bookstackOn Tuesday March 3rd, we will be participating in a school-wide Read-a-thon to raise money for special projects.  We will spend a good portion of our day enjoying some great stories and counting how many pages we finish. Students are encouraged to bring a favorite book to share.  Please help your kindergartner talk to family and friends to ask for donations.  Pledges can be a flat rate or per page.  An envelope for collecting pledges was sent home today.  Please return it next week.  Thank you in advance for your support!

Off to Never Land!

peterpanWe are all set for a lovely walk to Never Land at Franklin HS tomorrow.  We will leave at 9:15 AM.  The play ends right about 11:00 AM so we will be back at school as fast as our short legs can carry us. 🙂

Leave your backpacks at home.  We will not have time for a snack, so be sure to eat a good breakfast.

Chaperones, please be in our room by 9:00 AM.


Dear Kindergarten Families,

I am so very sorry to announce that I am postponing our 100th Day Celebration.  I have only received 10 of the 24 donations needed for our party.  The donations were due by today so I could prepare our materials in advance.  I cannot possibly do preparations during our party.  If you do not remember what item was requested, please check your child’s backpack for the original note.  If you don’t find it, I can look on my master list for you.  If you are unable to provide that item, please let me know so I can find a suitable substitute.  Our schedule is very full so we will try again with our party on Wednesday, March 11th.  Classroom helpers will be most welcome.

Wednesday Feb 25th Permission slips and $5.oo donation are due.  Half the class is ready to go.  Please let me know if your child will NOT be going.  I will have to cancel the trip if I do not receive completed permission slips from EVERY student.  LATE ITEMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Thursday Feb 26th is Picture Day
Thursday Feb 26th Homework and pages and folder are due
Friday Feb 27th Field Trip to Franklin High School for Peter Pan.  We leave at 9:15 AM and return at 11:20 AM.

Thank you in advance for helping me make lemonade out of lemons.

Mrs. Petuya

Be a Guest Blogger!

blogDear Families and Blog Visitors,

I know many of you would love to help out in class, but are unable to do so.  Well, how about a way to be a virtual classroom helper through the internet?  I would like to offer you the opportunity to be one of our guest bloggers.  You pick a topic that interests you and share some fun facts about it.  Photos help us learn better, so include a picture or a link to an educational website.  I can help with those items.  It’s not scary.  This offers you the chance to be a 21st Century Learner right along with us.

Please let me know if this idea excites you!

Mrs. P 😀

Special Assignments

Hello Families,

I thought I should check in with a quick reminder about some special assignments that are due soon.

1. Be sure to finish up that extra special valentine heart for your child.  We’d like to read them to the class this Friday.

2. Our 100th Day Celebration will be on the 25th.  Your child needs your assistance to collect exactly 100 items that will fit in the plastic bag that was sent home in the homework folder.

February Events

calendarThis is a busy month.  Be sure to mark these events on your calendar.

Library books are due on WEDNESDAYS this month.

Feb 9th   No school in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday
Feb 13th   Last day to donate to Pennies for Patients
Feb 13th  Class Valentine Party (Parent Valentine due)
Feb 16th  No school in honor of George Washington’s birthday
Feb 25th  Our 100th Day of School Celebration
Feb 26th  Picture Day
Feb 26th  Parent University at Carroll  6 PM – 7 PM
Feb 27th  Walking trip to Franklin HS for “Peter Pan” theater production

Building Memories

I have been collecting student work all year long to put into a very special Kindergarten Memory Book as a keepsake for you and your child.  It’s time to start putting these items into a binder, but I need your help in two ways.  First, please donate $7.00 so I can purchase the materials that are needed to create these books.  Also, let me know if you are willing to assist in actually filling the books for our class.