Setting Limits Workshop

Discipline is the bit by bit, time-consuming task of teaching a child the sense of acting a certain way.

A friend of mine shared that definition 30 years ago and it is still true. Teaching kids the better way to behave can be exhausting and tough! Ever feel like you are the one being grounded? Are you tired of sounding like a broken record? Ever wish you had a few more strategies for discipling your children? Ever wonder why your method doesn’t seem to be working? There’s got to be a better way!

Don’t give up yet, there’s a workshop for you!
Setting Limits
Wednesday, June 7th
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
School District Office Room 117
Call to register: 916-681-7581

Even if child-rearing has been a breeze so far, there will be bumps to overcome. All children will eventually want to see how far they can push a parent. This workshop will help you get ready. It’s the best approach I have ever used. You’ll be glad you looked into it!

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Adios, mi amigos!

Dear TK Families,

What a year it has been! It has been my great joy to have been your child’s TK teacher. How lucky I am to have this job! I get to introduce young children to the school environment and ignite a spark to their imagination and joy of discovery every day. Thank you for that privilege.

I am deeply humbled by your generous support of my efforts to integrate technology in meaningful ways for the students. I have placed an order for a set of iPad 4s and I will be ordering a couple more Ozobots soon because of your donations. You folks ROCK!

These last few weeks have been a whirlwind and I haven’t been able to finish posting some student work. I will get to it later this month. (After I get back from my cruise to Alaska!)

Did you know that you can actually download a .zip archive of your child’s Seesaw journal. It will include all the photos, video, and audio from your child’s journal. It is a wonderful way to keep a virtual scrapbook of your child’s TK year.

Follow this link to the directions: and download by August 1st so you don’t lose access to those precious memories.

With joy and gratitude,
Mrs. P

PS: If you have enjoyed the experience with Seesaw, please encourage all of your child’s teachers to contact me to learn how to get it started.

I’m Back…

Dear TK Families,

Thank you so much for all your kind wishes while I was off recently. I am so very happy to report that Mr. Petuya’s back surgery went beautifully and he is well on his road to a full recovery from the herniated disk that had made life miserable for nearly a year. He has already ditched the walker and switched to using a cane occasionally. I can’t adequately explain how much life has changed so quickly! We have simply been blessed.

Mrs. P

Water Play Day!

Plan to get wet on Water Play Day!
When: Monday, May 22nd
Noon – 2:00 PM
Who: D-track K/TK
Where: Our playground

Bring a backpack with: towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, water bottle, and water shoes (i.e. safe shoes that can get we!) NO FLIP FLOPS WITHOUT A HEEL STRAP!
Label your items!

Wear your swimsuit UNDER your clothes. (No “undies” needed. They’ll just get wet or lost.)

Optional: Bring a snack to share. Finger-foods only. No nut products or hard-boiled eggs.

Helpers needed for set-up, supervision, and clean-up. Email me if you are available.

Open House and Summer Social

Friday, May 19th
Open House – 4:00pm – 5:00pm

The Summer Social and Family Movie Night 5pm – 10pm.

5pm – 730pm : Food Trucks, Raffle Basket ticket sales, 1st Grade Performance, Buy One Get One Scholastic Book Fair

7:30pm – 8pm: Raffle, Food Trucks pack up, End of Book Fair

8pm – 10pm: Free family movie on the field on a huge outdoor screen, Free Popcorn, Free S’Mores and Beverages for purchase.

Big Truck Day

May 17, 2017 is Big Truck Day!
The City of Elk Grove’s awesome educational event, Big Truck Day, is right around the corner on May 17! Celebrating National Public Works Week, kids can honk the horn on the bus, get behind the wheel of a semi-truck, build a castle in the sand, play with GIANT bubbles and learn about all of the vehicles involved in maintaining a city. The event is FREE and geared towards kids ages 2-6. 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Kohl’s Parking Lot of the Calvine Pointe Shopping Center (8810 Calvine Rd, Sacramento, CA 95828)
> Click here for more information about Big Truck Day
> Click here for Big Truck Day flyer

Video Contest Update

I’ve got some fun news to share!

One of our TKNews reports was a finalist in the regional contest, Sacramento Educational Video Awards. TKNews Mantis Report was hosted by Carter.

Another of our videos is a winner in the state-wide contest, California Student Media Festival. TKNews Special Report: Bearded Dragon Eggs was hosted by Milo.

Take a five minute happiness break and enjoy these informative videos!

(If any of you will be in Los Angeles on June 3rd, I’d love to have you pick up our award. It looks like neither Milo’s family, nor myself will be able to attend the ceremony.)