Happy Vacation!

Congratulations on a productive first trimester! We have all earned a well-deserved break. I hope you enjoy many relaxed days with family and friends. Many scientific studies clearly show how important play time is for children and adults, too! We learn best and grow most during the time we have for joyful explorations. I encourage you to check out our Twitter feed for more information.

The October Activity Calendar was sent home on Thursday. It is also linked under the TK Homework tab. As always, the most important ways to become a great student is to read and be read to daily and DO SOME CHORES!

This vacation time would also be a great opportunity to workout those small finger muscles. Most of the students are finding it very tiring to write and draw and cut. That’s because their finger muscles are still developing and need some time in the “Finger Gym”. Click HERE to find a list of fun ways to exercise those muscles.

If your child spends some time online, check out the tabs above for links to some good sites. You can also try these free, high quality websites:

Several of you have asked for a list of exceptional apps. I will work on that and post it soon. So check back here.

I’ll be starting my vacation with a technology conference and then jury duty. Later, I’ll fly to Atlanta to spoil my grandchildren and both of my sons. At the end of the month, I get to enjoy time with my daughter. It looks to be a very lucky month for me. What will you be doing?

See you back at school on Wednesday, October 26th at 11:04 AM – 2:35 PM.
Mrs. P

Important Reminders

IMG_0140Field trip permission forms and $11.00 fee are due this Thursday, September 29th. Late forms will not be accepted. If your child will not be attending the Fog Willow Farm trip on October 31st, please let me know.

Friday, September 30th is a minimum day and so we will be on an early schedule. Our class time is 7:45 AM – 11:16 AM.

We are off-track from Oct 3rd to Oct 25. I will see you back in class on Wednesday, October 26th at our regular time: 11:04 AM to 2:35 PM

Field Trip to Fog Willow Farm

We are going to Fog Willow Farm next month! Please turn in your permission slip and payment now. Student cost is $11.00. Chaperone cost is $4.00. Everyone receives a small pumpkin to take home. Chaperones must provide own transportation. Our bus will depart school at 10:45 AM and return at 1:45 PM. Students and chaperones will need to bring a small sack lunch including a drink.

If you want to purchase a special class photo from Fog Willow Farm, send a separate labeled envelope with $6.00 cash.

Minimum Day Soon!

Don’t forget that Friday, September 9th is a minimum day. All TK and K students will attend from 7:45 AM – 11:16 AM.

It is also our September Birthday Celebration. If you signed up to provide an item for this event, please bring it to school on Thursday. FYI: Adult helpers are still needed, so let me know if you can stay and help us have an extra fun day.

Fun Run Fundraiser Ends Tuesday

Dear Families,
Our kiddos ran their little hearts out on Friday. Nearly every student finished 40 laps! It was a tremendous amount of fun. Be sure to congratulate them on their efforts and enjoy the video I made about it.

You have until Tuesday, September 6th to participate in the Carroll Fun Run fundraising efforts. You can send in your pledges to class or use carrollfunrun.com. The Fun Run team will be stopping by to collect pledges and pass out prizes.

Carroll FunRun!

runner-27852_1280Our PTA is trying a new type of jog-a-thon fundraiser this year. We have partnered with The Fun Run team. They are on campus daily to manage prizes, pledges and continue to promote a healthy lifestyle. They have days dedicated to dance parties during recess, a time for students to be active and have fun. They have a website for easy pledge gathering, too. Go to www.CarrollFunRun.com and search for your child’s name to make a pledge. You can easily send the link to family and friends to request donations.

The main event will be on September 2nd. Our Fun Run time is 12:20 PM – 1:10 PM. Volunteers are needed to mark laps and hand out water. You can sign up on our Shutterfly site.

We are hoping to get 2-3 volunteers per teacher. If volunteers are willing/able to be of assistance during other run times, we would greatly appreciate the extra help.
***Starbucks coffee will be provided to all volunteers.***

Olympic Day!

Our Olympic Day is almost here! It is this Friday, August 5th. Class time is 7:45 AM – 11:16 AM. The events will run from 8:45 AM – 11:00 AM. We will be joining the kindergarten classes in the quad for an Opening Ceremony and some fun competition. Please wear red, white, and blue and secure shoes for running, jumping and hopping!
We still need parent volunteers to make this event safe and enjoyable. You can sign up on Shutterfly through the Volunteer tab.

Color Weeks!

We are celebrating colors beginning Monday, July 25th. Everyday for two weeks, we will do some fun projects to become experts on each color.
Look at the schedule below and try and dress in the color of the day. Even socks or a stripe of that color will do. Please don’t go out and spend money on clothing for this unit. If you don’t find a particular color in your child’s closet, no worries! We will still have fun.
If you would like to provide a color related snack for the class, sign up on the Shutterfly list.

Monday 7/25: Red Day
Tuesday 7/26: Orange Day
Wednesday 7/27: Yellow Day
Thursday 7/28: Green Day
Friday 7/29: Blue Day
Monday 8/1: Purple/Pink Day
Tuesday 8/2: Black Day
Wednesday 8/3: Brown Day
Thursday 8/4: White Day
8/5: Red-White-Blue Day
Please note: Friday 8/5 is Olympic Day and
Class time is 7:45 AM – 11:16 AM

End of Year Reminders


Here are a few reminders:

Library books and blue folders are due NOW.

Please send in a $5.00 to cover the cost of food and supplies for our Beach Blanket Bingo BBQ. The money is due Friday 17th (tomorrow) Cash only, please.

If you would like to purchase a yearbook, they are available in the office for $20.00.

If you are thinking about an end-of-the-year thank you gift for me or Mrs. Noya (completely voluntary, of course!), please consider an Amazon gift card. Any amount can be used towards so many things that are needed in the classroom to support us in integrating technology and making the best experiences available for learning.

Our Beach Blanket Bingo BBQ is Tuesday, June 21st.
• Wear safe shoes (no flip-flops)
• Wear your swimsuit under your clothes
• Bring “undies” in your backpack
• Bring towel, sunscreen, hat &/or sunglasses
• Do NOT bring snack
• Sign up on Shutterfly if you can help with set up, serving, or clean up.(or email me )

Our last day is Friday, June 24th. It’s a minimum day so our class time is 7:45 AM – 11:16 AM

Don’t forget to save your child’s Seesaw file! Follow the link in the previous post.