Saturday, November 12, 2016

Week of November 14-18, 2016

Kindergarten News 

**In Reading we will begin the new story A Bed for the Winter by Karen Wallace.  It will be an informational text.  We will discuss Fiction and Non-Fiction, winter homes, and work on the comprehension skill, sequence.  We will be working on the short /i/ sound as in inch, igloo, and iguana.  Watch for the new Family Times and Phonics Reader to be sent home.  Continue to practice the high frequency words.

**In Math we will be finishing up Topic 3:  Numbers 6-10 and will begin Topic 4:  Comparing and Ordering numbers to 10.  Students should be practicing writing numbers from 0-10 and making numbers in different ways.  Take some time at home to review the daily practice pages completed at school.  Please review, sign, and return Topic 3 test when it is enclosed in RETURN.

**Scholastic book orders for this month are due by Monday, November 14th for anyone interested in ordering.  Orders can be placed online at scholastic.com or can be sent to school with your child!  (Make note if any orders are gifts for Christmas!)

**Ms. Clarissa Geary, Director of Education, Training and Volunteer Services for SARCC, will be presenting a Personal Body Safety Program to the class on Wednesday, November 16th.  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.

**St. Clair Taco Bell invites you to come in and support NSE’s Accelerated Reading Program on Fundraiser Day, Thursday, Nov. 17th from 5-8 PM.  15% of your purchase will be donated to NSE.  Just give your ticket (that was sent home on Thurs. 11/10) to the cashier at checkout.

**Friday, 11/18, is our school-wide dress down day.  **Participating students are to bring a $1.00 donation!  Thank you in advance for your participation. J

**We will begin preparing for “Thanksgiving”.  During the next two weeks students will learn about the first Thanksgiving, will make pilgrim and Native American/Indian costumes, and will begin to learn a poem or song for the holiday.  We will make a Thanksgiving bracelet and will also discuss being “thankful”.  The students will even get to use a Native American name for a day!

**On Tuesday, November 22nd, a letter to Santa will be coming home for you to complete with your child.  Please return this letter by Tuesday, November 29thThe letters will be picked up at school on Friday, December 2nd and taken directly to Santa at the North Pole!  **Please be sure to address the envelope to SANTA and include a return address!

**The Kindergarten Field trip to see the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble will be on Thursday, December 1st.  Students are asked to wear a polo shirt and dress code approved bottoms or better!  This means that students may wear Christmas dresses, suits, etc… (Even if they aren’t dress code appropriate).  Please remember that we are going to the theatre and we will be representing NS.  Students should NOT wear gym clothes on the field trip!!  We will be leaving the school PROMPTLY at 9 AM and returning at approximately 12:30 PM.  Please make sure your child is on time for school!  We will be eating a regular school lunch after our field trip.  Please plan your child’s lunch as you normally do. 

FYI:  The NS Student Council is sponsoring the Feed-a-Friend campaign in our school district.  The campaign kicked off during Homecoming Sprit Week and will continue until Wed. November 16th.  We are collecting both non-perishable food and monetary donations to help less fortunate people in Schuylkill County enjoy a holiday dinner.  Student council representatives will be taking our donations to the Salvation Army in Pottsville on Thurs. 11/17.

Monday, November 14th will be Day 1 on the special classes’ schedule.  We will have Library on Tuesday, 11/15, so don’t forget library books for exchange!  Boys and Girls will need sneakers and gym attire on Thursday, November 17th for Day 4-gym class.

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