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

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

Getting Ready for First Grade

In order to set your children up for a smooth transition to first grade, I have planned a few events:

Homework will now be provided on Friday and due on the following Friday.

We will have lunch in the cafeteria on Friday, June 12th at 10:40 AM. The cost is $2.50. Send it in an envelope with your child’s name on it. Please read over the green information page that was sent home last week and help your child plan their meal choices in advance. (It was also emailed to you.) Our time in the MP room is very limited.

We will visit a first grade classroom and bathroom in June. We will also use the big playground structure and practice the rules. If you would like to join us, please respond to this post.

Don’t forget that our promotion ceremony will be on Thursday, June 25th from 9:00 – 10:00 AM.

Mark Your Calendars!

Get ready for a busy sprint to the finish line!
Wed. May 20th Dinner Night Out at Cold Stone Creamery
Mon. May 25th Memorial Day, No School
Thur. May 28th Homework and folders due
Fri. May 29th Minimum Day, All Kinder students come early
Thurs. June 11th Open House 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Tues. June 23rd Field Trip to Laguna Party Palace
Thurs. June 25th B-Track Kinder Promotion 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Fri. June 26th Last Day of Kindergarten
Tues. July 14th First Day of First Grade

Mark Your Calendar!

May 11th – 15th Book Fair 2:30 – 4PM daily
May 12th Raffle Basket donations are due (Send items/gift cards for a new baby and mom)
May 15th Ice Cream Social 4 – 7PM; Raffle from 7 -8PM
May 25th Memorial Day (no school)
May 28th Homework is due
May 29th Minimum Day (all K students come early)

Mark Your Calendar

calendarThis is our last week on-track and it is full to the brim. We’ll be participating in a Mystery Number Google Hang-Out on Wednesday with a first grade class at Arlene Hein Elementary. We’ll test our number senses again on Thursday with a first grade class in Truckee. We will be asking and answering questions to find the Mystery Number. On Thursday and Friday, we will meet up with our Big Buddies to work in the garden. We have some weeding to do as well as sowing seeds for the next crop. What do you think we will be planting?

If you would like to participate with us, please let me know. We can always use another pair of hands. We would also welcome a donation of 2 bags of planting soil.:D

Picture Money is due now.
Monday: Homework and folders are due.
Wednesday: Library books are due.
Friday: Minimum Day- all Kindergartners come 7:45 AM – 11:16 AM
Orders for Dodo Bags are due.
April 6 to April 27: We are off-track.
Tuesday, April 28: Back to School!

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.