The Color Days are Coming!

The Color Days are coming and it’s going to be fun. Help your child dress in clothing that matches the color of the day. Sign up to donate a color-coordinating snack. Just click on the Volunteer tab above.

Monday July 24 – Red Day
Tuesday July 25 – Orange Day
Wednesday July 26 – Yellow Day
Thursday July 27 – Green Day
Friday July 28 – Blue Day

Monday July 31 – Purple Day
Tuesday August 1 – Pink Day
Wednesday August 2 – Brown Day
Thursday August 3 – Black Day
Friday August 4 – White Day

Monday August 7 – Rainbow Day

Let the School Year Begin!

Dear TK Families,
I am excited to welcome you to our new school year. I hope you can all make it on July 12th from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. It is an opportunity for you and your child to visit our room and become acquainted with our school and your new classmates.

Our first regular day of school is on Thursday, July 13th when class begins at 7:45 AM and dismisses at 11:16 AM. We’re going to have a great time together!
Mrs. P

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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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

Important Dates

Tuesday March 28th Picture Day
Thursday March 30th Walking trip to see Cinderella
NOTE ============> class time is: 8:00 AM – 11:31 AM
Students will be dismissed when we return. Please make arrangements to pick your child up at 11:31 AM.

Wednesday April 5th Minimum Day 7:45 AM – 11:16 AM
Wednesday April 26th Minimum Day 7:45 AM – 11:16 AM


Our Read-a-thon is Monday, March 13th. Students may wear pajamas and bring a small blanket. I hope they will also bring a favorite book to share. Our goal is to garner a class total of 100 minutes enjoying great stories. I think we can do that and more! We LOVE reading in TK!

Please make a pledge at by Friday (March 17th). Send friends and families a link to this post and ask them to pledge, too. Our PTA has wonderful plans to use the funds to benefit our entire school. We all would appreciate your support.

Mrs. P

PS: You can also end in a labeled pledge envelope, if you prefer.