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500 Doyle Road
Osteen, Florida 32764

    Coach's Corner

    Welcome back to Physical Education class. Please do your P.E. homework for September. The P.E. homework for September is LEARN HOW TO TIE YOUR SHOES!! We continually have students showing up to class with their shoes untied. This is a lifetime skill that all students need, so please set aside 10 minutes an evening to practice tying your shoes. If you have a little brother or sister, please help them learn to tie their shoes if you have already mastered this skill.​
    At the end of September, we will be working on bicycle safety with the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. If you are in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade start practicing on your bicycle at home now so you will be ready to ride at the end of the month. Remember to always wear your helmet when you ride!​
    Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students will be working on pedestrian safety while the older students work on the bicycles. All students at Osteen Elementary review pedestrian safety for 3 years and bicycle safety for 3 years. Safety is #1 at Osteen Elementary!

    Music Notes 

    3rd, 4th & 5th Graders will be playing the recorder this year.  Each child is strongly encouraged to have their own recorder. Look for the Recorder Order Form that will be coming home
    the week of October 9th.  Students will then be able to bring their money and select their recorder color at the school store in the media center before school begins from 7:30 – 7:50. 
    Fifth Grade students will take a field trip on Tuesday, October 17th to the Peabody Auditorium to enjoy a professional Symphony Orchestra Concert!  Field Trip Flyers must be returned NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13TH to their classroom teachers. 
    Students are able to access QUAVER MUSIC from home!  
    It is found in their own personal VPortal under digital resources! The more they play, create, compose and work, the more points and awards they will receive in the music room!  It is the same “Log-In Information” they use to access Reading Counts Quizzes. 

    Congratulations to The 2017 - 2018 Osteen Elementary School Bronco Chorale members!
    Rehearsals are every Tuesday from 2:05 – 3:30 p.m.  Turn in DUES & FORMS by Friday, October 13th.  Look for information on our Fall Schedule on October 10th.  Also, Peter Pan, Jr. auditions will take place on October 10th and October 17th.  Peter Pan, Jr. CAST LIST will be revealed on October 24th.    

    SAVE THE DATE!!!  4TH grade parents, we will be having a 50’s Day Performance & Sock Hop on 
    Tuesday, October 24th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Students will perform a 30-minute Bandstand Performance and will  then hop at the Sock Hop with you and their friends.  PLEASE HELP YOUR STUDENTS GET EXCITED ABOUT THIS WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY!!!  There will be a cookie and punch reception.

    **  DATE CHANGE   ** 
    5TH GRADE PARENTS, we will have a “Patriotic Tribute to Veterans” Performance on Tuesday, November 7th at 8:30 a.m.  in the multi-purpose room.  If you or members of your family  have served in the military, we would be honored for you to attend!
    TALENT SHOW:  We had to postpone our Talent Show due to Hurricane Irma.  I will send information out in the near future to discuss the Talent Show procedures, audition dates and show dates!  If your 1st – 5th student is interested in auditioning for the Talent Show, please look for the information in the month of October. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at .
    Mrs. Heather B. LeFils​
    Osteen Elementary Music

    Experiencing Art
    The Core Concepts and Skills 

    Grades K-2                                                                    
    The primary grades are continuing to learn of line , color and how to incorporate into a masterpiece.  The abstract art pieces headed home the last week of September.   
    All of the students took a color examination which reviewed mixing the primary colors to create the secondary colors such as orange, violet, and green. Please remember that on Art days we often “get messy” so you may want to save that new white shirt for a Media or Music day.   
    Grades 3-5                                                                         
    The intermediate grades just completed a unit studying designs in nature by examining things like shells, rocks, feathers, and pine cones using a magnifying glass.  Observation is a term used in the scientific method which will come in handy when the fifth grade completes the Science Fair projects later in the school year. The nature designs were first sketched out in sketchbook, then redrawn on a piece of drawing paper, then made in clay. It takes a little time to process the clay projects from “plastic” to “bisque ware.”  We should be finishing up the clay pieces in the near future and send home. 
    STAGES OF CLAY: plastic, leather-hard, green ware “bone dry” and bisque ware 
    Art in the Community    
    Throughout the school year Osteen Elementary enters various art shows and contests so please if a permission slip comes home with your child return to the Art department as soon as possible.   
    Afterschool Ceramics Class
    grades 4 & 5   10/05 – 11/09                                              
    grades 2 & 3   11/30 – 1/25                                                           
    grades K & 1    2/01 – 3/08                                     
    Class runs every Thursdays for 6 weeks from 2:10-3:10.  The class can only service 25 children, therefore sign up is on first come basis. Permission slips are distributed 2 weeks prior to the start of each class for each session.                                   
    Art Assessment reminder 
    The report card also has a section on personal development whereas scores will reflect good choices made in Art class Please don’t hesitate to send an email if you have any further questions or concerns. 
    Students are assessed in 3 areas in; skills, content, effort & behavior      
    Mrs. Petersohn