud!!  On top of all of that, one of our students, her family, and therefore our class was videotaped for a marketing video that the district is putting together!  Talk about a NEW experience!!  The kids did a wonderful job! Tomball is a great place to raise a family and we were privileged to participate in promoting this message for the district. I hope all the "talk" from your kiddos after school on Friday wasn't too confusing! They seemed to have a lot of fun! 
 
Here is what you will need to know to get through these last few days of school...
 
TuesdayPLEASE SEND STUDENTS WITH AN EMPTY BACKPACK.  THEY WILL BRING EVERYTHING LEFT IN THEIR DESK AND SUPPLY BAGS HOME.
  • All A's All Year - Pizza Lunch (Check your child's grades online or their award certificate we gave them following Moving on Up! if you want to know if they participate.  Invitations were handed out, but with the busy week and several students gone, it may not have made it home.)
Wednesday
  • Auction - PLEASE make sure your child brings at least 2 GENTLY used items for the auction.  They may bring more, but everyone is asked to bring at least 2.  If we don't have anything to auction off, this won't be a very fun experience.  
  • Jumang12:30 - 2:30 - We will be watching Jumanji as a wrap up to our Chris Van Allsburg study.  Thank you for sending the permission forms in so quickly! 
  • Autograph Time 2:50 - 3:30 - We will end the day with autograph time in the cafeteria.  Students will need their yearbook or some kind of autograph booklet (they can make one at school) for signatures. If you are checking younger siblings out early following their end of the year party, please make sure you follow checkout procedures with the front office if you want your 4th grader as well.
Thursday - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!  This is a 1/2 day!  Your child is encouraged to wear their "Class of 25" shirt one last time as a group!  The "Walk of Honor" will start around 12:45.  Plan to get to the school early so you get a good spot!
 
It has been my privilege and my honor to be your child's teacher this year.  I pray they will continue to grow emotionally, physically, socially, and academically as they move into the next stage of their education.  
 
Sincerely, 
Mendy Wandling
 
 
 

Moving on Up! Tomorrow!!!

Don't forget that MOU is tomorrow at Trinity Vineyard Church!  Each child will be given their t-shirt at school tomorrow.  Please make sure they wear tennis shoes to protect their toes!
 
Tuesday Schedule:
  • Moving on Up! at Trinity Vineyard Church in Cypress.  We will arrive around 10:00-10:15 and leave around 1:15.
  • Awards Ceremony - At 2:30 in the cafeteria at school.
We hope to see you there!

Fidget Spinners

Hello, Parents, 
 
These items are proving to be used as a toy rather than the intended purpose they were designed for.  They are not allowed at Rosehill Elementary School. 
 
Thank you, 
Mendy Wandling

Happy Camper Tomorrow!

In conjunction with the Book Fair theme, students are encouraged to dress like a happy camper tomorrow!

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ!!!

IMPORTANT!!!  

Your child brought home TWO forms today.  I need them ASAP, but no later than this FRIDAY, MAY 19TH!

  • One is a permission form to ride the bus next Tuesday to our Moving on Up! event!  Your child will be left at the school if he/she does not have this form.
  • The second form is for parent/guest attendance for the event! You must PRE-REGISTER or you will be sent back to the school to sign in before you will be allowed to stay.  This measure helps us all be safe.  Thanks

Tomorrow is Texian Time Machine Day!  Please have your child wear tennis shoes and shorts (it will be hot)!  

This Thursday is the 1st Annual Kickball game.  We have Papa John's & Chick-fil-a coming to serve food that evening.  These 2 restaurants will ONLY BE TAKING CASH; no credit card payments!  Plus, snow cones will be on sale from RES.  

YEARBOOKS - We do have a few yearbooks extra so if you missed your chance to order one contact the school receptionist or your child's teacher.  Each book is $20.

Thanks!!

Reminders....

Friday is Field Day!!  Please make sure your child wears our blue "Fun Run" class shirt for this event! 
 
Book Fair Next Week: Our class visit to the Book Fair day is on Tuesday. Students with money will be able to purchase books during this time.
  • Click here for the link to the online version.
  • Tuesday - Muffins for Mom
  • Tuesday and Wednesday - Lunch with someone Grand
  • Thursday - RES Picnic, kickball tournament, and late night Book Fair!
Texian Time Machine - Next Wednesday :-) 
 

This week and May Reminders!

Hello, Everyone!

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend!!  Monday is the first day of our two days of STAAR testing.  The math test is first followed by the reading test on Tuesday. Please make sure your child gets a good night's sleep, eats a good breakfast, and arrives confident!

Also, please make sure your child wears layers.  It can either be a bit warm or a bit chilly in our classroom.  If they have a sweatshirt or lightweight jacket, they will be able to be more comfortable during testing.

May Reminders......

  • STAAR Monday the 8th Math & Tuesday the 9th Reading -  NO VISITORS allowed on campus those days!
  • Field Day – May 12th from 8:45-12:45 (lunch is picnic lunch 11:15-12:00) Parents are welcome to attend and please try and volunteer for a station if you can. Please remember to apply sunscreen BEFORE your students come to school, we can NOT apply it once they are at school.
  • Texian Time Machine -May 17th, 9-12 (Just FYI….No parent help or special lunches needed.)
  • Career Day – May 19th (We still need volunteers in order to make this a fun and informative day for the kids!)
  • Moving on Up! – Don’t forget Moving on Up is May 23rd!  It starts around 10:00 and will end at 1:00.  The location is Trinity Vineyard Church at the corner of Spring Cypress and Skinner in Cypress.
  • Awards Ceremony – 4th Grade awards follow the Moving on Up Celebration!  We will begin awards at the school in the cafeteria around 2:30.  The 4th Grade slide show will follow the awards.
  • Walk of Honor – June 1st at 12:40ish. Plan to come see your child make his/her last walk out of RES as an elementary school student!!  You won’t want to miss it!!
 

****Please note!!  4th Grade does NOT have an end of the year party! Our Moving on Up! Celebration serves as this event.

This week's news.... & Tonight's Homework!

May.....already??????  Oh my!!!  Buckle up!  This month is a fast ride!!
 
1. Field Day - Coach Tripp send home a form in last week's Wednesday's folder asking for help as well as needing a lunch count.  We need to know if your child will bring a sack lunch or need one from the cafeteria on Friday, May 12th.
 
2. Career Day - I only have one volunteer for this so far!  If you are willing and able to present to our 4th graders about what you do, please let me know.  There is a green form.
 
3. NO MORE SPELLING TESTS THIS YEAR!!!!! 
 
4. STAAR Testing next Monday and Tuesday!!!  Please mark your calendar!
 
5. Homework this week:  Since there is no more spelling, your child will bring home a one page, quick reading comprehension practice.  Please make sure they come to class with it done!
 
Have a great night!

STAAR Camp!!

Hello, Everyone!
 
As you have probably heard, we are engaged in STAAR Camp review activities this week and next!  Next week, we would like to ramp it up a bit!  Below is a schedule of STAAR Camp attire with a different them each day.  Please encourage your child to dress accordingly.  DON'T go spending money on this though!!  You have enough we are asking for these days ;-). 
 

Monday (May 1)- “Get Wild and Crazy about STAAR” and wear mismatched clothes, crazy socks, and wild/crazy hair.


Tuesday (May 2)- “Shine like your Favorite STAAR” and dress like him/her (could be actor/actress, athlete, singer, etc…).


Wednesday (May 3)- “On a Mission to STAAR Success” and wear camo to complete the mission.


Thursday (May 4)- “Time for a Vacation to the Beach” and wear beach attire and bring a towel to sit/layout on during rotations.


Friday (May 5)- “Rally around your Favorite Team...Be a Team Player” and wear your favorite team gear (jersey, hat, socks, etc…).

Reminders....

Two weeks ago we sent home a form about the Texian Time Machine onsite field trip money needed.  That total is $5.  If you have not sent it in, please do so ASAP.
 
Also..... Moving Up money is due soon!!  Our coordinator, Wendy White, needs to get the shirts ordered VERY SOON in order to have them in time for the big day!!  Please send $15 WITH the order form filled out to us by next Wednesday, May 3rd!
 
Thank you for all of your support!!!  

Happy Easter!!

I hope all of you have a wonderful Easter Weekend!  
 
By the way....  I have some laminating that I need cut.  If any of you have some extra time on your hands and wouldn't mind doing it for me, that would be fantastic!  You can either come up here and do it, or you can take it home. I need it by next Friday.
 
Thank you so much!

Date Change!! Message from Wendy White

4th grade Parents,

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Moving On Up Celebration – DATE CHANGE!!!

Our awesome 4th grade DI Team has advanced to Globals in Knoxville, TN the same week we are supposed to have our Moving On Up Celebration. We have decided to “MOVE UP” the original date from Friday, May 26th to Tuesday, May 23rd  so every student can be present. The award program and slide show presentation are still scheduled after the celebration at 2:30. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please let me know if you have any questions. Be looking for the t-shirt order form coming next week in the Wednesday folders!

Thanks!

This week's news....

Hello, Everyone!!
 
Happy Easter week!!  As a reminder, we will not have school this Friday!  Enjoy your weekend with your family!
 
NOTICE!!!!  We tried to warn you at the beginning of the year if you came to Open House.... A LOT of events happen in fourth grade in May!  And....with those events comes costs attached.  You will be receiving a flyer in your child's Wednesday folder about the Texian Time Machine.  This is our "field trip" for the year. However, we do not leave RES for this event.  The cost if $5.  Please save your pennies, nickles, dimes, quarters, etc. in order to cover this.  Next Wednesday, we will be sending a notice about the cost for Moving Up!!  This is your child's FINAL elementary school event!  Once again....it costs money to pull this "BIG DEAL" off!  I believe the cost will be $15 again this year.  This includes the fun, the food, and a Class of 24 shirt with all of the 4th graders' names on the back!  If you have been saving the RES T-shirts through the years and plan on making a blanket out of them, this makes a GREAT center piece for it!  SOOOO save up!  And....if you need assistance, please don't hesitate to let me know.  I will ask no questions, but I will do what I can to support your child so they don't get left out!
 
Spelling City Link for this week's words.  TEST on Monday, the 17th!
 
Reading: We are working on test prep strategies for the STAAR Reading test in small group.  The kids are also enjoying listening to different people across the district read The Lemonade War and thinking through the text with their stop and jots.  They should still be reading their good fit book as well as stopping and jotting each night!
 
Writing: The kids are doing an independent research project on a topic of their choice.  We are working through this step by step.  It will end up as an article with text features and everything!!
 
Social Studies:  We are discovering how the Civil War impacted Texas as a new state.  We joined the United States at a very unsure time for our country.  This is a sad but important part of our history.
 
As always, if you have questions, please let me know!
 
Mendy Wandling

Congratulations!!! AND Reminders!

Hi there!
 
If you haven't heard, our DI team competed at the state competition and got 2nd place!!!  They will be representing Rosehill, Tomball, and the state of Texas at Globals in May!!  I am soooo proud of these kiddos!! I consider them (actually all of my kids) "mine" you know!! :-) 
 
Spelling test tomorrow!!
 
Wear yellow every Monday in April as we continue reading and enjoying The Lemonade War!
 
I will try to post another update tomorrow.  Hopefully, this will go out tonight!
 
<3 Mrs. Wandling