Thursday, May 18, 2017

Read and Feed!

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

On Friday May 19th, we will be having a Read and Feed during our whole group time from 10:15-11:00. This is a group celebration for hard work! Each student can bring a drink and a snack. Students are encouraged to bring either juice, water, or gatorade. (NO pop!) As for the snack, please make sure it is NOT a full size bag of chips or candy. Snack size bags or Ziploc sandwich bags work well.

Mr. Hippen

Monday, May 15, 2017

Tests This Week!

Hi there! We are closing in on the end of the year! I just wanted to let you know of the test dates this week:

Wednesday- Unit 7 Math Test over Fractions
Thursday- Theme 10 Test (L.A.R.S.)
Thursday- Test over West Region States (6 pts.)
Friday- Test over all 50 States (Students will label a blank map with given state abbreviations)
Friday- Science Test over Energy

There is no spelling this week!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

VIP Form

Please make sure to return the VIP form by Friday if you haven't already done so!

Mr. Hippen

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

4th Grade Concert

Just a quick reminder about tonight, Tuesday, February 21st ...

Students are asked to be at the HS Commons at 6:45 this evening. Please be advised that there is a district boys basketball game tonight as well starting at 7 p.m. so parking will be at a premium. The concert will begin promptly at 7:00. See you there!

Mr. Hippen

Sunday, February 19, 2017

FFA Week Drawing Contest

This is a message I got from Trent Steinhart, Vocational Agriculture Instructor at Washington High School. I will likely be doing this in class tomorrow! 

Mr. Hippen

I wanted to send you a quick email to invite your classes to participate in a coloring or drawing contest in celebration of National FFA Week February 18-25th. In an effort to involve our younger students in this annual celebration, we are inviting 4th and 5th grade students to participate in an agriculture or FFA-themed drawing contest. This contest is completely optional and teachers can decide how or if they wish to present this opportunity to their students.

4th and 5th grade students who wish to participate are asked to create an agriculture or FFA themed drawing on 8 1/2" by 11'' printer paper to turn in to their teachers with their name and classroom teacher on the drawing. Winners will be selected for each class and presented a prize on Friday, February 24th. Please have all drawings or coloring pages from your students turned into your office by 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 23rd. Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Water/Pop Bottles Needed

Our next mini-science unit will be a plastic water/pop bottle flipping challenge. We are looking for plastic water and pop bottles of different sizes and shapes. We are looking for four different sizes of plastic bottles. I will only need six of each of the four sizes. The students will be challenged to find the right conditions to make the water or pop bottle flip and land on its bottom. Please send in any water or pop bottles you have at home with your student. I have 20 oz and 16.9 oz pop bottles covered! I think I drink too much pop!

Mr. Hippen

Thursday, February 9, 2017


We have several tests coming up you need to be aware of:

1. Theme 6 Test- Friday, February 10th
2. 6-2 Spelling Test- Friday, February 10th
3. Chapter 8 Test in Social Studies- Monday, February 13th
4. Soils, Rocks, and Landforms Test- Wednesday, February 15th

Please make sure students study, especially for the social studies and science test!

Happy Studying!
Mr. Hippen