Indigo Cluster News

Indigo Cluster News 
Wonder and Exploration
August 16, 2016-August 19, 2016


Welcome
Welcome to Indigo Cluster!!!!!!!  We are so excited about all the fun we have planned for the year and have enjoyed this past week getting to know our new Indigo students and catching up with our returning students as well.  Our theme in Indigo Cluster is Wonder and Exploration.  This year we will be exploring our home planet.  As we are exploring Earth,  we are planning for our journey to help us learn more about the physical characteristics of Earth, as well as study the prehistoric time period(Think Fossils and Dinosaurs!), then we will  continue our journey through the different biomes by learning about all this great planet has to offer.   We have already begun the process of finding out what our students want to learn about so we are excited about the pit stops along the way to facilitate their inquiries as well.  We are so excited about our travels around the world and your child is too!   Here is a link to the the trailer we used to kick off our year in Indigo:    https://www.dropbox.com/s/m8q50dtnaz0yc1p/Video%20Aug%2017%2C%201%2059%2009%20PM.mov?dl=0
We are so looking forward to an amazing year filled with joy, laughter, and lots of hard work too!!  We have our passports ready..................so let our journey around the world begin!!!!

Postcards
Speaking of journeys, in our initial Welcome to Indigo letter that came in your child’s report card, we asked that they send us a postcard from their summer travels or a fun and interesting local outing. If they did not send a postcard and do not have one, we would love if they could bring a picture to school of either. This was meant to be for one of our getting to know you games. We want everyone to have something to share, so please send it in with your child by Monday.

*******Important Note**********
If your child has specific dietary restrictions or health concerns we should be aware of before Back to School Night, please let us know.  You can email us at indigo.clusteratme.com .

Back to School Night 
We can’t wait to meet with all of you (our wonderful parents), at Back to School Night on Tuesday, August 30, 2016.  We will have lots more information to share about Indigo Cluster and will be able to answer any questions you may have as well.  We wanted to remind everyone that this is a PARENT ONLY event.  

Breakfast in the Classroom(BIC)
Thanks so much to the parents that have volunteered to run our BIC Program in the mornings.  We are so excited to have you help us and are looking forward to a great year.  A big thank you to the parents that have already jumped in and got things started.  We are beyond grateful!!!!

Scholastic News
Book Order Forms will be sent home on Monday.  The orders will be due on Monday,  August 29, 2016. You may order online at scholastic.com/readingclub. The Class Activation Code is MLF3N.  There is no need to send in any money as you will be able to take care of all your ordering and payment online.  


Homework:  
Homework Projects-We have 2 homework projects for next week that will be sent home on Monday and will be due on Monday, August 29th.  Please make sure these projects are turned in on time as we will be  using them for our classroom activities. 

*Please make sure your child brings their Homework Folder to school everyday.  We are trying to get them in the habit of putting it in their mailbox every morning as it will help them get them into the habit of checking their mailbox at the end of the day for important things that are sent home throughout the week.

Reminders
*If you have not turned in your “Parent Homework”     (Emergency Cards, Library form, etc.), please do so right away.
*If you have not turned in your child’s Comfort Kit, please turn it in as soon as possible. 

Upcoming Events
Back-to-School Night-Tuesday, August 30, 2016
No School-Friday, September 2, 2016-Admissions Day
No School-Monday, September 5, 2016-Labor Day
Picture Day-Tuesday, September 20, 2016
No School-Monday, October 3, 2016-Unassigned Day


****For the first 2 weeks, we will send the Indigo News in a paper format and by email.  If you have not received the email version of the Indigo Cluster News, then please go to the website and sign up to receive school emails through our Mailchimp system.  This is how we will be communicating with you throughout the year and the only way we will be sending the Weekly News out after the first 2 weeks.

Expiration Date: 
Jun 30