Farewell, My Dear Friends

June 2015

Dear Kindergartners,

I am so very proud of you! You have worked hard and learned so much in Kindergarten. It is hard to believe that our year together is ending. How did the days go so quickly?

We will always have happy memories of our online projects, iPads, field trips, Big Buddies, gardening, and so much more. Of course, you can always look on my blog to find links to our photos and VoiceThreads to enjoy again and again.

I have truly loved being your teacher. I hope that you will invite me to your high school and college graduations. It would be an honor to celebrate with you. Now, I must remind you of three important things to do in your life: Travel to faraway places. Live by the sea. Make the world more beautiful.


Mrs. Catherine Petuya

Got Video?

thankyou1Thank you so much for coming to our promotion celebration. I hope you enjoyed it as much as the children and I did. The refreshments you provided were so delicious and appreciated. Your generosity this year has helped make this a wonderful year in Kindergarten.

If anyone has a video of the children singing, please send me a copy (via email attachment or on a flash drive). I would like to put that performance on my YouTube channel along with the video that was shown today. I will email you the links to my channel after the videos are uploaded. Save that email so you can access the videos at a later time. I keep the classroom videos unlisted to protect our privacy. The only way to view them is by following the link.

Thank you again for allowing me to be a part of your child’s educational journey.
Mrs. P

Promotion Day Tomorrow!

certificate-304775_640We are very excited to have you join us as we celebrate our promotion to first grade. Here are some important details:
•Students need to come to school at the regular time, 7:45 AM.
*No backpacks are needed.
•Families need to be in the multi-purpose room before 9:00 AM.
•We need to begin and end on time as the room will be used for lunch.
•At the conclusion of our celebration, be sure to sign the early dismissal form before you take your child home.
*Friday will be a regular school day.

Mrs. P.

Field Trip Tomorrow!

Don’t forget tomorrow’s field trip to Laguna’s Awesome Party Palace.
Here are the important details:

• Our bus leaves school at 8:45 A.M.
• We will return at 11:16 A.M.
• Wear shorts and a tank-top. (It gets hot inside!)
• Bring a small snack and water bottle in a ziploc bag
• Write your child’s name on the bag.
• Do NOT bring backpacks.
• Chaperones may ride the bus or drive their own car.

I think we’ll have an awesome day!
Mrs. P.

Thanks for Coming!

iphoneJune 017We had a full classroom during our Open House on Thursday evening. I always love this time of year when the students have gained so much confidence and knowledge that they can now teach others. I think several parents were amazed that Kindergartners know about algorithms and computer programming. It certainly looked like everyone was having fun with all the activities. What did you think of the cole slaw made from our very own garden? I saw several students go back for seconds! Check out our Twitter feed for pictures and tweets from the evening.

June Events

Mark your calendars!

Homework is due EVERY Friday
Library books are due Wednesday
June 11th: Open House 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
June 12th: Cafeteria Day $2.50 is due NOW
June 16th: Visit to First Grade
June 22nd: Water Play Day (Helpers wanted)
June 23rd: Field Trip to Laguna’s Awesome Party Palace
June 25th:  Promotion Ceremony 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
June 26th:  Last day of Kindergarten


If you haven’t logged on and used Lexia with your student, you may not know what a tremendous learning tool it is. We have used it a Carroll for a couple of years, but it is no longer a free resource. The PTA has given Mr. Hauder a generous sum to offset the cost, but we need quite a bit more. Here’s how you can help: donate to our gofundme campaign! And please send this link (http://www.gofundme.com/v5kdf7s) out to your friends, family, neighbors,coworkers, acquaintances, dentist, insurance agent…. You get the idea. Let’s make this happen for our kiddos!