Saturday, October 31, 2015

Week of November 2-6, 2015

Kindergarten News
**In Reading we will read the book Animal Babies in Grasslands by Jennifer Schofield.  We will be talking about grassland animals, review the letter Pp and the /p/ sound, and practice the comprehension skill main idea.  The words we, my, and like will be introduced as new high frequency words. Watch for your new Family Times newsletter and phonics story “Pat the Cat” to be sent home!  Continue to review ALL letters and sounds and practice with letter tiles on Wednesday nights.
**For Math we will work with Topic 2:  Comparing and Ordering Numbers 0-5.  Take some time to practice number writing and counting sets, and be sure to review daily practice pages.  Also review the words/concepts more, fewer, and same as.  Review, sign, and RETURN Topic 1 Test.
**Anyone who has not yet turned in his/her $5 to cover costs for the year’s classroom parties, please do so as soon as possible.  Thank you!!
**Report cards will be sent home on Friday, November 6th.  Please sign and return the yellow envelope!
**Parent/teacher conferences will be held on Monday, November 9h.   Conference confirmation notes have been sent home as conference forms were received.   Please sign and return the bottom portion as soon as possible.  If you haven’t scheduled a time to meet with Mrs. Potts or you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Potts: or 874-3661, Ext. 3245. (Please note:  There will be NO SCHOOL for students on Monday, 11/9)
**Ms. Clarissa Geary, Director of Education, Training and Volunteer Services, will be presenting a Personal Body Safety Program to the class during their scheduled guidance class.  This message encourages healthy decision-making and communication.  Should you wish to EXCLUDE your child from participating, then please indicate that with a note to the school office.
**Daylight Savings Time ended on Sunday, November 1st. **As the student handbook states, once the clocks change, students are NO longer able to wear shorts to school.  When the clocks move forward in spring then students can begin wearing shorts (weather permitting) to school again.)  FALL BACK…SPRING FORWARD 
Thank you to ALL the classroom helpers who helped with the Halloween party and parade, and also to all the friends and family who came to watch the parade.  It was a BOO-tiful time for all! 
**Just a reminder; Be sure your child has a jacket, mittens or gloves, and a hat (which can be kept in cubbies or backpacks) so that when we go outside for our 30 minute recess the students are prepared for any changes in temperature or for the lengthy time outside.  We try to get outside whenever possible—if dressed properly, the fresh air does us good!!!  Also, have your child practice putting on, taking off (pulling sleeves back out), and zipping/buttoning his/her coat. 
Upcoming dates and/or events:                                                                                                                                               --The 2nd Annual Coat, Hat, Scarf & Glove Drive and Give Away will begin with donations being accepted from Monday, November 2nd through Friday, December 4th, and the Give-A-Way on either Thursday, December 10th; 4-7 pm and/or Saturday, December 12th;10am-2 pm.  Help Keep Our Community Warmer This Winter!                                                                                                                                                                                       --November Dress Down Days;  “Supporting our Troops”, Thursday, November 12thJeans Day and “National Diabetes Awareness”, Tuesday, November 24thSweatpants Day.  **Students are asked to donate a $1 each of these days to raise money for these great causes.  Your contribution is greatly appreciated!
**Monday, November 2nd will be Day 3—ART.  **Students will need gym attire and sneakers on Tuesday, 11/3.

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