Thursday, May 31, 2018

Week of June, 2018

Kindergarten News
Can you believe this is your last Kindergarten newsletter!!!
Tuesday, June 5th will be an early dismissal@ 12:00 and the last day of school.   
Students will be bringing home several items so be sure your child brings his/her backpack with him/her.  Be sure to check your child’s backpack!!  Report cards will be handed out on the last day, Tuesday, 6/5.  **Anyone absent can pick his/her things up at the school office.  (Please call before coming to the school to be sure someone is there to help you.)
On Thursday, 5/31, librarians from the Ringtown, Ashland and Frackville Public Libraries visited to read a story to the Kindergarten students.  They also discussed information about their summer programs.  Please take some time to discuss their visit with your child and check out the summer programs at the town libraries.
Please continue to read, read, read and practice sight words over the summer break!!  J
Thank you to ALL the PTO and the parents who helped with the Carnival.  It was a FUN time for all!!
Thank you to CHILL OUT for the awesome ice cream sundaes on Wednesday, 5/30.  It was a cool treat!!
THANK YOU for ALL your help in making this year in Kindergarten a success.  Your cooperation and support that you have given throughout your child’s Kindergarten school year was truly appreciated.  It was a pleasure to work with you and your child!  I wish you all a great year in first grade!!!
FYI:  Anyone interested in some information about the train that Mrs. Potts works on during the summer and fall can check out the website:
Feel free to email Mrs. Potts if you’d like to check her schedule!! (
Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Week of May 28-June 1, 2018

Kindergarten News
There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 28th due to the Memorial Day holiday.  School will reopen on Tuesday, May 29th.

Friday, May 25th (tomorrow) will be the PTO Carnival.  This is a day of fun and games put together by the PTO.  Please dress your child for the weather and APPLY SUNSCREEN.  Students should wear socks (NEEDED for Bounce houses), sneakers and clothing for outdoor activities (NO dresses or skirts please—dress code approved gym attire preferred!)  PTO volunteers attending are asked to park in the lower level of the high school parking lot.  **Lunch for Carnival will be “HOT DOGS”.   There will be NO ALTERNATES.  School lunches will be delivered to the classroom and all students will be eating there.

            The teachers hope everyone enjoyed our Kindergarten Graduation.  We are all so proud of the graduating class.  The ceremony was the perfect ending to our Kindergarten school year at NSE.  Thanks to all who attended!

            On Wednesday, May 30th in the PM, Kindergarten will be treated to ice cream sundaes by Chill Out!!  YUM!!!!

            On Thursday, May 31st librarians from the Ringtown, Ashland, and Frackville Public Libraries will visit to read a story to the Kindergarten students.  They also will discuss information about their summer programs.  Take some time to discuss their visit with your child and check out the summer programs at the town libraries!

            **Friday, June 1st will be the Kindergarten Wedding of Q and U!  The wedding will join two letters that will be making a new sound together.  They will be joined in a union that cannot be broken.  The wedding will take place in the gymnasium, reception following.  The girls and boys can dress up.  The students will take part in many of the traditional roles of people at a wedding.  **Watch for a detailed note sent home on Tuesday, 5/29.

            Tuesday, June 5th will be the last day of school.  Students will receive report cards on the last day.  **All library books will need to be returned or paid for and all lunch accounts are to be balanced ASAP.

            **Students are to continue to bring their folders and backpacks daily -- including the last day of school.  Be sure to check backpacks and folders often and empty as needed.

Tuesday, May 29th will be Day 7- Music.  **Boys and girls will need gym attire and sneakers on Day 9--Thursday, May 31st.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Week of May 21-25, 2018

Kindergarten News
**Due to Graduation on Tuesday, May 22nd, boys and girls will NOT need to bring backpacks or folders to school that day ONLY.  All students will be signed out after the ceremony at the HIGH SCHOOL and will leave from there.  Folders and backpacks SHOULD come to school ALL other days including the last day, June 5th.
**ALL LIBRARY BOOKS NEED TO BE RETURNED ASAP.  The library is now closed.  **Any library books not returned must be paid for before the last day of school or report cards may be held.
                  For Reading we will continue with the remaining stories for Unit 6:  Building Our Homes.  We will review comprehension skills, short vowels, and consonant blends and digraphs. 
            For Math, we will be completing the Step Up to First Grade work mats.  Students will get a sampling of first grade Mathematics work.  Please take some time to review the daily practice pages!
**Kindergarten will practice for graduation on Monday, May 21st in the afternoon and possibly if needed, Tuesday, May 22nd in the morning at the High School.  **Please try to have your child at school for these practices so he/she will know what to do for the afternoon ceremony on Tuesday.  Students may be walking to the high school, so please dress your child in shoes for walking.
 Tuesday, May 22nd is the big day!  Kindergarten Graduation will be held in the High School Auditorium beginning at 1:00pm.   Doors will open at 12:45. The ceremony will begin promptly at 1:00 PM, so be sure not to be late and allow time for parking!  **Tickets and more detailed information were also sent home Friday, May 18th in your child’s folder.
**Remember students will be wearing caps and gowns and are asked to wear a WHITE-COLLARED shirt for the afternoon performance, however it is your choice how your child is dressed.  Shoes will be visible so plan accordingly.  Girls should not wear hair accessories that will get in the way of the cap. 
PLEASE NOTE:  Graduation caps, gowns, and TASSELS must be returned to the teacher after the graduation ceremony when signing out your child.  Tassels are NOT to be taken home (which is different than previous years).
            Friday, May 25th will be the PTO Carnival/Fun Day. This is a day of fun and games put together by the PTO.  Please dress your child for the weather and apply sunscreen as needed.  Students should wear sneakers and clothing for outdoor activities.  (No dresses or skirts please—gym attire preferred!)
Monday, May 21st will be Day3-Guidance.  Students will need sneakers and gym attire on for CARNIVAL/FUN DAY on Friday, May 25th.  **Please note that students will NOT have gym class on Tuesday due to Graduation!!