Thursday, December 7, 2017
It’s hard to believe that the first semester has come to a close already. I’m really having a great time working with your children. They are a very kind, hard-working, fun group to work with. Every year I am amazed at the growth that the students make. Your children, once again, amaze me. It is one of the true joys of my job.
Our final field trip of 2017 is Thursday, December 21. We will be driving to Alaska Club East for some water fun. We will leave the school at 11:30 and return by 1:45. If your child requires or you prefer your child to use a booster seat and you are not driving, please send in your child’s booster seat on Thursday morning. Your child also needs to bring his or her own swimsuit, towel, goggles (optional), and plastic bag (for the wet swimsuit). Don’t worry if your child is not a swimmer. Students will all be given a life jacket, unless they choose to take the swimming test. We have use of the gauntlet and most of the students stay together in the shallow end any way and have a good time together. I want everyone to have a good time and not to worry if you can’t swim. It will still be a lot of fun. Chaperones, I need a copy of your current valid driver’s license, a copy of your current vehicle registration, and a copy of your proof of insurance with the minimum $100,000/$300,000 bodily injury and $25,000 property damage included. Parents will need to sign the district swimming form waiver or your child may not attend. I can’t make phone calls to get permission on this trip. I have put permission slips in today’s folder. Please return them as soon as possible. Thanks! Let’s have fun swimming!
As a team this holiday season, the primary wing is going to do a community service project that focuses on giving back to the community. We are collecting food and other high need items for the Brother Francis Shelter. Our class is responsible for bringing in canned fruit and baby wipes. We will take items until December 18. In January or February, we plan to take a field trip to visit the food bank to see where the food is stored and where it goes. Thank you for your support.
Ms. McEvoy, one of our wonderful P.E. teachers, is looking for volunteers to help out with our first annual Winter Field Day on Monday, December 18 during our time slot from 1:15-3:15. There are lots of games and activities that need adults to supervise them. If you are able to join us for this fun event, please return the flyer as soon as possible. Please think snow as well so this event can take place.
On Tuesday afternoon, December 19, we will be making and decorating gingerbread houses. I have included a list of items that the students chose to bring to help decorate the houses. This is always a fun activity for the students. We will begin at about 2:105. Parents are welcome to join us if they would like.
I have decided that there will be no homework for the remainder of the year. We will resume homework in January when we return from the break. You can still take time to read every night, relax and enjoy some family time.
The students have had a great week working on alphabetical order, spelling, math operations, poetry, problem solving, math facts, calendar, reading comprehension, penmanship, reading, writing letters, adverbs, and more.
If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call or write me a note.