Thursday, March 15, 2018

Celebration of St. Patrick's Day

Saturday, March 17, is St. Patrick's Day. Let's wear green tomorrow, March 16, to celebrate the day, and perhaps a bit of luck will shine upon you (like maybe no more snow days!!!!!). (My suggestion to wear green tomorrow is totally optional.)

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Read Across America Day / Dr. Seuss Day

Today, March 2, is Read Across America Day & Dr. Seuss Day. In recognition of these celebrations, Fox Hill 5th graders visited most lower grade Fox Hill classrooms throughout the day to conduct read-alouds. This afternoon, we welcomed five 5th graders to Room 20 to read to this year's 4th graders. The 5th graders read beautifully to their fellow Fox Hill students who were mesmerized during the read-alouds. Check out the photos below.

Mrs. Johnson also offered to visit classrooms today to conduct read-alouds to students. Room 20 students jumped at the opportunity to invite Mrs. Johnson into our classroom. Here is Mrs. Johnson reading a book called Ron's Big Mission by Rose Blue & Corinne Naden. The book is a fictionalized account of real incidents in Challenger space shuttle astronaut Ron McNair's life growing up in the segregated world of South Carolina in the 1950's. Nine year-old Ron's peaceful resistance to racial discrimination, through his actions and his courage, righted a wrong and helped pave the way for others during America's civil rights movement.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Fox Hill Family "Boogie Down" Dance Has Been Rescheduled

The Fox Hill PTO Family "Boogie Down" Dance, originally scheduled for this Friday night, February 16, has been rescheduled to Friday, March 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fox Hill Gym.

Free admission, light refreshments, and a DJ!

All kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Scholastic Reading Club Book Order ~ February 28

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Dear Parents,

I will be submitting this month's Scholastic Reading Club book order on Wednesday, February 28. If you or your child would like to purchase books this month, you can order them in two ways: (1) by completing the form in any of the flyers I have sent home, and returning the form and payment to Room 20, or (2) by ordering online (


"Curiosity and Creativity" Assembly

Today, Fox Hill 4th grade students participated in a school-wide assembly focusing on students' curiosity and creativity. Each 4th grader wrote and shared an "I wonder" statement in a video presentation aired at the assembly. I am convinced more than ever that we have some "very deep thinkers" in grade 4. This video is a testament to that. The video presentation was introduced at the assembly by three 4th graders, including Room 20's own Rumaysa F.

Enjoy, as we present Fox Hill’s “4th Grade Wonders!”

Thursday, February 1, 2018

And It's On to the Super Bowl!

Tomorrow, Friday, February 2, is Patriots Day at Fox Hill! We're sending all our positive energy to Minnesota where the Patriots will be participating in Super Bow LII against the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday. So, Patriot fans, if you choose to, wear your red, white, and blue to school tomorrow!

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GO PATS!!!!!!!

UPDATE: New Classmates in Room 20

In science this year, we have studied animal and plant structures. As part of that unit, we learned the life cycle of chicks through Burlington's "Chick Hatching Program." Well, I am pleased to announce that just yesterday, we welcomed new members to Room 20 ~ 4 chicks (3 girls and 1 boy)! They will be with us for just a few days before relocating to the Burlington Science Center. Room 20 students are responsible for taking care of Isabella, Boo, and Lulu, (our girls) and Brightbill (our lone boy) by cleaning out their home (Brooder Box) and making sure they have enough food and water.

The kids love their new classmates and are showing great responsibility in caring for them.

UPDATE: One of our chicks, Isabella, has an issue with one of her legs, so we relocated her to the Science Center so that she can be in a more comfortable environment. We miss her, but are happy she is being cared for by Ms. Pavlicek and the other Science Center teachers.