Thursday, February 14, 2019

Week of February 18-22, 2019

Kindergarten News
School will be OPEN on Monday, February 18th (President’s Day) due to a snow make-up day.
*For Reading our story will be One Little Mouse! by Dori Chaconas.  It will be a rhyming/concept story and we will review the comprehension skill, sequence.  We will introduce consonant blends too.  Look for the new Family Times newsletter in your child’s folder.  Also, don’t forget to practice your high frequency sight word flashcards!
            *In Math we will continue with Unit 4:  Understanding Addition.  Students will learn to join two groups and tell how many there are altogether.  They will learn to use the plus sign and the equal sign and learn about addition sentences.  Review vocabulary; number story, join, plus sign, and addition sentence and continue to review daily workmats/lessons.    
            *NED’s Mindset Mission assembly is visiting our school on Tuesday, February 19th.  The performance takes your child on a journey filled with humor, yo-yo and magic tricks, puppetry, and storytelling inspiring them to:  Never give up, Encourage others, and Do their best.   **Yo-yos and accessories will be available @ the SCHOOL STORE February 20-26.  (Check out the orange flyer that was sent home Thursday, 2/14!)
            *This month’s AR “Book Buddy” recording sheet and books are due back to school on Thursday, February 28th.  The goal for the month is 15 stories/books.  Students who meet the monthly goals will receive a Pizza Hut coupon and monthly treat! 
            *Kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year will be held March 11-15, 2019.  Registration is open to all residents of the NS School District.  Please pass along this info. to anyone with children ready to begin Kindergarten in the fall.  Appointments should be scheduled with the office. 
            *Teeth-brushing charts are due back by the week ending March 1.  Any student who returns his/her chart will receive a “dental health” treat from Mrs. Potts.  (Remember to continue to eat healthy foods, brush and floss your teeth, and visit a dentist at least once a year to keep your smile looking great!)
            * Friday, March 1st is NSE’s Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  Throughout the upcoming weeks we will be reading some great books by Dr. Seuss and making some fun things to go along with the stories.  Some students from Bloomsburg University will visit our classroom on Friday, 3/1 to read and to do a follow up activity with the students.
*Newspaper in Education Week is a program sponsored by the Pottsville Republican & Herald to promote interest in the newspaper in our schools.  It will be starting on Monday, March 4th and continue through Friday, March 8th.  **Information with details will be sent home in the upcoming weeks.
Thank you to our homeroom helpers for helping with the Valentine’s Day classroom party!  Students had a   LOVE-ly time.  It was SWEET of you to volunteer!  Also, thank you to ALL the students for their sweet Valentines!  XOXO
Monday, February 18th is Day 10 on the special classes’ schedule.  **Boys and girls will need sneakers and gym attire on Friday, 2/22. 

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Week of February 11-15, 2019

Kindergarten News
*For Reading we will finish with the story, My Lucky Day, by Keiko Kasza and will begin the next story, One Little Mouse, by Dori Chaconas.  It will be a rhyming/concept story and we will review the comprehension skill, sequence.  We will introduce consonant blends too.  Look for the new Family Times newsletter in your child’s folder.  **Also, don’t forget to practice your high frequency sight word flashcards!!
*In Math we will begin Unit 4: Understanding Addition.  Practice counting and joining sets.  Please review practice pages and continue to count to 100 by 1s, 5s, and 10s, write numbers 0-20, and identify number names to 100.  **Review, sign, and RETURN Unit 3 Assessment.
          *There WILL BE SCHOOL for students and teachers on Friday, February 15 and Monday, February 18 due to a scheduled snow make-up days.
         *FRIDAY, 2/15 will be our VALENTINE’s DAY PARTY from 2:00-3:00pm.  **Students need to bring valentines on or before 2/15.  (A pink class Valentine list was sent home Monday, 2/4.) 
         *Friday, Feb. 15th is a Spartan Dress Down Day.  All staff and students can wear a Spartan shirt with jeans or sweatpants with a $1.00 donation.
         *Teeth-brushing charts are due back on March 1.  Any student who returns his/her chart will receive a “dental health” treat from Mrs. Potts.  (Remember to continue to eat healthy foods, brush and floss your teeth, and visit a dentist at least once a year to keep your smile looking great!)
FYI:  Kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year will be held March 11-15, 2019.  Registration is open to all residents of the NS School District.  Please pass along this info. to anyone with children ready to begin Kindergarten in the fall.  Appointments should be scheduled with the office. 
     Monday, February 11th is Day 7--Music on the special classes’ schedule.  **Boys and girls will need Library books on Tuesday, 2/12, and sneakers and gym attire on Wednesday, 2/13.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Week of February 4-8, 2019



February AR/Book Buddy recording sheets were enclosed 2/4.  If you haven’t already returned your January recording sheet, please do so ASAP.  Thanks!
The next PTO meeting will be held on Monday, February 4th @ 6:30 in the NSE cafeteria.  All are invited and encouraged to attend!
The 100th day will now be on Wednesday, February 6th!  Students are asked to dress as if they were 100 years old!  **Sneakers are needed for gym, but may be packed in backpacks if your child is dressing for the 100th day!
Scholastic book orders for the month of February are due by Wednesday, 2/6 for anyone interested in ordering.  
FYI:  Due to snow days, Friday, Feb. 15th will be our Valentine’s Day party from 1:30-3:00pm. **Please note the change!  Students NEED to bring valentines on or before 2/15.  (A class Valentine’s list was sent home today, 2/4.)   **Approved parent helpers will report to the office before 1:30.
For Reading we will continue with the story Rooster’s Off to See the World and then read the story, My Lucky Day, by Keiko Kasza.  It is an animal fantasy (fiction) story and we will focus on the comprehension skill cause and effect.  We will review the /l/ sound and connect it with the letter Ll.  Watch for your new Family Times newsletter!  **Also, don’t forget to practice your high frequency sight word flashcards!!
In Math we will finish with Unit 3: Comparing and Ordering numbers to 20.  Practice counting to 100 by 1s, 5s, and 10s and writing numbers 0-20.  Please review daily work mats/lessons.
Teeth-brushing charts will be due back at the start of March.  Any student who returns his/her chart will receive a “dental health” treat from Mrs. Potts.  Remember to continue to eat healthy foods, brush and floss your teeth, and visit a dentist at least once a year to keep your smile looking great! 
Monday, February 4th will be Day 2—Music on the special classes’ schedule.  Students will need sneakers on Wednesday, 2/6 for Physical Education Day 4. (Remember if school is cancelled due to inclement weather the special class schedule is bumped to the next school day.)