Saturday, April 2, 2016

Week of April 4-8, 2016

Kindergarten News    
            For Reading we will continue with the next story in Unit 5 Trucks Roll!  It is a non-fiction, rhyming story and we will be talking about forms of transportation.  The comprehension skill we will focus on with this story is compare and contrast and we will work with the initial and medial short vowel sound /u/.  A new Family Times newsletter will be sent home on Monday.  Take time to practice sight word flashcards, especially what, said, and was!!!
            United States’ reports will begin on Tuesday, April 5th!  **Check the date on the top of your child’s report pages and be sure to have him/her practice presenting the facts to you at home.  It will be fun to learn about many of our Nifty, Fifty United States!

            In Math, we will be finishing Topic 10, Composing Numbers 11-19.   Practice making numbers 11-19 and continue to review addition and subtraction.  Next, we will be decomposing numbers 11 to 19 in Topic 11.  Take some time to review daily work mats.

            Report cards for the 3rd marking period will be sent home on Friday, April 1st.  Remember 3s are the goal for the end of Kindergarten!!  Please sign and return the report card ENVELOPE.  Report cards are to be removed and kept @ home.  If you have any questions and/or concerns, then please contact the teacher at either or 570-874-3661, Ext. 3245.

The April PTO meeting will be held on Monday, April 4th and it will start @ 6:30.  All are invited and encouraged to attend!! 

            Kindergarten Graduation Pictures will be taken on Wednesday, April 6th.  (There will be NO make-up picture day.)  Envelopes were previously sent home with portrait package information.  If interested in purchasing pictures then please return the money BEFORE Wednesday, April 6th in your child’s folder.  (Cash or checks made payable to PSP.)  **All students will be photographed for the class photo and will need a WHITE COLLARED shirt to wear under a graduation gown.  Girls should not have ponytails high on their heads or wear big hair accessories since they will be wearing a graduation cap.  FYI:  Boys will be wearing blue gowns with red hats and girls will be wearing red gowns with blue hats.  **If you do NOT wish to purchase pictures, PLEASE send a note stating that, so the teacher knows your child just didn’t forget to bring the envelope/money.  Thank you!!  ***Students will be photographed beginning after 9:00 so please have your child to school on time! ****If your child needs any additional portrait info. sheets and/or order envelopes please let the teacher know and one will be sent home.
Kindergarten Graduation will be held on Tuesday, May 24th @ 6:00 in the high school auditorium

            The Spring NSE Art Show will be held on Thursday, April 7th from 4-7 PM in the NSE Cafeteria.  **Students were notified if their artwork was selected.  All are welcome to attend!

Thank you to ALL who generously donated to our class’ Chinese Auction basket/bin for the PTO Spring Fling Auction coming up on April 16-April 17.  Our “A Night With the Family” theme is turning out GREAT! (A list of items included in our basket/bin will be sent home soon.)  Be sure to take a chance or more on winning it!  Remember, the Kindergarten class with the most tickets gets an Ice Cream Party!!!

Monday, April 4th will be Day 5—MUSIC class on the special classes’ schedule. **Students will need sneakers and gym attire on Friday, April 8th for gym class.

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