• March 13, 2020

    Posted by Jillian O'Leary on 3/13/2020

    Parents,

    Please check in with your child and check their google classroom ofter throughout the week. Most assignments will be posted and discussed there daily. We also have a class google hangout started. This is a live time chat where they can help each other with problems, ask questions related to school realted things and talk with me. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. 

     

    My Best,

    Jillian O'Leary

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  • March 9, 2020

    Posted by Jillian O'Leary on 3/9/2020
    📕 FAMILY LITERACY NIGHT --
    You are invited to King Family Literacy Night on Tuesday, March 24.  The theme of the evening is "Book Tasting" -- children "taste" different genres to find new books that interest them!  To best accommodate families with children in various grades, we are offering two sessions (6:00-6:30p or 6:45-7:15p).  All children (K-5) are invited to attend either session, just choose which time works best for you and your family!  For more information, please reference the attached flyer, and be sure to make a "reservation" HERE.
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  • February 28,2020

    Posted by Jillian O'Leary on 2/28/2020
    MARCH IS YOUTH ART MONTH DOWNTOWN ANN ARBOR
    website / #A2YAM 

    Youth Art Month is an annual observance, in March, designed to emphasize the value of art education for all youth. It is an opportunity to connect our community with our youth's creativity to illustrate the importance of fostering artistry and innovation.

    Throughout the month of March downtown will become a gallery of student artwork, a series of artistic activities will take place, and businesses will be offering special deals. Here are some of the fun things going on...
    • Downtown Art Scavenger Hunt w/ Prizes!
    • The Art of Making Pizza @ Palio
    • Oyster Shell Painting @ Real Seafood Co.
    • Sit & Color Sundays @ Roeda Studio
    • Chalk Drawing w/ David Zinn @ the Ann Arbor Art Center
    • Jazz & Draw @ Le Bon Macaron
    • Intro to Theatre @ the A2 Community Theatre Studio
    • Public Installations 

    Youth Art Month is brought to you by: the Ann Arbor Public Schools, the Ann Arbor Art Center, The Arts Alliance, the Main Street Area Association, the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, the University of Michigan Credit Union, the Community Action Network, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Destination Ann Arbor.
     

    Please let me know if you have any questions,
    Ms.Wayne
     
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  • February 5, 2020

    Posted by Jillian O'Leary on 2/5/2020

    February already!!!

    Here are some updates for the next few weeks:

    Valentines Day:

    If students want to bring in something to pass to other students in the class, they can. If they decide to, please make sure they bring something for everyone, we have 24 students. 

     

    Needed Classroom Supplies:

    • Glue sticks
    • Kleenex
    • colorful ball point pens

     

    Fieldtrips:

    February 19- Winter Survival (no chaperones needed) Students are currently working on their menus. Look for the finalized menu in the next few days. 

     

    News:

    Dear Families,
     
    We are excited to push forward with a concentrated effort to recycle more items at King. Next week each classroom all receive new recycle bins and we have more hallway receptacles. We have been designated a Green School in the past and want to continue to keep this title.

    With the recycling initiative, we are tracking the bags in our waste dumpster versus our recycling dumpster.  We are making efforts to increase the use of the blue recycling dumpsters and reduce the amount of bags in the waste container.

    The Recycling Center of Ann Arbor will come in to speak to each of our grade level classrooms.  The presentations included topics such as storm water, composting, and packaging waste.

     

    Silent Auction Brochure

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  • February 03, 2020

    Posted by Jillian O'Leary on 2/3/2020
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  • January 10, 2020

    Posted by Jillian O'Leary on 1/10/2020

    Happy New Year!

    Our first week back has been very busy and full of learning! We are fully back into the swing of things and have a big essay due next week, Tuesday. Please check in with your child and ask about their colony research, if you haven't already! We had an amazing presentation today from the Japanese Consulate where learned about the Japanese culture and opportunities to be an exchange student in middle school. I have uploaded some pictures of our presentation. 

    Here are some upcoming events to look forward to:

    1/14/2020- Math NWEA testing (morning)

    1/15/2020- Bingo Night 

    1/17/2020- Martin Luther King Jr Celebration assembly

    1/20/2020- No school

    2/3/2020- Second space camp payment due (if not already paid in full)

    2/19/2020- Winter survival

     

    Announcement from Clague:

    For Parents:

    5th Grade Parent Orientation on Thursday April 9, 2020 at 6:30 PM. (Orientation for parents only).

     

    • The parent orientation program will begin in Clague’s auditorium. You will hear an overview of our middle school program. At the orientation you will learn about the 6th grade curriculum, classroom expectations, co-curricular opportunities for students.  I am confident that the parent orientation program will give you important information about Clague.

     

    • August Registration. Dates will be posted on the Clague website in June.  Please note that all student schedules are tentative through the first two weeks of school.
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  • December 20, 2019

    Posted by Jillian O'Leary on 12/20/2019

    Happy Friday!

    As I am looking forward to the holiday break, I am sad I wont see my school kiddos for two weeks. Thank you all for sharing your child with me everyday! I love facilitating their learning and growth as an independent student. I hope you all have a restful, relaxing holiday season. 

    I have attached some highlights of our day: 

    mochi rice finished product Trying it out

    I added more photos to the gallery. 

    Happy Holidays,

    Mrs. O'Leary

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  • December 13, 2019

    Posted by Jillian O'Leary on 12/13/2019

    Another week down! One more to go before a well deserved break for these hard working kiddos!

    Upcoming dates:

    December 19- Field trip to the DIA (please send in permission slips)  

    December 20Winter Celebration- we will have a snack (teacher provided), A read-in (bring blankets, pillow, flashlight), and it will be an all school pajama day. Students will have their read-in in the morning and we will make Mochi, a traditional Japanese food made from rice. I wanted to share some of my culture and traditions with them. If you do not want your child to participate, please let me know

    December 23-January 3- Winter Break 

    February 19- Winter Survival fieldtrip

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  • December 6, 2019

    Posted by Jillian O'Leary on 12/6/2019

     

    WOWit's already December! Lot's of things to look forward to!

    We are trying very hard to wrap things up in class so the kids don't have any unfinished assignments hanging over their head during break. Please offer to proofread their science essay or assist in helping them research their colony they are researching. 

    December 13- Trip to Clague for a concert (please fill out electronic permission slip if you haven't already)

    December 19- Field trip to the DIA (please send in permission slips) We need three chaperones. 

    December 20- Winter Celebration- we will have a snack (teacher provided), A read-in (bring blankets, pillow, flashlight), and it will be an all school pajama day. Students will have their read-in in the morning and we will make Mochi, a traditional Japanese food made from rice. I wanted to share some of my culture and traditions with them. If you do not want your child to participate please let me know. 

    December 23-January 3- Winter Break 

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  • November 22, 2019

    Posted by Jillian O'Leary on 11/22/2019

    Good Afternoon!

    Another great week in the books! Here are some updates for the weeks ahead:

    1. Book Orders went home last week. The class code to order online is JHTDB. They are due Tuesday, Novmber 26.

    2. Canned food drive ends November 25.

    3. No school November 27- 29, Thanksgiving break.

    4. Science Essays due Friday, December 20, 2019.

     

    I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend! Happy Thanksgiving!

    **if your student is going to be out of town for an extended amount of time, please be aware we have a research project and science essay that is due December 20, 2019. 

     

     

     

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