Parent-Teacher Conferences have arrived! We look forward to seeing you on either October 30th or November 2nd. If you cannot make your scheduled time, please call us at the office and reschedule. We would love to share with you what your child has been doing over the first quarter of the year, and how much growth they have made. Due to conferences, there will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, November 3rd.

The PTO is holding their annual Fall Festival, in conjunction with the All Saints group this Saturday, October 28th, at the High School here in Albia. This is a free event for our PK-6 families. The Fall Festival runs from 4:00-6:00PM with games, prizes, and trunk or treat, and then is followed up with the PTO Dance with a DJ in the B Gym. All students will receive one free slice of pizza; with additional slices being only $1!

Just a friendly reminder as the temperatures have started to drop, please make sure your child has a warm coat, hat, and gloves every day. We only have a few that students can borrow during the day. Please help us out by sending those items each day.

Starting on November 6th, our school will be holding a four week reading incentive “Wild About Reading.” We will be sending notes home about this on November 2nd after our kickoff assembly. Students will be asked to read, or be read to a certain amount of minutes each week. Parents will sign off that they met their goal, and the students will color in the daily picture. On each of the four Fridays students will bring back their form so teachers can document their time. Each week students who meet their minutes will earn a prize! If they can reach their weekly goal three out of the 4 weeks, they will get to be a part of a final reward! Clues to that final reward will be given weekly to the students so they can try to guess what that final reward will be. Be on the lookout for their reading sheet, and help our students get “Wild About Reading!”

Upcoming Dates:

October 28: Fall Festival @ the High School in Albia

October 30 & November 2: Parent-Teacher Conferences

November 6: PTO Meeting @ Grant 6:15PM

November 6-December 1: Fall Reading Incentive

November 22-24: No School (Thanksgiving Break)

December 5: Grant Christmas Program @ the High School A Gym

Billy Strickler

K-2 Grant Principal

Albia Community Schools

(641)932-2161 Ext. 1201